Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from STX Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But with Earth’s gravity threatening his life, the two literally star crossed lovers seek out the billionaire whose money made Martian colonization possible for information about the boy’s dead mother, and the circumstances of his birth.
Based on a short story written by Richard Lewis, Stewart Schill and Allan Loeb, Peter Chelsom is directing from a script by Loeb, with revisions by Peter Chelsom & Tinker Lindsay. Gabrielle Jerou produces while Allan Loeb, Steven Pearl and Doug Urbanski exec produce. Production is set to begin this fall.
Butterfield, known for roles in Ender’s Game and The Wolfman, was most recently seen in 2014’s X+Y, set to be released in the US this fall under the new title A Brilliant Young Mind. He’s also appearing in 10,000 Saints, and set to star in Tim Burton’s adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Robertson, who starred alongside George Clooney in 2015’s Tomorrowland, has also been seen in Scream 4, The Longest Ride, and Cake. Butterfield is repped by Independent Talent Group and CAA, along with publicist Liz Mahoney of ID Public Relations, and attorney Patti C. Felker of Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Robertson is repped by innovative Artists.
Congratulations to Britt and the entire cast and crew on their nominations! The Longest Ride also picked up nominations.
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hobbit: Battle of the 5 Armies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Mila Kunis – Jupiter Rising
Britt Robertson – Tomorrowland
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Lily James – Cinderella
Scarlett Johansson – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Blake Lively – The Age of Adaline
Britt Robertson – The Longest Ride
Felicity Jones – True Story/ The Theory of Everything
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Kristen Stewart – Still Alice
Chloe Grace Moretz – If I Stay
Choice Movie: Drama
If I Stay
The Age of Adaline
The Longest Ride
The Theory of Everything
on June 9, 2015 • Comments Off on Britt Robertson and Tomorrowland Pick up Teen Choice Award Nominations!
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Britt Robertson is EVERYWHERE. Just last month you could see her falling in love in Nicholas Sparks’ latest book-to-movie rendition, The Longest Ride. And, this month she stepped it up even more and is casually saving the world in Disney’s Tomorrowland.
Besides killing it in the acting world, she’s also dating our favorite hottie Dylan O’Brien. But, apparently it’s not all roses and daises. We got to catch up with the 25-year-old actress and she told us one thing she absolutely HATES when Dylan does. To find out all the details, plus everything you ever wanted to know about Tomorrowland, read the full interview below:
Congratulations on Tomorrowland! What can you tell readers about this movie?
“Yeah, it’s a story that follows my character, Casey Newton, who grows up in modern-day Florida. She’s trying to figure out what her future will be and thinking about colleges. Everyone around her isn’t very excited about the future and she’s trying to remain upbeat and positive. Because of this mindset, she gets recruited to go to Tomorrowland. Along the way, she meets George Clooney’s character, Frank, and another character, Athena, and together they go into Tomorrowland.”
What about your character, Casey?
“Casey is sort of a technical whiz and her dream is to work at NASA. Her dad is a NASA engineer but they’re disassembling all their equipment that goes out to outer-space, so it doesn’t seem like a promising future for her. But she’s still looking up and she’s still optimistic.”
Are you like that in real life?
“I mean I’m not totally opposite from her. I don’t know if I’m as optimistic as she is. I definitely learned from her. I played her for seven months and she rubbed off on me a little bit.”
Tomorrowland is based on the futuristic land at Disney. How much of the actual land makes its way into the film?
“You will see It’s a Small World, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, but the two rides aren’t referred to as being a part of Disney. They’re just acknowledged at the World Fair, which takes place during the film.”
Are you a fan of Disney World or Disneyland? Do you have a favorite park or attraction?
“I am. I’m a fan, but I’m not really great with big crowds so I try to make it a once a year occasion. I do love Space Mountain and for the premiere they shut down part of Tomorrowland for us. I was able to ride Space Mountain enough for a lifetime!”
What was it like working with George Clooney?
“He’s such a wonderful human being and such a nice guy. He’s always entertaining and trying to keep us happy and enjoying our time with him. He was always very considerate of myself and Raffey (Cassidy), who plays Athena in this film.”
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on May 21, 2015 • Comments Off on There’s One Thing Britt Robertson HATES About Boyfriend Dylan O’Brien
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“Tomorrowland” continues Disney’s long-standing tradition of family-friendly filmmaking on a big scale, transforming the eponymous section of Disneyland into fodder for a throwback fantasy adventure centered on a sci-fi utopia.
This is a big, big live action movie, with a budget of $190 million, directed by the acclaimed Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”) and starring George Clooney.
One could see how the project might have been intimidating for Britt Robertson, the 25-year-old up-and-comer who stars alongside Clooney as an adventurer named Casey. But Robertson, last seen on the big screen in “The Longest Ride,” more than holds her own with her illustrious co-star (“he’s a pretty normal guy”) and within the movie’s big, expansive world.
She spoke with amNewYork about the movie, which hits theaters Friday.
There’s a lot of nostalgic value attached to Tomorrowland, and Disneyland in general. What did it mean to you growing up?
I went to Disney a lot growing up. I lived on the East Coast, so it was always Disney World. Now, being in L.A., it’s Disneyland. My family, they’re huge supporters of Disney, so it was really cool for them. They love the brand; I’ve always loved the brand growing up, it meant something to me as a child.
There are high expectations here and it’s the biggest movie you’ve done. Do you ever think about those things?
There’s a part of me that’s aware of how big this movie is and what it means, it feels very different from any I’ve done. But I try not to put too much attention on those things because it doesn’t really do me any good, you know?
The film expresses a hopefulness that’s consistent with Walt Disney’s vision, in a lot of ways.
One of the things that I really love about the film is Brad’s spin on the future and how he’s really looking at Tomorrowland from a bunch of different perspectives; from the perspective of when he was a kid and what the future meant to him, and all of the things that he was looking forward to about the future. And then, also, what the future means to my generation and what it would mean to future generations. I love that the movie tackles all those different time periods. And then, how he really does simplify it in a way that is, the future will be what we make of it. That message really speaks to me.
The movie feels like a throwback to a less-cynical form of family filmmaking than the norm these days, doesn’t it?
I’ve always felt that this movie was a little throwback; or not even throwback, just classic. Like “Back to the Future,” it made a statement for its time, but has lasted and we can watch that movie still and it plays and it works. I think that was the point for Brad; creating an original story, original content and having it last a lifetime and mean something forever.
on May 21, 2015 • Comments Off on ‘Tomorrowland’ star Britt Robertson looks to the future
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