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Hayden Christensen Deciphers Genesis Code

Hayden Christensen Deciphers Genesis Code

Hayden Christensen has signed on for the lead role in director David R. Ellis’ upcoming thriller The Genesis Code, based on the novel of the same name written by John Case.

The story follows a former national security expert, played by Hayden, who, while investigating the murder of his only sister and her young son, discovers that a religious sect called The Shadow of the Cross may be involved. With the help of his sister’s friend Ana, they follow the clues to a clinic in the mountains of Italy, where a terrifying secret experiment has been conducted – successfully. The results are so threatening to the foundation of the Church that they will do anything to keep it from being revealed.

FYI: Hayden‘s older brother Tove Christensen is one of the producers!

On Monday, Hayden and fiancee Rachel Bilson hit the red carpet at the MET Ball.

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  • S

    sounds very interesting…..

  • Lake

    Another good one in the pipeline, let’s hope he goes with it and does it.

  • Jax

    This about actual work Hayden is involed in, WHY JJ do you have to drag that ball and chain Rachel into it?

  • Rumors

    Sounds like a poor version of the Davinci code meets National Treasure.

  • lexy hates bilson

    I wonder if there’s a part for Rachel in this…maybe she can play Ana. This is really the only way she can get a job!

  • tam

    @lexy hates bilson:

    you’re just as bad as jared when it comes to dragging bilson’s name into something that doesn’t involve her. save the hater comments for a bilson post, would you? i’m sure there will be one up in the next 24 hours.

  • coolio

    Hayden’s brother is really ugly.

  • Rumors


    Please we hear too much bout that woman she can’t act so why would they want her in this movie. I so hope they find another real actress for this movie. Someone he actually looks good with or has at least chemistry with.

  • sucksu

    lol PR of Bilson and christensen. people doesn’t give a shit about them. bucnh of try hards

  • mimi

    “a former security expert”? he has a “son”?
    Hayden is a kid, doesn’t even have 30 years of age, and he is playing a professional who has a son?
    Talk about ridiculous casting.
    There are enough actors in the age group of 30-45 who could have been cast in this role. Why go for such a young guy?

  • boo

    This was a very fun book to read. I’ll definitely check out the movie.

  • Read people

    mimi-his character does not have a son-his sister did, and it’s possible to be an expert in your field at 30.

    @Rumors-The Genesis Code was published way before the Da Vinci Code so if anything Vinci “borrowed” elements from the first.

    @sucksu-you cared enough to post so it matters to you.

  • Oh Please……

    One can hope Hayden is making somehow a come back and does this film and it is a hit. Then, he can ditch Bitrol twit that only cares about getting papped, shopping and wearing vintage Haute Coulture that usually is ill fitting on her petite body. She basically cannot get a real job and clings on to Hayden for her media gain. She is a walking parasite.

    I hope Hayden will wake up and find a real woman soon. Someone smart, gifted, talented and a bit quirky like Ellen Paige I can see. Somehow I believe Hayden again will be another disapointment! :-(

  • give it a rest!

    It’s been three years since Hayden and Rachel have been dating, and 1 1/2 years since they got engaged. Isn’t it time everyone grew up and got over the fact that they are engaged? It’s ridiculous to keep moaning and groaning about it, whatever happens will happen with them down the road.

    Sounds like an interesting movie, I hope it is a success for him! It will be nice to seeTakers in August.

  • whizzer

    AWFUL actor means BOMB movie.

  • lexy hates bilson

    His brother has no experience and we know was only given the job b/c of Hayden and his “production” company (which probably means HC will get a producer credit too). It’s not hard tobelieve that he’d give Rachel a job. Again, she needs all the help she can get. Though who knows if she’ll have time with her busy schedule as ambassador to Sunglass Hut.

  • @lexy

    Geez your hate is boiling over isn’t it, give your hate and the rest of us a break and go find a Rachel thread to annoy.
    BTW seeing as you dislike Hayden how do you know anything about his brother.

    BTW both production company and producers are normally listed in credits-Hayden is normally listed as just starring regardless if it’s part his company or not–check the poster for Vanishing, Tove and FFP are at the end credit, not Hayden as any form of producer, he shares acting credits.

  • phat-ruley

    Oh brother… another movie that would surely ruined by this talentless hack. Isn’t it that what he’s doing in his movies “religiously”?!

  • jeezzum

    I seriously think that the casting director needed some props &/or inspiration about a tree or something that is made of plank of wood. The name HC initially comes first into his mind.

