Stephen Moyer has joined the supporting cast of Detour, a new film by writer/director, Chris Smith. And thanks to Screen Daily we have quite a bit of information on the movie and Steve’s role. Steve will be playing the part of Vincent, a man suspected of accidentally killing his wife in a car crash.
The new thriller stars Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines, The Gambler), Tye Sheridan (Mud, Joe), Bel Powley (The Diary of A Teenage Girl) and newcomer Jared Abrahamson (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days). Detour has already started filming in South Africa.
According to Chris Smith, “Detour is going to be an entertaining, stylish film noir, with a sophisticated structure. Alongside my wonderful cast I am supported by a great production and creative team”.
Sheridan will star as law student and all round good guy Harper who suspects his stepdad Vincent (Moyer) of causing the car crash that landed his mother in a coma.
Drowning his sorrows in a seedy LA whisky bar, Harper ends up drinking with Johnny Ray (Cohen), a tough redneck who offers to “take care” of Vincent for a cool $20,000. Powley will play Ray’s beautiful but distant girlfriend.
Where’s Steve at now? Well, he’s not in Santa Monica. As a matter of fact, he isn’t anywhere in America. It seems your favourite actor is back in his homeland once again.
What’s your best guess? Business or pleasure?
Anna posted this special photograph of she and Steve, then went on to tweet that it was taken 2 1/2 years ago, presumably at the time of the twins’ birth. Her Valentine’s message to Steve sums up everything that is so endearing about this couple.
It looks like Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin might have sold their toddlers short when it came to the kiddies ability to redecorate or at least, be the cause of some new decor purchases.
Steve shared the latest antics of the twins on social media today when Poppy and Charlie spent time on their penmanship. I wonder if Dave was able to avoid the Sharpies or if it just blends in.
So, did Anna and Steve have to replace their couch and pillows?
About a year ago, Steve mentioned that one of CASM’s upcoming projects would be a film with Denis O’Hare, titled Columbia. Steve and Denis shared some tweets earlier today from Atlanta, Georgia where they are scouting out some locations for the shoot. So, it looks like Columbia is a go! We don’t know about y’all, but we’re looking forward to seeing these two work on a project together again!
Denis O’Hare gave an interview with The Lumière Reader and had this to say about the project:
AB: I’m interested in your own projects as a writer. You mentioned you approached Hoffman about one?
DO: It’s a movie I’m making with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who have a production company. I met them on True Blood. I wrote a movie about my sister’s suicide. It’s a weird road movie where my family and I had to go and figure out why she killed herself. We had to collect her life, pack up her life from this rental apartment she had in Missouri.
Anna and Stephen loved the script and so we’re working out a deal right now where Stephen would direct. I would be in it. I wanted Philip for one of the parts. I think I’ll try to go to Paul Giamatti who’s a friend of mine and who I love and think is a great actor. We hope to make it next year. We’re just trying to figure out financing; who’s going to make it and all that.
It’s a double whammy. I get to make a film I want to make, and I get to work with my friends who I love, Stephen and Anna.
We have no further information on casting or when filming will begin. The initial press release from Deadline indicated that Columbia will be written by and star Denis O’Hare and will be directed by Stephen Moyer. No doubt more information will be coming in the future!
We’re not the biggest fans of TMZ and the uncomfortable position they tend to put people in, but we couldn’t resist sharing some Steve with you all, since we get so little of him these days. And as usual, Steve handles it with his usual aplomb.
We do think TMZ got it wrong though, it’s not about Steve getting to bang Anna Paquin, but that Anna gets to bang Steve. You know it’s true. We’re also digging’ on Steve’s Aston Martin. He’s the man!
As most of you know, Stephen Moyer has recently been filming an indie movie entitled Juveniles. Today, The Hollywood Reporter released a short synopsis for the film, but unfortunately for us, kept mum on Steve’s role.
