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Despite polarized reactions, Zach Braff's contentious Kickstarter campaign closed Friday with more than $3.1 million in pledged donations. That figure significantly surpasses the project's $2 million goal, which was met within two days of its launch.
The "Scrubs" actor took to Twitter to thank the 46,520 supporters who contributed:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I won't let you down! Lets do this. twitter.com/zachbraff/stat…
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 24, 2013
Braff's efforts will float a hefty portion of "Wish I Was Here," his directorial follow-up to 2004's "Garden State." The remainder of the funding will come from movie investment company Worldview Entertainment, which kicked in the balance in a deal made at the Cannes Film Festival.
Despite Braff's decided success, the Kickstarter endeavor has seemed to garner as »
- The Huffington Post
The Garden State director took to the crowd funding site with an initial goal of $2m to finance his latest project.
After surpassing his goal in just three days, the former Scrubs star continued to receive donations. On Friday (May 24) he ended the campaign, tweeting: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. I won't let you down! Lets do this."
Braff came under fire from critics who suggested that he was using his celebrity status to take advantage of fans.
Despite the criticism, 46,520 backers donated to the fundraising effort, with a final result of $3.1m (£2m).
According to Deadline, Worldview Entertainment has stepped in to provide gap financing for the film.
The campaign raised the funds from 46,520 fans with pledges from $10 for T-shirts and production notes to two $10,000 pledges –one for the slate used on the film signed by the cast and the other for being a cast member with Braff promising to put the donor in a scene with a spoken line.
“We’d like to shoot in August in La, so if you would like a walk on role to complement your credit, you’ll need to be available then,” Braff explained. “You will provide your own travel and accommodation.”
- Dave McNary
Zach Braff, who launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to get his upcoming film off the ground, says he explained crowd-funding to none other than Woody Allen. Braff has become an evangelist of sorts for the financing platform, on which he recently raised millions in four days for his passion project Wish I Was Here. The former Scrubs actor will direct and also star in the movie alongside Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Jim Parsons. In an interview on the SiriusXM show Unmasked, Braff told host Ron Bennington of a recent meeting with Allen that happened when his Kickstarter to create a follow-up to
- Erin Carlson
With production on the third season getting underway on Wednesday, Homeland is adding a slew of guest stars to a cast that saw more than a few character casualties during its last few episodes. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that David Aaron Baker is set to play Dr. Harlan, an assessment shrink who'll likely be meeting with Saul (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie (Claire Danes) and the countless other C.I.A. survivors of the deadly blast that rocked the December finale. Photos: 'Homeland': Portraits of the Emmy-Winning Cast and Creators Baker, whose recent TV credits include The Big C, The
- Michael O'Connell
Expect to see a lot of new faces in "Homeland" Season 3. Showtime has unveiled a list of eight new guest stars who have joined the cast.
The list includes Joanna Merlin as Grandma Lois, Jessica Brody's mother; Nazanin Boniadi as Fara, a capable analyst despite her young appearance; Amy Morton as Erin Kimball, Carrie Mathison's CIA appointed attorney; Gary Wilmes as Dr. Richardson, a psychiatrist helping Dana Brody cope with recent events; and Sam Underwood as Leo, a new friend of Dana's with a troubled past.
Other new cast members will play government newcomers looking for answers in the wake of Season 2's terror attack. Tracy Letts portrays Senator Andrew Lockhard, the powerful, authoritative and commanding Committee Chairman; Lawrence Clayton portrays Admiral Jim Pennington, the Presiden't National Security Advisor; and Pedro Pascal portrays Majority Counsel David Portillo, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
In addition to these eight newcomers, »
Amy Morton will play recurring character Erin Kimball, the CIA attorney appointed to Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) following the events of Season 2. "Law & Order: Svu" star Joanna Merlin will appear as Grandma Lois, Jessica Brody’s (Morena Baccarin) mother.
Nazanin Boniadi will appear as Fara, a capable analyst despite her young appearance, while Gary Wilmes will play Dr. Richardson, a psychiatrist helping Dana Brody (Morgan Saylor) cope with recent events. Sam Underwood will play Leo, a new friend of Dana’s with a troubled past.
In the wake of the terror attack on U.S. soil, the government’s investigation deepens, and according to Showtime, those asking for answers include Tracy Letts ("Prison Break") as Senator Andrew Lockhart, the powerful, authoritative »
- The Huffington Post
Movie News - Kate Hudson has joined the cast of 'Wish You Were Here'. The 'Fool's Gold' actress will star as Zach Braff's wife in the film, which the 'Scrubs' star will also direct and has co-written with his brother Adam. 'Wish You Were Here' sees Braff play Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor who is having trouble providing for his family and finding his identity. When his father (Mandy Patinkin) falls ill and can't pay for his kids' schooling, Aidan decides to teach them, despite having a lot of learning to do himself. Josh Gad and Anna Kendrick are also part of the cast for the film, which will shoot in August and be released in September 2014. The project has been funded through website Kickstarter, where fans raised the target $2 million in three days. In return for donations, supporters were offered incentives including personal copies of the script to access, »
Zach Braff's Kickstarter film project Wish I Was Here is moving full steam ahead, and Kate Hudson has been cast as the female lead. Hudson's career took off when she played Penny in Almost Famous. After that breakout role, she started making a bunch of crappy rom-coms, and a few other films that ended up not being so good. In my opinion, she hasn't made a decent film since Almost Famous. Maybe that will change with this one. I know she's a talented actress. She just doesn't seem to pick the best projects. Anna Kendrick has also been cast in the film.
