Video: Aaron Eckhart on Fun and Filming in Puerto Rico
Aaron talks with SheKnows about working in Puerto Rico for The Rum Diary, his love scene with Amber Heard and his photography. Video is on autoplay, click on more to watch.
The Rum Diary Exclusive: Aaron Eckhart on Johnny Depp and His Killer Career
Aaron talks with Movie Fanatic about his costumes for The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp, working with Amber Heard and his favourite movie out of his career.
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‘Rum Diary’ Star Aaron Eckhart on Booze, Cigars and Johnny Depp’s Entourage
By Sharon Kholle
Director Bruce Robinson said that if Aaron Eckhart hadn’t agreed to play ambitious real-estate developer Sanderson in ‘The Rum Diary,’ “we’d still be casting.” In the movie, lots of rum is swilled and cigars are smoked. Turns out Eckhart only indulges in one of those vices in real life: “I got addicted to cigars while making this movie,” he admitted to Moviefone. Interestingly, he was one of the few who wasn’t lighting up at the movie’s press conference, where Johnny Depp smoked five hand-rolled cigarettes in quick succession, moderator Elvis Mitchell sucked on a huge stogie and Robinson smoked and drank a beer. By comparison, Eckhart says things were pretty tame on the Puerto Rican set.
Your character has a very nice spread on the beach in this movie.
We filmed it in the beach in Puerto Rico, which is great because that’s where it actually takes place. Often these days, you go somewhere like Eastern Europe and that’ll double for New York or Los Angeles or whatever. It’s nice to go to a place because the story takes place there.
New clip of Aaron Eckhart in “The Rum Diary” – God’s Idea of Money
Finally! A clip of Aaron and Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary”. Check it out below!
“The Rum Diary” featurette
MovieWeb has posted a feature on “The Rum Diary” including an interview with Aaron. Only days to go until the movie hits theatres this Friday!
Aaron Eckhart in rhythm for ‘Drummer’
Thesp to play Beach Boys drummer Wilson
By ANDREW STEWART
Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in helmer Randy Miller’s indie music biopic “The Drummer.”
Miller and Jody Savin, who were behind 2008′s “Bottle Shock,” are producing through their banner Unclaimed Freight Prods., along with music industry vet Brad Rosenberger. Savin wrote the script.
Eckhart, who recently landed the lead role in Lionsgate’s “I, Frankenstein,” had been in negotiations to play Wilson for several months. He will serve as exec producer and record his own renditions from Wilson’s solo album “Pacific Ocean Blue,” released in 1977.
“We’d been trying to figure out who the right person would be to fill this role,” Miller told Variety. “It’s quite a demanding role so it had to be a great actor who could sing.”
Pic, which is skedded to start shooting next year during late spring-early summer, chronicles the last six years of Wilson’s life, before his death in 1983. “There’s a discovery about Dennis with this film,” Miller said. “Everybody knows Brian, but nobody really knows Dennis’ music.”
The filmmakers have secured an overall deal for rights to the music, with two of Wilson’s children, Carl and Jennifer, co-producing.
Jonathan Gardner of Cohen/Gardner negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers, as well as CAA’s Tracey Brennan and David Matlof of Hirsch/Wallerstein for Eckhart.
Thesp recently finished shooting the lead role as an ex-CIA agent in “The Expatriate” and stars with Johnny Depp in the upcoming “The Rum Diary.” He’s repped by CAA.
Video: Aaron Eckhart at “The Rum Diary” premiere
Los Angeles Times interviewed Aaron at the premiere of “The Rum Diary”. Check out the video below.
Aaron Eckhart Talks “I, Frankenstein” to MTV
Aaron Eckhart is someone who I am always happy to see working. No matter what material he’s working with, he always seems like he gives 100 percent to his work and is a complete professional. Therefore when Lionsgate announced that Eckhart would be their star in Stuart Beattie’s “I, Frankenstein,” adapted from Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel, I was pleased as punch.
When MTV News caught up with Eckhart recently during the press day for his latest film, “The Rum Diary,” I asked him to give us a tease about what we can expect from him and the film.
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“Well, I’m going to be Frankenstein, which I never thought that sentence existed. I’m going to shoot that next year in Australia. I have no idea what I’m going to do,” he admitted. “I’m reading Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ right now, I’m quite impressed by his intellect and depth of feeling, so it will be interesting to explore.”
Eckhart went on to say that the film version will be more modern and that his “monster” will have a lot more freedom of movement.
“It’s more of an action take on Frankenstein, it’s not a comic book, but there’s a lot of fighting in it so we’ll see. I’m looking forward to it, I get to learn some new stuff.”
[Editor's note: Not a comic book? Even though it's based on Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel? Perhaps someone's signals have gotten crossed.]
The story follows Adam Frankenstein (Eckhart) after he has survived to the present day, and he finds himself caught in a centuries old war between two immortal clans.
“I, Frankenstein” is slated to hit theaters on February 22, 2013.
Aaron Eckhart Dishes More Details on “I, Frankenstein”
by Christine Radish
At this week’s press day for The Rum Diary, adapted from the Hunter S. Thompson novel and starring Johnny Depp, Collider got the opportunity to sit down with actor Aaron Eckhart for an exclusive interview. While we talked about his performance as Sanderson, an American businessman involved in shady property development deals in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the ‘60s, we will post that portion of the closer to the film’s October 28th release date.
In the meantime, we did get a bit of an update on the project that he just signed on for Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein, an action movie in which he plays the famous beast. Check out what he had to say about that, along with what attracts him to the roles he takes on, after the jump.
Question: Do you know which project you’re going to do next?
AARON ECKHART: I have a movie coming out, called The Expatriate, which is a father-daughter CIA thriller. We filmed that in Europe. My character has a 15-year-old daughter, and that was fun, filming with her. And then, for the next movie I signed onto, I’m playing Frankenstein in I, Frankenstein, which is a modern take on Frankenstein.
What was the appeal of a project like that, especially since it’s so different from what you’ve done before?
ECKHART: I don’t know. There’s no rhyme nor reason. Just the fact that I just said, “I’m playing Frankenstein,” is something I never imagined. I don’t know what I’m doing. That’s my problem.
How is it different from the Frankenstein stories that people are familiar with? Is he more intelligent and evolved, as a character?
ECKHART: Frankenstein is an intelligent, evolved man, and that’s how he is portrayed in this movie, for sure. In the book, he’s very evolved. Somewhere in time, Frankenstein got dumbed down. He is a beast, but somewhere he lost his heart. I don’t know how much heart we’ll be able to get into it. It’s not a docu-drama of Frankenstein. It’s not an insightful look into his soul. It’s more of an action movie, really. But, it will be cool.
What draws you to a project? Does it start with the director, for you?
ECKHART: I have no idea. It’s different. With a movie like The Rum Diary, with Johnny [Depp], (director) Bruce [Robinson] and Hunter S. Thompson, you’ve gotta go do it. With Rabbit Hole, with Nicole Kidman, you’ve gotta go do it. Sometimes it’s about good words. Other times, I just want to go hop around and grunt and not say anything. There are those kinds of movies. Sometimes I don’t want to say another word in a movie, but I want to be very physical. And then, there’s other times where you want to go win an Academy Award. As an actor, you’re attracted to good material. You look at your character and you go, “God, I’d love to play that!” All of a sudden, an image will pop into your mind and you can feel yourself playing it. Although, it doesn’t fit into your plan and logistically you’re already busy, but you end up calling your agent and going, “Find out a way for me to do this movie.” For me, there is no plan.