May 2015

Dane DeHaan and Tatiana Maslany in TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR - HQ movie poster

“Two Lovers and a Bear”: HQ stills & poster are now available

Directed by

Kim Nguyen (War Witch -Canadian entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar – Berlin Film Festival – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention and Best Actress)

Starring

Dane Dehaan (Life, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Place Beyond the Pines)
Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black –TV Series, Woman in Gold)

Production

Producer: Roger Frappier – Max Films – Co-producers: Jonathan Bronfman and Ellen Hamilton – Executive producer: Jeff Sackman

2015 / Original language: English / Color

We are in the Great North, near the North Pole, in a modern town where about two hundred souls live precariously in minus fifty weather, and where roads lead to nowhere but the endless white. In that town, Lucy and Roman are in love and try to give meaning to their lives. But tragedies in Lucy’s past force her to escape the ghost that haunts her. In a week, she will be gone. Roman can’t follow her to the South or all Hell will break loose, and he can’t deal with Lucy’s departure… Together, they will make a leap for life, a leap for inner peace. That adventure, which seemed simple and safe, turns into a real journey, a quest, a struggle for life.




Dane DeHaan attends Questions and Answers during Monclair Film Festival 2015

Montclair Film Festival 2015: Conversation with Patrick Wilson + photos

Actors Patrick Wilson and Dane DeHaan regaled an enthusiastic audience of fans during a wide-ranging and enlightening Montclair Film Festival Conversation about the art of acting, their love for indie filmmaking and their new projects.

Wilson’s impressive film credits include Hard Candy (2005), Little Children (2006), Watchmen(2009), The Switch (2010), Young Adult (2011), The Conjuring (2013) and the upcoming The Man on Carrion Road. His TV career has been notable for his role in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Angels in America (2003) and his memorable (and controversial) guest spot on an episode of Lena Dunham’s Girls in 2013. He returns to the small screen this fall with a starring role in the new season of Fargo.

Like Wilson, DeHaan is a professionally trained theater actor whose career started to take off when he appeared on HBO’s In Treatment in 2010. He’s perhaps best known for his film roles in Lawless (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Kill Your Darlings (2013) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). He’ll next appear on the silver screen in September in Life, a film by Anton Corbijn in which he portrays James Dean.

In introducing DeHaan, Wilson enthused, “Very few times do you get to watch someone, especially a young actor who starts out and in a few years amasses such an unbelievable resumé and catalog of work….Every time this guy is on the screen, he scores.”

Below are a few excerpts from their lively conversation.

On catching their big breaks with roles on prestigious HBO shows – DeHaan in In Treatmentand Wilson in Angels in America.

DD: The ratings [for In Treatment] rounded down to 0.0, but it was still on HBO for three years. Every year they took a young actor out of relative anonymity and gave them amazing material. They gave us monologues, which are like candy for an actor.

PW: That’s the way I felt about Angels in America. Very few young actors get to have great material to show their stuff. You may have the greatest actors, but if they’ve only got only two lines on some little show, it’s hard to show their skill.

On their love for indie filmmaking, their need to find a balance with the projects they undertake and their game plans.

DD: For myself, it’s important to do indies to feed my soul, but in order to do those movies I have to do bigger movies because it’s doing the bigger movies that allows me to do the indie movies. It’s a constant battle. My plan now is to do enough to remain in the public’s awareness so I can still do movies I really want to do and that I’m super passionate about.

PW: You just want to do great work. I’m almost done filming Fargo. It’s 10 episodes, a much different feeling from signing on for five years for a network show. It’s basically been four months, which is like a long studio film. But it was a very conscious decision to want to be in things that people saw. You want to keep relevant and you want to work with great directors.Fargo is one of those really revered shows on TV and you feel very lucky to have great material in a show that a lot of people see.

On acting as an art and a career.

DD: Patrick and I both went to acting conservatories. You learn how to act in the classical sense of the word. I’m a huge advocate of learning how to do it, going to college, learning how to act because you love acting and then hopefully being presented an opportunity because of the work that you know how to do.

PW: It’s hard when you’re in LA or around NY, because you feel like it’s right there. It’s a different thing than if you grow up in PA or FL where Broadway and Hollywood seem so far away. You have to look at acting like a career. You go to school for it just like any other career.

On their favorite genres.

DD: The small, independent movies. The ones that are more naturalistic and you don’t have to rely so much on the script and you don’t have to make sure you have a PG-13 rating at the end of the day. But it’s really cool to go to work and put on a superhero suit. But I think if I only did the indie movies, I’d go insane.

PW: I don’t really have a favorite genre. I usually try to pick whatever’s different from the last one, especially with horror movies. Inevitably, when you have a horror movie that works, people start sending you horror movies. I’m already in two franchises. I’m not going to do another horror movie.

On playing fictional vs. non-fictional characters.

DD: I just got back from filming Two Loves and a Bear in the Arctic about two fictional people. There’s a main plot point where my character has a lot of trepidation about going on the journey but he didn’t have a specific reason why. I had to make up the reason why. When I played James Dean, his entire life is so chronicled, it’s insane.

On taking on James Dean.

DD: I said ‘no’ to Life five times. He’s one of my favorite actors and I had all these reasons at the time not to do it. He’s only been in three movies, he’s untouched, mysterious. I’ve had a poster of him on my wall since college. I realized I was operating out of fear. I started to listen to my wife, my managers, my agents and everyone around me who said, “You like the script, you like the director. You say you always want to play challenging roles that you feel are impossible and now one is actually presenting itself to you and you’re running away from it.” I realized I had to practice what I preach.









Source: Montclair Film Fest

Actors Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan on set in Iqaluit during filming of "Two Lovers and a Bear," April 9.

“Two Lovers and a Bear” to be promoted at Cannes Film Festival 2015

Even though it’s not even finished yet, international movie buffs will soon get a taste of a new feature film set in the Arctic and Montreal-based producer Roger Frappier is hoping that small bite creates a big appetite for the whole movie.

Frappier, whose film career spans four decades, wrapped up filming on Two Lovers and a Bear earlier this month, after completing more than two months’ worth of shooting in Iqaluit and Ontario with award-winning director Kim Nguyen.

The film, set in Iqaluit and the surrounding landscape, still needs another six months of post-production work, but Nguyen and Frappier have put together a promotional segment for the Cannes Film Festival in France, May 13 to May 24, to create advance buzz and hopefully land some distribution deals.

“We’re showing a two-minute demo at the Cannes Film Festival, for the buyers,” Frappier said, just before departing for the festival this month.

France-based distributor TF1 International will be selling the movie in Cannes for markets outside of North America.

“We hope the movie will be shown in all parts of the world,” Frappier said.

A cast and crew of 100 assembled in Iqaluit at the end of March to shoot most of the movie, which features Canadian actor Tatiana Maslany, star of the TV series Orphan Black, and American Dane DeHaan, who has starred in a string of feature films, most recently The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The filmmakers are planning for a spring 2016 release.

Two Lovers and a Bear, as the title suggests, “is a big love story,” Frappier said.

“It’s a movie about redemption at the same time. It’s an adventure film. I think this movie is so full of life that I hope people will have a real experience watching it — and that it will give them something they’ve never had in a theatre,” he said.

“Some films, when we come out of them, we really had the impression that we have lived a real experience. And I hope this will happen to [viewers] also.”

Frappier, who was in Iqaluit with the cast and crew, described the experience of shooting in snow-bound Nunavut as “incredible.”

The producer has more than 50 films to his credit including award-winning features such as The Grand Seduction and Decline of the American Empire, and has worked on many others as a director, editor, actor and writer.

But of all his varied experiences, the Nunavut shoot ranks as his first project in cold, Arctic conditions.

The film’s financiers were concerned about a couple of things, he said.

First was the plan to shoot scenes with a polar bear, which the crew did on location in Timmins, Ont. Second was a month-long shoot in and around Iqaluit where blizzards were entirely possible.

“And these two things went marvelously,” he said. The polar bear “was such a great actor,” he laughed.

Only once did the bear give the cast and crew difficulty.

Because the trained animal’s home is actually in mild Vancouver, the actor-bear found Timmins a bit cold in mid-March.

“In fact it was, in a way, colder than in Iqaluit, because it was damp,” Frappier said. “It was not dry. And the only person who was colder than us was the bear. After every take, he wanted to go back to his trailer, because he was cold.”

After Timmins, the film crew was well prepared to shoot in Iqaluit’s early-spring Arctic conditions which the producer expected would be “twice as difficult” as a regular film shoot in the South.

In the end, “because it was so well-organized, it was twice as easy as some other movies,” he said.

He credited Iqaluit-based co-producer Ellen Hamilton and unit manager Francis Choquette, who “were able to really build a bridge between us and the local community.”

