Variety put up an article in which Nicholas’ co-star Kristen Stewart talks about working with him on “Equals”. Nicholas also comments on playing his character.
Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance “Equals,” which follows two forbidden lovers on their journey to find freedom in a futuristic society that prides itself on having eradicated emotions, had its emotional L.A. premiere at ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday night.
The film, which stars Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, along with Jacki Weaver, Aurora Perrineau and Tom Stokes, bowed at the Venice International Film Festival last year.
“I was never really a sci-fi nerd, but I was always fascinated with the genre,” Doremus said. “I thought it was an interesting landscape to set a love story and try to doing something warm. Most sci-fi films to me are very cold and very distant and I wanted to make something that was the opposite of that.”
Stewart and Hoult complimented Doremus on his unique approach to helping spark chemistry between the onscreen lovers during rehearsals. “It wasn’t about learning lines,” Stewart said. “It was about breaking down barriers and getting to know each other.”
Hoult still found many complexities in playing a character that “isn’t meant to feel” and “understanding how that changes throughout the movie.” “It’s kind of like these characters have been alive and know how to do everything a human knows how to do, but they don’t feel,” he said. “So, it’s like a baby feeling emotions for the first time, but not knowing how to process them.”
A24 and DirecTV acquired U.S. rights to “Equals,” which is set for a July 15 theatrical release.
Nicholas attended the Los Angeles premiere of his film “Equals” alongside his co-stars Kristen Stewart, Jacki Weaver and director Drake Doremus. Photos of the premiere and the after party have been added to our gallery.
The official teaser trailer for Nicholas’ film “Equals” has been released. Be sure to check it out below. Captures from the trailer have been added to our gallery as well as a film poster. The film is set to be released this summer.
A24 and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights for the sci-fi drama “Equals” starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, Variety has learned.
The film, which premiered at Venice, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Drake Doremus, who earned critical raves for 2011’s Sundance grand-jury-prize winner “Like Crazy,” directs the picture which offers up an off-beat take on the science-fiction genre.
The deal for the film was made with DirectTV, which will first debut the picture, before it opens in select theaters via its distribution pact with indie label A24.
“Equals” tells the story of a future dystopian society where its inhabitants don’t feel any emotions, but it’s meant to double as a parable for ending a long-term relationship, Doremus explained during a question and answer session following its Toronto debut.
A24 is currently fielding the Oscar- hopeful “Room,” starring Brie Larson and scored a critical and commercial hit with the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy.”
The deal was handled by UTA Independent Film Group.
Right after the Venice Film Festival Nicholas attended the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Equals”. He also attended a party to promote “Kill Your Friends”. Photos have been added to our gallery. This time a massive thanks goes out to my friend Lindsey, who is the webmaster of Rachel McAdams Online, for helping out with the premiere photos. Enjoy!