Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks return as Emmet & Lucy in ‘The LEGO Movie 2’

Power couple Emmet and Lucy famously clicked despite vastly different personalities and skill sets in 2014’s “The LEGO Movie.”  What keeps them together is that amazing history and their real affection for each other.  

But, what threatens to separate them now is Lucy’s concern that Emmet isn’t tough enough for this harsh new reality…and Emmet’s fear that he’s going to lose her if he doesn’t do something about it, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly awaited sequel,“The LEGO Movie 2” starring Chris Pratt (Emmet) and Elizabeth Banks (Lucy).

“Lucy pushes Emmet to be something that’s not natural to him,” notes Banks, returning as the resourceful warrior with the blue-and-fuchsia ‘do.  “It’s not who he is and maybe it’s a mistake for her to expect that.  I think that’s a life lesson everyone can relate to.  You can’t change people.  You just have to love them for who they are.”

“Lucy has always been battle-ready,” director Mike Mitchell explains. “As Bricksburg became a dystopian wasteland, she locked in.  This is her world now, where she can kick butt and take names.  She’s totally in her zone battling space aliens.  Emmet on the other hand is still skipping through town like he doesn’t see how dangerous everything is, and that’s a problem for her.  She tells him to grow up, toughen up, change with the times if he expects to survive.”

Naturally, she does it from love, and Emmet tries, poor guy.  But brooding and looking grim just doesn’t work for him.  Not when there are shooting stars to wish on, pink valentine hearts that declare “I love you” in tiny, sugary voices, and a cozy little dream home to build for their future, with a double-decker porch swing, trampolines, and a room just for eating waffles.

“The whole time he’s questioning himself, ‘Am I good enough, am I strong enough?,’” says Pratt, “and he learns through the course of this adventure many things about himself.  I’m proud of what this story has to say in regard to this relationship, with all its doubts and expectations, and how all of that gets flipped on its head in such a funny and touching way.”

Another wild card in this deck is rock’n’roll Rex Dangervest, space pilot of the Rexcelsior and a self-described galaxy-defending archeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer who appears out of nowhere when Emmet needs a hand.  The quintessential super-cool tough guy, complete with swagger and just the right amount of chin stubble, Rex is a Master Builder with some unexpected skills in his repertoire.

Pratt, already the unmistakable voice of Emmet, shifts gears to take on the additional role, noting, “Rex is the man Emmet thinks he should be. More importantly, he’s the man Emmet thinks Lucy wants him to be.”

In striving for a vocal counterpoint between the two, Pratt says, “There were moments when I made Rex low and grumbly, but that was tricky because I didn’t want to step on Will Arnett’s Batman.  It came down to a couple of things to reach for.  Emmet is cheerful and optimistic, in a higher register.  Rex is tougher, and more flip and indifferent, with a touch of John Wayne, and half the time he’s laughing because he doesn’t care what people think of him.”

“The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

About “The LEGO Movie 2”

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

‘Station 19’s’ Grey Damon stars in ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

Despite the horror Shay Mitchell’s character Megan Reed goes through in Columbia Pictures’ The Possession of Hannah Grace, she has allies who are willing to put themselves in danger to help her. One of the most willing is her cop ex-boyfriend Andrew, played by fast-rising star Grey Damon (Station 19, Friday Night Lights, The Flash).

Andrew (Grey Damon) stumbles across Megan (Shay Mitchell) in the cadaver drawer room in Screen Gems’ THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE.

Despite their estrangement, Andrew still cares deeply about Megan and worries that the morgue Megan works in isn’t a safe space for someone wrestling with overcoming addiction. “I think that Andrew is the voice of reason the little angel on Megan’s shoulder, her conscience,” says Damon. “Even though Megan is really messed up right now, Andrew knows that she faced this major tragedy and is trying to get her life back in order.”

In the film, Megan is attempting to get her life back on track after failing to prevent her police officer partner’s murder and turning to drugs and alcohol to manage her grief. Working the graveyard shift at the morgue in the Boston hospital where she got sober, Megan finds an unlikely peace in the extreme solitude of the cavernous facility. But one night, after she takes delivery of a horribly disfigured body, things begin to change.

“Grey Damon is a tremendous actor,” says Mitchell of her costar. “As Megan’s former boyfriend, he’s the one who believes in her, who was there before her life went awry. He is still there for her, and he is probably still in love with her. It’s really a push-pull relationship with Andrew who is so strong and confident and healthy. Megan obviously loves and cares for him, but she doesn’t want him around because he reminds her of what could have been. But she does enlist in his help when the mystery starts growing.”

Damon was also impressed by Mitchell. “She’s just a badass,” he says of the film’s lead actress. “She brings a real rawness to Megan. It’s cool to see her in this tough role.”

Grey Damon attends the Special Influencer Screening of Screen Gems “The Possession of Hannah Grace”, hosted by Shay Mitchell at ArcLight Hollywood Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Screen Gems/AP Images)

Now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide, The Possession of Hannah Grace is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #PossessionMovie

About The Possession of Hannah Grace

In The Possession of Hannah Grace, a shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a teenage girl. Months later, ex-cop Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is attempting to get her life back on track after failing to prevent her partner’s murder and turning to drugs and alcohol to manage her grief. Working the graveyard shift at the morgue in the Boston hospital where she got sober, Megan finds an unlikely peace in the extreme solitude of the cavernous facility.

But one night, after she takes delivery of a horribly disfigured body, things begin to change. Locked alone inside the basement corridors of the morgue with the mutilated cadaver, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions. Questioning her own sanity, she fears that the cadaver is possessed by a ruthless demonic force and is ready to spring back to life—to kill.

A pulse-pounding horror-thriller sure to terrify audiences, The Possession of Hannah Grace stars Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, Nick Thune, Jacob Ming-Trent, Max McNamara, Louis Herthum, James A. Waston, Jr and Kirby Johnson. Diederik van Rooijen (Daylight) directs from a script by Brian Sieve (Scream: The TV Series, Boogeyman 2).