On why he wanted to play Mitch Rapp:
“I was really taken with it from the start. The whole story immediately felt really strong and emotionally compelling, it always felt so palpable. I had a lot of time to think about this stuff and really build this guy from the ground up, and I really wanted him to have me inside him. [laughs] Sorry, thought that was funny. I just want him to be layered with as much realism as I could.”
On making the movie after his set accident:
“Yeah, looking back on it, this movie will always mean a lot to me because of that. This was the first thing I did after that happened to me. It was a really hard time that I was going through, and it was definitely difficult to wrap my brain around it and go out and do it, but at this point, I just couldn’t be more thankful that I did. I feel like it was really helpful for me in a lot of ways. It will always be a really personal movie to me. It was huge for me, really. It was like getting back on my feet.”
On if he’d be willing to make a sequel:
“Yes, I am contractually obligated and open. [Laughs] Yeah, I definitely signed on. When I signed on for this, I definitely knew there was potential for another and ultimately decided I really loved the character’s story enough to just totally dive in and commit. I guess we’ll see. Those things are really out of my hands and I’d be happy either way, because this movie will always mean a lot to me anyway.”
On his message to his fans:
“I guess I just want them to come with me. I’ve always had two jobs that I’ve always had to go back to for most of my working career, and now that those have both finished, it’s definitely going to be a new chapter. Going forward, I hope to always do something different, face new challenges and try to get better. I don’t know exactly what the future is gonna hold but I just know that I’m gonna keep going.”
You can read more of Dylan’s interview here!
You can also check out American Assassin now in theatres!
Actor Dylan O’Brien‘s new movie American Assassin will hit theatres in just a few days (Sept. 15), in which he takes on the role of Mitch Rapp from Vince Flynn‘s popular Mitch Rapp book series in an action-packed movie about a CIA black ops recruit who investigates a wave of attacks on military and civilian targets.
In a new featurette for the film, Dylan and some of the American Assassin cast and crew discuss the making of the film, with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura explaining: “Vince [Flynn] wrote American Assassin as the prequel to all the books. We thought that was a great way to try and really grow somebody into the role of Mitch Rapp.”
“There was a long push and pull on our own minds of what is the right version of a young Mitch,” Di Bonaventura said.
“It was important for me to cast someone who felt like your typical American kid but [who] you’d believe that he can kick ass,” said director Michael Cuestra.
As for how Dylan felt about taking on this role, he said: “It was really important to me to try and get the origin story of this character right. He’s fierce and feral and filled with untapped vengeance – those things that make a perfect assassin.”
To help Dylan capture his character, the actor also worked with people like a military advisor and fight trainer to capture the essence of Mitch Rapp.
Check out the full feature below! American Assassin hits theatres on September 15.
After suffering some major injuries during a traumatic accident on the set of The Maze Runner‘s final installment, The Death Cure, actor Dylan O’Brien is back on the big-screen with his new movie American Assassin.
“I had a severe concussion and brain trauma,” Dylan told the San Fransisco Chronicle about his accident. “I basically broke this whole side of my face,” he said about the right side of his face.
“I had to have facial reconstructive surgery. Got plates in there now. I thought that was just it, that my face was never gonna look the same again,” he said.
“I now look at the experience as having gotten away really luckily. A, just walking away from it. And B, getting this great doctor who took care of me and really fixed me up.”
As for using his accident in his new role as a CIA blackops recruit in American Assassin, Dylan said: “That strength comes, in a way, from having survived these traumatic incidents. Obviously, it’s not every one of those guys, but I felt really connected to that.”
Dylan also revealed that he was terrified to take on the demanding role after his accident, saying: “Inside, you’re wanting to run away — you don’t want to do it, you know?”
“It ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. I’m really glad I was able to finish it. I thought I felt relief after ‘Assassin’; this was the ultimate kind of weightless. … It had been over a year at that point since the accident, and I felt more free and like myself once I accomplished that than I had the whole year.”
Meanwhile, Dylan was spotted doing press work for the movie in New York City on Wednesday (Sept. 6), where he joined his co-star Taylor Kitsch and Director Michael Cuesta at a screening of the film after chatting about the new picture during an AOL Build segment (watch their interview below!).
