First look at ‘MaXXXine’: Mia Goth stars in ‘X’ sequel

Pictured here with Halsey, Goth reprises his role as “X” in the final installment of Ti West’s trilogy for A24.

Maxine is ready for her close-up.

Star Mia Goth reprises her role as brilliant adult film actress-turned-Maxine in “MaXXXine,” the final installment in Ti West’s trilogy that already includes “X” and “Pearl.” In West’s latest film, we’re set a decade after the events of “X,” about an adult film shoot gone wrong on a Southern farm. It is now 1985 and Maxine has gone to Los Angeles where she wants to become famous.

Goth played a dual role in “X” as Maxine and a surprising older version of Pearl, a character expanded in the subsequent prequel “Pearl.” Hiding behind prosthetic old-age makeup, he now owns the farm where the “X” crew shoots porn. In the new “MaXXXine,” Maxine is now the sole survivor of a massacre that has slowed down the entire “X” movie. Goth is joined by Halsey (pictured above), Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito and Kevin Bacon.

“In many ways, I saw them as the same woman,” Goth told IndieWire of the franchise’s two characters, who similarly dreamed or dreamed of stardom poisoned by murderous events. “They were at different stages of their lives. It was very important to me that he didn’t come across (as a villain). I really sympathized with Pearl (and Howard, played by Stephen Ure), and it was important that even in this world that they’re in – in a slasher film – it’s not presented as a horror trope, or them. they are seen as monsters. It wouldn’t have been interesting to me at all if I could have played.”

Goth won acclaim last fall for her Joan Crawford-inspired horror melodrama “Pearl,” with many critics calling for her first Oscar nomination, which she didn’t get.

Goth most recently starred in Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool , and announced that he’s joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe after repeatedly postponing the Blade reboot at Disney, now directed by Yann Demange. Goth will star Mahershala Ali.

A24 will release MaXXXine, shot on location in Los Angeles, sometime in 2024.

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