For those anxious to see more of Stephen Dorff after his critically acclaimed role in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” you won’t have to wait too long to see him back on the big screen. Dorff’s next film is the buzzworthy “Immortals,” directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (“The Fall,” “The Cell”), which also stars Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto. When MTV News caught up with Dorff recently, we asked him for his take on the film.
“So much of that movie is going to be done in post [production],” he said, adding that he has no idea what it will look like when it’s finished. “I could end up having horns coming out of my head, and wings,” Dorff joked. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
The veteran actor described “Immortals” as ” ’300’-meets-’Gladiator.’ ”
“[There’s] a lot of testosterone,” he said. “A beautiful girl, Freida Pinto, brings the innocence and femininity to the movie and she’s really great. I found her great to work with.”
With regard to his onscreen action with Rourke, who plays the villainous King Hyperion, Dorff said that again, due to the amount of visual effects that will need to be added to the film, he’s unsure of what the final product will look like.
“Mickey kinda is in this mask for most of the movie, so I don’t know how it’s going to be in the final cut, but he looked great. I had most of my [scenes] with Freida and this other character [Theseus, played by Henry Cavill]. John Hurt is in it as well.”
Dorff went on to say that he is sure the film will be great, but that the larger scope of the production was a big change from the intimate environment he worked in on “Somewhere.”
“Whenever you do something that big — especially coming from ’Somewhere’ — I always get a little nervous,” Dorff admitted. “But I have to keep moving until Sophia does another movie, or another filmmaker I’d love to work with does another movie. … I have to hopefully pick the right things. I’m trying to be careful with what I do next,” he said.
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