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Alex Pettyfer continues 'image' rehabilitation in "Elvis & Nixon"

Alex Pettyfer’s image rehabilitation is working and has some entertainment observers predicting that it could result in him once again being considered by filmmakers as a leading man for their projects.

In 2012 after the release of the film “Magic Mike” he was considered one of the rising stars in Hollywood and a name that numerous film casting agents, directors and producers had on their ‘short’ list of potential leading men.

Unfortunately for him rumours and articles started emerging of the difficulties he had with writer/director/star Channing Tatum on the set of “Magic Mike” and the unwillingness of the director to bring him back for the sequel even though the film was a huge box office success.

The public disclosure of the philosophical differences he had on the set of “Magic Mike” resulted in his work opportunities diminishing.

In 2011 he was seen in three movies and after the success of “Magic Mike” in 2012 many entertainment observers thought he would be receiving many more Hollywood projects. However, that has not been the situation for him as since the 2012 release of “Magic Mike” he has appeared in only two movies: Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “Endless Love”.

Some entertainment observers believe that casting agents, producers and directors have been taking a cautious approach with the English actor and wanting to see if he would be a ‘problem’ on the set or would he be able to work as a productive member of the cast.

On his current film, “Elvis & Nixon”, a movie in which he plays one of the friends of the singing superstar and later becomes his bodyguard and so far he has proven to be professional, committed and there has been no mention of him being difficult to work with which is helping change his reputation among other filmmakers.

It seems like Alex Pettyfer has learned from his past conduct on the “Magic Mike” set as now some entertainment observers are predicting that 2015 could be the year his name is once again included in discussions about the best young leading man candidates, especially if he completes filming on “Elvis & Nixon” without there being any news of trouble on the set because of him.

The Alex Pettyfer situation is a lesson that all actors must remember: one can lose the opportunity to be a star if one proves difficult to work with and repairing one’s reputation is a very difficult and long process that if one can avoid, they should.

Source: Fans Share

"Endless Love" Blu-Ray Combo Pack Release for 5/27

An up-and-coming young cast led by Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, I Am Number Four) and Gabriella Wilde (Carrie, The Three Musketeers) stars in Endless Love, a romantic story of unstoppable first love. Endless Love comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ as well as On Demand on May 27, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD two weeks early on May 13, 2014.

When beautiful Jade (Wilde) meets charismatic David (Pettyfer), her sheltered world of privilege is turned upside down as the pair’s instant desire sparks a reckless summer love affair. While Jade leaves behind her inhibitions and innocence as she falls for David, he works to prove himself worthy of her love. But when David’s mysterious past and Jade’s overprotective father threaten to tear them apart, their romance will be put to the ultimate test.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
· Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
· DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
· DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.

EXCLUSIVE Bonus Features on BLU-RAY™:
· Extended Ending
· Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes

Bonus Features on BLU-RAY™ & DVD:
· The Making of Endless Love: Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to see how the filmmakers created this story about fighting for love.

Source: Broadway World

Endless Love Star Alex Pettyfer Puts a Spell on ET Interview with 'Endless Love' Cast

Alex Pettyfer Talking Making 'Endless Love,' Relationships & More

English actor Alex Pettyfer seems destined to be a dashing leading man. He made his screen debut in 2005 in the title role of ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays.’ Since then, he’s fronted the spy adventure ‘Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker,’ the Michael Bay sci-fi drama ‘I Am Number Four’ and the modern-day ‘Beauty and the Beast’ adaptation ‘Beastly.’ He strutted his stuff alongside Channing Tatum in the critically heralded ‘Magic Mike,’ then joined the star-stuffed ensemble of ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler.’ Now he’s back in theaters looking to make us swoon once more with ‘Endless Love.’

We had the opportunity to speak with Pettyfer about his latest role, and what it’s like being in the spotlight.
So, ‘Endless Love’ is a remake of the 1981 Franco Zeffirelli drama. Have you ever seen the original?
Yes, I have. The original is very different from our movie. I mean, it was a different time back then. I think because it was set in the ’80s the subject matter was quite controversial whereas ours is very light-hearted. It’s a much simpler movie.

