Shannon Woodward to Play Punk in ADULT WORLD; SUPERMAN Star Antje Traue Joins THE SEVENTH SON

     February 21, 2012


Shannon Woodward has signed on to join Emma Roberts, John Cusack, and Evan Peters in Adult World.  The script by Andrew Cochran is pitched as an  examination of “the contemporary state of post-graduate life in America.”  (Blech.)  Roberts plays a recent graduate and aspiring poet who works at the erotic bookstore Adult World.  According to Deadline, Woodward will play a “punk/goth anarchist sporting a nose ring and a Ramones shirt” who becomes roomates with Roberts’ character after they bond over their rebellion.  Woodward is my favorite thing on Raising Hope, and any girl becomes 10% more fetching in a Ramones shirt.  So Adult World just broke even for me after starting off in the hole with that “state of post-graduate life” logline that tastes of copper.  Director Scott Coffey (Ellie Parker) is currently shooting the project in upstate New York.

Hit the jump for details on Antje Traue‘s follow-up to Man of Steel.

the-last-apprentice-revenge-of-the-witch-book-coverLegendary Pictures selected Traue to play the female villain Faora in the upcoming Superman reboot, and wants to keep her in the family.  Variety reports the studio cast the German actress in The Seventh Son, an adaptation of Joseph Delaney‘s young adult series about “a teen who’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook.”  Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, and Alicia Vikander star.  Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington is also in negotiations to join the cast. Sergey Bodrov (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan) will direct.

Here is the synopsis for Revenge of the Witch, the first book in the series:

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried–some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He’s the last hope; the last apprentice.

Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook’s warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county … ?  [Amazon]

  • Agent_Black

    “A punk/goth anarchist sporting a Ramones t-shirt”

    I really hope that girl does her homework because already the character sounds like a boring stereotype or a tepid facsimile of the Dragon Tattoo protagonist. In the UK, they’ve been selling these t-shirts in high street stores to people who think they’re edgy but don’t own a single record by the band (I know, I’ve stopped and asked them) it’s like their baby steps into alternative fashion or they get bored and stop wearing them.

    A ‘post-grad’ student working for an adult magazine would have surely been exposed to a more varied range of punk or goth bands other than ‘The Ramones’ and would probably have stopped wearing said t-shirt by now, in favour of KMFDM or Crass… or probably stopped wearing band t-shirts full stop for more grown up garments.

    So predictable. In that ‘Shia in a pristine Strokes t-shirt’ way from the first Transformers movie…

    • excpired

      I agree. But I don’t think KMFDM or Crass are good lead-offs from The Ramones. I’d be more expecting someone really into that scene to be wearing a Black Flag shirt or something else, anything less obvious, Joy Division, Minor Threat, Flipper, Fang, anything further underground than The Ramones, the most over-popular punk band ever.

      Perhaps having her wear different shirts in diff. scenes where The Ramones is just one of many might make sense. The Ramones shirt is about as tacky as wearing a Che Guevara shirt at this point. It screams, “I buy my clothes at the mall and think I’m on the cutting edge.”