The first film based on the children’s literature saga, Percy Jackson, created by Rick Riordan, turned 11 in 2021. Yes, all of that.
And in “Por onde anda” this week, we recall where the casting of the two cinematographic productions of Percy Jackson and his characters is located: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Sea of Monsters (2013).
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Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson)
In the best Harry Potter style, our protagonist is a young man who finds his life boring, until he discovers himself as a descendant of the Greek gods. Its interpreter, the young Logan Lerman, 25, had already participated in productions like Os Indomáveis (2007) and Gamer (2009) before being chosen for the role. After starring in this adventure, Lerman starred in films such as The Three Musketeers (2011), The Perks of Being Invisible (2012), Noah (2014) and Hearts of Iron (2014). His last work was in the period drama Indignation, released in 2016. The actor will also soon be seen in the drama thriller Sidney Hall, opposite Elle Fanning and Michelle Monaghan.
Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth)
Beauty Alexandra Daddario, 31, is perhaps the most outstanding actress in Percy Jackson’s cast of her career, including even protagonist Lerman. In the same year as the second film in the franchise, Daddario starred in The Chainsaw Massacre 3D – The Legend Continues, the seventh film in the popular horror series. Subsequently, the spotlight returned once again to the girl, in her participation in one of the best anthology miniseries of all time, the enigmatic True Detective, which presented its first season in 2014. Next came appearances in the American Horror Story series, adapted by Nicholas Sparks The Choice, and in two super productions alongside Dwayne Johnson, Earthquake: The San Andreas Fault (2015) and Baywatch (2017). This year, the actress is launching the novel When We First Met, alongside Robbie Amell and will be in the previously announced San Andreas sequel.
Brandon T. Jackson (Grover)
Grover, Percy Jackson’s best friend, is actually a faun, half man, half goat. Jackson previously made an appearance with his hilarious impersonation of rapper Alpha Chino in the equally hilarious comedy Tropical Thunder (2008). After the first Percy Jackson, there was Martin Lawrence’s son in the Grandma suite… Zone 3: Like Father, Like Son (2011). In the same year as the debut of the second Percy Jackson, the actor played Aaron Foley, son of the Hardcore Cop himself, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy), in a pilot episode of the failed series. One of Jackson’s last films was the horror film Eloise (2017), starring Eliza Dushku, Buffy’s Eternal Faith – The Vampire Slayer.
Pierce Brosnan (Chiron)
The British actor does not need an introduction, because before the franchise he played for four films the most famous secret agent of the seventh art, 007. Chiron (half man, half horse), Brosnan had a certain number of banal films to his credit. credit. Some of the main highlights were the works of the Bag of Bones miniseries (2011), based on the book by Stephen King; Hangover Hero (2013), by Edgar Wright; in the recent The Only Living Boy in New York (2017), by Mark Webb; and in the new Brasil Urge, an intriguing suspense. One of his latest films to be released is the spy thriller The Stranger (2017), which stars the legendary Jackie Chan.
Head of Anthony Stewart (Chiron)
With Pierce Brosnan leaving the franchise, it’s up to Eternal Librarian Giles of Buffy (the series again) to replace him in the same character. Actor Anthony Stewart Head, now known as Anthony Head, was immortalized as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s mentor in the cult youth series Buffy. Subsequently, the actor took part in films such as Scoop – The Big Hole (2006), by Woody Allen, The Iron Lady (2011) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Revenge (2011). Additionally, the actor took part in a modern take on the cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2006). One of Head’s last jobs was in the Sony drama A Stray Cat Named Bob (2016).
Sean Bean (Zeus)
Actor Sean Bean has a reputation for dying in most of the movies and series he participates in. And his role as Ned Stark in the prestigious Game of Thrones doesn’t let him lie. Of course, before, Bean had been present in films such as 007 Against Goldeneye (1995), in which she starred with her colleague Pierce Brosnan, Ronin (1998) and in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002 and 2003). ). ). . Recently, the actor could be seen in Lost on Mars (2015), an Oscar nominated film in the main category. This year, the actor was in Drone, a new military thriller that deals with the use of machines, after Good Kill: Maximum Precision (2014) and Risk Decision (2015); and in the drama series Broken, in which he plays a priest.