You can catch American Assassins in theatres when it opens on Friday, Sept. 15.
The first wave of nominees for this year’s Teen Choice Awards have been released!
You can check out the full list of nominees below!
You can vote for your favorite nominees on teenchoice.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from now until July 28th. You can vote once for each category per day on each platform. To vote on Twitter, use the category hashtags and the nominees name. See more on how to vote here!
The Teen Choice Awards will air on Sunday, July 31st on FOX.
Choice Movie: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovie)
“In the Heart of the Sea”
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
“The Jungle Book”
Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)
Chris Hemsworth – “In the Heart of the Sea”
Dylan O’Brien – “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
Neel Sethi – “The Jungle Book”
Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool”
Theo James – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)
Charlotte Riley – “In the Heart of the Sea”
Kaya Scodelario – “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
Léa Seydoux – “Spectre”
Morena Baccarin – “Deadpool”
Shailene Woodley – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovie)
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor)
Ben Affleck – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Chris Evans – “Captain America: Civil War”
Chris Hemsworth – “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”
Henry Cavill – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”
Robert Downey Jr. – “Captain America: Civil War”
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress)
Amy Adams – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Charlize Theron – “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”
Chloë Grace Moretz – “The 5th Wave”
Daisy Ridley – “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”
Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”
Scarlett Johansson – “Captain America: Civil War”
Choice Movie: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovie)
“Miracles from Heaven”
“10 Cloverfield Lane”
“Straight Outta Compton”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)
Jacob Tremblay – “Room”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
Matt Damon – “The Martian”
Michael B. Jordan – “Creed”
O’Shea Jackson Jr. – “Straight Outta Compton”
Taron Egerton – “Eddie The Eagle”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)
Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl”
Brie Larson – “Room”
Jennifer Garner – “Miracles from Heaven”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
Jessica Chastain – “The Martian”
Tessa Thompson – “Creed”
Choice Movie: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovie)
“Barbershop: The Next Cut”
“Ride Along 2”
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)
Ice Cube – “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “Ride Along 2”
Jordan Peele – “Keanu”
Keegan-Michael Key – “Keanu”
Kevin Hart – “Ride Along 2”
Will Ferrell – “Daddy’s Home”
Zac Efron – “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)
Jennifer Aniston – “Mother’s Day”
Anna Kendrick – “Mr. Right”
Chloë Grace Moretz – “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”
Anne Hathaway – “The Intern”
Melissa McCarthy – “The Boss”
Nicki Minaj – “Barbershop: The Next Cut”
Choice TV Show: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Shades of Blue”
Choice TV Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)
Ben McKenzie – “Gotham”
Ian Harding – “Pretty Little Liars”
Jussie Smollett – “Empire”
Keegan Allen – “Pretty Little Liars”
Terrence Howard – “Empire”
Tyler Blackburn – “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
Ashley Benson – “Pretty Little Liars”
Jennifer Lopez – “Shades of Blue”
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Maia Mitchell – “The Fosters”
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire”
Troian Bellisario – “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)
“Once Upon a Time”
“The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)
Andrew Lincoln – “The Walking Dead”
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Ian Somerhalder – “The Vampire Diaries”
Jared Padalecki – “Supernatural”
Joseph Morgan – “The Originals”
Paul Wesley – “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)
Candice King – “The Vampire Diaries”
Emily Bett Rickards – “Arrow”
Danielle Panabaker – “The Flash”
Eliza Taylor – “The 100”
Kat Graham – “The Vampire Diaries”
Lana Parrilla – “Once Upon a Time”
Choice TV Show: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)
“Austin & Ally”
“Jane the Virgin”
“Liv and Maddie”
Choice TV Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)
Andy Samberg – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”
Jaime Camil – “Jane the Virgin”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
Ross Lynch – “Austin & Ally”
Taylor Lautner – “Cuckoo”
Choice TV Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
Candace Cameron Bure – “Fuller House”
Dove Cameron – “Liv and Maddie “
Emma Roberts – “Scream Queens”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Laura Marano – “Austin & Ally”
Lea Michele – “Scream Queens”
Choice TV: Animated Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow)
“Descendants: Wicked World”
“Over the Garden Wall”
Choice TV: Reality Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)
Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)
Adele – “Hello”
Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”
Demi Lovato – “Confident”
Meghan Trainor – “NO”
Selena Gomez – “Hands To Myself”
Taylor Swift – “New Romantics”
Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist)
Charlie Puth – “One Call Away”
Flo Rida – “My House”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Nick Jonas – “Close” (feat. Tove Lo)
Troye Sivan – “YOUTH”
Zayn Malik – “PILLOWTALK”
Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup)
5 Seconds of Summer – “She’s Kinda Hot”
DNCE – “Cake By The Ocean”
Fifth Harmony – “Work from Home” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
One Direction – “Home”
The Vamps – “Wake Up”
twenty one pilots – “Stressed Out”
Choice Comedian (#ChoiceComedian)
Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien is currently in negotiations to star as the title character in the upcoming film American Assassin.
