Shailene Woodley is making her mark in the book-to-movie adaptation scene with starring roles in The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, and of course, Divergent. This infographic provides a quick look at the three films and the connection that some of the cast and crew of each have with Woodley.
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller sat down with HuffPost Live to promote their latest film, The Spectacular Now, where they gave a short lesson on factions! Click the image below for interview.
Our friend Ellie from Tris and Four had the chance to attend an advanced screening of The Spectacular Now starring Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Miles Teller (Peter) and has written her review of the film!
The Spectacular Now was extremely realistic in ways I had not expected. It took a step away from the literary cliches I have come to see in story lines and surprised me at every end. The events I expected to see lead to drama did not, but drama appeared where I was not expecting, instead. Miles Teller’s character, Sutter Keely, was not the typical male protagonist. He certainly did not always have good intentions and he had plenty of reasons for the audience not to like him. He was just honest enough, however, that the audience had hope that he would make the right choices and leave the wrong ones behind. Shailene Woodley’s Aimee Finicky was a far more sympathetic character, who seemed to think the best of everyone and trust without hesitation.
To read Ellie’s review in its entirety, click here!
Watch this sweet clip from The Spectacular Now of Shailene Woodley’s Aimee and Miles Teller’s Sutter sharing their first kiss. Click image below for video.
Director James Ponsoldt had this to say about the film:
“This is one of my favorite scenes in the entire movie. I always knew I wanted to film in it one long, continuous, unedited take, walking and talking with Aimee and Sutter, feeling like we — the audience — are part of a natural conversation that ebbs and flows from goofy and awkward to serious to emotional to flirtatious and nervous to … a first kiss. I wanted the scene to feel as natural as life. Of course, it meant that the burden was on Shailene and Miles to nail the scene (in a long take, everything has to come together perfectly, or else the shot is useless), and our camera operator had to back-pedal for 5 minutes on a muddy, slippery path.
What Shailene and Miles ultimately did in this scene is so casual and unguarded and spontaneous that some people think the scene was improvised. It wasn’t. Shailene and Miles are just that great as actors — so present, so connected to their roles, and so willing to embrace whatever happens in the moment (bumping into a tree branch or swatting a pesky mosquito, hearing rumbling storm clouds, etc.).
To put it simply, here’s why this scene is one of my favorites: It actually feels like two people falling for each other.
I’ve seen this scene over a thousand times and I still get chills when Miles and Shailene kiss. I’m so, so inspired by their beautiful work.”
The Spectacular Now hits theaters August 2.
While you wait until August 2nd for Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller’s upcoming film The Spectacular Now to hit theaters, check out this cool screening event!
Landmark Theaters across the country, along with the Angelika in Dallas and the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles have curated a film series for the month of July, presenting an iconic coming-of-age film each week leading up to theatrical release of THE SPECTACULAR NOW (August 2). An exclusive video introduction will precede each screening by screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter. Audience members will also receive a ticket to an advance word of mouth screening of THE SPECTACULAR NOW in their market.
FILMS & SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, July 9 – SAY ANYTHING
Tuesday, July 16 – DAZED AND CONFUSED
Tuesday, July 23 – ALMOST FAMOUS
Tuesday, July 30 – BREAKFAST CLUB
CITIES & THEATERS:
New York – Landmark Sunshine
Los Angeles – Los Feliz
Dallas – Angelika Dallas
Boston – Kendall Square Cinema
DC – E Street Cinema
Philadelphia – Ritz Five
Chicago – Century Centre Cinema
Minneapolis – Lagoon Cinema
Seattle – Harvard Exit Theatre
Let us know if you attend any of these screenings–it looks like fun!
You’ve probably heard that Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Miles Teller (Peter) star in the upcoming film The Spectacular Now–well the official trailer is now available! Check it out below!
The film hits theaters in limited release on August 2nd, let us know if you plan to see it. Or if you have already, at one of the many film festivals this year. We’d love to know what you though of it!