Chris Hemsworth has described his new action movie Extraction as the “most exhausting shoot” he’s ever done.In the upcoming flick, the 36-year-old plays Tyler Rake, a mercenary who is hired to rescue a crime lord’s kidnapped son. But in a new intervi…
Chris Hemsworth has described his new action movie Extraction as the “most exhausting shoot” he’s ever done.
In the upcoming flick, the 36-year-old plays Tyler Rake, a mercenary who is hired to rescue a crime lord’s kidnapped son.
But in a new interview with News.com.au, Chris confessed that the required stunt work on the movie was “another level”.
“The whole thing was by far the most exhausting shoot I’ve ever been a part of,” Chris told the website, noting that the project saw him reunite with Avengers: Endgame stunt coordinator, Sam Hargrave, who directed Extraction. “Sam and I have worked together on Avengers films and I knew it was going to be full of all the talent he was going to bring to the table with actions and stunts, but he took it up to a whole new level that I hadn’t experienced before.”
Chris also heaped praise on the filmmaker, who he said was fully involved in every action sequence.
“You know, you have Sam strapped to the bonnet of a car, diving off buildings with you in amongst fight sequences. The camera work has an energy for us as performers that’s pure adrenaline. And exhaustion,” the Australian star quipped.
Working on Extraction also served as another Avengers reunion for Chris – Joe Russo wrote the script, while his brother Anthony Russo produced the movie.
Extraction, which also stars David Harbour and Golshifteh Farahani, will be released on Netflix on 24 April.
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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have reportedly teamed up with the Russo brothers on a new Netflix movie.Back in 2017, Joe and Anthony Russo acquired the rights to Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel Exit West, and later that same year, the former U.S Pre…
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have reportedly teamed up with the Russo brothers on a new Netflix movie.
Back in 2017, Joe and Anthony Russo acquired the rights to Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel Exit West, and later that same year, the former U.S President included the fantasy drama on his list of best books.
The fourth novel from Pakistani writer Hamid tackles the global refugee crisis as it follows a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, who are forced to flee an unidentified war-torn city in the Middle East following violent clashes between guerrillas and the government.
The duo then joins a group of migrants and travel to safe havens around the world, including Greece and California, using a system of guarded magical doors.
According to editors at Collider, the Obamas’ company Higher Ground Productions is teaming up with the Avengers: Endgame directors’ AGBO banner to produce the feature adaption for the streaming giant.
Riz Ahmed is reportedly attached to star, with Yann Demange helming the project.
A rep for the Russo Brothers has yet to comment on the report.
The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum was originally tapped to direct in a first-look deal, but duties have since been passed to White Boy Rick filmmaker Demange.
Mike Larocca will produce alongside Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan, while a new writer is expected to be hired to work on the adaptation in the near future.
The Russo brothers recently wrapped production on crime-drama Cherry, starring Tom Holland, while the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions was behind the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory.
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Jason Momoa auditioned opposite Chris Pratt for a role in Guardians of the Galaxy but didn’t make the cut.After debuting his version of Aquaman in 2017’s Justice League, Jason returns as the underwater hero in his own standalone DC film, which hits…
Jason Momoa auditioned opposite Chris Pratt for a role in Guardians of the Galaxy but didn’t make the cut.
After debuting his version of Aquaman in 2017’s Justice League, Jason returns as the underwater hero in his own standalone DC film, which hits cinemas in December.
Things could have been very different for the muscular actor though as he was originally in talks for a number of Marvel projects.
“I met the Russo brothers (Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War directors), who are amazing,” Jason told Entertainment Weekly. “It was one of the best meetings I’ve ever had. I was going to do something with them, which unfortunately didn’t work out. I don’t know. It was going to be a villain, I think. People always want to hire me to play a villain, you know?
“I did an audition for Guardians of the Galaxy, which was super cool. I got to audition with (Chris Pratt), who’s just a legend and a gentleman. That didn’t work out.”
He was also in the running to play Batman, a role which eventually went to Ben Affleck, in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Admitting he considered not turning up for the audition as he didn’t think he was right for the caped crusader, Game of Thrones star Jason says reading for Zack eventually paid off.
“(I was thinking) ‘This is bulls**t. I’m not a white guy. I ain’t playing Batman’. Even if I do, I don’t even want to,” he recalled. “It’s like an American playing James Bond, you know? I almost didn’t do it. I thought for sure I was going to be playing (villain) Lobo or something. The only people I knew they were casting for were Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — who the hell am I going to play?
“So in the meeting, I just played it as if Batman had died in an alley and some thug picked up his suit and put it on. I just played him as a smart ass, jaded and sarcastic. And that’s when Zack was like, ‘I have an idea…’.”
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