The first trailer for the tumultuous, horror love story Jack and Diane has been released. The film stars Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) and Riley Keough (The Runaways) as two teenage girls who fall passionately in love and must come to terms with the ramifications of their feelings (ie. the affair causes changes in one of the girls’ body). Judging solely from the trailer, the film seems to have a bit of a “Like Crazy on acid” vibe. The handheld, intimate scenes between Temple and Keough are intercut with animated sequences that are apparently revealing what’s happening in Keough’s character’s body. I’m fairly certain I saw a braid of hair twist around her insides, which I can only assume is a bad thing.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Bradley Rust Gray, the film also stars Cara Seymour and Kylie Minogue. Jack and Diane will be available on iTunes starting September 28th, and hits theaters on November 2nd.
A new clip from the William Friedkin‘s upcoming controversial thriller Killer Joe has been released. The film is an NC-17 version of the play by Tracey Letts, and stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) as a young man who convinces his father (Thomas Hayden Church) to have a local policeman (Matthew McConaughey, in the title role) kill his mother for cash, trading in the virginity of his younger sister (Juno Temple). Hey, these are hard economic times!
Billed as a “totally twisted deep-friend Texas redneck trailer park murder story” (well howdy do), the film earned its NC-17 rating because of “graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality” (so, really, no worse than an average episode of Game of Thrones). For more on the film and to see the clip, hit the jump. Killer Joe opens in limited release on July 27th.
Juno Temple has joined the cast of the Sleeping Beauty re-imagining, Maleficent. The movie is from the point-of-view of the eponymous evil sorceress (Angelina Jolie), who cursed Aurora (Elle Fanning) to a permanent sleep on her 16th birthday. According to THR, Temple will play Temple will play the pixie Thistletwit who, like the other two pixies, Knotgrass (Imelda Staunton) and Flittle (Leslie Manville), is neglectful and superficial. The cast also includes Sharlto Copley, Miranda Richardson, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley, and India Eisley.
I feel like I’ve missed a movie where Juno Temple was great and led her to be in plenty of other movies. I’ve seen her in Year One, Killer Joe, Greenberg, Cracks, and Small Apartments, and I’ve found her forgettable every time. If someone could please direct me to her breakthrough film, I would greatly appreciate it. There’s plenty more Temple on the way as the actress co-stars in The Dark Knight Rises, The Brass Teapot, Lovelace, Truck Stop, Little Birds, and Wild Side. Maleficent opens March 14, 2014.
A trio of actors have been set to topline the road trip drama Wild Side. Deadline reports that Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple, and Johnny Knoxville will star in the Jesse Baget-directed (Breathelss) drama which centers on “a small town southern beauty queen who is on the run from a ruthless killer determined to retrieve diamonds he stole during a murderous heist.” The beauty queen plans to escape New Orleans with the diamonds, but first she must elude authorities, a news reporter, and Odel, “a self-described wolf determined to hunt her down and recover his swag.”
It’s assumed that Temple will be playing said beauty queen, but Deadline’s report doesn’t specify which roles Cage and Knoxville will take. Easy money would be on Cage playing the ruthless killer (Cage Rage!), but I could also see him playing a quirky news reporter with that classic Cage spin. The actor recently wrapped the serial killer drama Frozen Ground opposite John Cusack, and he’ll next shoot a sure-to-be-memorable role in Charlie Kaufman’s Frank or Francis. Temple recently wrapped Lovelace and stars in this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.
The trailer for William Friedkin‘s Killer Joe has gone online. The NC-17-rated film centers on a son (Emile Hirsch) and his father (Thomas Haden Church) who hire a cop moonlighting as a hitman (Matthew McConaughey) to murder their mother in order to get her insurance policy. I caught Killer Joe last year at TIFF, and with the exception of McConaughey’s performance, the flick is pretty terrible. However, the absolutely bonkers ending almost makes the film worth your time.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Juno Temple and Gina Gershon. Killer Joe opens July 27th.
The first trailer for the indie drama Little Birds has gone online. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and stars Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker as two young girls who leave home for Los Angeles, only to discover that the boredom of their hometown may be better than trying to survive in a big city. This is a really well-crafted trailer for the indie-inclined, as it highlights all the right notes for its target audience. The performances look great, the visuals striking, and the story seems familiar yet unique. Color me intrigued. Furthermore, since its Sundance premiere Temple has becoming somewhat of a rising star, with roles in the upcoming Lovelace and The Dark Knight Rises.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Kate Bosworth, Kyle Gallner, and Leslie Mann.
Here are some recent casting additions at a glance:
- Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Juno Temple (Atonement) are set to join Truck Stop, the 1970s era coming-of-age drama that will be the directorial debut of Tony Aloupis (Sugar).
- Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) will join Pain and Gain, the Michael Bay-directorial passion project based on the true-crime drama surrounding a group of bodybuilders whose extortion and kidnapping scheme takes a disastrous turn.
Hit the jump for more details on both projects.
