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After a lengthy investigation, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, writer-producer Jody Savin and unit production manager/executive producer Jay Sedrish have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones by Georgia's Wayne Superior Court. If the trio are convicted, Georgia law states that the manslaughter conviction could result in a 10-year prison sentence, although the criminal trespass charge carries a 12-month maximum sentence.
On February 20, Sarah Jones was helping to set up a shot on a Doctortown, Georgia train trestle when she was struck by a train. According to Deadline's investigation, the crew waited for two previous trains to pass, before setting up a shot that required actor William Hurt, who has since left this biopic of music legend Gregg Allman, to lay on a heavy hospital bed situated on the train tracks. Unexpectedly, a third train came through, as the »
The lineup to the 32nd annual Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival was announced on Wednesday, and a number of familiar faces will be lighting up the silver screen in Lgbt-related stories. Robin Williams stars opposite Kathy Baker in “Boulevard,” while Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Jerry O'Connell star in Closing Night Gala selection “Space Station 76.” Also read: ‘Normal Heart’ Star Mark Ruffalo on Elliot Rodger Shootings: Gun Control Debate Is ‘Completely Outrageous’ Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe star in director Susanna Fogel's “Life Partners,” which opens the festival on July 10. “In the. »
- Greg Gilman
The Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival has announced the lineup for their 32nd year. Outfest, a non-profit that promotes equality by sharing, creating and protecting Lgbt stories in cinema, will open the 2014 fest with Susanna Fogel's "Life Partners," starring Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester, Gabourey Sidibe and Kate McKinnon. The closing film will be "Space Station 76" by Jake Plotnick. Started in 1982 by a group of students at UCLA, Outfest has featured some of the most acclaimed Lgbt films in the past few decades, down to last year's top honor recipient, "Test." Highlights of this year's festival include films with deep casts. Robin Williams and Kathy Baker star in Dito Montiel's "Boulevard" and America Ferrera, directed by her real-life husband Ryan Piers Williams, stars in "X/Y." Another staple of the festival set to return this year are outdoor screenings at The John Ford Amphitheater. Dubbed the "Under the Stars Series, »
- Brandon Latham
Outfest Los Angeles, now celebrating its 32nd birthday, has unveiled this year's full lineup of Lgbt features, documentaries and shorts. The fest runs July 10-20. Among the headlining gala features will be Desiree Akhavan's hit Sundance coming-out-and-of-age comedy "Appropriate Behavior," a "deadpan," "melancholy" and sexually frank film with echoes of "Girls"; Ben Whishaw stars in Hong Khaou's "Lilting"; and Leighton Meester and Adam Brody lead troubled menage-a-trois opening night film "Life Partners," among other gala screenings. In the International section, Us audiences can finally see Cannes baby Xavier Dolan's 2013 film maudit "Tom at the Farm," an elegant homoerotic mystery-of-sorts about the volatile dynamics between a sad gay hipster and the macho, bi-curious older brother of his dead boyfriend. Notable actors on the docket this year include Robin Williams and Kathy Baker ("Boulevard"), Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Jerry O'Connell (closing night »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Next Time On Lonny, the satirical online video series executive produced by Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour Digital and Disney-owned Maker Studios, debuts the first three episodes of its second season today on Maker.TV with a raft of guest appearances by Hollywood notables including Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Kathy Baker and Paul Scheer. The entire season is being sponsored by Verizon, with more episodes rolling out twice a week on Maker.TV and Maker’s comedy hub, Nacho Punch. The show is a satire of reality TV, blending sketch comedy and imaginary film preview segments. It was created by Alex Anfanger, who also stars, and Dan Schimpf, who directs. Besides Stiller, Anfanger and Schimpf, executive producers of the show include Stuart Cornfeld, Mike Rosenstein and Debbie Liebling. Brillstein Entertainment Partners represent Anfanger and Schimpf. Yesterday, reports surfaced that about 10% of the company’s 380 employees had been laid off, »
- DAVID BLOOM
"You're gonna make me stress vomit, Marcus!" exclaimed Allison Tolman ("Fargo") during our recent webcam chat after I rattled off the high-profile names vying for Emmy nominations in the Movie/Mini Supporting Actress category. (Watch the complete interview below.) According to Gold Derby's exclusive odds, Tolman is in the running against Julia Roberts ("The Normal Heart"), Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge"), Ellen Burstyn ("Flowers in the Attic"), Kathy Baker ("Return to Zero") and Janet McTeer ("The White Queen"). -Break- Join the 'Fargo' Emmy discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards That's quite the company to be a part of, especially for a relativel newcomer like Tolman who's starring in her first major project. "I'm starting ..."' »
Lifetime’s latest acquisition, “Return to Zero,” is a painful portrait of devastating loss, pivoting on a performance by Minnie Driver that acutely captures those raw feelings. Based on writer-producer-director Sean Hanish’s personal experience, the movie chronicles a couple dealing with a still-born baby and the consequences its aftermath produces on their relationship. While the Lifetime-movie crowd will no doubt be able to identify with the emotion, the movie gets a tad uneven in the later going, stumbling toward a resolution that begins to fray around the edges, despite a first-rate cast.
