Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 18, 2015

I have added 1 new picture from the Vanity Fair photoshoot with Olivia, Thomas and RJ:

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 16, 2015

RJ Cyler makes his acting debut in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” but he’s getting noticed — and recognized.

Tucked away with his co-stars in a Downtown hotel suite Monday, he said people are starting to ask, “Hey, you in the movie? Is it the one with the dying girl and the dude from ‘Project X’? Oh, you the black dude.”

“Yeah,” he responds to each question, imbuing the word with coolness and comedic timing that should serve him well down the road.

“Bates Motel” and “Ouija” actress Olivia Cooke is Rachel, a teen diagnosed with leukemia, and Thomas Mann from the epic party movie “Project X” is Greg, the “me” of the title who is ordered by his mom to befriend his ailing classmate. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed the film, written by former Pittsburgher Jesse Andrews and based on his novel.

It will open in Pittsburgh June 26, five months almost to the day after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and capturing two big awards. It has been a year since the trio came to town to shoot the movie in which Pittsburgh plays itself; they remember visiting the Three Rivers Arts Festival, catching the Arctic Monkeys at Stage AE and eating at Meat & Potatoes, Butcher and the Rye and Cure.

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Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 16, 2015

I have added 23 HQ pictures of Olivia attending a press conference for “Me And Earl And the Dying Girl” on June 3, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 12, 2015

I have added 11 posters and 2 behind the scenes photos from Me And Earl And the Dying Girl


Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   June 12, 2015

NOWTORONTO.COM – Stars from Sundance-approved Me and Earl and the Dying Girl find the right words to talk about life, death and being young

Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke are a little chilly. They’re halfway through the Toronto press day for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, and the transition from the hot lights of TV interviews to a cold interview space in the basement of the Thompson Hotel has come as a bit of a shock.

Once they get rolling on their characters, though, you’d never know they’d been shivering moments earlier. Acting! Or maybe just passion for a weird project about a self-absorbed young filmmaker (that’d be Mann’s Greg) who reluctantly befriends a classmate (Cooke’s Rachel) after she’s diagnosed with leukemia.

“You never wanna play the cancer,” Cooke says. “You never want to perform as if, you know, she’s got this really debilitating illness and it’s all about [her] physicality. You don’t wanna see her as a victim. She’s not a tragic character; she’s the stronger one in their relationship. She’s the grown-up. But, you know, you don’t want to do it a disservice, and you wanna try and be as honest as possible. I didn’t want anything in my performance to jut out or take anyone out of the film.”

Cooke researched the role by going to the children’s ward at UCLA, where she met a young patient.

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