A Very Mary Christmas (2010)
The feature film is being produced by Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers), Nate Tuck (Brother's Justice), and Kim Waltrip & Jim Casey (Expecting Mary).
Living under an assumed identity in central California, ex-getaway driver "Charlie Bronson" (Shepard) agrees to break the rules of his Witness Protection and drive his sexy girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so that she can land her dream job.
And truly, it’s not only this photo shoot that’s bringing Bobby, Sue Ellen, and J.R. back together: TNT is currently filming a reboot of the series, which stars the
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Last week's box office race came down to the wire with Takers and The Last Exorcism both fighting it out for number one. On Sunday it looked like the Eli Roth produced horror film had come out on top but by Monday morning the hip-hop heist film had won the weekend. Now with three highly anticipated new movies opening this Labor Day weekend, including director Robert Rodriguez's Machete, Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore, and The American with Oscar winner George Clooney, it was inevitable that we would have a new box office champ.
Debuting at number one this week and doing better than expected is the new international espionage thriller starring Oscar
“I’d known Dan for 27 years — he was working on ‘Highway to Heaven’ and I was on ‘Dallas.’ In 2001, I did ‘The Graduate’ in London, and Dan came backstage and said, ‘I loved your performance. … Would you like to do ‘Terms of Endearment’ as a play?’” She remembers her initial response: “Whoa! That’s heavy duty, doing a play where everybody won an Academy Award.” But, like “The Graduate’s” Mrs. Robinson and “Dallas’” Sue Ellen, “Terms of Endearment’s” Aurora was another interesting woman to portray. But after having lived the character of Aurora, whose daughter dies of cancer, Gray
We first meet Mary on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere. A kindly truck driver, Horace (Elliot Gould, in the bluff and believing character — albeit more down to earth — whom we know from his “Ocean’s” performances), picks her up. He becomes the catalyst around which Mary’s story evolves when he pulls off the road to a truck stop/casino, introduces Mary to his girlfriend,
HollywoodNews.com: Linda Gray tells us she had a blast making the big-screen “Expecting Mary,” which has an anticipated fall release. The indie film has a pregnant teen – Oleysa Rulin of “High School Musical” fame – running away and winding up in a trailer park, the denizens of which are a colorful assortment of crazies in their Aarp years. Linda Stars with Elliott Gould, Lanie Kazan, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Fred Willard and Gene Simmons.
“We shot it in 18 days. Because everybody loved their role, we all came together quickly. It was like going to party you can’t wait to go to,” says the actress who reigned over the TV scene as Sue Ellen Ewing on “Dallas” back in the 80s. Gray plays a former Vegas showgirl “whose last gig was in New Mexico. She’s funny and pathetic – and still can be glamorous.
Written and directed by Dan Gordon, Expecting Mary stars Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons and Fred Willard. Scheduled for a fall 2010 release, the film is the story of a runaway pregnant teenager, with all the trappings of an upscale life, who finds herself in a downtrodden trailer park in New Mexico, and learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.
Executive producer Jim Casey said, "We are proud to have a movie the entire family can see and enjoy together". Bobby Rock and Lenny Shapiro, Echo Bridge's heads of acquisitions and marketing respectively added, "We are very excited about launching this
Anyway, Olesya Rulin, best known for her role in the hugely popular Disney franchise, has landed yet another film role to push her career forward. She's set to appear on the upcoming drama The Christmas Movie, set to hit cinemas next year. The actress discussed her role with Et Online, even giving us a sneak peek of the scenes they'll be filming.
Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons and Fred Willard make up the ensemble cast in the story of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her upscale life and ends up struggling in a trailer park in New Mexico.
WonderStar's Kim Waltrip is producing, and Jim Casey is executive producing.
The Icm-repped Gordon wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for "Murder in the First," "Wyatt Earp," "The Hurricane" and "Passenger 57." He has "Mafia Cop" in development at Universal. This is his directorial debut.
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