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“Burn Your Maps” to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

“Burn Your Maps” to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

•• A film shot in Calgary last year with breakout star Jacob Tremblay will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Burn Your Maps, which also stars Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, Virginia Madsen and Suraj Sharma, was shot in downtown Calgary and Kananaskis Country, which subbed in for Mongolia, last summer. Directed by Jordan Roberts and adapted from Robyn Joy Leff’s short story, it tells the story of a boy named Wes who comes to believe he is a Mongolian goat-herder. Tremblay, 9, plays Wes.

Burn Your Maps was announced as part of the TIFF lineup on Tuesday. Festival organizers announced new additions to the gala and special presentation slate, including Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner’s Wakefield, about a man who hides from his family in his garage attic after suffering a nervous breakdown. The festival runs Sept. 8 to 18.

“American Gothic” Promo Images

“American Gothic” Promo Images

•• Following American Gothic’s new promos, CBS has released a batch of images from the first episode entitled “Arrangement in Grey and Black”. You can check them out below or visit the photogallery to see all them here.

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.

The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Corinne Brinkerhoff (“The Good Wife,” “Jane the Virgin”), Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “Under the Dome,” “Extant”), James Frey and Todd Cohen serve as executive producers.

American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10/9c on CBS.

Virginia Madsen stars in exclusive first promo for “American Gothic”

Virginia Madsen stars in exclusive first promo for “American Gothic”

•• It’s one thing to find out someone in your family doesn’t like your favorite show or is obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s something else entirely to find out they’re, say, a murderer. And that’s the dilemma facing the family at the center of American Gothic.

EW has an exclusive first look at the first promo for the new CBS show, which stars Virginia Madsen, Anthony Starr, Juliet Rylance, and more as it tells the story of a Boston family that realizes someone in their family could be linked to an infamous string of murders. Over the season’s 13 episodes, the suspicion that a killer is in their midst threatens to tear the family apart.

American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

New Elementary Season 4, Ep 15 with Virginia Madsen as guest star

New Elementary Season 4, Ep 15 with Virginia Madsen as guest star

•• New Elementary season 4,episode 15 official spoilers,synopsis released by CBS. Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming “Elementary” episode 15 of season 4.

In the new episode 15 press release: When Watson runs into Captain Gregson and his secret girlfriend (Virginia Madsen), who is a former NYPD officer, she will inadvertently set the couple’s breakup in motion. Also, Holmes and Watson will end up investigating the murder of a wealthy woman who left her considerable estate solely to a beloved dog.

Guest stars include: Virginia Madsen (Paige), Skipp Sudduth (William Hull), Malcolm Gets (Malcolm Busquet), Brian Avers (Elliot), Andy Taylor (Alan Graham), Edelen McWilliams (Alan’s Lawyer), Jackie Hoffman (Female Activist), Jon Shaver (Town Car Driver), Haddi Tabal (Jason Leary), Rebecca S’manga Frank (Passerby) and Cullen Wheeler (Derek O’Neal).

The episode was written by Tamara Jaron, and it was directed by John Polson. Episode 15 is scheduled to air on Thursday night, March 3rd at 9pm central time on CBS.

Virginia Madsen joins australian Thriller “Safe Neighborhood”

•• Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton have joined the ensemble cast of Australian thriller “Safe Neighborhood” in production in Sydney. They play parents whose 12-year-old son and babysitter are the victims of an unusual home invasion.

Billed as Home Alone meets Scream, the film follows Ashley, the regular babysitter for Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert Lerner (Patrick Warburton), who has to defend their 12-year-old son from strangers breaking into the house in their so-called safe neighborhood in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening in the lead-up to Christmas. In a night of terror they discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Directed by Chris Peckover, the film also stars young Australians Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), as Ashley, Levi Miller (Pan, Jasper Jones) and Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day). Chris Peckover has penned the script with Zack Kahn.

Producer Brion Hambel said: “With this stellar group of actors and Chris and Zack’s thrilling script, this promises to be a crazy night for our cast of characters and a crazier ride for the audience”. “We are honored that actors of the caliber and international standing of Virginia and Patrick have joined the cast along with Dacre and Aleks. With Olivia, Levi and Ed, this is the perfect ensemble,” co-producer Brett Thornquest added.

It was announced last month that Virginia Madsen will join the cast of the next season of CBS’ American Gothic; she was most recently seen in Joy. She is repped by UTA and Untitled.

Safe Neighborhood is being produced by Storm Vision Entertaintment’s Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene (Infini, Terminus, SFv1) and Best Medicine Productions’ Hambel and Paul Jensen (Scenic Route, Natural Selection), and executive produced by Steven Matusko, Shane Abbess and Lorenzo De Maio. XYZ Films is representing North American rights on the film and Versatile is handling international sales.

First look at Virginia Madsen on “Elementary”

First look at Virginia Madsen on “Elementary”

•• Gregson is finally getting a little lovin’ of his own when Virginia Madsen arrives on Elementary this spring

Sideways star will play Paige Cowen, a former NYPD detective involved in a budding relationship with Gregson (Aidan Quinn). Due to a scandal that forced her off the force, she’s been eager to protect Gregson by keeping their relationship under wraps.

Virginia Madsen is slated to make her Elementary debut in early March.

Elementary airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Virginia Madsen to Co-Star in CBS’ “American Gothic”

Virginia Madsen to Co-Star in CBS’ “American Gothic”

•• CBS’ “American Gothic” is adding to its cast. The straight-to-series drama has enlisted Virginia Madsen to co-star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Matt Shakman set to direct the pilot.

Set to air in the summer, American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

Virginia Madsen will play Madeline, a warm, intelligent Boston matriarch who is fiercely protective of both her family and her social standing. She joins a cast that also includes Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Antony Starr, Juliet Rylance, Stephanie Leonidas and Gabriel Bateman.

Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (The Americans, Under the Dome, Extant), James Frey and Todd Cohen.

Virginia Madsen’s credits include her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated role in Sideways and TV parts on Witches of East End, Hell on Wheels and more. Repped by UTA and Untitled, she can be seen onscreen in Jennifer Lawrence’s Joy.

Shakman’s directing credits include Fargo, Mad Men and The Good Wife. American Gothic is expected to join fellow rookie BrainDead, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, and returning drama Zoo on CBS’ summer schedule.