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Photos/Press/Video: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (Master Post)

On September 9th, Charlie arrived in Toronto, Canada for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival where two of his upcoming films are making their premiere this week. First up, Charlie stopped by the AT&T On Location to discuss Jungleland, later followed by the Variety Studio (will have photos from this event soon!) to talk about The True History of the Kelly Gang.

Later on September 11th, Charlie joined the cast of The True History of the Kelly Gang for their premier. Followed by the premiere of Jungleland on September 12th.

Along the way Charlie sat down to discuss his films in addition to posing for new portraits! 🙂

Charlie Hunnam’s New Film ‘The Gentlemen’ Gets Its Official Release Date — We now have an official release date for Charlie Hunnam’s latest film project, The Gentlemen. The former “Sons Of Anarchy” star will first be seen in The Gentlemen on Jan. 24, 2020.

‘The Gentleman’ a Good Fit For Hunnam

Hunnam says the script for Ritchie’s The Gentlemen is right up his alley:

“When I read the script, it’s sort of vintage Guy Ritchie. I grew up on Snatch and (the movie Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels), so when he sent me this script and invited me to be a part of it, I just jumped at the chance.”

Movie About the ‘California Marijuana Business’

It sounds like Hunnam has been contributing to the film in some way, meeting with director Guy Ritchie about the “California marijuana business.”

Hunnam spoke with “Entertainment Weekly” about his synergy with Ritchie:

“There’s some sort of weird alchemy to his filmmaking where he’s deeply collaborative and allows everybody to imbue the project with their own philosophy and world views, and yet it goes through the Guy Ritchie filter and unquestionably the result is Guy Ritchie sensibility.”

International Intrigue?

The description tagged for The Gentlemen sounds very cosmopolitan:

“A very British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.”

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ to Premiere at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

It was recently announced that director Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, which runs from September 5-15. Along with the announcement they released new photos from the film which includes one of Charlie. You can see below:

To find out when the premiere itself will be taking place be sure to check out the Official TIFF event page for showtimes which will be announced later this month.

For those who don’t know what True History of the Kelly Gang is about, here is a brief description:

A fictionalized re-telling of the life and crimes of infamous 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize–winning novel. Starring Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult.

Photos/Video: 2019 CinemaCon The State of the Industry Past, Present and Future and STXfilms Presentation

On April 2nd, Charlie attended The State of the Industry Past, Present and Future and STXfilms Presentation the during the 2019 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada.During the presentation Charlie and Henry Golding discussed the upcoming Guy Ritchie film ‘The Gentleman’ which they both have roles in.

You can check out 100+ high quality photos and Charlie’s interviews from the event below:

Charlie Hunnam talks ‘Triple Frontier’ and how he stays grounded in Hollywood. — In J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier,” Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) calls upon the best of retired Special Forces Ops to pull off a risky heist in an unspecified multi-border zone in South America. The men — played by Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal — leave their tattered lives behind for a dangerous mission — the takedown of a drug cartel boss. Their “reward” is walking away with his loot, but they soon discover it all comes at a price.

We recently caught up with Hunnam, who plays William “Ironhead” Miller in the movie. The 38-year-old Brit, best known for his role as Jax in FX series “Sons of Anarchy,” talks about how he prepared for the heist film and how he stays grounded in Hollywood.

The film tackles the psychological impact of a career in the military. Is that something you researched before filming?

It was my intuition before I even read the script. That’s what interested me about this world. It’s the two fundamental aspects very specifically attributed to the experience of being a soldier that is not very well talked about. I mean PTSD is a hot topic but there’s an umbrella of PTSD, which is really just about purpose. What do you do when you have dedicated your life to a certain skill set and through that belonging to a really deep sense of community … What do you do when all of that basically gets taken away from you? When you come back and you don’t have a deep sense of community anymore? The primary skill set that makes you feel vital is no longer deemed valuable and yet you’re still in the prime of your life. It seems to me like a really, really difficult dual aspect of reintegration that has to be dealt with.

This is also very a physical film. There’s a lot of traveling and hiking with all of that bulk through strenuous conditions. How much of that did you really have to endure?

It’s become this sort of fashionable and very common narrative that seems to have developed in the filmmaking community where they like to talk about how difficult it is to make these movies. Maybe it’s sort of an unapologetic aim to make themselves sound heroic. My perspective is that the physical challenges of making films are never that difficult. Where the real challenges lie is getting the work right. It’s the creative challenges, the emotional, intellectual, spiritual challenge of trying to [do] a very important subject matter of justice.

At the same time, there also has to be a little physical prep for filming those certain sequences. Do you adhere to a physical regimen before shooting?

It’s a necessity for me to stay in shape. It’s one of the elements of my day to day therapy. I like to stay fit and eat healthy. For this, I had just done a project that I’ve lost a lot of weight for and J.C. wanted me to be as formidable as I could be. So, I just got back to the routine of eating very, very heavily and protein-rich and lifting heavy weights. Garrett was taking the physical elements of this job very, very seriously too. And he’s been a lifelong buddy of mine. So, I got to go train with him a lot and, keep him company in the gym.

What keeps you grounded despite the success you’ve had in your career?

I think probably the terror that it might run out at any point and then I would be confronted with the issue that we deal with in this film, which is how would I continue to feel valuable in my life? I feel like the vast majority of people who work in this business live in constant terror that may be their run of good luck or ability to keep making a living at this will potentially run out at some point. In terms of staying grounded, just be a normal person. I think where I’ve seen a trend of people becoming affected by success is that they got into this for extrinsic reasons rather than intrinsic reasons. People who got into this wanting fame and wealth as opposed to people that felt that storytelling would be a really judicious use of their time.

