This is Jim Sturgess, #1 on my Freebie Five, in Montreal the other day on the set of Upside Down. Kirsten Dunst (who was in New York for the weekend) co-stars in the independent film that’s been described as part sci-fi, part romance:
Look up towards the sky and rub your eyes because you won't believe what you see: cities, forests, and oceans with their own inverted gravity, only an arm's length away, yet completely unreachable. Take a leap over to this alternate reality, two worlds – one above, one below - facing each other, and you'll land in the extraordinary world of Upside Down, the new ground-breaking film of Juan Solanas.
Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach… a girl named Eve. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grown-up Eve on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back… Not even the law or science! (Source)
Apparently Emile Hirsch was originally cast in Jim’s role. Gross. Kiki is lucky producers decided Hirsch is irrelevant. If Hirsch was looking for me I’d hide forever. Sturgess, obviously, is the superior choice, one of few actors who can be classic and contemporary at the same time. He’s a huge talent. And he’s f-cking adorable. And, well, as far as British young actors go, is the gold standard right now.
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