Russian director, Kirill Serebrennikov, is currently under investigation from Moscow police and prosecutors because the allegations leveled against him are that he has been embezzling government funds. However, others have raised and signed petitions because they believe the allegations are only levied against Serebrennikov because he has been critical of the Russian government through his art.
Among those who are calling for the charges against him to be dropped include the star of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Blue Jasmine, Academy Award winning actress, Cate Blanchett. The video below takes a deeper dive into the tenuous and unfortunate situation.
While we will certainly have to hope for the best in the coming time that information trickles out about the state and condition of the filmmaker, Blanchett has some work to do in the future. She will be promoting her role as Hela in the new installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth. She will also be portraying Lucille Ball in a biopic about the famed comedian from a legend of screen, Aaron Sorkin.