Hamilton said Frappier’s world-class production crew offered a rare opportunity for Iqaluit-based filmmakers and actors to demonstrate — and also improve — their field skills and abilities.

Among them were Shawn Inuksuk, who worked with the crew as a camera assistant during shoots in Iqaluit and Ottawa.

The 29-year-old filmmaker said Frappier’s crew, more than any other he has worked with, seemed comfortable working in isolated, cold conditions and in partnership with indigenous communities.

“They had a certain respect for the local culture,” Inuksuk said. “They weren’t using a lot of the stereotypes that we’re used to seeing [about the Arctic] in international cinema.”

The young filmmaker’s work with the crew ended when shooting wrapped up near Ottawa, May 2 at the Diefenbunker Museum.

Scenes shot in Iqaluit, particularly in Apex, “look amazing,” he said, and now he can’t wait to see the final product.

Apex and other parts of Iqaluit doubled as unnamed Arctic communities in the film. The story centres around Lucy, a young Inuk woman portrayed by Maslany, and Roman, played by DeHaan.

“I think there was a lot of careful research done, to portray these characters as accurately as possible with the northern lifestyle,” Inuksuk said.

“I think some of it is going to be quite shocking, but so are a lot of the modern realities of living in the North.

“A lot of times, when people go to see films and they see portrayals of the North, it’s often this very romanticized version of it, which is not necessarily accurate, and kind of relies on these old stereotypes that are archaic and really outdated,” he said.

Two Lovers and a Bear, Inuksuk said, will show “a modern portrayal of the North — along with the amazing beauty it has to offer, as well as some of the more ugly social aspects.”

Frappier said the $8.7 million production will be ready for release in the spring of 2016.


Source: Nunatsiaq Online

Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne Starring in Luc Besson Sci-Fi Movie ‘Valerian’

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne will star in Luc Besson’s science-fiction movie “Valerian,” based on the graphic novel.

DeHaan and Delevingne will play the time-traveling Valerian and his sidekick Laureline. Besson will write and direct, while Virginie Besson Silla will produce on behalf of EuropaCorp, which will finance, produce and distribute.

The graphic novel — set in the 28th Century — was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967 and has since sold over 10 million copies in 21 languages. Production is set to begin in December with a global release planned for the summer of 2017.

EuropaCorp’s slate includes “The Transporter Refueled,” the start of a new trilogy in the studio’s action franchise, debuting September 4; “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, which will be released February 19; “Nine Lives,” starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, slated for April 29; and “The Lake,” starring Sullivan Stapleton and J.K. Simmons, which will hit theaters on July 15.

DeHaan starred in “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” and Delevingne will be seen in Fox’s romance-drama “Paper Towns” in July. Besson, a prolific producer, has directed “Lucy,” “The Fifth Element” and “La Femme Nikita.”

Besson had disclosed in 2012 that he would direct “Valerian” from his own script. He made the announcement about the castings and start of production through his first Tweets from his Twitter account.

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Source: Variety

Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe with director John Krokidas. PLEASE sign the petition to make the reunion happen

“Young Americans” with Dane DeHaan, Daniel Radcliffe (dir. John Krokidas) has been greenlit!

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan will be reteaming with their Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas for another real-life inspired film, trading in their roles as Beat Generation writers for ambitious, would-be politicians.

StarStream Media announced that the company will finance and produce Krokidas’ Young Americans, based on the Black List script by Wes Jones. The film is inspired by the real lives of Karl Rove, played by DeHaan, and Lee Atwater, played by Radcliffe, on a cross-country road trip as ambitious college students.

The film will portray Rove as more of a straight-laced student who is running to be the head of the College Republicans at his university with the help of Atwater. Atwater decides to take his friend on a trip through the American South, during which they run into Katie King, played by Amanda Seyfried, who may pose a threat to the two boys’ ambitions. In real life, Rove would famously become “The Architect” for President George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns, while Atwater became advisor to both Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, as well as chairman of the Republic National Committee.

Young Americans is set to go into production this fall, produced by StarStream’s Kim Leadford, as well as Liz Destro of Destro Films and Frank Frattaroli from circle of Confusion. XYZ FIlms is coordinating international sales rights at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.


Source: EW

HQ photos: Anna Wood and Dane DeHaan attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

HQ photos: Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – May 4, 2015

Dane DeHaan and his gorgeous wife actress Anna Wood and attended the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass‘ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Both Dane and Anna looked fantastic. Below you can find shortlinks to our gallery’s albums with HQ photos from the event. Make sure to check them all: