Inside Movies Breaking Movie News and Scoops | Movie Reviews

Tag: Low Down (1-3 of 3)

Watch the first 5 minutes of 'Low Down,' with John Hawkes and Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning is super-excited about her next project: Halloween.

She might be one of the hardest-working actresses in Hollywood—with four films in theaters in 2014, including the blockbuster Maleficent—but she’s still only 16 and her Halloween costume is an elaborate production. “It’s a secret,” she says, when asked about her trick-or-treat dress-up plans. “But I’ll give you some of my greatest hits: I was the Morton Salt Girl. I was Strawberry Shortcake. I’ve been a Barbie Statue of Liberty. I’ve been Mary Poppins. I was a Madame Alexander doll. I was a vampire, but that was like a very glamorous done-up vampire. I was Marilyn Monroe—when I was 7. So yeah, it’s a big deal.”

In Low Down, which opens today in theaters, she gets to dress up as a real person. Amy-Jo Albany was the daughter of Joe Albany, a talented jazz pianist who recorded with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. He also was a heroin addict, testing the love of many who cared for him. In the film, set in Hollywood 1974, Joe (John Hawkes) is trying to right his life and then hold it together for the sake of his teenage daughter, who adores him. It’s not an easy task.

EW has an extensive conversation with Fanning, and the film’s opening five minutes, which introduce the father/daughter dynamic and feature Joe jamming with a trumpet-playing Flea. (Beware of one expletive.) READ FULL STORY

Watch the trailer for 'Low Down,' about pianist Joe Albany

Low-Down.jpg

During the jazz scene of the 1960’s and 1970’s, pianist Joe Albany struggled with drug addiction. His struggle was then captured by the memoir of his daughter, Amy-Jo Albany.

Now, Jeff Preiss is capturing it all on film. Starring John Hawkes as Joe and Elle Fanning as Amy-Jo, Low Down tells the pianist’s story through the eyes of his daughter. The film also stars Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and more.

READ FULL STORY

Sundance 2014: Elle Fanning, Glenn Close on 'Low Down' -- VIDEO

low-down.jpg

Director Jeff Preiss’ Low Down is based on Amy Albany’s memoir about growing up in LA with a single, troubled dad who was involved in the 1970s jazz scene. The two, along with Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Flea, and Tim Daly, chatted with EW’s Nicole Sperling about the personal nature of the film and what working with Albany on set was like. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos in Movies

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP