For the upcoming comedy "Townies," Zac Efron will be making his leap to comedy, and he'll be making it in style. The film is being directed by "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" helmer Nicholas Stoller and co-stars Seth Rogen.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Efron backstage at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, he talked at length about the mood on set, working with Seth, and the high volume of shirtless scenes that await the audience.
"It's a pretty funny scene towards the end of the movie, but my character starts working at Abercrombie & Fitch," he said. "We were just out there having fun, total improv."
Read more after the jump!
In the few weeks that "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" has been filming in Atlanta, the actors have been tight-lipped on what exactly will happen when Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team reassemble this December.
Things weren't any different on Sunday at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards when MTV News' Josh Horowitz got a chance to talk with Brick Tamland aka Steve Carell back stage. The former "Office" star was certainly vague about how things were going, but at the very least, he seemed enthusiastic about what's to come.
Read what Carell had to say after the jump!
Since January 2012, the cast and crew of "Star Trek Into Darkness" have come under serious scrutiny to give up the secrets behind the sci-fi sequel. Who is Benedict Cumberbatch playing? How will this new story play with the alternate timeline aspects of the reboot?
Well, as Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine indicated to MTV News' Josh Horowitz back stage the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, they'll actually be able to discuss the movie soon.
"The good news is we're about two weeks away from being able to actually talk about it," Quinto said.
"It'll be nice not to have to lie anymore," Pine added. Neither actor had seen a finished cut of the film, but both will later this week.
Don't think you can do what Joss Whedon does? The filmmaker disagrees. According to Whedon, making a movie isn't so hard. Just follow what he did with his latest effort, an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."
"Get a home that's big enough to fit your camera in, and be best friends with Nathan Fillion," Whedon offered as advice when MTV spoke with him at WonderCon. "Things that any kid can do!"
Okay, sure. Becoming a feature film sensation probably isn't that easy for the average bear. But Whedon does believe that now is as good a time as any — better, even — for aspiring filmmakers to pursue their passion.
Last we heard from Keanu Reeves and his martial arts epic of a directorial debut "Man of Tai Chi," he had wrapped principal photography, which was exciting news to anyone who saw a proof of concept video that surfaced online last summer.
For his fight sequences, Reeves intended to use a highly articulate and precise mechanical arm to take the camera above, around, and into the faces of his on-screen combatants. The results of the technique, which we saw briefly in the proof of concept, were impressive enough to make "Man of Tai Chi" something to eagerly anticipate.
But MTV News got some bad news from Reeves when speaking with him about his latest film "generation Um...." It turns out that he wasn't able to use the rig to film the fight sequences in "Man of Tai Chi." Find out why after the jump!
Keanu Reeves may be best known for his wire-fighting kung fu moves, but for the past few years, the "Matrix" star has taken on smaller, quieter projects, the most recent of which, "generation Um..." opens in theaters on May 3.
In anticipation of "generation Um...," we're bringing you an exclusive NSFW clip from the film. You can watch the preview above, and learn what Keanu Reeves had to say about the movie below.
Click past the jump to read our interview with Keanu Reeves!
Yesterday, we debuted your very first look at the sequel to Logan Lerman's breakout in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," but today MTV News has an exclusive interview with the "Sea of Monsters" star, talking about what's going to be different this time around.
"The first one was big," Lerman said of "The Lightning Thief. "It's definitely a bigger story [in 'Sea of Monsters'], bigger monsters, bigger effects, 3-D."
Check out more of our interview with Lerman about "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" above, and watch the entire interview when it airs on MTV during Rated MTV this Friday, April 5.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" opens on August 16.
Winter has come to Manhattan. Well, actually, it never left, but bear with me here... As I was saying: Winter has come to Manhattan in the form of "Game of Thrones" The Exhibition, a touring collection of Westeros memorabilia (Ned Stark's severed head, anyone?), sponsored by HBO and Time Warner Cable. And in celebration of the exhibit's only U.S. stop, a slew of the realm's famous faces abandoned their firs and corsets to attend a special VIP opening Wednesday night in New York.
Among the dapper stars was Kit Harington, whom fans know as man-in-black Jon Snow. As we chatted about the upcoming season, Harington surprised us by revealing he didn't actually read any portions of the script in which his character didn't appear—meaning he's just as in the dark about Dany's dragons or Arya's whereabouts as we are.
"This year, I didn't read the script. I just read my portion, which may seem like lazy actor stuff, but it wasn't," he explained. "I wanted to watch the TV show fresh as a viewer would."
In the weeks leading up to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, MTV News is bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the biggest stars for Rated MTV. This Friday on MTV, we have the cast of the most insane college party movie of all time, "Spring Breakers."
Over the course of our chat with Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine, MTV News' Josh Horowitz covers a wide range of topics, from watching real spring breakers party and their shared knowledge of Britney Spears lyrics.
Check it all out on this Movie Awards edition of Rated MTV with the cast of "Spring Breakers."
For those not already in the know, the "Olympus" in the movie title "Olympus Has Fallen" is the official code name for the White House. That being the case, MTV News sat down with the cast recently and simply had to ask them if they had their own code names.
They answered, and we graded them.
Angela Bassett is Code Name: Get Me Out of Here
It's not exactly the kind of badass code name we were going for, but we respect that Bassett is being true to herself with her moniker. B+