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.”
UPDATED: FX confirms that the teaser is fan made. No teasers from “Freak Show” have been released.
If you’re a fan of the “American Horror Story” series, you’re no doubt well aware of the bizarre teaser videos FX puts together for each season; and the marketing campaign for this year’s “Freak Show” is now under way with the release of “Fallen Angel.”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins in October. But first “AHS: Coven” is heading to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th, where the powers-that-be are sure to drop a few more clues about what we’ll find in the “Freak Show” so stay tuned!
Jessica Lange, Denis O’Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Michael Chiklis star in “AHS: Freak Show.” Guest stars include Wes Bentley, who’ll appear in the Halloween episode.
Ameircan Horror Story: Freak Show – Teaser #1…
The cast of American Horror Story is finally coming to Comic-Con after three seasons on the air. The FX show has skipped the fanboy confab in previous summers partly due to its production schedule, however, the Coven and Freak Show cast will be heading to San Diego including Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, new addition Michael Chiklis and exec producer Tim Minear. The panel, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 from 7-8 PM in Room 6DE will provide a look back at Coven as well as exclusive secrets from the set of the upcoming Freak Show.
Emma is nominated for Female Fan Favorite Actor for the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards, you can vote on this category here!
The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.
“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.
The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. ET/PT July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.
The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show. (Full disclosure: Penske Media Corp. is the parent company of Variety.)
“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, now in its 16th year, continue to ascend to its biggest show ever,” Penske said. “And to again be partnering with the CW, which is a preeminent TV destination for young talent to launch their careers, is more than fitting for the show’s propensity for being the first to debut current emerging talent at the start of notable careers.”
The event honors the accomplishments of the entertainment industry’s rising young stars from the worlds of television, music, film, fashion, sports and social media. Fans can vote online in the categories of Fan Favorite Male and Female Actor.
In a not-so-distant future, love is a disease that the government eliminates by forcing all citizens to get the Cure when they’re eighteen. Shortly before Lena Holoway’s scheduled procedure she does something dangerous: she meets Alex and falls in love