Glen stepped out yesterday (Wednesday) to attend a special screening of Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) for the cast and crew in Netflix HQ in Los Angeles. The movie that had a limited release earlier this year will be avilable on Netflix as of Friday August 10 so make sure to stream it and tell us how you like it! I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Glen during the event.
finally updated the gallery with stills, poster & high quality screencaptures of Glen in Netflix’s summer hit Set it Up.
Glen Powell already is set to play a Korean War fighter pilot in Devotion, now he’s ready for takeoff in a more modern vehicle. The Hidden Figures and Everybody Wants Some!! actor is in negotiations to join the cast of Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount’s sequel to the 1986 smash.
Powell is joining Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer from the original pic, along such franchise rookies as Jennifer Connolly and Miles Teller, who’ll play the son of ace pilot Goose, who was played by Anthony Edwards in Top Gun. Whether he works in a cockpit for this pic in unclear as his role is marked top secret for now.
Joe Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) is directing. Jerry Bruckheimer produces with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison. Top Gun: Maverick opens on July 12, 2019. [Source]
Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller are the frontrunners for a key role in Top Gun 2.The long-awaited sequel to the seminal 1980s movie once again stars Tom Cruise, reprising his role as the hot-shot pilot with the call sign Maverick.
Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in sci-fi thriller Oblivion, is directing the movie, which is also bringing back Val Kilmer’s rival pilot code-named Iceman.
But the highly coveted role for the young men of Hollywood this time around is the son of Maverick’s wingman and best pal, Goose. Played by Anthony Edwards in the Tony Scott-directed original, the character provided an emotional spine to the movie when he is killed by accident and Maverick blames himself.
The original featured Goose’s son as a young boy, with Meg Ryan playing his mother.
Producers — who include Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer and Skydance’s David Ellison — have been testing actors for several weeks, winnowing the list down to Hoult, Powell and Teller. Dylan O’Brien and Austin Butler were among those in the mix in a previous stage.
Insiders say some of the final round of testing took place earlier this week in Clearwater, Fla., where Cruise lives and is prepping to launch his press tour for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Clearwater is also a Scientology headquarters. [Source]
Glen stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live in LA a few days ago where he talked about Set it Up, which you can stream on Netflix world wide! Check out the photos and videos from the interview below.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Glen, his co-stars & family attending the special New York premiere & after party of Set it Up.
2018 > 12 June – ‘Set It Up’ New York Premiere – After Party
Glen & his co-star Zoey Deutch stopped by Build Series New York last week to promote and talk about thier movie Set it Up. Check out the full interview below and head to the gallery for a full photo coverage.
Photo Sessions > 2018 > Set 002
In 2016, Richard Linklater premiered the college-set “spiritual sequel” to his ensemble masterpiece Dazed and Confused: Everybody Wants Some!!.Similarly packed with young, new talent, Everybody Wants Some!! inspired film critics and fans alike to wonder who might be its Matthew McConaughey-esque breakout. Mileage certainly varied, but most focused on two standouts: the film’s compelling female lead, Zoey Deutch, and her on-screen love interest’s friend, the scene-stealing Glen Powell.
Though Powell and Deutch oozed natural chemistry, the pair didn’t share much screen time in Everybody Wants Some!! Netflix’s latest original film, Set It Up, more than makes up the difference. Here, Deutch and Powell play two meddling assistants who try to matchmake their high-powered bosses, played by Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu. It’s clear, however, from their very first scene that the irresistible Deutch and Powell—who spark and fizz with old-school screwball charm—are the couple to be watching.
Powell has made a name for himself by weaponizing his all-American frat-boy appeal in order to deftly skewer some of cinema’s most obnoxious bro tropes. In this film, he sets his sights on the cutthroat world of New York venture capitalism—and he has the terrible hair to prove it. When he’s not stealing scenes—his previous projects include Scream Queens and Hidden Figures—Powell is working on writing and producing his own projects. He hopped on the phone to take a closer look at whether Netflix can revive the floundering rom-com genre, and how Set It Up’s writer, Katie Silberman, and director, Claire Scanlon, have turned a classic will-they, won’t-they story from feminine to feminist.
Vanity Fair: In your previous life, did you ever work as an assistant?
Glen Powell: I used to be a script reader at Sony for a while, for this very powerful woman. That was not fun. One of my first days on the job, I was supposed to connect a call with Ron Howard, and I screwed it up. I’m working with Ron Howard on something right now, and I actually haven’t told him the story. I screwed up the call, and I got reamed for it. So I was never allowed to touch a phone again. I also was sort of a manny. I’ve worked at hotels, just across the gamut, and I’ve had plenty of time to get put in my place in this town. I don’t think there’s any chance I’ll ever not be humble, because I know exactly where I could be right now.
I was going to ask you for old job horror stories.
For research for this movie, I went to my agency and I kind of treated all the assistants to lunch, and I just listened to them tell horrible-boss stories. Then I worked the phones for my agent for like, three days, and then I went to this venture-capitalist firm here in New York, just to see what that world was like. That haircut that you see in the movie—that horrible Southern swoop—that came out of that. I went to this V.C. firm, and every dude had the same haircut. I was like, “Oh, this haircut is horrible.” [Read More]
Get ready — you’re about to add a new name to your Hollywood crush list.
With a memorable role in Hidden Figures, Glen Powell is making waves in Hollywood for his combo of good looks and impressive talent. The actor, 29, stars in Netflix’s latest romcom Set It Up, with Zoey Deutch, Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu and has a long list of projects in the works that will keep him in the spotlight for months to come.
But although he’s a handsome face with a charming personality, the actor packs the double punch of also being a skilled writer and producer. Read on for all the reasons Powell is the next big thing in Hollywood.
He’s following in the footsteps of some serious heavyweights
Powell is aiming for the big leagues when it comes to goals for his career.
“I think most people that I’ve modeled my career after have had a really strong hand in the development process,” Powell says. “I’ve gotten to work with Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Costner, we’re talking to Tom Cruise about something right now. It’s all these guys that are very influential and they know what they do and they know what they do well.”
He can also count a major heavyweight in his corner: Denzel Washington. The Oscar winner has given Powell advice in the past about starting a career as an actor and writer.
“Denzel Washington is another that’s been a mentor since I’ve moved out here,” he says. “Denzel writes and directs and produces and stars. He just goes, ‘Don’t look at the other lanes. Don’t look at what everybody else is doing. Just focus on what you do better than everybody else, and just work in that lane.’ ”
He’s working on a superhero movie with Leonardo DiCaprio that mightactually save the world
His writing career is off to an impressive start. The actor is currently writing a movie version of Captain Planet — a ’90s TV show that doubled as a way to educate kids about the environment. And he’s co-producing it with non other than environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio.
“It’s really, really fun,” Powell says of the movie. “I talked to Leo about it and he phrased it perfectly, which is like, if there is a superhero movie that can actually save the world, it’s this one. It’s irreverent, it’s fun. People love superhero movies, but this one actually has potential to really open up people’s minds and heart.” [Read More]