New upcoming project for Virginia Madsen has been confirmed! She has joined the cast of Smokewood Entertainment’s “Long Time Gone”. Virginia will star in Sarah Siegel-Magness’ drama film, joining the already announced cast of Amanda Crew, Aly Michalka, Madeline Zima and Zach Gilford.
✿ “Precious” producer Sarah Siegel-Magness makes her directorial debut with the pic, which stars Virginia Madsen as Augusta, a woman who suffers a nervous breakdown after her cheating husband leaves her. Zach Gilford and Graham Rogers co-star as her two sons who, along with the latter’s live-in girlfriend (Amanda Crew), attempt to comfort Ryan in her time of need.
Production will start filming this month in Los Angeles. Please check back for further information!
Members of the Hollywood community, including Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen and Noah Wyle, will gather to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 with a reading of Windows On The World, under the wingof the Blank Theatre.
The Blank will present Colette Keen’s drama Sept. 12 at 8 PM at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Kirsten Sanderson will direct. Windows On The World is being presented as part of the Blank’s new play development program, the Living Room Series.
✿ According to playwright Keen, “This verbatim play focuses on the previously unheard perspectives of individuals who were in New York on 9/11. Windows On The Worldwas inspired by two of my friends: Alicia Titus, a flight attendant, who died on the second plane that flew into the towers, and Judy Kaplan, who brought perspective, humor and wisdom to the day’s events with her tales of walking home from downtown to Queens and how her life has changed since. Poets, lawyers, administrators, artists, and fire fighters have shared their experiences and describe how their lives have changed as a result of this day of de-enlightenment. Also, for the first time, you will get to hear the first call to 911 dispatch made by FDNY firefighter (Ret.) John Jermyn, who shares his story of surviving the collapse of the towers.”
For tickets, priced $50-$75, phone (323) 661-9827 or visit TheBlank. The Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6773 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
Two years after wrapping production, Kevin Spacey’s New Orleans-shot comedy “Father of Invention” finally has been picked up for distribution. Anchor Bay issued a news release today (Aug. 9) announcing its acquisition of all domestic distribution rights for the film, produced by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson’s Horizon Entertainment.
Directed by Trent Cooper (“Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector”), the film co-stars Camilla Belle, Heather Graham, Virginia Madsen, Craig Robinson and Johnny Knoxville.
The official synopsis: “Kevin Spacey is Robert Axle, an eccentric inventor turned egomaniacal infomercial guru, who loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After eight years in a maximum security prison, Axle is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire. But first, he must convince his estranged 22-year old daughter (Belle) to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommates.”
After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2010, the film ran into trouble finding a domestic distributor, although it did land a TV and DVD deal in Italy.