Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Benedict Cumberbatch Heralds ‘The Power of the Dog’ on the Cover of ‘Queue’ Issue 7

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Issue 7 of Queue brings our coverage of Netflix’s 2021 film slate to a close, and we couldn’t let the season end without a Benedict Cumberbatch cover. He gives such a magnificent (and now Oscar-nominated) performance in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog that there was really only one set of photographers that we wanted to capture him; the Dutch masters Inez and Vinoodh. They know how to get inside the soul of the subject, and you need no further proof than our Benedict Cumberbatch cover. Once you look through the pages (and read my interview with him), if you find yourself in need of a cricket sweater, you’re not alone.

Our coverage of The Power of the Dog doesn’t end there; we have Campion in conversation with her composer Jonny Greenwood, as well as filmmaker Kim Peirce. We also speak with Jesse Plemons, one-half of everyone’s favorite Oscar-nominated couple with partner Kirsten Dunst. (I’m still celebrating her long overdue first Oscar nom as a lifelong admirer and fan.) 

The issue is stacked with this year’s Oscar-nominated talent. Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about adapting Elena Ferrante’s book into her first feature film The Lost Daughter. We hear from the filmmakers of The Mitchells vs the Machines about bringing Katie Mitchell, the film’s plucky protagonist and the first LGBTQ+ main character in an animated feature film, to the screen. Paolo Sorrentino shares his very Italian imagined ‘Last Supper’ along with his ragu recipe, a meal fit for the luxurious family luncheon scene in The Hand of God. Chris Nashawaty writes poetically of Sorrentino’s craft and the lineage of Italian classics that came before. 

I’m still laughing over my conversation with one of Hollywood’s funniest men, Adam McKay, about Don’t Look Up. And I’m still smiling when I think of the “Sunday” diner scene in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick…BOOM! in issue 7, we break down the scene and the chorus of Broadway all-stars that Andrew Garfield leads in a tribute to Jonathan Larson and Steven Sondheim’s legacies. 

We have plenty of series to devour, too. We can’t (and won’t…) stop talking about Squid Game, so we have some new photos of the stars from our shoot with photographer Molly Matalon. We speak with Andie MacDowell, who is having a moment with her performance alongside daughter Margaret Qualley in Maid. We check in with Alexis Floyd, our favorite breakout actress of Inventing Anna; Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, filmmakers of the Kanye West docuseries jeen-yuhs; and take a peek at the upcoming The Andy Warhol Diaries (choosing from the archive of polaroids, photostrips, and stories was almost impossible). 

It’s hard to imagine Ozark coming to an end, and we’re not yet ready to say goodbye. So for now we give you a look at what’s to come and we’ll save farewell for another issue. If you love the drama of Ozark, there are plenty of series waiting for you on Netflix. We zeroed in on the slate of telenovelas coming from Latin America. 

Towards the end of the issue, you’ll find our new fashion-centered feature, “The Rack.” In this edition, we’re fawning over the plethora of suits that have dominated red carpets and parties this season. One of the things I love most about this issue is getting to see my podcast, “Present Company,” come to life in print, a true synergy of conversations. Whether you love to hit play on during your morning commute or prefer flipping through the magazine from your couch, you can absorb all of the great stories and lessons from Hollywood’s biggest talent through Queue. Each issue is like one giant cocktail party filled with the brightest stars waiting for you.

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