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First Look at Laurent Cantet’s ‘The Class’ Follow-Up ‘Foxfire’ & Christian Slater In ‘Freaky Deaky’

Posted by , on April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm 

With his last film, the excellent drama The Class, premiering way back in 2008, it’s been a long wait for Laurent Cantet’s next film. He directed a portion of 7 Days In Havana, but his next feature film is finally set to unspool this year and we’ve got the first stills today from Memento (via The Playlist).

Foxfire is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates‘ novel, which takes place during 1953 in a small town up near the Thousand Islands in New York. Following a group of teenage girls who form their own gang, we can see newcomers Claire Mazerolle, Kate Coseni, Madeleine Bisson and more in the photos above and below, as well as a synopsis:

Upstate New York, 1953, a working class neighborhood in a small town. In this violent post-war culture controlled by men, a group of headstrong teenage girls unite into a sisterhood of blood: they form the Foxfire gang, a secret female-only society, recognized by the flame tattooed on the back of its members’ shoulders. “Foxfire” for pretty foxes, but also “Foxfire” for fire and destruction.

Legs, Maddy, Lana, Rita and Goldie cannot accept any longer to be humiliated and discriminated against for being poor, and being girls. Headed by the feisty Legs, the girls set on a trip for revenge, and try to pursue their impossible dream: living according to their own rules and laws, no matter what. But there’s a price to pay…

In other indie news, we’ve got the first looks for the next Christian Slater movie thanks to Tribeca, the festival it will premiere at. Billy Burke, Crispin Glover and Michael Jai White also star in Charles Matthau‘s (son of Walter) adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Check out the pics below, after the synopsis.

A disgraced Detroit cop gets a shot at a comeback when a beautiful young actress needs help taking down a powerful movie producer. Extortion, treachery, and dynamite are just a few of the complications that stand between him and the woman he loves.

Foxfire is expected to hit on the fall festival circuit while Freaky Deaky premieres at Tribeca this month.


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