The Junket: The Cast of "Chronicle"
DeHaan plays Andrew, who he describes as a teenage boy who is bullied at school, abused at home by his alcoholic father, and has a mother dying from cancer.
"He's [Andrew] at an age where he doesn't know exactly who he is and exactly how to express himself. So he's kind of looking for a place to escape," said DeHaan.
Russell plays Matt, Andrew's cousin, who he describes as someone who is not comfortable with his own skin, trying to find self-discovery, and the leader of the group. Jordan plays Steve, one of Matt's friends who he describes as political and a strategist that is the "glue" between Andrew and Matt.
Director Josh Trank filmed the movie documentary style because he wanted a challenge, and was inspired by the documentary-style movie Grizzly Man.
"There's was a version of a fond footage movie where the camera operator can be talented photographer, talented behind the camera," said Trank.
He's also always been surrounded by documentaries.
"My dad is a documentary film maker, I grew up in a very documentary kind of environment and watching a lot of these movies, there's a lot of drama you can capture in real people's lives," he said.
The stunts in the movie were actually done by the cast themselves.
"A lot of the scenes in the movie where filmed with as long single takes. So, you couldn't have the convenience of cutting to another shot and the suddenly having stunt man take over and do some crazy thing, and then cutting back to a close up of the actor's face," said Trank.
"Yeah we did most them, but not all of them," said the cast.
Chronicle releases in theaters on February 3.
- Eduardo M. Gonzalez