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Pedro Pascal and Dakota Johnson rom-com gets international update

The film is called ‘Materialists’ and is rumored to co-star Chris Evans.

Pedro Pascal, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Evans are in talks to star in “Materialists,” a romantic-comedy. Directed by Celine Song, who recently directed and wrote the Academy Award nominee “Past Lives,” “Materialists” is described as a romantic-comedy, and has already acquired international distribution.

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Chris Evans at New York Comic Con

“Materialists” is being sold by A24, which will be its US distributor. According to a Deadline report, Sony will be in charge of distributing it internationally, exclusing territories like Russia, China, and Japan. The deal was rumored to be an eight figure deal.

“Materialists” will be directed, written, and produced by Song, who’s reteaming once more with the producers for “Past Lives.” This marks her second A24 film. “Materialists” is in talks to start production this Spring, and while the plot is being kept under wraps, Deadline described it as a story that “deals with a professional matchmaker who gets involved with a wealthy man but still harbours feelings for the broke actor-waiter she left behind.”

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Pedro Pascal at a career retrospective hosted by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Pascal’s ‘psychotic’ method of memorizing his lines

Pedro Pascal recently went viral after discussing his go-to method for memorizing lines. He described the process as “psychotic,” and showed off a chart on a SAG-AFTRA video call that included other actors like Billy Crudup, Matthew Macfadyen and Kieran Culkin. In it, he showed a sort of letter word soup with scribbles and annotations on them.

“You use the first letter of each in these towers or columns, I guess, and it’s this very, very tedious way of making yourself learn the line so that you’re not making choices,” he explained, prompting Culkin to cover his face. “It’s not even sort of artistic, it’s just this really technical way I’ve had to acquire because of that terrible experience of forgetting my lines.”

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