Joel Courtney may be filming a classic book (Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn) in Bulgaria, but there’s another book that he can’t put down — “Ashtown Burials: The Dragon’s Tooth” by N.D. Wilson.
The 15-year-old actor opened up about the book in his hand to the JJJ Book Club.
“My favorite book is ‘Ashtown Burials: The Dragon’s Tooth’ by N.D. Wilson. It has a great plot, excellent characters, and leaves you hanging for the next book in the series. Everyone should read it because it’s a kid’s book that’s a “page-turner” and is my favorite genre: fantasy,” Joel said.
Joel also admits that the cover is a definite factor in reading a book. “The cover of the book is what catches my eye. With ‘The Dragon’s Tooth,’ I noticed the snake, the boxing monkey patch, and the tooth on the cover. And I thought: that’s a weird combination.”
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Jake T. Austin is in final talks to play Huckleberry Finn, Variety reports.
The 16-year-old former Wizards of Waverly Place actor will join Super 8 lead Joel Courtney in Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, based off of the popular friendship in Mark Twain‘s classic novels.
Expected to start shooting in Bulgaria later this summer, the flick is being directed by Jo Kastner with Marcus Weinhart as producer.
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Joel Courtney rolls the camera on the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
The 15-year-old actor explains in the issue about his incredible luck in landing the role of Joe Lamb. “I just wanted a commercial and $100, and I got Super 8.”
Joel, wearing a suit by Seize sur Vingt, is also pictured at The Grove with his cast mates filming a piece for EXTRA.
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Elle Fanning has fun in floral as she arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday (June 5) in Universal City, Calif.
The 13-year-old, in Dolce & Gabbana, hit the stage with J.J. Abrams and Super 8 cast mates Ryan Lee and Joel Courtney to present a new clip from their upcoming film.
Ryan told JJJ on the carpet that J.J. gave him the best advice yet, “[He] told me to stay grounded, its the same advice my family has given me. Also to have a good friend base, to help you stay grounded.”
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