Sunday, 10 September 2006

Go see Sebby's new movie!

Congratulations to Stagedoor Manor alumn Sebastian Stan, whose new movie The Covenant opened at the US box office on Friday in first place, with an estimated first day take of $3.15 million.

Sebastian attended Stagedoor Manor for a number of seasons, and was there in my first year at the theatre camp (2000). He's previously appeared in the film version of the off-broadway musical Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the movie Red Doors, and an episode of Law and Order.

In this horror/thriller movie The Covenant, he plays the role of Chase Collins, a new transfer student at an elite New England bording school. Four students have been born with special powers thanks to their ancestors, but the mysterious arrival of Chase threatens to break their covenant of silence.
The talented Stan had to do a lot of his own stunts (overcoming his fear of heights ;-) and get used to acting against a green screen, with a lot of special effects added later. It's been tipped by some as a modern day version of The Lost Boys (and I'm sure Sebby would be happy if it helped launch the same sorts of careers as the actors in that movie!)

Sebastian's already shot his next movie, The Architect (starring Anthony LaPaglia and Isabella Rossellini), which is due in US theatres in December. He'll also appear in Fred Durst's (Limp Bizkit) directorial debut, The Education of Charlie Banks, due out next year.

In the meantime... if you're in the States, go see The Covenant this week and help it secure a healthy #1 box office result for the week. (It's not due for release here in New Zealand until November though, and those in the UK will have to wait until early December).

* Stan Flies High in The Covenant

* UnderGroundOnline: The Covenant Set Visit
* - Interview with The Covenant stars, Sebastian Stan & Steven Strait

* The Covenant - Interview with Sebastian & Steven
* The Covenant - Interview with Director & Cast

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