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Jun 30,2014

Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin Join Cast of ‘Experimenter’

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz, Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin and Orange Is the New Black actress Taryn Manning have joined the cast of Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter.

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder are starring in the indie drama, which tells of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram.

Milgram was the man who, in 1961, designed the controversial Obedience Experiments at Yale University, which observed the responses of ordinary people who believed they were sending harmful electrical shocks to an affable stranger.

Lutz will play actor William Shatner, who portrayed Milgram in a 1970s TV movie. Yelchin plays Rensaleer, a man who resists authority. Manning plays Mrs. Lowe, a test subject who is distressed by the process and pushes back.

Also joining the cast are Anthony Edwards (ER) as Miller, the first person subjected to the experiment, and Edoardo Ballerini (Romeo Must Die) as Milgram’s best friend. Filming has begun in New York.


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Jun 27,2014

Kellan nominated for 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards

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The full list of nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards has been announced, as has the host: Kelly Osbourne! The event celebrates the work of the entertainment industry’s stars of tomorrow and will air on The CW on Monday, July 28.

Hottest Body (of work):

Derek Hough
Kellan Lutz
James Maslow
Chrissy Teigen
Kate Upton

Super Superhero:

Stephen Amell (Arrow)
Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules)


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Jun 18,2014

Kellan Lutz on His Comeback Role: We’ve Both Matured Quite a Bit

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From People.com:

Actors don’t often get the chance to revisit a character they played almost a decade ago, but that’s just what Kellan Lutz is doing on The Comeback, which is returning to HBO this fall – nine years after it last aired.

It’s given Lutz the chance to look back on what’s happened in his life since he got his big break playing actor Chris MacNess in 2005, and he says he sees some similarities in their journeys.

“He’s matured quite a bit. Much like myself, when I started in this industry I was just like a little puppy. I was really passionate about it and had no idea what I was doing,” Lutz told PEOPLE Monday at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C. “But throughout experience and years of working, you really start to feel really comfortable and I’ve been doing it a long time now and I’ve really appreciated it.”

“If you don’t learn to be happy where you are, you’ll never get to where you want to be,” is a motto that Lutz, 29, says he lives by.

“For people in L.A., they don’t see and appreciate what they do have,” he says. “I travel and I work for a lot of organizations around the world where they have the very minimum. If you don’t take yourself outside of your little box, or your little Pleasantville, and experience different cultures and societies to help you reflect on your current situation, you never will.”

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Jun 18,2014

Kellan nominated for 2014 Teen Choice Awards

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It wouldn’t be summer without TEEN CHOICE 2014! It’s time to celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, August 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “Pretty Little Liars” and The Vampire Diaries” lead the TEEN CHOICE 2014 nominees with five nominations each. In addition, Candie’s will return as an official sponsor of TEEN CHOICE 2014. Teens can get all the latest TEEN CHOICE 2014 news and sneak peeks at the show before it airs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teenchoiceawards and on Twitter at @TeenChoiceGirl, and can join the conversation using #TeenChoice.

Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2014 “Wave One” nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

Choice Movie Actor: Action
Jamie Campbell Bower, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
Kellan Lutz, “The Legend of Hercules”
Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”
Theo James, “Divergent”
Tom Cruise, “Edge of Tomorrow”


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Jun 06,2014

Kellan Lutz Reprising Role on HBO’s ‘The Comeback’

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From The Wrap:

“Legend of Hercules” star returns to Lisa Kudrow comedy

“Legend of Hercules” star Kellan Lutz is rejoining the cast of HBO’s “The Comeback,” individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Lutz will reprise his role as Chris MacNess, an actor on the television show starring Malin Akerman’s Juna Millken and Valerie Chase, played by Lisa Kudrow. The role was recurring on “The Comeback’s” original one-season run; the number of episodes in the new six-episode order in which Lutz will appear has yet to be determined.

TheWrap previously reported that Akerman would be returning to “The Comeback” for two episodes.

