The first photos from the set of If I Stay, the Chloe Moretz-lead movie adaptation of Gayle Foreman’s best-selling novel, have hit the web.
Foreman herself posted the images on her official Tumblr, along with the captions:
HOT OFF THE PRESSES! #IfIStayMovie snaps!!!! Chloë Moretz (Mia), Jamie Blackley (Adam) and Jakob Davies (Teddy, sob) just hanging out. Josh Leonard (Denny) and Mireille Enos (Kat), in character. Adam’s band. The entire cast around the table for our first read (that’s Liana Liberato, aka Kim, in the glasses). My script! And my office!!!! I have an office.
If I Stay tells the story of Mia (Moretz), who must choose whether to live or die after she and her family are in a horrific car accident.
Moretz has been learning to play the cello for her role as Mia in the movie. If I Stay does not have a firm release date, but it’s expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
Chloe Moretz definitely knows how to get into character. The 16-year-old star of the upcoming Carrie remake transformed her look for the “dark arts” issue of Dazed & Confused magazine, looking worlds away from her usual bubbly, blonde self.
On the cover, the up-and-coming teen dons a short, Joan Jett-esque black wig and offsets her startlingly edgy new look with thick eyeliner and a steely gaze. The actress also switches up her style in a tweed-and-silk Chanel jacket and a Meadham Kirchhoff ruffled shirt.
But maybe it’s just a sign of growing up? During a previous interview with Glamour, the young actress revealed that she’s been “wearing a lot of all black” recently.
“I really love Winona Ryder — her look in the time right after Mermaids and Heathers, that first year of Johnny Depp and her,” she told the magazine. “They were the best couple ever — they’re like Romeo and Juliet!”
In a recent roundtable for Carrie, Moretz told reporters that she had to reach deep to find the right emotions to tap into to play her dark character of the bullied telekinetic teen with an intense Bible-thumping mom (played by Julianne Moore). The original 1976 version of the film starred Sissy Spacek as the titular teen and Piper Laurie as her mother.
“Everyone has something inside them that, if they want to bring it up every day, they could cry about it, they could be sad and live their life in just complete terror of your own feelings,” she explained. “And that was really what I had to bring up was all my vulnerabilities. All my vulnerabilities that I, even at fifteen, had learned to deal with and to put away and go, ok this is how you’re human and this is how you live everyday life without crying and stuff.”
The iconic prom scene, in particular — in which Carrie has a bucket full of pig’s blood dumped on her after she is crowned prom queen as a cruel joke — was particularly nerve-wracking to film, she said.
“It kind of felt like when you were about to drop off of one of those droppy rides, which is always scary because you know something is going to happen,” she said. “And I’m like, this is so crazy right now. And [I grabbed] Ansel Elgort’s hand (the actor plays jock Tommy Ross)… that wasn’t supposed to happen. We grabbed each other’s hands because we were both so scared.”
Uploaded photos of Chloe at the “Carrie” premiere and Julianne Moore’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony to the gallery.
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, the man behind “Carlos” and “Summer Hours,” is embarking on his English language feature debut. Bringing together a starry cast, cameras are currently rolling on “Sils Maria,” and thanks to some overseas press, some first looks at the film have arrived.
Starring a promising trifecta of actresses in Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz and Kristen Stewart, the film will tell the story an older actress (Binoche) who gets obsessed-over by a younger thesp (Moretz) taking on a role that her made famous. As you’ll see below, Johnny Flynn (who featured in the director’s “Something In The Air” and stars opposite Anne Hathaway in the upcoming “Song One”) plays the love interest of Moretz, but sorry Twihards, no official snaps of KStew. (Though there are plenty of unofficial ones floating around).
No word yet on a release date, but we’d wager to keep your eyes on Cannes next spring, with IFC Films already slated to distribute the film in the United States.
Chloe Moretz poses next to a car alongside her co-stars Tye Sheridan and Shannon Kook in this first official still from their highly anticipated movie Dark Places!
The movie stars Charlize Theron as a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.
Tye plays young Ben Day, the brother of Charlize‘s character who she accuses of killing the rest of the family.
Dark Places also stars Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, and others! It is set to hit theaters everywhere on September 1.
Make Sure Family Comes First
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