May 2014

Photoshoot udate: better quality photos added

Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan during 2013's Comic Con photoshoot by Michael Muller

Hey guys! I’ve updated three photos from Comic Con 2013 portraits. We had these in pretty blurry version, and the retouching was bad. I managed to find better quality retouched photos, and in my opinion these look much better. Check out the new versions below:

Dazed Digital: “Dane DeHaan: Hollyweird’s poster boy”

Dane DeHaan during 2013's photoshoot by Bafic

As he slips into the more comfortable title of sex symbol, the small-town Pennsylvanian and future James Dean is shedding the label of geek

Maybe it’s the glassy eyes. Maybe it’s his disarmingly slow, geeky warble. Either way, Hollywood’s hottest property, Dane DeHaan – imported from the sheltered ‘burbs of Allentown, Pennsylvania (pop. 118,974) – is finally on the verge of becoming a true sex symbol, after years spent languishing in the purgatory of being a “thinking woman’s crumpet”. DeHaan has just been made Prada’s latest poster boy, and bulked up comic-book-movie style (read: a gruelling six days a week at the gym for nine months) for the role of the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man 2. He also plays a cocksure, Marlboro-lipped James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s forthcoming Life, about a Life magazine photographer (Robert Pattinson) obsessed with the late icon. Surely he must be feeling like a sex bomb ready to detonate?

“I don’t know. God, I mean, there’s definitely a subconscious sense of confidence that goes along with it,” he smirks, adding a splash of milk to his coffee. He’s clearly bowled over by the idea that people would eagerly throw themselves at the former small-town beanpole. “People tweet…” He trails off, thumbing through his @-replies. “It hasn’t really reached an uncomfortable level of people throwing themselves at me in a way that’s uncomfortable. It’s just a whole lot of love. And that’s the really exciting part of it, I think.” Don’t waste your characters though, ladies. He put a ring on his high-school sweetie, fellow actor Anna Wood, in 2012. The couple live together in Brooklyn.

Dane DeHaan has already ticked off a good deal of boxes on the way to becoming a bona fide international box office draw. His first big role was in 2010 as troubled Bret Easton Ellis-type Jesse D’Amato in season three of HBO’s In Treatment, but he really made a splash in 2012 as rickets-addled southern moonshiner Cricket Pate in John Hillcoat’s Lawless, a Nick Cave-scripted film about a 30s-era bootlegging brotherhood fronted by Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf. DeHaan and LaBeouf took a near-method approach to getting into the role of fraternal closeness – before shooting started, the pair took a four-day coast-to-coast US road trip from LaBeouf’s hometown of LA to southern heartland Georgia.

So how was it spending the best part of a week with the ‘Beouf? Did the infamous paper bag make an appearance? He says their main beef was over the car soundsystem. “I was like, uhhh, I don’t really like rap music…” (DeHaan is more of a heavy metal kind of guy, and later appeared as Metallica roadie Trip in 2013 IMAX movie Metallica Through the Never.) It was a shaky start but gave way to a solid bromance – even if the unlikely pair were more Wayne and Garth than Thelma and Louise. “I think the bonding was over things we didn’t have in common, you know?” DeHaan says. They even spent Valentine’s Day together over a bowl of gumbo in “a really weird, nice restaurant” in Shreveport, Louisiana, where the two Hollywood outcasts were gawked at by formally dressed diners for their grubby road trip gear.

After Lawless, DeHaan appeared alongside Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines, before charming and flirting his way through his first real starring role, as the self-destructive Lucien Carr opposite Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in Beat Generation love-in Kill Your Darlings. His onscreen kiss with Radcliffe lit up the messageboards and became something of an accidental career mile marker. “It was great, I guess,” DeHaan told us back in December. “If I were going into that scene thinking, ‘You’re about to kiss Daniel Radcliffe,’ I wouldn’t be doing my job. When we shot it, I was thinking, ‘I finally get to kiss the person that I love.'”

If I wanted to buy a CD, my Dad would listen to it and let me know if I could own it. They wouldn’t let me have the Green Day Dookie album. They wouldn’t let me have Bush. I mean, up to a certain age, I couldn’t watch The Real World”

The son of a computer programmer father and Knoll furniture executive mother, DeHaan had an unexceptional childhood. “I don’t think that my upbringing in Allentown would make a very exciting film,” he admits. All incoming culture went through a marathon screening process. “If I wanted to buy a CD, my dad would buy it first and listen to it and let me know if I could own it,” he says, before rattling off a laundry list of blacklisted material. “Metallica albums, Green Day… They wouldn’t let me have the Green Day Dookie album. They wouldn’t let me have Bush! I mean, up to a certain age, I couldn’t watch The Real World.”
“Not that you’d want to, really…” I say, coming to his defence. “I did want to!” he retorts with a chuckle. “The Real World used to be cool.”

