April 21, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve seen glimpses of Andrew Garfield, Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone and even Jamie Foxx looking quite outlandish as Electro filming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ around New York over the past couple of months, and not to be left out, today Dane DeHaan has taken to Twitter to give us what appears to be the first official photo of Harry Osborn.
DeHaan, like his fellow newbie Woodley, looks good to us taking on the iconic role of Peter Parker’s best friend turned enemy and the son of the Green Goblin, Norman Osborn (to be played by Chris Cooper in this new retelling). Wearing a fancy suit and climbing into the back of a private car, looking slightly angry and sinister, DeHaan looks well suited to the rich outsider Harry first glimpsed in Marvel comics in 1965.
The sequel’s cast also includes Paul Giamatti as the villainous Rhino and Felicity Jones in an unspecified role, neither of whom have been spotted yet. But with filming due to continue through July, hopefully we’ll get some more details about their characters soon. But for now, it looks as if we’ve gotten a look at most of the main characters featured in the continuation of Marc Webb’s “Untold Story” of Spider-Man.
The first photo of DeHaan as Harry can be viewed below, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ will be released on May 2, 2014.
February 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
This one has been on our radar since forever, and we are finally just about two months away from the release of Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” follow-up, multi-generational family/crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines.” We’ve seen the first teaser trailer but today new stills have been released which give us our first look at young actors Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen, who play the sons of feuding rivals Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, respectively.
His second collaboration with Cianfrance sees Gosling as a reluctant bank robber and Cooper as the police officer hot on his trail. They’re both new dads and their altercation has lasting effects, ultimately bleeding down to their sons. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews, including for Cohen, who’s the least known amongst his co-stars and who has a somewhat shaky reputation from playing Debra Messing’s insufferable teenage son on NBC series “Smash.” On the bright side, someone like Shailene Woodley was able to shake off a horrible years-long TV reputation to become one of the most successful young rising stars of the moment, so Cohen will probably be just fine.
“The Place Beyond the Pines” will be released on March 29th, and the new images can be viewed below, thanks to Thompson on Hollywood.
January 28, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Marc Webb is not done assembling his already impressive cast for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ just yet. Already boasting the return of Andrew Garfield, Sally Field and Emma Stone and welcoming aboard newbies Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx, now comes word via THR that Paul Giamatti is negotiating to play the villain known as The Rhino and British actress Felicity Jones is also in talks for an unspecified role.
Filming begins this month on the sequel that has no specified plot just yet, but will feature Garfield back to web-slinging as Peter Parker, Stone as his first (doomed?) love Gwen Stacey, Woodley as his flame-haired future wife Mary Jane Watson and DeHaan as bestie-eventually-turned-villain Harry Osborn. Foxx is playing the villainous Electro, while Giamatti’s Rhino started out life in the comics as “a thug from a Soviet Block country who wore a superhuman suit that made him invulnerable while giving him super-strength and super-speed. It also had a deadly horn on top.” All these new kids on the block, and they still haven’t cast Harry’s dad Norman Osborn, aka iconic Spidey villain Green Goblin yet. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ will be released on May 2, 2014.
Jones broke out in Drake Doremus’ 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning “Like Crazy”, and recently premiered their second collaboration, “Breathe In”, at Sundance 2013. She recently completed work on Ralph Fiennes’ Charles Dickens biopic “The Other Woman”, and is attached to Warren Beatty’s long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic, along with Nancy Meyers’ ensemble dramedy “The Chelsea.”
January 19, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Has the 2013 Sundance Film Festival just discovered its first breakout star? Judging by the reaction from the audience flowing out of the world premiere of Beat generation origin tale “Kill Your Darlings”, the answer is a resounding yes. Hollywood.com editor Matt Patches enthuses, “Kill Your Darlings is high caliber in every department. Radcliffe and DeHaan are ferocious as Ginsberg and Carr.” That would be “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe and our 2012 Breakout Star Dane DeHaan playing Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr in John Krokidas’ feature directorial debut, which FirstShowing.net Managing Editor Ethan Anderton says “is electrified with energy, emotionally charged.”
December 27, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
and Linda Ge
Another year, another new crop of fresh talent. Just like last year, the hardest part is narrowing down which of the dozens of the year’s rising stars shone the brightest. This year we heralded the arrival of the unlikeliest of movie stars, actors we’ve been familiar with for a while finally hitting their stride, a couple of international imports and some serious emerging acting talent guaranteed to turn out great work for years to come. As always, we’ve had to leave off some of our – and your! – favorites, but we are proud to present below our Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2012.
Breakout Stars: The Guys | Breakout Stars: The Girls
December 21, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looking like a modern day “Les Miserables” starring two of the Sexiest Men Alive with questionable haircuts, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper battle from opposite sides of the law in the first trailer for “The Place Beyond the Pines.” The Derek Cianfrance film sees Gosling as a reluctant bank robber and Cooper as the police officer hot on his trail. They’re both new dads and their altercation has lasting effects, ultimately bleeding down to their sons, with Dane DeHaan as Gosling Jr and Emory Cohen Cooper’s son.
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews and is certainly one of our most anticipated films of 2013. The beautiful, atmospheric trailer which only teases the plot can be viewed below, and “The Place Beyond the Pines” will be released on March 29th.
December 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Today the Sundance Film Festival put online its full schedule for the 2013 season, and with it, our first look at an official image from one of the films we are most looking forward to at the festival, Beat generation origin biopic “Kill Your Darlings.”
The first image, which seems to be a screengrab from a trailer that we hope to see soon, shows Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, Ben Foster as William Burroughs and Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac. Described as “a riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement”, the John Krokidas film follows the quartet, along with Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, as they meet on the campus of Columbia University in the 1940s and are bonded forever in the wake of a murder.
“Kill Your Darlings” premieres at Sundance in the US Dramatic Competition on Saturday, January 19th. See the first image below and be sure to check the grid for the full schedule.
December 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Peter Parker’s expanding class of friends and foes are nearly complete. Director Marc Webb announced via Twitter today that “Chronicle” star Dane DeHaan (one of our favorites!) has landed the pivotal role of Harry Osborn in the sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man”, which sees Andrew Garfield returning as the webbed crusader, as well as Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Jamie Foxx was also recently cast as villain Electro.
DeHaan beat out not one but two shortlists of other young actors vying for the part, but we think Webb made absolutely the perfect choice in the end. Shailene Woodley is also joining the cast to play Mary Jane Watson, with both newcomers presumably having supporting roles in this first sequel but to be greatly expanded in the conclusion of the trilogy. Filming begins early next year with a release date already set for May 2nd, 2014.
Last seen on the big screen in “Lawless” opposite Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf, DeHaan heads to Sundance next January with Beat generation origin pic “Kill Your Darlings” alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Danielle Radcliffe, and also has Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper awaiting release.
See Webb’s Twitter announcement below.