First Full-Length Trailer for the “If I Stay” Movie Adaptation

The first official trailer for the adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay has been released! This is such a great trailer and it really highlights the different emotions felt in the story.

If I Stay follows 17-year-old Mia as she goes through a strange out-of-body experience after she and her family were in a devastating car accident. There are moments where she remembers certain events about her past as she is in a coma. The question is, will she stay alive after losing everything? Watch the trailer below:

The cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, newcomer Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard, and Jakob Davies.

What do you think of this new trailer? Will you be seeing If I Stay when it is theatrically released on August 22?

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Movie Exclusive – First Official Still from “If I Stay”

Entertainment Weekly has officially released a new still from the If I Stay movie adaptation! If I Stay is based off of Gayle Forman’s young adult novel of the same title.

This exclusive new still gives us our first look at Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia and newcomer Jamie Blackley as her boyfriend Adam.

If I Stay follows 17-year-old Mia as she goes through a strange out-of-body experience after she and her family were in a devastating car accident. There are moments where she remembers certain events about her past as she is in a coma.

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Her boyfriend Adam tries his best to wake her up and let her know that she still has a reason to stay alive. Mia is also a very talented cellist and she must decide between a life at Julliard or a life with Adam in Oregon.

Read an exclusive interview in which Moretz talks about the film and the casting process over on Entertainment Weekly! If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler and also stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard, and Jakob Davies.

Are you a fan of Gayle Forman’s novels? What do you think of this first still? Does this sound like a movie you might want to see? Stay tuned for more exclusives as we get closer to the August 22 release date!

Sources: Entertainment WeeklyIMDbPro, and Amazon

Casting News – Actress Mireille Enos Joins “If I Stay” Cast

Production on the film adaptation of Gayle Forman’s popular young adult novel, If I Stay is finally picking up! Back in January, we reported that actress Chloe Grace Moretz signed on to the project as the female lead, Mia.

When the film shifted studios from Summit Entertainment to MGM, people were unsure if she would still be apart of the project. However, she officially signed on for the film under MGM back in June.

Well, today there was some more exciting news announced! Actress Mireille Enos has signed on to play Mia’s mother Kat. Enos is currently known for playing Sarah Linden in AMC’s The Killing and Karin Lane in World War Z.

RJ Cutler has also officially signed on as the film’s director and production is in the casting stage. There is no release date yet, but production is set to start here in Vancouver in October of this year! Stay tuned for more news about the If I Stay movie adaptation!

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Source: Deadline

Casting News – Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in the Film Adaptation of “If I Stay”

Production of the film adaptation of Gayle Forman‘s young adult novel If I Stay has gone on quite a journey since it began in 2009. In 2009, Catherine Hardwicke was going to direct, but then in 2010 Hardwicke backs out of the project. Then director Heitor Dhalia signs on as director the director and it is rumored that Dakota Fanning is set to star as the lead, Mia. Now heading into 2013, Dhalia and Fanning also back out of the project.

However, the production on If I Stay has had some recent exciting developments. To begin with, Chloe Grace Moretz has signed on to play the lead and it is rumored that RJ Cutler is going to sign on as director.

Here is an official synopsis (via Amazon) for the book by Gayle Forman:

“While out on a drive with her family, 17-year-old Mia is suddenly separated from her body and forced to watch the aftermath of the accident that kills her parents and gravely injures her and her younger brother. Far from supernatural, this shift in perspective will be readily accepted by readers as Mia reminisces about significant events and people in her life while her body lies in a coma.

Alternating between the past and the present, she reveals the details and complexities of her relationships with family and friends, including the unlikely romance with her punk-rock boyfriend, Adam. An accomplished musician herself, Mia is torn between pursuing her love for music at Julliard and a future with Adam in Oregon. However, she must first choose between fighting to survive and giving in to the resulting sadness and despair over all she has lost.”

Have you read Forman’s book? Will you be looking forward to the film? If you have not read this book, does this sound like a book you may be interested in reading?

Chloe Grace Moretz.
Chloe Grace Moretz.
The book cover of "If I Stay."
The book cover of “If I Stay.”

Source: Collider

First Official Image for “Kick-Ass 2”

An exclusive new image has recently been released for the highly anticipated sequel, Kick-Ass 2. This new image gives fans a look at Jim Carrey’s character Colonel Stars and Stripes. The sequel stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, and Lyndsy Fonseca. According to IMDb, Nichloas Cage is also rumoured to be reprising his role of Big Daddy in the sequel.

Here is an official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2:

‘Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.”

Are you interested in seeing this sequel? Are you looking forward to seeing Jim Carrey as a part of the Kick-Ass franchise? Do you think they will bring back Nicholas Cage? Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters June 28, 2013. Check out the official image below:

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Sources: Collider and IMDbPro

Universal Announces Release Dates for seven Films

Universal recently announced the official 2013 release dates for seven films, including Identity Thief, Kick-Ass 2, and Jurassic Park in 3D. 

Identity Thief is a comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and the release date was moved from May 10 to February 8, 2013. The studio also announced that Jurassic Park in 3D, which was going to be in theaters mid-July next year, will now open on April 5 and the romantic comedy About Time, starring Rachel McAdams and directed by Love Actually‘s Richard Curtis, will be released on May 10.

Universal also announced that the anticipated sequel, Kick-Ass 2, will be hitting theaters June 28, 2013, which means that the studio’s R.I.P.D. will be released on July 19 instead of its previous June 28 release date. R.I.P.D. has a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, and Jeff Bridges.

And finally the studio announced that the mob drama, 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg  will arrive on August 16. Once again, 47 Ronin, the release date for the Keanu Reeves samurai fantasy has been changed. It was originally going to be released in November 2012, then it was moved to February 2013, and now it set to be released Christmas Day, 2013.

Are you looking forward to any of these movies? Do any of these movies interest you?

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/08/15/kick-ass-2-jurassic-park-3d-release-date/

Rising Star Monday – Chloë Grace Moretz

I want to start a new post theme here on trulyluminary. 🙂 I am going to talk about the young and new stars of Hollywood and how their careers are on the rise. To start I am going to talk about Chloë Grace Moretz.

This talented fifteen-year-old actress is definitely somebody to watch. Moretz started in film at the tender age of seven and has built an extensive resume, especially for someone her age! A few of her projects include The Amityville Horror, Wicked Little Things, (500) Days of Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, and of course, the role of Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass. This role was considered Moretz’s breakthrough and it has garnered a lot of attention and fame over the two years since the film was released.

Another role that could gain Miss Moretz some critical acclaim is her portrayal of a gritty teenage runaway in her most recent film, Hick.

Hick follows Luli McMullen (Moretz) who escapes a tumultuous life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents. She decides to run away to Las Vegas but gets more than she bargains for when she sets out on her journey. Other actors include Eddie Redmayne, Ray McKinnon, Rory Culkin, Juliette Lewis, Blake Lively, and Alec Baldwin. It was released on May 11, 2012.

With seven titles in production and three titles under development, we will be watching Moretz’s career, and talent, evolve before our very eyes.

Watch her in the trailer for Dark Shadows: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/darkshadows/

Watch her in the trailer for Hick: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/hick/

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