Gotham magazine has published an article in which Boyd talks about acting in the film “Gone Girl”. They also released a new image of him, and we have uploaded it to our photo gallery.
He may have been the face of Dior Homme and Moschino and walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Alexander McQueen, but Boyd Holbrook can’t recall the brand of his two-tone cowboy boots. “The label’s worn off,” he says. “I just get them resoled all the time.”
The 33-year-old Brooklyn-based, Kentucky-born actor/director/writer, who modeled to pay for acting classes, is more enthusiastic about developing authentic characters for his films than he is about fashion. Little known a few years ago, although well regarded for his indie work, Holbrook’s career has shifted into high, high gear-—four movies out this year, five next year, and work with A-list directors like Terrence Malick, David Fincher, and Steven Soderbergh.
Glamour is the last thing Holbrook is looking for in a part. For the just-released A Walk Among the Tombstones, he portrays a troubled recovering addict (he lurked around methadone clinics for research). In the much-anticipated mystery Gone Girl, a film directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, Holbrook plays Jeff, a skeevy grifter, or as he puts it, “a dumb thief.” (The movie, a thriller about a husband suspected of murdering his missing wife, is an October release and kicks off the New York Film Festival, starting September 26.) Besides reading his scenes in Flynn’s book, how did Holbrook prep to play this sleazy hick? “I may not have bathed as often,” he says.
Our gallery has been updated with scans from Another Me – Autumn/Winter. It features a new photoshoot by David Armstrong, check it out:
Our gallery has been updated with scans from the August issue of Interview Magazine and the October issue of InStyle. Thanks to my friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, for sending them my way!
Our gallery has been updated with several photos of Boyd for Muse Magazine. Thanks to Kiki for sending them our way!
Producer and director Madeleine Sackler (The Lottery, Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus) and actor and director Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Little Accidents, Behind the Candelabra) have teamed to launch their own development and production company, Madbrook Films. The New York City-based shingle will produce passion projects from both partners as well as other writers and directors, starting with the short film Peacock Killer.
Adapted from Sam Shepard’s story of the same name, Peacock Killer marks Holbrook’s debut as a writer and director. The film stars Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham and True Grit‘s Elizabeth Marvel in the tale of reconciliation between a man and his dog after a peacock comes between them. Holbrook filmed the project this winter in upstate New York and was completed with the help of a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which raised over $17,000 for the project.
Madbrook is also developing Uncle Sam, the West Virginia-set story of a military-bound teenager’s investigation into his father’s disappearance, as Holbrook’s feature directing debut. Holbrook, a former model, only launched his film acting career in 2008 (in the Oscar winner Milk), but has already worked with the likes of Gus Van Sant, Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, and David Fincher. His acting credits include Higher Ground, Very Good Girls, The Host, Sundance pics The Skeleton Twins and Little Accidents, and Showtime’s The Big C. He next appears in the Natalie Portman Western Jane Got A Gun, Warner Bros. thriller Run All Night, and Netflix’s upcoming Pablo Escobar series Narcos. Sackler, whose Great Curve Films will be folded into the new venture, is developing a science fiction thriller, a prison drama, and several documentary projects. Boyd is repped by CAA.