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.
Gregg Araki was at the forefront of the Queer Cinema movement on the 1990s, and indeed all his movies since then have had an LGBT tint. However things will be less overtly gay with his latest, White Bird in a Blizzard, which is due to premiere at Sundance. Ahead of that though we’ve got our first look at the movie with a trailer.
Based on Laura Kasischke’s 1999 novel, the film a young woman who loses control of her life when her mother disappears. Shailene Woodley plays the main role, with the likes of Eva Green (as the mother), Angela Bassett, Shiloh Fernandez, Christopher Meloni and Gabourey Sidibe co-starring.
The movie will screen at Sundance, but there’s no word yet on when it will be released to general audiences. [Read more…]
The main cast of Fouad Mikati’s (Operation: Endgame) film Return To Sender has been announced, with THR reporting that Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, and Nick Nolte have signed up to star.
The movie is about a small town nurse (Rosamund Pike) who goes on a blind date with a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez), and suffers a life-altering event shortly thereafter, which she spends much of the rest of the movie trying to overcome. Nick Nolte is playing the nurse’s father.
Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett wrote the screenplay, with Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela producing and Logan Levy executive producing. Shooting is currently under way in New Orleans.
A few months ago it was revealed that queer filmmaker Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, The Doom Generation) was busy putting together a new movie, White Bird, with Shailene Woodley, Eva Green and Shiloh Fernandez set to star. Now it appears the title has changed slightly to White Bird In A Blizzard, with Deadline reporting that Christopher Meloni and Gabourey Sidibe have been added to the cast.
The movie is about a young woman who loses control of her life when her mother disappears. Woodley will be playing the main part, but it’s not clear how the other actors will play into the story.
Meloni has been having some fun since leaving Law & Order: SVU, going vampiric in True Blood as well as joining the cast of superhero movie, Man Of Steel. Now he’s going a little more arty, with Araki’s movie. It’s not clear when White Bird might shoot.
Mysterious Skin, Kaboom and The Doom Generation director Gregg Araki is a fascinating filmmaker, even if sometimes he’s had difficulty reigning in his tendency towards the random and bizarre. He’s currently putting together a new film called White Bird, which already has The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley and Eva Green set to star.
Now they’ve got some male company, as Red Riding Hood’s Shiloh Fernandez has signed up to appear in the movie, according to Deadline. The movie is about a young woman who loses control of her life when her mother disappears. Woodley will be playing the main part, but it’s not clear how Fernandez will play into the story. While Araki’s movies have generally had a very queer sensibility, it isn’t known whether this one will too.
Fernandez will next be seen in the remake of The Evil Dead. It isn’t clear when White Bird might shoot.
The cast of the long-gestating remake of The Evil Dead is filling up, with THR reporting that Cloverfield actress Jessica Lucas has joined the cast of the movie, along with Newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore.
The film is about a group of friends who spend the weekend in a remote cabin, only to unwittingly unleash an evil force after reading from The Book of the Dead. Last month that Suburgatory star Jane Levy replaced Lily Colling as female lead Mia, who goes on the trip to try and kick her drug addiction. Jessica Lucas will play Mia’s best friend, who is also a nurse, which Elizabeth Blackmore will play the fiancee of Shiloh Fernandez’s character.
Federico Alvarez is directing The Evil Dead from a script he co-wrote with Rodolfo Sayagues, which was rewritten by Diablo Cody. Shooting is set to begin next month in New Zealand.
A few weeks ago, Lily Collins bagged the lead role in the remake of The Evil Deal, however she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, leaving the role empty with only a few weeks until shooting is due to commence. Now director Federico Alvarez has closed the hole, casting actress Jane Levy, the star of ABC’s new comedy series Suburgatory.
Deadine reports that Levy will play Mia, who heads off to a remote cabin with a group of friends, just after she recently overdosed on drugs. She’s there to try and kick drugs, but the trip takes a turn for the worse when a malevolent spirit is unleashed when the friends read from The Book of the Dead.
Apparently Mia ‘corresponds’ to Bruce Campbell’s Ash character from the original The Evil Dead, although exactly what that means isn’t clear. The casting follows news at the end of last week that Shiloh Fernandez is set to play the male lead. Shooting starts next month.
The long-gestating remake of The Evil Dead has moved a step closer to realiy as Variety reports that Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) has landed the male lead in the movie for director Federico Alvarez.
The film centres on a group of friends who head to a remote cabin for the weekend, where they unwittingly unleash a demonic force after reading from The Book of the Dead. It is said that the role Fernandez won was highly sought after by young actors, although it isn’t certain who else was in contention for the part.
Lily Collins was attached as the female lead in The Evil Dead, but last month the actress was forced to drop out, due to scheduling conflicts. As of now, Shiloh Fernandez is the only confirmed cast member in this The Evil Dead remake.
Federico Alvarez is directing The Evil Dead from a script he co-wrote with Rodolfo Sayagues, which was rewritten by Diablo Cody. Production is scheduled to start next month in New Zealand.