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Craig Johnson’s adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson is well underway. With production having recently begun in Minnesota, Deadline has reported that Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have now joined the cast.
Wilson tells the story of a lonely, smug, middle-aged divorced man living in Oakland, California who is obsessed with his past. After his father passes away, he attempts to connect with his drug-abusing ex-wife and the teenage daughter he never knew existed.
Greer can currently be seen in summer blockbuster Jurassic World and will soon be appearing in Marvel’s Ant-Man, hitting theaters next month. Hines last appeared in the romance comedy Think Like a Man Too and is slated to appear in the holiday-themed Christmas Eve being released later this year. Hines and Greer join an already excellent cast with Woody Harrelson filling the shoes of the title character and Laura Dern playing his estranged wife Pippi. »
- William Fanelli
The feature adaptation of Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful) acclaimed graphic novel, Wilson, has begun shooting in Minnesota under director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). Joining Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern is Judy Greer (last seen in Jurassic World) and Cheryl Hines (Larry David fans will need no introduction) in undisclosed roles. Harrelson will play the misanthropic outsider of the title, who makes one last-ditch effort to reconnect with his drug-addled ex-wife (Laura Dern) and a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he's never met. Clowes also wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Alexander Payne, Sam Raimi, and Josh Donen. »
Ok, it’s not an Alexander Payne project as it once was which is slightly less exciting, but we’re still looking forward to Fox Searchlight’s upcoming, “Wilson,” an adaptation of celebrated work by graphic novelist Dan Clowes. His dark, hilarious cynical touch begat many terrific graphic novels and so far, two solid film adaptations: “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential,” both directed by Terry Zwigoff. Payne was supposed to direct the adaptation of Clowes’ “Wilson,” the script of which he wrote himself, but it appears he’s been caught up with other work. But in his stead is Craig Johnson, who won critical plaudits from Sundance 2014 with the indie “The Skeleton Twins.” “Wilson” already features Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern and joining the cast announced today are Judy Greer (“Arrested Development”) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his. »
- Edward Davis
President of production Claudia Lewis announced on Thursday that principal photography has begun in Minnesota on Craig Johnson’s follow-up to The Skeleton Twins starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.
Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing the story of a lonely middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Fox Searchlight Pictures has begun principal photography in Minnesota on Craig Johnson's "Wilson," starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines. Daniel Clowes ("Ghost World") adapts his graphic novel. Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing. The film is shooting on location in the St. Paul area. "Dan Clowes' script embraces elements that are funny, touching, charming and sweet. This film has everything, including Craig who is one of the most precise and smart directors around. It will be a joy to bring Wilson to the big screen," said producers Skalski and Goldman. Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. »
- Anne Thompson
While it might sound like the crazy idea to make a film all about Tom Hanks’ volleyball pal in Cast Away (hey, someone will do it eventually), Wilson is actually the adaptation of a Daniel Clowes graphic novel that boasts a script by the writer himself. Director Craig Johnson has started shooting and added Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines to the film. The 2010 graphic novel revolves around the titular misanthrope: an opinionated loner who loves his dog but finds people harder to get along with. He tries though, often haranguing total strangers on a variety of subjects. But when his father dies, leaving him completely starved of human relationships, he sets out to find his junkie ex-wife, learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he never knew about, and tries for a last haphazard stab at family life. Harrelson will play Wilson, with Dern his ex-wife. How Greer and »
Harrelson stars as a lonely, neurotic middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he’s never met. The graphic novel was published in 2010.
- Dave McNary
Fox Searchlight has begun production in Minnesota on Wilson, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Ghost World‘s Daniel Clowes. The project has changed significantly since Deadline broke news the studio had acquired it in 2010 as a potential directing vehicle for Alexander Payne. The Skeleton Twins‘ helmer Craig Johnson has long since been set to direct Clowes’ script and the new news here is Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, who play… »
Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined the cast of “Wilson,” starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Thursday. The film, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel directed by Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”), follows a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope named Wilson (Harrelson) who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he has never met. Principal photography on the film written by Clowes (“Ghost World”) began in Minnesota this week. See video: 'Hunger Games' Stars Join 'SNL' Host Woody Harrelson on Episode. »
- Greg Gilman
Jeremy Drysdale's script follows disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Eckhart) on his hunt to rescue the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, trapped somewhere in the city with only eighty minutes to live. With a deranged killer on his heels, his only hope is teaming with a young online reporter who films the wild chase live. [Source: Deadline]
Joseph Fiennes, Xiao 'Shawn' Dou and Elizabeth Arends are set to star in Stephen Shin and Michael Parker's "The Last Race". Fiennes will play Scottish runner and devout Christian Eric Liddell in the project which is being dubbed an unofficial sequel to the Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire".