Video: Charlie Hunnam and ‘Triple Frontier’ cast chat with The Quint

‘Triple Frontier’ Star Charlie Hunnam Explains His Most Famous Paparazzi Shot — Charlie Hunnam thought he was preparing for his upcoming role in Triple Frontier on a private beach in Hawaii where he was enjoying a little wrestling match with longtime friend Garrett Hedlund.

Instead, their horseplay was captured by the paparazzi and helped to reveal to the world that the long-gestating Triple Frontier was finally happening after years of directors and A-list talent coming and going. The entire cast was taking swimming lessons for insurance purposes, even though they knew how to swim.

“The sun was shining and we were in good spirits, so I just tackled him and had a little wrestle,” Hunnam tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But, it was not intended to be photographed and documented for the world to see.”

Triple Frontier is the story of five special forces operatives who reunite in order to eliminate and heist a South American drug lord. What could go wrong? The film began its long road to the big screen in 2010 when director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal attached themselves to the project along with Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp. The film stalled until writer-director J.C. Chandor joined the mix in 2015. From there, the cast was a revolving door of names including  Will Smith, Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy, Mahershala Ali, Casey Affleck and Mark Wahlberg.

In May 2017, Netflix acquired the project from Paramount, and Chandor assembled a cast that included Ben Affleck, Hunnam, Hedland, and Pedro Pascal, but soon the project would sustain some more misfortune. Just before production in 2017, Affleck had to leave to attend to his personal health. However, Chandor was so committed to Affleck that he delayed the film another six months so his star could return; this delay also opened the door for Chandor’s A Most Violent Year lead, Oscar Isaac, to enlist as the final piece to the puzzle.

Hunnam is no stranger to stops and starts in Hollywood. In 2013, he famously exited the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, a part that would have been his most high-profile role to date. Hunnam recently made amends to Fifty Shades director Sam Taylor-Johnson by way of her indie film A Million Little Pieces. Triple Frontier is also Hunnam’s first release since Papillon was met with mixed reviews and minimal box office returns in 2018.

“That film did not seem to go down too well, but Rami [Malek] and I really put our hearts into it,” says Hunnam. “I actually had dinner with him last night, and we were lamenting the failure of that film a little bit.”

In a recent conversation with THR, Hunnam also discusses his filmmaking aspirations, the influence of his former directors and his friendship with Sons of Anarchy co-star Ryan Hurst.

I’ve followed Triple Frontier’s developmental saga for many years. I finally learned it was nearing production thanks to a photograph of you tackling Garrett Hedlund on a Hawaiian beach. Can you provide some context to this team-building exercise of sorts?

[Laughs] Yeah, that was unfortunate. I know exactly what you’re talking about. I have been very, very dear friends with Garrett for about 15 years. In this film, he plays an MMA fighter, and I am a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. So, I was teaching him some Jiu-Jitsu and we were rolling a lot and fighting a lot. We just happened to be on the beach one day doing some swimming lessons, which were grossly unnecessary seeing as we’re not five years old, but I guess for some sort of insurance thing we had to do some swimming lessons. The sun was shining and we were in good spirits, so I just tackled him and had a little wrestle. But, it was not intended to be photographed and documented for the world to see.

This film is about brotherhood, something you’re familiar with thanks to Sons of Anarchy, both on and offscreen. Did part of you accept this project as a way to recapture an atmosphere that you clearly flourish under?

That’s a really interesting question and multifaceted for me. I think that I do flourish in the company of men. I’ve come to realize that the sense of tribe or community that I have with my group of friends is one of the pillars of my life. For me to be at my best, I need a group of pals around me — my sort of extended family. In sort of exploring that, I think what J.C. Chandor was exploring in this film are two of the three pillars of self-determination theory — competence and autonomy — which can be bracketed under the banner of purpose and community. Sebastian Junger wrote a really interesting book about military life called Tribe, which is a book that I really admire and have read a couple of times (and had read just prior to reading this script). It really resonated that what Sebastian Junger is exploring in Tribe is basically the same thing that J.C. is exploring, which is fundamentally how we categorize or identify some sort of deep meaning for ourselves as individuals. The idea being that purpose and community are two of the central pillars for a successful, fulfilling life.

Because you’ve acted in ensembles with many big personalities in the past, were you able to adapt to this ensemble of movie stars with relative ease?

Invariably, the way a television show goes, it ends up being more of an ensemble experience. The thing with working in television a lot is you start to learn to trust that even though there might be stretches of time where you don’t have much to do, the experience can be a little bit of a drag. Showing up to work for a couple weeks, watching other people act and not having much to do — the breadth of the experience is reduced dramatically in the edit room, from a four-month experience to a two-hour experience. Within that, those two weeks where you didn’t have anything to do is really only going to be five minutes of screen time, and then you’ll be back in the mix to have your time and your moments. I suppose I came in with that knowledge, further heartened by knowing how J.C. had handled big ensembles in the past, particularly in Margin Call where everybody had very specific and dramatic moments, from the biggest characters to the smallest. So, I felt confident that J.C. was really going to honor all of our performances in the edit room, even though Garrett and I were accustomed to doing slightly bigger roles in our work than the supporting roles we played in this. I sort of mitigated the concern about that by just understanding how the process works from past experience. Continue reading

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