November 17, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Amanda Seyfried has a little trouble convincing people her sister’s been kidnapped by a serial killer in the first trailer for thriller “Gone”, unveiled today by Yahoo! Movies. Truthfully, a couple of minutes spent with Seyfried’s increasingly hysterical Jill and we have our doubts about her too. She claims the killer kidnapped her and put her in a deep hole in the woods years ago, where she encountered the remains of his other victims, and now he’s come after her again, only to find her sister in her stead. The police, led by Wes Bentley, remember the extensive search in the wake of her reappearance, which turned up nothing, so couldn’t all this be in her head? Only Sebastian Stan seems hesitant to dismiss her claims, but Jill takes matters into her own hands, stealing a gun to go after her sister and confront her kidnapper on her own, turning herself into a fugitive in the meantime.
All of this exposition was gleamed from the two and a half minute trailer below. Let’s be thankful they didn’t just come out and tell us who the killer was (though if you’re good at voice recognition…) Find out the truth when “Gone” is released on February 24, 2012.
May 14, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
According to Variety, Amanda Seyfried is set to star in the indie comedy “Gently Down the Stream” (a.k.a. “The Big Wedding” overseas). She will be joining Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, and Katherine Heigl. The film, directed and written by Justin Zackham (writer for “The Bucket List”), follows the story of a long-divorced couple (DeNiro and Keaton) who pretend they are still married for the sake of appeasing the biological mother of their adopted son at his wedding. No details yet on what role Seyfried will portray.
Seyfried recently wrapped up filming Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi drama “Now” and is currently filming Heitor Dhalia’s thriller “Gone.”
Production for “Gently Down the Stream” is scheduled to begin this July in Greenwich, Connecticut.
May 2, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
One of our faces to watch in 2011 continues to line up a busy year ahead, as Variety reports Sebastian Stan has landed a role in thriller “Gone” starring Amanda Seyfried. Australian thesp Socratis Otto has also joined the cast.
Shooting begins in April under the direction of Heitor Dhalia from a script by Allison Burnett. Seyfried plays a kidnap victim who escapes and is convinced the serial killer who abducted her has abducted her newly missing sister. When the police refuse to believe her claims, she must take matters into her own hands to face down her kidnapper and save her sister. Jennifer Carpenter is also on board as a police officer and Emily Wickersham and Wes Bently are in the ensemble cast as well, in unnamed roles, though we would venture to guess Wickersham will be playing the younger sister and Bently the serial killer.
After gaining recognition on television shows like “Gossip Girl” and “Kings”, Stan made his foray into serious feature film acting with supporting roles in “Rachel Getting Married” and “Black Swan” and will next be seen in the pivotal role of Bucky Barnes in “Captain America: The First Avenger” opposite Chris Evans. He has completed filming on his first starring studio film, horror “The Apparition” opposite “Twilight” star Ashley Greene, and will next film a new version of “A View from the Bridge” opposite Mia Wasikowska.
March 9, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
A trio of young actors have signed on to kidnap thriller “Gone”, according to Variety. Emily Wickersham, Wes Bently and Jennifer Carpenter join the already-cast Amanda Seyfried in the film about a kidnap victim who escapes and is convinced the serial killer who abducted her has abducted her newly missing sister. When the police refuse to believe her claims, she must take matters into her own hands to face down her kidnapper and save her sister. Seyfried plays Jill, the young vigilante, but there’s no word on who the three new cast members might play, though Wickersham certainly would be the right age to play Seyfried’s sister and Bentley continues to give off that glorious serial killer vibe.
Shooting begins in April under the direction of Heitor Dhalia from a script by Allison Burnett.
Wickersham was recently seen in “I Am Number Four” and has also appeared in “Remember Me” and “Definitely, Maybe”. Bently had his breakout moment all the way back in 1999 in the Oscar-winning “American Beauty”, playing the creepy boy next door who romances Thora Birch. He was last seen in “Jonah Hex”. Carpenter is a regular on Showtime’s “Dexter” and was on the big screen in “Faster”.
February 9, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
THR reports that Amanda Seyfried will star in the thriller “Gone”, a new project from Summit Entertainment that was recently announced at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Seyfried will play Jill, a young woman who was once a victim of an abduction by a serial killer. Two years later, Jill comes home to find her sister’s bed empty and she’s sure that that her abductor is responsible. When the police refuse to believe Jill’s claims, she is forced to find her sister and finally come face-to-face with the serial killer from her past.
This film will be Seyfried’s third film with Summit, the first two being “Dear John” and “Letters to Juliet”. The production team includes Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, as well as Sidney Kimmel, Chris Salvaterra and Dan Abrams. Allison Burnett will pen the screenplay, while Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dhalia will direct. This will be Dhalia’s first English-language film.
Seyfried can next be seen in “Red Riding Hood” which opens March 11, 2011, while later in October she will star in Andrew Niccol’s “Now.”