Marc Jacobs on film

First we had Tom Ford who directed a movie, now we have Marc Jacobs who plays in a movie.

It’s interesting how these charismatic designers take part in the moviebizz as well, and not just by dressing the moviestars.

Marc Jacobs’ film debut will not come unremarked as he plays the role of a ‘porn baron’, who runs a house that takes in homeless kids for underage Internet porn. Marc feels is character is not all that bad, as he tells Entertainment Weekly: “Harvey isn’t a pimp, having them meet up like street hookers or giving them drugs. He provided a home for the kids, but it is sleazy.”

The movie’s title is ‘Disconnect’, and stars Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård (now there’s another reason to go and see this!), Andrea Riseborough and Paula Patton. It will hit the theaters in April. For now, have a look at the trailer:

The drama directed by the Academy Award nominated Henry Alex Rubin, evolves around the toll technology takes on  human connections. The film has already featured in the official selection of the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

From the glimpse of Jacobs we’ve caught in the trailer he seems to pull off acting quite well, though he reveals that he is not planning to pursue a further on-screen career: “I enjoyed saying I did it and I enjoyed parts of doing it, but you know, it’s not ever been my dream to act or anything like that. It’s probably the last time I’ll ever do it.”

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