Hollywood actor Justin Long has been talking about movie posters and how they can completely change the perception of the actual film. Justin starred alongside Emmanuelle Chriqui in the 2009 movie Taking Chances and he has revealed how the poster for the film had absolutely nothing to do with the movie.
Long told Vulture, "I did a movie called Patriotville. It was a little independent movie about a guy who’s really into preserving his town’s historical significance. And there’s kind of a secondary plot where he meets this girl, and whoever released it, the distributor, they released it right after He’s Just Not That Into You came out. So I think they tried to turn it into more of a rom-com than it was."
He added, "So Emmanuelle [Chriqui] and I — they wanted to do a whole separate photo shoot with us for the cover. And they made us wear these kind of hip, cool clothes. She’s in this sexy midriff thing and I’m wearing a kind of douche-y leather jacket — clothes that had nothing to do with the characters that we played. And we’re going through these poses that they wanted us to do, and they were so ridiculous.
Justin continued, "They renamed the movie to Taking Chances, which can be the name of any movie. It’s like the most generic title. And the tagline was like [in a mocking tone], 'Sometimes love is a gamble.' And they Photoshopped playing cards into my hand. The movie has nothing to do with gambling. There’s a tiny little plot involving a casino, but it has nothing to do with it. So I like that it got a cheesy rom-com makeover."
Justin Long stars alongside Peter Dinklage, Evan Rachel Wood, Sienna Miller, Brendan Fraser, Sam Rockwell and Vince Vaughn in his next movie A Case of You. As for Emmanuelle Chriqui, she is set to reprise her role as Sloan for the big screen adaptation of the hit show Entourage.