March 11, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
After remaining firmly in supporting roles for most of her career, Rosemarie DeWitt is taking her first steps into a leading role – and with two of Hollywood’s biggest actors right now, Matt Damon and John Krasinski.
Well-known for roles in the Anne Hathaway vehicle “Rachel Getting Married” and last year’s surprise critical hit “Margaret”, Deadline reports that DeWitt has joined the cast of Gus Van Sant‘s, “Promised Land”.
A “Capraesque tale .. [of] rival corporate executives”, Damon and Krasinski wrote the screenplay, after a first draft came from acclaimed American writer and editor Dave Eggers.
No word yet on what kind of character DeWitt will play, but the film follows Damon’s character, “a sales executive who arrives in small town only to have his whole life called into question.”
DeWitt can next be seen another John Krasinski film, Nobody Walks, and in this summer’s sci-fi comedy “Neighbourhood Watch”.
February 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Australian actor Rhys Wakefield has joined the cast of “Vigilandia”, according to Deadline. Ethan Hawke and “Game of Thrones”‘ Lena Heady had been cast earlier in the sci-fi thriller that began shooting yesterday in Los Angeles. Not much is known about the micro budget thriller, except that it’s futuristic and will be brought to us by writer-director James DeMonaco, and producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes, the shingle behind recent horror remakes “Friday the 13th” and “A Nightmare on Elm St.”
Wakefield is a veteran of famous Aussie starmking soap “Neighbours” and recently appeared in James Cameron’s “Sanctum.” His upcoming projects include indies like recent Sundance premiere “Nobody Walks” with John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby, and “The Philosophers” with fellow risings stars Sophie Lowe, George Blagden and “Harry Potter”‘s Bonnie Wright.
February 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Suburgatory” star Jane Levy has landed the female lead in Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” remake after Lily Collins dropped out, Deadline revealed today. She will join Shiloh Fernandez in the retelling of the 1986 horror classic that Raimi hismelf wrote. The male and female leads are now set and casting continues on the three remaining characters.
The new take on Raimi’s original “Evil Dead” sees five friends – David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia – vacationing in a remote cabin in the woods only to discover a Book of the Dead, which unleashes an evil demonic force that possesses each of them until only one is left to survive. David and Natalie are engaged, while Levy’s Mia is an ex-drug addict hoping to detox in the cabin. Olivia is her best friend while Eric is the one who unleashes the demons upon the group. Diablo Cody rewrote the script for director Fede Alvarez.
Levy is a total newbie to acting, having only made her small screen debut last year in Showtime series “Shameless.” But it took her no time at all to land the role of Victoria Justice’s BFF in Josh Schwartz’s big screend debut, “Fun Size”, and her own hit TV series, “Suburgatory” on ABC. She was also recently seen in Sundance premiere “Nobody Walks” with Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski.
November 30, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
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It’s that time of year again. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its competition line-up for next January’s festivities and as always, plenty of young up and comers will be represented in films that could propel them to another level in their career. Just ask Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan and Jennifer Lawrence how Sundance has changed their lives.
Of course, it will be impossible to predict who will eventually become the next Mulligan or Lawrence or this year’s trifecta of Elizabeth Olsen/Felicity Jones/Brit Marling. Only the indefinable festival “buzz” can solidify that come January. At this very early stage, we can only earmark and be on the look out for the films that star some names already familiar to us, like “For Ellen” starring Paul Dano and Jena Malone, “The First Time” with Britt Robertson, “Smashed” starring Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Octavia Spencer, just to name a few. There’s also the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, an early standout hailing from Australia in the form of “Wish You Were Here” starring Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer.
Be sure to check back for frequent updates on the festival from now through January, one notable being the announcement of who will be part of this year’s 7 Fresh Faces to watch. Looks like last year’s list missed the mark outside of Felicity Jones, will this year’s fare better? The first set of films announced are listed below.
April 29, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising actress Jane Levy is in talks for a pivotal role in Paramount’s teen Halloween themed comedy “Fun Size”, according to THR. Josh Schwartz, creator of such seminal teen television series such as “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl”, will be making his feature directorial debut on the project, which stars Victoria Justice as Wren, a sarcastic teen who takes her little brother trick-or-treating and loses him along the way.
Most recently, Thomas Mann signed on to play Justice’s love interest, a debate team member who has always had a secret crush on Wren and despite being a play-by-the-rules kind of guy, throws caution to the wind and helps her find her missing brother before her parents discover any mishap has taken place. Levy will be playing Wren’s best friend in a strong supporting role.
Levy recently landed the lead on ABC comedy pilot “Suburgatory” and was recently seen on Showtime’s new hit series “Shameless” starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum. THR also reports Levy will be making her feature debut alongside John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby in “Nobody Walks”, which begins filming soon.
“Fun Size” will begin filming in May and will predictably aim for a Halloween release in October.
April 20, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of “Nobody Walks”, reports Variety. Rosemarie DeWitt also stars in the indie drama directed by Ry Russo-Young from a script by breakout indie sensation Lena Dunham, who recently won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for “Tiny Furniture”.
The film takes place over the course of one week as a Los Angeles family takes a charismatic artist into their home and end up having their lives turned upside down. It is slated to begin filming at the end of May in Los Angeles.
Krasinski narrowly missed out on being “Captain America”, and will next be seen in rom-com “Something Borrowed”. He recently wrapped the seventh season of “The Office” and feature “Everybody Loves Whales” opposite Drew Barrymore. Thirlby is a staple on the indie scene, recently wrapping an adaptation of “Judge Dredd” and currently filming “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” opposite Paul Dano. She’ll next be seen on the big screen in alien invasion flick “The Darkest Hour” opposite Emile Hirsch.