12 items from 2013
Having made a real name for himself in his feature debut, Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Craig Roberts continues to impress with a slew of promising projects on his upcoming slate, including Dan Beers’ Premature with Alan Tudyk and Nicholas Stoller’s Townies with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne. But before all that, we can look forward to seeing him star alongside the brilliant Charlotte Ritchie in Jamie Adams’ feature debut, Jolene: The Indie Folk Star.
Adams’ movie is eyeing a debut at Raindance this autumn, and is then set to tour the film at a handful of universities around the country in successive weeks, ahead of a DVD/VOD release around Christmas 2013. And with Jolene now approaching the end of post-production, we’ve got the brilliant first trailer to share.
Summer 2012, England and Wales.
Jolene (19), an indie folk star, is having trouble convincing her writing partner Benny (20) to become more commercial. »
- Kenji Lloyd
The duo will appear in the upcoming comedy Townies and Rogen admitted that he thinks Efron is "incredibly handsome".
"He's the sexiest **** on the planet!" Rogen said, according to People.
Rogen joked that Efron's good looks could sometimes be an issue, saying: "I did a scene with him and we're both shirtless, and it was a very humbling experience. I marveled at the fact that we're literally the same species."
However, he said that it's not all bad, claiming that he is "hairier" than Efron and adding: "[Zac's] very veiny. I'm not that veiny."
What is Casting Couch? It’s a list of recent casting news. Recent as in, like, the last 24 hours recent. How’s that for service? Today we have news on what’s next for young actors like Craig Roberts and Chloe Moretz. If you were to make a list of dream directors who pretty much every young actor hopes they’re some day going to get to work with, Woody Allen would definitely be near the top of most of them. And if you made a list of all the young actresses who Woody Allen would like to have in his upcoming movies, chances are Emma Stone is somewhere near the top of that one. It’s probably time these crazy kids finally get together then, so Deadline is reporting that Stone is negotiating to star in Allen’s next movie, which is reportedly going to shoot in the south of France. Stone »
- Nathan Adams
Lee Pace ("The Hobbit," "Lincoln") is in final negotiations to play the villain in Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy". The identity of Pace's villainous character is being kept under wraps.
Pace was previously considered to play hero Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, a role that ultimately went to Chris Pratt. Shooting kicks off in June ahead of an August 2014 release. [Source: The Wrap]
Set in the waning days of the war, the story revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank named Fury that runs across a desperate German division. [Source: Heat Vision]
Woody Allen's Next
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- Garth Franklin
Rogen stars as a family man whose quiet suburban life is impacted by a rowdy local college fraternity, led by Efron's character.
Not enough people have watched 2010.s offbeat coming-of-age dramedy Submarine, the first feature film directed by British comedian/writer Richard Ayoade. A handful of the best, as well as zaniest British sitcoms of the past ten years have featured Ayoade in some capacity, and Submarine was a nice subdued version of his talents. On top of that its young star Craig Roberts turned out a brilliant performance, drawing comedy out of pathos as well as situational bits. Roberts should definitely add something different to the usual suspects of Nicholas Stoller.s upcoming comedy Townies, which already stars such names as Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and recently added Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne to the cast. The plot . which sounds like something these guys are doing on a dare . concerns an ordinary family man (Rogen) and his wife (Byrne) whose life is becoming a constant Hell thanks to »
Nicholas Stoller’s “Townies,” announced last May, will pit Seth Rogen in an against-type role as a suburban family man against Zac Efron in an against-type role as a rowdy frat boy, two casting choices that we find positively titillating. News that Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse had signed on broke last month, upping the ante. And now it seems that another potential frat brother has been cast. Craig Roberts, who some will recognize from Richard Ayoade’s directorial debut “Submarine,” is currently filming the project according to his talent agent, Curtis Brown. Roberts has also played smaller roles in “Jane Eyre” and the little-seen “Red Lights," but in "Submarine," he showed a sensitive and sly comic touch, which might be a nice texture to add in the mix here. We know that sticking a bunch of funny people in one place isn’t necessarily a recipe for comedy genius, »
- Tess Hofmann
The early stages of young love are on display in this exclusive clip from director Jon Kasdan's The First Time, available on DVD starting today, March 12. Britt Robertson stars as Aubrey, who meets Dave (Dylan O'Brien) during an awkward encounter. Take a look at this scene where Aubrey explains to her parents (Christine Taylor and Joshua Malina) how she screwed it all up.
The First Time - Exclusive "I Met a Boy"
Dave (Dylan O'Brien) is an incurable romantic in love with the hottest girl in school, Jane (Victoria Justice). Unfortunately, she only thinks of him as a friend - without benefits. Through a chance encounter, Dave meets Aubrey (Britt Robertson), an alluring girl from a nearby school, which sparks a flame that soon becomes a red-hot romance filled with all the angst, missteps and awkwardness of a first time love! Hilarious and heartwarming The First Time is an »
Writer-director Jon Kasdan discusses his high school romantic comedy The First Time, currently available on DVD
Writer-director Jon Kasdan has filmmaking in his blood, as the son of director Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Silverado), and the brother of Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). After making his feature directorial debut with 2007's In the Land of Women, he brings us his follow-up The First Time, debuting today on DVD. This tale of high school love stars Dylan O'Brien as Dave, a young man who pines for the most popular girl in school (Victoria Justice), even though she only thinks of him as a friend. One day, Dave meets Aubrey (Britt Robertson), a girl from a nearby school who, through a series of awkward events, becomes Dave's true first love. I recently had the chance to speak with Jon Kasdan about his romantic comedy, and his first professional writing gig ever, »
Cargese, described by Sky Arts as a "unique piece of poetic realism which mines the tragic seam of adolescent love and loss", will star Submarine star Craig Roberts, Offender star Joe Cole (represented by Troika) and 17 year old Avigail Tlalim (represented by United Agents) who made her TV debut last year in ITV's The Town.
The young cast play a group of disaffected teenagers in south London, with the Cargèse of the title being a village on the west coast of Corsica which is wistfully mentioned by one of the characters.
Written by award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, Cargese will air on Sky Arts 1 on 25 April 2013. »
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While its sister channel Sky Atlantic gears up BBC America co-production Fleming, Sky Arts has assembled an all-star roster for its new Playhouse Presents showcase. The slate of new shows is part of the paybox’s commitment to increase investment in original content to £600M by 2014. The previous Playhouse Presents series, which included such talent as Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson and David Tenant, was the most successful ever for the Sky Arts channel. This year’s lineup includes Kylie Minogue, David Harewood, Anna Friel, Matt Smith, Idris Elba and Vanessa Redgrave, among others. Doctor Who‘s Smith will make his directing debut with Cargese starring Being Human‘s Craig Roberts and A Long Way Down‘s Joe Cole. Luther star Elba will helm The Pavement Psychologist from his own script that centers on Friel as a woman whose world is turned upside down when she meets a homeless man. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Kylie Minogue and Doctor Who star Matt Smith are among those confirmed for Sky Arts' latest Playhouse Presents series. Minogue will appear alongside comedian Peter Serafinowicz, Mathew Horne and Homeland's David Harewood in Hey Diddly Dee, a dark comedy centred around a play about Andy Warhol. Minogue's character is said to be inspired by Edie Sedgwick, with Serafinowicz playing the Warhol character. Hey Diddly Dee will be directed by Hustle actor Marc Warren. Meanwhile, Smith will make his directorial debut with Cargese, described by the broadcaster as a drama which "mines the tragic seam of adolescent love and loss". Set in south London, Cargese will star Submarine actor Craig Roberts and is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
12 items from 2013
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