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Mar 28,2015

Magnolia picks up Experimenter

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The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to “Experimenter”, a new film written and directed by Michael Almereyda.

“Experimenter” stars Peter Saarsgard as Stanley Milgram, who shook the world in the 1960s with his famous Yale study on obedience to authority known as the “Milgram Experiment.”

“Experimenter” premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival where it was heralded by critics as one of the best films at the festival. The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Josh Hamilton, Lori Singer, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Dennis Haysbert. The film was produced by Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof. Magnolia is eyeing a theatrical release later this year.

In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the “obedience experiments” at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary people asked to send harmful electrical shocks to a stranger. Despite pleadings from the person they were shocking, 65 percent of subjects obeyed commands from a lab-coated authority figure to deliver potentially fatal currents. With Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s Kafkaesque results hit a nerve, and he was accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. EXPERIMENTER invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind, beginning with his obedience research and wending a path to uncover how inner obsessions and the times in which he lived shaped a parade of human behavior inquiries.

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Mar 17,2015

Kellan Lutz Goes Shirtless for His Dirty 30 Birthday Party!

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From JustJared:

Kellan Lutz shows off his hot body while going shirtless for his Dirty 30 Birthday Party held on Saturday (March 14) in Hollywood Hills, Calif.

The 30-year-old actor was joined in the pic by his manager Ryan Daly, who showed off his body in a speedo.

The party was held at the home of Dan Bilzerian, who is starring alongside Kellan in the upcoming movie Extraction.

Other celebs who were in attendance included Ashley Greene, Ryan Phillippe, and Josh Henderson. Guests at the event sipped on Absolut Elyx cocktails.


[x004] Kellan’s 30th Birthday Party – 14 March 2015

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Mar 07,2015

Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano and more chat about ‘Extraction’

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[Credit: Tamara Ikenberg]

In “Extraction” Lutz plays Harry, the son of Willis’ kidnapped CIA agent character Leonard.

Lutz said the opportunity to be Willis’ son is especially gratifying since he’s a huge fan and he really wanted to play the son of Willis’ John McClane character in 2013’s “It’s a Good Day to Die Hard.”

“This is my chance to play his son in a ‘Die Hard’-esque movie where you have Bruce and explosions, comedy, heart and the relationship between the father and son,” Lutz said.

Lutz was starstruck by his venerable co-star.

“Of course before (Willis) left, I was like, ‘Bruce, I’ve gotta get a photo with you,” he said. […]

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Feb 19,2015

Kellan Lutz Joins Bruce Willis in Extraction

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According to Deadline, the amount of butt to be kicked in the Bruce Willis-led thriller Extraction has just gone up a notch as actress/MMA fighter Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) and Kellan Lutz (The Expendables 3, The Legend of Hercules) are set to join the Steven C. Miller film, which will shoot in Alabama from a script by Umair Aleem and Max Adams.

Willis will play a former CIA operative who hasn’t been the same since his wife was murdered. His son is rookie CIA agent Harry Turner (Lutz) following in his footsteps developing a super-weapon called the Condor. When dad is kidnapped by a terrorist group, Harry launches his own rescue operation which leads to a conspiracy that will change his life forever.

Carano co-stars as Victoria, a tough field operative assigned to hunt down Harry. Dan Bilzerian, Lydia Hull and Tyler Olson also star.

Extraction is produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla with Aperture’s Adam Goldworm. Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla as co-producers. The movie will be released in the U.S. in 2016 through Lionsgate/Grindstone.

Carano was recently cast as opposite Ryan Reynolds as mutant Angel Dust in Tim Miller’s Deadpool, and is currently filming Kickboxer: Vengeance opposite Dave Bautista. Lutz has a co-starring role in the Stanley Milgram biopic Experimenter, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


Feb 04,2015

Oxygen Launches ‘Street Art Throwdown’ With Star-Studded Super Bowl Activation

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From Variety:


Oxygen’s newest competition series “Street Art Throwdown,” premiering Tuesday night, made a colorful splash at this past weekend’s Super Bowl.

The cabler took the graffiti show to Phoenix, Arizona for an interactive activation, in association with the NFL Fan Experience, which brought in the series’ contestants, fans and celebs, including actor Kellan Lutz (pictured) and Olympian Shawn Johnson who taped a segment that aired during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game show.

“Street Art Throwdown,” hosted by famed street artist Justin Bua who also serves as a judge and exec producer, pits 10 artists against each other in intense paint competitions through the streets of L.A., resulting in a $100,000 grand prize. Lauren Wagner, who has over a decade of experience working in the visual arts, rounds out the judges’ panel.

