May 17, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
British actress Emma Rigby and Aussie actor Rhys Wakefield have joined the cast of romantic drama remake “Endless Love”, according to The Wrap. Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde play the leads originated by Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields in the 1981 original film, and “The Hunger Games”‘ Dayo Okeniyi, Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick also have supporting roles. Shana Feste is directing.
Wilde and Pettyfer play a pair of high school students who fall deeply in love and whose intense relationship puts her parents on edge. When they are forced to break up until the end of high school, Pettyfer’s character sets an ill-fated plan into motion to appear as a hero in front of them to win back their favor, leading to tragic consequences. Okeniyi plays the role of Pettyfer’s daredevil best friend, while Wakefield will play Wilde’s older brother, who struggles to live up to the legacy of their older brother, who passed away. No word on who Rigby plays.
Wakefield starred on famed Aussie soap “Home and Away” and James Cameron’s “Sanctum.” He’ll soon be seen in home invasion thriller “The Purge.” Ribgy starred on British soap “Hollyoaks” and plays the Red Queen in ABC series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”, which was just picked up to series.
September 27, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
That third star of “The Hurt Locker” that we don’t hear from nearly enough in comparison to Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, is charting a rising career of his own. THR reports Brian Geraghty has joined Denzel Washington in drama/thriller “Flight”, which marks director Robert Zemeckis’ return to live action films after years toiling in 3D animation. Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Reilly are also part of the stellar cast.
In the John Gatins scripted film, Washington plays a troubled alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot whose plane’s engine malfunctions in flight, forcing him to save his passengers and becoming a hero. When evidence of his problems are discovered, the FAA tries to sweep it under the rug to preserve his public image. Geraghty will play his co-pilot, who finds religion after surviving the crash.
Geraghty, who played specialist Owen Eldridge opposite Renner’s rebellious William James and Mackie’s by-the-books JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Best Picture Oscar Winner “The Hurt Locker”, will next be seen in Channing Tatum’s TIFF-premiered high school reunion drama “Ten Year”. He recently completed work on a plethora of indie projects, including thriller “ATM” opposite Alice Eve and Josh Peck, Lionsgate’s comedy “Gay Dude” opposite Nicholas Braun and family drama “Refuge” with Krysten Ritter.
February 15, 2011 | Posted by Tamara Manne
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by the New York Film Festival and finally, this winter, at the Sundance Film Festival, Kelly Richardt’s Meek’s Cutoff will release to theaters at last on April 8. Michelle Williams, who previously worked with Richardt in 2008′s Wendy and Lucy, stars in this indy western alongside Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson and Zoe Kazan.
Moviefone describes Meek’s Cutoff as “a period western set in 1845 where a braggart, Stephen Meek (Greenwood), meets his match in a courageous woman (Williams) after he is hired by three families to lead them through Oregon’s Cascade Mountains so that they may start new lives on the other side. As their water dwindles and they disagree over the treatment of a captured Native American, the group questions Meek’s dependability and cracks under pressure.”
The illustration-style poster (see full size below) features Williams aiming a shotgun, an image taken from an intense scene in the film. The poster was first seen during promotion at Sundance, and has just been officially released online.