Our first spotting of 2017 is an amazing one! At age 17, Joey King has accomplished more than what many of us will accomplish in a lifetime! The Actress has been in and out of Toronto the past couple months filming upcoming Horror WISH UPON, which has her starring alongside Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Röhm and Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser. It centers on a teenage girl who discovers a magical box with deadly consequences.
King has built a powerful résumé already starring in major blockbusters like Ramona and Beezus, The Conjuring, The Dark Knight Rises, White House Down and Oz the Great and Powerful. We even had the pleasure of interviewing King for the latter title years ago and she honestly is just as lovely over the phone as in-person! She was just 14 back then. Read our chat.
Just having wrapped on WISH UPON, 2017 is a busy year with appearances on The Flash and a role in Zach Braff’s Going in Style alongside Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine!
Right in-time for Halloween, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release acclaimed Horror Film, The ConjuringBlu-Ray/Ultraviolet/DVD Combo Pack! Mr. Will Wong and PartnersHub want to give you a chance to take The Conjuring home with you! Uh-oh. Don’t clap just yet.
Based on a True Story, the Movie tells the horrifying account of how famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were summoned to help a Family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded Farmhouse which they recently bought. In fighting this powerful Demonic Being, The Warrens find themselves in the middle of the most terrifying case of their lives!
The Film stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and Joey King. We had the pleasure of chatting with King this past Spring and she warned us just how scary this Movie is. Read more here.
While we’re at it, let’s have some fun with five interactive GIFs with things you need to know about The Conjuring!
1) The Conjuring is directed by the acclaimed James Wan, the Australian-born director of the fright-fests Insidious and the Saw Series. His Twitter handle is @CreepyPuppet. Say no more.
2) The Conjuring has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA. Not because of blood, gore, or violence, but simply because it’s just so scary from start to finish!
3) The Conjuring’s Cast and Crew experienced creepy events during filming. Scratches appeared out of nowhere on Vera Farmiga’s computer soon after she agreed to act in the Movie, the Crew were routinely woken by something in the “Witching Hour” between 3 and 4AM, and the real-life Carolyn Perron fell and broke her hip while visiting the Set.
4) The Rhode Island Farmhouse where The Conjuring is set once belonged to an accused Witch, Bathsheba, who tried to sacrifice her children to the Devil and killed herself in 1863.
5) Hold your applause! The Conjuring will make you terrified to clap! Whether it’s playing a traditional game of Hide-and-Seek by following the clapping sounds like the Mother and Daughter in the Movie, or being terrorized by ghostly claps in different rooms of the haunted Farmhouse, these claps throughout the Movie will give you the creeps!
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Conjuring on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Based on a true Story The Conjuring is about two Paranormal Investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), who assist the Perron Family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) after they experience some disturbing things at the Farmhouse. The Horror is definitely one of the most anticipated Films of Summer 2013 and after seeing its Trailer, you will understand exactly why! James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs.
Watch the Featurette below and be terrified for the rest of the day:
The Conjuring hits theatres this Friday, July 19, 2013 via Warner Bros. Pictures Canada.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)
Battle Los Angeles, Crazy.Stupid.Love, The Dark Knight Rises and Oz The Great and Powerful. At age 13, Joey King already has built a Résumé which several Actors and Actresses might never achieve in a lifetime. Born and raised in Los Angeles, King appears on the verge of Superstardom and a quick perusal of what’s coming next gives us every reason to be excited.
Taking time to chat with us in advance of Oz The Great and Powerful‘s DVD release, I learned that acting is actually something that King always has wanted for herself since the age of four, first getting her start in Commercials. Older Sisters Haley and Kelli, whom she looks-up to greatly, may have paved the way for her with their own respective acting careers, but she makes it clear from the get-go that she is in charge of her own path. “People ask me all the time, ‘Were you forced into acting?” she admits. “I’m like, no. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I hope I get to do it for the rest of my life.”.
On how she became involved with one of 2013’s largest grossing Blockbusters landing the coveted Role of vulnerable and sweet China Girl, she recalls, “I went straight to the Screen Test, which is the final stage of the auditioning process. I was so excited I got to meet Sam Raimi, to audition and do my lines for him.”. She actually was immersed in work when she found out she had been cast in Oz The Great and Powerful. “I was in India filming The Dark Knight Rises and my Sister was Video Chatting with me and told me that I got the Role. It was so unforgettable! Breathtaking.”.
King has nothing but fun memories of working with the Film’s brilliant Ensemble Cast, getting up-close and personal. “Whether it be Zach Braff, James Franco and I playing pranks on each other, to Michelle Williams asking me when I got a Cell Phone so she’d know when to do so with Matilda (Williams‘ Daughter with the late Heath Ledger), everyone was so sweet. I had the best time filming it!”.
Although a Sequel to Oz The Great and Powerful still has yet to be confirmed, 2013 will see not one, but two more important releases from this remarkable young Talent. “I’ve got White House Down with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx coming out”, she tells me. The Montreal-filmed Action-Thriller is about a Capitol Policeman who must rescue his Daughter and save the President with the arrival of a group of Paramilitary Invaders. “I love Montreal, it’s beautiful there. I love the cold!”, she tells me about her experience filming in our native Canada.
In addition to being a Fan-of and Friends with Taylor Swift, having starred in her Video for Mean, King reveals to me whom she’d love most to work with in the future. “Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain is up there and Jason Bateman for sure. I love him! “. Diplomatically, she tells me there are many more with so much amazing Talent in the Hollywood Pool and surely it won’t be long before she gets her wish.
King also particularly is excited for upcoming Horror,The Conjuring, due this July. “I play one of five Sisters and my name’s Christine. Our Family lives in this house and something’s sketchy about it”, she explains. “I saw the Film recently and oh my God, it’s so scary! I think everyone will really enjoy it and it will blow their socks off!”.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada releases Oz The Great and Powerful on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Click here to pre-order your copy.