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This is the first teaser trailer to the Drew Barrymore produced horror thriller Animal. It basically looks like every other horror film that takes place in the woods. The trailer features a group of friends running through the forest being chased by an unseen creature. No offense, but something like this can be shot by an amateur filmmaker. The trailer gives me nothing to spark my interest or excitement. It's a something we've seen a thousand times before.
The story follows "a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a blood-thirsty predator. Holed up in [an] isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group puts their differences aside and fights for survival."
- Joey Paur
On the prowl for a new horror trailer to gander at while you're waiting for the five o'clock whistle to blow? Then check out this quick look at the latest Chiller TV original horror flick, Animal, from Drew Barrymore's production company Flower Films.
Animal, which airs later this year on NBCUniversal-owned Chiller after a limited theatrical and VOD run, follows a group of close-knit friends who find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a bloodthirsty predator.
Holed up in isolated cabin, tensions mount as secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group members put their differences aside and fight for survival.
In the minute-long teaser exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, four friends race through the woods in the dead of night, being chased by said bloodthirsty predator.
- Uncle Creepy
Charlie Kaufman's upcoming FX pilot “How and Why” has cast Oscar nominees Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins. The series — about a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life — marks the “Synecdoche, New York” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” writer Kaufman's return to the small screen. He previously worked on the television shows “Ned and Stacey” and “The Dana Carvey Show.” Also read: Denis Leary's FX Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot Casts Robert Kelly, Elizabeth Gillies Kaufman will write and direct the pilot and serve as executive producer. Anthony Bregman (“Synecdoche, »
- Tim Kenneally
Alona Tal (Burn Notice) is set as a regular in Amazon Studios‘ pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Tal, repped by Innovative and McKeon Myones, will play Pernell’s daughter-in-law Jocelyn. Denis Leary’s FX pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added Sainty Nelsen (Jimmy Kimmel Live!). The project centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), the magnificently talented lead singer of a legendary early-’90s band who is trying to get the band together. Nelsen, repped by the Carson Adler-Agency and Michael Einfeld Management, will play Becky, the best friend to 22-year-old aspiring singer Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies). John Corbett co-stars. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Denis Leary's upcoming FX pilot “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” has added “NYC 22″ actor Robert Kelly and “Victorious” vet Elizabeth Gillies to its cast, which already included Leary and “Northern Exposure” alum John Corbett. Also read: ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Northern Exposure’ Vet John Corbett Joins Denis Leary's FX Pilot The pilot, which Leary wrote and is executive producing with Jim Serpico and Apostle Pictures, stars the “Rescue Me” alum as Johnny Rock, a would-have-been rock star ane lead singer of '90s band The Heathens, whose path to fame was blocked by Rock's penchant for substance abuse and sleeping with his bandmates’ women. »
- Tim Kenneally
Updated: Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and Niall Matter (Watchmen) have landed series regular roles on TNT’s drama pilot Guilt By Association, from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, on whose book the project is based, and Dee Johnson. The project centers on Rachel Knight (Julia Stiles), a talented, unorthodox and impulsive Deputy Da in the La County District Attorney’s office who sometimes operates outside the law in order to uphold it. Scott will play Eric Northup, the Head Deputy of the Special Trials Unit. Matter, repped by Gersh, Thruline and Play Management in Canada, will play police Lt. Graden Hales, who is Detective Bailey Keller’s (Elisabeth Röhm) boss. Scott, with Paradigm and John Carrabino Management, currently recurs on CW’s Beauty & The Beast and previously appeared on Sons Of Anarchy and Law & Order. Matter’s TV credits include Arctic Air, Motive, Primeval: New World and Eureka. Related: 2014 TNT Pilots »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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