Vera Farmiga is one such actress who knows the balancing act of commercial success and critical acclaim. Ever since her breakthrough performance in the 2004 indie hit, ‘Down to the Bone,’ Farmiga has been keen to deliver subtle supporting characters in mainstream movies and out-of-the-box, a woman on the verge of crisis roles in independent production.
Her approach worked well in a highly result oriented Hollywood ecosystem. While the flirtatious workaholic in ‘Up in the Air’ earned her an Oscar nomination for the Best Supporting Actress, chaotic characters in ‘Orphan’ and ‘The Conjuring’ made her a member of the blockbuster league. In between, she marked her acting stamp upon our memory with characters like the police psychiatrist in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Departed,’ a Romanian prostitute in ‘Breaking and Entering’ and the wife of a concentration camp commandant in ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’
Vera Farmiga is one of those talented actresses who can hint internal conflicts in a nuanced, feminine way and add emotional layers to their characters. She draws inspirations from her childhood in New Jersey where she had lived an important period of her childhood with her Ukrainian immigrant parents. Farmiga has also directed the movie, ‘Higher Ground,’ a drama based on religious faith and doubt. So, you must be wondering what is the next Vera Farmiga movie/tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming films/shows of Vera Farmiga scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Vera Farmiga movies/shows would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Skin (2019)
The skin marks the U.S. feature debut of Israeli director Guy Nattiv. The plot of the movie is based on the experiences of a young man named Bryon Widner, who found his way out of a cult group. Jamie Bell plays Widner in the movie who is the golden boy of a ‘Viking’ skinhead group headed by Fred ‘Hammer’ Krager, played by Bill Camp, and wife Shareen, played by Vera Farmiga.
Widner is like an adopted son for the couple and they groomed him for white supremacist activities and feed him with sex, alcohol and music. But, when Widner meets Julie, played by Danielle Macdonald, a hardened mother of three girls, his life starts changing for the good. He realizes his life has reached at crossroads and he had to find a way out from the maternal influence of Vera Farmiga’s Shereen. ‘Skin‘ will reach theaters in the U.S. on 26 July 2019.
2. Captive State (2019)
‘Captive State’ is an intense sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future-land, in which alien invaders have conquered earth. Humankind is all set to wage their last war to take back mother earth. In the recently released trailer, Vera Farmiga appears as a mysterious character with more details of her character under wrap.
In a world reigned by conspiracy and propaganda, a rebellious organization called the Phoenix, plans an uprising against the alien forces and the humans who joined with the enemy. ‘Captive State‘ also stars Ashton Sanders, John Goodman, Madeline Brewer, Kevin Dunn, KiKi Layne, and Alan Ruck. The movie is directed by Rupert Wyatt, known for ‘The Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ who co-wrote the script with Erica Beene. Focus Features will release ‘Captive State’ in the U.S. on March 29, 2019.
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Officially titled ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ Godzilla 2 is directed by filmmaker Michael Dougherty. It has been five years since the events of Godzilla, which led to Godzilla revealed himself to the external world. The sequel follows the crypto-zoological agency Monarch fighting a group of monsters, including Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.
Farmiga plays Dr. Emma Russell, a paleobiologist working for Monarch. Her character develops a sub-plot in which the mother is kidnapped with her daughter by the mysterious organization, and Chandler’s Mark Russell, Emma’s ex-husband, is all set to rescue them. With the mighty monsters rise again and the whole world is on the verge of mortal combat, the movie generates enough curiosity among the viewers. ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ will release on 31 May 2019.
4. When They See Us (TV Series, 2019 – )
Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix Limited Series ‘When They See Us’ is based on the real-life story of the Central Park Five. The four-part drama chronicles the notorious case of five African-American teenagers who are charged with a rape that they did not commit. All the five of them were sentenced to sentences up to 15 years and released after spending their young life i jail for 6 to 13 years.
The case became one of the most controversial legal incidents in the history of racist discussions when it was clear that the Harlem teenagers were wrongfully convicted of the rape of a jogger in New York City in the late 1980s. According to latest reports, Vera Farmiga will appear as Elizabeth Lederer, one of the prosecutors of the original case. The cast also includes Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo and Felicity Huffman. Earlier, the series has changed its name from ‘Central Park Five’ to ‘When They See Us.’
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5. Untitled Annabelle Film (2019)
Vera Farmiga reprises her role as Lorraine Warren in the upcoming third movie in the ‘Annabelle’ franchise. Patrick Wilson will also return alongside Farmiga as his character, Ed. Wilson and Farmiga first collaborated as the real-life paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine in the 2013 movie ‘The Conjuring.’ Annabelle was first introduced in ‘The Conjuring’ as a demon doll. Reports suggest that the plot of the upcoming ‘Annabelle’ movie will start when the demon doll awakens a devil in the room, which starts chasing the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy, played by Mckenna Grace. The untitled movie will hit theatres on 3 July 2019.
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7. The Many Saints of Newark (pre-production)
‘The Many Saints Of Newark’ is the prequel of the popular TV show ‘The Sopranos.’ Ran for six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes, and Peabody Awards, ‘The Sopranos’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The prequel, which is produced New Line, is set in the backdrop of the violent Newark riots in the 60s when the African-Americans and the Italian Americans clashed each other. Even though the makers keep more details of the cast under wrap, the movie reportedly brings together most of the popular characters and Vera Farmiga joins a cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, Corey Stoll, and Michael Gandolfini.
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