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    Interview: Thomasin McKenzie Talks Old, Its Challenging Filming

    M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller Old releases in theaters this Friday, July 23. The film stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff, and Thomasin McKenzie as a family whose vacation goes deadly wrong after they wind up on an inescapable beach that causes rapid aging.RELATED: Alex Wolff Interview – Playing a Kid in Old, Getting to Work with M. Night Shyamalan“Visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day,” reads the official synopsis.ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Old star Thomasin McKenzie about her role, getting to work with M. Night, and the film’s challenging filming due to COVID-19 and hurricanes.[embedded content]Tyler Treese: Something that really impressed me about the film was that your character, despite aging, retains that childlike quality in your acting. How difficult was it to get that youth into your performance? Thomasin McKenzie: Thank you. I’m just a very young, goofy kind of person, I suppose. So I think that was just kind of part of me showing through. I feel like Maddox stayed very grounded and kind of present throughout the film. She was one of the few characters who was able to accept what was going on and just kind of roll with the punches a little bit. I guess that kind of presence is something that you see a lot in younger kids where they are not distracted by life’s worries are just kind of being there in the world and taking in what’s going on instead of being absorbed by their phones.Filming was very complicated. You had hurricane season on top of the pandemic, but you would never know that it was so hectic by watching the film. Can you speak to the difficulty of the shoot and the professionalism of everybody to get through it and stay composed? Yes, it was. Even before we started filming, I was supposed to be leaving to the Dominican Republic in couple of days, and it got delayed because of hurricane season. One of the sets had been pulled out to sea so they had to rebuild it. There were definitely lots of obstacles with nature and also it was just like constantly raining on and off and working in the heat and in the sand. I find it so tiring running around on sand because you never feel like you’ve got a steady hold on anything. There were definitely a lot of challenges, but I feel like everyone really pulled through and we got it done.M. Night is such a talented writer and director. How much of a thrill was that for you personally? It was really good because he is such an iconic director whose movies get referenced often. It was amazing and very surreal. I think every director I’ve worked with so far has brought a different style of directing to films, a different approach. And so I always find it really interesting working with new directors and seeing how they do their job.I love hearing about prep. This is based on the graphic novel called Sandcastle. Did you read that or do you prefer to just stay to the script? I did read Sandcastle, which I really, really enjoyed. The script is different from Sandcastle. It’s not exactly the same, so I relied on the script more because that’s the material we were working with. But it was really great to read Sandcastle and get kind of a better idea of each of the characters and try to build the character of Maddox. It’s important to pull from as many resources as you can and if it’s available then I want to be able to use it.

    Pam Grier Joins Paramount+’s Pet Sematary Horror Prequel

    Icon Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) has joined Paramount’s Pet Sematary prequel horror movie, joining Jackson White as a young Jud Crandall, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Isabella Star LeBlanc (via Variety).RELATED: Blumhouse’s Firestarter Remake Wraps ProductionScreenwriter Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, The Magic Order, Bambi) is set to helm the next installment, which will serve as her directorial debut. The movie is a follow-up adaptation of the 2019 horror movie starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and Jeté Laurence.Additionally, Beer also wrote the latest script for the project based on a draft penned by Jeff Buhler, who adapted the 2019 film from a screen story by Matt Greenberg. The movie was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.Plot details for the upcoming movie have not yet been revealed, but it was announced back in February that the new Pet Sematary would serve as an origin story to Stephen King’s horror classic, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing. Production on the Paramount Players’ film will begin in August and will be released exclusively on the Paramount+ streamer.RELATED: Chapelwaite: EPIX Sets Premiere Date for Adrien Brody-Led Stephen King SeriesKing’s original story follows Dr. Louis Creed and his family who are struck by tragedy after moving to Ludlow, Maine, where Louis discovers an ancient burial ground in the nearby woods that has the power to raise the dead, but sometimes, dead is better.

