The movie is the second collaboration between Dan Gilroy and Jake Gyllenhaal after Night Crawler. Speaking with Business Insider, Gilroy teased the project saying: “It’s set in the world of contemporary art in Los Angeles, and its got a Robert Altman-like large ensemble cast and the story is being told through these different characters.”
When is Velvet Buzzsaw out on Netflix?
Since the movie is being released to the streaming giant Netflix, all countries get it at the same time.
The release date is February 1, 2019, with a limited theatrical run.
Velvet Buzzsaw will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2019.
Principal photography began on March 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
What is the plot of Velvet Buzzsaw?
The story of Velvet Buzzsaw reads: “Set in the shallow, vapid world of L.A.’s contemporary art scene, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
“The film revolves around a series of paintings found in a dead hermit’s apartment.
“Stunned by how surrealistic the paintings are, local art gallery owner Morf Vandewalt and his assistant Rhodora Haze put the artwork up for display to the public.
“The paintings, however, turn out to be cursed with the supernatural ability to come to life and soon those who buy them begin to be consumed by the deranged entity possessing the morbid pictures.”
Who is in the cast of Velvet Buzzsaw?
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Morf Vandewalt, a critic who gets his hand on supernatural art.
Toni Collette plays Gretchen, a woman who runs a high profile art gallery in Los Angeles.
Zawe Ashton plays Josephina, who works at the art gallery and steals art from her dead upstairs neighbour.
Rene Russo plays Rhodora Haze, an art dealer who promises to make Josephina rich.
Other cast members include Tom Sturridge as Jon Dondon, Natalia Dyer as Coco, Billy Magnussen as Bryson, John Malkovich as an artist named Piers, Peter Gadiot as Ricky Blane, and Mark Steger as the artist/exhibit Hoboman.
Is there a trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw?
Yes, and you can watch the fright-fest trailer here at Express.co.uk – if you dare.
The two-and-a-half minute trailer perfectly whets the appetite for the supernatural horror.
Velvet Buzzsaw’s tagline reads: “All art is dangerous.”
Velvet Buzzsaw is out on Netflix on February 1, 2019.