Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ Adds Damian Lewis
by Mike Fleming Jr | Deadline | June 6, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in America has added to its cast of characters wandering about in Los Angeles at the time Charles Manson’s Sharon Tate murders. The Sony picture has brought aboard Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr, Al Pacino, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond in supporting roles for a lineup that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth.
As befits a Tarantino film, the casting intrigues: Lewis will play Hollywood’s handsome ‘King of Cool’ and iconic actor Steve McQueen; Fanning is set as Squeaky Fromme, the Manson disciple who later tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford; Hammond will play director Sam Wanamaker; and Hirsch is Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairstylist who was one of four victims in the Tate murders on Cielo Drive.
Continue reading Damian To Play Steve McQueen – June 6, 2018
See Damian Transform Into Toronto Ex-Mayor Rob Ford
by etalk.ca | April 23, 2018
Damian’s transformation into late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for the movie Run This Town is complete. He took to Twitter to give us fans an inside look into the prosthetic preparation.
Continue reading to get an exclusive first-look at photos with Damian transforming into full costume:
Continue reading Damian Transforms for Run This Town – April 23, 2018
Damian Will Play a Flashy, Unpredictable Politician with No Filter
by Michael Oliveira | The Globe and Mail | April 10, 2018
As we initially reported back on March 26 and confirmed by both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Damian will play controversial ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the drama, Run This Town. In an interview released today, Damian revealed he was fitted with a prosthetic in order to play the former mayor, who died in 2016 at the age of 46. Damian told Kit Magazine the process took an entire afternoon, which involved “getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole near the nose.”
However, writer-director Ricky Tollman clarified the film is not a biopic. Tollman says Ford is actually a fairly minor character in the story of a young wannabe journalist and other millennials who struggle to make a living in a post-recession economy. Ben Platt plays a bumbling newsroom intern who wants to break the story on the Ford scandal — but is several steps behind other reporters.
Tollman said he was thrilled to recruit Lewis to portray Ford, calling him “one of the most talented actors working today.” “I thought that this is a guy that can play the moments of darkness and depth, but can also play the lighter moments. Rob was a guy that was elected because people wanted to grab a beer with the guy, you know?” said Tollman.
“He [Lewis] took to the idea that this wasn’t a one-dimensional version of this character.”
Continue reading Damian to Play Rob Ford in the Movie ‘Run This Town’ – April 10, 2018
The Lewis Brothers At It Again?
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 23, 2018
In an article published in The Astana Times, scriptwriter, producer and director Aidiye Aidarbekov stated, “I wrote the script for the Flags Over Berlin film produced by Dauren Toleukhanov. British filmmaker Gareth Lewis and actor Damian Lewis will join the project.”
Research indicates the film will be directed by Damian’s brother, who is a writer, producer and director. The film The Baker (2007), also known as Assassin in Love, starring Damian himself, was written and directed by Damian’s talented brother and business partner Gareth Lewis, a joint project produced under their production company at the time, Picture Farm, Ltd., along with partner Adrian Sturges. At the world premiere of The Baker at Canada’s Tremblant Film Festival, Gareth was named Best Director. Damian and Adrian Sturges also produced the Gareth Lewis written and directed short film Normal for Norfolk featuring the one and only Helen McCrory. It’s all in the family!
So what is Flags Over Berlin?
Continue reading Pre-Production: Flags Over Berlin – March 23, 2018
Damian’s brother, Gareth Lewis, a screenwriter, director and producer living in London, is developing a screenplay in order to bring this remarkable story to the screen the way it should be. Flare Pictures, Gareth’s small independent production company in London, is:
raising money early on to create a script in hopes it will not only attract a stellar cast, but also remain true to the source material and the men who fought in Vietnam.
Damian and his brother last teamed up for The Baker, also known as Assassin in Love and we all know how great the collaboration turned out! The brothers will collaborate again on The Money Run. Once the project is greenlit, Gareth will direct and Damian will star in it. Damian tweeted in support of his brother:
This is your chance to get in on the ground floor for an unforgettable ride. For more information on how to lend your support for The Money Run, visit Indiegogo.
For more of an in depth review of the project, visit Fan Fun with Damian Lewis