First up in today’s casting news, Emile Hirsch has joined the cast of JUST JIM, the directorial debut from SUBMARINE star Craig Roberts. At just 23 years old, Roberts is starting production on his first film that revolves around “a teenage loser whose life is turned around by the appearance of an enigmatic, handsome neighbor.”
There is no word yet on who Hirsch will play, but I’m pretty sure “handsome neighbor” is likely listed on the dudes resume. He’s been one of my favorite actors since I saw THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS and the criminally underrated comedy THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Roberts is a great up and coming talent in front of the camera (scene stealer in NEIGHBORS), so this project has me intrigued to see what he can do while behind the scenes.
While most eyes (and news crews) were focused on Robert Pattinson in Westwood for Thursday night’s L.A. premiere of “The Rover,” co-star Guy Pearce and director David Michod weren’t the only Aussies in film celebrating.
Over at the SLS, Emile Hirsch turned up at the Heath Ledger Scholarship Dinner to reminisce about his “Lords of Dogtown” co-star.
“He wasn’t a know-it-all. He would sometimes come to me and be very insecure,” Hirsch said, speaking earnestly and without notes. “Am I a clown in the movie? Am I a clown?”
“The fact that he was willing to let his guard down enough to ask another actor, or even another guy, what he thought is such an unasshole thing to do,” Hirsch said, drawing laughs. ”He just wasn’t an asshole. I really miss him a lot.”
Hirsch announced Cody Fern as the latest winner of the scholarship, a windfall comprehensive professional plan (and cash) to get Australian actors up on their feet as working actors in L.A. Six years after Ledger’s death, the foundation has given out $250,000 Australians in Film’s Simonne Overend said.
“(Heath) was hyper masculine,” Hirsch told the invite-only crowd of 200 on the surprisingly chilly patio.
“He wasn’t like a “hoo-rah” kind of guy. He was a really gentle person. The way that he took the younger actors in “Lords of Dogtown” – he plays the skateboard coach figure to us ‘Z-boys’ in the movie (top photo). He was only 25 at the time, but he was a real older brother/uncle brother figure. We all just loved him.”
Now Cody Fern is the younger brother, and though he comes from “Southern Cross,” a self-admitted nowhere town in western Australia (population 762), he’s not fresh off the farm
Now you have even more reasons to love Emile Hirsch, star of “Into the Wild,” “Lone Survivor” and “The Girl Next Door,” among others. Dude has gone multi-hyphenate, directing the music video for KOGA‘s “Lucky Man.”
We’d hate to spoil the video’s surprise ending for you, so you’ll just have to watch it for yourself above, but we can tell you that Ace Norton and Frankie Levangie star as two bummed-out dudes just looking for love.
Emile Hirsch has just shared the second ever picture of his adorable son Valor!
“Valor at 6 months…Thank God for mama! #NoKidsPolicy” the 29-year-old actor tweeted, along with the pic.
Valor was born last year in October, and Emile announced the birth with the first pic of the little guy. He is so cute!
The #NoKidsPolicy is a movement where children of celebrities can remain out of the public eye unless their parents choose to share pictures, videos, etc.
Read Just Jared‘s #NoKidsPolicy statement here in case you missed it
It’s almost time for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and somehow, things just got even more exciting.
MTV has announced a live pre-show this Sunday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m. ET, co-hosted by teen pop star Zendaya, “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey, and MTV’s own Josh Horowitz and Christina Garibaldi.
Your esteemed co-hosts will be at the head of the Movie Awards red carpet, helping you get as close as possible to your favorite stars and getting exclusive interviews with every presenter, performer and nominee before the show begins, while designer Rachel Antonoff will guide you through the stars’ fashion for MTV Style’s Red Carpet Report.
As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be presenting an exclusive clip from the highly anticipated film “The Fault In Our Stars,” starring Tris herself, Shailene Woodley.
In addition, you’ll get to see a very special Movie Awards edition of “MTV After Hours,” hosted by Josh Horowitz, featuring an insane number of special guests, including Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello, Emile Hirsch, Tony Hale and Anthony Mackie.
So, remember to stick with MTV for all your pre-show needs before the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, begin immediately afterward, this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
Start the summer movie season with the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, Sunday, April 13 @ 9/8c! Get ready for the show with exclusive MTV Movie Awards Takeover movie previews. Then, during the 2014 Movie Awards show, watch our All-Access MTV Movie Awards Live Stream on MTV.com.
Hailee Steinfeld keeps it chic while filming scenes on the set of her upcoming film Ten Thousand Saints on Monday (January 27) in New York City.
The 17-year-old actress was joined on set by her two co-stars Emile Hirsch and Asa Butterfield, who previously worked with her on Ender’s Game.