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A Boy Called Po Freestyle Digital Media Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: John Asher Written by: Colin Goldman from his story Cast: Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Andrew Bowen, Sean Gunn, Caitlin Carmichael Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 8/10/17 Opens: September 1, 2017 John Asher is known for a wealth of […]
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- Harvey Karten
Exclusive: John Asher’s comedy I Hate Kids has added Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn and Witches of East End‘s Rachel Boston to its cast that already includes Tituss Burgess, Tom Everett Scott and Beth Riesgraf. The film, which started production on July 10, follows Scott as Nick Pearson, a successful author who always has hated kids and is about to finally settle down with the perfect match. However, on the night of his wedding rehearsal dinner, 13-year old Mason (Julian… »
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to John Asher’s family drama “A Boy Called Po,” starring Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, and Kaitlin Doubleday, Variety has learned exclusively.
The film will be released in domestic theaters and on digital platforms on Sept. 1. It has been honored as the 2016 breakthrough feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and best feature film at Palm Beach International Film Festival.
Double Dutch International, headed by Jason Moring, is handling international sales rights and will introduce the title to international buyers during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Inspired by true events, “A Boy Called Po” tells the story of a recently widowed father (Gorham) struggling to raise his sixth-grade son (Feder) who has autism. The pressure of work, school, and coping with the loss of wife and mom push the two nearly to the point of breaking.
Asher directed from a script by Colin Goldman who »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Emmy-nominated Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Tituss Burgess and La La Land‘s Tom Everett Scott have signed on to John Asher’s comedy I Hate Kids which starts production in July. Scott plays Nick Pearson, a successful author, who has always hated kids and is about to finally settle down with the perfect match. However, on the night of his rehearsal dinner, 13-year old Mason (newcomer Julian Feder), shows up claiming to be his son. What makes Mason, Nick’s… »
Speaking with E! News, the former The View co-host shared about being in an unhealthy four-year romance with a former ex-boyfriend (she did not reveal his identity).
“What I thought was gonna be a typical relationship, turned into a relationship that you would never think you would get yourself into. Especially me. I mean, I really consider myself to be pretty strong-willed and confident, even back then,” McCarthy, 44, told E! News. “But I did find myself being slowly manipulated in to a very, »
- Natalie Stone
By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s sort of what I’m supposed to do,” says the legendary songwriter/composer Burt Bacharach — a man who has written the music for 48 Top 10 hits, including nine that reached the top of the charts, and who has won eight Grammys, three Oscars and the Library of Congress’ 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song — as we sit down in his Pacific Palisades piano room to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, and I ask him what keeps him working at the age of 88. “Sometimes I have to force it,” he admits. “But it’s what I’ve done. Even if I don’t write anything any good, just let me keep my fingers wet.”
- Carson Blackwelder
“Po” is about a single father raising a child with autism. Bacharach’s daughter Nikki, born in 1966, was not diagnosed until late in life with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. She committed suicide in 2007.
“I loved this kid from the time she was born,” Bacharach told Variety.”We thought we were dealing with adolescent behavioral problems. Had I understood what it was, and what she was dealing with, if somebody had told me, I wish it could have been better,” he said.
- Jon Burlingame
7 items from 2017
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