February 23, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
She played the good girl (for a vampire) in the “Twilight” movies, but Ashley Greene goes decidedly darker in the first image released from psycholgical thriller “Random” (formerly “Kristy” and “Satanic.”) Haley Bennett plays the lead role of a girl alone on a college campus who becomes the target of a mysterious and evil gang of attackers.
Greene, in a surprising turn, takes the role of the leader of the gang, Violet, who looks pretty creepy with that dead-eyed stare and piercings not in her ears. Director Olly Blackburn tells Entertainment Weekly (via Dread Central) that Violet is “the worst of the lot” and for her part, Greene was willing to Lisbeth Salander it up. “I told them I’d be willing to get all the piercings [required for the role]… [but] I think my mom is happy they’re not real.”
Lucas Till also has an unspecified role in the film, which will be released later this year and is still filming in New Orleans. See the full image of Greene below.
November 19, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Lucas Till has joined horror flick “Kristy” (also working under the title “Satanic”), according to Variety. Haley Bennett and Ashley Greene are already part of the film that follows a girl who leads her friends on a quest of survival and answers after being targeted by a mysterious gang of attackers over Thanksgiving break on a desolate college campus. No word if Till will play a friend or foe. Oliver Blackburn begins filming in New Orleans this month, and the shoot is expected to last through December.
“Kristy” shouldn’t affect Till’s chances of starring opposite Shailene Woodley in “Divergent”, for which he’s currently shortlisted for the male lead role of Four. However, his commitment to “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, in which he’ll reprise his role of Havok, just might, as it also films in the spring of 2013. His completed projects include corporate espionage thriller “Paranoia” opposite Liam Hemsworth and “Stoker” opposite Mia Wasikowska.
November 9, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Twilight” star Ashley Greene is being eyed for a role in thriller/horror “Satanic” (formerly titled “Kristy”), according to The Wrap. The Weinstein backed film already has Haley Bennett cast in the lead role, and revolves around a group of college students who are attacked in their dorms over Thanksgiving break. Bennett’s Kristy leads the group in their attempt to survive and unmask their attackers. Oliver Blackburn is directing from a script by Anthony Jaswinski. Filming is expected to begin in mid-November and last through December in New Orleans.
Greene is most known for her role as Alice Cullen in “Twilight”, the finale of which, “Breaking Dawn Part II”, wraps up the vampire saga when it releases next week. She was last seen in horror pic “The Apparition” opposite Sebestian Stan, as well as quirky indie comedy “Butter” opposite Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde and recently wrapped up shooting on indie musical drama “CBGB”, based on the iconic New York night club.
August 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Nearly a year after premiering at the Telluride Film Festival in 2011, The Weinstein Company’s quirky indie comedy “Butter” may finally be seeing the light of day. Starring Jennifer Garner as a thinly veiled satire of prominent female Republican political candidates, the Jim Field Smith-directed film centers around a butter carving competition that is the highlight of a small western town. Garner’s uptight champion’s wife character would like to keep the trophy in the family and parlay it into a political career, but her plans are marred when her husband (Ty Burell) begins fooling around with Olivia Wilde, who dons a black wig and skimpy clothing to play the town harlot/stripper. The two women’s rivalry spills over into the competition, and an innocent young orphan (Yara Shahidi) with a natural talent for carving butter gets caught in the middle.
The ensemble cast is rounded out by Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene and Rob Corddry. “Butter” will finally be released on VOD on September 7th and in theaters on October 5th. See the first trailer below.
June 7, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Ashley Greene has landed the female lead in indie punk scene drama “CBGB”, named for the famed New York rock club it revolves around, reports Variety. Greene will play Lisa Kristal, eventual business manager of the club and daughter to the club’s owner Hilly Kristal, who will be played by Alan Rickman.
In the script, Kristal is depicted as a fiery young woman who often clashed with her father, but ultimately ends up going to law school in order to help him keep the club. CBGB eventually closed down in 2008, and Kristal, who now controls the estate, is an executive producer on the film. The cast is rounded out by Malin Akerman playing Blondie singer Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint, Johnny Galecki, Stana Katic, Joel David Moore, Peter Vack, Kerry Bische, Taylor Hawkins, Mickey Sumner, Steven Schub and Evan Alex Cole. Randall Miller will direct later this month in Savannah, GA, from a script he wrote with Jody Savin.
Greene is most known for her role as Alice Cullen in “Twilight”, the finale of which, “Breaking Dawn Part II”, wraps up the vampire saga this November. She also has the female lead in horror pic “The Apparition” opposite Sebestian Stan out this September, as well as quirky indie comedy “Butter” opposite Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde.
November 16, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Olivia Wilde goes bad and Ashley Greene goes good in our first look at the two up and comers in quirky indie comedy “Butter.” In the Jim Field Smith directed film, Jennifer Garner stars as Laura, a thinly veiled parody of famous female Republican politicians, the wife of a former butter-carving champion (“Modern Family”‘s Ty Burell) who decides to keep the winning streak in the family and signs up to carve some butter herself.
