I finally added captures from “Now You See Me” Trailer #2.
Woody Harrelson hypnotised Mark Ruffalo while making ‘Now You See Me’ – and the cast tricked him into thinking it worked.
The actors form part of an all-star cast for Louis Leterrier’s upcoming heist thriller about a group of magicians who rob a bank, and in order to prepare for the role, all of the stars learned magic tricks which led to a prank on set.
Leterrier explained: ‘Everybody had to learn magic on set. Woody Harrelson went out to bars and tried to hypnotise people. He tried it on Mark Ruffalo and we all pretended that it worked. Woody was so freaked out. He was like, ‘I did it! I don’t know how, but I did it!’ ‘
Mark Ruffalo isn’t the sort of actor who demands adoration: He had to be convinced to accept an activism award last night at the Annual Riverkeeper’s Fishermen’s Ball, and while there, he said that self-obsession just isn’t his bag. “I’ve never Googled myself on the Internet,” he told us. Does that mean he’s never heard of “Science Bros,” an Internet subculture celebrating the friendship of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, the characters Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. played in The Avengers? “No, what is that?” he asked. And then the giggles began.
If you’re as unfamiliar as Ruffalo was, feel free to Google image search “Science Bros” for a moment: You’ll find all sorts of fan art — some cute, some sexual — that pairs Ruffalo and Downey Jr.’s superhero BFFs. When we brought it up on our phone, Ruffalo could hardly believe it. “Are you joking?” he asked as he began scrolling through the images. “There’s all this art of me and Robert?” Giggles gave way to full belly laughter. A concerned publicist came over, though Ruffalo was laughing so hard that he could barely explain himself to her.
“Is that a cartoon of you?” she asked.
“Yes! It’s me and Robert! Look at this! There’s thousands of them!” Ruffalo tried to contain himself. “It’s called the Science Bros. This is awesome. I’ve never heard of it. Why hasn’t anyone told me about that?”
He kept scrolling. A pertinent question suggested itself. “So, are they all quasi-homoerotic?” he asked. “Like tinged with … ” Yup. “That’s cute!” He alighted on a drawing of Stark leaning onto Banner’s shoulder suggestively, offering him something out of a bag. “Would you like a gummy worm?” Ruffalo murmured, supplying his own caption.
Is he now a Science Bros shipper, then? “Yeah! I love it; it’s awesome,” Ruffalo enthused. “I endorse it 100 percent. You know what it is? It’s open-source creativity.” And here’s a scenario for the fans to contemplate: Ruffalo couldn’t wait to drop his newfound knowledge bomb on Downey Jr. “I’m going to call him and tell him, and he’s going to laugh his ass off,” Ruffalo said. “He’ll love that.”
Question: What was it about this project that made you sign on and get involved?
MARK RUFFALO: Um — Jesse Eisenberg. I read it and I thought it was a really fun thing. It’s something I’d never done. I got to do some action stuff in it and I thought it was really kind of a clever script. It had a clever twist in it. And I just thought it would be one of those movies that is just a fun ride.
Do you have magician envy?
RUFFALO: I’m a little bummed out that I don’t get to do any tricks, but I got something up my sleeve.
You used to work in a bar as a bartender. Did you see a lot of guys pulling magic tricks on women and stuff?
RUFFALO: Magicians, just a general note, don’t get laid. I hate to say that. [Asks woman] Are you into magicians? [She respondes “No.”]
Do you think David Copperfield got his ass kicked as a kid?
RUFFALO: I don’t know, but he’s not doing so badly right now I don’t think.
If you’re a really good magician, I would imagine you could…
RUFFALO: You know, we were at a party once and there’s these street magicians that I’ve seen perform. David Blaine, I was at a party and he was doing some stuff and I thought my wife was gonna run off with him. And then Keith Barry who’s one of our consultants on this, who’s actually Woody Harrelson’s consultant who’s a great hypnotist and a great street magician, could be very, very seductive as well.
[Referring to cut on his Face] Is that a Dave Franco-inflicted wound you have on your cheek there?
RUFFALO: This is a Dave Franco special. He whipped a card at me.
A couple of them.
RUFFALO: A couple of them, yeah.
You’ve played a police officer before, but what’s different about Dylan?
RUFFALO: He’s kind of a rogue, he’s very spermy, he’s kind of mangy and a little sassy. Most of the cops I’ve played are pretty straightforward cops. He’s much more kind of an outsider, you know? They call it a street agent, you know. There’s desk agents and street agents basically in the FBI. He’s kind of unorthodox and he loves being on the street and he’s tough and he doesn’t shave, he doesn’t really follow the rules. He’s something of a lummox. He’s always screwing things up, but does it with a lot of authority.
I added the first behind the scenes photos of Mark in “Infinitely Polar Bear”.
WPRI has also some more infos about the movie:
Quiet on the set! Film cameras are rolling now and for the next six weeks in and around Providence on an independent movie starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.
On Tuesday, Federal Hill — and the area right around Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen restaurant on Atwells Avenue — doubled as 1970′s Boston. Providence today looks more like Boston did in the 70′s, said producer Austin Stark.
Producer Sam Bisbee, who lived in Rhode Island till he was nine years old, said the Renaissance City offered plenty of ideal locations for the period piece: “We had to have a mansion, we have a run-down apartment, we have this incredible restaurant. We’re all over this city, and it’s incredible what we can accomplish here,” Bisbee said.
The “quirky drama” is set in 1978. Ruffalo plays a dad with bipolar disorder who decides to stop taking his medicine while trying to take care of his two young daughters. His wife (played by Saldana) ends up getting her MBA and moving out of the house.
“Amidst wild mood swings and unique challenges, the four of them manage to figure out a new and unconventional way to be a family,” the Rhode Island Film and TV Office said in a news release Tuesday.
The goal is to get the movie picked up by a major film festival like Sundance, with wider distribution possibly a year and a half from now.
I added 1455 captures of Mark in “Apartment 12″ (2001) as well as captures from the interview.
Joss Whedon is currently in the process of preparing to shoot The Avengers 2, which according to Screen Daily will start filming in the UK in early 2014. The film will be shot at Pinewood-Shepperton studios, which is where they just finished shooting Thor: The Dark World, and it’s also where Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in production.
There’s still hardly any information on what story The Avengers 2 will tell, but we know that the usual suspects will be back, and that a few new characters are also going to join them. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson will all be back. It still has yet to be determined whether Robert Downey Jr. will return as Iron Man or not.
The Avengers 2 will be released in theaters on May 1st, 2015.