Check out below some videos from the Inside Llewyn Davis photocall, interview and press conference:
Today was the official showcase of Inside Llewyn Davis with all the cast and that just meant one thing for us: GAZILLIONS of pictures of Justin looking all hot and dapper.
Justin, Carry, Isaac and the rest of the stars, attended a photocall earlier in the day followed by a press conference where they talked about the movie and ended the promotion with a red carpet premiere.
Jessica Biel was also in attendance, which translated in some very cute pictures of her and JT.
Enjoy 600+ pictures below:
Inside Llewyn Davis made its much anticipated debut today in Cannes!
The press and movie critics got the chance to attend a screening for “Inside” which resulted in some amazing reviews. Many call this film the highlight of the festival so far. Check out what the critics have to say:
Melancholy and funny, quirky and touching, it stands among their strongest work.
Set in 1961, the brothers’ 16th movie follows Greenwich Village folk musician Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaacs in a star-making turn) as he crashes on friends’ couches and plays smoky dives for tiny purses and sparse applause.
This is the scene before Dylan a-changed the times, when Elvis ruled and any guys (or gals) who opted to strum guitars while choking their souls onto the sawdust were considered strangulated bums.
Davis schleps around New York with his guitar (and, in an inspired running gag, a ginger cat), then hitches to Chicago for a final fling at catching his break. The response to his impromptu audition is one of the film’s many highlights.
In terms of narrative, that’s about your lot, though there are sub-plots involving Davis having got his friend’s girl (Carey Mulligan) pregnant and his estrangement from his ill father. Read More…
Today I did some much needed updates on the site!
First up, I finally added the lyrics for the 20/20 experience. I took the time and reviewed every single lyric with the cd to make sure they are as correct as possible, but if you find a mistake dont hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot me a tweet over at @JTfansite and I will correct them.
They lyrics can be found on the header or here.
I also did a complete update to the sidebar. Updated the calendar of events, added the dates for the solo tour and also included all the stat numbers for JTs 20/20 album and current singles. I’d like to thank my friend and certified chart geek Lisa for helping me out with these numbers. She keeps track of everything related to JTs chart history since the Justified era and has compiled everything in detail on here site : http://justintimberlakestats.blogspot.com/ Make sure to check it out. Its very complete and she updates very often.
I will try my best to keep the sidebar regularly updated with these numbers, since Im not going to post news on JTs chart history anymore unless something important happens or there’s a new single.(cause this is not my thing honestly lol) But for those interested in keeping track, you will find the main stuff on the sidebar.
Lastly, I added a direct link for you guys to vote as many times as possible for JT’s Suit & Tie single on Bet’s Viewers choice category! So now there’s no excuse not to vote!!!
I hope all the added info is userful for you guys!
Justin Timberlake was on colorful display Wednesday in Cannes at the Foresight Unlimited party for “Spinning Gold,” a biopic about the late music mogul Neil Bogart, which the singing-acting and now producing star is tubthumping on the Croisette.
Addressing the packed room from the stage at the Carlton Beach soiree, Timberlake, joined by Bogart’s son, writer-producer Tim Bogart, and Foresight chief Mark Damon, took the aud on a romp through the hits of the late Casablanca Records honcho that he’ll be portraying.
“I could have been a Pip!” joked Timberlake as he grooved to the music of Gladys Knight, along with the sounds of another soul legend, Bill Withers, and hits from “Queen of Disc Donna Summer, The Village People and rock gods Kiss, all part of the Bogart 70s hits machine.
“Spinning Gold” is slated for production in 2014 and Timberlake and associates met international distributors at a private lunch earlier in the day. “Not surprisingly,” said Bogart, “Justin really connected with the distributors and we made several deals,” though details weren’t available at press time.
Damon told Variety “the film is fully financed. Envision is committed to the entire budget, along with foreign sales tax credits funds, so the presales we make will go against what is already committed.”
Offstage, Timberlake took a slightly more serious turn in an exclusive interview with Variety, addressing the demands of his newest career move. “I wouldn’t be taking on the film producer role if this weren’t part of what I see as my complete commitment to telling the Neil Bogart story” said Timberlake.
