Eve (2019) Movie Script

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[indistinct chatter]
MAN: Can you please send
the next one in? Thank you.
MAN: Will you please
state your name
and the role
you are reading for.
My name is Alex Beyer.
I'm auditioning
for the role of Eve.
MAN: Whenever you're ready.
[chatter continues]
My name is Beth Cunningham,
and I'm reading
for the role of Eve.
Thank you.
We'll be in touch.
Whenever you're ready.
Solitude sometimes...
One more time, please.
Innocence once...
Whenever you're ready.
I need you to speak up
a little bit.
- Okay.
- Shit.
Sorry. One second.
Thank you.
Very good. Let's move on.
Hi. I'm here to see Cassie.
Cassie Anders?
Yep, third floor.
Darling, you are so much
better than this shit.
I don't even want you
to bother reading it.
- You sure?
- Nope.
No, I'm gonna give that
to somebody else.
I've got something
much more exciting.
You're a star, Cassie.
Sienna has dropped out.
They're looking for
another bankable talent,
and I've put you forward.
I'll get Rosie
to send you the script.
Oh, you're a sweetheart.
No, you are.
Now fuck off back
to your fabulous life.
How are you, hmm?
Who got it?
It doesn't matter.
Look, they said they were
gonna cast the net wide,
but I think
they're gonna go for a name.
- Yeah, but I am a name.
- I know, darling.
But it's just not worth
very much right now, is it?
I won awards playing that part.
On stage six years ago.
This is a $30 million
screen adaptation.
I know you wanted this,
but I did warn you.
You weren't ready.
We needed more time for you
to work on your new image
and get your confidence back.
And you haven't worked
in over a year.
Listen, why don't you
take a break?
I don't need a break.
That was my role.
It's not a request.
Take some time.
Forget about Eve.
I want to know
who stole that role from me.
The mind is its own place,
and in itself can make
a heaven of hell,
a hell of heaven.
The mind is its own place.
The mind is its own place.
What have you put in this?
Give us five minutes,
mate, yeah?
Nope, they're gone.
- Really?
- Don't worry.
If they're still here,
I'll totally fuck 'em up.
Okay, I need this.
- Where are you going?
- Paying the cab.
I don't know, she seems edgy.
I guess it's just somebody being
in the house when we were away,
and she's not
very comfortable with it.
[distant toilet flushes]
Mate, you know I love Carnival.
It's Alex.
I don't know, it's just--
It's too many people.
She's not good with crowds
at the best of times,
you know that.
Because she gets
recognized too much.
[pilot light clicking]
[whistling continues]
[whistling, static]
It's gotta be a threat.
I wouldn't say that
necessarily, Mr. Carroll.
Well, what would you say?
It's fake blood, sir.
You know anyone who would
possibly have a reason
to do this?
No. No one.
Miss Beyer?
Any fans? Anyone approach you
on the street?
Anyone a bit, um, a bit off?
All the time.
It's probably someone
making a statement.
Maybe they didn't like
one of your movies.
Any colorful tweets?
Any letters, any emails
of a threatening nature?
Normally my agent
takes care of all that stuff.
Can we talk to him?
Her, actually.
There's really very little
that we can do, Mr. Carroll.
You handed over the keys.
Well, I handed the keys
to my friend Toby, yes.
You know him well?
Very well.
What, that's it?
You're fucking done here?
What? It's unbelievable.
In case you hadn't noticed,
you have a slide
in your living room.
This place is always going
to attract a certain type.
As I said, there's
very little we can do.
Or nothing that you want to do.
You know, last week,
we had an old man
mix acid into
his neighbor's moisturizer.
Said he couldn't stand
her face anymore.
You would be amazed at
the lengths that people go to
to get noticed.
You have something nice,
or a little bit different...
there's always someone
who wants to tear it down.
People like you,
people in houses like this,
everybody wants
what you've got.
Somebody wants your life.
Somebody wants
to cause you pain.
Probably someone you know.
But nothing's been taken.
There's no structural damage.
Most likely you ended up
with a art student
who saw all this and maybe
took the carnival spirit
a bit too far, hmm?
But if we get any leads,
well be in touch.