The film centers on a present-day teenager who deals with violence and poverty in small-town America, struggling to overcome familial rivalries and seek a better life. It’s the feature directorial debut of Nico Sabenorio, who also wrote the script.
The cast of Juveniles includes our very own Stephen Moyer and rising star, Beau Knapp. Joining them are: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Martin Henderson (Sundance TV’s The Red Road), Nick Eversman (Wild) and Morgan Lily (X-Men: First Class).
Little is known about the film project that Stephen Moyer has been working on for the past couple of weeks, but thanks to social media, a few tidbits have trickled in. Last week, Steve shared this photo taken of Martin Henderson and him from the set of Juveniles:
And then we got this on set photo of a bloody Steve:
So, we know that Steve’s been filming Juveniles, which also stars Martin Henderson & Kathleen Rose Perkins, it is not a CASM project, it will include a love triangle and blood. Thank you, social media!
Stephen Moyer was chosen as the special guest for the second episode of The Chive Podcast hosted by John Resig (True Blood’s Deputy Kevin) and Bob Phillip. Good choice, John!
Steve discusses doing shockingly bad films before True Blood, becoming famous because of his portrayal of Bill Compton and wishing he had half the balls that Anna wears. Steve stays on after the interview and not only takes part in a discussion of the latest news, but answers three apocalyptic questions. Though we loved the entire podcast, as anything with Steve these days is like manna to a starving population, Steve’s answers at the end may be our favourite part of the podcast.
Steve comes in at the 15:40 mark, so click on the above photo and enjoy listening!
Merry Christmas to all the fans in Stevedom. That’s right, Sony Pictures has decided to release Concussion on Christmas Day, so I suspect we know what you’ll be doing over the future holiday season.
The film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a real-life forensic neuropathologist who shined a bright light on the plight of football players in the National Football League back in 2002 who suffered from chronic brain damage as a result of the hits they were taking in the game.
A film like this can bring this issue to the forefront, and on such a wide scale. While there is no way to get away from the fact that football is indeed a full contact sport (which brings with it a certain expectation for potential injury) there definitely needs to be steps taken to prevent an issue like this from turning into an epidemic.
Stephen Moyer plays the role of Ron Hamilton, the neuropathologist who was Bennet Omalu’s teacher.
Starring in this blockbuster film with Smith will be Alec Baldwin, Luke Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks and of course, Stephen Moyer will round out the all-star cast.
The Emerys were kind enough to share some photos of themselves on Twitter and we’re quite pleased to post them for everyone that’s Twitterless.
Courtesy of Anna Paquin is a photo of her and the hubby taken in Paris, the Christmas before the twins were born.
Steve reached even further back in time and came up with a photo from when he was 17 … party on Young Steve.
Yesterday, Steve wished Denis O’Hare a Happy Birthday and shared a fun photo of Denis and Anna Paquin taken at a True Blood deceased brunch, hosted by Steve & Anna.
Brazendale attended a Q & A with Denis O’Hare in Australia and posted the following snippet to YouTube, in which Denis shares about the brunch.
Stephen Moyer has a question for you and I’m pretty sure he wants you to answer it.
As you can see, Stephen received the perfect Christmas present … a very chic pair of sunglasses he can wear anywhere. So, what did you get for Christmas that you would love to share with Steve?
WEEV it now!
The National Geographic Channel has provided this special treat today! Check out this behind-the-scenes look at director Christopher Menaul’s new miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In addition to Steve, the cast also includes Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kelsey Grammer and Haaz Sleiman and is slated to air this spring.
Although, it’s not the Emerys who usually come to mind! Steve and his dad visited the Cockle Sheds of Old Leigh today. While spending some father/son time there, Steve and his dad took their picture in front of a cockle shed owned by F.A. Emery. What are the odds?
In case you don’t know what a cockle shed is, it’s a small building that sells seafood and clams (cockles). Not only is Old Leigh known for this, but they also offer the perfect day trip for strolling around and visiting one of the many shops, restaurants and pubs.