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 Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights "

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10.10.2013 13:43
Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner als Pornostar "Dirk Diggler"

Das hört sich doch mal interessant an: Taylor Lautner wurde zur Lesung des Kultfilmes "Boogie Nights" geladen. Dabei soll er die Rolle des Pornodarstellers "Dirk Diggler" übernehmen. Der "Twilight"-Star tritt damit in große Fußstapfen, denn Mark Wahlberg spielte 1997 in dem Film die Hauptrolle.

Endlich wiedermal News von Taylor Lautner (21) . Im Sommer drehte der Ex-Twilight Darsteller den Thriller „Tracers“. Während den Dreharbeiten kamen sich Taylor und Marie Avgeropoulos näher und sollen nun sogar ein Paar sein.

Taylor Lautner als Pornostar
Wie "E!Online" nun berichtet wird Taylor Lautner in einer Lesung des Kultfilmes "Boogie Nights" mitwirken. Dabei wird er in die Rolle des Pornostars "Dirk Diggler" schlüpfen. "Boogie Nights" durchleuchtete die pornografische Filmszene der späten Siebziger Jahre. Hauptakteur des Filmes ist "Dirk Diggler" der als Pornodarsteller eine große Karriere anstrebt.

"Boogie Nights" lief 1997 in den Kinos und wurde sogar für drei Oscars nominiert. Mark Wahlberg (42) spielte damals die Rolle des "Dirk Digglers" und soll sich sehr dafür eingesetzt haben, dass Taylor Lautner "Dirk Diggler" bei der Lesung spielen wird.



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10.10.2013 13:47
#2 RE: Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner in "Boogie Nights"
Vom Werwolf zum Pornostar

"Twilight"-Star Taylor Lautner wechselt das Genre: Der Teenie-Star schlüpft in die nicht ganz jugendfreie Rolle eines Pornostars. Bei einer Lesung des Filmklassikers "Boogie Nights" übernimmt er den Part von Mark Wahlberg.

Es ist nur ein einmaliges Vergnügen und sorgt dennoch für Aufregung: Hollywoodstar Taylor Lautner (21) wird in einer Live-Lesung von "Boogie Nights" die Rolle des Pornostars "Dirk Diggler" übernehmen. Beim "Film Independent"-Festival wird der "Twilight"-Werwolf damit in die Fußstapfen von Mark Wahlberg (42) treten, der die Figur im Original-Film von 1997 verkörperte.

Am Donnerstag findet die Lesung im "Los Angeles County Museum of Art" laut "E! News" statt. Neben Taylor Lautner wird Judy Greer (38) einen Part übernehmen. Sie wird die Rolle der "Amber Waves", im "Boogie Nights"-Original gespielt von Juliane Moore (52), lesen. Organisiert wird das Ganze von Regisseur Jason Reitman (35), der bereits bei dem "Toronto International Film Festival" mit einer "Boogie Nights"-Lesung für aufsehen sorgte. Dort schlüpfte "The Social Network"-Star Jesse Eisenberg (30) in die Rolle des "Dirk Diggler".

Fans sind sich noch uneins, wie sie ihren in "Twilight" so unschuldigen Taylor Lautner in der Rolle des Pornostars finden. Einer wird sich über die Besetzung aber sicher freuen: "Boogie Nights"-Star Mark Wahlberg soll ein großer Fan des Nachwuchsschauspielers sein.



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12.10.2013 08:38
#3 RE: Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights "
Erste Stills der Vorlesung
Taylor Lautner bei der LACMA Livelesung von " Boogie Nights "

Taylor Lautner war gestern als Leser bei der LACMA Livelesung von Boogie Nights

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12.10.2013 08:56
#4 RE: Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " - Berichte dazu

Bericht von " VARIERTY "
Taylor Lautner Bares All as Porn Star Dirk Diggler at ‘Boogie Nights’ Live Read

October 11, 2013 | 12:25PM PT

The third season of “Live Read, Directed by Jason Reitman” started off with an, ahem, bang Oct. 10, with a live reading of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights,” presented by Film Independent at LACMA.

Reitman opened the evening by asking the audience if anyone brought any children. “You know,” he said, “this is a very profane screenplay.” He explained the process of the popular series, telling the aud that there are no rehearsals, that many in the night’s cast hadn’t met before that night and that it was like listening to great jazz musicians jam.

