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Exclusive: Meat Loaf Talks Beautiful Boy

Exclusive: Meat Loaf Talks Beautiful Boy
The Celebrity Apprentice star chats about his small but important role in Shawn Ku's powerful new drama

Grammy-winning vocalist, actor, and rock deity Meat Loaf recently finished a stint on NBC's hit reality series Celebrity Apprentice, and this Friday, he can be seen in Shawn Ku's powerful new drama Beautiful Boy, starring opposite Michael Sheen.

Though appearing in the film for just a few scenes, Meat Loaf plays the pivotal role of a hotel manager whom Michael Sheen opens up to after carrying the grief of a recent tragedy that has torn his family apart. The father's only son has commited a horrific school shooting, killing a number of students as well as taking his own life. And its through Meat Loaf's character that Michael Sheen is able to unleash the tidal wave of emotion that has been building up inside of him.

We recently caught up
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Exclusive: Maria Bello Talks Beautiful Boy

Exclusive: Maria Bello Talks Beautiful Boy
The actress plays a grieving mother whose son has committed a horrific school shooting in this new drama from Shawn Ku

Shawn Ku directs Michael Sheen and Maria Bello in the powerful new drama Beautiful Boy, which looks at the aftermath of a school shooting. Sheen and Bello play a drifting married couple who find their world shattered when their only child murders a number of his classmates before taking his own life. Through this tragedy, the estranged husband and wife learn to come to terms with their grief and each other.

We recently caught up with actress Maria Bello to chat with her about this thought provoking and challenging new film. Here is our conversation.

This is the type of drama that automatically opens up a dialogue between anyone who has just seen it. And there are no clear-cut answers to what we are experiencing on screen...

Maria Bello
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Beautiful Boy’ With Oscar Nominee Michael Sheen

Chicago – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Beautiful Boy” with Oscar nominee Michael Sheen and Maria Bello!

Beautiful Boy” also stars Logan South, Kyle Gallner, Bruce French, Austin Nichols, Gregory Alpert, Deidrie Henry, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Brooke Lyons, Nigel Gibbs and Michael Call from director Shawn Ku and writers Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Beautiful Boy” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “Beautiful Boy” with Oscar nominee Michael Sheen and Maria Bello.

Image credit: Anchor Bay Films

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Contest: Win a Beautiful Boy Signed Poster!

Contest: Win a Beautiful Boy Signed Poster!
The poignant drama Beautiful Boy is in theaters today, June 3, and we have a contest lined up where we're giving away an official poster signed by stars Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, and director Shawn Ku. This contest will certainly go by fast, so enter today.

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Beautiful Boy official poster signed by Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, and director Shawn Ku

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Bill and Kate hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their only son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life. They struggle numbly through the funeral, the media onslaught, and the awkward pity from relatives and friends.
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