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We see a very brief glimpse of Alex in the first official trailer for “The Butler” and you can watch it below.
Variety send word that Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde have been tapped to co-lead Universal Picture’s new adaptation of ’Endless Love.’ Though there was a book written by Scott Spencer in 1979, followed by a movie starring Brooke Shields in 1981, it is unknown how closely this film’s plot will mirror the previous versions. Shana Feste’s (Country Strong) is pegged to helm the film, while Scott Stuber and Pamela Abdy of Bluegrass Films and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from Fake Empire will produce. Tracy Falco will executive produce.
The project was reportedly highly sought after by several up-and-comers looking for a breakout role, and required a handful of test screenings before the final casting decisions were made. Others who tested for the leads included Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Bolger and Olivia Cooke. Alex Pettyfer was last seen in ‘Magic Mike’ and will appear next in ‘The Butler.’ Gabriella Wilde can be seen next in the Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore-starring ‘Carrie’ remake. The synopsis for Scott Spencer’s ‘Endless Love’ novel is as follows.
One of the most celebrated novels of its time, Endless Love remains perhaps the most powerful book ever written about young love. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield.
David and Jade are consumed with each other: their rapport, their desire, their sexuality, take them further than they understand. And when Jade’s father banishes David from the home, he fantasizes the forgiveness his rescue of the family will bring, and he sets a “perfectly safe” fire to their house. What unfolds is a nightmare, a dark world in which David’s love is a crime and a disease, a world of anonymous phone calls, crazy letters, and new fears—and the inevitable and punishing pursuit of the one thing that remains most real to him: his endless love for Jade and her family.
Published in 1979 and hailed as “one of the best books of the year” by the New York Times, Endless Love is the novel that first established Scott Spencer as “the contemporary American master of the love story” (Publishers Weekly).
Source: Flicks & Bits
With production expected to start soon on the feature adaptation of Divergent and the female lead already confirmed to be Shailene Woodley, fans of Veronica Roth’s young adult novel are anxiously awaiting word on confirmation for the male lead. Right now, it’s looking like Alex Pettyfer, Jeremy Irvine. and Lucas Till are going head-to-head.
The movie is confirmed to shoot in Chicago, which is where the story takes place; or rather, the story takes place in a futuristic/dystopian version of Chicago, where people are broken into five factions determined by their way of life. The story follows Woodley’s character Tris, as she chooses her faction and begins the training process in the hopes of securing a spot amongst them.
Variety posted word that Pettyfer, Irvine, and Till are all reading for the male lead later this week. They don’t mention the character by name, but I’m assuming they’re referring to Four, Tris’ instructor during her faction training, featured pretty prominently throughout the book.
Of the three guys in competition for the role, Pettyfer is probably the best known, with recent credits that include Magic Mike, In Time, Beastly, and I Am Number Four. I’m not sure I picture him as Four, to be honest, with darker hair and a few face piercings, it might be interesting to see him take on the part of Eric, one of the leaders of Tris’ faction.
As for Till, he could well have the edge on the other two actors, as apparently he’s already tested for the part. Among Till’s credits are Battle Los Angeles and X-Men: First Class, in which he played Havok. He’s got a distinctive look which sets him apart from the other two, in my opinion.
British thespian Irvine’s credits include War Horse and the role of Pip in Mike Newell‘s Great Expectations. He’s yet to wow audiences as an action-oriented heartthrob, as far as my knowledge of that sort of thing goes. But he’s certainly pretty enough for the part. Could he cut it as Divergent‘s knife-throwing radical?
Source: Movie Pilot
The first three were made up by my lovely Co-admin Jen and the last two were from me. Here’s five good reasons to go out and buy the Magic Mike Dvd.
1. Giving your mind a break from your stresses and having a girl’s night with some popcorn and this movie will be healthier than if you simply went to a bar or dancing… it’s also cheaper
2. It’s a good reference for men and body image studies.
3. It’s a good visual of Men’s Dancing for Dummies.
4. If you embarrass easily, no one will ever know because you can be as red and giggly as you want in the privacy of your own home.
5. You can live out your fantasy and pretend Alex Pettyfer is stripping just for you.
Magic Mike is now available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and for download and here is a review that I did for the film. Please keep in mind that this is just my views on it and I’m sorry if they offend anyone in advance.