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Nathan Lane, who was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2008, is the most recent addition to the new Julianne Moore-starring comedy The English Teacher. As previously reported, Greg Kinnear has also signed to star in Artina Films’ indie comedy that represents the feature directorial debut of vet TV director Craig Zisk. [...]
- Nick Martin
Here’s one great news for all Julianne Moore fans out there (we’re among them as well). If you ever had some weird dreams about this lovely lady as a teacher, it’s perfect time for a big screen to make that dream come true. Apparently, she is now attached to star opposite Greg Kinnear in the [...]
One of the youngest thesps ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, Abigail Breslin has signed on to star in Beth Schacter‘s indie comedy A Virgin Mary. Last month Breslin, who earned an Oscar nomination with her portrayal of an unlikely child beauty Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine, has reportedly taken the lead [...]
- Nick Martin
Since her Oscar-nominated turn in Little Miss Sunshine, the talented Abigail Breslin has been working, for the most part, with lighter fare — No Reservations; Definitely, Maybe; Rango; and even Zombieland, which has a consistently comedic air to it. Her upcoming commitments, however, point toward a change in the atmosphere.
She’s already signed on to Hilary Brougher‘s Innocence, a drama-thriller that involves vampires nesting in a private school. It’s her latest project, though, that is the real eye-opener. It’s titled The Class Project, and Breslin will star as one of “two Canadian sisters who, tired of their mother’s alcoholism and abusive boyfriends, plot to kill her.” [Variety]
The film is based on Bob Mitchell‘s book The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada’s Infamous Bathtub Girls, which has been adapted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till. Stan Brooks will handle the directing duties, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
She might have been all sweetness and light in Nim’s Island and Little Miss Sunshine, but Abigail Breslin is about to prove she can have murder on her mind too, signing on to tough indie drama The Class Project.It may sound like an educational fable, but Project actually follows two sisters who get so sick of their mother’s drinking problems and string of abusive, equally drunken boyfriends that they decide to kill her. Wonder what Social Services will make of that…Fabrizio Fillippo and Adam Till are the twisted minds behind the script, and Stan Brooks will call the shots starting later this month.Breslin will next be seen in music drama Janie Jones, which finds her as the daughter of a former groupie going to confront the rock star she believes is her father. She’s also part of the sprawling New Year’s Eve cast »
Currently in that star child actress moving onto more adult roles phase of her career, Abigail Breslin is moving closer to the direction of acting peers such as the Fannings by taking on some tougher, less flattering indie drama roles. After signing up for Hilary Brougher's Innocence, the actress will now topline The Class Project, playing one of two teen sisters turned murders. To be directed by Stan Brooks (we've got no clue who this director is), lensing begins this month. Producers include Michael Rotenberg, Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian. Gist: Scripted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, this is based on Bob Mitchell's "The Class Project How to Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls," which follows two sisters who, tired of their mother's alcoholism and her abusive boyfriends, take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her. Worth Noting: From »
At the beginning of every month, Ioncinema.com's "Tracking Shot" features a handful of projects that are moments away from lensing and that we feel are worth signaling out. This June, we are keeping tabs on nine projects including the untitled, aka The Master from master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. A View from the Bridge Director: Robert Connolly - Screenwriter: Andrew Bovell Producer(s): Anthony Lapaglia, Marion Pilowsky, Natalie Stevenson Cast: Vera Farmiga, Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Lapaglia Filming in New York and Melbourne, Australia Comments: Aussie-born actor Anthony Lapaglia wears the producer hat, returns to a character that is familiar to him: the jealousy husband/father in a 1950's New York borough. The helmer behind the Tiff selected Balibo directs this Arthur Miller play which was the basis for Kazan's On the Waterfront. Farmiga will look great in the eras' garb. Ray Lawrence was originally attached to direct. »
Julianne Moore has joined Jeff Bridges in Sergey Bodrov's The Seventh Son. The film is an adaptation of the young adult novel The Last Apprentice and follows a young exorcist-in-training who can see and hear ghosts and smell death. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Moore will play Mother Malkin, "the most sinister of witches who uses blood magic." As we previously reported, Bridges will play Exorcist Master Gregory, aka "The Spook". Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Lawrence were both offered roles in The Seventh Son, but they have reportedly passed on the flick. While Moore was overlooked in the awards race for her great performance in The Kids Are All Right, she's still been picking up a slew of new roles. In the past two months, she's signed on to the vampire thriller Innocence, Paul Weitz' adaptation of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and she'll play Sarah Palin »
- Matt Goldberg
Opening today is Rango, Industrial Light and Magic’s first fully animated film. Written by John Logan, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin and a slew of famed character actors, the film tells the story of Rango (Depp), a pet lizard lost in the desert who lies his way into becoming the sheriff of a western town. Things go well as he uses luck, gumption, and improvisational skills to fake his way through the job, but when someone steals the town’s water supply, Rango is forced to become a real hero. As part of our weeklong coverage of the film we have a one on one interview with Abigail Breslin, one of Hollywood’s most talented child actors. During our interview, we talked about her friend’s reactions to her co-starring with Depp, the film’s use of “emo-tion capture,” some of her favorite films, »
- Hunter Daniels
Julianne Moore and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of Paul Weitz' adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Paul Dano will play a young writer who runs into his homeless father (played by Robert De Niro) while working at a Boston shelter. The Film Stage discovered that Moore was in the film by coming across as casting call for the actress' stand-in. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Thirlby will play the love interest who helps Dano get a job at the shelter. Julianne Moore recently signed on to the vampire thriller Innocence with Abigail Breslin. As for Thirlby, she recently wrapped shooting on the sci-fi action flicks Dredd and The Darkest Hour. »
- Matt Goldberg
The L.A. Times reports Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are circling Fox Searchlight's Stoker, a family mystery-drama that will mark the English-language debut of Oldboy director Chan-wook Park. The film centers on a girl (the previously attached Mia Wasikowska of The Kids Are All Right) and her mother (Kidman) who are visited by a mysterious uncle (Firth) after the girl's father dies. "Prison Break" actor Wentworth Miller penned the script, but otherwise this is a promising project if there ever was one. I just fear that Wasikowska, as much as I like her, is risking over-exposure with all the big roles she has lined up. She'll next be seen starring in Jane Eyre.
