So, just before the long weekend, the folks over at Starlog dropped a short list of names they said were in the running to play the lead in the forever-brewing “Escape From New York” remake. It was essentially a wish list, featuring Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens, and they noted none of the actors had read for the movie. However, even without a director attached, the site insisted an offer would go out to one of them soon, just don’t expect Stevens to be the guy who gets a call.
As quickly as the reports surfaced, the actor tossed them aside. “(Laughs) I just heard [the rumours] this morning,” Stevens told Flickering Myth last week. “It’s the first I’ve heard of it. It’s hilarious if it’s true! I don’t know anything about it. But it’s lovely to have it bandied about.”
So yeah, enough about that, and let’s turn to something Stevens is actually in, Adam Wingard‘s upcoming “The Guest.” It’s one of our 12 Films To See In September, with Stevens playing a mysterious stranger who falls in with the family of a deceased Afghan war soldier, only for mayhem to follow. You can get a taste of that down below with a new clip [via EW], followed by a nice one sheet for the movie [via Live For Films].
“The Guest” arrives on September 17th and will also screen at TIFF.