Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, a drama and mystery that centers on three stages of a person’s life.
As a teenager, Sidney Hall (Lerman) is an idealistic youth who has designs of becoming a writer. His overwhelming success as a novelist doesn’t leads to a lifetime of happiness, but instead he becomes a drifter who actually burns as many of his books as possible. Kyle Chandler (Game Night) co-stars as the the detective who searches for Sidney Hall, with Michelle Monaghan co-starring as Hall’s mother.
Lerman had the challenging feat of not just playing three different stages of Sidney’s life, but he’s also an executive producer of the project. Click on the media bar below to hear Lerman talk about the most challenging aspect of acting in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall opens in theaters March 2.
All The Money In The World, director Ridley Scott’s film that centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) hits Blu-ray and DVD April 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Michelle Williams co-stars as the teenager’s mother Gail with Mark Wahlberg playing John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) advisor.
Scott, one of cinema’s most ambitious filmmakers, replaced Kevin Spacey with Plummer after his first cut was finished. The director managed to reshoot Spacey’s scenes with Plummer and stay on course with the release date.
The movie contains eight deleted scenes, and three featurettes (“Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller,” “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast,” and “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”).
It was the director Alex Garland’s taught sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which turnedAlicia Vikander’scareer around, and in the ensuing years she received an Oscar nod for her work in The Danish Girl and starred in the underrated drama The Light Between Oceans.
Tomb Raider is yet another big challenge for Vikander, since she not only takes on the shoes filled by original franchise star Angela Jolie, but she also has the responsibility of doing justice to adventurer Lara Croft. Millions of gamers and cinephiles are waiting to see if Vikander has the right stuff to pull off the role. One of the many great news is the film is directed by Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker who received heaps of praise for his excellent and refreshingly character 2015 disaster feature The Wave.
Click on the media bar to hear Vikander talk about the joys of playing the “bad ass” being known as Lara Croft:
Co-starring Walton Goggins, Tomb Raider opens nationwide March 16.
Dennis Quaid stars in I Can Only Imagine, a feature which delves into the genesis of the MercyMe’s inspiring hit song. Quaid plays Arthur Millard, the abusive father of MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard and inspiration behind “I Can Only Imagine.”
Quaid had a very straightforward way in dealing with the film’s tougher scenes. “In between takes I’d drop it like a hot potato and go into my trailer and watch whatever (was on) the satellite TV,” said Quaid. “Just drop it, and then go back to it. What we were going for was the truth. Bart was there on the set and we wanted to make it real for him more than anything.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Dennis Quaid talk about the “spiritual awakening” of Arthur Millard and how that affected his relationship with his son.
I Can Only Imagine, co-starring Madeline Carroll,opens nationwide March 16.
Bokeem Woodbine plays Officer Daryn Dupree in Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., and the 10-episode USA project had a personal resonance for the actor.
Woodbine struck up a friendship with Tupac and also worked with the artist on the “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” music video. The actor also reunites with Unsolved filmmaker Anthony Hemingway (the pair worked together on the series Underground).
For folks who believe Tupac and Biggie Smalls could have easily squashed their beef or simply extricate themselves from a situation, Woodbine offers up his take. “I think it’s a very natural assumption to make while these guys were making plenty of money, they could just leave the life as it were, but it’s just that cut and dry,” says Woodbine. “And in those days, artists were living their words. Their reality was intertwined with their artistry. It wasn’t as homogenized and sterilized as hip-hop has become.”
Click on the media bar to hear how Woodbine talk about the acting “tightrope” he encountered while working on Unsolved:
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., co-starring Josh Duhamel,premieres February 27 on USA Network. (10 PM et/pt).
It’s been a great creative period for Daniel Kaluuya thanks to the critical acclaim that was heaped on the horror thriller Get Out. That role will undoubtedly open even more doors for the talented actor, and in Black Panther he plays W’Kabi, T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) closest friend who has his own vision on how Wakanda should be run.
Kaluuya had nothing but praise for Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler. “He knows himself, he knows what he’s about,” said Kaluuya. “He spots little things. He’s very emotionally detailed and just seeing him just navigate this job – it’s breaking new ground. Growth hurts and to see him go through this is just really inspiring.”
Click on the media bar to hear Kaluuya elaborate on how he connected with W’Kabi:
Black Panther, co-starring Lupita N’yongo and Martin Freeman, is now playing nationwide.