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Interview: Jena Malone Talks Preparing For Role in ‘Antebellum’, What Drew Her to the Project & More

Jena Malone has many film credits to her name including Stepmom, Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2 and Nocturnal Animals. Her latest turn in front of the camera is for psychological horror thriller, Antebellum.

Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, Malone plays one of the main antagonists in the film, Elizabeth. During our interview with Malone, the star talked to me about how she prepared for such a role, about the uniqueness of it and if she would she make it out alive as the ‘final girl’ in her own horror movie.

Check out the interview below:

Antebellum Synopsis

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) – best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice – write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the Academy Award®-winning films Get Out (Best Original Screenplay, 2017) and BlacKkKlansman (Best Adapted Screenplay, 2018), Zev Foreman, and Lezlie Wills for the terrifying new thriller Antebellum.

Jena Malone - Antebellum
Jena Malone in Antebellum (Courtesy of Lionsgate)

Lionsgate presents a Lionsgate / Bush + Renz Production / QC Entertainment / Zev Foreman, a film By Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, Antebellum. Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe. Casting by Laray Mayfield. Music by Nate Wonder and Roman Gianarthur. Costume Designer is Mary Zophres. Editor is John Axelrad, ACE. Production Designer is Jeremy Woodward. Director of Photography is Pedro Luque Briozzo, SCU. Executive Producers are Alex G. Scott, Kenny Mac, Edward H. Hamm, Jr. Produced by Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Zev Foreman, Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, and Lezlie Wills.

Written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

Antebellum releases on premium VOD on September 18.

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