Aside from being an action star and wrestling icon, John Cena is now part of the animated universe. as he lent his voice to titular character in Ferdinand. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Ferdinand heads to Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on March 13.
The story centers on Ferdinand (Cena), a giant yet kind bull who is torn from his home after being mistaken for a dangerous beast. Banding together with a group of misfit friends, Ferdinand goes on a quest to clear his name and return to his family. The flick, which also features the voices of Anthony Anderson, Jeremy Sisto, and Kate McKinnon, had a worldwide gross of over $238 million.
Each version contains the “Home” music video, a photo gallery and a plethora of featurettes (including “Ferdinand’s Guide to Healthy Living” with John Cena, “A Goat’s Guide to Life,” “Ferdinand’s Team Supreme,” “Spain Through Ferdinand’s Eyes,” and “Confessions of a Bull-loving Horse”).
The Other Side of the Door is a psychological thriller that centers on Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies), a mother who’s grieving over her son’s drowning. Upon traveling to a sacred area in India which enables humans to talk to the departed, Maria literally opens the door to the spirit world, thus wreaking havoc on her family (Jeremy Sisto plays Maria’s husband).
Writer/director Johannes Roberts initially envisioned his film as a more intimately structured tale, but traveling to Mumbai and having a wealth of engaged collaborators helped expand the narrative.
“It’s a one location movie,” said Johannes Roberts. “It’s a woman in a house in India. So it’s a small movie – and then it just became this sort of massive journey. We just arrived in Mumbai and (it) just took us in crazy places. We were just lucky that we were that kind of a team that were not rigid and we would just go with it. It became bigger and more elaborate. Mumbai made the movie.”
Click on the media bar below as Roberts and Sarah Wayne Callies talk about their memorable shooting experience in Mumbai.
The Other Side of the Door is now playing nationwide.
The Other Side of the Door centers on Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies), a grief stricken woman who is still haunted by her son’s tragic death. When Maria travels to ancient temple which reportedly holds a supernatural connection between life and death, she makes contact with her son and ultimately brings a new level of tragedy to her family. Jeremy Sisto co-stars in the feature as her husband, a man who’s desperately trying to help Maria through her crisis.
“When I heard they were offering me a horror movie, I was expecting to be running around away from goblins or whatever,” said Sisto, who starred last year in the comedy Break Point and the TV series Wicked City. “The fact that this movie has a very dramatic foundation about parents losing their child and (with) the entry point of the story being such an emotionally catastrophic event was intriguing to me.”
Click on the media bar and listen to Jeremy Sisto talk about his experience with bats during his travels to India (part of the production was shot at Rudyard Kipling’s home (producer Alexandre Aja is also heard in the clip).
The Other Side of the Door opens nationwide March 4.
Jeremy Sisto does triple duty on Break Pointas a producer, writer (he received story credit), and actor of this disarmingly charming comedy. The plotline centers on Jimmy, a misanthropic tennis player who enlists his estranged brother Darren (About a Boy’s David Walton) to serve as his doubles partner. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) plays their father.
Sisto’s venture into producing came out of necessity. “Break Point was something I was trying to get made for many years,” says Sisto. “I was on a TV show (Suburgatory) at the time and I was trying to fit it in between hiatuses. It was a small window and maybe there were three years when there was the possibility that it would happen. It was a big letdown when it didn’t. Actually when I had no other producer attached to try to get the money, I had two months left before hiatus happen. I figured it was my last chance and I figured the project would be dead after the next hiatus.”
The film’s biggest trick is making Sisto look like a tennis star. Though Walton is adept at the sport, Sisto had to work much harder to round out into tennis form.
Click on the media bar to hear Sisto humorously explain why he hates tennis:
Break Pointis now playing in select theaters and is also available on VOD.
David Walton (About A Boy) is an avid tennis player (he’s been playing since he was three) and that’s one of the elements which drew him to the new comedy Break Point. The narrative centers on Jimmy (Jeremy Sisto), a misanthropic and down on his luck doubles tennis player who enlists his more subdued (and estranged) brother Darren (Walton) to join him on tour. The picture has been a labor of love for Sisto, who also produced and received story credit for the project. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) also stars in the film as the siblings’ dad.
Though Break Point‘s main thrust lies in its humor, Walton wants viewers to feel like the lead actors know their way around a tennis court.
“I just wanted it to look real that we were people that could look like we could qualify for the US Open,” says Walton. “I’m actually friends with Andy Roddick and he watched it before his match in Atlanta with Mardy Fish, and (he said) ‘I approve man, you’re pretty good.’ So that was a huge moment for me – best moment of my life. (laughs)”
Click on the media bar below to hear David Walton discuss his immediate attraction to Break Point: