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Actress Virginia Madsen has signed with Buchwald. She most recently was a part of the DC Universe streamed series Swamp Thing. Virginia Madsen also has wrapped production on Operation Christmas Drop, opposite Kat Graham and Alexander Ludwig, which is set to premiere on Netflix in 2020. She also appeared in the independent features Her Smell, directed by Alex Ross Perry, opposite Elisabeth Moss and Cara Delevigne, and Yen Tan’s 1985.
Additionally, she is in discussions to reprise her role in MGM’s remake of the Clive Barker cult classic Candyman, with Nia DaCosta directing and executive produced by Jordan Peele. Her film credits include the David O. Russell feature Joy, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, and Bradley Cooper; Burn Your Maps, opposite Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay; Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion; Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker; and the 2004 Alexander Payne film Sideways, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
On television, Madsen has featured in AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Lifetime’s Witches of East End, and starred in The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair for Epix and Scoundrels for ABC. Virginia Madsen is also represented by Untitled Entertainment.
Oscar-nominated actress receives career achievement award, participates in Conversation With series and has new movie showing Three decades after visiting Bradenton to film one of her first movies, Virginia Madsen returns to the area in celebration of a career that’s since earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
The “Sideways” actress will receive a career achievement award at Sarasota Film Festival and participate in the festival’s In Conversation With series Saturday. She also co-stars in the centerpiece film “1985,” about a gay man struggling to come out to his parents (Madsen and Golden Globe-winning “The Shield” star Michael Chiklis) during the early years of the AIDS crisis.
In a phone interview with the Herald-Tribune, Madsen said part of what attracted her to the film was her familiarity with the era the film depicts. “I was a very young person during that time when nobody knew what AIDS was,” Madsen said. “Now I knew more about it because I was an actress and I’d already had a couple of friends die. But people outside of my community, it was just talked about in hushed tones and they still called it ‘gay cancer.’”
At the same time, she felt the movie had a relevancy to today’s world despite its period setting. “This story is not just about 1985,” Madsen said. “This story is still going on now because there’s still young people who can’t come out to their family, there’s still families who don’t want to talk about their identity of their kids.”