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"David Fincher's 'The Killer' Added to 2023 New York Film Festival Spotlight Selection"

The 61st New York Film Festival is gearing up for an exciting edition, and one of the latest additions to its lineup is the

The 61st New York Film Festival is gearing up for an exciting edition, and one of the latest additions to its lineup is the highly-anticipated film “The Killer,” directed by David Fincher. The festival’s Spotlight section will feature this pulpy drama, starring Michael Fassbender as an unsettled assassin. Here are some key details about the film and other notable selections at the festival:

Film: “The Killer”

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender
  • Synopsis: “The Killer” follows the story of a titular assassin (portrayed by Michael Fassbender) who becomes entangled in an international manhunt after a previous job goes awry. The film had its debut in competition at the Venice Film Festival and is scheduled for a Netflix streaming release on November 10, 2023.
  • Screenings at NYFF: “The Killer” will be screened on October 14 at the Paris Theater and on October 15 at the Walter Reade Theater.

This film adaptation is based on the graphic novel series of the same name by writer Alexis Nolent (also known as Matz) and illustrator Luc Jacamon. Ceán Chaffin serves as a producer, and the screenplay is penned by Andrew Kevin Walker, known for his work on “Seven.”

In addition to “The Killer,” the NYFF’s Spotlight section will showcase several other exciting films and events:

  1. “Maestro” (Gala Screening)
    • Director: Bradley Cooper
  2. “The Curse” (World Premiere)
    • Directors: Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie
    • Starring: Emma Stone
  3. “Foe” (World Premiere)
    • Director: Garth Davis
    • Starring: Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal
  4. “The Boy and the Heron” (U.S. Premiere)
    • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
    • Miyazaki’s first film in a decade
  5. “Hit Man” (U.S. Premiere)
    • Director: Richard Linklater
    • Starring: Glen Powell

“The Killer” and these other Spotlight selections promise an exciting and diverse range of cinematic experiences for festival attendees.

The 61st New York Film Festival is scheduled to run from September 29 to October rema2023. The festival opens with “May December” and closes with “Ferrari,” with “Priscilla” serving as its centerpiece screening. Other highlights include the North American premiere of Sean Price Williams’ feature debut “The Sweet East” and a late-night screening of Harmony Korine’s “Aggro Drift,” which was shot entirely in infrared.

Film enthusiasts and cinephiles can look forward to a thrilling lineup of films and events at the festival, making it a must-attend event for anyone passionate about cinema.

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