“[…] From the start there’s an undertow of cruelty to the teenagers’ high jinks as they learn what they can do, as when they levitate a stuffed animal to frighten a child. Mr. Trank brings a light touch to these self-discovery scenes — the three are flexing fast-evolving muscles — as well as a creeping sense of menace.
In this respect, Mr. DeHaan, whose vulnerability and physical awkwardness here can evoke the young Leonardo DiCaprio in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” is invaluable. Mr. Russell and Mr. Jordan are as likable as their characters, but it’s Mr. DeHaan who pulls you uneasily in.” (x)
Help us get this happy trio together again to work on the film Young Americans!
Last night I tweeted at John Krokidas, director of Kill Your Darlings, to say that I still wanted to see the film Young Americans, which had been rumored for ages to have Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on board and John would direct. All three of them still want to do the film, but we need to show studios that there’s enough interest to garner funding. John suggested a petition.
HEY HEY HEY remember the petition you may have signed a few days / weeks ago??? The movie it was made for is FINALLY freaking ON!
“Everybody at StarStream Media and Destro Films are excited to finally be making this movie. We have been trying to get this script since it won the Black List in 2010 and thanks to the incredible team who kept this film alive (Bruce Cohen, Rena Ronson, Wes Jones and John Krokidas), we have the pleasure of working with Krokidas and DP, Reed Morano,” said StarStream Media CEO Kim Leadford. “We loved their 1940s aesthetic in Kill Your Darlings, and look forward to watching them build the look of the 70s; which is one of the coolest eras, in my opinion.” [x]
Young Americans is set to go into production this fall.
THANK YOU SO MUCH if you have signed it, reblogged it, shared it or done anything to gather more signatures! We definitely helped with this y’all!! Please pat yourself on the back right now!
“I remember when I was living in New York and shooting In Treatment, and I was deciding whether or not I was going to move to LA to pursue a film career. I would leaving this community of people that I had formed around myself, and it was a scary thing. And Gabriel Byrne wrote me a letter which said something like, ‘Don’t be afraid to take leaps and fall off cliffs.’ I heeded that advice, and it worked out quite nicely.” - Dane DeHaan for GQ Style UK (2013)