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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.

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Joey King to Star in Alzheimer’s Movie ‘January Rain’

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Joey King and Anthony Thorne have been cast in the independent drama “January Rain,” set to be shot in July in Los Angeles and Utah.

David Venghaus is directing “January Rain” with Steve Snyder and Joel Eisenberg producing and writing the script, based on Thorne’s idea about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

The story centers on a writer and wayward son, portrayed by Thorne, who reluctantly returns to his small town to take care of his estranged father, a victim of Alzheimer’s. Complications ensue with his girlfriend and his young sister, to be played by King, who lashes out in response to the circumstances while battling her own demons.

“This film explores a rarely considered aspect of Alzheimer’s — that of early detection and suffering,” Snyder said. “Several on our team have had family pass of the disease, so this is a personal project for all of us.”

King’s credits include “White House Down,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” the first season of “Fargo” and Roland Emmerich’s upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

“January Rain” represents Venghaus’ feature directorial debut. He worked as an assistant director on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “New Years Eve,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the upcoming “The Jungle Book.”

Eisenberg is a producer with Bill Duke and Gil Adler on a biopic on boxer Joe Louis with Duke directing.

King is repped by UTA and Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment.

Source: variety