From The Insider.
First Look: Thomas Dekker’s ‘Squatters’
For his first post-Secret Circle project, Thomas Dekker chose Squatters — a film he described as “a movie that feels like 10 different movies rolled into one,” when TheInsider.com exclusively chatted with the actor on the California set.
“The minute I read the script, I decided I would take anyone out at the knees if they tried to take it away from me,” he laughs. “It was one of those very rare moments for me because I tend not to get truly excited about much. Jonas is a child, yet he’s incredibly smart but stupid at times. He’s irrational and very cruel – but also sensitive and empathetic. It’s rare as a young actor to get such a layered character and play an arc.”
“He’s the kind of person who is always playing at something he’s not – that’s a huge challenge as an actor because how do you realistically play somebody who is never realistically playing themselves?”
On the surface, Squatters is about a wealthy couple who return home early from vacation to discover a pair of homeless young lovers have moved into their home. But according to Dekker, there is so much more going on.
“From the moment this movie sets its plot our in front of you, you know it’s going to go wrong – so you are waiting for the shoe to drop,” he says. “The great thing about Squatters is it sort of feels like 10 different movies rolled into one. You’ve got this homeless saga, a rags-to-riches tale, a love story, a crime thriller and they’re all woven into one piece, which is just so exciting.”
Squatters is currently filming and will be out in 2013.