In an interview over at The Playlist, Alex had some details on all his upcoming movies.
My dad makes his way into every single [Lars Von Trier] project, even if it’s a really small part. He loves working with Lars and they have a very interesting relationship. And he was like, ‘If you ever get the opportunity, just do it, it’s the most amazing thing,’ ”
I just wanted to do something really different after ‘Melancholia,’ and Peter Berg is a fantastic director,” he stated. “I play an officer on a U.S. Navy Destroyer. It’s about the relationship of two brothers, I play the older brother and Taylor Kitsch is the younger brother. I had a really good time on it.
What Maisie Knew
It’s quite different from the book. It’s a very loose adaption. It’s modern day. It’s about the couple divorcing, the kid coping, I play the stepfather, and the mother’s not really there much for the kid, so I start this relationship with her, and they find each other when the mother’s gone…he becomes like a dad, like a father figure. It was amazing. Onata [Aprile], who plays Maisie, is an amazing little kid, I loved working with her so much.
“It’s kind of like a ‘Short Cuts,’ with four different stories. Paula Patton is my wife, they have a very dysfunctional relationship, they both go online for internet dating, and someone rips them off, steals their identities online, and steals all their money. And through that, they kind of reconnect when they go after the person who’s controlling everything.”
“I play an anarchist…The group attacks big corporations. Its kind of like an eye for an eye [type thing]. They attack CEOs of big corporations and do whatever they’ve done to other people to them,” he revealed.