Taylor Kitsch took a break from his busy filming schedule to come to Uganda with us! Check out this video post for an update from day 4!
Taylor is staring in the upcoming movie from Disney, John Carter, which is due to be released in March 2012
Taylor recently wrapped filming of the upcoming 2012 Oliver Stone film “Savages.” Based on the novel by Don Winslow, Kitsch stars as Chon, a free-spirited Laguna Beach pot grower, who is forced to face off against the Baja Mexican cartel when they try to get a piece of his lucrative business. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Blake Lively and the riveting Benicio Del Toro.
Kitsch was most recently seen on the big screen in Steven Silver’s “The Bang Bang Club,” which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. As Kevin Carter, Kitsch played one of four young photojournalists whose graphic images chronicled the last stages in the death throes of the South African system of apartheid. Based on a true story, this gripping drama tackled the moral questions of whether to shoot or help in situations of extreme conflict. The film was also screened on April 21st at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, after which it was theatrically released the next day.
Filmmaker Peter Berg cast Kitsch in the lead role of Alex Hopper for the big-budget film, “Battleship,” which will be released in theaters nationwide on May 18th, 2012. The alien-invasion flick’s cast is rounded out by Liam Neeson, Rihanna and Alexander Skarsgard. Berg previously directed the actor on NBC’s critically-acclaimed sports drama “Friday Night Lights” (based on Berg’s 2004 feature film). Kitsch played the role of Tim Riggins, a troubled Texas high school fullback who struggled to find his identity while wrestling with personal demons. The fifth and final season of “Friday Night Lights” premiered April 15, 2011.