Kelly Reilly has endeared herself to “Yellowstone” fans for three seasons as Beth Dutton, the bright but troubled daughter of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton. Now that filming has wrapped on the hit show’s fourth season, she began shooting scenes in March for a new film project called “Promises.”
The ‘Promises’ Project
“Promises” is helmed by French director Amanda Sthers and is based on her internationally bestselling novel of the same name. The story follows the unfulfilled love affair between Alexander, played by Italian Pierfrancesco Favino, and Laura, played by Reilly. Sthers most recently directed “Holy Lands,” which was also based on a novel she wrote.
Sthers described the movie to Variety as “the whole life of a man in a glimpse” and “this great unfulfilled love story that you could have experienced if only you’d turned left instead of right.” About her casting choices, she added, “Together, Favino and Reilly look like a quintessential cinematic couple bringing a sense of timelessness to our story.”
Not sure what to expect, “Yellowstone” fans? Check out the trailer for Sthers’ “Holy Lands” below. It’s about a Jewish American cardiologist, played by James Caan, who abandons his life in America to become a pig farmer in Israel.
The Road to ‘Yellowstone’
While the shooting locations in Rome and London for “Promises” are a far cry from the big sky country of “Yellowstone,” it will be a homecoming for British-born actress Reilly. Demonstrating the same drive as Beth Dutton, Reilly jumpstarted her career in the mid-1990s after a letter she wrote the producers of the hit U.K television drama “Prime Suspect” asking for work led to a successful audition six weeks later.
Since then, Reilly has worked steadily on stage and screen in the U.K. and U.S. in the run-up to joining the cast of “Yellowstone.” Her performance in “After Miss Julie” in London earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress of 2003. After that, she was in the hit film “Flight” with Denzel Washington and the second season of HBO’s acclaimed crime drama “True Detective.”
Of course, “Yellowstone” viewers are champing at the bit for the fourth season to air, which reportedly will begin in June 2021. Until then, they can comfort themselves with this “Don’t Mess With Beth” video featuring highlights from the first two seasons.
You get ’em, girl!