With the forthcoming theatrical release of I Will Follow You Into the Dark on October 11th, Mischa started off promoting the film by visiting HuffPost Live. Check out the interview below where Mischa talks about a variety of topics including upcoming roles and her fashion designs.
The Media Eye reports that Mischa has signed with public relations firm PMK BNC. I think Mischa has been running without a personal publicist for quite a while, so this is an exciting move. With a slew of movies in the works plus the Mischa Barton brand, it’ll be great to have some extra support. PMK BNC has offices in LA, New York and London although the report says that Mischa’s contact will be Jill Fritzo in the New York office.
According to IMDb, Jill Fritzo represents some high profile clients including Katherine Heigl, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Hudgens,
Denise Richards, Nicholas Sparks, the Kardashian sisters and some rising stars including AnnaSophia Robb and Nolan Gerard Funk.
Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold star in Mark Edwin Robinson’s romantic thriller, bowing in October
Epic Pictures Releasing, the distribution arm of L.A.-based Epic Pictures Group, has picked up worldwide rights to Mark Edwin Robinson’s romantic thriller “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” for a fall theatrical release.
Pic stars Mischa Barton as a woman who, reeling from the death of her parents, becomes attached to an alluring man (Ryan Eggold) whose sudden disappearance sends her and her friends into a haunted high-rise to find him. Leah Pipes and Jaz Martin also appear in the film, which has played the Hollywood Film Festival and the Manhattan Film Festival.
A Castlight production, “I Will Follow” is exec produced by Mark Darling, David C. Robinson and R. Jeffrey Conner alongside producers Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Danny Roth.
Epic Pictures Releasing initially launched as a distributor of Epic Pictures Group’s own content but has since expanded to included other titles such as “I Will Follow.” The f ilm and TV sales company — which finances, produces and distributes commercial features and 3D animated pics — has released a string of genre films including “11-11-11,” “Space Dogs 3D” and “V/H/S” (non-U.S.). The company recently exec produced “Vikingdom 3D,” produced “Big Ass Spider!” and is currently in production on the sequel to “Space Dogs.”
“I Will Follow You Into the Dark” is set to open in theaters Oct. 11.
Promo photos of Mischa from the upcoming romantic comedy American Beach House have been added. A couple of social media pics from the set have also been added.
What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest– an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California, thanks to a big internet company–only to discover they have to share it with each other.
Since the season three finale of The OC, one thing that has remained a constant is the completely false notion that Mischa demanded off the show. To this day, people still blame her for leaving and for the demise of the show as a whole.
One of the most frustrating things about The O.C. experience was that the producers and the network really threw Mischa under the bus. When we found out Marissa was going to be written out, everyone basically let the media run with the ‘Mischa is a diva’ headlines and didn’t bother to stress that it was a creative/network decision. So the blame has been on Mischa’s shoulders this whole time.
Now we’re ten years later and it’s the anniversary of The O.C. and creator Josh Schwartz has hit the interview rounds and is finally being clear, upfront and direct. He’s talking about the fact that Mischa’s departure was more of a way to appease the critics who always had it in for Marissa.
Here are some quotes from a couple of interviews that I hope will inform people of what actually happened.
The Truth About Marissa’s Death
“Marissa’s death [is something] I’ve given a lot of thought to,” Schwartz also mentioned in talking about things he would’ve done differently. Does he regret killing the character off? “It’s just something that gives you pause,” he explained. “The day after it aired or the night it aired, there was a real outcry from a big contingency of the fans of the show, those who are not television critics or those who did not post on Television Without Pity … I think a lot of good stuff happened in Season 4 that came from it, but it was definitely a big decision for the show.”
There had long been rumors about whether or not it was Barton’s decision to leave the show or if it wasn’t, why she was killed off. “It was a hundred percent a creative decision for the show and it was born out of both feeling creatively like it was the direction the show needed to head and also, quite frankly, a function of needing to do something big to shake up the show at the end of that third season to both get the show to come back for a fourth season and, I think, to give the show a real creative jolt in Season 4 and move the show in its own surprising, unexpected direction,” Schwartz clarified. “I feel like we’re all really proud of Season 4 because it returned a lot of the humor and heart to the show that may have gotten lost in some of the soapier stuff that happened in Season 3. It also walked a really difficult tonal line of being emotional because we had to deal with the fallout of the biggest thing that ever happened on the show and also, I think there was a lot of humor that got mined in that season and a lot of heart — whether it was how Summer was having her meltdown after Marissa’s death by going to Brown and going green or the rise of Taylor Townsend [Autumn Reeser] in Ryan Atwood’s life. But Mischa showed up every day and did her job and did a great job and worked really hard so it had nothing to do with her.”
Okay, so to jump ahead for a minute, you kill Marissa at the end of season 3, which to a certain like-minded viewer…
Josh Schwartz: I think I did it for you. Just to get you off my back.
… for the adult audience, this is a cause for celebration. But for the teenage girls, this is the worst thing you’ve ever done.
Josh Schwartz: Yeah. And by the way, look at the ratings in season four.
Clearly there were more of them than there were of us.
Josh Schwartz: Yeah. And that has been a big lesson for me, that the Twitterverse is a one-to-one ratio. For every one person who tweets about that, that represents one person. That’s not one person representing a thousand people.
Was it like breaking it to Mischa Barton that you were killing off her character in season three?
That was not a fun conversation to have. It was a difficult time on the show. I think some of the younger actors on the show had other aspirations. The show was at a challenging place and we were under a lot of pressure in terms of ratings and to get the show back for the fourth season and all that. We had to do something pretty dramatic. It always felt like it was in the cards for this character — that she would have a tragic ending. She was a tragic heroine from the very first time we met her. And so I think Mischa understood that it all made sense for Marissa’s character. But obviously, it’s always challenging, hard to leave a show that you’ve been a part of. She gave it her all in that episode. And there were a lot of angry teenage girls blowing up the Internet that night.
Everyone had an opinion, much of it negative. How did you feel about that response?
It freaked me out. You know, you’re making a show that you want people to enjoy, and like, there were a lot of people who were upset in a way that was impactful on me. I know television critics had their issues with that character, but there were a lot of audience members for whom that was their favorite character. And they were upset. Immediately, I was like, “Oh god, I hope I did the right thing.”
What question do you get asked the most about The O.C.?
I think the question I get asked the most is, “Why did you kill Marissa?”
So why did you?
It’s a complicated, multifaceted question. It had as much to do with creatively feeling like this was always in the cards for this character and she was an inherently tragic heroine, and part of the Ryan/Marissa story was him trying to save her from a fate that she couldn’t be rescued from, and part of it had to do with pressure from the network in terms of ratings, and what we could do for the show’s fourth season. For a lot of critics, that character was a source of frustration. For a lot of audience members, that was their favorite character.
Was it also because Mischa Barton wanted off the show?
Mischa didn’t want off the show anymore than any of the other kids wanted off the show. [Laughs] It was a complicated chemistry with the cast … But she certainly wasn’t actively seeking to leave the show.
Mischa’s upcoming romantic horror I Will Follow You Into the Dark has almost hit 3,000 likes on Facebook. Still a couple of hundred to go before reaching that number, so hopefully Mischa fans can make it happen.
Here is a small press release on Mischa’s most recent film project Beyond Justice which also gives us a first look at the synopsis:
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“With Technology where it is today, we can do amazing things. I’ve figured out a way to literally take one tenth [of] what most independent filmmakers spend and produce products that look ten times better then what 90% of independent filmmakers produce”. Woodward shared surprisingly non-boastfully.
Woodward is, above all else, a business man. His natural entrepreneurial mindset and his frank personality combined with his obvious eye for film make him a serious force to be reckoned with. We can be sure to see more amazing things from this Young Hollywood Upstart as he schmoozes his way through the film industry.
Beyond Justice’ focuses on the life of a young criminal defense attorney as he struggles a homicide case that is more that is not as cut and dry as it appears, while battles a drinking habbit.
The “big picture” of the story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on the horrific world of human trafficking in the United States.
In addition to highly praised leading man Timothy Woodward, the film stars Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C.), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), & Danny Trejo (Machete, Grindhouse).
Source: Hollywood Film Journal
Mischa’s indie dramedy Beauty & the Least has now been released on DVD and VOD in the USA. The movie was previously known as Ben Banks and The Misadventures of Ben Banks. You can grab your copy through Amazon, Family Video or DVD Planet. It is also available to rent or buy VOD through iTunes Canada.
Check out the trailer below:
If you follow the site on Twitter then you’ll already know that from now on mischa-b.com will be paparazzi free. This may not be a popular decision since this site has always been very active with sharing candids, especially since candids have sometimes been the only way to see what Mischa’s up to. However, I feel that Mischa’s attitude towards the paparazzi has changed, mainly over the last couple of years to the point where their presence is actively distressing her. This site has always existed to support Mischa’s career first and foremost and that will now be the sole focus moving forward.
I anticipate that this will mean losing some of the regular visitors of the site, but ultimately this shift in focus is simply about doing the right thing.
The existing candids will remain in the gallery for the foreseeable future, but if there are some pictures you love and want to keep, make sure to save them as there might come a point where candids are deleted altogether.
This strictly only applies to the candids, I’ll continue posting event photos and the like as normal.
It has been a long wait for this movie to come out, but it looks like finally we’ve got some movement on upcoming releases. Here is the stunning trailer for Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain co-starring Kal Penn and Martin Sheen. The movie is inspired by real events surrounding the horrific gas tragedy in India. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain will be screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
We’ve been waiting a long time to see Mischa in a real dramatic movie, and here it is.
Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards.
Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson.
As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date.
Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologise? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…?
Trailer and synopsis via GFM Films.