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Dark Places, the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster), Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dark Places is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stephane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix; and Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Matt Rhodes. Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson will produce, with the company’s Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alex Brunner Executive Producing. Peter Safran will also serve as an Executive Producer.
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
I’ve spent the day revamping our photoshoot section of the gallery. All the shoots are now sorted by year and I’ve added tons of additions to it, including many shoots Nicholas did earlier this year! Not everything is up yet but those will follow soon. I’d like to thank my friends Nicole and Claudia for donating some of the photos!
Toiling in the shadow of bigger players such as Pixar, DreamWorks and Fox / Blue Sky are the smaller indie ‘toon companies, who often struggle to find a box office niche. The latest company, UK outfit Kaleidoscope, will be hoping that a Toy Story-style adventure called Once Upon A Time In The Kitchen about spoons and such plus voice work from Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Stephen Fry will help its cause.
Alexander Williams, who has worked as an animator on the likes of The Lion King, Monster House and The Iron Giant, is stepping up to direct this one, working from a script by Friends veteran Chris Brown.
They will be kicking off work in September on the tale of a kitchen divided between everyday utensils and the snooty best silver from the other side of the table.
Williams, as you’d expect from a director of a movie like this, was quick to stress the potential film’s universal appeal: “It’s a fantasy adventure aimed squarely at a family audience, but with enough sophisticated wit to keep the grown-ups happy.”
The British actor, and beau of Jennifer Lawrence, talks about tackling the lead role in Jack The Giant Slayer, laughing at his co-star’s stunt bloopers and a penchant for climbing trees.
What makes your Jack tick in Jack And The Giant Slayer?
Well, Jack lost his parents when he was pretty young, has been raised by his uncle and has a good heart and good intentions, but things don’t always go his way. He hasn’t had a lot of breaks in life, and then he gets swept up on this adventure to try to rescue the princess, but he’s totally unprepared and scared of heights, which is very inappropriate when you’re climbing five miles into the sky on a beanstalk.
Did you have fun romancing Eleanor Tomlinson’s princess?
We’d mess around and joke about stuff in the scenes. It can be tricky to develop a relationship quickly without that many scenes and have the audience believe your characters. But Bryan [Singer] knows how to formulate a solid story that’s well told, and that sweeps you up. So he managed to pop out the key points for us very clearly.
Were there any opportunities to have a laugh during production?
I enjoyed it when things would go wrong during Eleanor’s stunts [laughs]. Not terribly wrong, but just, like, when we were in the cathedral and maybe Eleanor wasn’t listening when they were talking about camera timings and when we had to drop to the floor. So we were meant to go on ‘action’, but on ‘one’ I see her out of the corner of my eye just hit the deck. It was a hard, concrete floor and you’d hear a little moan of: ‘Ow.’ That made me laugh a lot.
Did you enjoy the physicality of the role?
I climbed a lot of trees when I was a child, and I thought I’d enjoy a second chance to do that on a grand scale. Even recently, I was out walking around the woods at my house and I was like: ‘Oh, a massive tree to climb,’ and I did. It was easier when I was a kid: I’m getting worse at tree climbing. When you’re a kid, you’re fearless and the branches can take your weight a lot easier.
What did you like about the film’s story?
I just like the fact that these two characters are being told what they can’t do and they won’t achieve, and they both, against the odds, go out and accomplish things and learn and grow. That’s a great message to be sending out to anyone watching the film, but particularly to kids. Don’t accept no as an answer. And don’t get the beans wet.
Jack The Giant Slayer is out now on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray.
Nicholas and the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past made an appearance during San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. They joined a panel to discuss the movie. Photos have been added to our gallery thanks to Lindsey and Claudia.
The X-Men must travel in time to change a major historical event that could globally impact on man and mutant kind.Genre: Adventure | Action | Sci-Fi
A woman who survived the killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Set in a violent near-future where water has become the most precious resource on the planet, a 14-year-old boy forced use his wits to survive.Genre: Drama | Action | Sci-Fi
An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's high-speed freeways.Genre: Thriller | Action
An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.Genre: Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa.Genre: Adventure | Action | Thriller
A rivalry forms in the kitchen amongst the cutlery who come to life when the chefs aren't looking.Genre: Animation
Plot unknown.Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Plot unknown.Genre: Adventure | Action | Sci-Fi
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