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John Heard obituary

Us stage and screen actor best known for Cutter’s Way, Home Alone and Deceived

John Heard, who has died aged 71, was an engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. In Big (1988), his slyly funny turn as a resentful executive provided a welcome antidote to the sweetness of a comedy about a boy transformed overnight into a man.

In the smash hit Home Alone (1990), he mistakenly leaves behind his son while taking the rest of his family on holiday, contriving to repeat the oversight in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He was Goldie Hawn’s duplicitous husband, who fakes his own death, in the thriller Deceived (1991) and was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for the first season of the HBO drama The Sopranos, in which he played a self-loathing detective in the pocket of the mafia.

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John Heard obituary

Us stage and screen actor best known for Cutter’s Way, Home Alone and Deceived

John Heard, who has died aged 71, was an engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. In Big (1988), his slyly funny turn as a resentful executive provided a welcome antidote to the sweetness of a comedy about a boy transformed overnight into a man.

In the smash hit Home Alone (1990), he mistakenly leaves behind his son while taking the rest of his family on holiday, contriving to repeat the oversight in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He was Goldie Hawn’s duplicitous husband, who fakes his own death, in the thriller Deceived (1991) and was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for the first season of the HBO drama The Sopranos, in which he played a self-loathing detective in the pocket of the mafia.

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Afm: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'

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Afm: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'
Exclusive: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.

HanWay Films has boarded international sales rights to rom-com The Wilde Wedding, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, MinnIe Driver, Jack Davenport and Yael Stone.

The film, currently in post-production, is written and directed by Damian Harris (Deceived) and produced by Moneyball executive producer Andrew Karsch.

Close plays a celebrated actress preparing for her wedding to a renowned English writer (Patrick Stewart) in the presence of both of their families. At the upstate New York wedding, both families get to know each other, leading to surprising results for each generation.

CAA represents domestic rights on the film.

New HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart, formerly of Bloom, said: “The Wilde Wedding is a funny, poignant and utterly delicious meringue of a film! It’s a delight to see Glenn Close and John Malkovich reunited, as they were so memorable in Dangerous Liaisons, and we’re sure
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Remember 'Beaches'? Here's Why It Took the Writer 25 Years to Direct Her Second Film

Remember 'Beaches'? Here's Why It Took the Writer 25 Years to Direct Her Second Film
Read More: Will You Donate to See Katherine Heigl Marry a Woman in New Indie From 'Beaches' Writer? Mary Agnes Donoghue's credits are star-studded: They include "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey; "White Oleander," starring Michelle Pfieffer and Renee Zellweger; "Deceived," starring Goldie Hawn; and "Veronica Guerrin" starring Cate Blanchett. Donoghue also wrote and directed "Paradise," starring then-married couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. But that was 25 years ago.  Now she's back in the director's chair with "Jenny's Wedding," a comedic drama about gay marriage, which she also wrote and produced. The feature tells the story of Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl), who proposes to her girlfriend (Alexis Bledel) and then has to explain to her conservative parents why she is marrying her "roommate." In addition to the leading ladies, Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel, the film...
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Nyquil Spokeswoman Katherine Heigl’s Latest Film is on Indiegogo

Katherine Heigl, formerly of Grey’s Anatomy, formerly of Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen‘s good graces, formerly of a slew of successful romantic comedies and currently of a Nyquil commercial and some truly unfortunate casting choices, has a new film on the way. Called Jenny’s Wedding, Heigl stars as a lesbian who has been hiding her sexuality from her family for years, until she decides to take the next step in her relationship with her longtime girlfriend, Kitty, played by Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Mad Men). The news of Jenny’s impending nuptials is enough to tear her family apart, especially since they’re small-town conservatives who have believed up until this point that their daughter’s girlfriend is her roommate. Sounds like a cute little wedding flick that plays right into Heigl’s repertoire. Here’s the kicker. The film is up on Indiegogo to the tune of raising $150,000 to cover post-production costs. Despite
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Katherine Heigl And Tom Wilkinson To Star In Jenny’S Wedding

Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond and Grace Gummer will star in Jenny’S Wedding, written and to be directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue (Beaches).

The film is set to start shooting on October 28.

Jenny’S Wedding revolves around Jenny (Heigl) who causes a massive sea-change in the lives of her closely knit, highly conventional family when she finally decides to marry. A pretty and engaging woman, everyone is baffled by Jenny’s lack of a love-life, and her parents (Wilkinson, Emond) particularly have been anxious for her to settle down, but when the announcement comes that she is finally going to wed, her choice of partner tears the family apart. In order to reconnect, everyone including Jenny, must reinvent themselves.

The announcement was made today by producers Donoghue, Gail Levin and Mm ProductionsMichelle Manning.

Mary Agnes Donoghue’s writing credits include The Buddy System, starring Richard Dreyfus and Susan Sarandon,
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1991

Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 26 Sep 2013 - 07:09

The year 1991 is the focus for our latest underappreciated films list, which includes dramas, thrillers, and a smattering of horror...

Ah, 1991. The year Robert Patrick ran after cars in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Kevin Costner grew a spectacular mullet for Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. But outside the top ten blockbuster list, there lies an entire world of other, less celebrated films to discover.

Some of the movies on this list have been included because they were overlooked in theatres, while others have been added because they were unfairly dismissed by critics. One or two others were modest successes, but (whisper it) we decided to include them anyway because we really, really like them.

So here, for your delectation, is our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1991.

25. Deceived

You think Goldie Hawn, you tend to think comedy, or her Oscar-nominated turn in Private Benjamin.
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R.I.P. Neil Travis

Neil Travis, who won an Oscar for Best Editing for Dances With Wolves, died March 28 of natural causes at his home in Arroyo Grande, Calif. He was 75. With a career that spanned more than four decades, the native Angeleno began his entertainment business career as an assistant editor at Paramount Studios while he was in his early 20s. Travis subsequently worked as a second editor for a Fox television series and shortly was offered a position to help edit The Traveling Executioner. His TV work continued and in 1977, Travis won an Emmy for his work on the groundbreaking miniseries Roots. Travis eventually edited more than 25 blockbuster features including No Way Out, Patriot Games, Deceived, Clear And Present Danger and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. In 2010 he received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. Travis is survived by his wife, Ruth and two children, Michael and Michelle. Services will
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