Zachary visited last night the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to talk about his new play Smokefall. He talked about his soulless “I’m going to murder you” roles, his heavy-laden brow, and his relationship with the late Leonard Nimoy.
I’ve never known anybody–we actually lost Leonard a year ago on the 27th of this month, so much love to him and his family as always–but I’ve never met somebody actually who so fully embodied a sense of fulfillment in their life. I really haven’t. He was such a tremendous artist and philanthropist and generous person and so intelligent and I miss him all the time. I really miss him so much at this point, obviously, marking the anniversary of his passing. He was one of the greatest gifts that my career has brought into my personal life for sure.
Check the full interview in our archive, plus screencaptures in our gallery.
Open Road Films has decided to position Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as an awards contender, moving the biopic back from May 13 to Sept. 16.
“Snowden” stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley plays his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Olyphant round out the cast.
The film had originally been set to open on Christmas last year, but Open Road decided last October to move it back to May.
Stone directed Snowden from a script he wrote with Kieran Fitzgerald based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and “Time of the Octopus,” written by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia in 2014.
Moritz Borman is producing with Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle.
Zach is on cover of Canadian magazine IN, that’s talking about the film Michael. Check scans in our gallery.
Comic drama “Tallulah” marks the feature directorial debut of Sian Heder (a writer on “Orange Is The Black”), and offers robust starring roles for Ellen Page and Allison Janney. The film screened this weekend in Sundance, and is receiving very good reviews.
Page’s title character and her boyfriend Nico (Evan Jonigkeit) are modern-day hobos who live in a beat-up van. They drive aimlessly around the country, dumpster diving, stealing from strangers and using the gas-station credit card Nico got from his mother for fuel. But when he clears out suddenly after an argument, Tallulah, aka Lu, heads to New York to look for him at his family home near Washington Square, a palatial-by-Manhattan-standards apartment where his mother Margo (Janney) lives alone. But Nico’s not there, and Margo, still seething over her husband’s leaving her for a man, sends Lu packing without a handout.
Zach shot this film before starting the Star Trek filming, and you can see two behind-the-scenes images in our gallery that was published back then. It was announced that Netflix acquired the streaming rights of the film.
Our friends from James Franco Italia pointed us today a trailer for I Am Michael. Presented about a year ago at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festival, the biopic dedicated to former gay activist Michael Glatze, directed by Justin Kelly, went through a 2015 full of events at festivals around the world, but we didn’t have any news about distribution. But the film was released in December in Poland, distributed by mayfly, and with the released trailer we can look at some scenes.
Starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts, I Am Michael tells the true story of a man who denies one’s sexual orientation to embrace the faith. Glatze, co-founder of Young Gay America magazine militant, became in fact a Catholic extremist anti-gay. Check it: