May 2, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel make the most of stereotypes in this first trailer for new pic “Violet And Daisy” – before swiftly turning them on their heads.
Bledel plays Violet, best friend of Ronan’s Daisy, and the two are teenage assassins, using their youth and femininity to make their way into the lives of people they are soon to kill. With no cares except for the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled, they are determined to raise cash in order to buy Barbie Sunday dresses, taking on a new job that turns out to prove not everything is as expected.
With what looks like several visually imaginative, dream-like sequences, it looks like “Violet And Daisy” is set to throw up some surprises itself, particularly as Oscar nominated Ronan is known for picking unusual, strong scripts.
Directed by Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher, and also starring James Gandolfini, Marinanne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo, “Violet and Daisy” was filmed back in 2011 but will finally be released on June 13th 2013. Check out the trailer below.
January 31, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Magic Mike” and “End of Watch” star Cody Horn will play a ghost hunter in her next film, according to THR. Alan Horn’s daughter has signed on to join Maria Bello and Frank Grillo in “The Untitled James Wan Thriller” to be directed by Will Cannon.
Wan wrote the thriller about a psychologist (Bello) and a police officer (Grillo) who investigate the deaths of five people who were killed attempting to summon a ghost. Sounds like Horn’s ghost hunter character may be meeting a grim fate judging by that description (speculation, not spoiler). Filming begins next week in Baton Rouge.
Horn began acting in 2010 and became most known for a recurring role on season 8 of NBC series “The Office.” Last year she began popping up on the big screen, most notably as Alex Pettyfer’s older sister and Channing Tatum’s love interest in Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper sleeper hit “Magic Mike.” She also played a cop in David Ayer’s Jake Gyllenhaal-Michael Pena drama “End of Watch.”
August 23, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Next Gen actress Cody Horn, daughter to legendary Warner Bros boss Alan Horn, has landed the female lead in Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper buddy flick “Magic Mike”, according to The Playlist. Horn follows Riley Keough as the second female to join the testosterone fueled cast, which includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello.
Tatum plays the titular Magic Mike, who takes the young and inexperienced Pettyfer under his wing. McConaughey plays a former stripper turned club owner while Bomer and Manganiello are strippers. Keough will be Pettyfer’s love interest while Horn, reportedly beating out bigger name actresses, will play Pettyfer’s older sister Paige who gets involved romantically with Tatum. There should be another female character to be cast, another love interest for Tatum’s character named Amber, previously reported to have been offered to Jessica Biel, who passed.
Horn began acting only one year ago, and has already been racking up an increasing number of roles, the most visible thus far for being a new addition to hit NBC series “The Office.” She’ll next be seen alongside Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan in teenage assassin thriller “Violet and Daisy” and also has a role in David Ayers’ currently-filming police drama “End of Watch” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.
November 3, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
At only 16 years old, Saoirse Ronan might be one of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood. Consistently taking on diverse, challenging roles, it’s no surprise she’s already one of the youngest Oscar nominated actresses ever, and every new film seems to put her back into awards contention. This year she can be seen in the Peter Weir escape epic “The Way Back”, and she is currently in production on teenage assassins caper “Violet and Daisy” for director Jeffrey Fletcher.
Production Weekly is now reporting that Ronan will next take on being the center of a 19th century love triangle as the titular character in the Emma Thompson penned “Effie”. The film will be directed by Richard Laxton and tells the story of Effie Gray, who marries a much older man, John Ruskin, only to fall in love with and run away with his more age-appropriate protege, the painter John Everett Millais. Orlando Bloom, Greg Wise, Imelda Staunton and Thompson will co-star in unspecified roles, though one could logically assume Bloom and Wise make up the other two sides of the triangle.