Set in present-day downtown New York City, the indie drama Generation Um follows John (Keanu Reeves), the quiet and withdrawn driver for an escort service that includes Violet (Bojana Novakovic) and Mia (Adelaide Clemens), two women who are as manipulative as they are beautiful. When John impulsively steals a camcorder, he decides to use it to explore their deepest secrets, pushing their friendship to the limit.
At the film’s press day, actress Bojana Novakovic and writer/director Mark L. Mann spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how the film came about, what the casting process was like, shaping the character dynamics during rehearsals, working with Keanu Reeves, being as open and free as possible during shooting, and the extra footage they have for the DVD release. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Set in present-day downtown New York City, the indie drama Generation Um… follows John (Keanu Reeves), the quiet and withdrawn driver for an escort service that includes Violet (Bojana Novakovic) and Mia (Adelaide Clemens), two women who are as manipulative as they are beautiful. When John impulsively steals a camcorder, he decides to use it to explore their deepest secrets, pushing their friendship to the limit.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Keanu Reeves and Adelaide Clemens spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what drew them to Generation Um…, exploring their characters’ backstories during the rehearsal period, whether they worried about making their characters likeable, shooting the fun and playful moments that take place during the credits, and what Mark L. Mann was like, as a director on his first narrative feature. Keanu Reeves also talked about why now was the right time to make his directorial debut, with Man of Tai Chi. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
The first trailer for writer/director Mark Mann’s Generation Um… is now available. The film, starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation) and Bojana Novakovic (Devil), centers on three adults in New York City across one day. I’m not 100% clear on what the film is really supposed to be about from the synopsis besides partying and a generation bent on ignoring disillusionment; unfortunately the trailer doesn’t do much to clear up the synopsis. Also starring Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises), Generation Um… will be arriving on VOD in the US on April 26th and hits limited theaters this summer on May 3rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell. For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.
Shortly before her panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Adelaide Clemens for an exclusive video interview. We talked about how she got involved in Silent Hill, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what she geeks out about, what it was like to work with Malcolm McDowell, and more. In addition, she also talked about working on The Great Gatsby with Baz Luhrmann, Generation Um with Keanu Reeves, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Thanks to Voltage Pictures website, a number of new images and the first poster for Mark L. Mann’s Generation Um… have hit the net. Starring Keanu Reeves, Adelaide Clemens and Bojana Novakovic, the film “follows a day in the life of John (Reeves) and his two beautiful cohorts as they live life on the fringe, immersed in sex, drugs and indecision. As they navigate their daily routine of bars, crowds and New York City living, they embark on a path of self-discovery.”
Hit the jump for more.
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Japanese writer/director Shunji Iwai’s Vampire which stars Kevin Zegers, Amanda Plummer, Adelaide Clemens, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kristen Kreuk, Trevor Morgan and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Here’s what the Sundance website has on the film:
Simon seems like a fairly normal, average young man who’s devoted to his teaching job and ailing mother. Underneath the surface, however, things are not what they seem. Simon hunts through online chat rooms and message boards, searching for the perfect girl: beautiful, shy, and suicidal. Simon has a particular condition: he is compelled to drink blood.
Anyway, the other day I got to interview Rachael Leigh Cook and Adelaide Clemens about working on Vampire here at Sundance. They talk about how Vampire is different from the Twilight films, their characters and the freedom that director Shunji Iwai gave them on set, the language barrier, upcoming projects, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch:
With the American Film Market (AFM) starting today in Los Angeles, we’ve been posting an enormous amount of promo posters and first synopses from a wide assortment of movies. Due to the amount that we’ve been posting, we think there is a good chance you might have missed some of the posters and info over the course of the day. So to make sure you’re all caught up, here’s links to all our AFM coverage. Look for more tomorrow:
- Posters and Synopses for STEP UP 4EVER 3D, BROTHER’S JUSTICE, HYBRID, and SOMETHING BORROWED
- First Poster and Tons of New Images from Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ Starring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman
- Posters and Synopses for THE THREE MUSKETEERS, SOURCE CODE, and MAN ON A LEDGE
- First Posters and Synopses for Keanu Reeves’s GENERATION UM… and Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz’s A WARRIOR’S HEART
- First Poster for Aardman’s ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
- First Posters and Plot Synopses for THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY and THE GARDENER
- THE BEAVER Poster and Synopsis Starring Mel Gibson
- Updated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PARTS 1 & 2 Synopsis Released at AFM
- FilmDistrict Acquires DRIVE Starring Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, and Carey Mulligan
- First Poster and Synopsis for THE IMPOSSIBLE Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor
- First Image and Synopsis for Tom Hanks’ LARRY CROWNE
- First Poster and Synopsis for Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE
- Posters for THE KING’S SPEECH, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, and THE ILLUSIONIST
- Scarlett Johansson to Play Sexy Alien in Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN
by Tommy Cook Posted: November 3rd, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Direct from the American Film Market (AFM), the posters and synopses of two films that aren’t on most people’s radar: A Warriors Heart and generation Um… First up: A Warrior’s Heart focuses on the only sport left not captured on celluloid – lacrosse. Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Adam Beach (Flags of our Father), and Gabrielle Anwar (Body Snatchers) all star. Second: Keanu Reeves headlines generation um… focusing on the times and tribulations of the down and out of New York City. Bojana Novakovic and Adelaine Clemens costar.
To see detailed synopses/taglines and posters for both films, hit the jump.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to land an exclusive interview with Keanu Reeves for his movie Henry’s Crime. Premiering at the festival, Henry’s Crime stars Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga. The film was directed by Malcolm Venville and it’s about an aimless guy who ends up serving time for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. After he gets out, he decides to rob the bank for real. Things get complicated when he falls for a girl.
While you normally associate Reeves with big budget Hollywood blockbusters, you might be surprised to learn Henry’s Crime is a true indie as they don’t yet have distribution and Reeves was instrumental in getting the film made.
During the interview, Reeves talked about why he wanted to make Henry’s Crime, casting, acting techniques, upcoming projects, and a lot more. If you’re a fan of Reeves, I think you’ll like the interview as I tried to ask him some questions I’ve never heard him answer. Read or listen to what he had to say after the jump:
Yesterday afternoon I was offered the chance to interview Keanu Reeves for his new movie Henry’s Crime – which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. While I’ll have a lot more on the movie tomorrow (it’s a fun crime movie with just the right tone), towards the end of the interview, Reeves game me some brief updates on a number of projects he’s been associated with like Cowboy Bebop, 47 Ronin, Passengers, and Generation Um. He also told me about a few other projects he developing like the romantic comedy It’s Not Me It’s You and Psyched. More after the jump:
Keanu Reeves has signed on to star alongside Bojana Novakovic (Edge of Darkness) and Adelaide Clemens (Mad Max: Fury Road) in Mark L. Mann’s indie-drama Generation Um… Per Variety, “Pic follows a day in the life of Reeves’ character and his two cohorts as they live life on the fringe, immersed in sex, drugs and indecision. As they navigate their daily routine of bars and crowds, they embark on a path of self-discovery.” I don’t feel like there’s any need for me to make the world’s easiest joke by saying that Keanu Reeves, a man who is regularly portrayed as dim-witted (even though nothing in his public life suggests he’s an idiot), is starring in a movie called “Generation Um…”
Reeves will next be seen in the drama Henry’s Crime, which is playing at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. He’s also attached to Gabrielle Muccino’s sci-fi drama Passengers. Generation Um… begins shooting today in New York.