The Queen’s Gambit Trailer: Anya Taylor-Pleasure, Chess Prodigy

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The Queen’s Gambit Trailer: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chess Prodigy

Few up-and-coming actors can pull off an intense, unnerving stare like Anya Taylor-Pleasure, and so naturally she’s discovered herself enjoying a chess prodigy. Taylor-Pleasure stars in Netflix’s new restricted collection The Queen’s Gambit, primarily based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel, which follows an orphan in late-1950s Kentucky named Beth Harmon who discovers that she has an unbelievable expertise for chess. She additionally develops an dependancy to tranquilizers, which have been then used as sedatives for kids. “Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession,” based on a Netflix synopsis, “Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.”

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Scott Frank, of Logan and Godless, co-created, govt produced, directed, and wrote the collection, with Allan Scott, who additionally co-created and govt produced it, and William Horberg, who govt produced. The remainder of the solid consists of the director Marielle Heller as a housewife who takes in Beth as an adopted daughter, Sport of Thrones’ Thomas Brodie-Sangster as a chess competitor of Beth’s, Moses Ingram as a fellow orphan who befriends Beth, Harry Melling as one other chess participant, and Invoice Camp as a janitor who introduces Beth to the sport.

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Taylor-Pleasure, who was not too long ago seen in Regency England in Emma. — and seems in New Mutants, which is by some means coming to theaters after an in depth set of delays — apparently studied her character’s topic in-depth within the technique of capturing the collection. “I learned more about chess than I ever thought I would in my life!” Taylor-Pleasure instructed Vulture in a press release. “I love a challenge and it gave me such a sense of accomplishment. I fell in love with the game. That was my main adjustment because I spend a lot of time in my characters’ heads and that’s where my research comes from for me. It’s about understanding them, but obviously, when you’re playing chess, you actually need to know the rules of the game and you need to know what you’re talking about. So I have lots of really niche knowledge on chess now that I’m very proud of.” You possibly can watch Taylor-Pleasure deploy that chess information when The Queen’s Gambit premieres October 23.

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