Electric Entertainment, the LA-based production, distribution and post-production company, has acquired North American rights to crime-thriller Heavy, starring Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Zovatto (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels)
The feature centers on a couple living it up in the high-end drug scene of New York City. The TVOD release is due to rollout from February 9, 2021.
Directed by Jouri Smit and based on a screenplay by Seth Miller, the romantic crime-thriller sees Zovatto play Seven ‘Sev’ Max, a high-end drug dealer living in New York City. He has his game perfected: trust-fund clients, model parties, and crazed drug-fueled escapades. But troubled by his painful past and riddled with vices, he constantly tries to find comfort in all the wrong places. Sev realizes too late that his key to true happiness has been right in front of him all this time; his equally broken girlfriend and true love Maddie (Turner).
Pic is produced by David Atrakchi (Frank & Lola), Jouri Smit (War To Be Her), Jay Van Hoy (The Lighthouse), Dillon D. Jordan of PaperChase Films (Skin), Zachery Ty Bryan of Lost Lane Entertainment (Skin), Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch), and Gael Cabouat and Boris Mendza (My Old Lady).
Electric Entertainment CEO Dean Devlin commented: “This film is a great addition to our library of thrilling, edgy and intriguing independent films. Sophie Turner fans will enjoy her riveting performance — a very stark contrast to her prior characters, such as Sansa in Game of Thrones.” [Source]
2 new movie stills of Sophie Turner from X-Men: Dark Phoenix have been added to the gallery.
Also, I was checking my hard disk and found a lot of photos of Sophie to upload so, come back soon to see the updates!
If you invented time travel, how would you use it? The answer that Time Freak, the new sci-fi rom-com starring Asa Butterfield and Sophie Turner, locks onto is to try and fix a great relationship gone wrong. Butterfield plays Stillman, a physics genius, who’s broken up with by Turner’s Debbie and vows to fix what he feels is true love. This involves painfully reliving some of his most embarrassing moments, changing both himself and Debbie in the process.
Screen Rant caught up with Turner and Butterfield to chat making Time Freak and its biggest challenges.
Normally, movies shoot of order. But in this one, you’re shooting out of order of the logic of the characters as well. Did that pose any unique challenges?
Asa Butterfield: Yeah. We were shooting out of order, but then we’d have to shoot multiple timelines of the same event at the same time. So doing the scene, but then you’d do it again with… yeah, it got very confusing, simply put. We had to have it very planned out, but it works. It works.
The movie is morally quite tricky – you’ve got meddling with people’s emotions. I don’t think the movie shies away from that – it can’t to get to the conclusion. How did you feel, reading the script, and how did you ensure that the movie came across quite earnestly?
Sophie Turner: It could have been a melodramatic piece, and it could have been a bit over-the-top, but it wasn’t because of the very kind of minute things that Stillman was going back to try and fix, rather than these big events in their lives that could be blown open. Very real. And the script, it was all the writing really. I mean, the characters were there, the arcs was there. It wasn’t too farfetched. Because when you’re shooting a movie that has this supernatural, fantastic thing to it such a time traveling, you have to ensure the stories feel very grounded and very real so that the characters… there’s that balance so that we don’t go too far over the top.
You talk about this type of movie. There’s a long line of romantic time travel – About Time, The Time Traveller’s Wife, Groundhog Day. Did you guys go back to any of these?
AB: I wouldn’t say in terms of for the performance. I’m sure artistically they would have used references from them in the filmmaking process, and certainly, the comedic elements were there. There’s a lot you can do with time travel – in who’s aware of the mechanics of time travel. There are a lot of gags with me and Skyler [Gisondo in that]. But in terms of performance, no, I think we wanted to keep it quite true to whatever the story we had was. Because it was original in its own right.
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Dark Phoenix actress Sophie Turner attended a special panel at New York Comic Con 2018 where she talked about her time on Game of Thrones and her upcoming X-Men movie.
Reporters in attendance asked her about sharing scenes with Michael Fassbender, her on-screen relationship with Scott Summers and everything in between. Here are the highlights from the Entertainment Weekly in the Studio @NYCC spotlight panel.
Did Famke Janssen reach out to you?
I emailed her when I got the role and said ‘I loved your work so much and you played Jean in such a heartbreaking and beautiful way and I wanted to emulate that and put my own spin on it. Is there any advice you can give, anything I should read or watch that you did?’ And she wrote back and said ‘I’m handing the baton to you, do with the role what you want this is a new thing for you.’ That was a big honor.
And then I met her at a party and ran up to her, hugged her and said “FAMKE!” She’s really sweet and supportive.
Did you do your research?
I probably watched the movies like 100 times. I was gifted one of the original Dark Phoenix comics from a friend so I read that. I did my research, but, one thing Simon wanted to really emphasize, especially with Dark Phoenix and all the other material in terms of the movies, this is a whole new kind of movie. Don’t rewatch the movies, this is a completely different take on Dark Phoenix because of the mood. A completely different take on an X-Men movie.
Did you know the next film would be Dark Phoenix when filming Apocalypse?
She “Phoenixed” out a bit in Apocalypse , but it was my first movie and I didn’t think the next one would be about Dark Phoenix. [I thought] maybe way down the line they’ll do it. It was only about six months before we started shooting Dark Phoenix that Simon sat me down and told me.
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