Taylor Lautner ably stepped into the role of Dirk Diggler with great gusto and was joined by surprise reader Don Johnson as porn director Jack Horner. The pair, seated side by side, had a great rapport as surrogate son and father. Lautner proved himself to be more than just a “Twilight” hunk with a hilarious, intentionally off-key singing performance when Diggler tries to reinvent himself as a singer, and played the porn star’s quieter moments with a touching naivete.

Nick Kroll proved to be man of many voices, taking on several characters in addition to Diggler’s partner in porn Reed Rothchild, especially moving the cast and audience to raucous laughter as club manager and would-be porn star Maurice TT Rodriguez.

Other celebs joining the fun included Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Jurnee Smollett, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Jarod Einsohn and Kevin Pollack, who had Johnson blushing with his quietly growling portrayal of porn producer the Colonel asking to see Diggler’s prodigious prop.


EW (Entertainment Weekly)
'Boogie Nights' live read: Taylor Lautner, Don Johnson, and cast giggle through the racy script

Image Credit: Araya Diaz/WireImage

“This is a very profane screenplay,” Jason Reitman warned the audience at LACMA before staging his latest Live Read, a recitation of the Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece Boogie Nights. “It’s one thing to see it. It’s another thing to hear it. If you’re young or religious, you probably should leave now.”

The laughs in the audience suggested everyone knew what they were in for and cheered uproariously as Reitman introduced his cast, which included Taylor Lauter as Dirk Diggler, Don Johnson as Jack Horner, Judy Greer as Amber Waves, Mae Whitman as Rollergirl, Nick Kroll as Reed, Jim Rash as Buck, Nat Faxon as Scotty J., and Kevin Pollack as The Colonel.

Boogie Nights is of course about porn, the transition from film to video and the perhaps forgotten art of the well-crafted pornographic movie, a young lost soul looking for a mother figure, and Dirk Diggler’s penis. His very, very large penis. At one point Reitman even said “d-ck” instead of “Dirk” while reading the stage directions. As everyone laughed, Reitman jumped in to explain: “It actually says that.”

If you’re squeamish about penis references you probably shouldn’t continue reading. Or see Boogie Nights. But, you’d be missing out.

Reitman’s Live Reads, presented by Film Independent, have become somewhat of a staple in Los Angeles. Audiences turn out in droves for his readings to see the actors he’s recruited perform some of the most beloved films in recent cinema, such as The Princess Bride and The Big Lebowski. Reitman already did a reading of Boogie Nights at the Toronto Film Festival, but last night, Reitman made the inspired choice to cast the shirtless Twilight hunk as Dirk Diggler — the role originated by another dude with a shirtless past, Mark Wahlberg.

Lautner was perfect. He captured Diggler’s earnestness, sweet stupidity and eventual megalomania with an easy grace that makes you wonder why he hasn’t been given more interesting roles in films. Or maybe Diggler is just the perfect part for him. Either way, the audience regularly stopped to cheer Lautner for everything from his “I’m gonna be a big bright shining star” proclamations to his surprisingly moving portrayal of Diggler’s coked-out breakdown in front of Jack. But the biggest cheers came after Lautner sang, intentionally off-key, during the scenes when Diggler is attempting to become a rock star.

Much of the charm of the reading came from his interactions with Don Johnson playing Jack (Burt Reynolds in the original). “Hey Jack, can you start calling me Dirk,” Lautner says. Johnson pauses for a beat, looks at Lautner seated next to him, and sympathetically responds, “Yes.” It’s the simplest dialogue, so it might not seem like any sort of feat to pull it off, but Johnson and Lautner had an easy chemistry that perfectly captured what Wahlberg and Reynolds brought to Anderson’s movie.

The laughs and giggle fits came quickly and often from both the audience and the cast, thanks to the hundreds of “c-cks” in the stage direction and the campy porn dialogue that populates the rest of the script. Even scenes that played as heart-wrenching and extremely dark in the film, such as when Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Scotty J. tries to kiss Dirk and is immediately rebuffed, elicited laughs from the audience. It’s not Nat Faxon’s fault though — his reading (and Hoffman impression) was spot on and conveyed sincere desperation. If anything, the dead-pan, aggressively literal stage direction was to blame for the laughter. We’re not used to hearing that, and it’s one of the few downsides of these live readings, even though it can be extremely informative in some cases (i.e. the stage direction specifies that Dirk’s penis is 12 inches long. In the dialogue, Dirk tells someone it’s 13 inches).

