Trailer Released for Plaza’s Zombie-Themed Comedy “Life After Beth”

Aubrey Plaza is a dead girl(friend) walking

The first trailer for Life After Beth has been released, starring the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian as a zombie girlfriend.

Life After Beth

Dane DeHaan stars as a teen named Zach, who is heartbroken when his girlfriend Beth (portrayed by Plaza) unexpectedly dies. He gets a second chance to do what he wants when Beth is resurrected using the Old Testament.

Things don’t quite work the way he wants it, as evidenced in the trailer, which shows Beth and Zach dealing with the fact that she;s a zombie and looking less human each time. She destroys a lifeguard tower and even devours a man.

“What do you want from me Zach, I’m a zombie!” Beth yells.

Directed by Jeff Baena, Life After Beth also stars John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick and Matthew Gray Gubler.

The comedy premieres on DirecTV on July 17 and will get a limited theatrical release starting August 15.

The film will also hit NEXT Fest, which takes place in Los Angeles from August 7-10.

Metallica’s Trujillo Makes Special Appearance at Comic-Con

He may be a hard-core bassist, but Robert Trujillo has managed to steal the show at his first-ever appearance at Comic-Con.

The 48-year-old Mexican musician and his Metallica bandmates made their highly anticipated debut at the convention to preview their new film “Metallica Through the Never: An IMAX 3D Experience,” which is being called a twist on the traditional concert film.

Robert Trujillo

“This is f—ing awesome,” said Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, as the band was greeted with a thunderous standing ovation from a near capacity crowd at Hall H.

Ulrich was joined onstage by Trujillo, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and the film’s star Dane DeHaan, writer-director Nimrod Antal and producer Charlotte Huggins.

The panel began with an adrenaline-rush as the band premiered the new theatrical poster and trailer for the film, which featured more Metallica and more post-apocalyptic violence than the teaser released in May.

The film features a monstrous stage that takes up nearly the whole floor of Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, where the band performs in the film.

“The stage was the first part of all of it,” said Hetfield. Adding that the band treated the concerts as a film shoot, sometimes starting and stopping for multiple takes, sometime performing full sets during their five shows at Rogers Arena.

“The stage is the star of the film,” added Ulrich. “Making a movie about a stage, and then bringing it to the people is a cool idea.”

The audience was also treated to a never-before-seen scene from the film that featured more post-apocalyptic mayhem. The band’s blistering song “Cyanide” serves as the scene’s backdrop.

The IMAX 3D film comes out on September 27th and will be in wide release on October 4th.

Trailer Released for Trujillo’s Film “Metallica: Through The Never”

Robert Trujillo is ready for his big screen close-up…

The first trailer has been released for Nimród Antal’s 3D concert-suspense film Metallica: Through The Never, which stars the 48-year-old Mexican musician and current Metallica bassist.

Robert Trujillo

Along with Trujillo, the film features band members Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett along with Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan as a crew member whose life is turned on its head during a show.

Metallica: Through the Never features some eye-catching visuals, as well as some serious heavy metal.

The film rolls out for a one-week IMAX run in North America on September 27 and expands October 4.

del Toro to Appear in Prada’s Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign

The Devil Wears Prada… And apparently so does The Wolfman.

Benicio de Toro has been cast by Prada’s designer and owner Miuccia Prada as one of the fashion house’s latest models.

Benicio del Toro II

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actor, who starred in 2010’s The Wolfman, will appear in Prada’s fall/winter 2013 ad campaign.

In addition to del Toro, Prada has cast Harvey Keitel, as well as young actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who appearswith del Toro in Oliver Stone’s Savages and Dane DeHaan, who will star in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Getting acclaimed film actors to appear in her ads and on her runways is par for the Prada course. Earlier this year, she selected a diverse cast including Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe and Garrett Hedlund to star in the brand’s autumn/winter 2012 men’s ad campaign.

And at the Milan fall/winter collections in January, Oldman, Adrien Brody and Jamie Bell were among the Hollywood A-list celebrities who walked in the Prada menswear show.