Entertainment03 August 2022
With Emmy nominations, festival debuts and a special animation section highlighting an impressive roster of upcoming and recently released content, Queue Issue 9 captures the moment through intimate interviews, first-looks and features.
Gracing the cover is two-time Emmy Award-winning actor , star of and , who’s earned an additional two nominations for her outstanding work in the acclaimed projects. In with Queue’s Krista Smith, the luminous star opens up about transforming into two of the year’s most iconic characters — foul-mouthed and socialite scammer — and poses for the camera in stunning photographs by Collier Schorr.
This issue takes an in-depth look at how director Andrew Dominik’s much-anticipated — debuting at the Venice Film Festival this year — showcasing how star Ana de Armas became Marilyn Monroe for the drama based on Joyce Carol Oates’s acclaimed novel and examining Monroe’s romantic relationships as depicted in the film. French star Dali Benssalah speaks with Queue about getting in shape for his starring role in director Romain Gavras’s thrilling feature-film debut Athena, also heading to the Lido.
Elsewhere in the issue, Queue sits sideline with director , who shares how he captured his beloved hometown of Philly and realistic on-court play to create an instant basketball film classic in Adam Sandler’s Hustle. Attorney Ben Crump’s good work with Black families facing the aftermath of police violence is captured in , an intimate upcoming documentary by Becoming director Nadia Hallgren, interviewed in the issue. And we highlight Squid Game’s talented designers with a closer look at the series’ fan-favorite .
We take a glimpse at the thrilling roster of animated films and series on the horizon, along with recent favorites, in a stand-alone animation section that opens with an essay on the power of animation by critic Chris Nashawaty. From stop-motion masterpiece-in-the-making Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio to Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick’s collaboration with Get Out’s Jordan Peele on the upcoming Wendell and Wild, the projects reflect an astonishing breadth of groundbreaking work.
Additionally, we spotlight the new children’s series Spirit Rangers — featuring an all-Native cast and writers’ room — and offer an early look at Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Kenya Barris’s stylish rom-com Entergalactic. Children’s animation finds a home in forthcoming My Father’s Dragon and the animated smash hit — which reached the No.1 spot on Netflix’s global top ten — while directors from the lauded adult-themed anthology , including David Fincher, Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, discuss the third volume of the series in a lively roundtable. Arcane’s creators discuss their successful gaming adaptation.
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