Cole (Zac Efron) is a young man living in LA’s San Fernando Valley with his friends, who has dreams of making it big as a DJ. In the meantime, he and his mates are scraping by promoting at clubs and Cole DJ-ing for free. Then he meets producer James (Wes Bentley), who takes Cole under his wing and may be able to show him the way to the big time. However, things are complicated by Cole’s feelings for James’ assistant/girlfriend Emily (Emily Ratajkowski), the difficulties Cole and his friends find themselves in – including getting a job that may be more ethically murky that the low grade drug dealing they are also involved in – and the darker side of the electronic music scene. [Read more…]
Zac Efron is getting ready to let loose the beats, as Deadline reports that Emily Ratajkowski (best known for the Blurred Lines music video) and Efron have signed up for We Are Your Friends, which will be the directorial debut of Catfish: The TV Show’s Max Joseph.
The movie is ‘a coming-of age-drama about finding your voice. It’s set in the worlds of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife, where an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James who takes him under his wing.
‘Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he knows he’s destined for.’
The cast is also likely to include Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer, who are currently in talk for the movie, although it’s not clear who they will play.
The movie will start shooting on August 18th in the San Fernando Valley.
Chasing Mavericks wasn’t the big breakout Jonny Weston might have hoped it would be, but now he’s getting another shot, as he and Suki Waterhouse have joined the cast of Divergent sequel Insurgent, according to Variety. They join shortly after the movie has started shooting.
It isn’t know who Weston will play, but Waterhouse will be Marlene, a member of the Dauntless faction.
The join the returning stars Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four), Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Miles Teller (Peter), Ansel Elgort (Caleb), Maggie Q (Tori), Ben Lamb (Edward), Ray Stevenson (Marcus), Mekhi Phifer (Max) and Zoë Kravitz (Christina). Octavia Spencer has also joined the movie as Johanna.
In Insurgent Tris and Four are on the run from Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite faction, as they learn the truth about the past which could alter the future.
Robert Schwentke is directing the sequel from a script by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman, based on Veronica Roth’s novel. it’s due for released on March 20th, 2015.
Chasing Mavericks is a biopic of surfer Jay Moriarty, following his teenage years when he went from keen amateur so surfing some of the biggest waves in the world. Jay (Jonny Weston) is a little bit of a misfits and often pushed around by the other kids. However he loves to surf and discovers that just up the coast from his Californian home are some truly monster waves. [Read more…]
We haven’t had a movie from LA Confidential helmer Curtis Hanson since Lucky You in 2007, but now he’s coming back with the surfing drama Chasing Mavericks. Based on a true story, the film is about Jay Moriarty, who sets out to ride the legendary Northern California break known as Mavericks, with the help of Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). While Mavericks is now a well known surfing spot, at the time it was a secret. A UK release is set for November 2nd.
Normally when a director gets replaced on a project it’s because the studio doesn’t like the direction a film is going or because there have been major disagreements going on. It’s always far more unfortunate when it has to happen due to illness.
Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) has been shooting Of Men and Mavericks in Northern California, and while it’s scheduled to wrap production early next month, a new director will be at the helm. Michael Apted is filling in for director Curtis Hanson for the last 15 days of principal photography, starting on Monday.
According to Deadline, Hanson recently experienced complications from a heart surgery, which leaves him incapable of finishing the production. It isn’t known if Michael Apted will oversee post-production as well, or when Curtis Hanson is expected to fully recover.
Of Men and Mavericks stars newcomer Jonny Weston as surfing legend Jay Moriarty, who conquered the treacherous Northern California waves known as the ‘Mavericks’. Gerard Butler is Rick ‘Frosty’ Hesson, Moriarty’s mentor, who taught him how to ride the formidable waves. The film is due out next autumn, so hopefully Hanson will recover soon and be able to have plenty of input before it gets to cinemas.
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