EW: David Duchovny Joins Cast of The Craft Reboot

EW: David Duchovny Joins Cast of The Craft Reboot

EW talks about David Duchovny’s casting in the reboot of cult-classic The Craft, as well as his other upcoming work.

By Devan Coggan on October 16, 2019

David Duchovny faced off against aliens, vampires, sewer monsters, and more in The X-Files. Now, he’ll be crossing paths with some witches.

The actor is joining the upcoming reboot of The CraftEW has confirmed. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing and directing the new film, based on the 1996 classic about a quartet of teenage witches wreaking magical mayhem.

The original version of The Craft  only earned $24.8 million at the box office but has since become a cult classic, featuring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell. The new film is being billed as a “reimagining,” updating the story of the four occult outsiders and casting Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna. Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures are co-financing the new film.

Duchovny is best known for his roles in The X-Files and Californication, each of which netted him a Golden Globe. He also starred in the recent Twin Peaks continuation and the crime drama series Aquarius. He’s currently working on a film adaptation of his 2016 novel, Bucky F*cking Dent.

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New York Times: Two New Works of Fiction About Mass Transit and a Daring Female Pilot

New York Times: Two New Works of Fiction About Mass Transit and a Daring Female Pilot

The New York Times gets their hands on David Duchovny’s newest book Miss Subways and share their thoughts.

By Sam Roberts | May 2, 2018

“Even now, I can sit in the subway, and look up at the ads, and close my eyes, and there’s Miss Subways.” Mayor Edward I. Koch once recalled. “She wasn’t the most beautiful girl in the world but she was ours. She was our own Miss America.”

Most New Yorkers probably don’t remember those eye-catching girl-next-door photographs. They were conceived by J. Walter Thompson to make the adjacent placards leased by Walter O’Malley’s advertising agency for soap, beer, cigarettes, soda, liquor and laxative companies more inviting.

David Duchovny, the New York-born actor, was just a teenager when the last of the Miss Subways was crowned. He is best known for his television roles as Fox Mulder, the F.B.I. agent in “The X-Files,” and Hank Moody, the novelist in “Californication.” But in his third novel, “Miss Subways” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), he demonstrates unequivocally that, to paraphrase the actor Chris Robinson who portrayed Dr. Rick Webber on “General Hospital,” he not only plays a novelist on TV, but is one.

Literary snobs can rest assured that Mr. Duchovny’s academic credentials are impeccable. He earned a bachelor’s from Princeton and a master’s from Yale, both in English literature, and started a doctoral thesis on a subject that Hollywood agents must be salivating over, “Magic and Technology in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry.”

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New York Times: David Duchovny’s Truth Is Out There, Between Covers

New York Times: David Duchovny’s Truth Is Out There, Between Covers

New York Times interviews David Duchovny about the inspirations behind his new novel, Miss Subways.

By Maureen Dowd | April 28, 2018
I’m a sucker for a man who reads Yeats. So I’m bound to like a man who bases his novel on an obscure Yeats play.

“When I was at Yale in graduate school, a friend of mine brought me to see a play that the undergraduates were doing and it was ‘The Only Jealousy of Emer,’” David Duchovny recalls one rainy day over lattes at Tavern on the Green. “It’s a verse play, so it’s kind of unwatchable. But I got the gist of it, which was a very cool wager about love, and it stayed with me forever.”

Naturally, since this is Fox Mulder of “The X-Files,” there’s a supernatural element and a parallel universe. And since this is also Hank Moody of “Californication,” there’s some drinking and womanizing, too.

In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Emer and the warrior hero Cu Chulainn fall in love and marry after trading cryptic riddles.

The Yeats play conjures a moment when Cu Chulainn inadvertently kills his own son in battle and then, distraught, begins fighting “the deathless sea” and almost drowns. A demonic Irish fairy, called a Sidhe, appears and offers Emer a cruel bargain: If she gives up her fondest hope that the warrior will tire of his mistress — also at his sickbed — and grow old with her, the fairy will let Cu Chulainn live.

“He’ll never sit beside you at the hearth,” the Sidhe tells Emer, “Or make old bones, but die of wounds and toil, on some far shore or mountain, a strange woman beside his mattress.”

