Sebastian Stan is all set to join the cast of Sharper, a movie about a con artist, that’s come to life as result of a collaboration between Apple Original Films and entertainment house A24.
Sebastian Stan will be playing the role of Max, a smart conman who has his way of carrying out the most complex plans and getting away with huge amounts of money. Sebastian is the third member of the currently incomplete cast of Sharper. He will be joined by star actress Julianne Moore (second project with Apple after Lisey’s Story), who plays the leading role in the movie, as well as Pokemon Detective Pikachu star Justice Smith in the role of Tom, a bookstore owner.
Sharper follows Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (also producing the movie), who plays the role of a con artist and is set in the world of Manhattan’s billionaires. Sebastian Stan’s character fits somewhere around here, since his character Max is an expert conman.
The movie will be directed by Emmy-nominated director Benjamin Caron (who will also be starring in the movie). It is based on the screenplay by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, which ranked on the 16th ‘The Black List’, an annual survey of the “most-liked” motion picture screenplays.
‘I, Tonya’ star Margot Robbie reveals that Sebastian Stan “disappeared” into the role of Jeff Gillooly in the movie
Margot Robbie’s portrayal of American figure skater Tonya Harding in ‘I, Tonya’ was spectacular, which earned her love from critics and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
However, the ‘I, Tonya’ star credits part of her success to Sebastian Stan’s dedication to his character Jeff Gillooly, who is the on-screen husband of Margot’s character Tonya Harding (as well as in real life). Margot Robbie spoke during an interview in which she revealed that Sebastian was the perfect choice for playing Jeff Gillooly.
“Working with Sebastian was amazing.”
“I really find my character when I’m acting with someone. I feel a little lost when I’m on my own, so to me, the people who are my sparring partners, they’re hugely important and we knew how important it was to find the right Jeff and a lot of fantastic actors sent in audition tapes but as soon as we saw Sebastian’s it was like, ‘Who is this guy?’”
Margot Robbie further added that she had no idea who Sebastian Stan was, saying that he “disappeared” into his role.
“I was shocked when I went on IMDb and realized it’s the guy from the Marvel movies.”
“I was like, ‘Wait, you just disappeared into this role.’ And then we did chemistry reads, I read with a couple of actors. Sebastian showed up with the mustache, with the turtleneck on. You saw no movie star in him. He was Jeff Gillooly. It was so bizarre. He really transformed and his version of Jeff was the version of Jeff that we could understand Tonya being with or Tonya staying with, because he has a lot of difficult scenes.”