April 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Here’s a story to motivate you wannabe actors out there. Plano, Texas resident Travis Tope had been in Los Angeles all of ten days when he landed the male lead role in MGM’s remake of cult horror classic “The Town that Dreaded Sundown.”
THR reports Tope beat out at least two more established young actors for the role of a classmate of Addison Timlin’s character Jami in the remake. The 1976 film was a fictionalized account of actual murders that occured in the town of Texarkana in 1946. A masked assailant attacked eight people, five of whom were killed, over the course of three months, always late at night. The modernized remake will take a meta approach to the material, acknowledging the original film as copycat murders happen at an anniversary screening. As Jami searches for answers, Tope’s character decides to make a documentary about her findings. Filming is set to begin in May under the direction of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Tope, who’s done regional theater work in the Dallas area, also appeared as a child actor in 2007 indie drama “Divine Souls.” After auditioning from home on tape for a few Hollywood projects but not landing anything, he decided to move to Los Angeles for a harder push, and it immediately paid off in the form of this coup.
April 3, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising actress Addison Timlin has landed the lead role in MGM’s remake of cult horror classic “The Town that Dreaded Sundown”, according to Deadline.
The 1976 film was a fictionalized account of actual murders that occured in the town of Texarkana in 1946. A masked assailant attacked eight people, five of whom were killed, over the course of three months, always late at night. The modernized remake will take a meta approach to the material, acknowledging the original film as copycat murders happen at an anniversary screening. Timlin will play Jami, a survivor of the new massacre who sets out to hunt down the new copycat killer “using clues from her own past.” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct for producers and modern horror mavens Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum.
Timlin, adept at balancing both TV and movie roles, beat out the likes of Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings for the female lead in Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin, out later this year, and received much critical acclaim for her role as David Duchovny’s love interest on the last season of Showtime series “Californiacation.” She was last seen opposite Hollywood heavyweights Al Pacino and Christpher Walken in action comedy “The Stand Up Guys.”
March 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Odd Thomas” star Addison Timlin is joining the amazing cast of Lionsgate action-comedy “Stand Up Guys”, according to Variety. Oscar winners and screen legends Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star in the film that was working under the title “Old Timers.”
Fisher Stevens will direct the film written by Noah Haidle, about two aging former hitmen who “decide to spend one last night of debauchery together before one has to kill the other.” Timlin has landed one of two pivotal female roles as Walken’s granddaugher. Filming is set to begin next month in Los Angeles.
Timlin, adept at balancing both TV and movie roles, beat out the likes of Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings for the female lead in Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin and received much critical acclaim for her role as David Duchovny’s love interest on the last season of Showtime series “Californiacation.” She also completed a supporting role opposite Justin Long in indie comedy “Lumpy” and has landed the lead role in ABC pilot “Zero Hour.”
November 5, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
One of our favourite male rising stars is joining two of our favourite female rising stars in Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls”.
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen signed on back in May to play two teenage girls, who after graduating from high school move to New York City, where each girl becomes determined to lose her virginity – to the same charismatic street artist. At the time, we knew that Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek were also onboard, and we contemplated the possibility that Sarsgaard may be the street artist.
Well, word has now come, from Jake Gyllenhaal (Foner’s son) that Anton Yelchin has also signed on to the film – and although we still have no confirmation about which role he will be taking, we think that Yelchin as the street artist makes much more sense – and the thought of Yelchin, Olsen and Fanning is one film makes this one of our highly anticipated films of 2012!
This has been a good year for Yelchin, who has broke out in a big way thanks to the festival hit “Like Crazy” with Felicity Jones, and has gone on to win several breakthrough awards, from HIFF and the Hollywood Awards. Up next for Yelchin is a role in the adaptation Odd Thomas also starring Addison Timlin.
April 20, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine and Addison Timlin lead the cast of indie dramedy“Lumpy”, Deadline reports. Supporting cast also includes Michael Landis, Evan Jones and Shelley Long.
Ted Koland wrote the script and will make his feature directorial debut on the project, about a bride and groom (Weixler and Long), whose life-of-the-party best friend/best man Lumpy (Labine) dies at their wedding reception. When they cancel their honeymoon to return home for funeral preparations, they slowly discover Lumpy wasn’t who they thought he was. The film is currently prepping to begin shooting in Minnesota.
Long, a staple supporting character in the frat pack Will Ferrell-Vince Vaughn comedies, was last seen in rom-com “Going the Distance” opposite Drew Barrymore and recently wrapped ensemble “Ten Year”. Indie actress Weixler recently wrapped dramedy “Free Samples” opposite Jesse Eisenberg. Labine has a role in the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” while Timlin broke out on the current season of “Californication” and landed the coveted female lead in “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin.
April 12, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Nico Tortorella, part of the new generation being stalked by Ghostface in “Scream 4″, is in negotiations to play the villain in “Odd Thomas”, reports THR. The adaptation of the Dean Koontz series of novels centers around Odd Thomas (played by Anton Yelchin), a short order cook who can see and talk to spirits. The first novel centers around Thomas and his girlfriend Stormy (Addison Timlin) racing against time to prevent a mass murder in their small town.
Willem Dafoe also recently joined the cast to play the local police chief. Tortorella will play an officer working under him who is also a secret member of a satanic cult bent on destroying the town. Stephen Sommers directs from his own screenplay. The film will shoot in New Mexico later this spring and summer.
Tortorella made his acting debut on short lived CW series “The Beautiful Life” and went on to be a series regular on ABC Family’s “Make It or Break It”. He was last seen on the big screen in Joel Schulmacher’s “Twelve” and has completed filming on “Trespass” with Nicholas Cage.
April 5, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s the lay of the land these days, as rising actors make tough career decisions, trading one high profile role for another. Just as Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of Oliver Stone’s “Savages” to take the lead role in “The Hunger Games”, now Lily Collins has been confirmed to be officially passing on the adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin after taking the title role in Tarsem Singh’s “Snow White” instead. Variety reports today that “Californication” actress Addison Timlin is now in negotiations for the role vacated by Collins, Stormy Llewellyn.
Set in a California desert town, Odd Thomas follows Thomas (Yelchin), “a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.” Stormy (Timlin) is Thomas’s girlfriend and the only one who knows the truth of his abilities.
Timlin emerged as filmmakers’ – including director Stephen Sommers, who also wrote the script – favorite after Collins passed, beating out fellow rising young actresses like Emma Roberts, Portia Doubleday and Kat Dennings. She made her acting debut in the national tour of “Annie” and has been receiving a lot of notice portraying David Duchovny’s love interest in the current season of “Californication”. She also appeared as Clive Owen’s daughter in 2005′s “Derailed”.
March 25, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
After news broke in February that Anton Yelchin had been cast in Odd Thomas, based on the Dean Koontz bestseller, it was only time that his female lead would be cast. And today Variety have reported that Lily Collins has been offered the role of Stormy Llewellyn in the upcoming film adaptation.
Set in a California desert town, Odd Thomas follows Thomas (Yelchin), “a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.” Stormy (Collins) is Thomas’s girlfriend and the only one who knows the truth of his abilities.
Also on the shortlist were a host of up and coming actresses including Emma Roberts, Addison Timlin, Kat Denning, and Portia Doubleday
Collins made her debut in The Blind Side, as Sandra Bullock’s daughter, and she next stars alongisde Taylor Lautner in Abduction. She was recently cast in the adaptation of teen novel The Mortal Instruments although considering there is the opportunity for a franchise with Odd Thomas, we’re interested to see this play out.
Production is due to begin on May 2 in Santa Fe, N.M. and Stephen Sommers will be directing.