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Horizon Forbidden West: Meet The Cast Of Guerrilla Games’ Upcoming RPG In New Trailer

We’re closing in on the release of Horizon Forbidden West and PlayStation is releasing more and more about the game. Yesterday, Guerrilla Games released a new Forbidden West story trailer, and you can check out some exclusive details we learned about it after talking to the team, and now the studio has released a special “meet the cast” trailer. It begins with an introduction to protagonist Aloy’s voice actor, Ashly Burch, who explains that Aloy had to step into a new role as the hero of the world. She also touches on the more adversarial aspect of Aloy and Sylens’ relationship. And speaking of Sylens, Lance Reddick is returning to voice the character last seen in the post-credits scene at the end of Horizon Zero Dawn. He talks about Sylens’ egomaniac personality and how that shapes his relationships in Forbidden West.  Click here to watch embedded media We also meet Kotallo’s voice actor, Noshir Dalal. Both newcomers to the series, Kotallo encounters Aloy at a time when his life is in major crisis. Kotallo’s chief envisions a peaceful alliance in the Forbidden West and it’s Kotallo’s mission to champion his chief’s cause. Joining Kotallo as a new character in the world of Horizon is Tilda, who is voiced by Matrix alumn Carrie-Anne Moss.  “I play this very interesting character named Tilda who is quite a dynamic character,” Moss says in the trailer. “As an artist, there’s a lot of freedom in doing something like this. You get to be in the moment, getting thrown direction from the director, getting to try it over and over again; I felt like creatively, it was a lot of fun. There’s a lot of mystery to her – I don’t want to say too much – but she’s an interesting character and I loved playing her.” Next up is Varl, voiced by John Macmillan. As Macmillan notes, Varl has been on a “heck of a journey.” He says the writers did a great job of evolving the character in Forbidden West as he’s more mature and more willing to challenge Aloy when needed. Erend, voiced by John Hopkins, is back too. He talks about Aloy’s disappearance at the end of Zero Dawn, which sets up a fractured relationship at the start of Forbidden West. Macmillan and Hopkins said their relationship as Varl and Erend evolved quite a lot in the game as the two are the new main allies of Aloy.  We also get a few glimpses at some new concept art for Forbidden West, which you can view below:  Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                               While waiting for Horizon Forbidden West to hit PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, read what Guerrilla Games had to say about the game’s latest story trailer and then head to Game Informer’s Horizon Forbidden West hub, which features all kinds of new details from this month’s cover story. Read our thoughts on the first game in Game Informer’s Horizon Zero Dawn review after that.  Are you excited for Horizon Forbidden West? Let us know in the comments below!
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    Official Competition: IFC Films Nabs Penélope Cruz & Antonio Banderas-Led Spanish Comedy

    According to Variety, IFC Films has successfully acquired the North American distribution rights to the acclaimed Spanish comedy film Official Competition, which is being led by Oscar winner Penélope Cruz and Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas. IFC is planning to release the film in theaters next year.

    “Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas shine together on screen in Official [Competition],” IFC Films Arianna Bocco said in a statement. “Their chemistry is undeniable, and we believe U.S. audiences will be delighted to see them come together in this crowd-pleasing film.”

    The film had its world premiere last month at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. It was then screened twice at the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival, which both gave the film its first two awards, Outstanding International Feature, and Audience Award, respectively.

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    Official Competition is directed by Argentine filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (The Distinguished Citizen) from a screenplay they co-wrote with Andrés Duprat. This reunites Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, after previously starring together in 2019’s acclaimed drama Pain and Glory. Joining them are Oscar Martínez, Pilar Castro, and Irene Escolar.

    “In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark,” reads the synopsis. “To do so, he hires the best: a stellar team formed by famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas and two renowned actors, both enormously talented, but with even bigger egos: the Hollywood actor Félix Rivero and radical theater thespian Iván Torres. Both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric challenges set by Lola, Felix and Iván must face not only each other, but also their own legacies.”

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    Official Competition is executive produced by Cruz, Banderas, Martinez, Laura Fernández Espeso, Javier Mendez, and Javier Pons, with Mediapro Studio’s head Jaume Roures serving as producer.

    The post Official Competition: IFC Films Nabs Penélope Cruz & Antonio Banderas-Led Spanish Comedy appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

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