• Director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) knows how to pour lemon juice in the open wounds of aging Gen X-ers. Who better to cast in his film about a pair of middle-aged marrieds yearning for youth than Ad-Rock, or Adam Horovitz, of the Beastie Boys? If cast, Horovitz would play the guy who has grown up, had a kid, and basically moved on with his life, bringing Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller’s still-childless relationship into harsh perspective. Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star as the young free spirits who Watts and Stiller befriend. Horovitz is no stranger to acting work, and has appeared in a number of projects over the years including A Kiss Before Dying. [The Wrap]
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'Pacific Rim' premiere: Guillermo del Toro and monster-mashing cast pick their favorite feature creatures
Director Guillermo del Toro freely admits he’s a geek for all things sci-fi and supernatural, so he wholeheartedly jumped at the chance to smush two of his favorite Japanese sub-genres — mecha (huge robots, machines or human-piloted suits of armor) and kaiju (giant monsters) — into one super-sized summer blockbuster hopeful: Pacific Rim.
“No one has done it before and that was what first attracted me because I’m a big fan of both these very traditional [Eastern] genres,” Del Toro told EW on the black carpet at the film’s U.S. premiere Tuesday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. “This movie represents as much of me as a small adult movie like Pan’s Labyrinth does. They represent two sides of me, but they are both absolutely sincere and full of love. [Robots] and [monsters] are like vanilla and chocolate. You can’t pick which is better. I had a chance to do a giant poem to both of them, so win-win for me.”
The film’s stars also found it impossible to definitively decide whether the menagerie of dino-like aliens or the fleet of epic war machines called Jaegers were cooler. “The movie is way more fun than you can even imagine, because these monsters are formidable and these robots are like a World Cup team,” frequent Del Toro collaborator Ron Perlman explained. “Just when you think you understand [the monsters’] skill set in terms of how dangerous they are, they adapt and reinvent themselves. They are a nightmare of an enemy. But then Guillermo made the team of Jaegers that are kind of like the 1927 Yankees. Each of them has their own personality and swagger and none of them tolerate losing.”
The cast all marveled at the seemingly endless array of badass beasts dreamt up for the Warner Bros. film that now join the annals of movie monster history. It seemed like the perfect time to ask who gets their vote for greatest movie monster of all time.
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'Frankie Go Boom': How Charlie Hunnam got Ron Perlman to play a transsexual computer hacker -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP
On May 14, the comedy Frankie Go Boom starring Chris O’Dowd and Charlie Hunnam hits Blu-ray and DVD. O’Dowd plays aspiring filmmaker and recovering addict Bruce, who uploads an embarrassing amateur porno of his brother Frank (Hunnam) to the Internet that he really shouldn’t have. The brothers enlist the help of Bruce’s transsexual computer-hacker buddy, played by Hunnam’s Sons of Anarchy costar Ron Perlman. Below, watch an exclusive clip from the extras in which O’Dowd, Hunnam, and Perlman discuss the inspired casting.
“I kinda wanna try my hand at everything before they close the lid on me,” Perlman says in the bonus feature. He though the script was too funny, and the cast too great, to pass on the role. Hunnam says he sent Perlman the script and told the filmmakers he’d call him to make sure he read it: “I thought maybe he’d call me back and say, ‘Are you out of your mind?’ But he called me back the next day and said, ‘I’m in.'”
• Anne Hathaway is attached to the romantic comedy The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, co-written by Mindy Kaling and The Office writer Brent Forrester. The project, about a self-conscious gal involved with losers whose love life perks up when a supreme hottie pursues her, is still without a director. Kaling and Forrester will also co-produce. [THR]
• Ron Perlman is putting his broad shoulders and Sons of Anarchy intensity to good use as part of the cast of the psychological thriller Angry Little God, an English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death. The film is about a man in debt who is told he’s on a hidden-camera game show and will get a ton of money if he completes 13 horrific tasks. It also stars Mark Webber from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Rutina Wesley from True Blood. Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is directing from a script he co-wrote with David Birke. [Variety]
•Paul Dano will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo in the thriller Prisoners, about a carpenter whose daughter and friend are kidnapped and goes on a rogue search after police are unable to find them. Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. [Variety]
Casting Net: Kim Basinger joins Paul Haggis’ romantic drama ‘The Third Person.’ Plus: Patricia Clarkson, Katee Sackhoff
Casting Net: Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper face ‘Reasonable Doubt.’ Plus: Adam Brody, Trey Songs, Demian Bichir
Casting Net: ‘The Avengers’ star Clark Gregg assembling killer cast for ‘Trust Me.’ Plus: Gael Garcia Bernal to play AIDS patient
'Boom' goes the Irishman: Chris O'Dowd exorcises his inner 'douche' through new film, talks 'Girls' season 2
Chris O’Dowd, whom fans came to know as the good-hearted galoot in Bridesmaids, has had a busy year indeed. Between memorable roles in Friends With Kids and Girls, the Irishman has been prepping for a newly picked-up HBO pilot created by Christopher Guest and just last month recently married British TV presenter Dawn Porter.