How's it going?
Cleaners can't get here
till the weekend, so...
But you started it yourself.
I did. I want you to feel
comfortable in your own house.
Mm. That was nice.
I am very nice.
We should take a shower now
because I'm also very,
very dirty, so...
[kissing, moaning continues]
I can't.
I can't. I...
It's fine.
[phone buzzing]
[buzzing continues]
I need to go
deal with this, okay?
Do you want some coffee?
Coffee's good.
Oh, what the--
Thank you.
- Your eyes are dead in these.
- What about this one?
Well, it's puffy.
And it's miserable,
and that's miserable.
Sorry, Cas, she's calling again.
What should I do?
Put her through.
Cass, hi, it's me.
I'm back,
and I'm feeling fantastic.
Just a minute.
I want these all redone, okay?
And call me
after the audition.
I'm feeling incredible.
I've been meditating,
and now that I've had
some time off,
I am ready to come back.
I have a small role
casting tomorrow.
Is it a good role?
It doesn't matter.
I'll send you the script.
Look, just turn up
and do what they ask.
And don't fuck it up.
Okay, fine.
Can you state your name and
the role you are reading for?
Can you state your name?
What's your name?
What's your name?!
No, but he is. He's manic.
He's fucking crazy!
Oh, my God.
Jesus Christ, Alex.
I don't know how you do it.
I'd never be able
to sleep again.
- Fuck's sake, Suzy.
- What? You let them in.
Yeah, well,
I though she was okay.
She looked respectable.
How was I gonna know
she was such a freak?
Maybe if she'd been
wearing sandals,
I might've have seen
the warning signs.
I'm just saying
you're a braver woman than I am.
I would not want people
staying in my home.
- Here we go.
- What?
She's never gonna let this go.
Let's not have a domestic--
People are starting to stare.
So my brother wants to stay
for a couple of days.
A whole week, actually.
It's my brother.
He's not some stranger.
No offense.
I just don't wanna
share my space
with people I don't know
very well.
So he has to rent a hotel room,
and I have to spend hours
on the phone to my mum,
telling me I need to be
more family orientated.
Still, at least he won't
smear shit on the walls.
- Tobes...
- Too soon?
What did the police have to say?
Oh, they couldn't
give two shits.
We sent them pictures,
we emailed footage.
They just gave us
the same old bullshit.
You have footage?
Guys, I reckon it was Banksy.
I wish it was Banksy
'cause then I could charge 'em
a tenner to take a look.
- Tight git.
- What? What you think?
Make some money
at the same time?
You know, I read about
this couple.
They let their place out,
like you guys,
came back to a gang bang.
Fuck off, right?
Sorry, I can't.
WOMAN: Alex.
I'm Alex Beyer.
I'm Alex Beyer.
That must end us.
That must be our cure.
That must end us.
That must be our...
Oh, fuck.
[distant footsteps]
[odd noise]
[thumping, screaming]
[powers down]

You have been
the wildest, honey
You've been the wildest
of them all
You don't know
what you have done
In all that you've tried
to outrun
You're moving slowly
towards your flame
In the dark
You wanted to learn
You wanted to stay
Open your eyes
That must be our cure.
I liked the ones this morning.
I prefer the ones now.
Oh, yeah.
Good. Change that.
Quickly, please.
This is...
not gonna happen now.
Okay, can I get
the camera ready?
Good work.
Thank you very much.
Hey, this is Liam.
Leave a message.
Hey, it's me.
I know things are a bit weird
between us right now,
or maybe I'm just being
a bit weird, but can--
Can you just pick up
your fucking phone?
[distant music playing]
All the way down to the end.
Good luck.
[music stops]
Thank you, Heather.
We'll be in touch.
Sorry, um,
who am I reading with?
Forget the script.
Forget the script.
We're gonna try
something different.
Look in the mirror.
Don't be shy.
It's only you.
Our character confronts herself.
It's a mixture of narcissism
and naive curiosity.
She needs to discover
who she is.
Your reflection's
not just who you are.
It's what you will become.
And, um, do I say anything?
Just dance.
Lennie, put her
in Sarah's outfit.