According to Deadline, the film will be an adaptation of Vince Flynn‘s bestselling novels directed by Michael Cuesta for CBS Films and Lionsgate.
Dylan will play Mitch Rapp, a character who “ruthlessly carries out covert counter-terrorist operations for the CIA.”
The series will begin as Rapp is a black ops recruit who’s devastated by the loss of his fiancee to a terrorist attack. The CIA deputy director assigns the shadowy Hurley (Michael Keaton) to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. As Rapp’s training progresses, the pair is dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative from starting World War III in the Middle East.
Production for the film begins this fall.
In the meantime, Dylan is still in recovery from his accident while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and production on that film has been suspended indefinitely while Dylan continues to heal.
We wish Dylan the best of luck with his recovery!
After starring in the romantic movie The Longest Ride earlier this year, actress Britt Robertson is taking over the silver screen once more with her new movie Tomorrowland.
In Tomorrowland, Britt stars as Casey Newton, a girl who gets recruited to go to an exciting new place called Tomorrowland alongside George Clooney’s character Frank.
“Casey is sort of a technical whiz and her dream is to work at NASA,” Britt says of her character. “Her dad is a NASA engineer but they’re disassembling all their equipment that goes out to outer-space, so it doesn’t seem like a promising future for her. But she’s still looking up and she’s still optimistic.”
When asked if she’s similar to Casey in real life, Britt says: “I mean I’m not totally opposite from her. I don’t know if I’m as optimistic as she is. I definitely learned from her. I played her for seven months and she rubbed off on me a little bit.”
While filming the movie, Britt’s boyfriend Dylan O’Brien also found time to visit her on-set. The actress reveals that the two often have to plan their schedules to visit each other, since both are frequently busy with their own projects.
“Nothing is a surprise with us two. We’re always working so we have to coordinate vacations and trips to see each other meticulously. It’s a very difficult process combining our schedules and making them work. So, it’s never a surprise.” She says.
How do they make their relationship work?
“You know, you just find the time to be with one another. Truthfully, I think it helps that we both have our work going on at the same time. It keeps us satisfied and separate from each other. Having time together becomes a bonus.”
“He hates it when I’m on set when he’s working and vice versa. I hate when he’s on set watching me work. I think it’s because we’re both actors and very aware of the process. A big part of the job is disconnecting from the people watching and the masses of crews. I think it makes sense that we’re a little shy and sensitive about working in front of our significant others. To me it makes sense. It’s nice that we both don’t like it. When I go visit him I don’t even go on set. And, when he visits me it’s very rare that I’ll go on set.”
Despite the fact that they starred in The First Time together, Britt reveals that she and Dylan never run lines together while prepping for new roles.
“Never. I don’t know why. I guess it’s just a really sensitive thing for me. I’m like that with my family, too. People that I care about I just don’t want to be privy to the whole process of what it takes to be an actor.”
Be sure to check out Britt’s full interview here!
You can also catch Britt in Tomorrowland, in theatres now!
The first look at Scorch Trials is here!
The film is the second movie in the Maze Runner saga starring Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien.
Dylan stars as Thomas, who embarks on a new adventure with his fellow Gladers as they “search for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.”
“Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.”
Scorch Trials also stars Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Katherine McNamara, and will hit theatres on September 18, 2015!