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Alec Baldwin and ‘Mini’s First Time’ Producer Get Into Heated Twitter Fight Over the Actor’s Autobiography Claims

Alec Baldwin and ‘Mini’s First Time’ Producer Get Into Heated Twitter Fight Over the Actor’s Autobiography Claims
Alec Baldwin is making headlines following the publication of his memoir, “Nevertheless.” In the book, the actor claims that he was not aware Nikki Reed was only 16 when they made the film “Mini’s First Time,” in which Baldwin’s character has an affair with his stepdaughter, played by Reed. According to Baldwin, he was so upset that he “flipped out” on the producers of the film.

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On Wednesday, Dana Brunetti, who produced the film along with Kevin Spacey and Evan Astrowsky, took to Twitter to refute Baldwin’s statements, claiming that the actor was aware of Reed’s age when the film was shot in October 2004.

Moreover, on Thursday, Brunetti told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a lie. I read it and was like, ‘What the f—. Of course he totally knew how old she was.
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Alec Baldwin & Producer Dana Brunetti Brawl On Twitter Over Claims In Actor’s New Memoir

Alec Baldwin & Producer Dana Brunetti Brawl On Twitter Over Claims In Actor’s New Memoir
Alec Baldwin and Fifty Shades producer Dana Brunetti engaged in a heated Twitter war on Wednesday, after Brunetti stated that the actor's new memoir, Nevertheless, contains lies about a co-star's age while they were filming the 2006 film Mini's First Time. Complete with name-calling, threats and insults, the two duked it out in a series of tweets because, according to Baldwin's book, he says that he wasn't aware that Nikki Reed — his stepdaughter in the film who his…
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Filmmakers Slam Alec Baldwin’s Claim That He Didn’t Know Nikki Reed Was Underage During Racy 2006 Movie

Filmmakers Slam Alec Baldwin’s Claim That He Didn’t Know Nikki Reed Was Underage During Racy 2006 Movie
A Hollywood producer has accused Alec Baldwin of lying in his new memoir, claiming the actor was well aware that Nikki Reed, his costar in the R-rated 2006 indie film Mini’s First Time, was underage while filming.

In the movie, Baldwin played a man having an affair with his step-daughter, played by Reed.

“I was 47, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was,” Baldwin wrote in Nevertheless, released Tuesday. “When I found out, just as we finished, that she was 17, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”

On Tuesday, producer Dana Brunetti,
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John Travolta and Salma Hayek Join A Three Dog Life

John Travolta and Salma Hayek will star in the drama A Three Dog Life, based on the best-selling memoir by Abigail Thomas, it was announced by producers J. Todd Harris and Clark Peterson.

The film is written and will be directed by Nick Guthe (Mini's First Time), who also produces.

The Solution Entertainment Group ("The Solution") will represent international rights at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin. CAA and Wme Global are co-representing Us rights.

In the film, when Abigail Thomas' (Hayek) husband, Rich (Travolta), gets hit by a car, his brain is shattered and he has no memory of his past life. Subject to hallucinations, rage and terror, he is forced to live in an isolated institution to control the side effects of his near-death accident. In order to be close to her husband, Abigail reinvents her life and moves from New York City to the small country town,
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John Travolta and Salma Hayek to Star in A Three Dog Life

John Travolta and Salma Hayek will star in the drama A Three Dog Life , based on thebest-selling memoir by Abigail Thomas, it was announced by producers J. Todd Harris and Clark Peterson. The film is written and will be directed by Nick Guthe ( Mini's First Time ), who also produces. The Solution Entertainment Group ("The Solution") will represent international rights at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin. CAA and Wme Global are co-representing Us rights. In the film, when Abigail Thomas' (Hayek) husband, Rich (Travolta), gets hit by a car, his brain is shattered and he has no memory of his past life. Subject to hallucinations, rage and terror, he is forced to live in an isolated institution to control the side effects of his near-death accident. In order...
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Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses - Top 40

Not only are they capable of lighting up the silver screen, they are also some of today's most talented young actresses, commanding huge fees - in some cases, in the millions. Many have won multiple awards, while others have starred in some of today's biggest box office hits. In short, we're listing down the cream of the crop!

Just like our recent Top 50 hottest young actors, we've narrowed down our list from 88 to 50, and set an age limit. If you miss seeing some of your favorites, so do we - including Maggie Gyllenhaal (31 years old) and Amy Adams (34 years old). Definitely some of the names you'll see on the list are emerging talents - the ones you will see getting the big roles in the near future - and some of them already have, with awards and nominations to boot.

