Actresses Say Veteran 'CSI' Casting Employee Coerced Them Into Disrobing

Andy Henry, a veteran casting employee on CSI, was fired from the show and his own firm in 2008 after it came to light that he'd urged actresses seeking co-starring roles to disrobe during private, paid auditioning sessions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Some of them did so, feeling compelled to please a key gatekeeper for entry-level parts.

The situation has never been publicly disclosed. Henry has gone on to work on major studio films, including as a casting associate on Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Descendants, The Amazing Spider-Man and Elysium.

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Barkhad Abdi Starring in Detroit-Set ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’

Barkhad Abdi Starring in Detroit-Set ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’
Captain Phillips” star Barkhad Abdi and Torrey Wigfield (“Lost River”) are starring in indie drama “The Wolf Who Cried Boy,” set to start shooting in Detroit later this spring.

The story centers on a young man who gets swept into the seedy underbelly of the scrapping industry. Abdi will play a limo driver who acts as a fence for stolen copper.

Producers are Luke Jaden, Cort Johns, Frank Capra III, Phil Wurtzel, Anthony Garth, Michael Zervos and Andy Henry.

Abdi, who was born in Somalia and moved to the U.S. when he was 14, made his film debut in “Captain Phillips,” receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination. He stars opposite Aaron Paul in Gavin Hood‘s upcoming thriller “Eye in the Sky” and Phil Volken’s crime drama “Extortion.”

Abdi is repped by SMS Talent and Morris Yorn.
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Production Set to Kick Off for Patricio Valladares' English-Language Remake of Hidden in the Woods

During last summer's Fantasia Film Fest, BlancBiehn Productions announced its plans for an English-language remake of Patrick Valladares’ En Las Afueras de la Ciudad (Hidden in the Woods), and now things are heating up with casting news and commencement of pre-production.

From the Press Release:

BlancBiehn Productions is announcing official prep of the U.S. remake of Patricio's Valladares Hidden In The Woods (aka En Las Afueras De La Ciudad). The young Chilean filmmaker is back in the director's seat with a screenplay by Kevin and Bradley Marcus, the writers of Mike

Mitchell's upcoming Once Upon A Time.

Hidden In The Woods is a powerful tale of urban violence and "closely faithful to the atmospheres of the original", in the words of actor/producer Michael Biehn. Meant to go in front of cameras in late spring, Hidden In The Woods has been acquired to be handled internationally and launched in
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