Jacob Elordi Wasn't Prepared For The 'Pandemonium' of 'The Kissing Booth'

From Just Jared Junior: Jacob Elordi Wasn't Prepared For The 'Pandemonium' of 'The Kissing Booth'

Jacob Elordi keeps it cool as he takes over the new cover of Wonderland magazine.

The 21-year-old actor shared with the glossy that he wasn’t exactly prepared for all the reactions he got when The Kissing Booth came out.

“I’m very grateful that people can find joy in it… but I definitely wasn’t ready for the pandemonium that was the film when it came out,” Jacob confessed.

He is looking forward to having his fans see him in something new – HBO’s Euphoria, which premieres on Sunday, June 16th.

“I had no money, I didn’t have anything, I was practically homeless in LA — and I went to the casting and I forgot my lines,” he recalls. “I had no name, I had no backing, you could not find any video of me acting anywhere. I was just a child, and they cast me. I was quite lucky.”

Jacob added about his character, “What I thought he was when I auditioned, to what we finished with character-wise, I never could have hoped or dreamed for anything as brilliant or as engaging.”

Grab a copy of the magazine HERE!

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Netflix’s The Kissing Booth 2″ Legends Of Tomorrow Fame Maisie To Join The Cast Alongside Taylor Perez For The Sequel Of The Teen Drama

From "The Digital Wise": Netflix’s The Kissing Booth 2″ Legends Of Tomorrow Fame Maisie To Join The Cast Alongside Taylor Perez For The Sequel Of The Teen Drama

Netflix original The Kissing Booth could be seen as a very dramatic yet romantic movie. The story revolves around Elle who starts dating Noah who is her best friend’s elder brother. Complications start when her best friend discovers that they have been secretly dating. At the end of the movie, Noah leaves for Harvard and Elle is left behind juggling her school and her long-distance relationship. This was one of the sweetest and cutest movie and now fans are even more excited as they are coming up with a second part to it.

Legends of Tomorrow actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers and newcomer Taylor Perez are joining Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Meganne Young, Carson White, and Molly Ringwald for The Kissing Booth 2. Speculations have been around for a long time now that Maisie might play Noah’s new girlfriend in the second part. The story will take a turn she will have to make choice between getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Courtney), and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Perez).

When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl (Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs. This part will be a test for Elle and Noah’s love for each other and how they manage their perfect relationship even after being apart from each other most of the year. This part will be released somewhere in 2020 and fans cannot just wait to see what this movie holds.

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'The Kissing Booth 2' Will Test Elle & Noah's Relationship

From Just Jared Junior:

New plot details for The Kissing Booth sequel are HERE!

Netflix released the new info this week, and we definitely need to be worried.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Elle Evans (Joey King) just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). But now Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. She’ll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney), and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Perez).”

It continues, “When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs.”

Director and screenwriter Vince Marcello is back for The Kissing Booth 2, based on characters from Beth Reekles‘ 2012 young adult book.

The sequel hits the streaming service next year!

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Maisie Richardson-Sellers & Taylor Perez Join 'The Kissing Booth 2' Cast!

From Just Jared:

The Kissing Booth family is growing!

Netflix announced that Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Taylor Perez are joining the cast of The Kissing Booth 2 in a post on Instagram on Thursday (May 30).

Joey King and Joel Courtney, who starred in the original film on Netflix, appeared in the post to make the announcement.

The post, which contains a series of short video clips, officially welcomes Maisie and Taylor to the Kissing Booth fam.

“Who’s kissing who?💋 @maisiersellers & @taylorzakharperez are shaking things up for The Kissing Booth 2! #💋✌️,
” Netflix wrote in a new Instagram post announcing the casting news.


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Arclight Films closes deals on 'Assimilate'

From Screen Daily: Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films has announced a raft of sales on Cam Gigandet and Joel Courtney bodysnatcher sci-fi thriller Assimilate

Assimilate, about youngsters who use their web series to alert the outside world that aliens are killing and replacing their fellow small town residents, has gone to Splendid Film for Benelux, Germany, and Switzerland.

Rights have also gone in Latin America (Gussi), Japan (Fine Films), Malaysia and Thailand (Logo Motion Pictures), Greece (Spentzos), and Vietnam (Vietnam Mango Films). Gravitas Ventures will release the film in the US theatrically and on VOD on May 24.

John Murlowski directed from a screenplay he wrote with Steven Palmer Peterson. William Fay and John Murlowski produced. The cast includes Andi Matichak and Calum Worthy.

So a few years ago I had the immense pleasure of filming #AssimilateMovie with my dear friends @calumworthy and @andimatichak. AND ITS COMING OUT!!!!! It’s doing a limited release in theaters, so the easiest way to get it will definitely be on iTunes. AAAAND guess what? I already put that link out on my bio. So go check it out and watch it on the 24th if this month!!!! 😱 #beyondexcited
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Celeb Blind Date with Joel Courtney

From Seventeen Magazine:

Joel Courtney became an instant heartthrob in The Kissing Booth, where he starred as Lee Flynn alongside Joey King and Jacob Elordi. We set Joel up on a blind date with a Kissing Booth superfan to see if sparks would fly. One little thing: The superfan has NO IDEA the star of one of her favorite movies is sitting behind the curtain. Her reaction when she sees her date is honestly priceless 😂 Should we set up Joey King on a superfan blind date next?

Joel Courtney’s ‘Assimilate’ Goes Digital in May
From The Slanted: Joel Courtney’s ‘Assimilate’ Goes Digital in May

Gravitas Ventures has set a premiere date for “Assimilate,” a horror-thriller coming to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on May 24th. Directed by John Murlowski, working off a script that he wrote with Steven Peterson, the film features Joel Courtney, Calum Worthy, Andi Matichak, Katherine McNamara, and Cam Gigandet.

In the story, BFFs Zach (Joel Courtney), Randy (Calum Worthy), and Kayla (Andi Matichak) discover that their neighbors are being killed and replaced by perfect copies of their victims. Their only chance to survive is to covertly record the invasion in a desperate attempt to warn the world.

The film won’t have a nationwide release since the box office is already overstuffed during the month of May but that means you have more options to see it. Fans of the genre can find the movie on VOD and digital platforms on the same day that it hits select theaters. To get a better understanding of the story, you can watch the official trailer below.

You can order the film on iTunes and have it ready for release day.

“Uglydolls” and “Long Shot” are releasing in theaters this weekend, followed by “Pokemon Detective Pikachu,” “The Hustle,” “Poms,” and “Tolkien” the following week. On May 17th, “A Dog’s Journey” is opening against “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” and the drama “The Sun is Also a Star.” The week after is when Disney’s “Aladdin,” “Booksmart,” and “Brightburn” hit theaters across the country.

While May offers a long list of possible hits, there are only a few horror-thrillers on the schedule. Fans of the genre should keep “Assimilate” on the back-burner, and they will have something new to stream at the end of the month.

The cast of “Assimilate” also have busy schedules. Joel Courtney is returning for “The Kissing Booth 2,” and Andi Matichak is expected to star in Ivan Kavanagh’s horror-thriller “Son.” Katherine McNamara is wrapping up her last season of “Shadowhunters” this year on Freeform, but she will be featured in Brian Baugh’s romance drama “There You’ll Find Me” and Charlie Day’s comedy “El Tonto” with Kate Beckinsale and Travis Fimmel.

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