Alan Tudyk: Uncle and ‘Cyber Sleuth’
In my interview with Alan Tudyk about his film, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, I got the chance to ask the Firefly star about his current projects. Tudyk divulged information to me about his character in Beautiful Boy and Michael Bay’s new film, Transformers 3.
Tudyk was particularly passionate to talk about his recently completed film entitled, Beautiful Boy. “I have a new movie called Beautiful Boy that will be premiering at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010 with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. I’m interested to see that because it is very different from Tucker and Dale…It’s a quiet drama...It’s really harrowing in places,” revealed Tudyk. Beautiful Boy is about Kate and Bill Carroll, a couple played by Bello and Sheen, that are trying to glue the pieces of their life together after they receive news that their teenage son, Sam, commits suicide after being the shooter in a college massacre. The couple moves to live with Kate’s brother and his wife, played by Tudyk and actress, Moon Bloodgood. The film went on to win the International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) Prize for
the Discovery at the Toronto International Film Festival.
When I asked Tudyk about the character he plays in Michael Bay’s ultra secret film, Transformers 3, the actor confidently replied, “John Turturro’s character, who has been in the other two movies, Agent Simmons. I’m a fellow agent of his that is sort of his assistant and weapons expert, computer hacker, cyber sleuth.” Transformers 3 is currently being filmed in Chicago, which has closed down Van Buren Street till Wednesday, August 4. Bay's film is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 1, 2011.