The supporting cast helped keep the energy up for the two-hour reading. Jim Rash was brilliant as Little Bill (William H. Macy) and Buck (Don Cheadle). Nick Kroll brought a perfect bro-y energy to John C. Reilly’s Reed and had Johnson in stitches when he brought out his Mexican accent to play Maurice TT Rodriguez (Luis Guzman). Judy Greer may not have gotten to use her comedic chops as Amber Waves, but she gave a stunning performance as the sad, motherly porn star that her Carrie co-star Julianne Moore would have been proud of. Mae Whitman played Rollergirl, originated by Heather Graham, as a ditzy, shrill bimbo who breathes heavily and moans frequently, and Kevin Pollack brought a campy sinister growl to Robert Ridgely’s The Colonel.

There were a few surprises during the reading, which was based on the original test screening of Boogie Nights that Reitman saw before the theatrical release which included scenes that were eventually cut. After the iconic “Jessie’s Girl” scene, Diggler was originally supposed to end up stranded on his childhood street. He approaches his house and finds his old girlfriend Sheryl Lynn at the front door with a child. She lives in the house now. He discovers that his parents died in a hit-and-run with a drunk driver. The driver is revealed in flashback to be Johnny Doe, the young up-and-coming porn star threatening to replace Diggler. It was an interesting discovery, but not necessarily one that we might have missed. Anderson got to have his big surprise car crash in Punch-Drunk Love five years later. Perhaps he was compensating for the cut.

Boogie Nights is undoubtedly better to watch, and it was easy to drift and attempt to imagine the long tracking shots through Horner’s house at the 1980s party or the amazingly sinister energy of the “Jessie’s Girl” scene. But Reitman’s cast brought a comedy and an energy to what could easily devolve into shlocky camp without the reference point of Anderson’s visuals. And it was ever so slightly heartening to know that no one can keep a straight face when the word c-ck is thrown around that much.



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12.10.2013 09:16
#5 RE: Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " - Weiterer Bericht dazu
Bericht von Grantland
We Went There: Feeling the Heat of a Boogie Nights Live Read

Araya Diaz/WireImage

"For the third anniversary of Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read, we have a story about a boy and his pet." Critic and LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell typically introduces the semi-regular Live Read with a wry bon mot describing the film he and filmmaker Jason Reitman have selected, and this is how Mitchell prepared a packed house for the first film of the new season, Boogie Nights. (For more on how the unrecorded, one-night-only Live Read events work, see here.)

Boogie Nights, of course, has only grown in stature since it was first released 16 years ago. It is an uncommonly ambitious, devastating, absurd Scorsese-esque look at the rise and fall of a small enclave of pornographers living in the San Fernando Valley in the late '70s and early '80s. I've always thought of it as a hilarious tragedy. Last night may have inverted that idea.

Eighty percent of the Live Read is in the casting, with stunt-y choices, clever nods, or gender and cultural reversals. Last year, Reitman wrangled six women for a reading of David Mamet's wounded machismo convention, Glengarry Glen Ross. When Reitman took this Live Read on the road last month at the Toronto Film Festival, he subverted the character of Dirk Diggler by casting the silver-tongued Jesse Eisenberg in the role Mark Wahlberg originated. Ha-ha, nerd as porn star. Not last night though. Reitman reverted to writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's original intention: Put a pretty slab of beef up there and make him talk dumb. Reitman's slab came in the form of Taylor Lautner, the Twilight heartthrob. Lautner, dressed in a black T-shirt and black denim, his smile-smirk upturned, seemed right at home as Dirk. Seated beside Lautner was a dim hunk of another era: Don Johnson was introduced last, filling Burt Reynolds part of Jack Horner, the paterfamilias and filmic guru of this porn tribe.

Boogie Nights has a massive ensemble, and last night forced Reitman to host what appeared to be his largest collection of actors yet — 10 total — with some asked to play two, three, sometimes four pivotal roles throughout the reading. Friday Night Lights’ Jurnee Smollett pitched in double duty as a pair of porn stars, "Chocolate Love" Becky Barnett, as originated by Nicole Ari Parker, as well as Jessie St. Vincent, the coquettish blond originated by Melora Walters. Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, Oscar-winning writing partners, were on hand to play Don Cheadle's Buck Swope and Philip Seymour Hoffman's consistently stupefied Scotty J., respectively. Judy Greer — hilarious, committed, wonderful, crinkly-faced Judy Greer — was Amber Waves, the mama to Horner's papa. Live Read stalwart Mae Whitman was Heather Graham's Rollergirl, relishing all her bubbly reserves. Kevin Pollak affected some kind of mellifluous coo as the pederast bankroller, the Colonel James. And Nick Kroll was easily the night's MVP, playing Reed Rothchild, Maurice TT Rodriguez, Floyd Gondolli, and Alfred Molina's mad-eyed Rahad Jackson — the four funniest and strangest characters in this menagerie of disturbed exhibitionists.

