Naomi Watts got into acting at the age of 14, initially as a student and later as a model. After a disappointing modelling experience in Japan, Watts became so disheartened that she decided not to work in front of the camera again. She shifted her focus to other areas and started working as a fashion editor. But when a friend pushed her to attend a drama workshop, her old passion for acting engulfed her again. Her first breakthrough came when she landed a role in the 1986 Australian movie ‘For Love Alone.’ In 1991, she appeared in the school romance ‘Flirting’ and a couple of television series. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles. Her first Hollywood flick was ‘Jet Girl in Tank Girl’ (1995).
Watts got her biggest career breakthrough in 2001 when David Lynch cast her in a double role in ‘Mulholland Drive.’ The movie went on to become a modern classic and Watts’ career catapulted into new heights. Movies like ‘The Ring’ (2002), ‘21 Grams‘ (2003), ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (2004), ‘The Assassination of Richard Nixon’ (2004), ‘King Kong‘ (2005), ‘Eastern Promises’ (2007), ‘The International’ (2009), ‘Birdman‘ (2014), ‘St. Vincent’ (2014), ‘While We’re Young‘ (2015), and ‘Ophelia’ (2018) cemented her reputation as one of the most versatile actresses of the 21st century. So now you might be wondering what is the next Naomi Watts movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Naomi Watts films and TV show scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Naomi Watts movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
8. Luce (2019)
The forthcoming psychological thriller ‘Luce’ features Naomi Watts in the lead role alongside Tim Roth and Octavia Spencer. The plot revolves around the titular character Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), an African-American teen who is the adoptive son of the white couple Amy Edgar (Watts) and Peter Edgar (Roth). Luce is a talented athlete and school debate-team team captain. But he hides untold secrets inside the school locker. When his teacher Ms Wilson (Spencer) chances upon the secret, it triggers a series of turbulent events that affect the lives of Luce, Amy and Peter, according to EW. Adapted from the critically acclaimed stage play of the same name by JC Lee, ‘Luce’ is directed by Julius Onah from a screenplay by Onah and Lee. Other cast includes Brian Bradley, Norbert Leo Butz and Andrea Bang. ‘Luce’ comes to theaters on August 2, 2019.
7. Boss Level (2019)
Variety reported in 2018 that Naomi Watts is in final talks to join Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson in the upcoming action flick ‘Boss Level.’ Directed by Joe Carnahan from a screenplay by Chris Borey and Eddie Borey, the movie follows a war veteran who finds himself trapped in an unending loop of events. He dies and returns to the day of his death only to go through the same series of events again and again. Other cast includes Rob Gronkowski and Ken Jeong. More details about the plot and cast haven’t been revealed yet. ‘Boss Level,’ which is produced by Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan’s home banner Warparty, releases on August 16, 2019.