Ahead of its debut next month at the Sundance Film Festival, the first trailer for director Gregg Araki’s (Mysterious Skin) new film White Bird in a Blizzard has been released online. Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, the film tells the story of a young woman (Shailene Woodley) whose life is upended when her beautiful, enigmatic mother (Eva Green) suddenly goes missing. Woodley wowed Sundance audiences last year with her performance in The Spectacular Now, and White Bird in a Blizzard certainly looks like a fascinating follow-up.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to catch up on all of our Sundance 2014 coverage thus far. The pic also stars Shiloh Fernandez, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, and Angela Basset. The Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th. Look for our review of the film during that time.
A little bit of late night casting news for you to send you off with pleasant dreams:
Hit the jump for more on both projects.
With Sundance in full swing in Park City, I got to sit down with Juno Temple and Chris Zylka to talk about their work in Gregg Araki’s Kaboom (watch my interview with Araki here). Premiering January 21st in limited release and nationwide on VOD (Video on Demand), Kaboom is a ” thriller/comedy telling the story of Smith (Thomas Dekker), an ambisexual 18 year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic seaside Southern California town.” The film also stars Haley Bennett, Rozane Mesquida, James Duval, and Andy Fischer-Price. If you’re a fan of Nowhere, The Doom Generation and Totally F*cked Up, you definitely want to check out Kaboom.
During the interview, Temple and Zylka talked about how they’d describe Kaboom to friends, how the film captures that first love energy, how they got involved in the film, the nudity, the differences from the script to what ended up on screen, their reaction to the very honest “lessons in giving head” scene, and what they have coming up. For all you Spider-Man fans, Zylka plays Flash Thompson in the reboot. Hit the jump to watch:
With Sundance in full swing here in Park City, I got to sit down with writer-director Gregg Araki to talk about his new movie Kaboom. Premiering January 21st in limited release and nationwide on VOD (Video on Demand), Kaboom is a ” thriller/comedy telling the story of Smith (Thomas Dekker), an ambisexual 18 year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic seaside Southern California town.” The film also stars Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Rozane Mesquida, Juno Temple, James Duval, and Andy Fischer-Price. If you’re a fan of Nowhere, The Doom Generation and Totally F*cked Up, you’ll definitely want to check out Kaboom.
During the interview, Araki talked about being a Sundance veteran (he’s made 10 films and 8 have played at the Festival), how he’s a fan of movies that are 90 minutes, his thoughts on VOD, how does he talk to his actors about the nudity in his films, what he might do in the future, and a lot more. Hit the jump to check it out:
The trailer for Gregg Araki’s (Mysterious Skin) sci-fi/comedy Kaboom has landed online. Starring Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Haley Bennett (The Haunting of Molly Hartley), Kaboom centers on Smith (Dekker), an 18-year-old college freshman who happens to come across a conspiracy in a picturesque Southern California community. Considering I’ve yet to see the film, I can only go by what the trailer tells me. With that in mind, this trailer is telling me to expect a sexier, more colorful, and more comedic Donnie Darko. If Kaboom delivers on that tease, then it is definitely worth my time.
To check out the trailer for yourself, hit the jump. While Kaboom made the rounds on festival circuits last year (it screened at both the Toronto International Film Festival and Cannes, to name a few), it will be making its U.S. debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is Gregg Araki’s Kaboom. Since no trailers or footage had been released prior to the festival, many were curious what kind of movie he had made. Would it be serious like Mysterious Skin or was he returning to his earlier days and making another Doom Generation or Nowhere.
Well, after watching the NSFW clips, it’s pretty clear Kaboom is a return to his roots and it looks like only something Araki could come up with. Hit the jump to check out the clips and I’ve also posted some snippets of a few reviews:
Last night was the world premiere of Warner Bros. and Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The premiere was held at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and since it had been awhile, I decided to cover the red carpet. Thankfully, most of the cast stopped by to talk, and after the jump you can watch my interview with Thomas Dekker.
If you’ve been reading Collider for awhile, you know Thomas Dekker is a fan of the site and since I recently talked to him at WonderCon and at the junket for Nightmare, I used the time on the carpet to talk about the important stuff: his hair. All kidding aside, he told me how he got the lead role in Gregg Araki’s new movie Kaboom (which premieres at Cannes), what else he’s working on, and does he miss Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Check out what he had to say after the jump: