Ansel is featured on the cover of the August 16 issue of Variety. I have digital scans to the gallery along with a few outtakes from the shoot! Enjoy!
VARIETY – The 2013 remake of “Carrie” marked a number of firsts for Ansel Elgort. It was his movie debut, after having survived seven auditions to play Chloë Grace Moretz’s unlucky prom date. “They said they wanted someone like Alex Pettyfer for the role,” he says. “Somehow I ended up getting it.”
The Toronto shoot was the first time Elgort lived away from home, an experience that resembled college. “They gave me a little apartment. I got to go grocery shopping myself.” And he learned the secret language of a movie set. “People talking about craft, I thought they were talking about mac and cheese,” he says. “I didn’t know any of the terms.”
Now 22, Elgort could graduate with a diploma in movie stardom. In the last three years, he has appeared in a studio franchise (“Divergent”) and the drama “Men, Women & Children,” directed by Jason Reitman. But the movie that changed the trajectory of his career was 2014’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” a weepy love story about two cancer- stricken teens that grossed $307 million in collective bawling sessions around the world. Elgort even cried the first time he saw the movie, and again at the premiere. “We also cried a lot while we were making it,” he notes.
Overnight, studios around town started to see Elgort as a sensitive leading man. “The Fault in Our Stars” was the rare commercial hit anchored by layered performances, uncommon for an industry run by comic-book reboots.
“Young actors never get that opportunity,” Elgort says. “Otherwise my big commercial success would have been me being … ‘Oh, you’re the brother in “Divergent,” right?’ There’s like no weight behind that character. I got lucky. And now a studio and a director will be able to say, ‘We can finance a movie with you in it and also you’ll do a good job.’” (Read more at the source)
Back on Tuesday (August 16), Ansel attended the Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. He looked amazing wearing Alexander Wang Ensemble from the Fall 2016 Collection. The gallery has been updated with over 200+ high quality photos! Thanks to Jay for some photos.
Public Appearances > 2016 > Aug 16 | Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood (Inside)
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Back on (July 23), Ansel attended the Armarium’s Missoni Launch With Ottavio Missoni in New York. The gallery has been updated with high quality photos. Enjoy!
DEADLINE.COM – EXCLUSIVE: Ansel Elgort is set to star in Jonathan, a fast mobilizing independent film. It will be directed by Bill Oliver (Guilt), who wrote the script with Peter Nickowitz. Neal Dodson and Randy Manis are producing. Elgort, who broke through in The Fault In Our Stars and next stars in Billionaire Boys Club and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, will play both male lead roles here. The films tells the story of Jonathan, a successful architect who lives a normal life dictated by a strict routine. Jonathan’s twin brother John, on the other hand, sleeps all day and spends the night secretly socializing. Jonathan and John share the same body and while Jonathan is perfectly accepting of their isolation as laid out by their no-girlfriend policy, John is starting to fall in love with Elena. When Jonathan discovers his brother’s secret, he forces John to end things and then he starts a new relationship Elena out of curiosity and jealousy. John ultimately catches wind of the affair which puts his relationship with his twin at serious risk. The film begins shooting next month in New York. Elgort, who has also been circling Dungeons & Dragons at Warner Bros, is repped by Brookside Artist Management, CAA and attorney Kevin Yorn.
COMPLEX – 22-year-old Ansel Elgort has quietly been building a name for himself in the music realm for almost five years away from the spotlight of his acting career. He’s already seen success as on the big screen (gut-wrenching YA-novel turned blockbuster The Fault In Our Stars, the Divergent series), but a true vigor for music stems from a childhood of musical theater. His computer offers refuge during hours upon hours of downtime on set where he is able to hone his craft on his own terms.
It’s no secret that a built-in fan base has been beneficial, but Elgort is insistent that he wants to build his sound and position organically. His big screen reputation might bring fans to the table, but he aspires to make music that will make them stay. As Ansolo, he is quickly becoming a festival circuit staple, playing Electric Zoo twice and Ultra shows all over the world. However, it’s debut single, “Home Alone,” that could be the catalyst for everything that happens next.
We caught up with the native New Yorker, who is currently working in Los Angeles to discuss his debut single, upcoming collaborations, his spontaneous sessions with Jamie Foxx, and why he feels it’s urgent that he use his platform to speak about movements that matter.
You’re Just a few weeks off a tour where you played your new song, “Home Alone,” live for the first time. How was that?
It was really cool. I didn’t expect do that, but then I sort of it did it spur of the moment. I wanted to see how the vibe was going to be and get a feel for how the audience was going to respond since it was an electronic show and the song is more of a pop track. I put the track on and stepped out in front with the mic and walked towards the floor. Everything just felt right, and I got a huge reaction from the crowd which was awesome.
Your debut single as Ansel Eglort, “Home Alone,” dropped officially July 22. Were you nervous to sing on it
No, you know I always knew I was going to sing on it. When I wrote the record, it was a very personal song. I wrote all the lyrics and ended up putting the song together over a three-year period. Originally, it was going to be over a dance record, but that didn’t feel right. It felt kind of forced. So I thought, maybe I can just do production for it so that it makes it electronic and emotional. I’m really happy with the final product.
You’ve remixed a track for Alesso. Former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Ingrosso have played your music at their shows. How important has it been to cultivate relationships with other DJs?
I think it’s been really great. It all happened really organically. Maybe three years ago, the first person I ever met was Pierce Fulton, who is also a DJ. We moved in together in Williamsburg. We have a common language and both love music. Of course, it was definitely nice to have the support. I’ve actually never met Axwell and Ingrosso though. They just played my record because they liked it. That’s what I really want. I don’t ever want… I never want anything to be unfair, you know?
Will you collaborate with any DJs in the future?
Yeah, totally. Martin [Garrix] and I, when we were in Korea together recently, we rode to the airport together and played each other a lot of music and had the idea of doing a record together that I would sing on. So, we’re definitely going to do something.
Your Instagram is peppered with pictures with pop stars like Justin Bieber, Charli XCX, and Halsey. Any chance you would recruit a singer or rapper to jump on one of your tracks?
Yeah, definitely. I’m already working on a record right now with Logic that I wrote and produced. Logic is going to do a verse on it. I’m really excited for that.
VARIETY – Lionsgate is planning to wrap up the “Divergent Series” with a television movie and a spinoff series, Variety has learned.
Negotiations are in the early stages, but instead of having “The Divergent Series: Ascendant” open in theaters next year, the studio wants to wrap up the film series on the small screen, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. That would then segue into a standalone television series set in the same post-apocalyptic world.
The first two “Divergent” films were box office hits, but the most recent chapter, “Allegiant,” stumbled when it hit theaters last spring. The fourth and final film, “Ascendant,” was originally scheduled to debut in June 2017, when it would have squared off against “World War Z 2” and a reboot of “The Mummy.” The studio initially planned to start shooting this summer in Atlanta, before “Allegiant’s” box office performance caused them to rethink that strategy.
Lionsgate’s television group will handle production. The idea is to finalize the storylines involving the current cast and to introduce a new cast, who would then continue the series on either a traditional or streaming network.
The “Divergent” films focused on a futuristic society where people are broken up into social and personality-related factions. Veronica Roth authored the best-selling series that inspired the movies.
It’s not clear if stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and others will return for the “Ascendant” television movie. Lee Toland Krieger (“Age of Adaline”) had been tapped to direct the film.
No deals appear to have been made, and sources say that the the studio has yet to pitch the project to networks.
Ansel is one of the new faces for the Prada L’Homme fragrance. Three photos have been released so far and added to the photo gallery! Ansel looks so great! Hopefully there will be more photos soon.
After more than 2 years, the new version of Ansel Elgort Fan is here. We have a beautiful new layout and gallery layout! Huge thanks to my amazing friend Nicole for making them. The themes features several shoots of Ansel over the last year, DuJour, Town & Country, Details, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and more! I really hope you all like them as much as I do!
Today is also the 3 year anniversary of the site’s grand opening. Thank you for all the support with the site! I hope you will all continue to visit the site for more years to come as we support Ansel’s long career ahead!
If you haven’t noticed either, we are now back at our old domain ansel-elgort.com! You will still be able to access the site through ansel-elgort.net.
Ansel’s single Home Alone has just released! Give it a listen below! :)