"Velvet Buzzsaw" is a 2019 American satirical horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy.
The starring cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Morf Vandewalt, Rene Russo as Rhodora Haze, Toni Collette as Gretchen, Zawe Ashton as Josephina, Tom Sturridge as Jon Dondon, Natalia Dyer as Coco, Daveed Diggs as Damrish, Billy Magnussen as Bryson, John Malkovich as Piers, Alan Mandell as Vetril Dease and others.

Here are "Velvet Buzzsaw" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw movie?

Netflix on Thursday, January 10, 2019 released the trailer for "Velvet Buzzsaw" you can watch here:
Velvet Buzzsaw | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Velvet Buzzsaw movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Velvet Buzzsaw" movie plot summary.

In Miami, art critic Morf Vandewalt (Jake Gyllenhaal) attends an art exhibition alongside his friend Josephina (Zawe Ashton), who works for Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo), owner of the Haze Gallery and formerly a member of the punk rock band Velvet Buzzsaw. Unfulfilled in his love life with his boyfriend Ed (Sedale Threatt Jr.), Morf starts a sexual relationship with Josephina.
Returning to Los Angeles, Josephina finds a dead man named Vetril Dease (Alan Mandell) in her apartment building and enters his home to discover a myriad of paintings, some of which are partially destroyed. Josephina steals the paintings to show Morf and Rhodora, who become fascinated with Dease. Rhodora decides to exhibit several of his pieces in her gallery to great success. The artworks also enchant Gretchen (Toni Collette), Morf's art curator friend, Piers (John Malkovich), a former artist for the Haze Gallery, and Damrish (Daveed Diggs), an up-and-coming artist.
To ensure the rarity of the paintings, Rhodora orders gallery worker Bryson (Billy Magnussen) to transport half of them to storage. En route, a painting catches fire from his cigarette ash and burns him, causing him to crash into a seemingly abandoned gas station. After he heads inside to clean the burns, Bryson is dragged into a painting by a group of monkey mechanics. Outside, his truck catches fire and burns the remaining Dease paintings.
Researching Dease, Morf discovers he suffered from an abusive childhood that culminated in the murder of his father, after which he was sent to a psychiatric hospital for human experimentation, adding to his mental illness. Jon Dondon (Tom Sturridge), a rival art gallery owner, hires a private investigator to uncover the same story. He attempts to reveal Dease's story to the press but is murdered when a mysterious hand hangs him by his scarf. Coco (Natalia Dyer), Rhodora's former assistant who had just begun working for Jon, discovers his body.


Who plays who in the Velvet Buzzsaw movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Velvet Buzzsaw" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jake Gyllenhaal  as Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo  as Rhodora Haze
Toni Collette  as Gretchen
Zawe Ashton  as Josephina
Tom Sturridge  as Jon Dondon
Natalia Dyer  as Coco
Daveed Diggs  as Damrish
Billy Magnussen  as Bryson
John Malkovich  as Piers
Alan Mandell  as Vetril Dease
Mig Macario  as Cloudio
Nitya Vidyasagar  as Gita
Sedale Threatt Jr.  as Ed
Pat Healy  as Man from Perlack
Marco Rodríguez  as Ray Ruskinspear (as Marco Rodriguez)
Keith Bogart  as Husband at Art Basel Will Call
Sofia Toufa  as Wife at Art Basel Will Call
Kassandra Voyagis  as Art Basel Staffer
Mark Leslie Ford  as Art Basel Staffer
Amy Tsang  as Chinese Woman at Art Basel
Mark Steger  as Hoboman
Ruth Gilroy  as Art Basel Art Buyer
Joel Patino Corona  as Waiter
Andrea Marcovicci  as Miami Party Guest
Time Winters  as Miami Party Guest
David Moses  as Miami Party Guest
Eugene Nomura  as Josephina's Neighbor
Patrick Quinlan  as Haze Gallery Lighting Technician
Gregory Cruz  as Ben
Rob Brownstein  as Jim
Pisay Pao  as Attorney
Ian Alda  as Attorney
Christopher Darga  as Attorney
Valentina Gordon  as Ghostly Daughter
James Aston Lake  as Ghostly Father
Oz Kalvan  as Ghostly Son
Cass Buggé  as Ghostly Wife
Chris Ghaffari  as Young Gallery Man
Jasmin Marsters  as Young Gallery Woman
John Fleck  as Older Gallery Man
Candice Ramirez  as Older Gallery Woman
Brendan Parry Kaufmann  as Dease Opening Patron
Rebecca Klingler  as Dease Opening Patron
Ruth Williamson  as Dease Opening Patron
Kristen DeVore Rakes  as German Woman
Andrea Helene  as German Woman
Kevin Carroll  as Detective
Giulia Rocca  as Italian Art Buyer (as Giulia Chiara Rocca)
Sydney Lemmon  as Jon Dondon's Assistant
Pamela Shaddock  as Lama Curator
Steven Williams  as VA Janitor
Charlotte Taschen  as Woman at Funeral
Sean Riley  as Funeral Clergyman
Stefan Marks  as Eye Doctor
Darren Richardson  as British Gallery Owner
James Paxton  as Bartender
Sitara Falcon  as Tow Truck Driver
Scott Broderick  as Moving Supervisor
Sal Lopez  as Roadside Vendor
Adam Silver  as Roadside Man
Joanna Strapp  as Roadside Woman

Release date

When is Velvet Buzzsaw movie release date?

"Velvet Buzzsaw" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 27, 2019 (Sundance) and on February 1, 2019 (United States) distributing by Netflix.


What are Velvet Buzzsaw filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film's budget is $21.2 million.

"Velvet Buzzsaw" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on March 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.


What are critics and audiences saying about Velvet Buzzsaw movie?

"Velvet Buzzsaw" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 61/100. The audience dislikes the film either.

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