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Thora Birch Joins ‘Public Affairs’, Gravitas Acquires ‘The Anthropologist’, Zeitgeist Lands ‘Theo Who Lived’

1 June 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Thora Birch has joined Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers in the political thriller Public Affairs, about a young campaign aide who gets in over his head after he sleeps with the wife of a presidential candidate. The film is being directed by Sundance alum and DGA-Award winner Eric Bross (USA Network’s Traffic) and was scripted by Tom Cudworth. Produced by School Pictures' Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks) and George Voskericyan (Echoes of War) of American Film… »

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Thora Birch Joins Adrian Grenier Thriller ‘Public Affairs’

1 June 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thora Birch has joined Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers in the political thriller Public Affairs, Variety has learned exclusively.

Eric Bross is directing from a script by Tom Cudworth. Producers are School PicturesStephen Israel (“Swimming With Sharks”) and George Voskericyan (“Helicopter Mom”) of American Film Productions. Shooting starts this month in Norfolk, Va.

13 Films has international rights to the project, which was introduced to buyers in Cannes.

“Public Affairs” follows a young campaign aide who sleeps with a presidential candidate’s wife — a mistake that sends him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.

“I’ve long-admired Thora’s raw talent and am thrilled that she has joined the team,” said Israel. “Her honesty and depth will truly complement an already-strong cast.”

Birch’s credits include “Patriot Games,” “American Beauty” and “Ghost World.” She took »

- Dave McNary

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Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville join Above Suspicion

30 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Thora Birch (Colony) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) have joined the cast of Above Suspicion, the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver), who directed Birch in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

The project, which is based on Joe Sharkey’s non-fiction book of the same name and is scripted by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), tells the true story “of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”

The duo join the previously announced Jack Huston (Ben-Hur »

- Gary Collinson

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Thora Birch, Johnny Knoxville Join Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

27 May 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville are set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. The film actually reunited Birch with Noyce as he directed her previously as a kid in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Colleen Camp is producing for Colleen Camp Productions, with Tim Degraye and Mohamed AlRafi producing and financing. Angela Amato-Velez and Amy… »

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in May

2 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Summer's hottest days are still a month or two away, but streaming services are stockpiling material to keep us entertained indoors when it's scorching and sticky outside. May sees an influx of excellent Nineties movies, from the face-melting thrillers (literally) to political satires that seem more pertinent than ever. There'll be plenty of TV series to plow through, too, including the return of Netflix's addictive drama Bloodline and the long-awaited HBO Go debut of the channel's cult favorite Mr. Show. Here are our picks for the 10 best things to stream this month. »

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Harker’s Hits: April Fools’ Day Roundup

1 April 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Don’t be a fool on April Fool’s Day. But you know can trust your buddy, Harker, right? I’ve compiled a list of some of the week’s biggest stories. Some are outrageous. Some are amusing. One is fake. See if you can spot the phony!

• The Ash Is Back! Starz released its first look at the new season of Ash Vs Evil Dead and it looks like Bruce Campbell’s Ash is crashing some of the best frat parties I ever attended so props to him. He’s got plenty of time to party because Season 2 won’t drop until September. He’ll have a little extra muscle behind him this year as his father will be played by none other than The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors! You know Ash needs more than just that chain saw…

• Looks like the erstwhile Princess Buttercup and »

- Harker Jones

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Americas Briefs: 'The Bachelors' cast bulks up

9 March 2016 3:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Tyler Perry greenlights Apartheid drama; Semana Del Cine Español to kick off in Puerto Rico

Josh Wiggins and Odeya Rush have joined J.K. Simmons and Julie Delpy on ensemble feature The Bachelors. Principal photography is set to being on March 14 in Los Angeles.

Kurt Voelker directs the comedy-drama and Windowseat Entertainment is fully financing. Fortitude International handles sales outside the Us and The Gersh Agency and CAA represent North American rights. 

Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films is in development on The Year Of The Great Storm, with Doug Liman and George C. Wolfe on board as executive producers. Karzan Kader will direct the story of Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright scholar whose death in South Africa during the Apartheid years prompted her parents to move to the country in an effort to bring about change. Wme is packaging the project.Spanish star Paco Leon and writer-director Daniel Guzman will be among the attractions at the »

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