Alice Englert stars in Netflix series and two US movies
Alice Englert and her ‘Them That Follow’ co-star Thomas Mann.
Alice Englert’s Hollywood career is rocketing with roles in the Netflix series Ratched, horror movie Them That Follow and the upcoming crime thriller Body Brokers.
The 25-year-old daughter of Jane Campion and Colin Englert, Alice has a recurring role in Ratched, the prequel to Miloš Forman’s Oscar-winning 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which starred Louise Fletcher and Jack Nicholson.
Set in 1947, the series co-created and produced by Ryan Murphy follows the murderous journey of nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson) through the mental health care system.
The cast includes Sharon Stone, Rosanna Arquette, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Judy Davis, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Harriet Harris and Amanda Plummer. Englert plays a character named Dolly.
First-time directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage’s Them That Follow, which premiered in Sundance, opens in the US on Friday via distributor 1091 as counter-programming to Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Set in the Appalachian Mountains, the plot follows a Pentecostal community where religion takes precedence over all else.
When Mara (Englert) ends up pregnant just before her arranged marriage to Garrett (Lewis Pullman), it sets off a horrible chain of events when the baby’s biological father, the faithless Auggie (Thomas Mann), gets bitten by a venomous snake.
Uproar results in the community, particularly impacting Mara’s father, the town preacher (Walton Goggins) and Auggie’s deeply religious mother (Olivia Colman).
Writer-director John Swab’s Body Brokers is based in the true story of the drug and alcohol treatment scam where former drug addicts and dealers become millionaires as fly-by-night “body brokers,” recruiting other addicts to seek treatment and selling these patients off to facilities paying the highest price.
Jack Kilmer and Englert play addicts on the streets of Ohio who are recruited by a body broker (Michael K. Williams) and offered treatment in Los Angeles. Frank Grillo plays the treatment centre mogul and Melissa Leo is the centre’s resident psychiatrist.
Shooting starts next month, produced by Jeremy M. Rosen (Dog Eat Dog, Charlie Says), Robert Ogden Barnum (Margin Call, All Is Lost) and Swab. CAA Media Finance will handle domestic sales.
Repped by CAA and in Australia by United Management, Englert’s credits include Top of the Lake, Canadian director Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal and the BBC miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.