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Rolling Stone: Watch David Duchovny Unravel FEMA Conspiracies on ‘Full Frontal’

Rolling Stone: Watch David Duchovny Unravel FEMA Conspiracies on ‘Full Frontal’

‘X-Files’ actor joins Samantha Bee for special episode on Puerto Rico hurricane recovery efforts

By Jon Blistein | May 29, 2018

Samantha Bee got David Duchovny to help her uncover the mystery behind FEMA’s atrocious response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, X-Files style.

The segment was part of Full Frontal‘s special episode, The Great American* Puerto Rico, about the island’s recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The clip opens with Bee’s Full Frontalstaff speaking with Puerto Ricans about the lack of aid and assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While FEMA has frequently faced criticism for its lackluster disaster response, its efforts in Puerto Rico were especially weak, as Duchovny detailed with Mulder-esque suspicion.

Stringing a ball of yarn across a cork board, Duchovny noted how FEMA’s pre-hurricane aid packages only provided enough food and water for two days, while after the disaster, victims were told to apply for aid by phone or online – even though most of Puerto Rico was without power. FEMA even declared Puerto Rico had too much money to receive disaster loans, even though the country remains in the middle of a massive debt crisis.

With all the pieces falling in to place, Duchovny offered up the only clear explanation for FEMA’s horrendous response in Puerto Rico: “FEMA must be designed to stop us from rebelling against inter-dimensional overlords. Because if it’s just that they didn’t do they’re fucking homework? Well, that’s even more terrifying.”

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NME: David Duchovny Q&A: Tom Petty, The future of X-Files, #TimesUp and his own sweet, sweet music

NME: David Duchovny Q&A: Tom Petty, The future of X-Files, #TimesUp and his own sweet, sweet music

By Leonie Cooper | March 15, 2018

Hello David! Music is a relatively new string to your bow – what made you start making it?
“I just always loved music and had wanted to play an instrument and found myself with some time about six or seven years ago. I was like, ‘fuck it, I’ll teach myself how to play guitar’, and just sit in a room and learn some chords and sing along to songs that I like, like the way any child would do but I happened to be in my 50s when I did it.”

What were those songs that you were playing along with?
“’The Weight’, ‘Wish you Were Here’, classic ’60s rock, stuff that I grew up with, a real return to my roots.”

How does the new album differ from the first?
“I think musically it’s more sophisticated. The first album is more country rock or folk rock or whatever, more stripped down, even though there are a couple rockers. But this one is more like… I love ‘”Heroes”’ by Bowie, can we give a vibe like that to the song? I love Fleetwood Mac bass and drums – can we kind of have the airtight feel to the song? Stuff like that.”

‘Every Third Thought’ – why name the album after that track? Why is that track so important?
“I don’t think it is so important, I wanted to call the album ‘Stranger In The Sacred Heart’ but people were afraid that people would think it was a Christian album! But ‘Every Third Thought’ I think as a phrase it’s kind of strangely evocative and good and as you probably know by your accent, it’s Shakespeare. “Every third thought will be on death” I think is the actual quote but in the song it’s kind of like on another person. It’s a little bit about obsession or not being able to move on, I kind of like it.”

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Paste: Live Photos – David Duchovny Performs Lo-Fi Folk & Country in New York

Paste: Live Photos - David Duchovny Performs Lo-Fi Folk & Country in New York

Paste Magazine unveils several photos taken from David Duchovny’s recent perfomance at Gramercy Theatre.

Story and photography by Julia Drummond | March 8, 2017

Under the motto “Come for the actor, stay for the music,” David Duchovny recently played a smattering of dates in support of his 2015 debut, Hell or Highwater on ThinkSay Records. The X-Files and Californication leading man picked up a guitar in the last decade during long stretches in trailers, learning the instrument and putting years of poetry to music. The resulting tracks constitute affable alt-country, folk and soft rock in the wheelhouse of Wilco or Lyle Lovett. Photographer Julia Drummond caught Duchovny at his Gramercy Theatre stop in New York last week to capture the breezy set in the gallery above.

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Consequence of Sound: David Duchovny gives Track by Track breakdown of his new album, “Every Third Thought”

Consequence of Sound: David Duchovny gives Track By Track breakdown of his new album, "Every Third Thought"

By Michael Roffman | February 6, 2018

David Duchovny is a jack of all trades. He acts, he writes, he directs, and, yes, he plays music. Now, nearly three years after he dropped his full-length debut, 2015’s Hell or Highwater, the Golden Globe-winning actor returns with Every Third Thought.