- [door closes]
- What are you doing here?
Don't ignore me.
Fuck's sake.
You have a new message.
New messages.
Beth just called.
You're lucky she's not
pressing charges.
I think you and I have come
to the end of the road.
There's nothing left to say.
Do you know what?
I think we should do
something fun this weekend.
Go to the coast.
The coast? It's freezing.
We don't have to swim.
I don't think it's a good idea
us going away again so soon,
do you?
I just meant for the day.
It's a nice thought,
but work is crazy right now.
I've got some stuff
to sort out.
Well, why don't you let me...
sort some stuff out?
Alex, I--
Okay, stop.
- What's wrong?
- Nothing. I've just--
I've had a long day.
What were you shooting?
Like I said,
it's been a busy day.
I can imagine.
You know what? You've been
begging me to be at home.
And now I am,
I get this.
All right, I haven't
begged you for anything.
Are you sure about that?
I'm gonna be honest
with you, Alex.
Really? You're gonna be
honest with me?
Since we got back, you have been
moping around this house
like a...
like a moody bitch.
And now you've had a bit
of wine, you want sex,
and I'm supposed to just
smile and be grateful?
How about you're supposed to try
and not be an asshole.
Oh, it's too late for that,
Alex, I--
What the--
[phone ringing]
[ringing continues]
[ringing continues]
You have a new message.
New messages.
Liam. I'm gonna kill
that skinny bitch.
- [thunderclap]
- [gasps]

[line ringing]
Hey, this is Liam.
Leave a message.
Hi. It's me again.
Where are you?
We need to talk.
[phone rings]
[line ringing]
Ben Carrington calling
about Paradise Lost.
He says it's urgent.
Oh, okay.
Put him through.
Hi, Cassie. I need to
talk to you about Eve.
That's what we've all
been missing,
I like happy Alex.
Uh, as opposed to
no fun, crazy Alex?
Well, Liam thought
I should drop by
just in case
you were lonely, Alex.
He called you?
Yeah, yesterday.
At least he answers the phone
to one of us.
How's Suzy?
Uh, I think she thinks
that I have a thing for you.
Do you?
Who wouldn't?
Well, I should warn you
what you'd be getting into.
I bit him yesterday.
You think he's avoiding me?
Why would he be avoiding you?
Well, did he mention
I was hearing things?
Oh, that you'd gone
fucking bat-shit crazy
and you should be sectioned?
Yes, absolutely.
I think it's the boiler.
Fucking holy shit.
[line rings]
[phone ringing]
[ringing continues]
[ringing continues]
Hey, this is Liam.
Leave a message.
[line ringing]
[running footsteps]
Will you please
state your name
and the role
you are reading for.
My name is Alex Beyer,
and I'm reading
for the role of Eve.
Where joy forever dwells.
Hail, horrors.
Hail, infernal world.
And thou,
profoundest hell,
receive thy new possessor.
One who brings... a mind,
not to be changed
by place or time.
A mind is its own place.
And in itself
can bring heaven of hell.
And hell of heaven.
[line ringing]
Hi, it's me, Cassie.
Well, it seems like you've been
keeping secrets from me
because I've just had a call
from Ben Carrington,
and he saw something
in you that,
well, frankly terrified him.
And he wants you to play Eve.
We're back, Alex.
Alex, are you there?

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Here in the dark
You open your eyes
Try not to breathe
You're alone at night
It's the sweetest part
of all
Here in the dark
Here in the dark
You open your eyes
Open your eyes
You have been
the wildest, honey
You have been
the wildest of them all
You don't know
what you have done
In all that you've tried
to outrun
You're moving slowly
towards your flame
Here in the dark
You wanted to learn
You wanted to stay
Open your eyes
You have been
the wildest, honey
You have been the wildest
of them all
You don't know
what you have done
In all that you've tried
to outrun
It's the sweetest part
of all
Has you bracing for the fall
All the way
All the way
Show them you've already won
You don't know
what you have done
It's the sweetest part
of all
In all that you've tried
to outrun
Has you bracing for the fall
You don't know
what you have done
It's the sweetest part
of all
In all that you've tried
to outrun
Has you bracing for the fall