LANGUAGE CLASS: Before taking his front-row seat at the Brioni show, actor James Marsden said he’ll soon be promoting a comedy with Jack Black called “The D-Train” at the Sundance film festival. He said working with Black was “even more fun than you would imagine. We’d been wanting to do a film together, and we finally found the right project. I am really excited about everyone going to see it.” He’s also just signed on to another project, HBO’s one-hour pilot “Westworld” alongside actors including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton. “I play a newcomer to a town in the American West. I’m young and I’m known for being good with a gun,” said Marsden, who described the drama as a “sci-fi Western.”
Max Irons pulled off quite a feat for his latest movie, “Woman in Gold,” learning to speak German in four months. “I play a younger self of Helen Mirren’s boyfriend,” Irons said.
While enjoying the role and working with Mirren, he admitted “it was quite stressful.” Referring to his brief trip to Milan for the Brioni show, he confessed: “I don’t speak any Italian.”