He calls the colonies of freckles on his face “natural tattoos” and they are an important asset for the 23-year-old Texan chosen by the Dutch company G-Star Raw as the face for their Fall-Winter 2013-2014 campaign. With the snowcapped peaks of the French Alps behind him, Caleb Landry Jones posed for Anton Corbijn wearing a jeans jacket with the collar turned up, a western-style vest that looks like it’s right out of a Sergio Leone flick, tube jeans, boots, and a military overcoat. Caleb says it was a great experience and that he met a lot of really nice people. And then his quip that he thinks he was chosen to represent the brand because denim runs deep in Texan blood.
His female partner on the set is a thick-eyebrowed model with tough-girl features, Arizona Muse. A rising star in recent seasons, she has been a protagonist in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi and Yves Saint Laurent. Photographer Anton Corbijn photographed them at 3,000 meters under a clear sky, their breath hanging crystalline in the air. The Alpine set had Caleb stamping his feet and rubbing his hands trying to keep warm. The young Texan got himself this new “part” after his roles in the action film Contraband as Mark Wahlberg’s sidekick and in Brandon Cronenberg’s (David’s son – Ed.) Antiviral, his first starring role. Antiviral was in American theatres last fall and has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Caleb plays Syd March, the young employee of a clinic that sells viruses collected from the bodies of ailing celebrities. The viruses are sold to fans as bona fide collector’s items. However, at a certain point, Syd gets so obsessed by his strange job that he begins to supply the material illegally. He even ends up inoculating himself with the viruses to ward off suspicion. With his freckled face and downturned mouth, Caleb looks like one of those dashing, troubled idols that pullulate in the world of cinema and music.
He reminds me vaguely of a young Willem Dafoe, or the next Jim Morrison, with whom he shares a boundless passion for rock. He has played the drums since he was a teenager. His mother teaches piano and he inherited his love for music from his family, especially grandpa Tommy, who was a great drummer. He’s also no slouch on the guitar and piano. He plays with his band when he’s back home in Austin, but their concerts are few and far between. In any case, Caleb hardly spends any time at home anymore, he’s always busy on some set. He is currently shooting Tom à la ferme, a film by the young Canadian director Xavier Dolan exploring the world of homosexuality. Caleb plays a starring role as Tom, a boy who falls into depression after the death of his lover. When he meets his boyfriend’s family he discovers that the mother didn’t know about her son’s sexual orientation or that the two were friends.
Although he tends to keep his private life to himself, Caleb does tell us that he is not currently involved with anyone. He goes out with a lot of girls, but just as friends; he doesn’t want to stir up any gossip. At this point in his life he is focusing on working hard. He isn’t a presence at Hollywood parties, preferring to stay home and watch an old film on VHS. In the meantime, while we wait to see him alongside the lovely actresses Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan in Byzantium, the new vampire movie by Neil Jordan (of Interview with the Vampire – Ed.) presented at the last Toronto Film Festival, rumors say he is up for a place on the cast of Queen and Country by John Boorman and in the new episode in the continuing X Men saga, Days of Future Past, directed by Bryan Singer.
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The Gareth Edwards-directed remake project previously set its eyes on Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but the ‘Looper’ actor decided to pass it.
Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” reboot project seems to have begun its search for the lead actor. Words have run rampant that at least three actors are currently circling the lead role in the remake movie about the iconic gigantic monster that wreaks havoc in the city.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision first broke the news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was eyed for the part, but he passed it. Adding fuel to the report, Variety’s Justin Kroll took to his Twitter to share that Henry Cavill, Scott McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones are the ones poised for the role now.
“I’ve heard that other names being considered include Henry Cavill, Scott McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones,” Kroll wrote. Noting that no formal offer has been made yet, he added that “JGL and Cavill are studio choices, Scoot and Caleb are creative choices.”
Earlier on Monday, January 6, Deadline reported that the “Godzilla” project had just hired former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont to do the final rewrite of the script. The first drafts were penned by Max Borenstein before being rewritten again by “Iron Man 3″ scribe Drew Pearce.
Just yesterday, HitFix broke the news that the Toho monster project had just lost its producers, Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Despite the departure of the two prominent producers, it was rumored that Warner Bros. Pictures already eyed a March start date for the movie, which is expected to open Stateside on May 16, 2014.
“Godzilla” has been generating positive early buzz from fans since it was teased at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. At that time, Legendary introduced a surprisingly polished footage of the film which soon gained enthusiasm from Godzilla fans. “We’re going to take it seriously. If this really happened, what would it be like? It’s very grounded [and] realistic,” director Edwards gushed after unveiling the footage.
Not only did it receive a warm welcome at Comic-Con, but the “Godzilla” reboot was also praised by Dean Devlin, who wrote and produced the 1998 big-budgeted take on the Japanese monster tale. “I know I screwed up my Godzilla,” he once told Entertainment Weekly. “I’d be very happy if they pull it off and do a great one.”
While IFC owns domestic rights, the flick set for a limited cinema release in the UK on February 8, before a DVD release on February 11. Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade all star.
“Syd March (Landry Jones) is an employee at The Lucas Clinic – a company that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to fans who wish to fulfil their obsessive desire for real intimacy with their idols. As well as working for them, Syd also supplements his income by smuggling viruses out of the clinic in his own body in order to sell them on the black market. Constantly ill and losing his edge, Syd becomes careless and infects himself with an unusual virus carried by superstar Hannah Geist (Gadon).
When the news breaks that Hannah has died, Syd realises that the virus running rampant in his system will soon kill him too. Hallucinating and struggling to remain in control, Syd must race to solve the mystery surrounding Hannah’s death if he has any hopes to avoid suffering the same fate.“