Josh Hutcherson will follow the blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise with a much smaller film, securing the lead in the James Franco-directed drama “The Long Home.”
Based on the novel by William Gay, “The Long Home” is set in the 1940s in rural Tennessee, where a young man (Hutcherson) goes to work building a honkytonk for a charismatic and diabolical bootlegger, unaware that the man had murdered his father 10 years prior. He runs into further trouble when he falls for the young woman the bootlegger is grooming to be a prostitute.
Franco is also expected to star, and will produce alongside Rabbit Bandini’s Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis. Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve are exec producing.
Franco previously cast Hutcherson in another directorial effort, “In Dubious Battle,” based on the John Steinbeck novel. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.
Hutcherson can be seen next in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” which bows in November. He is repped by CAA, The Beddingfield Company and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
Josh Hutcherson has teamed up with director Ron Howard and Canon for the company’s new endeavor called “Project Imagination: The Trailer.” We caught up with Josh in New York City to hear all about how Josh and Ron are working together to create a short film, which will be based on user-submitted content to a special Canon contest. Josh also filled us in on what’s he’s up to in the run-up to November’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and how he stays in constant contact with his costars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.
Hey guys! Some of you probably know me as one of the founders of Josh-H.com. I started this fan site with my friend Sam back in 2008 and have been a huge fan of Josh’s for many years. Well, I’m finally back! I’m so glad to have my site back and I have my good friend Paige along as co-owner of the site so expect lots of updates and a new layout very soon.
‘Paradise Lost’ has been added to the Gala Premieres strand of the Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5) and will be presented by actors Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson and Claudia Traisac alongside director Andrea di Stefano.
The film will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).
New international trailer for ‘Paradise Lost’ has been released and can be watched below. The movie opens in US theaters November 26.
After three nominations, Josh has finally completed his Ice Bucket Challenge! Watch the video below.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has already raised over $40 million. If you have not already, please donate to help fund research for a cure for ALS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chad and Carey Hayes, the brothers who wrote New Line’s hit horror movie The Conjuring, have been tapped to pen the scripts for movies that follow 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Dwayne Johnson, who toplined Journey 2 (the first film starred Brendan Fraser in the lead role), playing a Navy code breaker, is attached to star in the new installments, which could be filmed back-to-back, schedule permitting. Josh Hutcherson is expected to return as well, although he is not formally attached.
Flynn Picture Company’s Beau Flynn will return to the franchise as producer. Charlotte Huggins will also serve as producer. Evan Turner will executive produce. New Line execs Sam Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for the company.
Plot details are being kept off the grid at this stage. The hiring of the Hayes brothers takes the project in a different direction. Previously, Brian and Mark Gunn, who wrote Journey 2, were hired in 2012 to pen a script for a Journey 3.
Photos from last night’s Teen Choice Awards have been added to our gallery!
Josh picked up the award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for his work on ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ beating out his co-star Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Andrew Garfield. He wore a Velvet t-shirt, an Emporio Armani jacket, AllSaints jeans, and The Frye Company boots.
The 2014 Teen Choice Awards air this evening, and Josh is expected to hit the stage live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles as one of the presenters. The 2014 TCA’s will air TONIGHT, August 10 @ 8PM ET/PT on Fox. Don’t miss it!
Pathe has released an international poster and four production stills for Josh’s upcoming thriller, ‘Paradise Lost’. Check them out: