We all know the name Jai Courtney. The Australian actor first broke out on the Starz series Spartacus and later landed roles in a string of high-profile movies like Suicide Squad, Terminator: Genisys and Jack Reacher. Between those movies, he’s gravitated towards more grounded roles in dramas like Felony, The Water Diviner, and Unbroken. He himself says it’s the intimate dramas that are more to his taste.
Movies like director Henry Alex Rubin’s Semper Fi are right up his alley. It’s a family drama that deals with the military, PTSD, and brotherhood, with a third act turn towards a prison break thriller. It’s a movie going for naturalism, not spectacle, and it’s another look at what Courtney is capable of given a strong role.
Recently, we spoke to the actor about what attracts him to certain roles, drama school in Australia, and what kept him going when he first moved to Los Angeles.
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For months now, we’ve been slowly hearing about who would be part of the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. We don’t know if James Gunn‘s movie is a sequel or a reboot or something in between, but now we officially have the full roster for the cast straight from the director himself. Get the full list of The Suicide Squad cast below. Read More »
Jai Courtney is still out there, reminding everyone he’s not Sam Worthington. In Semper Fi, Courtney plays both a cop and a Marine Corps reservist who decides to break his brother (Nat Wolff) out of jail. Can he pull it off? Will he end up getting caught and land right in prison with his brother? And how does he have time to be both a cop and in the Marines? Watch the Semper Fi trailer below and see.
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Zoey Deutch is poised to be the next movie star. The actress showed signs of potential in the workplace rom-com Set It Up, but in Buffaloed, her natural breezy charisma is put on full blast. With director Tanya Wexler lending the crime dramedy a zippy, irreverent flair, Buffaloed becomes the vehicle for which Deutch can finally show off her chops.
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Despite reports that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot” of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, that seems less and less likely to be the case. Viola Davis, who played the ruthless government agent Amanda Waller in the 2016 comic book movie, will be back in The Suicide Squad, joining Jai Courtney in reprising their roles from the first movie.
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Last we heard, Aquaman and Shazam! producer Peter Safran was on record saying that Warner Bros. and DC’s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot”, separate from David Ayer’s 2016 original movie. But wouldn’t you know it, Captain Boomerang has drunkenly crashed into this story to confuse things all over again.
Australian actor Jai Courtney now says he’ll be back to reprise his role as Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad. What the heck is going on in this movie? Read More »
Netflix brought back Wet Hot American Summer for a series revival back in 2015 after development of a sequel to the 2001 Sundance comedy hit was happening for years. Instead of making good upon the promise of a 10-year reunion teased at the end of the movie, the series went back to the first day at Camp Firewood, which was all the more ridiculous simply because it had a cast of actors and actress in their 30s and 40s playing teenagers. But now the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a new eight episode continuation of the goofy camp comedy that brings back (almost) all of the original cast members again as we flash forward to their lives in 1991. It looks just as insane as the prequel series was, and it even has some new cast members joining the fun.
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Maybe if I’d seen the Starz show Spartacus: War of the Damned, I’d be on board the Jai Courtney train. But aside from a halfway decent performance in the first Jack Reacher movie and the weirdness of his Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad, I haven’t seen much from the guy that warrants his level of stardom.
But maybe he’s better in smaller films than blockbusters. Let’s test that theory by taking a look at the trailer for a new World War II thriller called The Exception, which stars Courtney as a Nazi soldier who falls in love with a Jewish girl played by Baby Driver’s Lily James. Watch The Exception trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will bring back plenty of familiar faces from the old Camp Firewood crew, but to keep things interesting it’s also adding some fresh blood to the mix. As of today, that includes Jai Courtney, who’s signed on to romance Amy Poehler‘s Susie in the next run of episodes. Could “comedy star” be the next phase of Courtney’s career?
UPDATE: Samm Levine and Marlo Thomas have also signed up for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later cast. Find out which characters they’re playing below. Read More »
A decade ago writer/director Dito Montiel made a strong impression with his directorial debut, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, based on his memoir of the same name. Since 2006, he hasn’t made a movie that’s struck a similar chord with audiences and critics. He’s collaborated with some great talent over the years, including Al Pacino and the late Robin Williams, but he’s yet to make a movie as compelling as A Guide to Your Recognizing Your Saints. Montiel’s latest picture, Man Down, reunites him with the star of his debut film, Shia LaBeouf.
Below, watch the Man Down trailer.
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