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Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

EXCLUSIVE: One day before Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter premieres at the Venice Film Festival, I can reveal that the filmmaker’s next project is already gathering pace.

Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver are attached to lead Master Gardener, a crime thriller Schrader is directing from his original screenplay. It follows a meticulous horticulturist (Edgerton) who is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate and pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager (Weaver). When she demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great niece, it unlocks dark secrets from a buried violent past.

HanWay is reuniting with the director having sold out the world on The Card Counter, which Focus Features releases this month. The company is co-repping the North American sale for Master Gardener with David Gonzales, Schrader’s manager.

Amanda Crittenden of Kojo Studios and Scott LaStaiti are producing with David Gonzales. Luisa Law and KOJO Studios’ Linda Ujuk and Dale Roberts will executive produce. Principal photography is scheduled to begin early next year in the southern United States.

“When the idea first started it was one of my male protagonists but then these two women intervened and it became something more complex and unique,” Schrader told Deadline.

“Paul Schrader is at the top of his form, and HanWay is excited to be collaborating again with one of film’s greatest writer-directors,” added HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart. “Master Gardener is the natural successor to the brilliant film The Card Counter which will have its world premiere tomorrow at the Venice Film Festival. Character-driven, sexy and surprising, with plenty of intrigue one would expect from a Schrader film.”

Edgerton is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Weaver by UTA, attorney Alan Wertheimer and The Lede Company. Schrader is represented by manager, David Gonzales.
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re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

Cast has been finalized for Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener, which is now shooting in Louisiana.

Deadline broke the news that Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver were both attached to the movie back in September. Joining them is Quintessa Swindell (Black Adam), who will play Maya, the wayward and troubled great-niece of Mrs Haverhill (Weaver), who is taken on as a new apprentice by the titular gardener Narvel Roth (Edgerton). Also new to the cast is Esai Morales (How To Get Away With Murder), who will play Roth’s Witness Protection Officer.
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re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell




Reviews from Venice: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/master_gardener

As far as I can tell, this doesn't seem to have distribution yet. I plan to see it at NYFF.
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Re: Master Gardener (W/D: Schrader) S: Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver

In theaters May 19. Directed by Paul Schrader
Starring Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver and Quintessa Swindell
http://mastergardenermovie.com/

A meticulous horticulturist is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate owned by a wealthy dowager. When he's told to take on her troubled great-niece as an apprentice, his life is thrown into chaos and dark secrets from his past emerge.
I saw this back in September. It fits in with his two previous films, making a thematic trilogy. It is probably the lesser of the three... a little wacky at times. At a talk I saw him give he did say he was working on a fourth film that would center around a female nurse in Puerto Rico.

Here are some reviews from festivals: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/master_gardener
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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

This is now available on VOD.
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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

It is wild that Zendaya was set to play the troubled girl in this but they couldn’t agree on the money.
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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

I’m a fan of Edgerton so I’ll probably check this out at some point. I don’t always love Schrader’s movies but they’re always interesting.

Although the V/O at the beginning of the trailer reminded me of this guy:

Spoiler:




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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

This is on Hulu

At first I thought this might be a Merchant Ivory film until some seedy characters come along.

It is kind of a different movie from Schrader but I liked it and Edgerton can do no wrong with me.

If that character of the girl is actually over 18
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in the movie why can't they live as a couple of Sigourney's property?


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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

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If that character of the girl is actually over 18
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in the movie why can't they live as a couple of Sigourney's property?




Spoiler:
What woman is going to be happy with the guy they used to fuck now fucking their grandniece?
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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

The blu-ray is $5.99 at Amazon though only 6 left but more on the way.
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Re: Master Gardener (2023, W/D: Schrader) S: Edgerton, Weaver, Swindell

Meh...Didn't care for it. I like most of Schrader's stuff but not this at all.
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I didn't buy the gals change of heart either.



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