Category: Movie Productions

Special Screening Of The Orchard’s “The Party’s Just Beginning”

The gallery has been updated with pictures of Karen at the Special Screening of Karen’s film “The Party’s Just Beginning”.

Karen Gillan Joins ‘Call Of The Wild’ Movie At Fox

Congratulations Karen!

EXCLUSIVE: Avengers and Jumanji star Karen Gillan has joined Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens in Call of the Wild, the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Jack London’s famous 1903 adventure novel set during the Klondike Gold Rush. Production on the CGI/live-action hybrid is now underway in Los Angeles on the pic being directed by Chris Sanders, ahead of a planned December 25, 2019 release date.

Gillan will play the role of Mercedes in the pic, which was adapted by Logan scribe Michael Green. The plot centers on the trek of prospector John Thornton (Ford) across the Canadian Yukon during the gold rush. Stevens’ role is under wraps. Omar Sy and Colin Woodell are also in the cast.

Erwin Stoff is producing, with Diana Pokorny and Ryan Stafford exec producing.

Gillan is in the final stages of shooting the next Avengers installment; she plays the Guardians of the Galaxy character Nebula in the Marvel franchise. She also is coming off another franchise smash, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. That sequel goes into production early next year, and she will fit Call of the Wild in between.

The Scotland-born Gillan also wrote, produced, directed and stars in The Party’s Just Beginning, which The Orchard is releasing December 7 after it bowed at the Glasgow Film Festival and then Tribeca in the spring. It was shot in Gillan’s Scottish Highlands hometown of Inverness, taking her six years to write and five to finance.

Gillan, a Doctor Who alum, is repped by UTA and Troika in the UK, and lawyered by Darren Trattner.


“The Party’s Just Beginning” Clip

Check out the first clip for Karen’s movie “The Party’s Just Beginning” and an article about the film below! Karen also wrote and directed this film. I absolutely can’t wait to see it!

The film, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actress as she struggles to connect with others and dwells on thoughts of death.
Karen Gillan may be known for her acting roles in blockbuster films like the Guardians of the Galaxy series and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but the actress is taking on a new role with her latest film, premiering at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival: director.

Gillan wrote and directed The Party’s Just Beginning, which is part of the international narrative competition at the New York festival, which starts Wednesday. The Party’s Just Beginning will have its international premiere at Tribeca on Sunday.

In the surreal coming-of-age tale, set in her native Scottish Highlands, Gillan stars as Liusaidh, a witty, sarcastic girl who’s haunted by the suicide of her best friend. The traumatic incident causes her to spiral into a mid-twenties crisis, and she struggles to connect with others as she dwells on thoughts of mortality.

The film also stars Lee Pace, Matthew Beard, Paul Higgins, Siobhan Redmond, Jamie Quinn and Rachel Jackson.

In the above clip, debuting exclusively on, viewers see Liusaidh caught in a cycle of getting drunk, eating fries and reliving the traumatic sight of her friend’s suicide. She stumbles through town until she sees a man standing on a bridge.

The image, Gillan tells The Hollywood Reporter, “haunts her, and she can’t escape it until she finally finds the strength to confront it.”

Gillan explains that her real life and hometown inspired the story for her feature directorial debut.

“I wanted the first story I decided to tell to be personal. Although I have not experienced the same traumatic events you will see our lead character go through, I embedded all this fiction in aspects of my real life,” Gillan says. “We shot the movie where I am from —Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland. And I’ve taken inspiration from those I grew up around. It all goes back to when I read a statistic that the suicide rates in the Highlands of Scotland — among young men — are significantly higher than in the rest of Scotland. I wanted to know why. It’s such an idyllic place to live. This film is my exploration of the reality behind this statistic.”

While Gillan says acting in, directing and writing The Party’s Just Beginning was “the ultimate challenge in multitasking,” which she found “incredibly rewarding,” she’d like to direct a film in which she’s not also acting.

“Next time, I’d love to direct a film that I am not in so I can sit behind the monitor with no makeup on and watch incredibly talented people make my writing look way better,” she says.


“Alex & The List” Official Trailer

Check out the trailer for Karen’s movie “Alex & The List”. The movie was previously titled “The List” and was filmed back in 2013. The movie will be available on demand on May 4th.

“Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” Blu-ray Screen Captures

The gallery has been updated with Blu-ray screen captures from Karen’s movie “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle”.

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0926 x Movie Productions > Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle > Screen Captures

“Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” London Premiere

A few days ago Karen attended the “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” London Premiere. She looked stunning at the premiere. The gallery has been updated with pictures of her at it. Big thanks to AliKat for some of the pictures!

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293 x Public Appearances > 2017 > “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” London Premiere – 12.07.17