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John Person played by Jon Favreau (Swingers, Very bad things) is an out of work actor who finds himself 28 grand in dept after ten years trying to crack Hollywood. John's exceedingly weird neighbour Neely comes to him with an strange offer, He will receive enough money to clear all his debts if he delivers a blue suitcase to the middle of the desert and into the hands of a man known only as The Cowboy.
The big empty is the debut and at this point only film from writer and director Steve Anderson, the story and style pitch it some where between the Coens and Lynch, but its lighter than both. For a leftfield first time effort the film has a fairly strong cast that includes along with Jon Favreau, Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Splash), Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, X-men 3), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy) and Sean Bean (The lord of the rings, »
The Viacom-owned kids network is prepping to shoot the telefilm Spectacular! a music-filled comedy set in high school.
Robert Iscove (She's All That) is directing the film, which stars a cast of relative unknowns, including Tammin Sursok, Nolan Funk, Victoria Justice (Nickelodeon's Zoey 101) and Simon Curtis. Shooting begins April 21.
"Spectacular!" which has been kept below the radar, centers on a preppy high school student (Sursok) who is part of the school's Spectacular! choir. The group is in sad shape, with its most talented members either having graduated or been stolen away by a rival squad. The teen sees salvation in a cocky rocker (Funk), who reluctantly joins "Spectacular!" to win a money prize that would finance his rock 'n' roll dreams. But the rocker doesn't factor in falling for the preppy girl.
Nick stresses that "Spectacular!" is not a classic musical. »
NEW YORK -- Participant Media and Wedding Crashers producer Tapestry Films are making Minimum Wage, a comedy about a thieving corporate exec sentenced to live on minimum wage in the town his company bankrupted.
Participant's vp Creative Affairs and Production Jodi Zuckerman acquired the pitch from and will oversee the film alongside Tapestry's Michael Schreiber, an executive producer on the project.
The project is one of Participant's recent initiatives to produce broad but socially conscious comedies under the direction of executive vp production Jonathan King, expanding from the more serious films that have defined it such as Standard Operating Procedure. But the film is familiar turf for the Fox-based Tapestry, which produced National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The Wedding Planner and She's All That. »
3 items from 2008
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