Cam Gigandet Talks RECKLESS, Balancing Film and TV, Fun Character Dynamics, and More

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On the new CBS legal drama Reckless, set in Charleston, South Carolina, divorced father or two, Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet), is the new City Attorney thanks to his influential former father-in-law (Gregory Harrison).  When a disgraced cop (Georgina Haig) hires Yankee litigator Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood), Jamie and Roy find themselves sparring in and out of the courtroom, as dark secrets threaten to tarnish the reputation of the town and its residents.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Cam Gigandet talked about how he came to this show, his working relationship with Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the pilot, finding a balance between film and TV roles, why this series can appeal to everyone, the fun character dynamics, and how much this cast has loved working with each other.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

New Trailer and Poster for Catherine Hardwicke’s Psycho-Sexual Thriller PLUSH, Starring Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet and Xavier Samuel

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The previously-released red-band trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush was meant as more of a sexy teaser than anything else, but this newer and longer cut actually clues audiences in as to what the film’s actually about.  It’s a tough one to sell since there are so many moving parts. Plush stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as married singer/songwriter Hayley, who begins to fall for her new guitar player, Enzo (Xavier Samuel) after losing her brother/band member to a drug overdose.  Enzo helps to unlock her creativity after the band’s previous release received disastrous critical reviews.  If that weren’t dramatic enough, Hayley also begins to receive the unwanted affections of a dangerous and obsessive fan.

Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush also stars Cam Gigandet, Frances Fisher, Brandon Jay McLaren and Dawn Olivieri.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the new poster.

First Clip from SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN and a New Clip from WRECK-IT RALPH

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We have the first clip from Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden to share with you today.  At nearly two minutes, the clip shows the Navy SEALS about to embark on the mission they’ve been training for: the attack on high value target, Osama Bin Laden. The feature-length dramatization from director John Stockwell (Into the Blue) stars Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and Kenneth Miller.   Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden premieres on the National Geographic channel Sunday, November 4th at 8pm.  It will also be made available for streaming on Netflix a day after its premiere (just in time for Election Day!).

There’s also a new clip from Rich Moore’s animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph.  The new clip shows Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) at his self-help group, Bad Guys Anonymous. Attempting to make him feel better about being bad are fellow antagonists Zangief, Clyde the Ghost, M. Bison, Neff, Dr. Eggman, Bowser and an axe-wielding zombie.  Wreck-It Ralph, also featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk, opens November 2nd.  Hit the jump to see the clips. 

Nate Parker is NON-STOP, Adam Brody Checks BAGGAGE CLAIM, CASH CAB’s Ben Bailey Boards STARBUCK, Cam Gigandet & Nick Thune Join JOHNSON

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Lots of male-pattern casting to get to today.  Let’s take a gander:

  • Nate Parker (Arbitrage) has boarded director Jaume Collet-Serra’s airplane thriller Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson.
  • Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) joins Baggage Claim from writer/director/producer David E. Talbert, a rom-com adaptation of his own novel.
  • Ben Bailey will step out of the Cash Cab and into Ken Scott’s Starbuck remake, opposite Vince Vaughn.
  • Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Nick Thune (Knocked Up) join Johnson, a raunchie indie comedy directed by Huck Botko (The Virginity Hit) from a Jeff Tetreault script.

Hit the jump for details on each film.

First Trailer for SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN, AKA CODE NAME: GERONIMO

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The first trailer for SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden has gone online.  With as historical an event as the death of bin Laden, you would think that either this film or Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty would have provided a sense of tension, raised stakes or even a question of moral ambiguity that surely came with the operation.  Neither trailer gives a sense of this, so at least SEAL Team Six isn’t out of its league with Bigelow’s bigger budget.

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, aka Code Name: Geronimostars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas, Kenneth Miller, Robert Knepper and William Fichtner. Written by Kendall LampkinSEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday November 4th, just before election day.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Plays MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, Xavier Samuel Joins PLUSH [Updated with New Plot Details for PLUSH]

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A bit of casting news to share with you today.  Here are the important bits:

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Cam Gigandet to Join PLUSH, James Corden Boards CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? and ONE CHANCE, Cristin Milioti in Talks for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

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Here’s your latest fix for relevant casting news.  Check them out at a glance below:

  • Cam Gigandet (Easy A) has joined Emily Browning in director Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush.
  • James Corden (The History Boys) has boarded not one, but two projects: Can a Song Save Your Life? and One Chance.
  • Cristin Milioti (Year of the Carnivore) is in talks to join the Martin Scorsese picture, The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • David Lyons (The Cape) is the latest addition to Relativity’s romantic thriller, Safe Haven.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Anson Mount, Cam Gigandet, Freddy Rodriguez, and William Fichtner Join SEAL Team Six Movie CODE NAME: GERONIMO

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While most everyone’s eyes are on Kathryn Bigelow’s (The Hurt Locker) untitled drama about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, another film about the Navy SEAL team tasked with bringing the terrorist leader down has assembled its cast. Variety reports that Anson Mount (TV’s Hell on Wheels), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Freddy Rodriguez (Planet Terror), and William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down) are set to star in Code Name: Geronimo. John Stockwell (Turistas) is onboard to direct the actioner from a script by Kendall Lampkin.