Small Apartments deserves credit for getting inside your head through force of strangeness alone, and it has enough going on to merit at least some kind of interpretation. You can argue with yourself to no end about whether or not director Jonas Åkerlund has made a subversive slam against trying to find human connection when our own baggage shuts us off from the world, or if he’s delivered a pat, mawkish ending that doesn’t fit with previous moments of derision towards sentiment. Rather than leave your head spinning, Small Apartments just leaves your head aching.
We’ve got quite a few set photos to share with you today, involving everything from Zach Galifianakis as a Southern politician in Chinese robes to Olivia Wilde in a luchador outfit. Briefly:
- Dog Fight – Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district.
- Burt Wonderstone – Steve Carell and Jim Carrey star as rival Las Vegas magicians constantly trying to one-up each other.
- Lovelace – Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard star as Linda Lovelace and her abusive husband Chuck Traynor in the biopic about the star at the center of the porn phenomenon Deep Throat.
- Low Life – Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner star in this story of a woman (Cotillard) who immigrates from Poland to the U.S. and is forced to become a prostitute once stateside.
Hit the jump to check out the photos. [Update: We've updated the article with the first images of James Franco as Hugh Hefner in Lovelace]
Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, and Sharon Stone are set to join the cast of Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried stars as Linda Boreman, aka porn star Linda Lovelace. The biopic follows Lovelace “through the production of Deep Throat, her abusive relationship with Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) and eventual spearheading of the feminist anti-pornography movement.” According to Variety, Temple, Stone, and Bentley will play Lovelace’s best friend, mother, and second husband, respectively.
Andy Bellin (Trust) adapted the screenplay from The Complete Linda Lovelace, a biography by Eric Danville. Hit the jump for more background on the story.
We’ve got the first images and synopsis for the drama The Brass Teapot from the American Film Market. The pic centers on a young broke couple who steal a teapot that produces cash whenever someone feels pain. Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) and Michael Angarano (Red State) star as the young couple, with Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) rounding out the cast. Written by Tim Macy, the film was directed by Ramaa Mosley. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopsis. [Update: We've removed the images at the request of the studio.]
For writer/director Abe Sylvia, his debut feature Dirty Girl is clearly a passion project as well as a labor of love and, after five years, it’s finally reaching the big screen. Set in 1987, the film tells the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the “dirty girl” of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, who meets the shy and closeted Clarke (Jeremy Dozier) in the remedial class she is banished to for her misbehavior. As the two form an unlikely friendship, they go on an adventure to California that leads them to discover each other and themselves.
At the film’s press day, filmmaker Abe Sylvia talked to Collider for this exclusive interview about writing this film as a classroom project in grad school at UCLA, how he knew he would have to be the one to direct a story that was so personal, that he sees this as a tribute to his own “dirty girl” in high school (known as Dirty Debbie), how surprised he was to actually get to make the film he wanted to make, and how there’s a hilarious blooper reel that might end up on the DVD release. He also said that he just turned in a pilot to HBO that he’s currently developing, and that he’s got a couple of feature scripts ready to go as well. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Dirty Girl tells the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), a misfit in 1987 who becomes known as the “dirty girl” of Normal High School in Norman, Oklahoma, for her penchant to bed any boy that strikes her fancy. When her misbehavior gets her sent to a remedial class, she is paired up on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), a closeted teen that she strikes up an unlikely friendship with. While Danielle brings Clarke out of his shell, Clarke is the first person who actually wants to listen to what Danielle has to say, showing her that she does have value.
At the film’s press day, British actress Juno Temple spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she cried when she found out she got the role of Danielle, how the wardrobe and hair really helped her find the character, that she instantly knew she would be great friends with co-star Jeremy Dozier, and how special the experience of working with first-time feature director Abe Sylvia was. She also talked about her role as the young Queen of France in The Three Musketeers, how nervous she is to see herself in 3D, and how all the speculation about her role in The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t phase her at all. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
With director Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers opening October 21, Summit Entertainment has provided us with eight clips from the reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ classic story. The film stars Logan Lerman, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz, Matthew Macfayden and Mads Mikkelsen. In the reboot, “the hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (MacFadyen, Evans and Stevenson). They must stop the evil Richlieu (Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Jovovich).” And unlike many films that have been post converted into a 3D release, the Musketeers was shot in 3D. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
New posters have gone online for the low-budget horror sequel Paranormal Activity 3 and the indie flick Dirty Girl. The Paranormal Activity posters continue to be terrible as the studio just takes a shot from the film, puts it on a black background, and slaps on a title. Oh, but this one has the taglines “Discover how the activity began,” (answer: with a brilliant marketing campaign), and “It runs in the family,” which only means something if you’ve seen the previous two films. But I suppose people know at this point whether they’re on board with this franchise or not.
There’s also a new poster for Dirty Girl. The film was picked up by The Weinstein Company at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival but has reportedly been re-edited for the theatrical release. Dirty Girl stars Juno Temple as a girl who runs away with her classmate (Jeremy Dozier) who runs away to Los Angeles to find her biological father. Hit the jump to check out both posters. Paranormal Activity opens October 21st. Dirty Girl opens October 7th.