    Interview: Emile Hirsch Talks Midnight in the Switchgrass, DEALING WITH Megan Fox

    Based on a true story, the film Midnight in the Switchgrass chronicles the serial abductions and murders of young women and the FBI agents that are trying to stop them. The directorial debut of Randall Emmett, the film stars Bruce Willis, Megan Fox, Emile Hirsch, Lukas Haas, and Caitlin Carmichael. It’s out in theaters and on demand on Friday, July 23, and releases on Blu-ray and DVD on July 27.RELATED: Interview: Caitlin Carmichael Discusses Midnight in the Switchgrass’ True Story“While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Willis) and Lombardo (Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related,” says the official synopsis. “Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.”ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Midnight in the Switchgrass star Emile Hirsch about his role as a cop that chases down the killer, his role in Trollhunters, his love of pickleball, and more.Tyler Treese: Your performance in Midnight in the Switchgrass is so impressive. What really grounds the story is that it is based off a true story of the truck stop killer. Did you look much into the real serial killer for prep?Emile Hirsch: On this one I didn’t because [writer] Alan [Horsnail] kind of kept the inspiration a little bit vague. So he said it was inspired by a true story. Even if you grill him directly, it would be a couple of different sources of bad guys. Because of that, I didn’t want to get too attached to any particular real-life case because then I’d feel like I was making the truck stop killer movie as opposed to a fictional movie. I feel like Alan didn’t name the people deliberately. I think the reason why he did that is because he knew that there would be like an extra pressure to make it accurate in those ways as almost like a biopic or something. He didn’t want to give the script that kind of pressure. If that makes sense, it was kind of a long-winded answer.Lukas Haas gives such a sensational performance as the killer. It’s uncomfortable to watch in scenes. I know you don’t have a ton of face-to-face interactions because you’re chasing them down, but can you speak to his transformation and how he just embraced that character? I feel like Lukas, he was so interesting because you just never expect him in that way to be that kind of a role. He has such an innocent sort of qualities to him. So to see him take on more of these terrifying characteristics is kind of shocking a little bit. I feel like he just got a great role and I love what he did with the part. He was super serious and he really took the performance seriously and was really committed to it to try to show this craziness in kind of its whole spectrum. I think that’s why he’s so good is because he didn’t make him just like a one-note bad guy.There are so many emotional scenes, especially early on. You have one of the worst conversations possible where your character has to tell a mother that her daughter passed away. What did you draw from for those scenes? Because it has to be a hard conversation even fictionally. I think having seen certain films and TV shows and documentaries about true crime or families or this type of thing, that type of thing bleeds over through osmosis. In terms of the actual personage of that situation, that’s a tricky one, you know? When it comes to doing research, that’s one of those areas where sometimes you just got to use your imagination because it would almost feel wrong to like try to like find someone whose family member was murdered or injured and be like, “what was it like?” I feel like that’s one where you put yourself in somebody’s shoes for a minute and you think about it, you’re going to have a decent [understanding of] 1% idea of the pain, but even that 1% is still too much.You have some fantastic co-stars here. Megan Fox is fantastic in her role. Getting to work with Bruce Willis has to be exciting. Can you speak to working with both of them?It was great. Bruce and Megan were super cool. The first scene that Megan and I did was our bar scene. That was the first scene that I actually shot on the whole movie. It was a great kind of tone to set for me and Megan because we kind of learned about each other. We learned about each other’s characters or what kind of people we were and how we were both determined in our jobs to excel and not just settle for the bureaucratic kind of by rote way that our jobs were being handled. By seeing each other’s commitment in that bar scene, as characters, the commitment to solving the crimes, then that’s sort of how they figure it out is because then they’re willing to both go rogue and by going rogue is how they end up cracking a big part of the case. So they sort of feed off each other and their determination is a big part of what does it.I was looking at your Instagram and I’ve got to ask, when did you get into the sport of pickleball? Was that like a pandemic hobby or have you been a fan? One of my buddies in Hollywood plays and kind of got me into it. So I’ve been playing for a few years now and then [director] Randall [Emmett] got into it and then suddenly everyone’s playing pickleball. My friend just broke her hand the other day playing. She like dived into a fence and hit the cement and just broke her hand. It was pretty crazy.I didn’t know, pickleball had such injuries. I hope she heals up. Yeah. It was pretty rare, I think. Just clumsy.Trollhunters is also releasing and we’re seeing the end of that whole franchise. There were three series, and then the movie coming out. How exciting is it that both of these works are releasing one after another? It’s pretty cool. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is going to be so good. I’m so excited about it. I think it’s going to be so awesome. It’s like years and years in the making. Guillermo del Toro made sure that it was just going to be rocking and the animation is so good and the story is so cool. It’s so well done. It’s going to be just absolutely massive on Netflix. Every kid and every parent is going to want to watch that one. It’s really going to be awesome.What’s great about that series is that it appeals to everybody like you were saying. It’s just a really good fantasy story. I watched that as well. The story that your main character goes through, it’s a lot of growth we see.Did you get to see Rise of the Titans yet?Yeah. I did. It was great.Oh, awesome. Yeah. I’m so excited for it. Guillermo was so determined to just get the perfect performance. Crafting scenes where we’d go back and like record and re-record. He’s such a perfectionist. He really wanted to film to just be perfect.Last question here. Does your approach change any when you’re doing voice acting compared to a live-action role, like in Midnight in the Switchgrass? Yeah. It’s a little bit different because you’re not really using your body. It’s just your voice. I mean, I guess your voice is technically a part of the body, but sort of. I guess I’m not sure actually. We’ll put the technicalities over there. Yeah. It’s a little bit more results-oriented at times in the world of performing, but I like it. I actually think all the voice acting I’ve done over the years for Trollhunters has oddly kind of helped my live-action acting. It’s really made me concentrate and focus in on sound and voice. Especially to also, I’ve put out a couple of albums under Hirsch, like singing albums that I’ve made with my buddy. There’s these kind of like, kind of weird techno, electro-pop records. I think like all the attention to sound between Trollhunters and Hirsch music I’ve been putting out, I feel like it really makes me double down on voice work so much more now in my live-action acting in a way that I was always concentrated on it, but I really appreciate it even more now. Maybe the Brits were right there, like [does a British accent] acting is about the voice, you know?

