2 items from 2014
• Demian Bichir is in negotiations to take the lead in the untitled Low Riders film for Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Imagine Entertainment. Ricardo de Montreuil is attached to direct the film. Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James wrote earlier drafts of the script; Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping wrote the current draft. Set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging, the story follows a teenager caught in the middle of his traditional father, whom Bichir would play, and his estranged gangbanger brother, both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” Imagine Entertainment’s »
- C. Molly Smith
Exclusive: Grimm star Bitsie Tulloch is the latest to board Sony’s untitled NFL concussion film, starring Will Smith as a neuropathologist investigating the long-term effects of head trauma suffered by pro-footballers. Tulloch, a series regular on NBC’s supernatural drama Grimm, will play Keana Strzelczyk, the wife of a former NFL player. Peter Landesman wrote and is directing the NFL pic based on Jeanne Marie Laskas’s GQ article “Game Brain” which exposed the discovery of Cte, the concussion syndrome that contributed to the suicides of former NFL superstars like Dave Duerson and Junior Seau.
Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing the film which starts production in a few weeks. Michael Schaefer and David Crockett are executive producers. Tulloch most recently appeared on the big screen in Landesman’s directorial debut Parkland opposite Paul Giamatti. Her feature credits include a starring role in indie Caroline & Jackie, »
- Jen Yamato
2 items from 2014
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