Jude attended the premiere of his latest film ‘Dom Hemingway’ during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival held at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 8th in Toronto, Canada. Jude was joined by his co-stars Emilia Clarke, Madalina Ghenea, and Richard E. Grant.
Jude Law has revealed he literally buried his character from crime drama Dom Hemingway at the end of filming, to get him out of his system.
The Hollywood heartthrob put on 30lbs to play the seedy safe cracker, by eating two tubs of ice cream a day and drinking 12 cans of fizzy drinks.
Jude confessed at the Toronto Film Festival that when he first read the script he was shocked by how terrible his character was, but admitted: “It’s fun being foul sometimes.”
The Sherlock Holmes star revealed at the end of the movie he had to exorcise Hemingway from his system and so he buried all his props in a makeshift grave on the Isle of Man where they had been shooting. He revealed: “I had to get him out of my system so I shaved everything off, and got rid of all the other stuff I used for it, all the fizzy drinks and the cigarettes and we put them in a box and buried it with a little cross. So anyone who really loves the film can go and look for the cross that says Dom Hemingway on it. It’s in a field somewhere.”
People will admire Jude Law’s “chutzpah” for taking on a role in which he has “mutton chops” and a “big belly”, the film’s producer said.
Law plays the lead in Dom Hemingway, a film about a man back on the streets of London after spending 12 years in prison – and the star even took time on set to advise his co-star on love.
Jumayn Hunter, 23, from Tottenham in north London, plays bad guy and Law’s enemy Lestor, and said the star was “one of the coolest people” he has ever met. The young actor said he “nearly fainted” when he got the role, but before long he found himself on set taking tips on love from Law. Hunter said the Cold Mountain star’s top advice was: “Be yourself to the best of your ability.”
Producer Jeremy Thomas said cinema goers will love Law but will not see him in the same way as in his previous films. ”They’ll love him. You’ve never seen anything like it before. He put on an enormous amount of weight. He’s got mutton chops and he’s got a big belly, and he’s very full of expletives and swearing and bad language and bad actions,” he said.
Check out Dom Hemingway’s second poster and new still featuring Jude in our gallery! Dom Hemingway will premiere at TIFF next month, with a wide release to follow on April 4, 2014.
Forget the pretty-boy ingenue that Jude Law used to be: In his new film Dom Hemingway, Law dons mutton chops, gold teeth, and a Cockney accent as a fresh-out-of-prison safecracker who is trying to do right by his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones) while at the same time extracting what he’s owed from the boss he protected while in prison (Demian Bichir). Things escalate fast in this crime comedy, and before you know it the profane Law is throwing down with Bichir in a room studded with monkey portraits shot by noted photographer Jill Greenberg … a scene that’s referenced in this striking, attitudinal poster:
Focus Features announced today that director Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea, starring Jude Law, has started filming in the UK. Here’s the press release:
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller being directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and produced by Charles Steel for Cowboy Films. Black Sea, which will be released in 2014, is co-produced and co-financed by Focus and Film4. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus co-CEO Andrew Karpen made the announcement today.
Focus holds worldwide rights – excluding U.K. free-TV rights, which are held by Film4 – to the movie. Focus executive vice president, international production Teresa Moneo is supervising Black Sea for president of production Jeb Brody. Filming has commenced in the U.K.
Jude Law spent three days on a Plymouth-based nuclear submarine to prepare for his next film. The Hollywood A-lister immersed himself in the day-to-day life of a submariner when he joined the crew of HMS Talent.
The Sherlock Holmes star was even presented with an honorary set of dolphins in the traditional way – catching the badge in his teeth when drinking a shot of rum.
Leading Seaman Anthony “Rattler” Morgan was on board when Mr Law joined the crew in June. He said: “He was really down to earth, went around every department, worked out with the captain and ate in all the messes with everyone.”
LS Morgan added: “He was preparing a for a film role where he plays a submarine captain with a mixed Russian and British crew going gold hunting.”
The film, called Black Sea, began filming earlier this month. HMS Talent returned to her Devonport base on Wednesday.