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Max currently stars as Jared Howe in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host.
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The Host opened in sixth place at this weekend’s box office. I’m not sure what this will mean for a sequel, but we have our fingers crossed. What did you all think of the movie?
In sixth place, The Host opened to a meager $11 million from 3,202 locations. That’s about on par with what Beautiful Creatures grossed in its five-day holiday opening last month, and is a fraction of the first Twilight movie’s $69.6 million start. While The Host didn’t get much of a push in recent weeks, it did have a teaser trailer attached to The Hunger Games last March, which suggests that distributor Open Road Films did have very high hopes for it at one point.
Coming off the poor performances of Beautiful Creatures and The Host, studios are clearly going to start rethinking the young-adult romance genre a bit. The next big test for the genre is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which Sony is releasing in August.
The Host’s audience was 78 percent female and 61 percent under the age of 25 (a bit younger than Twilight’s typical crowd). They awarded the movie a poor “B-” CinemaScore, which suggests that it will have a very front-loaded run.
Max and Jake Abel stopped by CNN and you can watch their interview below. Or HERE if the embed doesn’t work.:
If you like the blockbuster “Twilight” series, then you may love “The Host.” It’s based on a novel by the same author, Stephenie Meyer. “The Host” is about humans who are invaded by an alien race seeking to occupy their bodies.
Actors Max Irons and Jake Abel talk with Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point” about their new sci-fi thriller and being part of a Meyer project.
When it opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010, “Posh” helped to give a real boost to the careers of its young cast, with actors including Kit Harington (“Game Of Thrones”), Joshua McGuire (“The Hour”), Tom Mison (the upcoming “Sleepy Hollow” TV series) and David Dawson (“Luther”) all having gone on to great things after the fact. “An Education” director Lone Scherfig signed on to a film adaptation recently, and it looks like we might be seeing a movie cast that’s just as broad in talent, with a few rising names, and one massive one, apparently in various stages of talks to come on board.
According to the ever-on-the-money Baz Bamigboye, Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth are all in negotiations to star in the film, and while talks are at an earlier stage, “Twilight” megastar Robert Pattinson could potentially join them. Nurse, my ovaries! If the first three names don’t quite ring a bell yet, Irons is the son of legendary actor Jeremy Irons, who previously appeared in “Red Riding Hood,” and has “The Host” coming up shortly. Claflin has a couple of blockbusters under his belt already, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Snow White & The Huntsman,” and has “The Hunger Games; Catching Fire” coming up later and the year. And Booth, who was one of our Actors On The Rise picks earlier in the week, starred in the TV version of “Great Expectations” recently, and has “Romeo & Juliet” and the Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending” on the way.
The play, and the film, revolves around a version of the Bullingdon Club, an Oxford University institution (not unlike a fraternity) which included current Prime Minister David Cameron and current Mayor of London Boris Johnson among its members, and which involves privileged idiots getting together, drinking themselves into oblivion and trashing restaurants. Wade’s play focuses on the members of the Riot Club, whose meeting in a country pub ends in tragedy, and we can see all four of the actors fitting in nicely into that kind of environment.
Filming is planned to get underway in May, so it shouldn’t be too long before we find out who’s able to fit it into their schedules, and “Posh” should eventually open in 2014.
Max Irons is the finely chiseled face of Macy’s affordable new INC line for men. Good looks and acting talent run in the family; he’s the son of the actor Jeremy Irons. Max will soon be jetting off to Louisiana to begin filming “The Host.” To prepare for his role, he is hitting the gym daily, sticking to his skincare regimen and to his dismay, trying to kick carbohydrates. I recently had tea with him at a London hotel in midtown.
T.T.: The spring men’s collection for Macy’s INC seems cool, wearable and very affordable. What do you like most about the clothes?
M.I.: Well, they are so comfortable. For me comfort is paramount. It all just feels like me. I don’t like shiny or stiff clothes; these are relaxed and have a lived-in feel and look.
T.T.: Do you like shopping?
M.I.: No, not really. I like going to one place, where you can find everything you need in one stop, like Macy’s!