Variety brings the news that Abigail Breslin has joined Julianne Moore in the cast of director Hilary Brougher's gothic vampire film Innocence. Breslin will play a student at an elitist private school, where a number of the students are vampires. »
- Kevin Blumeyer
The whole thing is adapted from Jane Mendelsohn’s novel of the same name and it’s already being described as a gothic vampire thriller. Just in case you haven’t had enough of the vampires yet…
As usual, here’s a description of the Innocence novel:
“Adolescence is a tough time for most people, and it is especially hard for 14-year-old Beckett, whose mother was killed in a drunk-driving accident in the suburbs. After the accident, her father, Miles, decides to move to an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, enrolling Beckett in an exclusive private school.
Strange things are happening at this school: several girls have formed suicide pacts, and three girls kill themselves shortly after Beckett begins school. It is through these events that Beckett meets Pam, »
Zombieland star Abigail Breslin is getting in on the vampire movie craze by signing on to star in neck-chewing thriller Innocence. The pint-sized munchkin of Little Miss Sunshine fame joins the already-cast Julianne Moore. Breslin will play Beckett, a grieving teen who attends a private school that’s home to a nest of vamps. We can only assume that Moore will play a curiously pale head teacher with strangely blood red lips. Or should that be ‘hope’? Hilary Brougher, who directed 1997’s Sticky Fingers Of Time and 2006...
- Josh Winning
The vampire trend appears far from over, as one of our favorite young starlets just jumped on board.
Abigail Breslin, most known for sugary sweet roles like the beauty-queen-hopeful in “Little Miss Sunshine” and the iconic American Girl “Kit Kittredge,” is about to sink her teeth into a gothic vampire thriller.
According to Variety, the film tells the story of Beckett, a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention at her elitist and mysterious private school, which she soon discovers is home to a nest of vampires.
While we’ve certainly seen our share of vampire-themed movies and TV shows in recent years, this one has two distinctions that may set it apart: Breslin and Moore — arguably two of the brightest talents in Hollywood. »
- Elizabeth Durand
Abigail Breslin has signed on to star opposite Julianne Moore in Innocence, an adaptation of the novel by Jane Menelsohn. Breslin will play Beckett, "a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone's attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires." Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley) is on board to direct. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the book, which notably omits the word "vampire." Adolescence is a tough time for most people, and it is especially hard for 14-year-old Beckett, whose mother was killed in a drunk-driving accident in the suburbs. After the accident, her father, Miles, decides to move to an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, enrolling Beckett in an exclusive private school. Strange things are happening at this school: several girls have formed suicide pacts, and three girls kill themselves shortly after Beckett begins school. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Having successfully dodged the Twilight saga, young actress Abigail Breslin has finally succumb to the vampire genre on-screen. She will join headliner Julianne Moore in Hilary Brougher's blood-sucking drama Innocence.
The script is based on Jane Mendelsohn's popular novel of the same name, which finds a young teenager entering an elitist private school after suffering the death of her mother, only to find that it houses a nest of nasty vampires.
Innocence begins shooting late this summer.
Two more entries into the world of bloodsuckers have started to take shape with casting and directorial additions. This sub section of the genre is at its arguably highest point in the history of pop culture. Variety is reporting that Abigail Breslin (Zombieland) has been added to the cast of Innocence based on the novel of the same name. She joins Julianne Moore (The Kids Are Alright) in the Hilary Brougher directed thriller. Innocence, which is scheduled to begin lensing in late summer, follows the story of a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone's attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires. Director David Slade is in talks to take on The Last Voyage of the Demeter (Heat Vision). This will be his third go around »
- Bryan Kritz
Zombieland's Abigail Breslin is fighting a new undead creep: vampires. She will co-star with Julianne Moore (Hanniball) in the upcoming gothic vampire tale, Innocence. Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley) will direct a script by Tristine Skyler (The Bell Jar), based on the novel by Jane Mendelsohn. Hit the jump for more deets Synopsis: In this modern Gothic vampire story, a recently bereaved teenage girl finds herself the focus of everyone's attention at her elitist private school where life is steeped in tradition and ceremony. As she deals with her mother's death, her father's new relationship, and falling in love for the first time, she is blissfully unaware that the school is home to »
The story follows a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone's attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires.
The story is adapted from the original novel of the same name by Jane Mendelsohn. Shooting kicks off late Summer. »
- Garth Franklin
TweetAfter Hours. What is After Hours? Well it is a movie column named after one of my favorite Martin Scorsese films. After Hours will feature any movie news we might have missed during the day. After all we are human. First we got another vampire novel adaptation in the works. This time actress Abigail Breslin will take on a different form of the undead. Variety is reporting that Breslin will star in Hilary Broughter’s film adaptation of Innocence, a novel by Jane Mendelsohn. The film will also star Julianne Moore (The Kids Are Alright). Breslin will play as a young girl who attends a private school that harbors vampires. Shooting is expected to begin in the summer. Zac Efron fans have something to look forward to. Fresh off his performance in Charlie St. Cloud, Efron »
- Mike Lee
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