    Michael B. Jordan’s Black Superman Project Reportedly Underway for HBO Max

    Michael B. Jordan and his Black Superman project may have not gone anywhere a few years ago, but it looks like that is about to change as a new report claims that such a project is finally underway at HBO Max.Collider reports that Jordan and his production company, Outlier Society, are making a project surrounding Val-Zod. The company has hired a writer, but their identity is still a secret. It’s also unclear if it is a series or a film. Jordan’s role has not been identified either as he is set to produce, but it remains to be seen if he will star in it as well.RELATED: Superman Reboot in Development at WB With Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing & J.J. Abrams ProducingIt’s important to note this is separate from the film that Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams are working on. That film centers around a Black Kal-El, who is usually white. This HBO Max project with Jordan centers around Val-Zod, who is always Black.Jordan said he was flattered by the compliments of the wave of people wanting him to take the role of Kal-El for the Abrams and Coates film. He told TheHollywoodReporter that he would just be “watching on this one.” Jordan also tried to pitch a Black Superman project in 2019, but it didn’t get off the ground. BlackGirlNerds‘ sources say that Jordan was not interested in racebending Kal-El, hence the focus on a Superman that has always been Black.RELATED: DC Searching for Black Actor & Director for Upcoming Superman Film

    Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Gets Teaser Trailer

    We now have an official title for Dragon Ball Super Movie 2 as the 2022 release is now called Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.The announcement of the new title came at Comic-Con at Home. It serves as the second Dragon Ball Super movie as Dragon Ball Super: Broly was previously released and took place after the anime series wrapped up.MORE: Theatrical Overlord Movie Announced Alongside Season 4 of Hit AnimeCheck out the Dragon Ball Super: Super Her teaser trailer below:“An all-new movie since Dragon Ball Super: Broly is currently in the making!” announced Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. “Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film. I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character. We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of the visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!”MORE: The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Teaser Sets Cast For Anime FilmThe anime adaptation of Dragon Ball Super ended in March 2018 after 131 episodes aired. However, the manga is still ongoing, so there is plenty to adapt. Typically, though, the Dragon Ball films are filled with original content, so don’t be surprised if it goes in another direction.This marks the second movie for Dragon Ball Super, which is the highly successful sequel series to Dragon Ball Z. The first film was Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and also written by Akira Toriyama. The movie takes place after the events of the Universe Survival Saga and features Goku and Vegeta taking on Broly.

