After the modest success of unbb24’s two adaptations The Simpsons: Presidential Movie and Toy Story: World Tour, he is moving forward with another adaptation. This time it is based on the hit Fox show, Glee and is titled Glee: Expedition to Fame. It is a musical set in the fourth season of the show, that is unbb24’s version of the fourth season. The film is about the New Directions joining in a show choir competition, but they are threaten by Vocal Adrenaline when Sebastian joins VA to get vengeance against the New Directions. The movie is being released by Amy Land Studios.
Yesterday, The Hollywood Times had a chance to do sit down interviews with the cast and the producer of Glee: Expedition to Fame inside the Hollywood Times building. First, we interviewed the lead male star, Matthew Morrison who portrays the ND coach Will Schuester. We asked him about the making of the film and he said; “Well…What can I say? (laughs) It is like working again normally and this is like my first musical here in HTG. I portrayed Cotton Weary for several films consecutively and this will be my first role outside the Scream films. I want to thank the producer for this opportunity to do this film and playing the role of Mr. Schuester. The making of the film is very fun. I hope that a sequel will be made also.”
Next, we chatted up Darren Criss, who reprises his role of Blaine Anderson from the TV version, and Jenna Ushkowitz, who reprises Tina Cohen-Chang. Criss told us; “Since Rachel and Finn are graduated, me and Jenna will take the responsibility of being the captains of the New Directions. Making this film was very hard and fun because we have to do a lot of choreography. Its even bigger than the show.” While Ushkowitz told us; “My favorite part of the film is making the music video scenes especially when we did Call Me Maybe in the opening scene and we have some various special appearances by some Oscar and Emmy winning and nominee actors. It is very cool.”
Also in this film is Jane Lynch who is playing Sue Sylvester. “My character Sue is very different from the series. It is because my storyline here is not against the New Directions but about the father of my baby in which it will turn about to be an Oscar-winning actor, as hinted at in the series.”
Other cast members in this film are Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Lengies, Samuel Larsen, Grant Gustin and Jayma Mays with the addition of Miranda Cosgrove, Nick Jonas, Christine Baranski, Jenna Elfman, Selena Gomez and Yeardley Smith. Also including special appearances by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, and the movie’s producer, unbb24.
After talking to the main cast of the film, we took time to interview the producer of the film, unbb24. “Glee: Expedition to Fame is basically my first musical film, my third adaptation and my fourth film with Amy Land Studios. God. It is like working with Pedro for the fourth time is like I have a deal with them because I like to do adaptations despite getting some unlucky reviews and modest box office. Anyway. This film will focus on the fourth season as the main setting of this film. I’m not expecting too much blockbuster but I’m expecting that the audience will love it because I’ve been planning and working on this for like five months I think. I’ve done research for the songs that they are going to sing. I hope that I will get good reviews in this one. This is just my own version of Glee season four. Coincidentally, the movie will release right after the season four premiere. Wow. The production of this film is very awesome. We have Ryan Murphy as director of course and the bunch of cast and also my first onscreen appearance as I’m having a bit of a cameo in this film. Cheers to Pedro and the Glee cast and crew. Please support it.”
Glee: Expedition to Fame premieres on September 14 in an HTG Theatre near you!
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