If you believe the preternaturally wry O’Dowd, Porter is likely grateful that he changed things up to play a less redeemable character in his latest film 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom (available OnDemand today). “I’ve been playing so many nice guys that I was about to boil over inside,” he says drily. Frankie is named after the younger brother (Charlie Hunnam) that O’Dowd ‘s recovering addict Bruce bullies. “I definitely wanted to channel the more douche side of myself, as I think we all should sometimes,” says O’Dowd. “It manifests itself in your own life, so I have to [occasionally] let the air vent open a little bit to become a good person again.” READ FULL STORY
It’s hard nowadays to make a man dressed like a woman play as a successful sight gag — it’s more like a sight drag, am I right? [Pause] [Crickets] Anyway, the new trailer for the oddly titled indie comedy 3, 2, 1.. Frankie Go Boom manages to pull off some potent comedy from the sheer sight of Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) gussied up as a newly female ex-con.
But Perlman’s not the star of the film. He’s the former cellmate of Bruce (Bridesmaid‘s Chris O’Dowd), a drug addict who used to film himself terrorizing his younger brother Frank (Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam) when they were kids. Now they’re both adults, and Bruce has gotten sober, but it appears life hasn’t otherwise changed all that much for poor Frank. Check out the trailer below, featuring Lizzy Caplan, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth, and a vomiting pig: READ FULL STORY
The Project: Pacific Rim
The Panel: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi (pictured), director Guillermo del Toro. Moderated by the Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick.
Footage Screened: “This movie came to me like a big, fat, obscene Christmas gift at a time that I needed it very much,” del Toro explained before screening a trailer he said was cut specifically for Comic-Con and would not be seen anywhere else.
And, boy, was it massive. READ FULL STORY
Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman may be in San Diego to debut footage from their giant robots vs. giant monsters summer 2013 tentpole picture Pacific Rim. But at the EW Comic-Con studio, the longtime collaborators had another film on their minds: Hellboy 3.
For a long time, whenever del Toro was asked about the dearly hoped for threequel, he would demure with a maybe-not-quite-a-joke that Perlman was not eager to spend multiple hours every day getting in and out of the extensive makeup for the hulking, blood-red character. But now both men are singing a different tune. “I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3],” del Toro told EW. Perlman was sitting right next to him, and was not shy about explaining why he’s game to strap on Hellboy’s trenchcoat one more time. READ FULL STORY
Casting Net: Susan Sarandon lending her voice to comic scares. Plus: Andie MacDowell, Ron Perlman, more.
• Sarandon has also earned some co-stars in another upcoming project. Proving that no holiday is safe from a celeb-filled ensemble flick, casting is moving along on Mother’s Day. Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day) and real-life daughter Rainey Qualley have joined the cast of the indie drama about 12 mothers and their daughters. Sarandon and her real-life daughter Eva Amurri Martino, along with Christina Ricci are also in the film. [Deadline]
• Director John Sayles (Sunshine State) shared some new information on his blog today about his upcoming film, Go For Sisters. The cast includes Edward James Olmos, LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Hector Elizondo, and Isaiah Washington. The film tells the story of two women who grew up as close as sisters but lose touch and are reunited — as parole officer and parolee. [Indiewire]
• Ron Perlman will star in a vignette in the anthology film Tbilisi, My City, about the capital city of Georgia, directed by natives of the country. The Hellboy actor will play an American motorcyclist opposite Sarah Dumont, who has appeared on CSI and Melrose Place. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Stephen Moyer joins ‘Devil’s Knot’. Plus new roles for Justin Long, Oscar Isaac
Casting Net: Cee Lo Green joins Adam Levine in ‘Can A Song Save Your Life?’ Plus: Shailene Woodley, Tommy Lee Jones
Casting Net: Will Arnett to play Batman…in Lego form. Plus: James Woods, Catherine Keener, James Marsden
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