Hey guys, Xavier and Emily Browning were at The Holy Other: A Series Of Photos by Jena Malone Opening Reception on November 21. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the pic in hq.
Appearances > 2014 > The Holy Other: A Series Of Photos by Jena Malone Opening Reception – November 21
Thanks to @LucyFrySource and @ on twitter, we can confirm Xavier has been cast in ‘Cook’, also starring by Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson and Lucy Fry. Susan McMartin, the woman who wrote the screenplay for the movie, posted on her blog about a table read for the script yesterday with this picture:
Also, according with her blog, the filming begins next week! Cook director is Bruce Beresford and producers David Beulow, Brad Kaplan, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon. Here’s the IMDb page for the movie and the official synopsis:
A man’s temporary job as a cook for a dying father, becomes a life-changing experience that lasts much longer than he expected.
IN the current Hollywood blockbuster Fury he orders around a tough tank commander played by superstar Brad Pitt.
Now Adelaide’s Xavier Samuel is following other movie greats, Robert De Niro and Boris Karloff to play the tortured creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
“It’s told from the monster’s perspective,” says Samuel who will be back in Adelaide over Christmas.
“I don’t want to give too much away but he starts out as a kind of well-formed human being, or monster, and then he starts to deteriorate. He gets uglier as the film progresses.”
It is a year since Samuel filmed Fury, the gritty World War II film about tank warfare that has taken $50 million in two weeks in the US. In it, he plays a young and inexperienced officer who tries unsuccessfully to give orders to the battle-hardened tank commander, Wardaddy, played by Pitt.
“As happens in war there were a lot of young men who were put in positions that they weren’t ready for,” says Samuel.“He hasn’t experienced what real war is like and Wardaddy’s group has been hardened by it.”
Samuel says it was a great experience to act next to seasoned stars Shia LaBeouf and Brad Pitt, whose films he grew up with and admired.
“It’s just great to see someone who has reached that point and had that amount of attention and success and still remains a down to earth person,” he says..
“And professional at their job. He always brings something new to every role. It was a real pleasure.”
Samuel, who broke into the big time playing Riley in the third film of the Twilight series, is back in Hollywood after a run of Australian films includingHealing with Don Hany and Adore with Naomi Watts and House of Cards star Robin Wright.
He began the year in his home town with the State Theatre Company playing another tortured soul, Konstantin, in the Adelaide Festival production of Chekov’s The Seagull.
“That was a really great way to kick the year off and I worked with a great bunch of people,” he says. “It started the year in an enriching way I suppose.”
He and Australian girlfriend Emily Browning, who made her name as Violet in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, share their time between Australia and LA. They have been together for a year and were on the red carpet together at the Fury premiere two weeks ago in Washington.
Samuel says he always likes coming home and the couple will be back in Australia, including Adelaide, over Christmas.
“All of her family is in Melbourne so we’ll be back and forth,” he says
Last thursday Xavier attended the GANT Rugger SS 15 Collection presentation at Chateau Marmont on October 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Check out:
Appearances > 2014 > GANT Rugger SS 15 Collection Presentation – October 23
Also, in the same day, Emily posted this photo of her and Xavier with the caption:
#TBT to last week… Just casually hanging out with Sunny and Bo at the White House. No big deal… OH WAIT YES IT IS. #sunnyandbo
Personal > Miscellaneous
Xavier with his girlfriend, Emily Browning, attended the the ‘Fury’ Washington DC Premiere at The Newseum on October 15, 2014. Enjoy many high quality photos from the event to the gallery! More to be added, stay tuned.
October 18 Update: Over 50 pictures added, enjoy!
Bellow an interview of Xavier on the red carpet:
Exciting news, if you want to read the full story just click here.
Screen Australia today announced that $560,000 will be allocated to support 17 single-draft screen projects selected from applications received through its Development program in the last three months. In addition, four emerging filmmakers will receive support through the Talent Escalator program.
Development investment will be given to eight new projects: Bronze, Lost Cat, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Shadow Warrior, Wake with Me, Taboo, The Other Side of the World and The Children, along with continued support to nine other titles.
Mary and Max producer Melanie Coombs teams with Alicia Brown and Mish Armstrong to develop The Death and Life of Otto Bloom. A vividly imagined fictional documentary about a man who experiences time in reverse by writer/director Cris Jones, the mystery drama has Xavier Samuel attached to play the lead.
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM
Producers Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong
Writer/Director Cris Jones
Cast Xavier Samuel
Synopsis A fictional documentary about a man who experiences time in reverse, and his impact on the world around him as he passes backwards through the years.
EDIT: Alerted by the lovely @himynameseffie I’ve taken down the other picture, it wasn’t Xavier. I’m sorry for the misunderstood, my fault.
Hi guys, first of all, I’m sorry. I was supposed to made this post since last week but job kept me busy. Anyway, as you must know (or not) Frankenstein is already finish. Yes, they’ve shot everything under the radar and the wrap party was on september 25. Big thanks to @Larry411 who confirmed our suspects. And there’s a bts pic of Xavier with Danny Huston who plays Victor Frankenstein with a member of the crew’s production. Please do not forget credits if you re-post it :)
Movies > Frankenstein (2015) > Behind The Scenes
Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga, Fury) will star as Frankenstein’s monster in a new contemporized of Mary Shelley’s iconic monster, from Candyman helmerBernard Rose. Frankenstein is set in present day Los Angeles and told from the perspective of Adam/The Monster (Samuel), who is created by a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists only to be met with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss will play Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein in a cast that also includes Rose’s Candyman star Tony Todd. Rose adapted the script himself, updating Shelley’s classic tome as he did with Tolstoy in ivan’s xtc. Frankenstein is produced by Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer, and Klemens Hallmann.Frankenstein leads a slate of upcoming cutting-edge horror films at Bad Badger, the banner recently formed by Rose and Morrison.
Also, Taschi Lynell responsible for the movie makeup posted this picture and the caption:
Wrap party last night with our lead #xaviersamuel. Weeks of pure fun working him. Now to get ready for 6 weeks of filming in Sacramento :)!!
And the director Bernard Rose said about Xavier:
“This version is an existential rollercoaster that is both emotional and terrifying,” said Rose. “Xavier is unquestionably one of the most talented actors of his generation and he threw himself into this challenging part with tremendous commitment.”
I’ve added three new additional outtakes and a behind the scenes picture from the photoshoot Xavier did with James Hartley for SA Weekend. Head on over to the gallery and check the gorgeous outtakes:
Photoshoot > 2014 > James Hartley
Hey guys I’ve added 5 old/new photoshoots to the gallery. The first one it’s from 2011, with ‘A Few Best Men’ director Stephen Elliott. Others, are from last year in order to promote ‘Drift’ with Sam Worthington and Myles Pollard. One of those I just replaced with the UHQ version, click on each thumbnail below to view a different album in the gallery!
Photoshoots > 2011 > Tim Hunter
Photoshoots > 2013 > Nicole Cleary
Photoshoots > 2013 > James Croucher
Photoshoots > 2013 > Cameron Richadson
Photoshoots > 2013 > ‘Drift’ Portraits – Sydney Photocall