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May 31,2014

Kellan Talks THE EXPENDABLES 3, Improvising One-Liners, His Desire to Play He-Man, and More

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From Collider.com:

Talk a little bit about who you get to play in the movie. You’re part of a “younger” Expendables.
LUTZ: My character, John Smilee—we went back and forth with creating a bunch of backstory with our characters because introducing so many of us, it’s hard to capture who they are and what their essence is within a couple pages of dialogue and scene coverage. Going back and forth, it was really imperative to see where John Smilee and all the characters start from. So they have kind of this up and down roller coaster development of the character throughout the script and with the other characters, and with the older guys. You see them budding heads just as a young guy will come in the older guy don’t like it. The younger guys get a bit cocky and then you see towards the end of the movie—no one really likes each other at the beginning and they’re forced to. Then at the very end everyone’s saving everyone else’s ass. Everyone shows that respect. The young guy showing respect for the older guy, the older guy showing respect for these new cats.

My character doesn’t smile much, I really wanted to make sure he stayed kind of true to his last name—the Smilee. Where you would think, this character has come from the shit. He was overseas fighting for his country, some shit went down, he was like, “What’s the point of working for the government, working for anyone.” He probably was probably the head of some recon division team and got his team blown up. So really he has all this guilt on him, throughout the movie I never wanted to smile. It was kind of like our hook where they call me “Smilee” and nothing could get me to smile.

Toward the end you see him kind of come out of his shell because Sly’s character, Barney, sees a lot of younger Barney within Smilee. He’s able to break through Smilee’s walls and really gets Smilee to move forward with his life and not just search after pain and pain just to feel something but to actually do something good or make amends. He has all this talent that’s just going to waste because he’s so depressed and so hurt on the inside. It’s just nice to have that father figure who can speak his recon language or rebellious language as Barney does. You see a great transition with my character and Barney. Smilee is an essence of Barney’s character back in the day, so Smilee is kind of the leader of these young Expendables and he really just keeps them in mind and tries to keep all the guys in line and be that mediator between the two as Barney would be.

Talk about off set hitting the gym. Did you guys all go together at any point? Is there like a competition between who can lift more?
LUTZ: No, there was never really competition on set. I’m a tall guy, but Terry Crews is a monster of a tall guy. He was doing his TV show, so when the young guns got to set, Terry had already shot out all his scenes. I really would’ve loved to have worked with him but hopefully there’s a next one, that’d be great. For me, working out with all the guys, we would work out on set. Sly has all these little gimmicky, really badass workout devices, like these long bars that are 8 pound bars, about 3 feet in length that he would use for his forearms. He would always had it on set and everyone loved it. So, he had the prop department build these forearm bars. Sly is awesome because he’s like, “Kellan, all you gotta worry about is your silhouette, how you look, how your silhouette looks. If you can get your traps big, your chest big, your back big, then you’ll look big.” He had all these cheats for looking big and he looks massive.

For us, working out together, we had Victor Ortiz, we had Ronda Rousey, who are professional fighters. We had Randy Couture and Jason Statham, everyone just wanted to workout with everyone. There was no competition. Ronda would invite us for running up the mountain because she was in training. Victor would go to the boxing gym, Randy would have us come to the gym and run with like 40 pound weights, like a weighted vest on. Jason would be doing his weights at the gym as well and we’d all spot each other. There was no competition at all, it was actually like the best frat party I could think of. I was never in a frat and having these guys who are just fun and funny and their own characters on and off screen but they’re all boys at the end of the day. We would all go out or we’d all go to dinner, everyone came along.

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May 30,2014

Actor Kellan Lutz to present at the 2014 MMVAs

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The MMVAs will be the safest party in the city with newly announced action star Kellan Lutz returning to the MMVAs. From playing super-strong vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series, to roles as Hercules, Poseidon, and Tarzan, Lutz will be flexing both his presenting muscles and real muscles on Sunday, June 15th at the MMVAs. Please excuse our drooling.