Reitman opted to read from Anderson's original shooting script, so there were a handful of scenes presented last night that most viewers have never seen, including a pivotal grace note after the infamous Night Ranger/Rick Springfield–soundtracked shootout at Rahad Jackson's house. The scene is an early morning return visit to Dirk's childhood home, where he finds his high school girlfriend Sheryl Lynn living with her new family, and learns that his parents have been killed by a drunk driver (revealed to be Johnny Doe, Dirk's porn star rival, in a flashback). Dirk is crushed and confused in the moment and we're meant to believe that this precipitates his return to Jack's home and the second family he'd abandoned, as well as the movie's ending.

With this added scene — wisely cut by Anderson, ultimately — and a handful of others one might expect it would have slowed a story that already runs two hours and 35 minutes. But this reading breezed by in just more than two hours, thanks in large part to the tone. Played differently, and with more air in its lungs, Boogie Nights is a broad sex comedy. The laugh lines are huge. The set pieces are ridiculous. The relationships are preposterous. And yet, Anderson infuses the movie with so much whirring intensity, you often feel like you're watching deathly serious high art. (Little Bill's murder-suicide happened in a flash, with Reitman briskly reading the stage direction of the second act climax. In the movie it is a methodical, feverish burn to the kill.) But the cast seemed to love the movie, and knew their lines cold. This meant more faux-dramatic pauses and knowing recitations. "Jack says you have a great big cock," Pollak purred during the pool party scene. Like schoolchildren, everyone in the audience and on stage cackled. "May I see it?" This is the exact same experience I had watching the movie over and over again in college — exaggerated, obnoxious line readings meant to make my friends laugh. Kevin Pollak is funnier.

Lautner and Johnson, seated beside each other, were the evening's highlight. Two underestimated but wily studs, two generations apart, they shared more than one knowing glance. Lautner was an inspired choice for Dirk Diggler, and even better than I'd guessed — flat affect, skin-deep charisma, undeniable physical presence. But Lautner was hilarious, too — he fully committed to renditions of "Feel My Heat" and "You Got the Touch," Diggler's pair of nightmarish power ballads. I don't know how many times Lautner has seen Boogie Nights, but he was quite good at delivering Diggler's Brock Landers line: "I'm gonna ask you one more time and I'm gonna ask you nice: Where the FUCK is Ringo?" he barked, before emphatically flipping his script page. And Johnson made a case for supplanting Burt Reynolds altogether — his wearied, leathery voice was so perfect whispering to Lautner, "Doesn't matter … if you don't have those juices flowing … down there … in the Mr. Torpedo area … in the fun zone." Johnson wore bright red Nike Free 4.0 sneakers, dad jeans, and a gray hooded sweatshirt. He did not look the part. No one does at the readings. But he's got insight into these characters, a veteran of the '70s freewheeling sexual revolution with, well, a relevant reputation. I recently saw Johnson in 1975's A Boy and His Dog — coincidentally another story about a kid and his pet, wandering the terrain of a post-apocalyptic America, seeking refuge and sex. They'd make a hell of a double feature, with Johnson as a slightly more enlightened Dirk Diggler. Last night, he reached the logical conclusion of a stud's life — one hopes he never arrives at his Colonel phase.

Anderson's shooting script revealed other little film-nerd nuances throughout the night — "40 frames per second" one stage direction read. "Handheld" for Little Bill's death march into Jack's house. "I think you're one gin past this conversation," Gondolli says firmly to Horner during their conversation about the coming porn video revolution — I’d never caught that line before. One extended stage direction for a scene at Maurice's Hot Traxx nightclub identified a "black midget DJ surrounded by beautiful women doing coke." During the scene when Amber and Rollergirl hoover cocaine and manically discuss plans they'll never execute, Greer and Whitman hilariously pinged back and forth like two chattering banshees. "Are you my mother?!" Whitman bleated. The phrase "and they do more coke" appears four times in the script.

