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Interview, Audio: Actor Frank Grillo is ‘Wheelman’ on Netflix

Chicago – Actor Frank Grillo is on the rise, as evidenced from his high profile supporting role in Marvel StudiosCaptain America: Civil War” and portraying Sgt. Barnes in “The Purge” series of horror films. He recently has partnered in a production company (WarParty Films) and is the title character in their debut movie “Wheelman,” which is distributed and available now on Netflix, as part of their film group.

The “Wheelman” is also the debut film for writer/director Jeremy Rush, and currently has an 88% favorability rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In this tense thriller, Grillo portrays a getaway driver who is double crossed, and suddenly has to protect his family from retribution. The film’s scenes takes place mostly in the vehicles that the Wheelman drives – similar to the movie “Locke” from 2013 – and features Grillo at his action star best.

Frank Grillo is the ‘Wheelman

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Frank Grillo was born in New York City,
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Full Trailer for Netflix's 'Wheelman' Action Movie Starring Frank Grillo

"You don't listen to me... you're gunna get hurt." Netflix has revealed a new full-length trailer for an action film titled Wheelman, about a "wheelman" getaway driver. We featured a teaser trailer for this last month, and here's the full trailer to follow that. Wheelman is told entirely from the perspective of the driver, with most shots inside the car, taking place over the course of one night and one bank robbery that goes terribly wrong. Frank Grillo plays the wheelman, co-starring Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, and William Xifaras. This actually looks pretty damn good, and buzz from Fantastic Fest seems to indicate it might even exceed expectations. This really does look a lot like a grittier Baby Driver, though. Here's the official full-length trailer for Jeremy Rush's Wheelman, direct from Netflix's YouTube: You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Netflix's Wheelman here, to see a different take on this.
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First Trailer for Getaway Driver Film 'Wheelman' Starring Frank Grillo

"Ready, Set, Go!" Netflix has unveiled an intense first teaser trailer for an action film titled Wheelman, about a "wheelman" getaway driver. We've already seen one great film this year about a getaway driver (Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, if you haven't seen it yet it's definitely recommended), so why not another? Wheelman seems to be told entirely from the perspective of the driver, with most shots inside the car, taking place over the course of one night and one bank robbery that goes terribly wrong. Frank Grillo stars as the wheelman, with a cast including Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, and William Xifaras. This looks like it could be cool, or at least as a fun late night watch on Netflix. Fire up the engines. Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Jeremy Rush's Wheelman, direct from Netflix's YouTube: Frank Grillo stars as the wheelman, a getaway
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Netflix's Wheelman Trailer Has Frank Grillo in a Race to Survive

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Netflix's Wheelman Trailer Has Frank Grillo in a Race to Survive
Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming Netflix Original Movie entitled Wheelman, starring Frank Grillo. Since the trailer features literally no dialogue whatsoever, the footage is focused solely on the action, with Frank Grillo's title character speeding into the night, dodging other cars and bullets along the way. This high-octane and high-tension thrill ride could be just what action junkies are looking for when it debuts on Netflix this fall.

Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust... his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster. Netflix picked up the distribution rights to Wheelman last May at the Cannes Film Festival,
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‘Yellowstone’: Dave Annable, Gil Birmingham Set As Leads, Wendy Moniz To Recur In Paramount Network Series

Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable, Gil Birmingham (Hell or High Water) are set as leads, and Wendy Moniz (House of Cards) will recur in Yellowstone, the first original scripted series greenlighted by the new Paramount Network. The straight-to-series period drama starring Kevin Costner is from Oscar-nominated writer/executive producer Taylor Sheridan (Hell Or High Water, Sicario). Yellowstone, from the Weinstein Company, follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton
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Kingdom Renewed for Season 3

Kingdom Renewed for Season 3
Kingdom isn’t going down without a fight.

The At&T Audience Network drama — which stars Frank Grillo, Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas, among others, as a group of mixed martial artists — has been renewed for a third season.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

New episodes of Kingdom currently air Wednesdays at 9/8c. The 20-episode second season concludes on Aug. 3.

Your thoughts on Kingdom‘s renewal? Drop ’em in a comment below.

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Kingdom: Wendy Moniz Cast as Love Interest for Real-Life Hubby Frank Grillo

Kingdom: Wendy Moniz Cast as Love Interest for Real-Life Hubby Frank Grillo
Dinah and Hart, reunited!

To the six of you who understood that reference, congratulations. To everyone else, listen up: Kingdom is staging a Guiding Light reunion!