Kellan’s upcoming film The Expendables 3 is sure to have a ton of explosions, as will the MMVAs, with Lutz joining newly announced presenters Tyler Posey, Jena Malone and Chloë Grace Moretz.

The 2014 MMVAs will be co-hosted by Kendall and Kylie Jenner and feature performances from Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Hedley, Imagine Dragons and Lorde.

Watch the 2014 MMVAs on Sunday, June 15 at 9E/6P on Much, CTV or CTV GO. Check out the MMVA site to find out more about this year’s big show, including how to score wristbands.

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May 21,2014

‘Expendables’ Kellan Lutz relishes down time, calls franchise ‘a dream’

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From usnews.com:

After a Cannes whirlwind that included a tank ride and walking the red carpet to promote “The Expendables,” Kellan Lutz was eager for a chance to unwind.

He got it as the luxurious Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in the Provence region hosted Lutz and other stars as a getaway from the Cannes madness. The 750-acre resort, which also has a vineyard, offered spa treatments and more, and provided culinary delights at a private dinner at there on Tuesday night.

“It’s been exhausting in the best of ways,” said Lutz, who planned to go to Monte Carlo, which is hosting the Grand Prix, after Cannes. “I just want to lay out by the pool, get a massage. I never treat myself. … It’s just a great little break.”

Lutz was in Cannes for “The Expendables 3,” which made arguably the biggest splash in Cannes. The all-star cast, which includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham and Harrison Ford, rode down the famous Croisette in tanks, held a raucous press conference and walked the red carpet. It’s out in the United States in August.

The “Twilight” actor called the experience surreal, particularly the Saturday morning tank ride, which drew a massive crowd.

“It was 10 a.m.. … We’re like, who’s up at 10 a.m.? We had people running from where we started which was a mile away,” he said.

Lutz said working with the veteran actors was “a dream.”

“When you put them together, you would think that it would be an epic battle of who is bigger, who’s better, who’s stronger. But everyone complements each other significantly,” he said. “I hope we get to do a fourth one and a fifth one.”


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May 14,2014

‘Legend of Hercules’ is the No. 1 pay-per-view title in the U.S.

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From UPI:

PORTLAND, Ore., May 13 (UPI) –The Legend of Hercules, an action-fantasy movie starring Kellan Lutz, is the No. 1 pay-per-view title in the United States, Rentrak announced Tuesday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the video-on-demand roster is Ride Along, followed by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at No. 3, Labor Day at No. 4 and Frozen at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are The Wolf of Wall Street at No. 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at No. 7, The Nut Job at No. 8, August: Osage County at No. 9 and Philomena at No. 10.

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May 01,2014

Lutz: Tarzan call is trademarked

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From Irish Independent:


The Twilight hunk plays the king of the jungle in a new motion capture animation of the film. But the 29-year-old could not re-enact the primal cry made famous in original Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller as the rights are owned by the estate of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Kellan said: “Everyone knows the Tarzan cry, but what I didn’t know was that we weren’t going to be doing it the same because it’s trademarked. So we had to change it a little bit.

“So for about a month and a half of shooting we didn’t have the specific cry nailed down. And then on one of the last days they finally perfected the one that they wanted and they were like, ‘here this is what it is, listen to it.’ And then I only did it one time that I did it. And I don’t remember it. It’s very similar, but we couldn’t do it just the same.”

The Hollywood heartthrob also admitted he ended up aching after learning to walk and run on all-fours like an ape.

Kellan admitted: “I didn’t realise how difficult it was gonna be. I went to the zoo and studied the movements of apes and chimpanzees, studied the vocal calls they have, their language.

“Every animal walks in a distinct different way. Humans we lead by our chin or our stomach or our chest, we pull out from the heels, push off with our toes.

And Tarzan is such a flexible, athletic… he’s a bit of a ballerina in that sense because he’s so graceful. So I had to change my walking movement to more like boxer stance, where you’re always on your toes ready to pounce, ready for action.

“I loved it but I’ve never been more sore, especially running on all fours I’m not super flexible, I should have done more yoga growing up!”

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