The 61st New York Film Festival kicks off in just a few short days, but they’re not done adding to their lineup. Moments ago, NYFF announced that David Fincher‘s The Killer will be added as a Spotlight selection to the festival. Fincher directs a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, with Michael Fassbender in the lead role. More below.
Here is the press release:
Film at Lincoln Center announces David Fincher’s The Killer as a Spotlight selection of the 61st New York Film Festival, screening on October 14 at 7pm at the Paris Theater and October 15 at 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater.
With corrosive wit and rigorously precise technique, this mesmerizing new film from director David Fincher (The Social Network, NYFF48; Gone Girl, NYFF52) pares the payback thriller down to its spare but deeply pleasurable essentials. Adapted by Andrew Kevin Walker from a graphic novel by Alexis “Matz” Nolent and Luc Jacamon, and starring a perfectly chilled Michael Fassbender as a globe-trotting hit man of near-ascetic commitment to his craft, it’s an exemplary process movie in which revenge proves unpredictable, character is action (and inaction), and murder isn’t personal — until, suddenly, it is. A Netflix release.
Tickets for The Killer at NYFF61 go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at noon and are $25 for FLC Members and $30 for the general public. Sign up for NYFF updates for the latest news. NYFF61 tickets are on sale now.
The NYFF Spotlight selection committee, chaired by Dennis Lim, also includes Florence Almozini, Justin Chang, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen.
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 29–October 15, 2023. An annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues an enduring tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.