Joey King is reminding us to be careful what we wish for thanks to the trailer for her new movie Wish Upon!
The upcoming horror film also stars Sydney Park and Shannon Purser, among others, and things turn deadly when Joey‘s character starts making some wishes that really come true.
The film is about a 17-year-old girl named Clare (King) who is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes.
While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she canāt help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life sheās always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Based on the novel by Nicola Yoon, the film tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who wonāt let that stop them.
Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be togetherā¦even if it means losing everything.
Everything, Everything, co-produced by MGM and Warner Brothers, will hit theaters on May 19.
The 20-year-old star plays the Yellow Power Ranger in the film – and the director, Dean Israelite, revealed that the scene where the news is revealed is small but “pivotal.”
The scene happens where Trini is going through relationship problems, which one of the heroes assumes is “boyfriend problems,” but then discovers it’s “girlfriend problems.”
“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Dean told THR. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
There are superheros who have represented the LGBTQ community, but it’s never been translated to the big screen.
“We had three weeks training before we started filming and there were muscles that I didn’t even realize I had that would ache,” she shared. “It was like a crash course.”
Naomi added about their stunt doubles, who were the instructors for it all: “Our stunt doubles are just incredible; some of the things that they have to do, you’re just like, ‘You are just amazing!’ And they’re not just there to be our stunt doubles, they’re there to keep us safe, they’re there to teach us choreography.”
“I think what we really enjoyed specifically was when we had to do a whole fight sequence’, she continued. ‘It’s almost like a dance, it’s like a 2-3 minute dance.”
Naomi is pictured below with her cast Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, Becky G and RJ Cyler at the Mexico City premiere. Those four are also pictured at their Home & Family appearance earlier in the week.
While they don’t really like Prince Florian (Snow White), but do love Prince Eric (Ariel), it’s Prince Philip that leaves an impression.
The one I feel really badly for is the Sleeping Beauty prince [Prince Phillip], because heās got to fight a dragon — a thorny forest,” Josh explains, before busting out into the “Once Upon A Dream” song that’s featured in Sleeping Beauty.
JJJ Fun Fact: Prince Philip was named after Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh — Queen Elizabeth II’s husband!