#SPOTTED: JOSH GAD IN TORONTO FILMING “PIXELS”
It may have taken a while for the World to discover him, but Stage, Voice and Film Actor Josh Gad really is on the up-and-up in the land of Hollywood. Shortly after getting a TONY Award nomination for his work as Elder Cunningham in acclaimed The Book of Mormon on Broadway, he was Cast as Olaf the lovable Snowman in Disney‘s 2013 Runaway Box Office Smash, Frozen.
Gad currently is in Toronto and to be here through end of Summer filming Home Alone Director Chris Columbus’ latest effort, Pixels. The part-animated/live action Flick stars Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James and Producer Adam Sandler. The Film sees a group of Experts called upon to thwart an attack of New York City by Video Game Characters!
We by chance spotted Gad out with his lovely Wife Ida Darvish earlier this afternoon unexpectedly! He was super-nice as expected and the response from lucky Fans who’ve spotted him around town MuchMusic Video Awards weekend, has been unanimously positive! The Couple were later seen hauling a dolly of groceries from Whole Foods walking along unassumingly as Onlookers struggled to figure why it is he looked so familiar!
This of course isn’t the Funnyman’s first time in Toronto, having filmed star-spawning The Rocker here in 2008 opposite Rainn Wilson. The World would see the likes of Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Jason Sudeikis, Jane Krakowski, Jane Lynch and more go-on to see significant profile boosts soon after.
2014 looks to be a big year ahead with a couple more Films on the way for Gad including Zach Braff‘s much-publicized Kickstarter Film Wish I Was Here (soon to be released in Canada via eOne Films) and also The Wedding Ringer opposite red-hot Kevin Hart!
Sony Pictures’ Pixels is slated to film in the City till early September. We popped by the Set a couple weeks back to check it all out! More here.
See our unintentional abundance of Snap(s), courtesy of the Burst Mode at work on my Cell Phone:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Disney)
#SPOTTED: ADAM SANDLER, PETER DINKLAGE & JOSH GAD IN TORONTO FILMING “PIXELS”
If you’ve been in downtown Toronto this past week, chances are at some point you’ve noticed a massive overhaul of our Financial District, in what now eerily resembles New York City. Heads have turned and confusion was had as Broad Street signs and Wall Street Subway Entrances surfaced before the eyes of unsuspecting Torontonians bound for another day at work. The reason for all the commotion of course is Director Chris Columbus’ (Home Alone) latest endeavour, Pixels which sees Experts enlisted to help save New York City from an attack of ’80s Video Game Characters!
The Action/Fantasy/Comedy stars an eclectic and talented Cast including Adam Sandler, who currently can be seen on-screen in Rom-Com, Blended. Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage also stars, sporting an awesome Mullet, as does Kevin James (The King of Queens) and Josh Gad (Frozen). Sandler, Dinklage and Gad were spotted filming a chaotic scene tonight involving several ambulances and police cars. Sandler was kind to take a moment to say “hi” to Fans at Starbucks, occasionally stopping to play with his adorable two Daughters Sadie and Sunny.
We spotted Sandler earlier after a quick game of Basketball with his Buddies, before heading out for a long night of shooting. We’ve met him once before and had a happy memory of that moment and are glad that things haven’t changed. Sandler truly is the Real Deal and the same lovable guy we see on-screen. During his stay so far, he’s been spotted bringing his Girls out to see the National Ballet of Canada’s Production of Cinderella and this weekend he was seen dining at Sassafraz. A source also reports a rare sight of Sandler and Dinklage goofing around outside of Whole Foods!
See our Snap with Sandler:
Pixels, which will see a release through Sony Pictures, films in Toronto till early September. The Movie tentatively is set for a May 2015 release.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN “THANKS FOR SHARING” ON DVD
Mr. Will Wong and Mongrel Media want you to win a copy of the Comedy THANKS FOR SHARING, which premiered at TIFF ’12! The Film boasts a phenomenal Ensemble Cast which includes Mark Ruffalo, P!nk, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Josh Gad.
Three unlikely friends — Adam (Ruffalo), Mike (Robbins) and Neil (Gad) — all come from very different backgrounds. Adam is a young Man desperate to win the heart of a beautiful Woman (Gwyneth Paltrow); Mike is a Sponsor for Addicts, but he’s debilitated by his own need to be needed by others and Neil is a young Doctor whose career suffers because of his repeated lying.
Despite their differences, the three men share one big commonality: they’re all undergoing treatment to recover from their Sex Addiction so that for the first time in their lives, they can begin to form real, meaningful relationships.
Watch the Trailer below:
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Mongrel Media releases THANKS FOR SHARING, now out on Video-on-Demand, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.
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#FIRSTLOOK: TEASER TRAILER FOR “FROZEN” STARRING KRISTEN BELL & JONATHAN GROFF
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures have just released a brand new Trailer for what surely looks like an ice-cold Hit this Holiday Season, FROZEN! The Comedy-Adventure features the Voicework of a versatile and talented Cast.
Fearless Optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged Mountain Man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal Reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the Kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious Snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the Kingdom.
Watch the Trailer below:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release FROZEN in theatres in 3D on November 27, 2013!
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF “jOBS” STARRING ASHTON KUTCHER
Remstar Films and Mr. Will Wong are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win a Double Pass to Advance Screenings of jOBS across Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver! Screenings take place mid-August. See first the Biopic about iconic Steve Jobs which drew raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Official Synopsis below:
JOBS is the incredibly powerful and true Story of the visionary who set out to change the World, and did. The Film chronicles Steve Jobs’ (Ashton Kutcher) transformation of character from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth, to the personal demons that clouded his vision, and finally to the ultimate triumphs of his later life. Jobs changed the way we see the World today through his relentless drive, passion, persistence, and the force of his will, and it is through these qualities that we draw inspiration from his life. The life of Steve Jobs.
jOBS also stars: Josh Gad, J.K Simmons, Matthew Modine, James Woods, Dermot Mulroney, Ahna O’Reilly and Lukas Haas.
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Offical Artwork below:
See for official Canadian Trailer for jOBS right here.
Remstar Films releases jOBS on Friday, August 16, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Remstar Films)