5 items from 2013
• Al Pacino is reteaming with his Scarface director Brian De Palma for a biopic of the legendary rise and ignoble fall of Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. The script will be based on the book Paterno by Joe Posnanski, but with the working title of Happy Valley. Dave McKenna (American History X, Blow) is in talks to pen the screenplay. [Deadline]
• Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, and Matthew Lillard have all signed up to star in Match, an adaptation of the 2004 Tony-nominated play about a veteran dance instructor (Stewart) whose past comes back to haunt him when a couple (Gugino »
- Adam B. Vary
Here are some of the latest casting additions: Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum) and Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) will star in director Stephen Belber's Match, a drama centering on an eccentric Julliard grad and a young couple who wish to interview him. Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) will star in the action-thriller Freezer, directed by Mikael Salomon (Hard Rain). The picture finds McDermott's character locked in a freezer by Russian thugs who demand he return their missing money, which he has no knowledge of. Hit the jump for more on each project. Here's the synopsis for Match: Match is based on Belber’s 2004 Tony nominated Broadway play of the same title. The film centers on a reclusive, eccentric Julliard dance instructor and a former choreographer, Tobi (Stewart), who is visited by a Seattle couple, Lisa and Mike (Gugino and Lillard) under the pretense of interviewing Tobi »
- Dave Trumbore
Since appearing in both Seasons One and Two of "American Horror Story," Dylan McDermott's career, especially in the horror genre, has been revitalized; and we now have the first word on what the actor will be up to next!
From the Press Release
Actor Dylan McDermott has signed on to star in Freezer, an action-thriller shooting this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, producers said today. Mikael Salomon is directing the film from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld.
McDermott will play Robert, an everyday guy, who finds himself "tested beyond human endurance when he awakens to find himself locked in an industrial freezer by Russian thugs," a synopsis said.
"They insist he return the $8 million he stole from them. The only problem is, Robert »
- Uncle Creepy
Is it Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney who'll be starring in Freezer? [watch the SNL skit]. It's definitely Dylan McDermott as confirmed today by Envision Media Arts. The action thriller was written by Tom Doganoglu (how do you pronounce that?) and Shane Weisfeld and will be directed by Mikael Salomon, a former cinematographer who directed A Far Off Place and Hard Rain.
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Usually, the marketing hyping a film’s release is a lot better than the final product: whether it’s exciting stills, an awesome trailer, or a fantastic viral campaign by the time the film actually rolls up it can fall flat (Hey, Prometheus!). I’d like to think here at Thn, we take a grounded view and we’ll be able to keep you calm when it comes to film in 2013. But we can’t, have you all seen how much amazing stuff is coming out?! The next six days will hype the crap out of them all!
Aah, January. In most aspects, this is the downer month of the year. Christmas and New Year’s are both gone, you’re hungover and out of money, and it’s usually freezing as hell. But when it comes to film, this is the month to see those films that reeeaally want an Academy Award. »
- Esben Evans
5 items from 2013
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