DEADLINE – Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch has landed a role opposite Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Lionsgate comedy Dirty Grandpa. The road trip pic follows uptight Jason (Efron) as he drives to Florida for spring break ahead of his wedding, with his grandfather (De Niro), a foul-mouthed former Army general, in tow. Deutch will play Shadia, an earthy environmental advocate and love interest to Efron’s character.
Dan Mazer is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips, while Bill Block, Jason Barrett, Barry Josephson and Michael Simkin are producing. Lionsgate has already set a Christmas 2015 release for the QED and Ninjas Running Wild comedy.
Deutch is coming off a turn in Richard Linklater’s baseball film That’s What I’m Talking About. She recently joined crime drama Vincent-N-Roxxy with Zoe Kravitz and Emile Hirsch. TV credits include The Suite Life on Deck, Ringer, and Switched at Birth. Deutch is repped by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Zoey Deutch has been cast in Vincent-N-Roxxy, the crime drama which has Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz attached to star.
Keith Kjarval and his Unified Pictures banner are producing as is Jeff Rice.
Hirsch and Kravitz star as a small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker, respectively, who unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.
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Deutch will play the bubbly and tattooed girlfriend of a character played by Emory Cohen (Smash).
Gary Michael Schultz wrote the script and is directing the movie, which will shoot in Baton Rouge, LA, later this month.
Deutch, who was one of the stars of Vampire Academy, is currently shooting That’s What I’m Talking About, Richard Linklater’s first film since Boyhood.
She is repped by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
We finally added high quality scans of Zoey in the latest issue of Untitled magazine and make check out their Q&A with Zoey below.
Zoey Deutch’s destiny within the world of acting could be construed as preordained. The daughter of actress Lea Thompson (Back to The Future) and director Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful), one might say the nineteen-year-old was groomed for entertainment. Starring roles in films such as this year’s Vampire Academy have put the young actress firmly on the map. Yet her beginnings, she graciously admits, were more humble. “I used to make really embarrassing, ridiculous short films with my cousin and sister. We would play whatever characters we could possibly conjure up,” Zoey remembers. “I would steal my mom’s jelly boobs from when she was in a sitcom and they would put in fake padding boobs… and put them in my dresses so I could resemble Barbie, which was upsetting in so many different ways.” Her first professional job on The Disney Channel’s The Suite Life Zack and Cody wasn’t perfect either. “I was so bad at it, so uneducated about terminology and industry etiquette, and understanding people’s jobs.” Riding the wave of her blockbuster hit Vampire Academy, Zoey will star in Cover Girl as well as Good Kids, both slated for release in 2015.
Indira Cesarine: You grew up with a very creative family with your dad being a director. Do you remember the first time you were in front of the camera?
Zoey Deutch: I used to make these really embarrassing, ridiculous, short films with my cousin and sister. We would play whatever characters we could possibly conjure up. I particularly was always interested, for some reason, in the Jessica Barbie doll character, which is so drastically different from who I am today. Hilariously, I would steal my mom’s jelly boobs from when she was in a sitcom and they would put in fake padding boobs. I would steal them and put them in my dresses and stuff, so I could resemble Barbie, which is upsetting in so many different ways! I remember that. It was all home videos we used to do. Nothing professional until I was about fifteen and a half.
JUSTJARED – Zoey Deutch has landed the lead female role in the upcoming movie That’s What I’m Talking About!
The movie is the acclaimed director Richard Linklater‘s highly anticipated follow up to his hit film Boyhood, which received tons of rave reviews this summer.
In That’s What I’m Talking About, Zoey will be playing the lead female character Beverly alongside such hunky actors as Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, and Glen Powell. While the plot details aren’t available yet, the movie will center on the lives of baseball players on and off the field in the ’80s.
Also on Zoey‘s slate is the upcoming film Good Kids, which she just wrapped up filming, alongside Ashley Judd and Demian Bichir.
Click on the image below to watch the behind the scenes video featuring Zoey for Untitled Magazine!
Zoey attended the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2015 Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on September 7, 2014. She looks lovely!
Public Appearances > 2014 > Diane Von Furstenberg S/S 2015 NYFW – Front Row & Backstage
6 new pictures from the Kate Spade Saturday Summer Solstice Party have been added in the gallery.
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As said in our previous post, ‘Vampire Academy’ producers want to launch an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for the sequel: ‘Frostbite’. If you want to help, click here for more information.
MTV – Are you ready to remember just how much high school sucked again? Good, because now you have a chance to help make a sequel to this year’s “Vampire Academy” a reality.
The producers behind the first film are this week launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for “Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Film.” If fans contribute $1.5 million, the financial backers will be convinced that there’s enough fan demand for the movie and fund the rest of the production cost.
The campaign launches this Wednesday, August 6.
Producer Mike Preger said that the decision to move forward with the crowdfunding campaign was totally motivated by the fans.
“The fans mean everything to us,” he said in an email to MTV News. “We decided to move forward with ‘Frostbite’ because of the fans, and we want to give them the purest book to film adaptation possible. We have a script by Piers Ashworth [screenwriter of “St. Trinian’s”] that does just that. We want to give them exactly what they expect.”
At the end of June, Zoey played Emily in the play ‘Barophobia’ during week 4 of the 22nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival at Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles.
Theatre > Barophobia (2014) > On Stage