Boogie Nights’s final scene — when Dirk unsheathes his sword alone in a dressing room — is the tragicomic cap on the story. Lautner, though game all night, did not stand up and drop trou. But he did raise his head from his script and lock eyes with the audience. Just as Anderson envisioned it: A self-aware slab of beef. A karate champion. A star. A big, bright, shining star.



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12.10.2013 09:17
#6 RE: Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " Zitat · antworten

Taylor Lautner in " Boogie Nights " - Weiterer Bericht dazu

Bericht von THR (The Hollywood Reporter)
Taylor Lautner, Don Johnson Make 'Boogie Nights' a Laugh Riot at LACMA

Courtesy of Film Independent/Araya Diaz/WireImage

The actors joined a talented cast of stars, including Judy Greer and Mae Whitman, in a staged reading of "Boogie Nights" in Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read.

The Film Independent at LACMA Live Read program kicked off its third season Oct. 10 with its 14th hit show in a row, a staged reading of Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights starring Taylor Lautner, Don Johnson, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Jarod Einsohn, Jim Rash, Nick Kroll, Nat Faxon, Jurnee Smollett and Kevin Pollak, with the program's impresario Jason Reitman reading stage directions. As usual, tickets for the show at the 600-seat Bing Theater sold out in 20 minutes even before the cast and script title were announced. Live Read may be the closest thing to a sure thing in LA entertainment.

Introducing Boogie Nights, Film Independent at LACMA's Elvis Mitchell said, "It's a story the whole family can enjoy -- a story the Manson Family can enjoy!" But Live Read's readers have such a good time that even the darkest script tends to turn into a laugh riot, and Anderson's bloody, sordid epic of drugs and self-destruction on the porn scene became so hilarious that even the stars onstage had trouble suppressing eruptive giggles. Twilight's Lautner certainly tried to take the Dirk Diggler role Mark Wahlberg created quite seriously, but in the context, the satirical side of the script inevitably upstaged the tragedy. When tone-deaf Diggler records what he's convinced will be a hit album in the film, it's funny and poignant. When he says, "Just speed it up a couple octaves," we pity the fool. But at LACMA, when Lautner keened, "Feel, feel, feel my heat!" it just cracked up the house, and Reitman announced, "Worth the price of admission!"

Nat Faxon's virtuoso goofiness mined comedy gold out of Scotty J, the in-love-with-Diggler character that Philip Seymour Hoffman made heart-shredding onscreen. Johnson played it laid-back and relaxed in Burt Reynolds' porn-director role, and Whitman -- a frequent attraction at Live Read -- vamped up Heather Graham's Rollergirl role to excellent squeaky-shrieky effect. Whitman had to keep turning her head away from the microphone when other actors spoke, to avoid stepping on their lines with laughter.

But many castmembers had that problem, because almost everybody was funny and in the live groove. Rash dared follow in Don Cheadle's genius footsteps as Buck Swope, the cowboy music-loving black guy, and so what if he's white? Live Read celebrated Black History Month in 2012 by fielding a black cast led by Laurence Fishburne in Reservoir Dogs.

Not everyone was funny all the time. As pedophile porn producer The Colonel (played by Robert Ridgely on film), Pollak sounded low and growly, kind of like Sterling Holloway's Kaa the Snake in The Jungle Book. Greer hit some of the tortured notes that Julianne Moore did as Amber Waves, the addict who wants to be everybody's mother.

Besides yukking it up, the audience got a chance to re-examine film history by experiencing the script from a whole new angle. As Reitman pointed out, the script's original ending, seen at the Bing but not in the film, has Diggler show up at his parents' house after his porn fame has blazed and burnt out and they, unbeknownst to him, have been killed by a drunk driver who happened to be Diggler's porn rival. "Dirk Diggler is looking for surrogate parents," said Reitman. The ending felt too arbitrarily coincidental and drawn-out onstage, and one can see why it was cut from the film. But thigh-slappingly funny as it was, the Reitman live version did cast sharp light on this theme. Seeing this show will enrich people's next viewing of the movie.

The best thing about the show was the fact that it was an island of freedom from cameras and audio recording devices in a town where practically everything you see and hear is electronically preserved. The stars were looser and freer than you see them almost anywhere but at Live Read. "The only way to experience it is to be in a room right now," said Reitman.

Reitman previously staged a reading of Boogie Nights with a different cast at the Toronto Film Festival in September.


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