Alexander Skarsgård is no stranger to talented co-stars, having shared screen time with Liam Neeson, Ellen Page and even dad Stellan Skarsgård, but none was quite so adorable as 7-year-old Onata Aprile, whom the actor stars alongside in the drama "What Maisie Knew."
The film, based on the novel by Henry James, tells the story of a young girl who's caught in the middle of her parents' messy divorce and even messier life after. She eventually finds an unexpected father figure in her timid stepfather Lincoln, played convincingly by Skarsgård. In fact, the pair's chemistry and admiration for one another is so palpable, people just can't quit talking about it. Including Skarsgård, who told MTV News his young co-star was the main selling point of the project.
"Working with Onata was pretty amazing," he said. "Looking back, that's what I take from it. I had so much fun working with Onata."
Aprile wasn't in place when Skarsgård signed on for the role, so it was the strength of the narrative and directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel that originally lured him in.
Another clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness" has hit the web, on the very same that the cast and director J.J. Abrams will take over MTV for MTV First. At 7:56 p.m. ET tonight, the crew of the Starship Enterprise and their newest adversary, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will join Abrams to present another clip and then sit down for a 30-minute interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz on MTV.com immediately afterwards.
This clip, which comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, brings Kirk and the captive John Harrison face-to-face—with a thick pane of glass between them.
You can just see the kind of evil that Cumberbatch is going to bring to the character, making us even more excited than we were before.
Watch the clip after the jump!
The films of Australian director Baz Luhrmann are almost as well known for their unique use of music as they are for their frenetic visual style, and his latest film is no exception. To capture the excitement of Fitzgerald's Jazz Era in "The Great Gatsby," Luhrmann used a combination of musical stylings that include the age-defining genre, hip hop, and contemporary pop, all sung by some of today's biggest recording artists.
The way that Luhrmann went to all of these artists and musicians and involved them in the filmmaking process became like one big collaborative effort. An exclusive featurette about the production of the soundtrack explores how some of these songs came to be and what working on the album meant for the musicians.
The clip includes interview with artists like Jay-Z, Florence Welch, and the XX, all of whom explain what it was like working with Luhrmann, many saying that it was unlike anything they had done before.
Check out the featurette above. "The Great Gatsby" opens in theaters on Friday, May 10.
It's easy to forget when you're watching a movie as fantastical as "Star Trek" that it's actually the product of hundreds of hours of work by teams of men and women behind the scenes. That's why it's such a joy to catch a glimpse of what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling.
Bigger releases typically make b-roll, footage taken during filming behind the scenes, available for any news outlets that want to pull from it when cutting together video packages about the movie. But this footage also offers an interesting insight to the film making process.
You can check out the footage after the jump, but don't forget to tune into MTV tomorrow (5/8) at 7:56 p.m. ET for a look at a never-before-seen clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness," followed by a 30-minute interview with the cast and director J.J. Abrams on MTV.com.
It always feels like overkill when a studio releases a large number of clips from a movie in anticipation of its impending release date, but that's exactly what Universal Pictures has done with "Fast & Furious 6." Fortunately this series has proved time and again that it doesn't need a brilliant marketing strategy to get people in theaters.
All nine clips can be watched over at Coming Soon. Some show Vin Diesel's character Dom bringing the team back together to hunt down a new villain who might have a connection to the assumedly dead Letty, while others give us a taste of the badass character Gina Carano will bring to the film—she seems amazing. All in all, they're pretty great teases for the new movie.
When you're making a comedy, at least one you hope to make people laugh at, things are bound to get a little silly on set. Jason Bateman found that out the hard way while making the hit comedy "Identity Thief" with his co-star Melissa McCarthy.
In the lead-up to "Identity Thief" hitting Blu-ray and DVD on June 4, we have an exclusive look at one of the special features from the disc that looks at how Bateman dealt with the moments on set that had him laughing too hard.
As he explains in a featurette called "Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief," Bateman had to pinch the insides of his thighs in order to stop himself from laughing during a take. The result were two very raw legs and a handful of successful shots.
"Identity Thief" will be available on home video on June 4.
FROM MTV NEWS
"Now You See Me," the magic thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson, tells the story of a world-famous team of magicians who use their various illusionary abilities to pull off fantastical heist. A few months ago, MTV News' Josh Horowitz got a chance to speak with the cast and take a look at some of the magic going on behind the scenes.
As Fisher tells it, after performing so many tricks for the film, some of the cast, like Eisenberg, started to pick up some of the magic. "I've always been attracted to magic," Fisher said. "It keeps a part of your childish optimism alive to see someone do something like that. And actually Jesse [Eisenberg] has gotten really good. He can actually do genuine magic now, and so can some of the other cast."
"Now You See Me" opens in theaters on May 31.
The previews and clips from Ryan Gosling's upcoming movie with "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn, "Only God Forgives," have made two things about the Thai-set crime thriller: It's going to be beautiful, and it's going to be violent.
"Only God Forgives" doesn't open in U.S. theaters until July 19, but festival audiences will be able to catch it this month at Cannes and in June at the L.A. Film Festival. If you can't make it to those special screenings and cannot wait until July, a new behind-the-scenes featurette (via The Playlist) explores Refn's thoughts on violence and how to show it properly in movies.
The whole speech makes sense, but it's certainly odd. And Refn's audience for the talk, Gosling, seems to agree with that sentiment. He spends most of the video shooting curious looks back at the camera, making sure he's not the only one hearing the director take about how violence is sex.
"Only God Forgives" opens in theaters on July 19.
There's something you need to know about Mark Wahlberg. He'll play a tough guy in movies like "Broken City," which hits Blu-ray and DVD today, but he can also have his more tender moments.
For example, in this exclusive deleted scene from "Broken City," Wahlberg has some quiet time with his girlfriend, played by Natalie Martinez. Her character, also named Natalie, has a film premiere that she needs to attend in L.A., but her New York-based beau, Wahlberg's Billy Taggart, doesn't want her to go alone.
It's just one of the quieter moments in what is otherwise big bang crime thriller, which also stars Russell Crowe as the mayor of NYC.
"Broken City" hits Blu-ray and DVD today, April 30.
When the first trailer for "Pacific Rim" hit, there were essentially two kinds of reactions. There was the response from those familiar with Guillermo del Toro's work in movies like "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrith" who were looking forward to a new movie from the Mexican director after a number of false starts. Then there were those who thought "Pacific Rim" looked like a "Transformers" rip-off. (This group may or may not have included Michael Bay.)
But now the all-important second preview have debuted, coming in the form of the footage screened last month at WonderCon in Anaheim, and it leaves little doubt that "Pacific Rim" is anything but a "Transformers" clone.
There's so much awesomeness packed into two-and-a-half minute preview that we've listed the top five most badass moments.