In an exciting addition to its 2023 edition, the New York Film Festival has included David Fincher’s “The Killer” in its spotlight selection. This pulpy drama features Michael Fassbender in the lead role as an unsettled assassin.
“The Killer” is scheduled to be screened on October 14 at the Paris Theater and a day later at the Walter Reade Theater. The film, directed by David Fincher, revolves around a titular assassin (played by Michael Fassbender) who becomes embroiled in an international manhunt after a previous job goes awry. The movie initially premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival and is set for a streaming launch on Netflix on November 10.
The film is directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker, known for his work on “Seven.” Ceán Chaffin serves as a producer for the project. “The Killer” is an adaptation of the graphic novel series of the same name by writer Alexis Nolent (also known as Matz) and illustrator Luc Jacamon. The graphic novel was originally published in French by Editions Casterman.
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival’s Spotlight section will feature not only “The Killer” but also a gala screening of Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” world premieres of Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie’s Showtime series “The Curse,” starring Emma Stone, and Garth Davis’ “Foe,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal.
Other noteworthy selections in the Spotlight category include the U.S. premieres of Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in a decade, “The Boy and the Heron,” and Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man,” co-written by and starring Glen Powell as a philosophy professor who moonlights as an undercover hit man for the New Orleans Police Department.
The 61st New York Film Festival, set to run from September 29 to October 15, promises a diverse array of films and exciting premieres, making it a highly anticipated event for cinephiles and film enthusiasts alike.