The story follows Aidan Bloom (Braff), "a struggling actor, father and husband who is still trying to find his identity and purpose at age 35." According to the report, "Hudson will play Braff's wife and the mother of his two children."
The film also stars Mandy Patinkin as Braff's father, »
- Joey Paur
Braff launched his independent film on Kickstarter, and as you can imagine, it didn’t take long for the film to reach its $2m. goal. The multi-hyphenate has already proven himself an incredibly talented director with his directorial debut, Garden State. And I think that’s one of the main reasons why people have been so willing to pledge their money to support a long-awaited sophomore feature.
And now Braff has announced that he has found his leading lady in Kate Hudson.
Braff also confirms, as we previously expected from his announcement video, that Jim Parsons »
- Kenji Lloyd
Zach Braff has taken a page out of the "Veronica Mars" playbook and put his next movie project on Kickstarter. "Wish I Was Here" reached its fundraising goal in three days and Braff set about lining up the cast.
Mandy Patinkin has already been announced as the main character's father and now Kate Hudson joins the cast as Braff's on-screen wife. The movie tells the story of a 35-year-old man (Braff) who starts home-schooling his kids when his father stops paying for their private school education.
The story deals with a group of teenagers who discover a portal to the past. When one of them changes history, the effects start to snowball with tragic consequences. [Source: Deadline]
The story deals with a Southern California surfer turned fighter pilot who is recruited to test a new generation of aircraft just as a major international conflict begins. [Source: THR]
The story follows Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, father »
- Garth Franklin
The Bride Wars star will play the wife of Braff's character Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor in his 30s who fantasises about becoming his childhood science fiction hero Space-Knight.
Wish I Was Here will be partly produced through crowd-sourced funding. Last month the project passed its $2 million Kickstarter target in just three days.
• Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed) is set to join Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The story follows 35-year-old husband, father, and struggling actor Aiden Bloom (Braff), who decides to home school his kids when his father (Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin, playing another Saul) has to stop funding their private education. Hudson will play the part of Braff’s wife. Braff famously funded this project through a Kickstarter campaign that actually still has three days left. At the time of posting, the project had raised over $690K beyond its goal of $2 million. The film also stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect »
- Lindsey Bahr
Writer-director-star Zach Braff announced that Kate Hudson will play the female lead in Wish I Was Here. Take a look at the photo that includes a concept illustration for Kate Hudson's character Sarah, the wife of Zach Braff's Bloom, along with his full update from his Kickstarter page, which includes the cast he has assembled so far.
"The character of Sarah (my wife) needs to be pretty, funny, believable as a mother of two children ages 5 and 12 and an actress who's skilled at both comedy and drama.
Years later, we have become good friends. There's an added benefit in already being close with the actor playing opposite you; a familiarity that's real and isn't forced. As we shoot in August, »
With his funding now in place, Garden State writer/director Zach Braff is ploughing ahead with his Kickstarter-aided new film Wish I Was Here. He’s deep in casting mode, and is now adding Kate Hudson to the movie.Braff will star (much as he did with State) as Aidan Bloom, a struggling 35-year-old actor who is having trouble finding his identity and providing for his family. He and his wife (Hudson) are struggling financially and when his father (Mandy Patinkin) falls ill and is unable to pay for his kids’ private schooling, Aidan decides to teach them himself.Yet he’s still got a lot of growing and learning to do himself, especially when he can’t seem to stop leaning on the fantasy character Space-Knight he created as a child.Josh Gad is also aboard as Aidan’s brother, who has a crush on a cosplay girl (Anna Kendrick) he meets. »
We already told you that Zach Braff had cast Mandy Patinkin to play his father in his crowd-sourced film Wish I Was Here. Well, over the last week, the cast has filled out a bit. Josh Gad will play Braff’s brother. Anna Kendrick will play a cosplay aficionado whom Gad crushes on. As was alluded to in the pitch video, Jim Parsons and Donald Faison will be in it as well. And today it was announced that Kate Hudson will co-star as the wife of Braff’s character. Congrats, 40,000 backers, you're now famous people's bosses. »
- Jesse David Fox
Kate Hudson is joining Zach Braff's Kickstarter-financed Wish I Was Here. The actress will play Braff's wife in the film, which will also star Josh Gad, Mandy Patinkin and Jim Parsons. Following the Kickstarter success of the Veronica Mars movie project, Braff launched his own campaign on the crowd-funding site and raised more than $2 million in a four-day span. Last week, he landed gap financing from Worldview Entertainment. Braff will direct Wish I Was Here, which he wrote along with his brother Adam Braff. The former Scrubs star, who made his mark on the big screen writing, directing
- Erin Carlson
“Wish I Was Here” has raised $2.68 million in 26 days for Braff’s Kickstarter campaign from nearly 40,000 fans with four days left.
Hudson will play Braff’s wife. Producers plan to shoot the film in Los Angeles in the summer.
Worldview Entertainment signed on last week to provide gap financing to “Wish I Was Here.” Wild Bunch is currently handling international sales for the film at the Cannes Film Festival; CAA will rep domestic rights.
“Wish I Was Here” is expected to cost $5 million.
Braff announced the castings on the Kickstarter page. He plans to star and direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother Adam. Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg will produce via their Double Feature Films. »
- Dave McNary
Kate Hudson is set to play the female lead opposite Zach Braff in the director's Kickstarter-approved indie movie "Wish I Was Here." Braff stars as Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband who is still trying to find his identity and purpose at age 35. Hudson will play Braff's wife and the mother of his two children. She joins a cast that includes Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad as Braff's father and brother, respectively, as well as Anna Kendrick, Jim Parsons and Braff's "Scrubs" co-star Donald Faison. Braff said he "fell in »
- Jeff Sneider
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