Ironically Elliott’s latest film, A Few Best Men, is a very heterosexual take on the wedding comedy. Starring Xavier Samuel and Olivia Newton-John, it follows a groom and his three best men as they travel to the Australian outback for a wedding. “Xavier was fantastic,” Elliott raves. “It was a big challenge for him because he’s not a natural comedian – and he knew that. He had the most difficult role in the film – I remember telling him, ‘this is ‘Die Hard: The Wedding’, and you’re Bruce Willis.’ The outtakes are just him, one after the other, not being able to keep a straight face. The film is so stupid, but I’m really proud of it.”
I’m always very happy to hear about someone loving the blog (ya know, besides myself, obviously), so thanks! And, yeah, if he did start dating someone publicly, it would create the luckiest and most envied person ever.
Here’s the deal: I am fairly confident Xavier doesn’t have a public website, Twitter, or Facebook that he runs himself. Obviously, it is possible he has a Twitter or Facebook that isn’t public but, really, we’ll never know that if he doesn’t want us to. I have seen quite a few fakes, though, but thus far, they seem pretty easy to spot.
Take for instance, this Twitter (no offense to said Twitterer - this is simply my opinion and the reasoning for my opinion; feel free to think differently than I). I have a tendency not to believe this particular “Xavier” because of this post. Does that look like an Anonymous picture? Or does it look like a Drift picture (not to mention the fact that the girl in the photo is also his costar Lesley-Ann Brandt from Drift - and a pic she had posted about a month before)? And I am positive the actual Xavier would know the difference. But, hey, like I said - it’s simply my observation.
According to Movie Hole, “John Carter” star Taylor Kitsch is being considered for the role of Daredevil in David Slade’s franchise reboot. In a feature on “15 Actors That Were Nearly Superheroes,” Movie Hole stated a few actors under consideration to play Matt Murdock, including Kitsch.
“David Slade is rebooting the franchise with everyone from Xavier Samuel (‘A Few Best Men’) to Taylor Kitsch (‘John Carter’) said to be in contention,” Movie Hole said.
I’ll just assume so, since you guys hang out here. ;)
I think I know about 504 people who would jump at the chance to make him, let’s just say, less single.
Thank you very much!
Asked: What is that last screencap from? I couldn’t find anything on his IMDb page.
This screencap is from an independent drama by Darius Devas called Further We Search, which “tells the story of a young man’s journey to a new city as he tries to find his place. The film follows his encounters and the dynamics of the relationships that unfold as he searches for a sense of connection. It is a subtle exploration of an inner journey to find meaning and the interactions along the way” - starring Xavier, Mark Leonard Winter, Caitlin Valentine, Faustina Delany, Thomas Henning and Alison Bell. It seems there was at least one screening in Melbourne in October of 2009, and the movie possibly even had a limited release to DVD, but I’ve never found a place to buy it. I’ve posted a few other things (screencaps, a trailer) regarding Further We Search, but there’s very little information about it. However, there is a second trailer I’ll post shortly.
I did at one point, but it’s long been abandoned.
First of all: Thanks! As for all The Grandmothers questions, I’ll round up all of the information I can find in order to answer them, but it’ll honestly just be educated guesses.
So, the story called The Grandmothers touches on events than span over a significant period of time - ranging from glimpses of the women as teenaged friends to one particular scene where they, in fact, are grandmothers (and mothers-in-law, as well). Because some descriptions of the movie have included statements such as, “The story involves two childhood friends and neighbors who each fall in love with the other’s son, to the disgust of the boys’ wives,” I’m gonna go ahead and assume this aspect of the story will also be included in the film. And since Sophie Lowe and Jessica Tovey were recently announced as new additions to the cast, maybe they’ll take on the roles of said wives. Also, according to Newcastle Herald, five-year-old Alice Roberts “beat hundreds of hopefuls to be cast as one of two granddaughters in the flick.” No word on whether she’ll play Xavier’s daughter or James’ though.
The sex factor of the movie has only been addressed by calling it a “risque erotic tale.” Now, that sounds pretty potentially sexy to me, but I haven’t read anything that specifically mentions the inclusion of nudity, or lack thereof.
Your last question is pretty tricky. I haven’t read one official document that explains who’s who in the cast of characters. Actually, the majority of articles just contradict each other. Adelaide Now claims “Xavier Samuel (who falls for Wright) and James Frecheville (who falls for Watts)” while The Daily Telegraph reports “Frecheville … will play the love interest of Wright-Penn.” I’ve already thrown my speculation into the mix, but my chances of being right are obviously just 50/50.
I’m afraid I won’t be much help when it comes to this question. As an American looking to watch this film online, I only came across one site that allowed me to do so. Unfortunately, that site no longer exists (I found it a while back, like, last summer or something), so the direct link I saved won’t work. Any others places I managed to find the film require an Australian or UK-based Internet service. So, I know it’s ridiculous, but if you’re super desperate, your best bet (that I know of) would be a region-free DVD player and eBay. However, if anyone else knows of any resource that fits the aforementioned details, don’t be afraid to share.