DEADLINE – WME has signed actress Grace Van Patten, who starred in Adam Leon’s romantic comedy Tramps, opposite Callum Turner, which was released on Netflix.
Van Patten co-stars in Noah Baumbach’s dramatic comedy The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), with Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. It premiered at Cannes this year and will be available to stream on Netflix this fall. In addition, she’ll appear in A24’s crime thriller Under the Silver Lake, written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough.
Other credits include the indie horror film Central Park, from Justin Reinsilber and the upcoming The Wilde Wedding with Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart, and Minnie Driver.
She will continue to be managed by Brookside Artist Management.
VARIETY – Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.
This year’s honorees will be feted in the Oct. 3 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 5-9. This marks the festival’s 25th Anniversary and the sixth year they have collaborated with Variety.
“When the fall film festival season arrives, it’s not just a great time to celebrate world cinema’s latest artistic achievements, it’s also time to survey the international movie landscape for major new acting talents,” says Variety’s Vice President/Executive Editor, Steven Gaydos. “Celebrating its 20th year on the scene, the most important showcase of exciting emerging actors and actresses is Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch, now in its sixth year in conjunction with the Hamptons Film Festival.”
Adds HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent, “The Hamptons International Film Festival has been shining a light on emerging actors for over 15 years now. Partnering with Variety for the sixth year now to recognize this group of talented actors for the incredible work they have done thus far is an honor. With another recent honoree, Mahershala Ali, having won an Academy Award last year, we are thrilled to see this group of actors continue to blossom.”
This year’s 10 Actors to Watch are:
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INTERVIEW – Originally, Grace Van Patten was going to study theater at USC. After graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art and Performing Arts, however, the New York City native took a gap year. She began auditioning in the city without an agent, and took community college classes in psychology and philosophy so she could start college as a sophomore. Then, of course, things began to change. “I got a job that took up a school year, so I had to postpone again,” she explains on a sunny Sunday morning in Brooklyn. “Then I just kept working, so school kept getting postponed and here I am.”
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A fun perk of movie promotion is, of course, red carpet dressing and front rows of fashion shows.
WWD – “I’ve always loved fashion — I’ve never known detail, but I know something good when I see it,” Grace Van Patten says. A fun perk of movie promotion is, of course, red carpet dressing and front rows of fashion shows. At the Rome Film Festival in October, she wore a blush Valentino gown, “which was so not me as a person — I’m not very girly — but I was like ‘when in Rome!’” she says. “I felt like Juliet.”
For Alexander Wang’s show in February, Van Patten made the trek up to Harlem to see his standing-room-only collection. “That space was unreal — I want to have a party in there,” she says.
“What’s so exciting about all this is it kind of goes hand-in-hand [with acting], like picking out outfits for premieres. It’s a fun other half of the job.”