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Rosa Salazar, who co-starred in the Fox comedy pilot Little Brother this past season, will likely do another pilot for the network next season as Fox is in negotiations to sign her in a talent holding deal. Last season Salazar, repped by Seven Summits and TalentWorks, recurred on NBC’s Parenthood, FX’s American Horror Story and VH1′s Stevie TV. On the feature side, she just wrapped a supporting role in the indie Jamesy Boy. Salazar is the second cast member from Little Brother to stay in the Fox fold. Co-lead T.J. Miller recently joined the network’s upcoming comedy series The Goodwin Games as a lead in a recasting. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren and James Woods have joined Ashton Kutcher in Jobs, the biopic about the iconic Silicon Valley visionary. The cast also includes Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney.
Jobs is the powerful and true story of the visionary who set out to change the world...and did. The film chronicles Steve Jobs' transformation of character from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth, to the personal demons that clouded his vision, and finally to the ultimate triumphs of his later life.
Ashton Kutcher plays the title role, with Josh Gad portraying Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Ron Eldard is Apple designer Rod Holt; John Getz portrays Jobs' father Paul Jobs; Lesley Ann Warren plays »
We reported just a few months ago that Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia were joining forces for the indie dramedy Admissions, and now we’re getting some supporting cast details; Spencer Lofranco, Taissa Farmiga and Nicholas Braun have joined the ensemble. [THR]
The picture follows a man (Garcia) and a woman (Farmiga) who fall in love while they are taking their children on a college admissions tour. Lofranco is set to play Garcia‘s son, while (Taissa) Farmiga will be playing the opposing Farmiga‘s daughter — just as a side note, the pair are actually sisters, with a 21-year age gape. Braun will be playing an “upperclassman who is leading the tour for the prospective incoming freshman class.”
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• Nicole Kidman joins The Railway Man, stepping in for Rachel Weisz. She plays opposite Colin Firth, who will portray an older version of real-life World War II P.O.W. Eric Lomax. War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine depicts young Lomax when he was taken prisoner in Japan. Shooting begins next month. [Variety]
• Bruce Willis gets some action as a bodyguard to a Mexican politician whose father was murdered by a drug cartel in the new popcorn flick Five Against a Bullet from Alex Litvak (Predators). [Variety]
- Lanford Beard
Making the jump from TV (American Horror Story) to film in a strong fashion is Taissa Farmiga, who, according to Variety, will take some of first feature roles with Sofia Coppola‘s Bling Ring and the indie drama Jamesy Boy. The former of those two had its big casting break just some 24 hours ago, when Emma Watson was signed to play the ringmaster of a gang who stole jewelry from various L.A.-based celebrities; Farmiga will appear as a member of this group.
Jamesy Boy is smaller scale and (likely) harder-hitting, being the tale of a young boy, James (Spencer Lofranco), “who goes from suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison, where he’s mentored by a convicted murderer (Ving Rhames).” Farmiga is joining a cast also comprised of James Woods and Mary Louise-Parker, in which she has the part of Lofranco‘s love interest. Trevor White has »
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Taissa Farmiga's horrors are turning into her hirings.
The much younger sister of former Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga may have gotten her breakthrough in the television horror business when she was plucked to headline the premiere season of "American Horror Story" after a small appearance in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," but she'll be taking steps three and four in the direction of crime-related films.
Farmiga and most of her "Horror Story" castmates are being replaced for the second season, as showrunners announced in December their plans to have each new season of the series spotlight a separate haunting (with a new family and location).
According to Variety, Farmiga has nothing to be spooked about, though, as she's landed two back-to-back movie leads.
First, she'll portray the love interest of a teenage street gang member sent to maximum security prison in "Jamesy Boy," an indie film »
- Amanda Bell
James Woods is et to be on the big screen again, joining the cast of the aptly named Jamesy Boy alongside Ving Rhames and Mary –Louise Parker. Woods is quite busy at the moment as he has also signed on for The Stone Pony and may even be directing a project called An American Girl. Jamesy Boy is centred around James Burns a member of a street gang that finds himself locked up. Once inside he forms an unlikely relationship with a fellow inmate and reformed murderer who helps him see life from a fresh perspective. It has not been revealed yet which roles Woods and Ving Rhames are playing but the central character Burns is being played by relative newcomer Spencer LoFranco. The movie which is being directed by Trevor White gets ready for shooting in March, Incidentally, Trevor White also co-wrote the screenplay with Lane Shadgett and oversees »
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First-time feature director Trevor White has rounded up a strong cast for his debut Jamesy Boy. THR reveals Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, and James Woods have signed on, which speaks well for the script, penned by White and Lane Shadgett. Based on the true story of James Burns, Jamesy Boy follows the suburban teen's trajectory from small town Colorado gangs to a maximum security prison packed with hardened criminals. In this hostile surrounding Burns unexpectedly discovers a kinship with a convicted murderer, who ultimately becomes a friend and mentor to the young man, spurring him to positive personal change. Rhames is set to play the murderer turned mentor, with Woods portraying a detention center authority figure and Parker playing the boy's mother. But who will be Jamesy Boy? That weighty role has been awarded to newcomer Spencer Lofranco, who will be making his screen debut with this film. While that's »
First time writer and director Trevor White is assembling quite a cast for his debut feature, Jamesy Boy. Newcomer Spencer Lofranco will play the young ’James’, whose involvement with low-level street gangs, eventually ends with him doing ‘hard-time’ in a maximum security prison. A friendship develops over time with a fellow inmate, and one who happens to be a convicted murderer; he takes the youngster under his wing, as a father figure and mentor. Showing James a positive way to live his life and ultimately change the path he had previously chosen.