Rosario Dawson (Persephone)
Rosario Dawson is another talented actress who lent her name to the franchise, but did not return for part two. Of course, among the girl’s works there are films such as Sin City – City of Sin (2005), Proof of Death (2007), by Quentin Tarantino, and the drama Sete Vidas (2008), however, Dawson began his film career in 1995 as part of the cast of the controversial Kids, written by Harmony Korine (director of Spring Breakers and the guy who tried to rob Meryl Streep on the David Letterman show). This was followed by productions such as Play Decisiva (1998) and The Last Night (2002), both by Spike Lee, Josie and the Gatinhas (2001) and Men in Black 2 (2002). Currently, the actress is doing very well, thank you, better known as Claire Temple, of all the series in the Marvel / Netflix partnership (see both seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders) .
Uma Thurman (Medusa)
The model-turned-actress began her film career participating in productions such as The Adventures of Baron Münchausen (1988), by Terry Gilliam, and Ligações Perigosas (1988), by Stephen Frears. In the early 1990s, Thurman would reach one of the peaks of his career with Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994), the seventh highest-rated film of all time in the audience preference of the network’s largest cinema site, IMDB. Additionally, Pulp Fiction would earn the actress her only Oscar nomination. This partnership is repeated with Tarantino in the two-part epic of revenge, Kill Bill – Volume 1 (2003) and Volume 2 (2004).
At the end of the same decade (90), the actress would also experience some of the lowest points of her career, participating in unfortunate blockbusters, see Batman & Robin (1997) and Os Avengers (1998). In recent years, Thurman has also been part of another two-part epic, this one much more controversial, with a much more controversial spirit: Nymphomaniac 1 and 2 by Lars von Trier (both in 2013). The last work of the actress was alongside the Danish filmmaker, in the thriller The House Jack Built, on the life of a serial killer over 12 years.
Leven Rambin (Clarisse)
Clarisse was one of the new characters added in the sequel Mar de Monstros (2013), and who took on great importance in the plot. The young marrenta created a good dynamic of confrontation with the protagonists, initially becoming the type of character that we love to hate. The beautiful Texan Leven Rambin had already appeared on the big screen in another very successful franchise the year before the release of the second Percy Jackson: The Hunger Games (2012), in which she played the character of Glimmer.
Following her appearance on the series as Clarisse and in the footsteps of her co-star Alexandra Daddario, Rambin landed a role in the second season of the prestigious HBO show True Detective, in which the character’s sister, Rachel McAdams played. Additionally, the actress was in the independent gay drama I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. The girl’s next stop is the Gone kidnapping series, based on Chelsea Cain’s book.
Douglas Smith (Tyson)
Although many don’t recognize him, Douglas Smith was the young Cyclops, half-brother of protagonist Percy Jackson, in the second (and final) film in the unfinished franchise. Before this curious appearance, Smith had imitated Ben Henrickson for 53 episodes of the series Big Love, with the late Bill Paxton. Following his foray into the franchise based on the bestselling books, the actor starred in horror films such as Ouija: The Spirits Game (2014) and Never Say Your Name (2017), in blockbusters such as Terminator: Genesis (2015) and in series like Vinyl (2016), by Martin Scorsese. Her new role is in crime, period drama and drama series The Alienist, starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans, and created by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective and It – The Thing).
Chris Columbus (Director – First film)
Filmmaker Chris Columbus also doesn’t need to be introduced. In the 1980s, the director was tasked with scripting some of the era’s greatest hits, see Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and The Riddle of the Pyramid (1985). As a director, he won huge box office champions over the next decade, see Esqueceram de Mim (1990) and its sequel (1992) and Uma Nabá Almost Perfect (1993).
Of course, let’s not forget (sorry for the infamous pun) that Columbus was responsible for launching the most successful young adult literary franchise in history, having commissioned the first two Harry Potter films (2001 and 2002). ). ). The director’s latest work to date received a mixed reception despite the nostalgic premise: Pixels (2015), with Adam Sandler. His next project could be The Secret Lives of Road Crews, an action comedy about a group of road workers facing an alien threat. Immediate neighbors of the 3rd degree (2012), do you like it?
Thor Freudenthal (Director – Second Film)
A non-expressive filmmaker, Freudenthal began his film career with children’s comedies, see Hotel para Cachorros (2009), with Emma Roberts, and Diário de um Banana (2010). After his foray into the Percy Jackson series, the director turned to television and directed episodes of hero series such as The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow.
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