May 22, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
This one is a bummer! It looks like Anton Yelchin has fallen out of “Very Good Girls”, as THR reports it’s rising actor Boyd Holbrook who will join Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen the Naomi Foner-directed coming of age drama. Demi Moore and Peter Sarsgaard round out the cast.
Fanning and Olsen play best friends who are determined to lose their virginity as a rite of passage into becoming adults, but things are complicated when they fall for the same street artist. Yelchin had been set for the role of that artist back in November, but looks like the long-gestating development on the film has forced his exit, and Holbrook will play the object of the girls’ affections instead. Financing has finally come together on the indie project, and filming is set to begin in June in New York.
Holbrook just wrapped up playing older brother to Jake Abel in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer novel “The Host” and was recently seen in Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut “Higher Ground” and indie comedy “The Oranges”, as well as series like “The Big C” and “Hatfields & McCoys.”
March 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
After a breakout role on hit FX series “American Horror Story”, Taissa Farmiga is following in big sister Vera Farmiga’s footsteps and taking a shot at the big screen, and she’s already off to a great start. Variety reports she has landed a lead role opposite Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring”, as well as the female lead in indie “Jamesy Boy.”
In “Bling Ring”, Watson and Farmiga will play two of the gang of affluent and popular Los Angeles teenagers who decided to rob a string of celebrities’ homes, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom. The group of six youngsters stole over $3 million worth of cash and belongings from October 2008 through August 2009.
“Jamesy Boy” follows a young member of a suburban street gang who gets sent to a maximum facility prison and is mentored by a convicted murderer. Spencer Lofranco plays James and the cast also includes Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods and Ving Rhames. Farmiga will play James’ love interest. Trevor White wrote the screenplay and will direct.
Farmiga is expected to shoot “Jamesy Boy” before “Bling Ring.”
Farmiga made her acting debut just last year in her sister’s directorial debut “Higher Ground”, playing the younger version of the main character (casting your younger sister to play a younger version of yourself – genius!). But it’s clearly “American Horror Story” that has put her on the map and into the minds of casting directors. The series is expected to return for a second season but with a brand new storyline with new characters and presumably, without most of season 1′s cast.
January 20, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Today is the official first day of the annual Sundance Film Festival, so we are just around the corner from discovering some of the year’s best indie features and tomorrow’s breakout stars. Two years ago, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique broke out in a big way in “Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire”, riding buzz all the way to the Oscars, and who could forget last year, when “Winter’s Bone” premiered in Park City and people haven’t stopped talking about Jennifer Lawrence since?
There are sure to be some surprises that come out of nowhere to grab the attention of the festival and soon, the country, but based on what we know right now – the casts in particular – here are just a few of the films that we’re excited to see.
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