WEIRDLAND: Emile Hirsch in Killer Joe & The Darkest Hour

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Emile Hirsch in Killer Joe & The Darkest Hour

Emile Hirsch plays Chris Smith in Killer Joe (2011) directed by William Friedkin

Clip from upcoming movie Killer Joe starring Emile Hirsch,Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon. Once again Emile Hirsch is a drug dealer again (Alpha Dog) and this time he needs his mom dead so he turns to the former surfer dude now hitman Matthew McConaughey, this one will provide much amusement. Will premire at the Toronto Film Festival.

During the interview, Hirsch talked about shooting in Moscow, filming in Red Square with thousands of people watching, being at Comic-Con, the Wachowski’s underappreciated Speed Racer (which is one of my favorite films of 2008), Oliver Stone’s Savages, William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, Twice Born with Penelope Cruz (he’s filming this in the fall), and a lot more.

0:22 What does he geek out over at Comic-Con? Talks about looking for Speed Racer stuff.
1:35 Talks about the groundswell of love for Speed Racer.
2:57 The experience of shooting The Darkest Hour in Moscow.
4:12 Talks about shooting scenes at the Red Square with a massive crowd of onlookers.
5:49 He talks about filming in a subway station that was built in the 1930s.
6:46 Upcoming projects. Says he just wrapped Oliver Stone’s Savages, Killer Joe is going to be playing at the Toronto and Venice film festivals.
8:00 Talks about his characters in Savages and Killer Joe.
9:10 What’s the most amount of prep he’s done for any of his roles? Talks about Into the Wild and his approach to research.
10:21 Says he’s doing a film called Twice Born with Penelope Cruz this fall.

Emile Hirsch at Comic-Con: Day 3 on 23rd July 2011

Emile Hirsch hides behind a car in Russia’s famous Red Square in The Darkest Hour (2011) directed by Chris Gorak

"They can see us, but we can't see them". Summit has debuted the first official trailer for sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour, directed by Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), starring Emile Hirsch, Joel Kinnaman, Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor. We've been teasing the reveal of this trailer with plenty of concept art, but finally get to take a look at this and it looks awesome. It's a fresh twist on alien invasion thrillers, as the extraterrestrials really are electrical forces, and the things they can do with that are just, well, awesome. This has slight a District 9 feel (the weaponry) but I think it looks great, there's never enough original sci-fi!

Directed by Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and written by Jon Spaihts (Ridley Scott's Prometheus), the film is about five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer) leads the cast including Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Max Minghella (The Social Network), Rachael Taylor (Transformers) and Joel Kinnaman. Summit Entertainment is bringing Chris Gorak's The Darkest Hour to theaters on December 23rd, Christmas weekend, this winter. Source:

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