FROM SPLASH PAGE: Over the last few months, we've heard from "Kick-Ass" cast mates Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke and Mark Strong, but one person who we've heard very little from is Kick-Ass himself, Aaron Johnson.
In the film, Johnson plays high-schooler Dave Lizewski, a teenage comics fan who decides to try his hand at being a costumed vigilante, only to face some harsh realities about fighting crime. MTV News caught up with Johnson at the Sundance Film Festival to ask him about the film — specifically, whether he's spoken to director Matthew Vaughn or "Kick-Ass" comic co-creator Mark Millar about their plans for a sequel.
"We'll see, we'll see," said Johnson. "It would be great to do a sequel."
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One of the Sundance titles that's been gathering a lot of buzz is "HIGH School." As you might have deduced from the title's formatting, it is best described as a stoner comedy. The story follows a promising young student and potential MIT scholarship recipient who experiments with marijuana for the first time... the day before a school-wide drug testing program is instituted. In order to save his future, the enterprising lad comes up with a plan to drug the entire school with pot brownies sold at a bake sale.
Stars Michael Chiklis and Colin Hanks, who play the school principal and vice principal, respectively, stopped by to chat during their Sundance meanderings. MTV's Eric Ditzian just had to ask the two about past fictional school authority figures and what their own performances bring to this rich lexicon.
"The pantheon of big screen principals?" Chiklis asked with a laugh. "I think you're going straight to the top on this one, I'm going to be quite honest with you," Hanks replied. The two then proceeded to run through a laundry list of character traits that set the "HIGH School" principal apart from his predecessors. Read More...
Two of the hottest folks at the festival this year are undoubtedly the stars of "Blue Valentine," Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The duo portray a couple whose marriage begins to unravel, and the drama is receiving high praise here in Park City. So when the two came through the MTV studio this week, we were quick to ask them to snap a self-portrait.
You can see the result of that photo session below, and then click here for the rest of our photo booth, including Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo, Malin Akerman and many more.
by Lindsay Soll
They're wrapped up in cozy jackets, knit scarves and most likely covered in remnants of snow, but that hasn't stopped the celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival from taking a seat in MTV's Sundance Photo Booth. Remember when stars used to take self portraits when they stopped by "TRL"? Well we're keeping that tradition alive with a booth set up in Park City.
So many big names have already come through (including Ben Affleck, Malin Akerman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), but below are two of MTV's personal favorites: "Welcome to the Rileys" and "The Runaways" star Kristen Stewart and "Howl" star James Franco. The booth allowed these two to show off their personality, so check out their full contribution to our virtual scrapbook by clicking on the image to browse through our ever-growing Sundance Photo Booth flipbook.
With "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" gearing up for production with director Rob Marshall at the helm and Johnny Depp once again assuming Captain Jack Sparrow's off-kilter persona, some have wondered whether or not the other stars of the franchise are on board for the fourth installment.
During the Sundance Film Festival, MTV News caught up with actor Orlando Bloom and put that very question to him — but according to the actor, his days as Will Turner are over. Read More...
It's Day 6 for us at Sundance, and while the nights of little sleep and bass-thumping after-parties are adding up, our enthusiasm to attack everything this festival has to offer does not wane. How can it when we have such a stellar schedule ahead of us?
Today's interviews include Diego Luna ("Abel), Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska ("The Kids Are All Right"), Katie Holmes, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood and Adam Brody ("The Romantics"), the guys from Animal Collective ("Oddsac") and more.
When it comes to sitting down in front of the big screen, we're looking to take in Jesse Eisenberg's "Holy Rollers," Katie Holmes' "The Romantics" and a handful of other flicks we haven't yet had the pleasure of viewing. Throughout the day we'll be rolling out our Sundance content all over MTV News. So keep checking back for the very latest and the very greatest from this year's fest.
Of Marisa Tomei's many fine qualities, one of her finest is versatility, as demonstrated in her performances as the abrasive Mona Lisa in "My Cousin Vinny," the down-on-her-luck stripper Cassidy in "The Wrestler," her latest role as Molly in "Cyrus" and her new career as... a hula-hoop manufacturer?
At the Sundance Film Festival, Tomei revealed to MTV News that she's gotten into the hula-hoop business in addition to her continued acting career. And she's determined to take this all the way.
"I kind of got into this whole hula-hoop craze," she confessed. "That happened during the time of the 'The Wrestler' so now I find myself doing hula-hoop things I didn't really think I was going to be doing!" Read More...
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Ben Affleck said it best when we spoke to the star a couple of days ago and Josh Horowitz asked him to sum up Sundance so far: "Weirdly, it's snow, movies and giveaway lounges … I don't know why that happened."
The Sundance swag suites are everywhere, and showcase a vast array of products. However, this aspect of Sundance is only reality to a select few, and most festival-goers are probably not even aware that Sundance is a mecca of free stuff for celebs. The festival is, after all, first and foremost about the films. Since access to these suites is restricted, we're here to give a taste of what else is happening in Park City besides movie screenings and premieres.
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We've already mentioned that "Twilight" superstar Kristen Stewart is the belle of the ball here at Sundance, where the teen actress has no less than two films appearing: a dramatic turn as an underage stripper in "Welcome to the Rileys" and the rock-fueled "The Runaways."
Naturally Stewart swung by the MTV studio for a few interviews, and in-between her hectic schedule she found time to snap a self-portrait in the MTV Photo Booth. Check out the resulting pic below, and then click here for more from our photo booth including James Franco, Ben Affleck, Malin Akerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many more.
While Frodo Baggins' quest to throw the One Ring into the fiery depths of Mount Doom concluded in the final "Lord of the Rings" installment, there's still plenty of Middle-Earth adventure left to be had in "The Hobbit" — just don't expect to see too many familiar faces when Guillermo del Toro takes the director's chair from producer Peter Jackson for the prequel films.
Still, that's not stopping some of the old "Rings" castmembers from throwing their names into the, uh, ring. At the Sundance Film Festival, Orlando Bloom — who played the Elven archer Legolas in the critically acclaimed trilogy — said that he has reached out to Jackson about possibly returning for "The Hobbit." Read More...