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Wendy Moniz, recently seen in House of Cards Season 4, is joining DirecTV’s Mma drama as a major new love interest for her onetime Gl squeeze (and current real-life husband) Frank Grillo, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Moniz will appear in multiple episodes as Roxanne Dunn, a smart, stylish and tough attorney who can stand toe-to-toe with Grillo’s Alvey.
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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Grief of Others’

SXSW Film Review: ‘The Grief of Others’
If writer-director Patrick Wang hadn’t already made a fine, little-seen drama a few years ago called “In the Family,” the title would have been just as well suited to his sophomore feature, “The Grief of Others,” a delicate, elliptically structured portrait of six wounded souls coping with the aftermath of tragedy. More experimental in form and wobbly in execution than its predecessor, this searching adaptation of Leah Hager Cohen’s 2011 novel nonetheless evokes a family’s fragile inner life in ineffably moving fashion, capturing how distant and isolated parents and children can feel from one another even when living under the same roof. Commercial prospects are as modest as the work itself, but festivals will line up to pay their respects.

It takes a while for the viewer to grasp the significance of the dreamlike prologue, tinted with red and seemingly shot from the perspective of a hospital patient
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SXSW Review: Patrick Wang's 'The Grief of Others' is a Poignant Follow-up to 'In the Family'

SXSW Review: Patrick Wang's 'The Grief of Others' is a Poignant Follow-up to 'In the Family'
Writer-director Patrick Wang's 2011 debut "In the Family" was a sprawling, astute look at a southern gay man coping with his partner's sudden death and attempting to care for his young child. Its measured approach and extensive running time limited its commercial appeal, but over the course of many months and the accumulation of critical acclaim, the movie became a definite sleeper hit. For his follow-up, "The Grief of Others," Wang adapts Leah Hager Cohen's 2011 novel into another quietly engaging look at family bonds troubled by unexpected death. While not as uniformly engaging as Wang's debut, the new movie once again showcases the filmmaker's tender, exacting technique, offering further confirmation of his emerging talent. Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Sundance Bible Wang's latest drama focuses on the turmoil facing the Ryries family in the immediate aftermath of tragedy. Married couple Ricky (Wendy Moniz) and John (Trevor St. John) cope with death of their.
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SXSW 2015 Adds Melissa McCarthy’s Spy, Will Ferrell’s Get Hard, Ryan Gosling’s Lost River And Many More

With Sundance in the rear view mirror and Berlin just around the corner, another huge festival that’s now very much in mind is the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW 2015), to be held in Austin, Texas, this March. And this year, the lineup looks no less eclectic than in any previous year for the festival.

SXSW 2015 will see the debut of two big-studio comedies (Paul Feig’s Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy; and Etan Cohen’s Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart), some red-hot documentaries (none more so than Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine) and a vast array of smaller indie titles. Intriguingly, Judd Apatow’s Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck will be screened as a work-in-progress.

Elsewhere, Alex Garland’s well-received Ex Machina will be making an appearance, as will Ryan Gosling’s much-maligned Lost River. And curiously, there will be a
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‘Manglehorn’, ‘Spy’, ‘Brand’ headline South by Southwest 2015 film lineup

South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.

SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.

Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.

On the small screen,
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SXSW 2015 unveils feature roster

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SXSW 2015 unveils feature roster
Top brass at the 22nd South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival have announced the feature line-up for the upcoming festival, set to run from March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.

SXSW will showcase 145 features. The line-up includes 60 films from first-time film-makers and comprises 100 world premieres, 13 North American premieres and 11 Us premieres.

Head of film Janet Pierson and her team of programmers culled selections from a record 2,385 feature-length submissions composed of 1,614 Us and 771 international features. The record of 7,335 total submissions marks a 13% gain on 2014.

For the first time the number of films in the juried Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature selections have risen from eight to ten. The complete Conference line-up and schedule will be released on February 17.

Besides the Narrative Feature Competition and Documentary Feature Competition selections listed below, feature entries include Judd Apatow’s work-in-progress comedy Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer in Special Events, music film 808 (pictured) in 24 Beats Per Second and Alex Garland’s sci-fi
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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile.
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Betrayal

Network: ABC

Episodes: 13 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 29, 2013 -- January 19, 2014.

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Stuart Townsend, and James Cromwell.

TV show description:

Based on the Dutch drama series Overspel, this dramatic series revolves around a beautiful photographer who begins an affair with the lawyer for a powerful family.

Following a chance meeting between professional photographer Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware) and top attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend), the two discover they have an instant and undeniable attraction. Unfortunately, they're both already married. Sara and Jack realize something is missing in their marriages, and fight against the realization that they've met their soulmates in one another.