I had this health teacher (who) kept me after class one time, saying, ‘You’re missing a lot of class.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, but I’m doing this play.’ He said, ‘Community theatre is not going to take you anywhere. Maybe you should stay in school’

Haunting the halls of Emmaus High School for three years with a Ferris Bueller-like truancy record, DeHaan would get into bouts with teachers who thought school should come before his ‘hobby’ of acting. “I had this health teacher – which was honestly the least important class I could probably be taking – and he kept me after class one time, saying, ‘You know, you’re missing a lot of class.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I know, but I’m doing this play.’ He said, ‘Community theatre and all that, it’s great, but it’s not going to take you anywhere. Maybe you should stay in school.'”

DeHaan swapped the peeved teachers of EHS for some of his all-time heroes: the teaching staff at North Carolina School of the Arts. One man in particular was the Miss Honey to his Matilda: Gerald Freedman, the now-retired dean of UNCSA. “Gerald was a very foreboding presence to me when I first came to school,” DeHaan said in a speech to commemorate the outgoing benefactor’s retirement. “He seemed like a fire-breathing Dionysus that would strike me down the moment I forgot a line or didn’t meet his expectations in a scene.” For one of their first meetings, DeHaan struggled through the opening of Chekhov’s The Seagull before he was cut short by Freedman saying, ‘What are you doing?!’. “I was like, ‘Well, I’m trying to impress the other character,’” DeHaan says now. “And he was like, ‘You’re not doing that. What you’re doing is you’re trying to do a good acting scene so that I think it’s good.’ And I was like, ‘Well, you’re right, actually…’”

“I kept thinking, ‘What am I going to do with this kid?!’ He’s too old to play children, but too young to play adults. I knew he was special, but what was the business going to do with him?” – Gerald Freedman

Freedman tells me that it was “rumoured” that DeHaan and Anna never slept. DeHaan bursts out laughing. “Did he seriously say that?” he asks. “No, we would not stay up all night. I mean, we would stay up late and have fun with friends and stuff. I remember in my freshman year, I had a friend named Paul and a friend named Matteo who shared a dorm together and we called their dorm room ‘Club PM’ (for Paul-Matteo), and we would all take our mattresses from our dorm rooms and create a floor of mattresses, and we would just go there and play Halo all night long, and go get fast food and hang out…” He trails off. “Those were such fun times.”

It’s uncanny how much his career seems to be mimicking that of the young James Franco. Both have played Harry Osborn in big-budget Spidey flicks, as well as James Dean (Franco in a TV movie). Franco – in all his experimental thirst – has even painted a portrait of DeHaan. Irrespective of artistic merit, being immortalised in acrylic by Franco is surely the penultimate step before a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. DeHaan will have to tread carefully.

To be honest, I haven’t spent that much time thinking about the fame aspect of it. Certainly now that I am here, and Spider-Man 2 is about to come out, it’s starting to register that something is happening

“To be honest, I haven’t spent that much time thinking about the fame aspect of it,” he says, fingering his wedding band. It sounds all too scripted, but he seems humble. “Certainly now that I am here, and Spider-Man 2 is about to come out, it’s starting to register that something is happening. But for me, what I focus on is the work, because that’s what I love to do and that’s the only thing that will always be there. I do what I do because I love to do it, and I love to do it because it’s a neverending quest. It’s an artform that you can do for your whole life and try to get better and better, and never be as good as you want to be. The fact that the world has embraced me in the way that they have makes my life so awesome and so cool. I never look at it thinking, ‘It’s going to take away my privacy or make me really famous.’ I just look at it as an opportunity to continue to try to master this artform.”

Whatever his path to enlightenment, he seems to be on the fast track. Fame is just dawning on DeHaan, the Halo-playing nerd who became Hollyweird’s poster boy. The kid who wasn’t allowed to listen to Metallica, who traded health class for community theatre. As we’re about to leave and DeHaan prepares to fend off throngs of females shoving at barriers for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere, he stops short. “It’s so exciting that the world is embracing me, but I try as hard as I can to make it all about the work. I don’t know if I look at myself and I’m like, ‘Wow.’ I just look at all these opportunities I’m getting, and I’m so thankful.”