Here's the updated Top 40 list! You'll definitely notice the international flavor!
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

Phillip Noyce Is Above Suspicion

Phillip Boyce (Patriot Games, The Quiet American) has signed on to direct Above Suspicion, an adaptation of the book written by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning) will write the screenplay. The film centers on the true story of the only FBI agent to be convicted of murder. Mark Putnam was a dutiful family man and ambitious rookie agent who embarks on a dangerous affair with an informant. When the affair threatens to unravel his career and marriage, it takes a turn for the worse. The indie finance and production company Bold Films is behind the film with Michel Litvak (Bobby), Gary Michael Waters (Mini's First Time) and David Lancaster (A Love Song for Bobby Long) on board to produce. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin fall 2009. Noyce is also directing the espionage thriller Salt, which will star Angelina Jolie.
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Four folded into 'Chain Letter'

NEW YORK -- Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, Keith David and Saw III and Saw IV lead Betsy Russell will star in Chain Letter, the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain mail.

Saw producer Mark Burg and Roxanne Avent are executive producing the horror feature, which introduces the chain-wielding killer Chain Man (Michael Bailey Smith). Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, Reed and Segan play his targets. Clifton Powell will play their high school coach, and Russell and David Will play the police officers on the killer's tail.

Director Deon Taylor is writing and producing the film with co-star Pagan through Deon Taylor Enterprises. Steve Cubine is co-executive producing.

Since writing and starring in thirteen, Reed has appeared in Lords of Dogtown and Mini's First Time. Segan had a breakout turn in Brick and will be seen in The Brothers Bloom. David has appeared in dozens of films, including Crash and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Reed is repped by Paradigm. Segan is repped by WMA and Untitled Entertainment.

Baldwin Backs Out of Film Promotion

Alec Baldwin will be absent from promotional interviews and screenings for her latest film Mini's First Time, because he's too busy. The State and Main actor insists he is happy with his performance in the movie and believes it will be received well by critics, but his life is too chaotic for the publicity tour. He tells website PageSix.com, "I can't get out to do PR for all the films I do. You have to decide which (films) you would like to step up for and, unfortunately, I didn't have the time for this one. I've been in five movies in the past 18 months, so it's hard to be everywhere. If I had a problem with the content, I wouldn't do the movie."

Mini's First Time

Mini's First Time
Beginning promisingly as a darkly comic and witty social satire a la American Beauty, Nick Guthe's Mini's First Time unfortunately degenerates into a sexed-up version of a Law & Order episode. This modern-day film noir about a sultry teen teaming with her stepfather to get rid of her mother boasts an uncommon stylization and some first-rate comic performances. But its provocative setup is undercut by its lengthy depiction of an all-too-familiar game of cat and mouse between the culprits and a dogged detective.

The film recently had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it was picked up for theatrical distribution.

Nikki Reed ("thirteen") plays the title role of Mini, a hot high-schooler who has devoted herself to pursuing new experiences or, as she puts it, "firsts." She has plenty of time and money to accomplish this, as she has little in the way of parental attention from her sex- and drug-obsessed mother, Diane (Carrie-Anne Moss), or her neglectful stepfather, Martin (Alec Baldwin).

Things become a bit more complicated when Mini decides as a lark to try her hand at high-class hooking. In the process, she winds up servicing the oblivious Martin, who is horrified when he learns who she is shortly thereafter. But not so horrified that he doesn't wind up having a torrid affair with his stepdaughter under his wife's nose.

Mini begins playing mind games on her increasingly distraught mother in the hopes of driving her to a mental institution. But things soon get out of hand, and the mother winds up dead. While attempting to dodge the ever increasing suspicions of the investigating detective (a nicely underplaying Luke Wilson), the pair's relationship begins to unravel.

There is a lot to appreciate in the film, from the screenplay's wittily provocative dialogue and situations to the visual stylization with which the filmmaker infuses the proceedings. The first-rate cast delivers some of their best work in ages: Moss is a comic revelation as the high-strung mother; Baldwin provides surprisingly complex emotional shadings to what could have been a stock character; and Reed, in addition to being devastatingly alluring, displays a strong presence as the precocious Mini. In a smaller role as a too-nosy neighbor, Jeff Goldblum uses his smarmy persona to hilarious effect.

Too bad, then, that the film eventually succumbs to the sort of cliched plotting that wouldn't be out of place in any of the police procedurals dominating the television lineup.

Mini's First Time

Bold Films/Trigger Street Prods.

Credits:

Director-screenwriter: Nick Guthe

Producers: Edward Bass, Evan Astrowsky, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti

Executive producers: Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, Dan Grodnik

Cinematographer: Dan Stoloff

Editor: Michael Ruscio

Production designer: Linda Burton

Costume designer: Johanna Argan

Music: Cato

Cast:

Martin: Alec Baldwin

Mini: Nikki Reed

John Garson: Luke Wilson

Diane: Carrie-Anne Moss

No MPAA rating

Running time -- 91 minutes

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