Where is Ezra Miller? – Deadline
The 47th Toronto Film Festival selected the film directed by Mary Harron on Tuesday Daliland as his closing film. The picture stars Ben Kingsley as the older Salvador Dalí and Ezra Miller as the young Dalí. However, the TIFF press release excluded Miller’s name from the cast credits.
It is common knowledge that Miller is in the film. the flash star this week has been charged with burglary in Vermont in addition to several other run-ins with the law this year. Deadline learned this morning that Miller has not been cut from Daliland.
In a 2021 Cannes Market interview with Deadline, Harron told us: “We started watching Dalí in the 1970s, the older Dalí, with flashbacks to the younger Dalí, which are rendered like an old movie . This format really excited me. Ezra had about three days between finishing fantastic beasts and start flash, and insisted on coming to make our film. The story plays out through this kind of Nick Carraway character [Christopher Briney]who enters Dalí’s life as an assistant and sees everything.
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Daliland tells the story of the last years of the strange and fascinating marriage between the genius Dalí and his wife, Gala, as their seemingly unbreakable bond begins to stress and break. Set in New York and Spain in 1973, the story is told through the eyes of James, a young assistant eager to make a name for himself in the art world, who helps the eccentric and temperamental Dalí to prepare for a major gallery exhibition.
“We are delighted to present the premiere of Mary Harron Daliland as this year’s closing film,” Toronto Film Festival CEO Cameron Bailey said in a statement today. “We couldn’t be prouder that Harron is a Canadian who has taken her singular explorations of iconic eccentrics to the world stage. By portraying the wild relationship between Salvador Dalí and his partner, Gala, Harron continues to make cinema interesting and engaging.
The photo also stars Barbara Sukowa, Rupert Graves, Alexander Beyer, Andreja Pejic, Mark McKenna, Zachary Nachbar-Seckel, Avital Lvova and Suki Waterhouse. Harron directed from a screenplay written by John C. Walsh. It is produced by Edward R. Pressman of Pressman Film, David Sacks of David O. Sacks Productions, Daniel Brunt, Chris Curling of Zephyr Films and Sam Pressman.
Daliland will have its world premiere on September 17 at Roy Thomson Hall. The festival runs from September 8 to 18.