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LAPD Questions Story

Issued: 2018-03-28

LAPD tells TheWrap that “Stand by Me” actor had no lacerations on his stomach

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Corey Feldman says he was “stabbed” last night in Los Angeles by a “wolfpack,” and that the LAPD is investigating the alleged assault as an “attempted homicide.”

An Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations officer told TheWrap that the incident was reported at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. On the corner of Reseda and Ventura Boulevards, an unknown man purportedly approached the driver’s side door of Feldman’s vehicle and opened it, making a “jabbing move to [Feldman’s] stomach.”

Feldman transported himself to the hospital where they found “no lacerations on his stomach,” the officer told us. The LAPD has no leads on the person who Feldman said attacked him, and any weapon used is unknown.

Also Read: Corey Feldman is Getting a Lifetime Achievement Award, You Guys

Feldman says he has been receiving “mounting threats” on his social media platforms lately. He believes it is the same “sick” individuals that assaulted him.

The actor tweeted the following from his hospital bed:

IM IN THE HOSPITAL! I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE! A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US! ???????????????? THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK! pic.twitter.com/TZ0ppZeEWN

— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) March 28, 2018

@LAPD R CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE CASE AS AN ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE! I HAVE HAD MOUNTING THREATS ON ALL SM PLATFORMS BY THIS VILE “WOLFPACK” & THIS IM SURE IS A RESULT OF THOSE NEGATIVE ACTIONS! I HAVE REASON 2 BELIEVE ITS ALL CONNECTED! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HOW SICK R THESE PPL?!?

— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) March 28, 2018

In honor of Rob Reiner's 1986 coming of age classic "Stand By Me," lead actors Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell reminisced with TheWrap during a set of recent interviews. Now all in their 40s, they shared funny and heartfelt memories about the 30-year-old film and paid tribute to their co-star, the late River Phoenix. Click on to absorb our recent discussion with the three remaining lead actors in "Stand by Me."

"Rob Reiner put the four of us together for two weeks before production began, having us go through a lot of improv exercises," Wheaton told TheWrap. "It helped us get comfortable with each other within the context of actors. Once we were on set, more often than not Rob didn't really nudge us in one direction or another. Part of the genius of the movie is that he cast boys who were in essence the very characters they portrayed. We were just existing naturally and reacting and relating to dialogue as we would normally, trusting our instincts."

"My first day of filming was the fight scene at the junkyard," O'Connell recalled. "Now, since I've directed a little, I know they were doing a master shot. The first take Rob yells 'cut' and starts walking up to me. I don't have any lines in this so I was confused. He said, 'Why aren't you doing anything?' I said, 'I don't have lines, I have nothing to do. And he said, 'You're as much a part of this as the guys who have lines. If someone was fighting with you what would you do? You have to listen to everything. I need you.'  To this day, whenever I'm on a set, I intently listen to everything."

"I was particularly excited for this film as it was a chance for me to step outside of the typical all American kid roles I had been getting until that point in my career and do something with a bit more teeth," Feldman told TheWrap. "I got to really create a character with very specific traits. I had to create a style of speaking which felt like middle America during the '50s and a special laugh which was highlighted in the script, and of course my overall physical appearance."

"This was an amazing time," Feldman said. "An especially amazing time for River and I to form a bond. We got very close, and I cared for him a great deal. We spent every minute together while off set, until halfway through filming when River's family left the hotel we had all been staying in and rented a summer home. I was sad when it was over and we didn't remain close, probably because of our mothers and the inherent competitive nature that is wedged into the relationships of children in the industry."

"When River does the milk money scene -- man. It was just greatness," O'Connell told TheWrap. "It's really sad. It makes watching 'Stand by Me' for me very painful. What a loss." Added Wheaton: "I really, really liked River. I looked up to him. He was a person who you just instantly liked and you wanted him to like you back. He was kind and there was something really peaceful about him. He exuded this wisdom."

Also Read: Fireworks, Pranks and Pot: ‘Stand by Me’ Stars Look Back on River Phoenix After 30 Years

Wheaton on the story his character Gordie tells by the campfire: "Lardass [pictured left] outsmarted them all. Everybody keeps underestimating him. To all the people who judge him because he's overweight, they're only seeing what's on the surface. Think about how Gordie's mind works. The story he tells is about kid who defies what everyone sees. If there's a message beyond the barf-o-rama, it may very well be as deep as that you have to look beyond the surface."

Wheaton on the movie's iconic train scene: "We weren't taking it seriously and it was hot and it was hard. I don't think we fully appreciated how hard it was to start that train up and back it up. I remember Rob yelling at us that we're ruining his movie: 'If the train doesn't kill you, I will!" Oh my god, we made Rob mad. We immediately burst into tears. Rob rolled the cameras. It worked. When it was over, I just couldn't stop crying. All the adrenaline, everything was overwhelming. Rob hugged us and thanked us for our good work -- and I still couldn't stop crying."

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