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Jane Levy known best for her role on the TV series Suburgatory has hooked up with director Jeffrey St Jules for the new sci fi/ musical comedy Bang Bang Baby.

Bonnie Laufer @movi_boni spoke with Jane Levy at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival about working on the film and the fabulous wardrobe she had during the shoot.

Synopsis: A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.



Jane Levy has fought the undead in “Evil Dead” and, far worse, dealt with life in the suburbs in “Suburgatory,” but now the young actress faces one of her biggest obstacles to date: musical theater.

The young starlet plays, well, a young starlet in her new movie “Bang Bang Baby,” one who wants to escape her small town and become a star. It’s a classic story… at least until the human mutations come into play. I’m sorry, Jane, can you describe it better for us?

“It’s like a sci-fi musical melodrama set in the 1960s,” Levy explained when MTV News caught up with the actress at TIFF – adding that her character imagines being swept away by an Elvis-inspired singer. “She’s bananas, you find out.”

She also has to sing, something Levy was scared of and excited for at the same time.

“I did one song, we recorded it live on set, and it’s used in the movie… the rest I recorded in the studio,” Levy said. “That was a fun experience but really scary.”

Since the movie takes place in the 60s, it’s done in the style of old movies, with Levy telling us they even shot old-school, “on treadmills with a projection on the background,” which made her and her costar Justin Chatwin feel at once awestruck and a little terrified.

“Sometimes Justin Chatwin and I would look at each other and think ‘Do we need to get the hell out of here right now, what are we doing here?’” Levy joked. “But it was so new and out of our comfort zone, in the best way. It was really, really, really fun.”

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Finding the rising star at a film festival can be a fun challenge for journalists. Every year, there are a few names that come out of fests like Sundance and TIFF with more household status than when they went in. This year’s fest circuit has already propelled Adam Driver beyond even the “Star Wars” casting news—he has three movies at this year’s TIFF and just won an acting award at Venice for “Hungry Hearts.” He’s clearly on the rise. But who’s the actress on an upward trajectory? Who may you not know now but will shortly?

After destroying at SXSW in last year’s “Evil Dead,” Jane Levy comes to Toronto for the first time, giving another stellar performance in the totally bizarre and future cult hit “Bang Bang Baby,” a sci-fi musical period piece that premieres tonight. Think “Hairspray” meets “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and you’ll be close. It’s a straight-up musical about a small-town girl hoping to break free from her drab life and start a singing career when a leak at the chemical plant, well, gets in the way. Co-starring Peter Stormare and Justin Chatwin, the film is courtesy of Canadian director Jeffrey St. Jules, and marks one of this year’s more unique TIFF offerings, to say the least.

Levy is one of those rare actresses who seems to challenge herself with each role, jumping from teen comedy to horror to musical, and so on. She’s poised, beautiful and smart. I walked into my interview thinking I was speaking to a rising star, and walked out thinking she already was one.

Let’s talk about range. Take “Fun Size,” “Evil Dead,” “About Alex,” and “Bang Bang Baby”—they have almost nothing in common but you. Is diversity in genre something that’s important to you and intentional on your part?

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From writer/director Jesse Zwick, the indie dramedy About Alex follows a group of 20-something friends who reunite for a weekend aware after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. While these young people clearly care about each other, their differences, old jealousies and unrequited love will become more apparent. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, Max Minghella, Nate Parker, Jason Ritter and Jane Levy.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Jane Levy talked about how she got involved with About Alex, what attracted her to this script, how her character is the outsider among this group of friends, her own complex and complicated relationship with technology, how much fun they all had living and working together, and that they got to do some improv. She also talked about her experience on the live-action/CG hybrid film Monster Trucks, not knowing what she’s going to do next, for the first time in her career, and what she’ll remember most fondly about her time on the comedy series Suburgatory. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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A quick conversation about the movie, About Alex, with stars Maggie Grace, Jane Levy, Max Minghella, Nate Parker, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Ritter (in alphabetical order).