Maggie (Driver) and her husband Aaron (Paul Adelstein) have one of those picture-perfect lives, and they’re going through the usual mix of excitement and anxiety as they prepare for the birth of their first child. Moreover, her best pal (Andrea Anders) is also due a couple of months behind her, meaning there’s no shortage of »
- Brian Lowry
On tap right now are several exclusive stills from Patrick Cunningham's feature directorial debut, Model Home, and since it's Friday, we figured that staring at them would be a great way to pass the time until the 5:00 Pm whistle.
Co-written by Cunningham and producer William Frank, Model Home is being shepherded by High Windows Films and stars Jasper Cole (pictured right and below), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Contagion), and Kathy Baker (Take Shelter, "Medium").
The narrative explores the practice of "live-in staging," in which recently evicted families are recruited to live in unsold properties. Curnen plays a single mother who begins to entertain dangerous fantasies while "staging" a model home in an otherwise empty development, while Baker portrays a realtor who grows increasingly suspicious and alarmed.
- Steve Barton
William Hurt has dropped out of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, two months after production was suspended following the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Since William Hurt was playing Gregg Allman in this adaptation of the singer's biography, it remains unclear whether or not the production will start back up again, as investigations continue into the tragic on-set accident.
Production was taking place in Atlanta, Georgia when, on February 20, a train collided with film equipment in rural Doctortown, Ga, where the crew was setting up for shooting on a train trestle that overlooks the Altamaha River, resulting in Sarah Jones' death and seven other crew members getting injured. According to Deadline, the movie's producers were apparently still trying to rally the crew to continue production in the days following, but shooting was eventually suspended.
William Hurt was one of the actors on the bridge who were »
In “Boulevard,” a middle-aged married man picks up a gay hustler on the Nashville street where hookers hang out, pays the kid for company instead of sex, and ever-so-gradually begins to confront the secret identity he’s suppressed for so long. Knowing that man is played by Robin Williams (in morose rather than manic mode) tells you everything you need to know about the film, which is well written, acted and directed, and yet somehow never manages to surprise. That approach has its advantages, however, making the unfulfilled character’s sexuality almost secondary to the ways in which straight audiences can relate.
As best friend Winston (Bob Odenkirk) puts it in the film, “Maybe it’s never too late to start living the life you really want” — an optimistic philosophy that may as well be the mantra for a project director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) felt »
- Peter Debruge
In a Gold Derby exclusive, cable network Lifetime has provided their Emmy Awards campaign for 2014 with category placements. -Break- As in recent years, Lifetime movies have been one of the top TV destinations for award-winning actors and actresses. This year alone, you'll find Oscar winners Ellen Burstyn ("Flowers in the Attic"), Whoopi Goldberg ("A Day Late and a Dollar Short"), Holly Hunter and William Hurt ("Bonnie and Clyde"), and Martin Landau ("Anna Nicole"). Also in the mix are previous Emmy champs Kathy Baker ("Return to Zero"), S. Epatha Merkerson ("Gabby Douglas Story"), and Cicely Tyson ("The Trip to Bountiful"). Cicely Tyson among Tony winners for 'The Trip to Bountiful' The network has two new shows in contention this time around. "Devious Maids" is a comedy about five Latina maids working in Beverly Hills from "Desperate Housewive..."' »
The Tribeca Film Festival began as a way for New York to rebuild culturally after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. For the first time since then, the area around Ground Zero is dominated by a sparkly, newly finished Freedom Tower, which represents so much more than the city’s resilience and recovery. The Tribeca festival played a small, but not insignificant, role in that recovery, inviting artists and film lovers to the city and reassuring New Yorkers that life can be beautiful even in the darkest of days.