Elaborating on his enthusiasm for the project, as well as his practical reasons for taking on the extra duties at a time when he is launching a major music tour and recording an album, Timberlake noted, “I’ve been in films where the actors and the director are completely in synch and some where the connections aren’t as strong and I know which situation is best for the film. Everyone needs to be in the film together, so being a producer is simply a way to further insure that this kind of communication and participation is in place.”
Discussing what drew him to the project, Timberlake explained his affinity for the Bogart character. “The minute that Tim (Bogart) told me the story of his father, I knew I had to play this role because Neil reminds me so much of myself. I’ve been told ‘No’ at just about every turn in my career and I’ve never let it stop me. That determination to chart his own path against all advice and all odds is something I completely relate to.”
With films like “Social Network” and “Trouble With the Curve” under his belt, as well as hit comedies “Bad Teacher” and “Friends With Benefits” and celebrated turns hosting TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” Timberlake appears eager to combine the light and dark elements in the Bogart tale. He sketched out his approach to the role by noting, “You hear a lot of actors talk about ‘becoming the character,’ but in this role I really feel the right approach is bringing myself to the character. I just have so much in common with Neil and feel that I have so much of me that IS Neil.”
As the disco era hits blared behind him, Timberlake didn’t hesitate a beat when asked how he would have fared in the ‘70s Sunset Strip era of off-the-charts excesses of drugs, sex and pop music that will be chronicled in “Spinning Gold.” Said Timberlake emphatically, with a knowing smile, “I would have been in the eye of the storm.”
Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby had tough competition as it opened the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday night: Justin Timberlake.
In an unusual show of support for a film market project, Timberlake co-hosted a bash Wednesday night at the Carlton Beach for foreign buyers to plug Spinning Gold, a biopic of legendary record executive Neil Bogart, who founded Casablanca Records and was closely aligned with the rise of disco.
Timberlake, attending the party with his wife Jessica Biel, will star as Bogart and is producing the film with Foresight CEO Mark Damon, Laurence Mark, Boardwalk Entertainment’s Timothy Scott Bogart — Bogart’s son — and Gary A. Randall.
The disco-themed evening even included Timberlake taking the stage with Timothy Bogart, who wrote the script for Spinning Gold, and Damon, who knew Neil Bogart. Evan Bogart, also son of the late Neil Bogart, is the music supervisor on the film.
Timberlake teased a few of the disco songs that Bogart is best remembered for by singing a line or two, including Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby,” the 1975 tune that propelled Summer to fame and became an international disco hit. In the song — known for its erotic lyrics — Summer simulated being caught in the throes of ecstasy. Bogart convinced Summer to record a second version as long as 20 minutes.
Timberlake quipped that the long version allowed women enough time to satisfy themselves because “women can’t have an orgasm in three minutes.”
The actor-performer also sang a line from Summer’s “Last Dance” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In between, Timberlake referenced Neil Bogart’s partying ways.
“But we’re in Cannes, so I don’t need to tell you about partying,” Timberlake said.
After Wiz Khalifa spilled the beans about Justin Timberlake starring on Juicy J’s upcoming album Stay Trippy, the Taylor Gang signee confirmed the collabo, admitting it’s only half-baked.
“I got this record [with him],” he told Sway on MTV RapFix. “It’s not all the way finished yet. Shoutout to Justin Timberlake. I been on JT for a minute and we did a couple of records. He still gotta do the vocals. Hopefully while we do a mix of it, it’ll make the album cause it’s a great song.”
The two previously recorded together for JT’s sophomore effort FutureSex/LoveSounds on “Chop It Up” with Three 6 Mafia, where the “Bandz” trapper discovered how versatile the former boy bander was.
“Justin is super talented. He could play any kind of instrument. He engineers on the mixing board,” he explained of the “Suit & Tie” singer . “When I saw it, I was like, ‘Wow this guy really knows music. He’s really involved in everything. He’s incredible.”
Juicy’s follow-up to 2009′s Hustle Til I Die hits shelves July 2.