She’s the best. She’s very talented and I knew that going in. I didn’t know how nice she was going to be and how funny and how sweet and how generous she was going to be as a human being. She’s the kind of girl who brings cupcakes in for the crew and doesn’t tell them that they are from her. She really wanted to get under the skin of the character and make something authentic and real. She’s playful and fun and silly and constantly helped me to stay in a place where I didn’t take things too seriously. That’s important for me because I’m pretty serious as a person. It gets on my nerves how serious I can be. So she was a real gift.

“Hacksaw Ridge,” the tale of wartime heroism that marks Mel Gibson’s return to directing, is poised to shoot in Australia.

Australian media have reported that the production will shoot in one of three Australian states: Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria. Producer, Bill Mechanic told Variety that the destinations have not yet been pinned down.

“We are absolutely targeted to shoot in Australia, however we haven’t yet scouted locations so are unsure which states we’ll make use of.  Most likely more than one of the three [states], but we haven’t even begun to narrow the process yet,” Mechanic said.

The film is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa while serving as a medic. Andrew Garfield is set to portray Doss, who was a Seventh Day Adventist and received two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.

Production is by David Permut and Mechanic, with Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson.

“Hacksaw Ridge” would be Gibson’s first film as director since 2006’s “Apocalypto” and since controversies in his personal life disrupted his Hollywood career. Gibson was born in New York State, but is widely assumed to be an Australian native, having moved to Sydney as a child. He enjoyed his first film industry successes with key roles in classic Australian titles including the “Mad Max” trilogy and “Gallipoli.”

The project was one of the few stand out sales pre-sales titles at last month’s European Film Market in Berlin. Headline deals were closed by IM Global in major markets with Universum (Germany), Andrea Leone (Italy), DeaPlaneta (Spain), Mis Label (Scandinavia) and Pancinema (Korea). Sun Distribution has snatched up rights to Mexico, Brazil and Latin American pay-TV, and most, although not all, the rest of Latin America. A North American deal has yet to be sealed.

ok but does anyone else feel really bad for andrew garfield? it was literally his dream to play spiderman since he was a child and it’s not his fault they remade it too soon and sony did a shitty job. he was so excited to be in this movie that he showed up to comic con in a regular spiderman costume. and now he’s probably getting recast and he’s probably really upset about that, no matter how much you think the tasm movies were unnecessary or not-so-great.


"I needed Spidey in my life as a kid, and he gave me hope…Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger, he made me, Andrew, braver. He reassured me that by doing the right thing it’s worth it, it’s worth the struggle, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth even the tears and the bruises and the blood… He saved my life.”

Please sign this petition to keep Andrew Garfield in the MCU. He deserves it more than anyone.