Here is the revised poster for Beauty & the Least aka The Misadventures of Ben Banks.
Finally we have some promotional material for Mischa’s upcoming romantic comedy titled Beauty & the Least. Most of us will know this movie under the old title of Ben Banks or The Misadventures of Ben Banks.
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
CAST: Mischa Barton (TV’s: THE OC)
SYNOPSIS: When they say “love is blind,” they must have been talking about Amy and Ben. Amy (Mischa Barton, TV’s “The O.C.”, “Apartment 1303 3D”) is a beautiful young woman with a mysterious past. Ben (Ben Banks) is a scruffy slacker, whose only ambition seems to be avoiding growing up. However, Amy seems something in Ben that Ben doesn’t see in himself, which gives Ben the confidence to make something of his life. The power of love (and a beautiful girl!) shows Ben that being a grown-up isn’t such a bad thing after all.
All information and media via Spotlight Pictures
According to IMDb, Offline is scheduled to screen in March 2012 so if that date is accurate, we should have a trailer come out pretty soon.
And while I’m on the topic of Facebook, I’ve started a page of Mischa-B.com so go on and visit I’m one of the few people left in the world who has previously never used Facebook, so you’ll have to bare with me while I learn to use it properly for updates.
It’s still a little while to go until the street date for You and I on DVD (which is slated for January 31st, 2012), but for those of us who can’t wait to see Mischa, You and I is currently available as a digital rental on both the Amazon Instant Video and iTunes streaming services. The price for the movie begins at $3.99 for SD and moves up to $4.99 for HD.
@RolondaWatts shared a photo of Mischa from the set of I Will Follow You Into the Dark which is currently in production.
As an aside, IMDb is reporting that Mischa’s original Lifetime movie titled Offline will screen on March 1st, 2012. That’s pretty soon so heavier promotion from the network should begin after the next movie in line screens.
We already know this as Mischa is currently on set filming, but nevertheless, here is the first official press outline (aside from the original French story).
Mischa Barton to star in Mark Robinson indie thriller
Zero Gravity Films has set up indie thriller “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” with Castlight Pictures on board to finance and Mischa Barton set to star.
Leah Pipes, Ryan Eggold and Jaz Martin are also attached with Mark Robinson set to helm from a script he penned about a girl who’s severely depressed after the deaths of both her parents. Convinced that the afterlife is mere oblivion, she retreats within herself, only to be drawn out of her depressive funk by an unexpected romance. When her new love disappears, she pursues him — even if it means walking across the threshold into death.
Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Danny Roth are producing. David C. Robinson and Mark Darling are exec producing.
Barton is repped by Domain Talent.
Here is the latest trailer for Mischa’s upcoming DVD release of You and I. Unlike all the previous trailers we’ve seen, this is a brand new edit with a completely different focus and tone. It seems directed a lot more at an American market as they’ve stripped back all the campyness of the previous versions. This one is a lot more grounded and focused on the darker elements of the plot. Big thanks to TwilightPrincess for the tip!
I’ve been a hater towards this movie since the beginning because every piece of promotional material we received over the years seemed very not-Mischa. This trailer can at least make me see why Mischa would have been attracted to the script in the first place.
You and I is available for pre-order via Amazon with a street date set for January 31st, 2012.
Relative newcomer Jaz Martin has been cast as Mischa’s roommate Sam in I Will Follow You Into the Dark. Here is what he had to say recently via his Facebook page:
Had the table read for ‘I Will Follow You In to The Dark’ went really well. I start on Sunday and we finish on the 26th of Jan. Mischa Barton and Ryan Eggold are great as the leads! So happy to be a part of this cool project
From the casting breakdown I read, Sam and Sophia (played by Mischa) are supposed to be extremely close in the movie but not romantically inclined. Ryan Eggold will be playing Mischa’s love interest. It’ll be interesting to see how Mischa works opposite both of these actors in delivering the different type of chemistry required for each scenario.