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michaelamichael asks: I thought you were marvellous in The Double.
How is Richard Ayoade as a director? Have you seen Darkplace?

29 July 2014 11:49am

Richard is a very talented man with an unusual aesthetic. He was able to make a movie that was emotionally realistic even though it is a comedy and takes place in a surreal and parallel universe. It’s an unique combination that perfectly reflects his sensibilites.

Ryan Boyle asks: What influences you most when choosing your next film – Director, script, cast, gut feeling? Thanks.

29 July 2014 11:51am

Ideally, I like to play a role that I can both add something to and find interesting over the course of a lengthy film shoot. It is a bit difficult to play a character that is just one characteristic because it inevitably feels repetitive. It is not always possible to play such multidimensional roles like in these two movies, The Double and Night Moves, but when the opportunity arises, I feel lucky to join

MsCaramello73 asks: Just wanted to know what it was like for him working with Kristen Stewart for the 2nd time in American Ultra?

29 July 2014 11:54am

Kristen and I have similar style of working and a similar sensibility I think. She’s obviously a wonderful actress and is also very funny in both films we did, which are comedic in tone but unusually so.

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“Israel is a wonderful country, and it is an unfortunate time, of course, for people living here, but for me this has been a very good week,” the actor says about his first-ever visit to Israel.

Despite recent headlines of musical acts canceling their scheduled visits to Israel, the incessant rocket attacks throughout Operation Protective Edge cannot keep Lex Luthor away.

Jesse Eisenberg, the Oscar-nominated actor for The Social Network who has been cast as DC Comics’ iconic villain in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, made an appearance at Tel Aviv’s Beit Lessin Theater on Thursday night local time, where a Hebrew adaptation of his 2013 Off-Broadway play The Revisionist premiered. Eisenberg also starred in the original U.S. version alongside Vanessa Redgrave.

Speaking at a Q&A session held at the end of the play, Eisenberg told the audience and members of the press that he did not hesitate at all before boarding a plane to Israel earlier in the week — just shy of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s imposed security prohibition to fly to Israel, a ban that has since been lifted. Eisenberg’s comments were met with applause.

“If there was any sign that I would be endangered somehow, I would have hesitated to come, but that wasn’t the case,” said Eisenberg. “Israel is a wonderful country, and it is an unfortunate time, of course, for people living here, but for me this has been a very good week.”

Eisenberg further explained that while this might not have been the best time for his first-ever trip to the country, his visit these past few days included trips to such places as Jerusalem and the northern cities of Acre and Haifa. He said he was accompanied by an Israeli friend named Tal. He added that he hopes to visit the war-ridden southern area of Israel on his next visit.

According to daily newspaper Israel Hayom, Eisenberg’s attendance in the theater was announced before the play started, along with safety instructions for what to do and where to go in case of a regional alarm alerting people about another rocket attack from Hamas-governed Gaza. The evening went off without any alerts.


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Without a catchy Pharrell Williams tune and coming a little too late to take advantage of any possible World Cup bump, the Brazilian-flavored “Rio 2”, the sequel to the wildly popular “Rio”, is out on Blu-ray and DVD, finding Blu traveling to the Amazonian rain forests to search for macaws. DVD extras include three featurettes and a music video from Janelle Morae while Blu-ray extras include a deleted scene, a featurette and a few more downloadable songs.


“Rio 2” is released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15, 2014.


Wrapped the #americanultra shoot and leaving New Orleans. Had such a wicked time shooting this movie. I’m gonna miss it and everyone involved especially these two #jesseeisenberg and #kristenstewart. Heading to New York now for post. (via instagram)


As many fans know, Jesse Eisenberg will portray Lex Luthor in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Japanese actress Tao Okamoto also has a part in the film, and reports came out earlier this month that she would play Lex’s assistant Mercy, based on the comic book character Mercy Graves. Now, we have some new looks at both actors.

Eisenberg appears in a photo on Twitter with David Kwong, who designed the magic for the actor’s film Now You See Me. Kwong was in Detroit earlier this week performing magic at the Ford Motor Company, and Eisenberg was there to support him.


The photo shows the actor in a baseball cap, but he’s got plenty of hair under it. Reports have maintained that Eisenberg’s version of Lex would have somewhat blonde hair that resembles Kurt Cobain’s.

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The New Group has announced the three productions that will run at the Pershing Square Signature Center during its 2014-15 20th-anniversary season. Special events at The New Group will be announced soon.

The first major New York revival of David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, directed by Scott Elliott, will kick off the season in the fall. Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman are set to star in this brutally funny play about an average American family torn apart by a son’s return from the Vietnam War. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

In early 2015, The New Group will present the New York premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking. The play will be helmed by Tony-winning performer Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. Broadway favorite Dianne Wiest and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins will lead the cast as Ileen and Jaclyn, two women who have developed a bond in the six months they’ve worked together at the front desk of Dr. Williams’ office.

The season’s final offering will be the world premiere of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg. The Spoils follows Ben, a young man who’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life. Running in spring 2015, the play will feature direction by Scott Elliott, with casting still to be announced.

For more information about The New Group’s 20th anniversary season, click here .