Opening in theaters on April 26th is the new wedding comedy The Big Wedding from writer and director Justin Zackham (The Bucket List). The film truly stars an all-star cast that includes Academy Award-winners Robert De Niro (Freelancers), Diane Keaton (Darling Companion), Susan Sarandon (Cloud Atlas), and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), as well as Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up), Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables), Topher Grace (The Double), and Ben Barnes (Killing Bono).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with writer/director Justin Zackham to talk about his work on The Big Wedding. The popular filmmaker discussed his new movie, the French film that inspired it, working with the impressive cast, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro's process, his favorite scene in the movie, if Katherine Heigl or Robin Williams were concerned about appearing in yet another wedding film after making 27 Dresses and License to Wed, respectively, and watching Williams impressive improvisational skills on set.
Just five years after the Marvel Comics character Venom made his theatrical debut to much derision in Spider-Man 3, Sony is rebooting the Spidey series with this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man. With the studio seeming pretty confident about the new cinematic Spidey, it's also making moves towards a solo Venom movie. According to a scoop at 24 Frames, Chronicle director Josh Trank is currently in negotiations to direct a theatrical Venom, news that raises some questions.
Screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas are best known for their work on such successful films as Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma, and Wanted. But the scribes are now adding director and producer, respectively, to their resumes with their new spy thriller The Double, which opened in theaters in October 28th.
The movie features an incredible cast of actors including Richard Gere (Primal Fear, The Jackal), Topher Grace (Predators, Spider-Man 3), Stephen Moyer (TV’s True Blood), Odette Yustman Annable (TV’s House), Stana Katic (TV’s Castle), and screen legend Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed). The Double tells the story of retired CIA operative Paul Shepherdson (Gere) who is paired with a young FBI agent named Ben Geary (Grace) to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, which appears to have been committed by a Soviet assassin that Shepherdson thought he killed during the Cold War. The film features many twists and turns and will keep audiences guessing until the very end.
I recently had a chance to speak with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas about their new film The Double, while they were in Paris preparing for their next film Overdrive, which stars Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian). The co-writers spoke to me about the new film, its complicated storyline, the spy thriller genre, No Way Out, casting Gere and Grace, Brandt’s directorial debut, controversy over the movie’s trailer, Overdrive, and casting Urban and Barnes as brothers.
Actress Odette Yustman Annable first appeared on the big screen opposite former-Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger in the hit 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop at the tender age of five. Since then the actress as built a steady career of both TV and film roles appearing on popular series like October Road, and Breaking In, as well as movies such as Transformers, Cloverfield, The Unborn, and You Again. But the actress is probably best known for her role on ABC’s long running series Brothers & Sisters, which is also where she met her husband actor David Annable. Now, the actress can currently be seen on both TV and in the movie theaters, first with her role as Dr. Jessica Adams on the critically acclaimed Fox series House, and secondly opposite Richard Gere (Primal Fear, The Jackal) and Topher Grace (Predators, Spider-Man 3) in the new spy thriller The Double, which opened in theaters on October 28th.
The new film was written and produced by Wanted scribes Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, and also marks Brandt’s directorial debut. The Double tells the story of retired CIA operative Paul Shepherdson (Gere) who is paired with a young FBI agent named Ben Geary (Grace) to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, which appears to have been committed by a Soviet assassin that Shepherdson thought he killed during the Cold War. Yustman Annable plays Ben’s loving wife, and rounding out the cast are Stephen Moyer (TV’s True Blood), Stana Katic (TV’s Castle), and screen legend Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed). The film features many twists and turns and will keep audiences guessing until the very end.
I recently had a chance to speak with actress Odette Yustman-Annable about working on The Double while she was taking a break from shooting her scenes on the set of House. The actress was absolutely lovely to speak with and talked about her new film, its complicated plot, the spy thriller genre, working with Gere and Grace, Michael Brandt’s directorial debut, joining the cast of House, and if the show will continue after it’s current eighth season.
Opening in theaters on October 28th is a new spy thriller from writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (3:10 To Yuma, Wanted) called The Double. The film marks Brandt's directing debut and features an incredible cast of actors including Richard Gere (Primal Fear, The Jackal), Topher Grace (Predators, Spider-Man 3), Stephen Moyer (TV's True Blood), Odette Yustman-Annable (TV's House), Stana Katic (TV's Castle), and screen legend Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed).
IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actors Topher Grace and Stephen Moyer to discuss their new film The Double. The two actors spoke candidly about the new movie, it's complicated twists and turns, their characters, their love for spy thrillers, and the Cold War.
The very first trailer for the action thriller The Double takes two minutes and twenty-five seconds to provide what feels like a beat-for-beat breakdown of the film's plot, so you might want to avoid it if you're at all sensitive to spoilers. The film stars Richard Gere and Topher Grace as federal agents attempting to track down a presumed dead Soviet assassin who is apparently at work and killing again.
We've reached a weird point of crazy-sensitivity regarding spoilers as a whole, where a revelation from a fifteen-year old movie or long-defunct television series can arose unbridled rage and ceaseless indignation. While there's now some solid scientific proof that spoilers don't kill a viewer's enjoyment of a story, there's one thing that still justifiably gets a lot of gooses, and that's when a film's trailer seems to not simply reveal some big twists, but also just runs through the entire plot.
Take Me Home Tonight, a comedic ode to partying and coming of age in the pastel-coloring 1980's, is available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD as of today, July 19th. The film stars Topher Grace (who also contributed to the story), Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler, Lucy Punch, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Demetri Martin, all of whom participate in an epic party over the course of one night. The soundtrack is, of course, filled with recognizable 80's hits, but to promote the Blu-ray release, Take Me Home Tonight spent the summer in a thoroughly modern setting: The Van's Warped Tour.
Topher Grace (That '70s Show) shares his top six favorite films inspired by his new 80s film, Take Me Home Tonight. From Say Anything to Dazed and Confused -- check out these fun movies that helped Topher get his '80s on.
Take Me Home Tonight's Topher Grace talks about how to have a long career in Hollywood. Watch the exclusive interview with the young actor/producer only here on iamROGUE!
If 80's nostalgia, hard-partying, skinny ties, car theft, and general hilarity weren't incentive enough to see the new comedy Take Me Home Tonight this weekend, there's now another reason to put your butt in that comfy theater seat. On Ryan Seacrest's Kiss FM radio show this morning, star/co-writer/producer Topher Grace revealed that executive producer Ryan Kavanaugh will donate 1% of the film's box office gross to former American Idol contestant Chris Medina to cover his medical expenses.