New still of Taylor Schilling and Gabrielle Union in ‘The Public’

Here’s a new still of Taylor Schilling and Gabrielle Union from ‘The Public’



‘The Public’: NEW Trailer and world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Here’s the trailer for ‘The Public’

Click here or on the screencap to watch the trailer

From Variety

Emilio Estevez’s “The Public” will open the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre. Directed, written by, and starring Estevez, the film — which will make its worldwide premiere at SBIFF — also stars Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, and Jeffrey Wright.

Plot Summary for ‘the public’

Here’s the first plot summary for Taylor Schilling’s new project ‘the public’


From imdb

In “the public” an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made it’s way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

New picture of Taylor Schilling on the set of ‘the public’

New picture of Taylor Schilling on the set of ‘the public’


Moviemakers filmed 10 major motion pictures in Cincinnati in 2016 and that action isn’t slowing down in 2017. The film “the public” is currently in production in Downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati gets to play the role of itself in “the public,” a film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. It stars Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Jenna Malone, and Christian Slater. This is the largest ensemble cast production to film in Cincinnati in 30 years.


OFFICIAL: Taylor Schilling to star in ‘Fam-I-Ly’

We’ve posted this before, but now it’s official: Taylor Schilling is going to be busy this year 


From THR

The script centers on the relationship between an emotionally stunted aunt and her 13-year-old niece.

Taylor Schilling has closed a deal to star in the indie Fam-i-ly, the directorial debut of writer Laura Steinel, perhaps best known for her work on Amazon comedy Red Oaks.

Sue Naegle and Jeremy Garelick are producing.

The script, which was written by Steinel, centers on the relationship between an emotionally stunted aunt (Schilling) and her 13-year-old niece, who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo. A juggalo is a term used for extreme fans of a subset of hip-hop who have developed their own social group and lingo. (Yes, it’s a real thing.)

Schilling is the lauded star of Netflix’s drama Orange Is the New Black, which wraps production on its fifth season this week. She will shoot The Public, a much anticipated ensemble drama to be directed by Emilio Estevez, this winter before starting Fam-i-ly. The actress also has a couple of movies in the can: sci-fi pic The Titan, which also stars Sam Worthington, and Take Me.

Schilling is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts.

NEW PROJECT: Taylor Schilling to star in ‘the public’

New movie role for Taylor Schilling!


From Deadline:

Written by and co-starring Estevez, the public centers around a standoff with police and library officials during a brutal, life-threatening cold snap. Staging an Occupy-style sit-in, library patrons — many of whom are homeless and mentally ill — turn the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu shelter for one night. Drawing from the current political climate, the film strives to give equal voice to both sides as it examines the question of who will care for those who are unable to care for themselves?

Baldwin (Still Alice) will play a crisis negotiator attempting to de-escalate the standoff. Estevez and Malone (The Hunger Games trilogy) play librarians caught up in the crisis. Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) will play a character who helps expose the truth as a corrupt media spins the story for ratings. And Smith (who co-wrote the Oscar-winning song “Glory” from the Selma soundtrack) portrays one of the homeless Occupy patrons.

From The Wrap:

The project, written and co-starring Estevez, is currently in pre-production. The film follows a standoff between the police and and library officials that turned into the most brutal cold snap in recent Cincinnati history.

 Baldwin is set to play a crisis negotiator in charge of keeping the standoff under control. Estevez and Malone will play two librarians caught up in the standoff, while Schilling will play a character who desires to expose the truth. Smith will play one of the homeless Occupy patrons.