Netflix is acquiring worldwide rights to Newness, the Drake Doremus-directed pic that premiered at Sundance. A romantic drama about dating in the modern world, Newness stars Nicholas HoultLaia Costa...

FilmNation Entertainment is about to hit the market with a hot package, the next film written/directed by Dan Fogelman, creator of the hit freshman drama series This Is Us.

It was Laia Costa’s first time in Sundance but, if one is to judge from her career trajectory so far, it probably won’t be her last. That’s because the Catalan actress has become one of the biggest new promises of Hollywood.

The EE Rising Star is our very own award at the EE British Academy Film Awards, which recognises the world’s best upcoming talent, and is the only award that is voted for by the public.

“When I was little, I was not really thinking, ‘I want to be an actress,’ ” Ms. Costa said. “That is not my story. I was playing basketball.” 

The Spanish star of German one-take thriller Victoria on the challenges of making the film, and why cinema needs more strong women

Victoria garnered accolades at the Berlin Film Festival and more, amassing major awards for German director Sebastian Schipper, cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen and actor Laia Costa, who stars as Victoria. The film marks a sea change in the careers of Grøvlen, a Norwegian, and Costa, a Catalonian, who joined Schipper to create a film that evokes the vivacity and shadows of modern Europe at night.

Grøvlen and Costa corresponded back and forth about the singular experience of making Victoria, its audacious one-take and their continual script improvisation.

Laia Costa was the star of “Victoria”, the English-language German thriller was filmed in a single shot and scored rave reviews, an actress nom at 2015’s European Film Awards and a win at the German Film Awards.