    Interview: Mark Wahlberg on Portraying the real Story of Joe Bell

    Mark Wahlberg stars alongsideReid Miller in Joe Bell, which is out July 23 in theaters. Based on the tragic story behind the death of Jadin Bell, Wahlberg puts on an emotional performance as the father of a teenager that was bullied in school for being gay.MORE: Joe Bell Trailer: Redemption is a Journey You Can’t Take Alone“Joe Bell tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.”Tyler Treese: This is such a powerful film and it’s anchored by you bringing Joe Bell to life on screen. What type of prep did you do, and did you speak with the family a lot in order to portray him? Mark Wahlberg: Yeah, I think Larry [McMurtry] and Diana [Ossana]’s screenplay, it was all pretty much right there on the page, but to really understand who Joe was and what a complex individual he was, I got most of that information from Lola, Joseph, and also from Dusty, and, of course, other people who had interacted with Joe in various parts of his life and his journey and all of those things, and we wanted to make sure that while handling the film with the sensitivity and respect that it deserved. That I also gave a really honest portrayal of who Joe was. That was a guy who was complicated and had a very difficult and abusive upbringing. He was then trying to navigate waters that he was just not equipped to deal with.Yeah, he’s a person that had to learn these very important lessons in a very tragic way. And the film has this important message. We’ve made a lot of progress, but still people aren’t always accepting to LGBT+ youth. Can you speak to the personal growth that Joe really goes through on this journey? He’s devastated by the realization that he was as responsible for this tragedy as the kids bullying his son at school because he felt like the only way to protect his son was to shelter him and not allow him to be who he really was when obviously it’s the complete opposite. You have to really allow them to be seen and heard and completely love them unconditionally and support them. And Joe had to be Jadin’s cheerleader because he was so brave — he was not afraid to be who he was — but if he wasn’t getting that support at home and he was getting treated the way he was at school, then really he felt so lost. We got to continue to spread that message. There is so much divide in our country and all over the world.The only way they’re going to bring people together is through love and understanding. So we want to continue to push Joe’s message, get him to New York, and get him across the rest of the country and talk to all the other Joe Bells out there, because there’s a lot of people who, if they haven’t dealt with this directly themselves, then they’re unable to really understand it. And that’s a problem. And God forbid anybody else has to deal with this kind of tragedy. It’s so heartbreaking.Reid Miller has an incredible performance, and there are so many touching scenes, especially in the beginning of the film where we see yourself and Reid walking along and you’d think it was just a father and son on this journey, but there’s so much more to it, emotionally. Can you talk to Reid’s performance and how impactful those scenes on the road were? I keep telling everybody that I’m speaking to today that at least 20 wonderful, amazing young actors came in to audition for this part. And they were all fantastic. But when Reid walked in the door, I don’t know, a part of my son, Brendan, and a part of my son, Michael, walked in with him. So many things just reminded me of my own sons like the way that he responded to me and some of his mannerisms. So I immediately felt a really personal connection with him. And it was a chemistry there that really just became magic. He was really committed to telling the story for all the right reasons and wanting to show Jadin as the light and the loving person that he was.What do you really hope that people take away from Joe Bell and from these two tragedies that happened? Hopefully that we will start coming together and loving and supporting each other unconditionally, and that we can prevent these sorts of things from happening with communication, obviously, being the key. There are so many people dealing with mental health issues and don’t have a voice or don’t have somebody to really listen to them and support them and understand them and encourage them and give them the help that they need. We just want people to start opening their hearts and their minds and start to love a little bit more.

    Focus Features’ Matt Damon-Led Drama Stillwater Gets Featurette & Clip

    Focus Features has released the behind-the-scenes featurette and clip for Tom McCarthy’s upcoming Matt Damon-led drama Stillwater, which just had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The featurette includes interviews by McCarthy, Damon, Abigail Breslin, and Camille Cottin as they talk about the unique and emotional story of a father who is just trying to save his daughter. As for the clip, it features Breslin’s character as she confides with her father about her former girlfriend Lina, whose death was blamed on her.RELATED: The Last Duel Trailer Previews Ridley Scott’s All-Star Medieval PicStillwater centers around Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.The film is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy from a script he co-wrote with Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, and Noé Debré. It stars Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, and Deanna Dunagan.RELATED: Matt Damon Passed on Avatar Despite Being Offered 10% Of ProfitsStillwater is produced by McCarthy, Steve Golin, Jonathan King, and Liza Chasin. It is produced by DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Anonymous Content, Participant Media, Slow Pony, and 3dot Productions.The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on July 30.

