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Joey King Hopes to Launch Young Career With Independence Day: Resurgence


Independence Day: Resurgence has the potential to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016. Fans of the first film have been waiting 20 years for a sequel. And while Will Smith won’t be reprising his role, a slew of new casting additions will be making their mark on the franchise. One of those is 16-year-old actress, Joey King.

Despite her age, King isn’t a newcomer to the Hollywood scene. She’s appeared in quite a few notable films. Her first lead role came from 2010’s Ramona and Beezus. King’s stock has only grown from that point, as she has been seen in White House Down, Wish You Were Here, and Oz.

It’s no surprise that King has been able to find success in Hollywood at such a young age. She has been acting since the age of four, being featured in a Life cereal commercial. King’s first appearance on film came at the age of six.

Most child actors and actresses fizzle out, but King has been able to find the roles that fit her best, and has maintained her relevancy in Hollywood. She’s been seen in family comedies, action films, and dramas. All of these different genres do a great job of showing off her range and versatility.

At such an early point in her career, King has already received praise from numerous critics and festivals such as, the Gotham Awards, Canadian Filmmakers Festival, and the Vancouver Film Festival. And as a 16-year-old there is no question she will add many awards and accolades for herself.

It’s no surprise critics love King. She will do whatever it takes to make a role her own. That includes shaving off her hair to play a staring role in Wish You Were Here, and a supporting role in the Dark Knight Rises. It’s pretty easy to see she’s already well beyond her years, and is passionate about acting.

It’s that kind of dedication and drive that make King so special. She’s still very young, but is also incredibly talented. Hopefully Independence Day: Resurgence opens up more opportunities for her in the future, and she can rise up the Hollywood ranks.

Source: theinscribermag
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Courtney Love, Joey King Starring in ‘Possibility of Fireflies’

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Courtney Love and Joey King will star as mother and daughter in the coming-of-age movie drama “The Possibility of Fireflies.”

Deborah Chow (“The High Cost of Living”) is directing from a screenplay written by Dominique Paul, the author of the original novel. Filming is set to begin this summer in Canada.

Producers are Amy Green, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida of ARC49 Entertainment. Epic Pictures is launching international sales at the Cannes Film Festival and UTA Independent Film Group will be representing the film domestically.

The story takes place during the summer of 1989 in suburban Maryland and follows a precocious teenager with dreams of becoming a writer who must cope with her chaotic, self destructive mother and a volatile metal-head sister. When she falls in love with her older neighbor, she finds herself caught in the alluring undertow of reckless rock n’ roll freedom.

We’re so thrilled to secure such an incredibly talented duo in Joey King and Courtney Love to lead this cast,” Chow said. “Joey has proven herself to be one of the most talented young actresses working today, and as an iconic rock musician, who is also a versatile and fearless actress, Courtney is the perfect fit for this music-infused story.

Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk will team up with music producer and composer BT for the ’80s-themed soundtrack. BT will also compose the original score for the film.

Love’s acting credits include “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Sid and Nancy” and “Man on the Moon,” as well as the television series “Sons of Anarchy” and “Empire.” King’s credits include “Ramona and Beezus,” “White House Down,” “Wish You Were Here” and the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Love is represented by UTA, and King is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment

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Nylon Magazine

Hello. Joey had new photoshoot and interview for Nylon Magazine. I’ll try to add scans to the site soon as I can. If you already have scans and want send it to me, please send me a message 🙂

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Joey King has a lifetime’s worth of acting accolades at 16

Joey King has been winning awards and scoring big roles thanks to her hard work and humility.

Joey King, left, and Jonas Chernick star in Borealis, a little Canadian film about a road trip to Churchill, Manitoba.

To steal an overworked epithet, Joey King is a rising star.
After all, the L.A. actress is hot off the hit TV series Fargo, recently been named one of today’s top teen actors by Variety magazine and won best actress at the Vancouver Film Festival.

For many 16-year-olds, fame would go straight to their heads, but not King.
Obviously, I let myself have these moments,” said King recently from California. “You get excited and proud but it’s never like I deserved that (because) to be honest, there’s another girl who had an amazing performance elsewhere that also deserves it — I just happened to get recognized.
If she sounds uniquely humble, that’s because Joey King is. After all, at 16 she has accomplished more than most actors do in a lifetime.

From working in such thrillers as The Dark Knight Rises and White House Down to lining up an impressive array of hotly-anticipated movies — such as the sequel to 1996’s sci-fi smash Independence Day, King has every excuse to be smug. “I think that my mindset for how I think now comes from growing up around adults,” explained King, pointing out she’s now a 12-year veteran in showbiz.

Growing up around all these people that much wiser, more experienced in life than me — I’ve always just wanted to keep up.
Her humility certainly shines through in King’s upcoming feature as well.

A quirky low-budget Canadian drama called Borealis, King is gaining praise for her refined portrayal of an estranged youth on a road trip to chilly Churchill, Manitoba, with her father (Jonas Chernick) to see the northern lights, before an illness steals her sight.

Not exactly the equivalent to working on a big Hollywood blockbuster. “Being on a set like Borealis (and) Independence Day, the difference is unreal,” laughed King insisting she doesn’t have a preference over either experience.
But a common theme among every film I work on is that everyone who is on the film — the crew members behind the scenes, people on camera — they’re all so passionate about the work they’re doing.” So big or small, it doesn’t matter. I just love working with passionate people.


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Tyler Shields Leica Photo Series

Tyler Shields upload that beautiful picture with Joey and Dylan Sprayberry from upcoming new series.