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After playing a pair of lovers on NBC’s workplace comedy The Office over the course of roughly twenty episodes, Amy Ryan and Steve Carell will be reuniting for Amazon’s Beautiful Boy. Carell has been on board the project for about two months now, but Ryan has just recently joined the cast, according to Deadline.
The true story follows Carell’s David, a father who is severely impacted by his son Nic’s addiction to methamphetamine. Ryan will play David’s ex-wife, Vicki, who became estranged from the family after David won primary custody, but is back to help her son. Timothée Chalamet of Interstellar fame is set to portray Nic.
Beautiful Boy could break the pair back into the awards consideration in 2018/2019, as not only will Ryan and Carell surely deliver compelling performances, but they are surrounded by a slew of talented people behind the camera as well. »
- Justin Cook
Lisa Frank, who specializes in merchandise with colorful psychedelic designs, is in development on a feature film about her world with producer Jon Shestack.
Plans are for a live-action and animation hybrid film about the world of Lisa Frank, who has been selling a wide variety of stickers, stationery, backpacks, trapper keepers, puzzles, coloring books and activities. The project does not yet have a title.
“Lisa Frank’s world is cheerful, it’s optimistic, it’s hip, but it is without snark,” Shestack said. “It’s just sort of impossible to scowl when you’re smiling, and why would you want to? I’m so stoked to be part of this.”
Shestack recently produced “Before I Fall,” starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta, and Elena Kampouris. The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday and is scheduled »
- Dave McNary
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