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Aci revs up on Snake And Mongoose

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Aci revs up on Snake And Mongoose
American Cinema International (Aci) has come on to handle sales on family action film Snake and Mongoose and is screening the drama at the Afm.

Snake And Mongoose will screen on November 6, 7, 10 and 11 and stars Jesse Williams (pictured) and Richard Blake in the true story of Southern California drag racers Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme and Tom ‘The Mongoose’ McEwen.

The pair teamed up with Mattel’s Hot Wheels division to bring drag racing into the mainstream and revolutionise sports marketing. The film has opened in 25 Us cities since August. Noah Wyle, Ashley Hinshaw, Tim Blake Nelson, Leonardo Nam, Ian Ziering and Fred Dryer round out the cast.

Automotive industry journalist Alan Paradise co-wrote the screenplay with director Wayne Holloway, while Robin Broidy of Entertainment Universe and Stephen Nemeth of Rhino Films produced.

“We’re excited to be participating in Afm again this year, which enables us to reach a global audience for our distribution projects,” said Aci president
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Agency Signings: ‘Have And Have Nots’ Tika Sumpter; ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Stephen Graham, Ashley Hinshaw & ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Blake Berris

Tika Sumpter has signed with Wme. Appearing in Own’s freshman hit Tyler Perry drama series The Haves And Have Nots, Sumpter also has been on Gossip Girl and in the feature Sparkle. Sumpter has roles in a pair of upcoming films: Perry’s A Madea Christmas and the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy Ride Along. Sumpter continues to be managed by Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management. Blake Berris has inked with Paradigm. Previously withICM Partners, he is a Daytime Emmy nominee for NBC’s Days Of Our Lives. Berries has appeared on such primetime series as The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad and The Mentalist. His feature credits include Meth Head and House Of Last Things. He continues to be managed by the Michael Abrams Group and his attorney is Scott Whitehead. Ashley Hinshaw has signed with UTA. She starred opposite Dane DeHaan in Chronicle and toplined About Cherry.
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Morning Meme: Russell Tovey Gets Dirty, Mark Consuelos Used To Be a Stripper, and Tyson Beckford Doesn't Care About That Sex Tape

Well, this could be different. While Fox won't announce their fall schedule until about the time you're reading this, rumor is that they'll be moving Glee to Thursdays to make Tuesday all sitcoms, and giving Glee an American Idol lead-in for at least part of the year.

The Avengers racked up over $100 million this weekend, which has never been done before by a film on its second weekend. That puts the gross globally over the billion dollar mark. The poorly reviewed Dark Shadows was a bust, at least for a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration, bring in a mere $29 million.

Bob Greenblatt made some risky moves with his schedule over at NBC, but he does seem to have a plan, launching shows like Revolution (looks fascinating) after The Voice on Mondays, and giving Ryan Murphy's The New Normal the Tuesday post-The Voice launch, which hopefully makes it a hit.
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Tim Blake Nelson Joins Noah Wyle In Drag-Race Drama ‘Snake And Mongoose’

Tim Blake Nelson Joins Noah Wyle In Drag-Race Drama ‘Snake And Mongoose’
Tim Blake Nelson will play drag racing announcer McAllister in Snake And Mongoose, an indie feature that’s getting underway with Wayne Holloway directing. He joins Noah Wyle, who plays Mattel Inc. exec Art Spear in a film that tells the story of the rivalry between racing legends Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, who transformed an obscure sport into a global phenomenon. Mattel became the sport’s first major corporate sponsor. Jesse Williams plays Prudhomme and Richard Blake plays McEwen. Kim Shaw and Ashley Hinshaw also star. The film is being done in partnership with the National Hot Rod Association. Robin Broidy and Rhino FilmsStephen Nemeth are producing. Broidy’s recently formed Entertainment Universe is financing the feature. Holloway, who co-wrote the script with Alan Paradise, is a British commercials director making his feature debut. Nelson is repped by UTA and manager Amy Guenther.
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‘Cabin in the Woods’ Star Jesse Williams and Richard Blake Leading ‘Snake and Mongoose’

After starring in SXSW’s opener Cabin in the Woods and playing Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy for the past few years, it was only a matter of time before Jesse Williams made his way up through Hollywood. Now, Variety is reporting that he has been cast to lead Snake and Mongoose, alongside Richard Blake.

Mongoose tells the true story of drag racing legends Don “the Snake” Prudhomme (Williams) and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen (Blake) and their longtime friendship and rivalry. Wayne Holloway is set to direct, with a script by Alan Paradise. This marks Holloway‘s feature length debut — he previously directed two shorts titled God’s Wounds and We’re Staying Home.

Stephen Nemeth will produce the drama alongside Robin Broidy through Nemeth‘s Rhino Films and Broidy‘s Entertainment Universe. The real Prudhomme and McEwen will be billed as executive producers for the project, with Paradise.
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