Ellen Page, Rainn Wilson and Liv Tyler Cast in SUPER

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Sep 11, 2009 3:53 pm

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"Ellen will play the role of Libby, a young sociopath who dons a costume and forces herself into Frank’s life as his “kid sidekick.”

Sounds awesome! I really can not wait for this.
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Sep 11, 2009 5:40 pm

Interesting... take a look at what James wrote in his blog:

"Super is a dark, comedic, gritty, very unusual, and grounded film and I think Ted is just the guy to help us get it done right. Being that this is a low-budget, independent movie that takes a lot of risks, Rainn, Ted, and I didn’t really expect to get big names for the other cast members — so you can imagine how shocked we were to get our first choices for the two female leads – Ellen Page and Liv Tyler! They’re both amazing actresses and awesome people and I can’t wait to work with them!! Liv will be playing Sarah, Frank’s wife, who leaves him for a drug dealer, and Ellen will play the role of Libby, a young sociopath who dons a costume and forces herself into Frank’s life as his “kid sidekick.” The score will be composed by my pal Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, Slither) and PG Porn seamstress Mary Matthews will be doing the costumes".

http://www.jamesgunn.com/2009/09/10/my- ... liv-tyler/

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Sep 12, 2009 7:44 pm

I read this in variety a couple days ago.... i'm not sure what to think of it yet....but i'm sure it will be amazing
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Sep 12, 2009 8:09 pm

This reminds me a little of Drag Me to Hell.

I'm sure Ellen will make an excellent sociopath. :biggrin:
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Sep 12, 2009 8:44 pm

I wonder if her character will be at all similar to Hayley? If so, that doubles my excitement. :cheekygrin:
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Sep 13, 2009 12:06 am

If she's playing a sociopathic superhero, hopefully that means we will get all sorts of Rorschach style badassery from Ellen.

But it seems to be a more comedic take on superheroes, especially with Rainn Wilson on board, so probably not. :disappointed:
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Sep 14, 2009 12:22 am

As much I love the superhero and comedy genres, I am not 100% looking forward to this. Really, after X-Men, I didn't want to she her in any superhero related film again.O f course, the fact that she's playing a sociopath girl that works in a comic book store gives me hope of liking this film though. Even with that description, I just think of Bliss Cavendar, except with a different occupation and that fact that she's not a sociopath. If it's possible for a comedy to a comic relief, I think it will definitely be Libby; I also believe that she's most likely going to be a foil of Rainn's character.

Also, I think of one thing with this movie: Spandex, and a lot of it.
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Sep 14, 2009 3:14 am

miKe wrote:I'm sure Ellen will make an excellent sociopath. :biggrin:
She certainly does that well :yes: :evilgrin:

I think it sounds pretty interesting. Hopefully it will be done well, it has the makings of something that could potentially be pretty funny.
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Sep 14, 2009 3:46 am

If Ellen sees something in the movie, I'm sure it will be good.
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Oct 06, 2009 9:07 pm

Although some are disagreeing with this type of film, I must say I'm skeptical as well because to me it sounds like something Kevin Smith ("Chasing Amy," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back") would create. It's enough to do a comic book film, but then its discracefull too when you make them look stupid. Throughout the history of film, there have been films which have done exactly that. The only reason why Dick Donner's "Superman" film, and Chritopher Nolan's Batman series are successfull is because they make the audience believe in that type of world. It whats referred to as virisimilitude, truthfullness even though its extraordinary. Besides those 2 characters are the main sellers which have been around the longest. Don't get me wrong, I love the X-Men and Spiderman characters, and certain others. I am a comic geek myself. But ultimately, there comes a point when you wonder about these characters being carbon copy superheroes. I mean there are so many its hard to keep track of. Besides, I feel Superman and Batman would be the heroes you can relate more to because they feel so genuine.
I personally disagree half-way with what one person said about Ellen in X3. They only reason it didn't work as well for her is because the character KittyPryde didn't have much more of a story that she could've had. If it had been a solo film about that character, and if the script would have been good, Ellen could surely pull it off. I'm hoping that day will happen because I really liked her in that role. She made it believeable.
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Oct 07, 2009 8:27 pm

rburton...I look at this film more of a comedy (a funnier "Hancock") than a real superhero film.

Ellen's character sounds so bonkers....and IMO a little different than what she normally plays. Cant wait until this film is released
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Oct 07, 2009 9:34 pm

All I will say about Hancock was that it sucked. It was nothing but a Superman-wannabe film, and I did not care for it one bit. Will Smith is a lot of things, but a Superman-like-wannabe he will never pass for.
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Oct 08, 2009 12:23 am

Obviously you didn't watch Hancock that closely. Since when was Superman a drunk and an asshole?

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I still wanna see some Rorschach style badassery from our little Ellen. :biggrin:
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Oct 08, 2009 12:34 am

Well let me ask you this: have you ever watched "Superman III"? Even though that film maybe just a memory, you can't forget the nightmare they did with the character.
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Oct 08, 2009 12:38 am

To be honest I don't like to think about Superman III. I much prefer to remember how good the first one is.
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Oct 08, 2009 1:27 am

Exactly my point :)
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Oct 12, 2009 4:27 am

TheHaydenFragments wrote:Obviously you didn't watch Hancock that closely. Since when was Superman a drunk and an asshole?

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I still wanna see some Rorschach style badassery from our little Ellen. :biggrin:
Doesn't sound like she'll be at all like Rorschach. To me, she sounds like she'll be someone who's obsessed with Rainn's character, and forces herself into his life. (Like the OP quoted).
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Oct 12, 2009 6:46 am

Yeah, but her character is also described as a sociopath, and if Rorschach isn't a sociopath then I don't know what is.

I don't really care if she isn't like Rorschach anyway, just wanna spread around the Watchmen love. :totalhappy:
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Oct 12, 2009 3:04 pm

Well it be interesting to see how she pull off playing a sociopath. The last good actor I knew who did it was Gary Oldman when he played Dr. Smith in "Lost in Space". Even though that movie bombed, Oldman is still unforgettable. It makes me start to wonder how far she could play it.
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Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

A little bit more information from the distributor, Hanway Films:

Frank (Rainn Wilson) is an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt after his wife
Sarah (Liv Tyler) hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques. What Frank lacks in superpowers, he
makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter
Libby (Ellen Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into "Boltie", Libby
teams up with Frank to take Jacques down. From the surprising imagination of writer-director James Gunn
(Slither) comes Bolt and Boltie, a crazed crime fighting duo for the XBox generation. They're here to save the
day, or at least to beat you up.

http://www.hanwayfilms.com/flash_positive.htm
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