    Interview: Colin O’Donoghue Is Proud to Star in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

    DreamWorks’ animated film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is out now on Netflix and sees the end of Guillermo Del Toro’s ambitious Tales of Arcadia trilogy of shows. The film has a star-studded cast featuring Emile Hirsch, Colin O’Donoghue, Alfred Molina, Nick Offerman, Kelsey Grammer, Nick Frost, Tatiana Maslany, Steven Yeun, and more.“Following the events of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, the heroes of Arcadia from the hit series Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards must band together in their most epic adventure yet to protect humanity from the evil Arcane Order, who wield their dark and uncontrollable magic to summon ancient titans that threaten to destroy the world,” says the official synopsis. “On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. It lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens, and wizards.”ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke to Wizards and Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans star Colin O’Donoghue about his character of Douxie, the franchise, and why he’s glad to be able to have something he can watch with his kids.Tyler Treese: Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans is the culmination of this very ambitious animated franchise that began over five years ago. How cool is it to be involved in something that is so unique? I’ve never seen something this ambitious and this unique to an animated series and it’s the end result of all these years of work. How cool is it to be at the very end of it? Colin O’Donoghue: It was an amazing experience to get to work on Trollhunters and Wizards. Even then I think I maybe had two or three lines on 3Below but to be a part of the whole thing, it was just an amazing experience. To be honest. I remember when they got in contact, I was shooting the show called Once Upon A Time, and the opportunity to get, to be a part of something with Guillermo Del Toro was incredible to me.I was curious about what initially drew you to this role. Was it getting to work with Del Toro and what did really did you like about this character? Yeah, well, to be honest with you, it was nice. I’d always wanted to do a voice for an animation as well. I was gonna at one point go study animation at university. So I was fascinated by the whole thing and look when you’ve got Guillermo Del Toro involved on something you know it’s going to be good. But the character was so fantastic. Obviously, when I signed up at first, he was only in I think one or two episodes of Trollhunters and there was like a line here, like there. But I knew that Wizards would be coming along off the back of this and that they wanted this kind of unusual sort of emo guitar-playing English guy in the show in the lead up to being like a 900-year-old wizard.So you knew going in that the Wizard series was going to be in development later on? Yeah, I think. Well, if I remember it wasn’t set, set, but it was definitely a part of sort of the chat about it. I knew that he was more than just a guy who worked in the bookstore and the coffee shop or whatever.I know fans have had so much fun rewatching those episodes, getting to see those clues again of Douxie, and seeing those little hints spread apart and just the foreshadowing is so amazing in the series. Yeah. Yeah. It was really well done. The writers and the producers are just so incredible.One of the great things about the series, and the film, is that it appeals to both adults and kids. It’s just a good, solid fantasy story at the end of the day. Can you kind of speak to its wide-ranging appeal and why do you think it kind of speaks to everybody?I think most people love the escape of fantasy. You know what I mean? I think with trolls and wizards and magic and all that kind of stuff, we all grew up. I’ve got two young kids and they watch it, they watch it with me, and like I grew up as a kid fascinated by all that stuff and wanting to make a make-believe world where there were wizards, magic, and all that kind of stuff. I think that’s why it appeals because it sort of allows the parents and adults to kind of relive that in some way, and it’s so cleverly written where there are certain things that adults will only get that goes over the kids’ heads, and it just really works. It’s a great show to watch with that.Is it special for you getting to see your kids watch it? Because it’s a bit different from a lot of live-action role. When the characters that are animated, they just kind of stick out a little bit better to kids. Is that really a special and a joy to see your kids enjoying that? Yeah, it’s amazing. This is kind of the cause, you know, my kids are little, my son was seven and my daughter is four. When wizards came out, they were just a little bit younger and it was the first kind of thing I’d done we could all sit down together and really watch. Even though I know Once Upon A Time I has family viewers and stuff, it was slightly older kids and stuff that wouldn’t have appealed to them. So this was the kind of first thing to do that. It’s just great because they’re like, “Oh, that’s you, daddy! That’s you!” It’s lovely.That’s awesome. Do you approach voice acting any differently from your live-action roles? I’m always interested in hearing that because I’ve gotten such a wide range of answers from how different actors approach it.I guess kind of. I hadn’t done voice work really for animation, I think before I started this. So, I realized pretty quickly on that you have to maybe slightly over-exaggerate certain phrases and that’s where they’ll animate the facial features too. Plus, uh, you know, with, with Douxie, I was kind of lucky because I’m obviously Irish and he’s an English 900-year-old wizard, so you get to play but he’s also an eternal teenager. Do you know what I mean? So you kind of get to play around a little bit with him and create a character, particularly in Wizards. I really love doing all the past Douxie, they met in the past and he was kind of a little bit senior and kind of his voice is breaking a lot and stuff. So that’s a lot of funJust like Once Upon A Time, Tales of Acadia has such passionate fans. Can you speak to the fandom and what it means as an actor to see viewers so passionately invested in what you’re doing?It’s amazing to see people dress up as your characters and do fan art and stuff like that. As actors and performers, you’re only really as good as the audience that watches it. We want people to watch our shows. That’s how they work. It’s fantastic to have such an incredible fan base who are so passionate about it. It’s an amazing feeling, to be honest.The film has such an incredible voice cast that, you know, same with the series. How exciting is it to be one of the main leads in this film in such a star-studded cast?I mean, I’m feeling kind of blown away, but I’m doing something with Kelsey Grammer, Alfred Molina, and Nick Offerman, you know, and so many other people. It’s kind of a crazy, crazy thing. The weird thing is I live in Ireland, so a lot of it I’ve recorded here. So I haven’t met any of them, which is crazy, but it’s an amazing feeling to be a part of something that’s such an incredible cast.With the trilogy coming to the end with this film, what do you feel is the franchise’s long-lasting impact? What do you think its legacy is going to be? That’s a great question. It’s a tough one. I know you talked a second ago, but the fans and stuff like that. I think it really is the fans that will keep it alive. The fans of the show rewatch the show all the time, and that’s a testament to the writing and to the animation. I think it’s a show that’s about friendship and hope and bonding together. I think that they’re everlasting themes that appeal to everyone. So I think it’s a show that will continue to have a new audience as kids get older and hopefully people will watch it for a long, long time.Last question, I was just wondering if you had any major takeaways from work working with Del Toro and could you speak to his oversight of the series? My main takeaway was working with everybody, if I’m honest, I think that the crew who were working on it, Brook Chalmers, the voice director, and there’s so many people. It was just such an amazing experience. Couldn’t even pinpoint one, one thing that I take away. It was my first voice acting gig and there were so generous and kind and accommodating. I think that that’s it, and to have, you know, a character on a show that really speaks to people is so rare. It was such a fantastic thing to happen. I’m just proud to be a part of it.