Mount plays “an agile and assured member of SEAL Team Six,” and Kathleen Robertson is set as an eager CIA case officer. I’m not entirely sure we need two movies about the hunt for Bin Laden, and Bigelow’s definitely has the edge here. It’s her first film since winning the Best Director and Best Picture Oscar for The Hurt Locker and she’s assembled a very impressive cast (including Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, and Chris Pratt). Bigelow’s film is set to open this December, but Code Name: Geronimo doesn’t seem to have a release date yet. Geronimo is currently filming in New Mexico.

Cam Gigandet Joins Anna Paquin in FREE RIDE

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Cam Gigandet is joining the cast of the indie drama Free Ride. Written and directed by Shana Sosin, the indie drama tells the true story of an abused single mother in the 1970s who moves her two daughters to Florida to make a new life for herself. Anna Paquin stars as the mother, and also has a hand behind the scenes as Free Ride marks the first production for her production company SCAMP. Variety reports that Gigandet will play Paquin’s love interest. The film also stars Drea De Matteo (The Sopranos), Liana Liberato (Tresspass), Ava Acres (Five), Jeff Hephner (Hellcats) and Paquin’s fellow True Blood alum Brit Morgan. Paquin is producing alongside Cerise Hallam Larkin, Susan Dynner, and her husband/True Blood star Stephen Moyer. Production is set to begin later this month in Sarasota, Florida. Paquin will go straight into Free Ride after filming Straight A’s with Ryan Phillippe.

TNT Western Series GATEWAY Casts Keir O’Donnell, Keith Carradine and More; ABC Developing U.S. Remake of U.K. Comedy SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT

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Cam Gigandet is already set to take a lead role as Jake Flynn, one of three brothers in the new TNT western drama Gateway (formerly known as Tin Star), but Deadline has word on four more actors joining the cast. Rounding out the group of Flynn brothers living in the titualar Colorado town in the 1880′s will be Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) playing Terence and David Denman (Roy from The Office) playing Daniel. Meanwhile Shannon Lucio (The Chicago Code) and Eric Lange (Lost) have also been cast as Terence’s wife and the town banker respectively. But my personal favorite bit of new casting comes in the form of Keith Carradine, who was last seen battling extra-terrestrials in the Old West in Cowboys & Aliens, playing the brothers’ surrogate father.

Details on an American remake of the British comedy series Suburban Shootout after the jump.

First Trailer for Joel Schumacher’s TRESPASS Starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman

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The first trailer for director Joel Schumacher’s thriller Trespass is now available online. Starring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, and Cam Gigandet, the film takes place in Kyle and Sarah Miller’s (Cage and Kidman) wealthy estate and centers around a home invasion that puts both of their lives and the life of their daughter (Liano Liberato) in jeopardy. I’m not one to constantly berate Schumacher for his fair share of mishaps, but I can’t help but think there is a reason Trespass is purportedly set to hit DVD and VOD platforms a little more than two weeks after its theatrical release. I can’t say for sure, but I think that reason is found somewhere in the midst of all the yelling the trailer contains.

Check out the trailer for yourself after the jump. Trespass opens to theaters on October 14th before hitting DVD and VOD on November 1st.

Lily Collins & Cam Gigandet Talk PRIEST, Karaoke, Video Games, and Gigandet Reveals His Xbox User Name

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With director Scott Stewart’s Priest opening this weekend, I recently spoke with the cast and after the jump is my interview with Lily Collins and Cam Gigandet.  Since I had an extended interview with Collins at this year’s WonderCon, and I spoke to Gigandet at Comic-Con last summer, I tried to ask new questions.  We talked about their reaction to seeing the finished film, filming the action scenes, what have their experiences been like at WonderCon and Comic-Con, what’s their karaoke song, and what’s the last video game they’ve played.

Finally, if you’re a Call of Duty player, or just want to play a video game with Gigandet, he revealed his Xbox user name during the interview…hit the jump to watch.

4 Clips from PRIEST

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With Screen Gems Priest opening May 13, the studio has sent over four clips from director Scott Stewart’s film that stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer, and Christopher Plummer.  Here’s the synopsis:

Priest is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi ride, set in an alternate world – one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.

WonderCon 2011: PRIEST Recap

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Tonight I was able to see some footage from Scott Stewart’s Priest as Screen Gems premiered a few scenes to a number of WonderCon attendees. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film stars Paul Bettany as a renegade warrior priest who goes on the hunt for his niece who’s been kidnapped by vampires. The 3D film also stars Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, and Lily Collins. Hit the jump for my reaction to the footage.

Minka Kelly Exclusive Video Interview THE ROOMMATE

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In Minka Kelly’s first leading role in Screen Gems The Roommate, she plays a freshman at the fictional University of Los Angeles, whose roommate (Leighton Meester) quickly reveals herself to be a psychopath. The actress, who is mainly known for her work on the television series Friday Night Lights, proves to be a very likeable on-screen presence.

I was fortunate to speak with Kelly last Saturday where we discussed: her excitement at her first leading film role, how filming on two university campuses (Loyola Marymount and USC) gave the film believability, how a final fight scene in the movie was physically and emotionally taxing, and finally her recount of how shooting Friday Night Lights on location gave the cast a focused mentality.  Hit the jump to see the interview.

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