Source: Dazed Digital

Possible Tulip Fever’s location news

Thanks to our forum member and loyal visitor Ashleigh Rose we have some possible news on Tulip Fever‘s shooting location.
Here is what Ashleigh was able to find on IMDB message board:

Information on Tulip Fever possible filming location. The movie features Dane DeHaan among others!

If the information is correct, the place definitely looks lovely. Here is a stock image of Cobham Boarding School for girls:
Cobham Boarding School for girls

If any of you have any information on filming, or if you happened to meet Dane on set, please email me! A full credit to those who share their stories will be given.

‘The Sinister Six’ Villains Revealed!

Do the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 give away the villain line-up for The Sinister Six spin-off? It sure looks like it. If you download the Shazam app and use it on the song ‘It’s On Again‘ by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar during the end credits of this sequel, in theaters this Friday, a series of teaser images will be sent to your mobile device. These are from the end credits themselves, seen without any titles. Silas Lesnick was able to use his Shazam app during a recent press screening, and received the following six different teaser images below. These certainly offer a hint as to who we will see in The Sinister Six. In order, we have Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Chameleon (though there is some debate that the final image may be of Mysterio). Take a look and read on for more details.

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Sony Pictures released a brief statement today that fans should stick around until the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, using their Shazam download to get a sneak peek at The Sinister Six spin-off.

After seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – opening on May 2nd – be sure to Shazam the end credit sequence to unlock a look into the sinister future. Download @Shazam on iTunes or GooglePlay. #SpiderMan

We reported last week that Sony Pictures will release a sneak peek of X-Men: Days of Future Past during the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That end credit scene has nothing to do with this new Shazam download.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.
The Sinister Six comes to theaters in 2018. The film is directed by Drew Goddard.

Source: Movie Web (thanks to @annoyinglau)


New photoshoot outtakes added: Comic Con portraits

Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan during 2013's Comic Con photoshoot by Michael Muller

New outtakes from Dane’s Comic Con portraits became available! I updated the gallery with his photoshoot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Jamie Foxx and Andrew Garfield, as well as his photoshoot for 2012 Lawless Comic Con portraits. Check them out below. I wish the quality was better, but let’s appreciate what we have :) Dane looks absolutely amazing and stunning, as usual.

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‘Life’ At The Cannes Film Market: ‘This One’s In Play & Is Gonna Sell’

Dane DeHaan as James Dean in Life

Deadline compiled a list of hot titles that are at the Cannes Film Market and no surprise to see Life on that list.

From Deadline:

LIFE – Director: Anton Corbijn. Cast: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton. A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. Sales: CAA / WME / FilmNation. Based on 15 minutes of footage, this one’s in play and is gonna sell.


Finally: an official “Tulip Fever” news article

After long time of guessing and waiting, we finally got to hear something Tulip Fever-related on news blogs. So, Dane is definitely in the cast, and we hope that our guesses about him practicing painting for the movie in London are true :) Read the article below:

Following a breakthrough role in The Hangover, comedian Zach Galifianakis became quite a hot commodity, though some of his roles felt like they were studio attempts to softly cash in on the actor’s odd comedic sensibilities and throw him at mainstream audiences. The only role that didn’t feel like a cheap gimmick was his surprisingly dramatic turn in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but it sounds like we might get another worthwhile performance from the comedian soon. Screen Daily counts Galifianakis amongst the cast for director Justin Chadwick‘s film adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s period novel Tulip Fever.

For those who may not be familiar with the book, here’s the official synopsis:

In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy.

Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia’s likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist.

As the portrait unfolds, so a slow dance is begun among the household’s inhabitants. Ambitions, desires, and dreams breed a grand deception — and as the lies multiply, events move toward a thrilling and tragic climax.

Chadwick previously directed The Other Boleyn Girl and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and this time he’s working from a script by Tom Stoppard (Anna Karenina, Shakespeare in Love). As for the rest of the cast, it certainly makes Galifianakis feel a bit out of place with Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger and Alicia Vikander attached. Of course, we have every bit of faith and curiosity in Galifianakis tackling something so remarkably different after having to sit through three films to make up The Hangover franchise. The film is on sale at Cannes, and we hope to hear more soon.

Source: First Showing

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