Official Sites


SymPics International

Haley Joel Osment

Ryan Merriman

Danielle Panabaker



If you love Haley and Ryan's movies, be sure to check out our Amazon aStore which features wonderfully heart warming and inspiring films, with amazing performances by other child and teen actors!

 

Ryan Merriman on Home of the Giants

Author :Heather Newgen

First published at www.comingsoon.net on February 8, 2006

Be sure to read the ORIGINAL ARTICLE

 

Although Final Destination 3 star Ryan Merriman hasn't quite recovered from his "physically grueling" role of Kevin in the third installment of the series, he's already off to work on another film called Home of the Giants which also stars Haley Joel Osment. Merriman talked to ComingSoon.net about his new project and the struggles of learning to play basketball for his latest movie.

"It's a dramatic film about high school basketball in Indiana. So it's kind of like how 'Friday Nights' is to football, this is for basketball. It has to deal with high school and the gambling you know. Things that go on and how I get treated…It's based off a true story also. The writer and director, it's based off his true life stories and two of his best friends. His brother is in jail and gets out. He owes a drug dealer money and I have to get asked to throw the game."

Although Merriman grew up playing sports and considers himself to be a good athlete, he had to step up his game for the role of Matt, the town "stud."

"There were kids that were 16-17 years old that were there I was throwing alley oops. The hardest thing was learning to throw alley oops because you know I've never played with somebody who could do alley oops. So I'm like sitting there and I said what do I do? He's like just throw it up there man. Go get it. I threw it up and this kid we called him 'go get it', he had you know the box above the rim. I threw it up and I was like sh*t. It was take five and it was way too high. He's suppose to dunk it with his right hand. He jumps up and in mid air he grabs it with his left above the box and dunks it. There's another guy 5'10" who could honey dip it which means you put your whole arm in the rim. It's ridiculous. So there was that whole aspect, but I got my shot down towards the end. But, in the beginning all these guys have been playing since they could walk. And I was hitting rim. You know I'd dribble and miss and hit my foot," he laughed.

Currently you can catch Merriman in Final Destination 3, which hits theaters this Friday.

Be sure to read the ORIGINAL ARTICLE

 

Google
 
World Wide Web www.homeofthegiants.com
www.comeawayohumanchild.net www.secondhandlions.net
 
Potential Haley Project # 41 Perspectives: Action in Indiana
'Sixth Sense' star to film movie in Triad Basketball Player Wanted For Major Movie Project
Osment : In September Will Start Shooting "HOME OF THE GIANTS" Thanks Haley, and an article from Giffoni
Hollywood Reporter finally mentions Giants Osment back in game with indie 'Giants'
For Immediate Release : Home of the Giants Then we have this brief Haley mention...
Home of the Giants shows up on IMDB Haley Joel Osment mention in Entertainment Weekly
Casting Update: Ryan Merriman joins cast of Home of the Giants Rusty Gorman's Career
Osment : New role is perfect for this point in career Starmount home becomes movie set
ESPN giants in town to film basketball movie Movie seeks thousands of extras
Cameo Movie Role a Blast Haleywood East
Giants Update ... car used in Home of the Giants on eBay Giant Break: Crew sets up shop to film movie at coliseum
Giants Update ... a day as an extra Motion picture filming takes over UNCG gym
Initial Giants concept poster Brushing Shoulders With The Stars
Living in the "Home of the Giants" South African Haley Update
Greensboro All Star Cheerleaders in Locally Produced Movie! Diary of a Greensboro All Stars Coach
Hoopin' it up ! Haley quote about Home of the Giants in New York Times article about Child Actors
Local Students Film Movie Regional Film Industry Growing Dramatically
WCU Professor Lands Movie and TV Roles I was an extra on Home of the Giants !
Greensboro Goes Hollywood A letter from Bunchy
Ryan Merriman on Home of the Giants Triad gets its closeup-up in Bon Jovi film
Netscape Celebrity focus on Ryan Merriman Fan Report on Home of the Giants Additional Shoot
Anecdotes from the Home of the Giants set New Home of the Giants Photos Surface : The "Win State" Cakes
Bunchy checks in again... with a great Ryan pic ! State rarely plays itself on-screen
Haley Joel hospitalised Haley Joel back home
The Giants One Big Party for Home of the Giants !
Home of the Giants - An Awesome Experience ! Home of the Giants worth waiting for - by Ryan Merriman
The Page High School Band in Home of the Giants On the Bleachers with Haley and Danielle ...
A memory of a lifetime... Film Stars Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman Attend Chicago Screening of Their New Film - Home of the Giants
"I would do it all again in a heartbeat" - my experience on the set of Home of the Giants Oklahoma's Ryan Merriman feeling the pull of Hollywood
Gorman's "Home of the Giants" the only local feature to screen at Chicago Fest 'Home of the Giants' to play at Indy film festival
Festival sticks with high standards / Hoosier Connections Home of the Giants Director pleased with Heartland Crowd
Film Festival features movie based in Indiana Choosing films for complexity
HotG Friends and Family Screening in Oklahoma Chicago ... Oh, what a town
The Radar Film : Setting the Screen Ryan Merriman's 1st Quarterly Newsletter 2008
American World Pictures to market Home of the Giants Kenneth Mitchell talks about his role in Home of the Giants
Second Chance Theater : Home of the Giants
You guys have to see HOME OF THE GIANTS!!! It's a must ! You really have to!

This fansite designed by comeawayohumanchild.net © 2005 with permission from Sympics International, Inc
All images from Home of the Giants unless otherwise credited are copyrighted to Sympics International, Inc and used here with thanks.