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Despite a quick trip back to the UK to accept an Empire award, Edgar Wright is still on espresso-fuelled schedule to make Ant-Man, his take on the often insect-sized Marvel superhero. Casting confirmations and one or two rumours have floated in the last few months, but Deadline has it on good authority that Matt Gerald will be joining the other recruits.Though many stories have described him as a near unknown, it’s not for want of trying in his career. He’s appeared in some hugely successful movies including Avatar, Escape Plan, Choke, Faster, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. While he’s often played tough police officers and soldiers, it seems the Marvel Cinematic Universe prefers him on the other side of the law. He was White Power Dave in the superb Iron Man 3 One-Shot follow-up All Hail The King (which appears on »
Also starring Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Felicity Huffman, Trust Me is the second feature film written and directed by Gregg who made his directing debut with Choke, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. Trust Me tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (Gregg), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick »
- Pietro Filipponi
Sam Rockwell has been a regular at Sundance for many many years, appearing in movies like Choke , Moon and last year's The Way, Way Back , the directorial debut by The Descendants ' Oscar-winning co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. This year, Rockwell is appearing in Lynn Shelton's new movie Laggies , which is premiering tonight. Deadline has the scoop that Rockwell will be reuniting with some of the filmmakers behind The Way, Way Back as he has been attached to star in The Eel , a script that made it onto the Black List that's being directed by Roberto Bentivegna. The deal was finalized just as Rockwell arrived in Park City for the premiere of Lynn Shelton's Laggies , which co-stars Keira Knightley and Chloe Moretz. Faxon and Rash have formed a new yet-to-be-named »
Starz Digital Media, the digital and on-demand distributor that’s a division of Starz, will release the pic on digital and VOD platforms in May ahead of a June theatrical release.
Pic is the second written and directed by actor Gregg (“The Avengers,” “Agents of Shield”) after “Choke,” his 2008 adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel. In “Trust Me” he co-stars with young thesp Saxon Sharbino alongside Sam Rockwell (who also appeared in “Choke”), Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Felicity Huffman.
Dark comedy’s storyline centers on a down-on-his-luck talent agent determined to achieve Hollywood success with a 13-year-old star (Sharbino) he’s discovered. Film was produced by Unified Pictures’ Keith Kjarval, Savage Bunny’s Mary Vernieu and Gregg, »
- Gordon Cox
"Trust Me," a comedy that premiered earlier last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, has just been acquired by Starz Digital Media, the digital distribution subdivision of Starz. Director Clark Gregg, of "The Avengers" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" fame, also stars in the film about a Hollywood agent who finally has a chance at notoriety after discovering a 13-year old child prodigy. The Playlist was able to catch the film in Tribeca. You can read their review of the film here. Read More: 2008 Sundance Film Festival interview with Clark Gregg for debut film "Choke" Starz Digital Media's releases include "Free Samples" starring Jess Weixler, Jason Ritter and Jesse Eisenberg and "Shanghai Calling" with Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe and Bill Paxton and another Tribeca gem, the upcoming documentary about rock band The National called "Mistaken For Strangers." "Trust Me" stars Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, »
- Eric Eidelstein
Starz Digital Media has acquired Us rights to Trust Me from UTA.
The film will go out on digital platforms and VOD in May, one month before the June theatrical debut.
Trust Me premiered at Tribeca 2013 and follows a down-and-out children’s agent who discovers a starlet with enough promise to turn his career around.
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