After more than a decade of growth, Tribeca is also entering »
- Jeff Labrecque
Ratings-challenged Those Who Kill is coming back to television -- but it's not returning to A&E. While the show hasn't been cancelled, the move isn't exactly a sign of confidence from the cable channel.
The show revolves around a homicide detective (Chloe Sevigny) and an academic forensic psychologist (James D’Arcy) who work to solve crimes in Pittsburgh. Others in the cast include James Morrison, Omid Abtahi, Kerry O’Malley, Bruce Davison, Kathy Baker, Michael Rispoli, and Anne Dudek.
A&Amp;E pulled Those Who Kill from the schedule after two episodes had aired to low ratings. The premiere attracted 3.07 million but the second installment plunged to just 830,000.
Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Pain and Gain") is in negotiations to join John Hillcoat's cop drama "Triple Nine" at Open Road Films alongside Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Teresa Palmer.
The story revolves around a group of corrupt cops who plan a major heist. The term is a police code for when an officer needs immediate assistance. Hillcoat ("Lawless," "The Road") helms from a script by Matt Cook. [Source: Variety]
Sleeping with other People
Alison Brie ("Community") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation") are teaming on Leslye Headland's upcoming comedy "Sleeping With Other People". Brie will replace Kirsten Dunst in the film about which follows a cheater and a womanizer. [Source: Vulture]
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- Garth Franklin
• Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Alison Brie (Community) are in negotiations to join the womanizer-befriends-a-serial-cheater comedy Sleeping With Other People from writer-director Leslye Headland (who Scott worked with on Bachelorette). Kirsten Dunst was previously set to star alongside Jason Sudeikis but had to drop out. Brie would be replacing Dunst. Sudeikis is still involved. [THR]
• David Fincher (The Social Network) has reportedly told Sony’s Amy Pascal that if he is to direct their Steve Jobs movie, he’d like Christian Bale (American Hustle) to star as Jobs. Aaron Sorkin is writing the script based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late entrepreneur. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Here's the latest casting news: Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to star in John Hillcoat's Triple Nine, which already boasts Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, and Teresa Palmer in its cast. Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew join Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman in Lee Toland Krieger's romantic drama, The Age of Adaline. Kyle Bornheimer will join the low-budget indie comedy The D-Train, which is the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and stars Jack Black and James Marsden. Michael Vartan has landed the lead in Crawlspace, a genre film from director Phil Claydon that's set to begin production in Los Angeles in just a few days. Hit the jump for more on each picture. You've probably seen him flying across the screen for his role in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Variety reports »
- Dave Trumbore
Principal photography began in March on the story of the eponymous 29-year old, who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman round out the key cast. J Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz wrot the original screenplay, with revisions by Allison Burnett. Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi produce and Jim Tauber and Eric Reid are executive producers.
Lionsgate will release The Age Of Adaline in the Us while International and Sierra/Affinity handle international sales. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Romantic drama The Age of Adaline has rounded out its cast with Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew. The film, starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, will begin shooting in March. The story follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. She embarks on an worldwide journey keeping her secret until she meets a man who forever alters her life. Story: Harrison Ford Joins 'Age of Adaline' Lee Toland Krieger is directing from a script by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, with revisions by Allison
- Rebecca Ford
The cast of the upcoming romantic drama The Age of Adaline has been rounded out with the addition of Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Kathy Baker ( Edward Scissorhands , "Picket Fences") and Amanda Crew ( The Haunting in Connecticut , Sex Drive ) it was announced today by Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment, who are producing the film. Baker and Crew join previously announced stars Blake Lively, Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, and Michiel Huisman. The Age of Adaline follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century she embarks on an epic but isolated worldwide journey keeping her »
“Zero” stars Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein in the story of a couple who are devastated and break up after enduring a stillbirth but wind up reuniting when the wife becomes pregnant again. Alfred Molina, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Jones, Andrea Anders and Kathy Baker also star.
Pic will bow May 17 in the U.S. and also be rolled out on Lifetime channels in Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and key Southeast Asian territories. A+E is also handling global sales of the title in other territories.
Pic was inspired by Hanish’s personal experiences. He self-financed the project, which piqued Lifetime’s interest in making it the cabler’s first global premiere. Paul Jaconi-Biery produced “Zero” with Hanish.
Pic premiered Sunday at an indie film fest in Rome. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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