T.T.: What is your everyday go-to outfit of choice?
M.I.: Black jeans, a button-down shirt and lace-up oxfords. I never wear sneakers. I don’t feel comfortable in them.
T.T.: Do you ever accessorize with jewelry?
M.I.: I’m not one for jewelry. But I’ve been considering a nice watch. My wish-list item would be a Cartier watch with the Roman numerals, a square face … preferably in rose gold.
T.T.: You’ve done some TV and theater in school. Where does the modeling fit in?
M.I.: I modeled while I was attending drama school at Guildhall, in London. I was pretty penniless at the time, so it really helped financially. Plus, I quite enjoy it.
T.T.: Now you’re about to star in your second movie, “The Host.” How are you getting in shape for your role?
M.I.: The most effective part of my workout has been interval runs. That is where you power-up the treadmill and run as fast as you can for about six to ten seconds. Then you slow down for about 24 seconds, still keeping your heart rate up. You do this for a total of 10–15 minutes, depending on how conditioned you are. If you do it with the proper form, you’ll get a great overall workout, strengthen your heart and burn some calories. It’s intense.
Here are the first three photos of Max’s campaign for Macy’s INC Men’s Collection:
TO THE MAX: It was English actor Max Irons’ “natural style” that prompted Macy’s to sign him as the new face of its INC men’s collection. “We liked his polish and the fact that he isn’t well known yet in the U.S.,” said Nancy Slavin, senior vice president of marketing for Macy’s Merchandising Group. “But he’s on a trajectory and is quintessentially this brand. He wears the clothes very naturally.”
The ads, shot by Walter Chin and styled by Bill Mullen, are in black and white and feature Irons, son of Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, in both tailored and casual INC looks. It is the first time Macy’s has used an actor as a spokesman for the brand.
Irons will be featured online and his image will be in the 631 stores that carry the collection, beginning in February, when the shops are converted to spring merchandise, Slavin said. In addition, a short video of Irons discussing his personal style will be imbedded in the QR codes found in the INC departments, allowing customers with smartphones to view the film. “We’ve done similar things with Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Roy and Bobbi Brown,” Slavin said, “and we’ve had huge customer engagement with these videos.”
If you’re a Macy’s shopper, expect to see Max gracing a poster or two in their men’s department!
Macy’s has snagged English actor Max Irons to be the new face of its INC men’s collection. Irons, who will play the leading male role of Jared in “The Host,” a film adaptation of “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s science fiction novel, in 2013, will appear in the brand’s spring 2012 men’s campaign. It will be shot by Walter Chin and styled by Bill Mullen. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Irons is the son of Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, and the grandson of Cyril Cusack. In addition to still images, the INC campaign will include a short video of the actor discussing his personal style and self-expression.
A big congratulations to Max as he has snagged the role of Jared Howe in Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. He will be acting opposite Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel. We are so thrilled and we can’t wait to see him in action!
The fifth and final Twilight film may be scheduled to release next November, but Stephenie Meyer ain’t done with you yet. Her best-selling 2008 science-fiction novel The Host — her only non-Twilight work to date — is in the process of being turned into a film, so expect to hear plenty of news about it between now and its March 29, 2013 release date. In fact, here’s some right now: The important role of Jared Howe will be played by 26-year-old actor Max Irons, EW has learned.
Irons, son of Oscar-winning and golden-throated actor Jeremy Irons, was last seen in this year’s Red Riding Hood. For this project, he joins director Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca) and the long-attached Saoirse Ronan, who will play Melanie Stryder, a young woman who shares her body with an alien force known as Wanderer. Since no Meyer novel is complete without some complicated relationship geometry, Jake Abel has been cast in the role of Ian, a man who falls in love with Wanderer despite the fact that she is in the body of Melanie who is in love with Jared. Fans of the book, may I suggest you start preparing your visual aids and PowerPoint explanations now.
The film will begin shooting in February in Louisiana and then New Mexico and will mark one of the first productions for Open Road Films, a young distribution company backed by AMC and Regal theater chains.