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Feb 03,2015

WhoSay Took Kellan Lutz Snowboarding With Drones And This Is What Happened

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From WhoSay:

Kellan Lutz took a break from promoting his Sundance film, Experimenter, to shred the slopes at the legendary Brighton Resort in Park City, Utah—and we filmed the entire adventure with the brand new Inspire 1 drone, provided by our friends at Drones Etc. Pretty sweet, right?

Keep scrolling to see 4K footage (yes, the Inspire 1 drone shoots in 4K) of Kellan shredding at Brighton Resort in Park City, Utah.

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Nov 25,2014

Kellan Lutz Relives The ‘Expendables 3′ Leak: ‘It F–king Sucked’

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From the perspective of everyone involved in filmmaking, it really sucks to have a movie of yours leak onto the internet.

More specifically, “It really f–king sucked.”

That’s how “Expendables 3” star Kellan Lutz described the pre-release leak of the action team-up series’ third installment when I spoke to him on the phone ahead of the movie’s home video release.

The news of the leak and wide-spread pirating of “Expendables 3″ reached the cast during what should have been a high point of their press tour, San Diego Comic-Con.

“We were on this high, thinking ‘I’m excited for this movie. We have this all-star cast, a really great story, fun action. It’s PG-13.’ You roll the dice seven after seven after seven with all of those components in this film, and you’re really excited,” Lutz said. “At the end of the day, one little thing can just ruin the box office opening for your film.”

From the way Lutz looks at the actual returns on the movie, “Expendables 3″ only did a third of the business that it should have and may have prematurely ended the series, which he blames directly on piracy. “If people don’t see it in the theaters, there’s a slim chance that you’ll get a fourth movie out of it,” Lutz said. “I think it really hurt.”

The unhappy ending of the release, however, can’t take away from the good time that Lutz had making the movie, which he compared to living in an amusement park for a month.

“You don’t get tired of it,” Lutz said. “You’re just really enjoying everything, and then you slowly go back to your normal life and it’s not as fun. I honestly wish that movie lasted longer. I wish we could do a fourth one. I wish I could hang out with all of those guys. It really felt like frat years that I never had.”

“Expendables 3″ hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 25.

Nov 12,2014

‘The Expendables 3′: Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive – Video

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From AccessHollywood:

“The Expendables 3″ will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 25, and has an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the action hit!

In the clip, “Expendables” stars including Dolph Lundgren, Kellan Lutz, Harrison Ford, Randy Couture, Jason Statham and more speak about their experience working with screen icon (and “Expendables” co-creator) Sylvester Stallone.

“[I had] the best time working with him,” Harrison said in the clip. “As everyone knows, he’s a highly trained, very talented actor. He long ago won the battle of whether or not he should be taken seriously.”

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Nov 11,2014

Kellan Lutz & Zachary Levi Combat America’s Shameful Secret – Video

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From RumorFix:

The Legend of Hercules actor joins Chuck star Zachary Levi in a promotional video for Saving Innocence, an organization that hopes to prevent human trafficking, rescue victims and restore their lives.

“Human trafficking is the largest human rights violation in the history of mankind,” Kellan says on the video. Up to 300,000 children are at risk of being turned into slaves in the U.S. every year.

Zachary adds, “Los Angeles is one of top three points of interest in this country for victims of slavery and trafficking.”

Help support Kellan’s favorite charity and attend the annual Saving Innocence Gala, this Saturday, November 15, at the new LA Hotel in Downtown LA. Tickets are only $175.

The host committee includes Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice, Instant Mom’s Tia Mowry-Hardrict, spiritual guru Marianne Williamson and our very own president of Hutch Media Jimmy Hutcheson.


Oct 23,2014

Kellan Lutz Hadn’t Heard About New ‘Twilight’ Movies Until We Told Him

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Back when the news broke that there would be more “Twilight” movies, the news was hard to miss for anyone plugged into the fan base.

But not everyone heard.

It seems word hasn’t reached at least on person of the “Twilight” cast. When I spoke with Kellan Lutz about the upcoming home video release of “Expendables 3,” this was his response to my question about his reaction to the news:

“This is the first I’m hearing of it. What’s going on with it?”

So while you might be pumped for the five short films from up-and-coming female director, featuring characters from the world of “Twilight,” this just goes to show how news like this travels for people who aren’t just fans.

After I explained the concept to Lutz, he seemed enthusiastic and shared some of his thoughts.

“Well, that’s very innovative. I have to hand it to Summit and Lionsgate. That’s a great way to reach the masses again,” he said. “It seems like it’s going to be really interactive as well, with Facebook fans being able to voice their opinions. I just think it’s a really cool idea. They better not give my character away.”

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