Diego Boneta, who starred opposite Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages, and Jackson Rathbone of Twilight Saga fame have signed on to star in the thriller The Dead Men.
Dead Men is the debut feature of Kirk Sullivan, who recently left his job as Joel Silver’s assistant to pursue his dream of being a director. Production began this week in Columbia.
Brad Furman is producing with Contento Films while Aaron Ginsberg exec produces.
The script, by Andrew Poston, centers on an American running from his past who is brought into a group of young underground radicals called The Dead Men, only to discover a centuries-old spiritual battle.
Boneta, who hails from Mexico, did stints on Pretty Little Liars and 90210 before landing the plum starring role of the aspiring musician in the big-screen version of the hit musical Rock of Ages. The actor, who is repped by Gersh and Hansen Jacobson, also starred in MTV’s Underemployed.
Rathbone played vampire Jasper Hale in the Twilight movies and also starred in the McG-produced digital short series Aim High. He is repped by Paradigm and Cutler Management.
The first wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations were revealed yesterday, and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 scored a few nominations.
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“Iron Man 3″
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″
Choice Movie: Romance
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″
Kristen, Rob and Taylor were also nominated in the Choice Movie Actor: Romance, Choice Movie Actress: Romance, Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy categories.
Encore has acquired international in-flight rights of “Live At The Foxes Den”.
“Live At The Foxes Den” is a musical romantic-drama about a promising young lawyer, Bobby Kelly (Jackson Rathbone – Twilight Trilogy), who becomes torn, continue his corporate career or pursue a dream as a singer at The Foxes Den, a once-cool jazz lounge forgotten in time. The film marks the directorial debut of Michael Kristoff; co-written with Jack Holmes; and co-stars, Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eleven), Bob Gunton (Argo) and Jocelin Donahue. The film features classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones and more, performed by the actors, and original music penned by, star and co-writer, Jack Holmes.
“Live At The Foxes Den” is a perfect title for our world airline travels, we’re excited to have found such a gem of a film,” Jovita Toh, CEO, Encore Inflight Limited.
Looks like Jackson is working on a new film! In his latest tweet, he mentions heading down to Medellin, Colombia to film The Dead Men (which is also stars Diego Boneta). Here’s a few details about the film:
Well, Kirk Sullivan is in Colombia prepping his feature directing debut on the tentatively titled The Dead Men, a thriller about an American traveling in Colombia who becomes involved with a group that lives in an abandoned hospital with a haunted past. (x)
Andrew Poston’s spec script ‘The Dead Men’ has been acquired by Contento Film. The thriller follows an American in Colombia who becomes involved with a group that lives in an abandoned hospital with a troubled past. Kirk Sullivan is attached as director and Brad Furman and Aaron Ginsburg are on to produce. (x)
You can follow the director Kirk Sullivan’s twitter here.
Last month, Jackson also attended the Long Beach Grand Prix Charity Ball. 3 photos from the event have been added to the gallery. Enjoy! ETA: Few more added, thanks to LutzBonePatStew.
– Appearances > 2013 > Long Beach Grand Prix Charity Ball
A few more additional photos of Jackson at the TPCR Qualifying Day have been added to the gallery.
Since it’s been pretty quiet on the Jackson front lately, here’s Devon Bostick’s Vine Video of himself and Jackson at the Los Angeles Kings playoff game from a few days ago.
While Jackson didn’t win yesterday’s race it looked like he still had a great time! Photos from the race/event have been added to the gallery including some adorable shots of him and baby Roe. Enjoy!
– Appearances > 2013 > 37th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – Race Day
These celebrities aren’t pretending and this is not make believe. This is 10 laps of 1.97 miles each at 100-mile-per-hour plus speeds. It’s fast, and things can go wrong. And while it’s all done for charity and in good fun, a competitive mood fills the air in the People Magazine celebrity paddock where the drivers gather before getting in their fancy 210 HP Scion FR-S cars and ripping up the streets.
Rutlledge Wood, from TV’s Top Gear USA, won the pole position on Friday, April 19th as his lap time of 1:45.505 proved the fastest of a lineup that includes Mark Steines (Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family); actor Michael Trucco; Brett Davern from MTV; Medal of Honor Winner Dakota Meyer; actor Jeremy Sisto; comic Wanda Sykes; Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Hardy; actress Jenna Elfman; Twilight movie star Jackson Rathbone and Latina star Kate De Castillo.
Wood’s Charity, a camp for special needs kids Victory Junction started by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, received a check from People Magazine for $15,000 for his fastest lap win.
People Magazine has had an ongoing commitment to the Miller’s Children Hospital of Long Beach CHOC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
“It’s incredible to be a part of something that has donated over two-million dollars for charity over the years,” the handsome Jackson Rathbone told me right before the race. He was kissing his wife and baby and about to get in to the car. Rathbone is part of a cultural phenomenon with the Twilight movies and as such has legions of young girls (and a few boys) worried about him in the race, particularly, harming his face.
“That’s hysterical,” he laughed. “I hope I don’t hurt any part of my body at all! Look, we had no idea vampires without fangs who lived in the woods basically was going to become what it did. Even when the first movie came out, we all just sat back with wonder and watched the phenomenon explode. It’s been quite a ride, much like this,” he concluded as he kissed his baby one more time before strapping on his helmet.
After the race it was all smiles and hugs, and the friendly spirit of competition surfaced again.
Jackson was joined by the family at yesterday’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Qualifying Day. A few photos from yesterday’s event have been added to the gallery.
And here’s a video from yesterday as well.
39th Annual Toyota Pro / Celebrity Race driver Jackson Rathbone tells us how his last TPCR practice went and the excitement witnessed on the course!
Quick Stats: Jackson Rathbone, actor
Daily Driver: 2012 Lexus RX450h (Jackson’s rating: 9 on a scale of 1 to 10)
Favorite road trip: Los Angeles to Texas
Car he learned to drive in: 1996 Chevy Suburban
First car bought: Scion xB
“Twilight” will fans see a very competitive side of Jackson Rathbone tomorrow during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach celebrity race, where he’ll drive a race-prepped Scion FR-S. The actor, who is best known as Jasper Hale in the vampire saga, has a more relaxed attitude when it comes to dealing with Los Angeles traffic in his 2012 Lexus RX450h. “When L.A. gets too congested in traffic, sometimes I’ll pull over to a side street and take a nap in my car, waiting for the traffic to die down. I sleep very comfortably because the seats are so soft and cushiony,” he says, giving the daily driver a 9 out of 10 rating. “It would have been a 10, but it doesn’t have an espresso machine, so 9.” Rathbone loves his hybrid SUV, calling it “super comfy, economic, and roomy.”
Car he learned to drive in
Rathbone learned to drive in a hand-me-down SUV from his mom, and he says it’s still his favorite car. “My birthday’s a week after hers, so she got a new car and I got her old ’96 Suburban for my 16th birthday,” he says. “When I was 16, I was DJ-ing all over west Texas, so the Suburban was perfect for hauling all of my gear and still had room for four passengers. I remember a time where I was everyone’s ride to some dance and I had about 12 girls in the back of the Suburban, while my buddy Jon and I were riding high in the front. It was good times.”