EXCLUSIVE: Sabrina Carpenter, RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, and Sebastian Chacon have been tapped to star in Emergency, a comedy thriller that hails from Amazon Studios and Temple Hill. Filming is currently underway with Carey Williams directing the film from the screenplay by KD Dávila, which landed on the 2020 Blacklist.
The pic is based on a short film of the same title. The short picked up the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at 2018’s SXSW Film Festival.
Cyler will play Sean, a college senior ready to embark on a night of partying with his best friend Kunle (Watkins) and roommate Carlos (Chacon). As they return to their apartment to pre-game, they discover a semi-conscious white girl they don’t know on the floor. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up.
Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Maddy (Carpenter) has realized that her sister Emma left the party they were at and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.
Maddie Nichols (A Murder to Remember), Madison Thompson (Ozark), Diego Abraham, and Melanie Jeffcoat round out the cast.
Williams and Dávila will serve as executive producers.
“When we made the short film, we didn’t anticipate quite how much it would resonate with people,” said Dávila. “It walked a fine tonal tightrope between comedy and thriller, and touched on the culture of fear in BIPOC communities regarding the police. I’m so glad we have the opportunity to tell a bigger version of the story, and extremely fortunate to have found a team that embraced our vision.”
Said Williams, “It’s an honor to collaborate with Temple Hill, Amazon Studios and the entire creative team of Emergency on such a deeply moving story. I’m thrilled to bring a cinematic exploration of the struggle of young people of color that broadens the type of narrative in this space that audiences have grown accustomed to seeing.”
Tall Girl 2 is officially starting!
Star Ava Michelle shared a cute video marking the start of production, and revealing who’s all returning for the Netflix sequel.
Plot details have not yet been revealed. Check out the synopsis for the first film, released in 2019: Jodi (Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she’s always been uncomfortable with it. After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who’s even taller than she is.
Jodi’s new crush turns her world upside down and throws her into a surprising love triangle, but with the help of her two best friends (Gluck, Washington) as well as her beauty queen sister Harper (Carpenter), Jodi comes to realize that she’s far more than her insecurities about her appearance have led her to believe.
I have added iamaes from the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Sabrina is featured in InStyle Mexico and I have added scans and a shoot!
Additionally, Jessica Betts, wife of this year’s ceremony host Niecy Nash, will be performing at GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD also announced on Thursday that following the livestream on YouTube, when the broadcast of the event will become available to watch on Hulu, Sabrina Carpenter will appear for an exclusive performance only available on the streaming platform. The GLAAD Media Awards will launch on Hulu at 10:00 p.m. ET, and will be available to stream on-demand until the end of June.
More special guests have been announced for the virtual event, including Karamo from Queer Eye, White House senior advisor on LGBTQ issues Reggie Greer, and RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor Gottmik. GLAAD will also be auctioning off Phoebe Bridgers’ smashed guitar from her Saturday Night Live performance of “I Know the End” on February 6th. Bridgers is nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Musical Artist at the award show, and the guitar, which is part of GLAAD’s larger event auction, will be used to fund GLAAD’s year-round advocacy work. Auction items are available through April 11th on the GLAAD Media Awards website.