Due out February 9th via King Baby/GMG, the sophomore album offers a strikingly intimate portrait of Duchovny, who meditates on his late father and past relationships through songs like “Stranger in the Sacred Heart”, “Jericho”, and “Half Life”.

Below, you can stream the incredible album ahead of its release and read our exclusive Track by Track interview with Duchovny. You’ll quickly see he’s just as sharp and intuitive as he traditionally is on screen in The X-FilesCalifornication, et al.

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Billboard: David Duchovny on His Late Blooming Music Career & Gaining Confidence as a Singer

Billboard: David Duchovny on His Late Blooming Music Career & Gaining Confidence as a Singer

By Brian Leak | February 6, 2018

For 30 years, David Duchovny has been on screens big and small with roles ranging from “Tess’s Birthday Party Friend” in 1988’s Working Girl to beloved characters like The X-Files‘ “spooky” FBI agent Fox Mulder and writer Hank Moody in the sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll-riddled Californication. In recent years, though, Duchovny has dabbled in other areas of entertainment. He’s written two books and has another on the way, and in 2015 he released his debut album, titled Hell Or Highwater.On Feb. 9, Duchovny will release his second full-length album, Every Third Thought, which he’ll begin supporting with a handful of tour dates in New Zealand and Australia.

Duchovny spoke with Billboard to discuss his process as a songwriter, the importance of music education, and what might be on the horizon for him and his band.

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Billboard: David Duchovny Shares Ethereal New Single ‘Half-Life’ From Upcoming Album ‘Every Third Thought’ Premiere

Billboard: David Duchovny Shares Ethereal New Single 'Half-Life' From Upcoming Album 'Every Third Thought' Premiere

By Wandera Hussein | January 22, 2018

Award winning actor David Duchovny has returned on multiple fronts in 2018. With the reprisal of his role as Fox Mulder on the The X-Files on Jan. 3rd, the multi-talented Duchovny also shared some new tunes. Duchovny’s upcoming album Every Third Thought is due for release on Feb. 9 and the alt-rocker released the ethereal single “Half-Life” today (Jan. 22) in promotion of the upcoming LP.

Equipped with blaring riffs, a crooning synth melody, and a gentle acoustic guitar, the sci-fi actor’s album mixes love and science, with Duchovny singing subtly about the unconditional love. “Unconditional love decays, only fossilized hearts can break. Every piece is indivisible.”

“I find poetry in science,” Duchovny told Billboard. “Things like The Heisenberg principle or Schroedinger’s cat — things like this. The phrase half life and the fact that it refers to radioactive decay or decay struck me as a poetic and wonderfully ambiguous place to start a song about life and love.”

Along with the release of the album, Duchovny is set to embark on a short tour across Australia and New Zealand. The tour begins on Feb. 20 in Auckland, NZ and concludes on Mar. 1 in Brisbane, AU.

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Rolling Stone: David Duchovny Details New Album ‘Every Third Thought’

Rolling Stone: David Duchovny Details New Album ‘Every Third Thought’

By Althea Legaspi | January 5, 2018

David Duchovny has announced the release of his sophomore album, Every Third Thought. The follow-up to 2015’s Hell or Highwater, the new 12-song set will be released on February 9th via King Baby/GMG.

According to a statement, the new material eschews the folky vibe of the musician-actor’s debut LP and moves into a more rock direction. It will first be released digitally and on streaming services before becoming available on CD and vinyl.

“I feel like this album presents a real growth lyrically and musically from the first and I can’t wait to get it out there,” Duchovny said in a statement.

Duchovny’s musical aspirations are a relatively recent development. In 2015, Duchovny told Rolling Stone he first picked up the guitar just a few years prior to amuse himself and he began with the classics. “The Beatles, Lou Reed, the Band, Petty — classic white-guy rock,” he said, naming artists whose songs he first learned to play on guitar. “I love Seventies funk, but I’m not good enough to play it yet. So hopefully, within the next year or so, I’ll get my jazzy chords and come out with a little Sly and the Family Stone tribute album.”

Following the release of Every Third Thought, he will embark on a tour through New Zealand and Australia with U.S. dates to follow. In the meantime, he’s starring in the 11th season of The X-Files, which premiered on Wednesday on Fox.

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