Just a reminder that if you live in the US, Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “The Giver” is released on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, November 25th.
Those of us living in the UK will have to wait until January 19th 2015 (according to Amazon).
The movie made $44,933,131 at the US cinema box-office and is one of the nominees for Favorite Dramatic Movie at The People’s Choice Awards. You can vote for it here as many times as you like up to December 4th.
You can check out our dedicated “The Giver” page here
More pre-festival announcement buzz for Alexander Skarsgard’s latest movie as Indiewire have posted their wish-list for the 31 movies they want to see at the 31st Sundance Film Festival. “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is included, and they think that as the movie has the backing of the Sundance Institute it is a “good bet”, so keep those fingers and toes crossed.
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni
Why We Hope It Heads To Park City: Newcomer Bel Powley stars in this film as a teenage girl who begins an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Here’s the kicker, though: Kristen Wiig plays her mother and Alexander Skarsgård plays her mother’s boyfriend. Adapted from Pheobe Gloeckner’s graphic novel, the 1970s set film is the directorial debut of Marielle Heller and had the backing of the Sundance Institute. So it seems like a good bet, and with that casting we sure wouldn’t be complaining.
Alexander Skarsgard filmed his role in “Dairy of a Teenage Girl” at the beginning of 2014, and fans are now impatiently waiting for the release date. There are some possible good vibes on the horizon as Eric Lavallée, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA, is predicting that the movie may make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 22 to February 1 2015.
We’d be hard pressed to find more of an enraptured superfan of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel than Marielle Heller. The actress adapted Diary of a Teenage Girl into a stageplay, played the lead, and at the end of the playhouse run figured she wasn’t done with the material. 2012 was a pivotal bloom year for the adaptation, with Heller landing all encompassing support from the Sundance Institute folks with a quartet of workshoppy goodness: Creative Producing Summit, June Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab and Screenplay Reading Series. Production took place in San Francisco this past January, with the love triangle roles being distributed to Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, and newbie Bel Powley in the title role. Set in the Farrah Fawcett pin-up era, this potentially thorny The Ice Storm-esque drama pits irresponsible adults with grown up teenagers and should be a highly sought after acquisitions title …. especially if Wiig nabs a Supporting Actress nom for The Skeleton Twins at the Indie Spirits later this month.
Gist: Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same name, this follows a teen artist (Powley) living in San Francisco in the ’70s who attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.
Production Co./Producers: Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey (Super), Archer Gray’s Anne Carey (Little Accidents), Caviar’s Bert Hamelinck (Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II) and Madeline Samit.
Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition most logical route.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. UTA (domestic). K5 International (international)
Season 7 of TrueBloodis released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US tomorrow (and in the UK today). Now fans of the Viking Vampire can take home and keep forever his final moments on the show. Also released is the entire 7 seasons box-set collection, for those who have been waiting until the end to look back over the lives and loves of the residents of Bon Temps.
The special features on the season 7 DVD box-set include A Farewell to Bon Temps, plus audio commentaries by members of the cast along with some of the show’s writers. (Unfortunately no commentary from Alexander Skarsgard).
The Season 7 Blue-ray also includes “True Death – the final days on set” (Witness the final days of the show through the eyes of the cast members as they document the experiences of their last days on set).
Vanity Fair have joined in the pre True Blood Blu-ray release promotion by posting a further short video from the final days of the show. This one shows some final wraps for the cast members, including Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, and very briefly, Alexander Skarsgard.
As a huge Eric and Sookie shipper, and also a fan who is still in denial that Eric Northman won’t be returning next year, it broke my heart a little bit to see the final scene Alexander filmed was actually from the penultimate episode, one of Eric’s final moments with Sookie, before he flew her home over Bon Temps. If only this had been the very final scene and we never saw them again as they flew somewhere far, far away together…….
Nice touch to hear someone doing the Tarzan call, as Alexander was leaving the set early to begin his time as King of the Jungle for Warner Brothers in London.
2 vampires and a fang-banger from True Blood got together yesterday at Stan Lee’s Comikazeevent in California. Kristin Bauer van Straten, Tara Buck and Stephen Moyer answered questions submitted by fans and talked about how it feels now the show is over.
When asked the possibility of a True Blood movie, Stephen said that Alan Ball had been excited about the possibility “once upon a time”, the actors would love to work together again, but there doesn’t seem to have been any further developments, so unfortunately it looks like truebies probably shouldn’t hold their breath.
Tara Buck confirmed that Season 7 is her favorite “for obvious reasons”………..
Vampire fans in the UK are being asked to join in and give blood this Halloween by HBO.uk and the NHS.
HBO’s True Blood teams up with NHS Blood and Transplant to encourage fans and cast of the show to donate this Halloween
Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.
As the wildly successful show has come to an end, with the FINAL SEASON releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on 10th November, vampire-loving fans of the show are being asked to become donors to help save lives.
Kristin Bauer Van Straten is back on the set of Once upon A Time where she will be returning as the wicked Maleficent. Co-star Lana Parrilla (Regina) has uploaded a snap of the two villainesses together onto whosay
Welcome back, Dear … @BauervanStraten Looking forward to seeing my one and only friend …
True Blood star Ryan Kwanten has been back home in Australia working as an ambassador for McDonald’s McHappy Day. He spent time serving behind the counter at a McDonalds in Sydney, and visited children living with serious illnesses at the Ronald McDonald House in Randwick.
He also did a couple of television interviews. Firstly he appeared on Studio 10, where he was re-united with an old co-star from his youth.
And secondly, he appeared along side his brother Mitchell on The Morning Show.