    Official Competition Teaser: Penélope Cruz & Antonio Banderas Star in Spanish Comedy

    The Mediapro Studio has released the teaser trailer for their forthcoming Spanish comedy feature titled Official Competition, starring Oscar winner Penélope Cruz and Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas. The film currently has no release date attached to it, but it is expected to be selected as part this year’s Venice International Film Festival lineup.The Official Competition teaser, which you can check out below, features Cruz’s Lola Cuevas as she struggles to direct a film with Banderas’ Félix Rivero and Oscar Martínez’s Iván Torres. In order to successfully make the film, Lola comes up with various out-of-this-world exercises between the actors including making them sit together with a massive rock hovering on top, and wrapping them in a bunch of saran wraps.RELATED: Antonio Banderas Joins Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark. To do so, he hires the best: a stellar team formed by famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas and two renowned actors, both enormously talented, but with even bigger egos: the Hollywood actor Félix Rivero and radical theater thespian Iván Torres. Both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric challenges set by Lola, Felix and Iván must face not only each other, but also their own legacies.Official Competition reunites Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, after previously starring together in 2019’s acclaimed drama Pain and Glory. Joining them are Oscar Martínez, Pilar Castro, and Irene Escolar.RELATED: Prepare For the Final Battle in Money Heist Season 5 First-Look Photos The film is directed by Argentine filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (The Distinguished Citizen) from a screenplay they co-wrote with Andrés Duprat. Executive producers are Cruz, Banderas, Martinez, Laura Fernández Espeso, Javier Mendez, and Javier Pons, with Mediapro Studio’s head Jaume Roures serving as producer.

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