The first official image of upcoming film Michael has surfaced, featuring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, anticipating The American Film Market which opens today. The film marks the directorial debut of Justin Kelly and tells the story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a gay activist who denounces his homosexuality and becomes an anti-gay pastor. Quinto plays his ex-boyfriend, and Emma Roberts and Chris Zylka are also involved.
The script was penned by Kelly and Stacey Miller, and is based on the New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend” by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reed are all producing with van Sant serving as executive producer.
Zachary Quinto praised Renée Zellweger over Twitter for responding to critics of her new look the way she did.
At last night’s GQ Gentlemen’s Ball in New York, Cosmopolitan.com caught up with Quinto and asked him to expand on that. His response was wonderful.
We loved your tweet in defense of Renée Zellweger today. What made you do that?
I don’t know. I thought [the Internet response] was completely bizarre and really aggressive, and it infiltrated the zeitgeist in such a powerful way in such a short amount of time — and she looks amazing, first of all. Second of all, she acknowledged her position, and I thought she did it in an intelligent and classy way. And third of all, so what? You know what I mean? Who’s not getting work done? Who’s not trying to bend to the unrealistic expectations of women when they’re young, let alone when they’re older? I thought she did it in a really bold and beautiful way. I think she looks amazing and if she’s happy, then shut the fuck up, everybody.
Alright, alright, bad news out of the way first. That whole ‘chances of an AHS appearance’ thing up there? The chances are not good.
I caught up with Zachary Quinto, Star Trek’s newest Spock and producer of The Chair on STARZ, at The New York Television Festival’s screening and panel for The Chair. And yeah, rough news Dr. Thredson fans.
“I have no plans, and I’ve had no conversations with them about returning,” Mr. Quinto told me. “For now I’m content to just be an audience member. I do think this new season is dynamic and bold but, yeah, I don’t think so.”
Zachary Quinto stopped by last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his new Starz unscripted series ‘The Chair’ in which he teams with Project Greenlight producer Chris Moore. The filmmaking docuseries will pit two up-and-coming directors against each other as they bring their unique take on the same script to the big screen.
You can find the full interview in our video archive, plus screencaptures and promotional images (this ones thanks to Claudia) at the gallery.