Sara is married to Drew Stafford (Chris Johnson), a
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Betrayal: ABC TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

Multiple sources are reporting the news that we all saw coming. Betrayal has been cancelled and won't be back for a second season on ABC.

On Betrayal, the extra-marital affair of two professionals gets even more complicated when their families end up on the opposite sides of a murder trial. The cast includes Stuart Townsend, Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and James Cromwell.

The drama had poor ratings right from the start and then, the numbers got even worse in subsequent weeks. The finale registered just a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.3 million viewers.

Despite the dismal ratings, the network denied that the show had been cancelled. Thankfully, the last episode provided some measure of closure for the devoted fans who stuck with it.

What do you think? Are
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Casting: Osment, Dratch, Hauptman, Dutton

Entourage: The Movie

Haley Joel Osment has scored a supporting role in Doug Ellin's film adaptation of the HBO comedy series "Entourage" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Details on his role are unknown. Osment joins a cast that includes Jeremy Piven, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. [Source: Deadline]

Vanishing Angle

Rachel Dratch, Trevor St John, Wendy Moniz, Oona Laurence, Jeremy Shinder, Sonya Harum and Mike Faist have all joined the cast of "In the Family" filmmaker Patrick Wang's second directorial effort "The Grief of Others".

Based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen, the story centers on a couple who attempt to move on following the death of their baby. Filming begins in New York state in April. [Source: Screen]

Everest

Micah Hauptman ("Parker," "Silver Skies") has joined the cast of Baltasar Kormakur's currently filming action adventure drama "Everest" at Working Title and Universal. Hauptman will play filmmaker and mountaineer David Breashears,
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Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube sign on for 'Ride Along 2'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more

Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube sign on for 'Ride Along 2'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will reprise their roles in the just-announced sequel to Ride Along. Tim Story will also return to direct the film for Universal with Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penning the script. The $25 million buddy comedy scored an A CinemaScore, broke January box office records, stayed in the top spot for three weekends in a row, and has already passed the coveted $100 million mark (its domestic total is currently resting at $116 million). They could start shooting the sequel as early as this summer. [Variety]

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus is set to team up with Robert Kirkman
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Grief casts up for Vanishing Angle

Grief casts up for Vanishing Angle
Rachel Dratch, Trevor St John and Wendy Moniz have joined Vanishing Angle’s The Grief Of Others, the second film from Patrick Wang after In The Family.

The Grief Of Others is based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen and centres on a couple who attempt to move on following the death of their baby.

Oona Laurence, Jeremy Shinder, Sonya Harum and Mike Faist have also joined the cast.

Production is set to commence in New York state in April and the producers are Jim Cummings, Erich Lochner, Matt Miller and Ben Wiessner.

“We could not be more thrilled to secure the strong cast that this project deserves,” said Wang, who adapted the screenplay. “Leah Hager Cohen’s novel is a powerful story of how unexpected generosity and human connections help us navigate loss and grief.

“The tremendous talent and sensitivities of this cast will breathe life into these characters on the screen with the same
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Patrick Wang’s The Grief of Others Accompanied By iBook Detailing Production Process

Patrick Wang, who made our 25 New Faces list in 2012 with the release of his debut film, In The Family, is gearing up to shoot his sophomore picture, The Grief of Others, based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen. Starring Rachel Dratch, Wendy Moniz and Trevor St. John, the film examines the grieving process of a couple who lose their child 57 hours after his birth. In accordance with the the production process, Wang and author David Chien will maintain a regularly updated multimedia and interactive iBook entitled, “Post Script: The Making of the Film, The Grief of Others.” With […]
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A World Full of Hurt: Moniz, St. John & Dratch Join Patrick Wang’s “The Grief of Others”

The indie film world hit pay dirt when Patrick Wang began making the rounds with his debut film gem. Clocking in at almost three hours, In the Family garnered an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (’12) and was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 list, and now the filmmaker is in the final stages of readying his next project with thesp Trevor St. John returning, Wendy Moniz toplining and Rachel Dratch supporting. Oona Laurence, Jeremy Shinder, Sonya Harum and Mike Faist also join the film. Produced by Wang, Jim Cummings, Erich Lochner, Matt Miller and Ben Wiessner, Variety reports that The Grief of Others is set to begin shooting in April in Nyack, N.Y.

Gist: Based on the novel by Leah Hager Cohen in which a couple’s baby dies 57 hours after his birth and the parents try to return to their previous lives and struggle to regain
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