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Darren Criss ("Glee") has scored a role in "Rain Man" scribe Barry Morrow's directorial debut "Smitten". The indie rom-com begins shootings in Italy next week with Julia Rask, David Nichols and Morrow set to produce.
Described as both an enchanted fable and a caper movie with four romances, Criss would play a young American fashion executive who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling members of the mafia. [Source: THR]
Michael Sheen ("Tron Legacy," "Masters of Sex") is set to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum's sci-fi feature "Passengers" at Sony Pictures. Sheen will play the voice of the robot traveling with the lead characters.
Set on a spacecraft making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet, one passenger awakens from cryosleep nine decades early and decides to wake up a female passenger - which sparks a romance. Jon Spaihts ("Doctor Strange") penned the script. »
- Garth Franklin
Fresh off his Emmy nomination for his original song in Glee, Darren Criss has booked his first feature film role since the popular musical comedy series ended. He'll star in romantic comedy Smitten!, which will be screenwriter Barry Morrow's directorial debut. Morrow, who will direct Smitten! based on his own script, won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Rain Man. The film, which will begin shooting in Italy on Monday, is an enchanted fable, a caper with four romances, centering around a young American fashion executive (Criss) who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling
- Rebecca Ford
Model turned actress Madalina Diana Ghenea has caught Cannes' attention with her bottom – on beautiful display on the poster for Paolo Sorrentino's competition title Youth – but soon her acting, and not just her posterior, will come into sharp focus. Ghenea has three new projects lined up, including two starring roles and a supporting part in a major Hollywood production. She will shoot them back-to-back-to-back through October this year. Ghenea will play the lead in Condemned to Love, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow (Rain Man), which she describes as a “magical
- Scott Roxborough
3 items from 2015
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