I Am Michael stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto with Emma having a supporting role. A gay activist and magazine founder (James Franco) is saved from his homosexuality after turning to God, and later becomes a Christian pastor. The film is currently making its debut at film festivals so hopefully soon will see a theatrical release (most likely limited).
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American Horror Story’s Emma Roberts and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka have joined the horror project February.
Osgood Perkins, the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, wrote the script and will direct. The story follows two girls whose parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break at their prep school. As a haunted woman named Joan makes a bloody pilgrimage to the prestigious girls’ school, the stranded duo become plagued by terrifying visions and possessed by an unseen evil force.
The project is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino, and Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc.
Highland Film Group is handling international sales on the project, and will introduce it to buyers at the Toronto market in September.
Perkins, who is also an actor, wrote the script for 2013’s Cold Comes the Night. He’s repped by Paradigm.
Roberts starred on the third season of FX’s American Horror Story. In film, she most recently appeared in comedy hit We’re the Millers and indie Palo Alto. She’s repped by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment.
Shipka is best known for starring as Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) daughter on AMC’s hit show Mad Men. She also appeared in TV’s Flowers in the Attic and indie Very Good Girls. She’s repped by CAA and Sloane, Offer.
Congrats Emma! She won the choice movie comedy actress for We’re the Millers! Unfortunately Emma couldn’t attend the show due to filming for American Horror Story: Freak Show!
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Emma Roberts, “We’re the Millers” (WINNER)
Christina Applegate, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Drew Barrymore, “Blended”
Zoey Deutch, “Vampire Academy”
Cameron Diaz, “The Other Woman”
Screen Yorkshire has made its biggest production investment to date on $25m US-UK co-production Hunter’s Prayer (previously known as For The Dogs).
Avatar and Clash of the Titans star Sam Worthington will star as an assassin in director Jonathan Mostow’s (Terminator 3) thriller, which is due to shoot in the UK and Hungary in 2015.
The film is the first US production to get backing from Screen Yorkshire, which would not reveal the amount invested but confirmed it to be above £1m.
Casting is currently underway on the female lead. Emma Roberts and Hailee Steinfeld were both previously linked to the project but are no longer in the frame.
Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned.
Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Leftovers”) is also attached to the film as another past love interest.
The script for “Michael” is based on “My Ex-Gay Friend,” a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (author of “Travels with Casey”) about Michael Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine. Justin Kelly will direct. Gus van Sant is the executive producer, along with producers James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reeve.
“This isn’t just a story about an ‘ex-gay,’” Kelly said. “It’s actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong.”
Added Denizet-Lewis: “I’m excited that everyone involved in this project is intent on telling a story that captures the full breadth of Michael’s unusual life, from the inspiring gay leader I knew when I was young to the Christian pastor he is today.”
I finally was able to add captures from Adult World DVD including special features captures! Might have went a little crazy with over 1,000 captures! Check them out below and if haven’t done so be sure to get your copy of the film!
Emma is now filming for Ashby in North Carolina, she recently shared a photo of her character’s (Eloise) look! Hope to get more info soon!
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Hey everyone. Meet Eloise #AshbyMovie
Adult World is released today (June 10th) on Blu-ray/DVD in the US! If you can go get yourself a copy!
Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings. Stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack
A floundering college graduate reluctantly takes a job at an upstate New York sex shop while pursuing an opportunity that could help to launch her career as a poet. Wide-eyed Amy (Emma Roberts) may have graduated from college, but lately life seems to be passing her by. An aspiring poet, she still lives with her parents, and longs for independence. In order to earn a paycheck, Amy goes to work at a local sex shop owned by a spirited older couple. With flamboyant transvestite Rubio and charming local boy Alex on staff, life around the store is rarely dull. Still, Amy can’t help but feeling like the future has something better in store for her, and she sets out to land an apprenticeship with notoriously withdrawn writer Rat Billings (John Cusack). Meanwhile, inspiration seems to come from the last place Amy ever expected as her professional relationship with Alex takes a surprise turn toward the romantic.
DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Deleted and alternate scenes Trailer Widescreen – 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 – English Subtitles – English, Spanish
Check out a cool behind the scenes look at Palo Alto, which is now playing in select theaters! Emma is featured in the latest Elle US along with Nicholas Kirkwood, shoe designer. Finally added scans and shoot from her June cover of Elle Canada. See the scans and photoshoots below!