Will just posted today on Twitter that he’s completed filming for his upcoming movie The Little Stranger! This new project is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Waters about a doctor who becomes increasingly entangled with the family of an unwell parlor maid and their haunted estate. Read a synopsis below. The Little Stranger is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Will co-stars with Domhnall Gleeson (who also co-starred with Will in The Revenant) and Ruth Wilson, and is currently scheduled to be in theaters in 2018.
Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Sarah Waters. In a remote English village after the close of World War II, a local practitioner, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson), is called to the aged estate of Hundreds Hall to tend to an unwell parlormaid. Faraday knows the estate from his own childhood, when his mother worked there as a maid herself. The Hall is home to a glamorous widow, Mrs. Ayres (Rampling) and her two grown children, the mesmerizing Caroline (Wilson) and Roddy (Poulter), a badly disfigured veteran of the war. The Ayres family welcomes Faraday and his expertise, and he is drawn into the mystery of the Hall’s apparent haunting by a malevolent ghost. As he becomes increasingly entangled with the family, the malevolent presence in the house ratchets up in intensity, and fates become violently and intimately entwined. Source: ComingSoon.net
Will was chosen to participate in the Lynx Men of the Moment campaign, which includes a list of men who are “shaping our times, challenging male stereotypes and Finding Their Magic.” Lynx is a men’s grooming and lifestyle brand in the UK (similar to the Axe brand in the US).
You can view the full list on the Lynx website here, which includes Craig David, Dev Patel, and Prince Harry, among others. Congrats to Will for making the list! I’ve added a few photos from the campaign to the gallery.
Gerard Barrett, writer/director of one of Will’s recent films,
‘Glassland‘ has been selected to screen in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22nd – February 1st in Park City, Utah. The film, written and directed by Gerard Barrett, stars Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, and Toni Collette, and centers on a young taxi driver who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from addiction.
Congrats to Will, Jack, Toni, Gerard and the rest of the crew! For more information, visit the Sundance Film Festival website.
If you’re attending SDCC you already know this, but there will be a special screening of The Maze Runner! Will will be in attendance, and he’ll be doing a Q&A afterward.
“Maze Runner” fans attending San Diego Comic Con — now’s your chance to see the film two months ahead of its September 19 release.
A special screening will take place at 7:30p.m. on Thursday at SDCC, and afterward, VSauce3’s Jake Roper will host a Q&A with author James Dashner, director Wes Ball, and stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, and Kaya Scodelario.
It looks like entry to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, or possibly at random. If you want to attend, tweet Roper at @VsauceThree with the hashtag #MazeRunnerSDCC.
Those of you who won’t be able to go to the screening, you’ll at least be able to check out the new “Maze Runner” trailer, which will be released [on July 29].
Will just continues to have an awesome year in 2014! Variety reported this week that Will is in negotiations to star along side Leonardo DiCaprio and possibly Tom Hardy in the upcoming film The Revenant! This film is based on the Michael Punke novel, about an 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. As you probably know, Will is a big fan of Leo, so this will be awesome news for him! This adds yet another film to Will’s long list of upcoming projects, along with the recently announced film, The Yellow Birds. Congrats, Will! This is all still in negotiations, but it’s still really good news. Here’s a snip from the article:
After a long development process, New Regency’s adaptation of “The Revenant” seems to be closer to production. “We’re the Millers” thesp Will Poulter is in negotiations to co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in the revenge thriller.
Sources also tell Variety that Tom Hardy is in negotiations to join the cast as well.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is on board to direct, with a fall production start date being eyed.
Project is based on the Michael Punke novel centering on a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Mark L. Smith and Inarritu penned the adaptation.
Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce along with Inarritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole. New Regency will co-finance the film with RatPac.
Poulter may have made an impression on Fox execs who saw his talents in the upcoming adaptation of “Maze Runner,” which is already starting to gain a lot of heat.
The year just keeps getting better for Will! He has been recognized by Vanity Fair magazine and added to their list of “Next Wave” stars. These are up-and-coming, young stars in Hollywood. Congrats, Will! Read more about it at VanityFair.com.
The full list: Odeya Rush, Bella Thorne, Josh Wiggins, Dylan O’Brien, Dayo Okeniyi, Tye Sheridan, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Maika Monroe, Will Poulter, Olivia Cooke, Ben Schentzer, Lily James, Jack Kilmer, Eve Hewson, Britt Robertson, Zoey Deutch, Jack Reynor, Douglas Booth, Zoë Kravitz, Katie Chang, Liana Liberato and Sami Gayle.
Vanity Fair has released behind the scenes photos and videos of the photoshoot. A scan from the magazine has been released online. I’ve added it to the photo gallery!
Here are some videos with behind the scenes clips and interviews from all of the stars, featuring Will! See more over at Vanity Fair’s Youtube page.
Will is heading to D.C. to attend the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner! The dinner will be tomorrow night, and you can catch live coverage online at CNN.com. Congrats, Will! What an hour to be invited. Here’s some more info from Deadline:
As always, Hollywood will be putting in an appearance. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave, Kevin Hart, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies and that other POTUS, Scandal’s Tony “President Fitzgerald Grant” Goldwyn, will be there as guests of Time mag, NBCUniversal, CBS and ABC, respectively. Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos are also going to be in the crowd again as is the streaming service’s House Of Cards EP Beau Willimon and star Robin Wright. Not saying those videos they were in at last year’s dinner had anything to do with it, but we hear that neither Steven Spielberg nor HoC‘s Kevin Spacey will be among the guests at the Washington Hilton this year. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, a big-time advocate for production in the City of Angels and SAG-AFTRA member, also will be attending the WHCD this weekend.
We’ll keep you updated with more Tinseltown names heading to DC for the dinner as we get them, but here are a few of the guests so far:
Fox News Channel:
Matthew Morrison & Renee Puente — Glee
Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) & Candace Romo
Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell – X-Men, Star Trek
Joshua Chasez — ‘N Sync
Jeremy Irvine – War Horse, Railway Men
Chace Crawford — Gossip Girl
Ryan Kwanten — True Blood Will Poulter – We’re The Millers
Rick Springfield, musician
Katherine McPhee — Smash
Richard Marx, musician
Will has been nominated for 3 MTV Movie awards! Congrats, Will! You know what this means: it’s time to vote, again! Go to MTV.com to vote for Will in all 3 categories! You can vote as many times as you want, so make sure you vote every day! Then, tune in on Sunday, April 13, 2014 to see if Will and the rest of the cast of We’re The Millers wins.
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
This past Sunday, Will won the BAFTA award for Rising Star! He seemed shocked and then nervous as he got on stage to make his speech, but he was so charming. Congrats, Will! You deserve it! This award was voted by the fans, so we all did a great job voting every day for Will, and I know he appreciates it! Watch the video of Will’s speech below, and more videos after the jump (click the “read more” link below). I’ve also added a bunch of BAFTA pictures to the photo gallery.