  • lexy hates bilson

    BTW, because I can read – that’s how I know about his brother and because I actually have a brain – that’s how I know about movie production. You can’t go by movie posters – they list the REAL producers (who cough up the cash) – wait until the actual movie comes out and watch the credits. Nothing wrong with HC taking a “producer” credit – plenty of actors do it.
    What’s the big deal about casting Rachel in this movie?? I’m sure she has the time in between her shopping sprees!! She could certainly use the acting credit on her resume!

  • jolene

    sounds terrific!! hayden is a amazing actor and his movies are always interesting!!! and he’s very very handsome!!!!

  • callmewhatever

    He looks so damn adorable in that pic! Ms. Bilson is a very LUCKY woman. Alot of people think he’s not a good actor but I say it depends on the role. Life is a house he was great in and also shattered glass…..he was excellent in that. I think Channing Tatum on the other hand is a horrible actor, that is pure eyecandy and he’s not getting better at it.

  • @lexy

    Lexy “You can’t go by movie posters – they list the REAL producers (who cough up the cash) – wait until the actual movie comes out and watch the credits”

    Then I guess Tove Christensen is a real producer, his name is listed on 3 posters that I am aware of and in the end credits off the 2 movies released thus far and I assume Vanishing end credits will be the same.

    As for Rachel, as others have suggested go find a Rachel thread there must be one on this board somewhere and so far she has not been mentioned in the cast, so all you are doing is stirring things up on a thread that has nothing to do with her.

  • the truth

    you know they are not going to hire rachel for this movie.She wasn’t in the last one that they made.And she is going to get mad if they don’t hired her in itr like last time.And why do you all put them down all the time? At least he help his family like always.That’s how hayden do it. She can’t star in a movie that he supposed to be her boyfriend.I’m sure that she won’t like the person that the people hired to play with him. She will start another rumor like last year. That they are breaking-up again. And since there won’t be no wedding plans she hoping that he cast her .And jared please stop talking about when they was in new york at the been days now and we have seem her out and about in la and beverly hills. Need that alone alone and hayden probably home. You just want people to stay interest in her cause you don’t want to say that they are not getting married and they might be breaking -up. They are not getting married jared mention that for change. its over move on.

  • shanda

    stop mention rachel its hayden’s movie And gald he’s doing another movie.

  • @ the truth alias shanda

    You said you get People Magazine, read the article in it on page 28, May 17th mag. It says ” there are no (wedding) plans” YET, and that “there are no dates set”. That means they have not made wedding plans yet, NOT that they are breaking up! The summer wedding was a rumor! The engagement ring on her finger means she is engaged to be maried to Hayden, it does not mean she has to know the exact date of her wedding yet. It does not mean they broke up!

    You always say they will not be seen together again because they “are done”, the last time was when you said Rachel would go to the gala alone. You have been saying they are done for a year and a half. Well, Rachel and Hayden went to the gala together. Don’t you ever get tired of getting upset about these two? Why not find something better to do with your time than to freak out about these two every time you see them together?

  • brightside

    Oh please! Does he look like a national security expert to anyone? Tom Hanks, yes, he was believable in the Da Vinci code because he was older! Rachel Bilson might believe that he’s a walking dictionary but most of us who have had to sit through a film with him in it know he’s an incoherent, mumbling, monotone disaster with the acting ability of a cardboard cut-out!
    So how many of us know any experts in any field under the age of 30? Funny, I can’t think of a single one!

  • Viper

    I’ts a movie topic that has been done several times and didn’t work books were always better. Christensen is No Tom Hanks and doubt he can pull this off with his cookie cutter method acting he seems to do all the time. Pulling his brother in my guess was a gift so that FPP can actually land some jobs. The biggest seller here is if they find a taker in Canne that really believes that this will be any kind of movie to make. Guess while HC is in Rio tomorrow Tove will be in Canne trying to sell the movie. Guess we will see more shots of HC and the frequent flyer mile weekend fiance.

  • Ruth

    Hayden is great in ANY movie, he lights up the big screen, you just like watching him! He has an acting style that reminds me of people like Paul Newman, Al Pacino, James Dean and Jimmy Stewart. He has class, good looks, and the heart to accomplish a good performance. He will do MORE than fine with this role or any role. He is a one in a million actor that will be around for longer than the critics and has all ready proved them wrong by “Life as A House” and “Shattered Glass” and “Jumper”. By the way his brother Tove is a hottie as well !!

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