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Jk Simmons has been set to star in the The Bachelors, an ensemble comedic drama written and to be directed by Kurt Voelker (Sweet November). The film is slated to begin shooting in spring 2016 in Los Angeles. Fortitude International is handling foreign rights at this week’s American Film Market. Plot: After the loss of his wife, Bill Ponder (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son move out of their small town into the big city to get a fresh start. As they begin to adjust to… »
J.K. Simmons will star in the ensemble comedic drama “The Bachelors,” which will begin shooting in the spring in Los Angeles.
Fortitude International is handling foreign rights and will launch sales at the upcoming American Film Market, which opens Nov. 4. The Gersh Agency is representing North American rights.
Simmons will play a character dealing with the aftermath of the loss of his wife. He and his 17-year-old son move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to get a fresh start. They both find comfort in newfound romance and grow apart and then back together again, discovering their true selves in the process.
- Dave McNary
It’s never nice to be disappointed by a reliable or well loved actor, but even Hollywood royalty have their bad days. Most viewers cringed at Leo DiCaprio’s uniquely ill conceived turn in notorious cult flop The Beach, while many fans will never forgive Charlize Theron for Sweet November. Luckily, this sort of regrettable surprise is rare. After all, a decent hit-maker in Hollywood can usually be depended on to make savvy career choices and to light up screens with their talent.
Sometimes an even rarer phenomenon occurs, though, in the form of a much more welcome surprise. A terrible actor, universally panned and relied on to produce material that’s trite at best and unwatchable at worst, will pleasantly shock audiences with a memorable and commendable performance.
At such a potentially career-defining moment, a flailing actor’s future rests tenuously on the brink of greatness. It can go either way. »
- S. Mathers
3 items from 2015
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