Jacob Tremblay posted few days ago three photos from the set of his upcoming movie “Toxic Avenger” in Bulgaria.
A contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s successful 1984 low-budget action comedy hit, The Toxic Avenger is steeped in environmental themes and subverts the superhero genre in the vein of Deadpool. When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.
The Toxic Avenger became successful after a long run as a midnight movie in New York City, leading to sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. The property also became a stage musical production, a children’s cartoon TV series and a Marvel comic.
Tremblay received a SAG nomination for his breakout performance in 2015’s Room, starring opposite Oscar-winner Brie Larson, and in 2017 starred in the critical and commercial hit Wonder. He headlined Universal’s R-rated comedy hit Good Boys in 2019.
Tremblay next will voice Flounder in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid as well as the title character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Luca. He is repped by UTA, Play Management and Jackoway Austen.
Credits : Deadline / Photos : Jenna Dernam & New Yorker
Adapted by Donald Martin (“Milton’s Secret”) from Bernie Hafeli’s eponymous novel, “Bear Season” is the story of Chester (Tremblay), an adolescent boy living in post-WWII Detroit with his Polish immigrant mother Olona (Kurylenko) and his deceased father’s brother Izzy (Evans), a rough-around-the-edges former soldier.
Izzy, struggling to adapt to life after the war and suffering from what today would be diagnosed as PTSD, drinks too much and likes to spin a yarn, particularly the story of his brother, Chester’s father, who served in the military alongside Wojtek, a legendary soldier bear. Nobody aside from Chester believes Izzy’s stories, but the boy’s unwavering faith sparks a road trip to uncover the truth of his father’s story and to confirm Wojtek’s existence.
“Donald’s script based on Bernie’s novel was so moving, hopeful, and redemptive, I couldn’t put it down until I was done crying at the end,” recalls Harris. “It’s the kind of movie I want to see, and I think many others will as well. We’re very lucky to have Simon as director and to have attracted this perfect cast.”
“’Bear Season’ is an incredibly intimate portrait of three Polish immigrant family members trying to process their grief,” says Aboud. “Set against the post-war world of relentless industry and progress that was Detroit in 1951, they are the living casualties of WWII. This is a very powerful story of hope and belief, of a boy who bets everything on the truth of his uncle’s drunken stories and the existence of a bear. I’ve always been drawn to road movies and this one has real magic to it.”
“When I read Bernie’s novel,” adds Martin, “and learned of the existence of the actual bear named Wojtek, enlisted as a private in the Polish Allied Forces, drinking beer, smoking, and loading cannons in the fight against the Nazis, I knew that I had to write this script.”
We’ve learned from Variety that the Pixar’s animated coming-of-age adventure “Luca” won’t play in theaters and instead is launching exclusively on Disney Plus, at no extra cost, on June 18.
If you haven’t yet, you can watch the trailer below :
Jacob Tremblay lends his voice to title character Luca Paguro, a bright and inventive 13-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity — especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea.
The synopsis: Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
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Jacob Tremblay is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars. The Canadian actor has appeared in an Oscar-nominated film (2015’s Room), box office hits (like Good Boys), and he’s even voicing Flounder in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid. But most recently, he’s added another once in a lifetime role to his resume — playing Justin Bieber in a Justin Bieber music video — and he exclusively chatted with etalk all about it. “It definitely feels really weird to say it, because it just sounds like it shouldn’t be happening but, I am in a Justin Bieber music video, which is something I would have never seen coming,” Jacob told etalk’s Liz Trinnear, when they chatted over video call (watch above) just hours before the music video for “Lonely” premiered. After JB’s team reached out with the opportunity (“which of course I said yes to”), Bieber hit up Jacob himself to break the ice, since the pair had never met. “I ended up getting a text message from Justin Bieber asking if I had any questions, which I did — I had a lot of questions. So we kind of organized that we would call each other some time, but we didn’t really get an exact time, so he ended up calling me when I was in the grocery store… I was like, to my parents, ‘I have to go outside because Justin Bieber’s calling me.’”
Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay in the “Lonely” video playing a young version of Justin Bieber.