‘MaXXXine’ First Look: Mia Goth And Halsey Star In Final Chapter Of Ti West’s Horror Trilogy

“I see MaXXXine as a superhero movie – that’s how I read the script. Maxine, as a character, has come a long way. She’s a survivor, she’s gone through a lot.”

That’s one way of putting it. Those words are from X and Pearl star Mia Goth, talking with SFX Magazine about how she sees the third and final chapter in Ti West‘s horror trilogy, MaXXXine, which is shooting now. The previous films, both released last year, saw Goth taking on multiple roles. In X, she played Maxine, an aspiring actress who saw her entire group of friends slaughtered by Pearl, with Goth playing a younger version in the prequel.

Recently, it was revealed that West had gathered an all-star group to surround Goth in MaXXXine, a direct sequel to X that finds the titular actress doing ANYTHING to make it big in Hollywood. Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Kevin Bacon are part of the cast, but in the first image debuted today, we see Goth alongside pop star Halsey.

MaXXXine doesn’t currently have a release date, but West is a speedy filmmaker and we should see it by year’s end. The cool thing is that each film has been vastly different than the other. The first was a Texas Chainsaw-style slasher, with the sequel a wistful, classic Hollywood musical drama…with lots of murder. Expect West and Goth to pull out some funny tricks with this one, too.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.