Wilde is Brooke, a vengeful and outrageous stripper who challenges Laura’s fight for supremacy, while an outside contender, a young orphan (Yara Shahidi) who seems to have a natural knack for butter carving (hey, we all have to be good at something) threatens to win the whole thing. Meanwhile, Greene looks meeker and younger than we’ve ever seen her as Laura’s daughter. See the new images of Wilde and Greene below, and head to The Playlist for more new images of other actors from the film, including Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone and more.
After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and failed to create much Oscar buzz, it will now be shelved until March 16, 2012. Going by what else comes out that day, “Butter” seems like a safe bet.
October 11, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
As tween heartthrob Taylor Lautner has left the Twilight Saga ready to be groomed as the next big Hollywood action star – signing on to star in Fox 2000′s futuristic prison society action thriller Incarceron, being considered for the role of David opposite Dwayne Johnson’s Goliath in Director Scott Derrickson’s retelling of the Old Testament tale, and starring in, by all accounts the terrible action-thriller Abduction – fellow Twilight star Kellan Lutz, who has an equal amount of action-hero potential as Lautner, has been quietly forgotten about (probably due to box office duds such as 2010′s A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and the little-seen Love Wedding Marriage.)
Lutz is sure to be hoping for a turn around of luck, with Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Immortals due for release on November 11th, and A Warrior’s Heart (also starring Twilight alum Ashley Greene) due for release in December, and Variety is reporting that Lutz has now boarded Margate House Films’ Java Heat, an indie thriller that “revolves around a mysterious American (Lutz) who teams with a Muslim cop to track down a new breed of klepto-terrorists in Southeast Asia.”
Also starring will be Lutz’s Immortals co-star, Oscar nominated actor Mickey Rourke, who will play a jewel thief, and the mastermind behind the terrorist acts. Java Heat will be directed by Conor Allyn, from a script co-penned with father Rob Allyn, but there is no word yet on when production will begin.
September 13, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Edward and Bella finally get married and then things quickly go to hell when their honeymoon becomes a PSA for safe sex. Bella’s got one in the oven, and thanks to the miracle baby taking after her vampire father, she’s proving to be too much for her meek little human mother to carry to term and then deliver. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the rest of the cast all return to the roles that made them international superstars, for the next to last time as they all work together to protect Bella from her demon spawn and from outside forces who, understandably, want to kill it (and her if necessary) before it hatches and wreaks havoc upon the world. Will they succeed? Well, we won’t be finding out any time soon. With the last book being split up into two movies (thanks “Harry Potter”!) it’ll be over a year before we get full closure on the saga of Edward and Bella.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part I” is released on November 18th, with “Part II” scheduled for exactly one year later.
September 13, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Ashley Greene will be a gender-swapped modern version of Charles Dickens’ iconic orphan “Oliver Twist” in an updated twist of an adaptation called “Olivia Twisted”, reports Variety from Toronto. Greene will reunite with producer Michael De Luca on the film, after having starred in the TIFF premiered ensemble comedy “Butter” for him.
Michael Roberts wrote the script, which follows 19-year-old Olivia, the leader of a group of highly trained homeless street urchins. When they are assigned a kidnapping job, they “find themselves in the middle of a turf war between warring criminal factions.” The film will seek to combine “classic Dickensian elements with a unique gothic backdrop.”
Gothic backdrops should be something of a comfort zone for Greene, an alum of all five “Twilight” films, where she played nice vampire Alice Cullen. Part 1 of “Breaking Dawn” will be released in November, with Part 2 following a year later. Greene has also completed her first starring role in a studio feature, the horror film “The Apparition” opposite Sebastian Stan, releasing next February and will be seen opposite Miley Cyrus in high school rom-com “LOL.”
February 14, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
Ashley Greene is headed to vaudeville …sort of. Screen Daily reports that Twilight franchise starlet Ashley Greene is set to star alongside Christopher Walken, Shirley MacLaine and Adam Beach in “Boom Boom Room.” The film, which bears no connection to the Black Eyed Peas’ song, follows the story of a young woman (Greene) who stumbles upon two vaudeville stars (Walker and MacLaine) who live in a magical desert. This “mystical drama,” as dubbed by Screen Daily, definitely sounds like something out of The Magical Mystery Tour, which really, based on the cast and plot synopsis, doesn’t seem that farfetched.
Australian director/writer Lian Lunson describes the story as having “the essences of everyday life but in a fairy tale landscape.” Although Greene played a mythical creature in the Twilight Saga films, this film is definitely one that’ll bring her out of her realm. Perhaps the most important question begging to be asked of the film is: will Greene be performing? She may not be a professional singer or dancer, but in a “magical desert” anything is possible, right?
Attached to the project as executive producers are Bono and Wim Wenders, while Lunson and Aaron Lubin will produce. Filming is scheduled to take place this summer in New Mexico.