And more crazy requests from the Grolsch Film Works blog.
Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
AN INTERVIEW WITH SARAH GADON
Sarah Gadon, the 25-year-old actress from Toronto, is the new muse for David Cronenberg and his son Brandon.
Cronenberg cast her in A Dangerous Method as Michael Fassbender's wife Emma Yung without ever meeting her, before casting her again as Robert Pattinson's elusive poet foil in Cosmopolis. After meeting her in Cannes, David’s son Brandon cast her in his debut feature Antiviral, a near future sci-fi in which desperate fans pay to be injected with their idol’s viruses - to gain intimacy through illness. Gadon plays Hannah Geist, an ethereal superstar suffering from the most coveted virus in the world. She tells us about her concerns in taking on the part.
A LIST OF BIZZARE CAMEOS
UK-based viewers of the ultra-serious terror thriller Zero Dark Thirty (out now in cinemas) will be alarmed to discover that John Barrowman - a man famous largely for jazz hands-inflected light-entertainment, Saturday afternoon family TV, and having “gay-offs” on panel shows - pops up very briefly as an icy, high-level government operative named Jeremy. So, inspired by this wonderfully weird appearance, we’ve picked our favourite wild and unexpected cameos.
FILM-INSPIRED BAND NAMES
Coming up with a name for your band is always a tricky one. Should you reach for the dictionary, close your eyes and flip to an arbitrary page? Or should you head over to the Wu-Tang name generator and get yourself something that will no doubt raise a few eyebrows? For the bands below, the solution was simple: sift through those old, obscure VHS tapes under your bed; there’s bound to be a catchy straight-to-video title in there somewhere.
FIVE REASONS WE CAN FORGIVE BILL MURRAY FOR HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
So, Bill Murray made a bad movie. The critics have passed their judgement on Hyde Park on Hudson, and it's not looking good. Now, before everyone has a breakdown because (between this and the Beyonce lip-synching scandal) the world seems to have no more meaning, let's just step back and put this into perspective for a moment, OK?
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.