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‘Star Wars’ actor Adam Driver playing bus driver, poet in ‘Paterson,’ plus more movie news

Adam Driver, left, and Golshifteh Farahani star in

Adam Driver, left, and Golshifteh Farahani star in "Paterson," directed by Jim Jarmusch, right. Credit: AFP/Getty Images / Valery Hache

WHO Adam Driver

THE MOVIE “Paterson”

THE DEAL The studio K5 is closing international rights to a new movie featuring the “Star Wars” cast member as a bus driver who lives in and is named for the city of Paterson, New Jersey, Variety reports. The film, coproduced by Amazon Studios and directed by Jim Jarmusch, stars Driver as a bus driver whose daily routine includes writing poetry and drinking exactly one beer each day while supporting a high-spirited wife (Golshifteh Farahani). Jarmusch’s film played to positive reviews at last month’s Cannes International Film Festival. A press statement describes it as an observation of “the triumphs and defeats of daily life.”

WHO Noomi Rapace

THE MOVIE “Alien: Covenant”

THE DEAL The Swedish actress will reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rapace, who first played the role in 2010’s “Prometheus,” rejoins Michael Fassbender as the android David along with franchise newcomers Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride. The film is in production in Australia and is set for release in August 2017.

WHO Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani

THE MOVIE “A Moment of Silence”

THE DEAL Italian filmmaker Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani will come from Rome to Long Island next week to speak at a screening of his documentary about the rise of Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia. Also attending will be Bolivian political refugee and human rights activist Hugo Acha. The film, four years in the making, features interviews with political consultant Stanley Greenberg and former President Sánchez de Lozada, known to his countrymen as “Goni,” who lives in exile in the United States.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington

INFO $15; 631-423-7611,

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