While the core story of star-crossed teen lovers is the same, a lot of the details have shifted in this remake. Do you want to talk about how your characters are different from the ones we saw Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields play?
Um, yeah! I guess the characters are different in the sense that the first movie was more focused on the lust between two people, whereas ours is basically more about two people who fall in love and the hurdles that they have to overcome to actually be together.

Were you at all intimidated to take on a remake?
No, no. Because when I read the script — and then I went back and researched the book and I researched previous movie — this movie is so different, that I knew that it was really only the title we were using, and the names of the characters.

What was the biggest challenge you faced making ‘Endless Love’? (I just realized how that sounds.)
I know! [Laughs.] The biggest challenge I faced making ‘Endless Love’? [Laughs more.] Nothing a blue pill won’t help! No, I’m joking. Sorry, that’s my dark humor coming in. I guess, playing an 18-year-old and going back to that headspace of a young man and that naiveté.

Did you and your ‘Endless Love’ co-star Gabriella Wilde audition together at all while you were vying for the role of David?
No. She actually had the movie before me. She was attached to the movie before I was; I came on after her.

So when did the two of you meet?
We met for the first time in rehearsal, which was scary. But I think because Shana [Feste, the film’s co-writer and director] set the environment for us to be very comfortable with one another. I think a lot relationships need to be built off trust, and Shana really set the atmosphere for us to learn to trust each other and to go into this movie together, as a team.

What was it like shooting ‘Endless Love’s’ love scene?
You think that they would be very easy, but they’re hard. It’s very mechanical. You know, you get into something. You start to feel a certain way, and then you look to the right of you and there’s like 12 burly men standing over you with lights and cameras and such.

Did you have any discussions during the filmmaking about what is and is not allowed within a PG-13 rating?
No. I think that we just wanted the energy between the two people to [be] more above the sexual thing, more than the actual physical [aspect].

What was it like working with Gabriella?
Grabriella is so easy [to work with]. Because she’s English, I think we have a connection that way. Yeah, she’s such a sweetheart. She’s just a lovely, lovely woman.

Well, speaking of being English — you actually get to use your accent a bit in this movie.
I do! Yeah, before the party scene.

Was that your idea, or how did that come about?
Shana just wanted a different accent because I’m calling the police. And I just said, “I guess, why don’t I just do a shout out to England?” Easy. And she said, “Sure.”

Were there any takes where you tried any other accent, or was it always an English accent?
I tried one in South African, because my manager’s South African.

Being as good looking as you are, working as a model and an actor, is that at all something you’ve had to fight against in typecasting?
I actually was an actor before I was a model. I did ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays.’ That was the first in-front-of-camera thing I ever did. Then I did a couple of more movies. Then I was asked to do Burberry. But Burberry was the only modeling I really did, except for press [photos] for movies.

Do you feel like your looks are an advantage or do you feel they hold you back at all in the acting industry?
Well, I did a movie with a shaved head and prosthetics, so…

‘Beastly,’ yeah. Was that to break from some kind of niche…
I’ve never really had to think about that. I’m not very self-aware.

I see. So, your father’s an actor too, right?
He was when he was younger, yeah. He was on the West End.

Has he given you any pointers about this profession?
Uh, no. He’s just very proud of me, proud of what I’m doing.

I had heard you turned down Zac Efron‘s role in ‘The Paperboy.’ Is that true?
No, I didn’t turn it down. I was just already attached to ‘Magic Mike.’

So it was a scheduling conflict?

Then you got to work with Lee Daniels in ‘The Butler.’
Yeah, he’s an amazing supporter of mine, and I love Lee so much.

What else do you have coming up?
Nothing at the moment. I’m just trying to put together a few films. My manager and me are looking at each other, trying to figure that one out. Hopefully it will be something good.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to impress a girl?
Craziest thing I’ve ever done? I think going on a plane at 18 on my own — I don’t like flying — to go see her. That doesn’t sound crazy, but when you have a phobia — it’s crazy for me

How long was the flight?
12 hours.

Oh, wow! That’s pretty impressive with or without a phobia. One last question: There’s a recurring discussion about deal-breakers in the movie. What’s a deal-breaker for you in a relationship?
I think it’s a deal-breaker for everyone: cheating.

So very similar to David in the movie?
Yeah, yeah I’d agree with that. David and me have very similar morals.

Source: PopSugar

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