'Race' portrays Liddell's life after the events depicted in 'Chariots', a time when he worked as a teacher and missionary in China. »
- Garth Franklin
Gere stars as a hedonistic philanthropist who interferes in the lives of newly married couples in an attempt to relive his past. Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker also star.
Production companies are Celerity Pictures and TideRock Media in association with Treehouse Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Soaring Flight Productions, Audax Films and Magnolia Entertainment. Producers are Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Jay Schuminsky and Thomas B. Fore.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente and Angel An on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and by Wme Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Fortitude International will be handling sales in Cannes on behalf of Qed International.
- Dave McNary
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Franny, a drama starring Richard Gere that premiered during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The debut feature from writer-director Andre Renzi, Franny features Gere as a hedonistic philanthropist who insinuates himself into the life of his dead friend’s daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her husband (Theo James). The film also stars Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, and Dylan Baker. Franny is presented by Celerity Pictures and… »
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut “Franny,” which stars Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, the company announced Friday. “Franny,” which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, stars Gere as the title character, a hedonistic philanthropist who manipulates his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s young daughter (Fanning) and her new husband (James). Co-starring Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker, the film explores the pangs of the past and reflects on what it is to be family. Also Read: Shailene Woodley and Theo James Sizzle »
- Jeff Sneider
The distributor has picked up writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut and recent Tribeca selection starring Richard Gere. Fortitude International handles sales in Cannes on behalf of Qed International.
Franny centres on a hedonistic philanthropist who inveigles his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s daughter and new husband.
Michael Finley, Ruth Mutch, Walter Kortschak, Justin Nappi, Richard Loughran, Shelley Browning, Michael Diamond, George Paaswell, Andrew Corkin, John Friedberg and Mark Moran are on the executive producer roster.
Samuel Goldwyn Films brokered the deal with Wme Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
"Enemy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Simon Killer," "The One I Love," "5 To 7" — even if you don't know the names Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, you've undoubtedly heard the work of the very prolific composing duo. This year alone they've had compositions in three Sundance films ("Last Days In The Desert," "Nasty Baby," "The Wolfpack") and now comes the Tribeca Film Festival where you'll hear even more from them in "The Driftless Area" and "Franny." And today, we've got an exclusive listen to "Franny's Theme" from the latter picture. Written and directed by Andrew Renzi, and starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, and Dylan Baker, the drama follows a rich eccentric man who worms his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s young daughter and her new husband. And the theme music certainly evokes a drama with »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Water is a big deal, but it can also get taken for granted. That's why a number of celebs have come together to help promote and raise awareness of Waterkeeper Alliance's "Keep it Clean" campaign by creating a series of funny digital shorts, and E! News has the exclusive sneak peek at the first for you! Directed by Rachael Harris and produced by Kids at Play, the 2-minute clip opens with a lovely song from Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan and features stars like Susan Sarandon, Neil Patrick Harris, Oscar Nunez, Niecy Nash, Cheryl Hines and Rob Huebel giving a mix of funny and serious commentary about their favorite use of water. There are the usual »
And throughout his mild-mannered opening monologue, the British comic repeatedly referenced his surprise at being chosen to succeed Craig Ferguson in CBS’ 12:37/11:37c weeknight slot and his belief that most Americans have no idea who he is.
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Premiering Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c, the Traffic-like thriller stars Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Sergeant Odelle Ballard, an American soldier who, in the midst of a Seal Team Six-like takedown of an Al Qaeda leader, stumbles across enormously volatile intel. Soon afterwards, private military contractors arrive to take out Odelle’s entire unit, though she miraculously, secretly survives.
As the rumor that Sgt. Ballard is alive starts spreading — yet is dismissed »
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