Weeds and Red actress Mary Louise Parker will also star alongside fellow seasoned pro’s James Woods and Ving Rhames. Woods is always watchable and chewed-up scenery as the best thing in the recent Straw Dogs remake. Rhames is reliable as a supporting star. Whether giving career best performances in the likes of Pulp Fiction and corrupt cop »
- Craig Hunter
Ving Rhames joins Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods have joined the cast of Jamesy Boy, the feature film debut of director/co-writer Trevor Wright. The story centers on... ... a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, James fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life. Hmmm... gee... I wonder who's going to play the role of the convicted murdered/mentor/life-changer? I wonder... :) The young man will be played by newcomer Spencer LoFranco. No word on what characters Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods are playing... I'm guessing the young man's parents? Filming begins next month. »
Fans of Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker have cause to celebrate. A new movie role has been announced for the actress. Her Weeds character is no stranger to crime, and her new character may be a little bit of the same. The drama is called Jamesy Boy.
Joining Parker are Ving Rhames and James Woods for the Trevor White directed and co-written project. This is White’s feature film debut. Shooting starts March 4th in Baltimore, Maryland. The lead role of James was won by newcomer Spencer LoFranco.
James is based on a real life teenager by the name of James Burns. He goes from life in a street gang, to a stint in a scary maximum-security prison populated with the worst kind of criminals. Believe it or not, it is in prison where James bonds with a convicted murderer. Are you thinking this story is just a tad like Shawshank? »
- Sasha Nova
Ving Rhames, Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods have joined the cast of Jamesy Boy. Trevor White's directorial debut previously recruited newcomer Spencer LoFranco in the lead role of James Burns, a troubled teen who ends up in prison. Jamesy Boy tells the story of a teenage gang member, who ends up in a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. Behind bars, the youth strikes up an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer, with life-changing (more) »
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Seeing as he’s only making a directorial debut with Jamesy Boy, Trevor White can count himself as a very luck man. According to Deadline, Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, and Ving Rhames have all signed for the indie drama, written by the director and Lane Shadgett.
With Boy, things are told from the perspective of a young man, James (Spencer Lofranco), who “goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals,” but soon “fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life.” THR gives a little more insight in the casting realm, noting that Parker will play the boy’s mother; Rhames, his mentor; and Woods has the part of “an authority figure at a detention center.” (The description for a James Woods character if I’ve ever heard one.) Not a bad collection of players, »
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Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds"), Ving Rhames ("Mission: Impossible. series) and James Woods have joined the cast of Jamesy Boy . The lead role of James will be played by newcomer Spencer LoFranco. Trevor White will be making his feature directorial debut with his brother, Tim White producing. Inspired by the real life of troubled teenager James Burns, Jamesy Boy tells the compelling story of a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, James fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life. Jamesy Boy is a film about hope and redemption, where a fighter becomes a dreamer and a kid with no faith »
It’s not unusual that experienced actors on the set would normally be jealous of a newcomer in a starring role. I’m not saying this will going to happen, just saying it could be a possibility as Mary-Louise Parker ( Red), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D) and James Woods (Straw Dogs) have joined newcomer Spencer LoFranco on [...]
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The drama follows a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, James fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life.
Production for the project begins March 4 in Baltimore. »
Pain and Gain
Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker," "The Adjustment Bureau") is in talks to join Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as the third lead in Michael Bay's low-budget crime comedy "Pain and Gain" at Paramount Pictures.
Based on a true story, the film follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Mackie would play a big-hearted bodybuilder who works out with Wahlberg's character. Shooting begins in early spring. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Bigelow/bin Laden Project
Perrineau's role is being kept secret, same with the other cast members of the film. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
A trio of swell actors have signed on to star in the drama Jamesy Boy. Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, and James Woods will star in the feature debut of director/co-writer Trevor White. The film tells the story of a young suburban street gang member who gets sent to a maximum-security prison. Once inside, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer (as one does) who ends up becoming the boy’s mentor “and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life.” Newcomer Spencer Lofranco will play the young prisoner. Parker is gearing up for the likely final season of Showtime’s Weeds and will next be seen on the big screen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. Rhames recently booked a prominent role in David E. Kelley’s pilot Chelsea General, and should the show be picked up to series he’ll have himself »
- Adam Chitwood
Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames and James Woods have joined the cast of Jamesy Boy, the feature debut of director/co-writer Trevor White. Filming is set to begin March 4 in Baltimore on the pic, which tells the story of a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, James fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life. The young guy will be played by newcomer Spencer Lofranco, who recently was signed by Wme. Maryland-based Wayne L. Rogers and New York-based Bonnie Timmermann are executive producers. Trevor White’s brother Tim White, Maria Norman, Steve Saeta, Galen Walker and Scott Mednick are producing from a screenplay by Lane Shadgett and Trevor White. »
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James Woods, Mary Louise Parker and Ving Rhames are joining Jamesy Boy, an indie prison drama being toplined by newcomer Spencer Lofranco. Trevor White is directing the movie, which will shoot March in Baltimore. White wrote the script with Lane Shandgett. Inspired by the real life of troubled teenager James Burns, the redemption story tracks a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, he fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer (Rhames) who ends up becoming his mentor and ultimately defines and changes the course of
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