•• William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Peter Facinelli and Andrew J West have come aboard the dramedy Walter, about a young man who believes that he is actually the son of God. As such, the eternal destiny of everyone he encounters is his responsibility which is a lot to manage along with his job at a movie theater, his loving but neurotic mother and his growing but unspoken affection for his co-worker. Life becomes even more complicated when a mysterious figure appears who forces Walter to examine the true meaning of life.
Neve Campbell, Leven Rambin and Milo Ventimiglia co-star in the pic, which has started shooting in Indiana and LA and is based on a short story written by Paul Schoulberg, who also wrote the screenplay. West plays Walter as he did in the 2010 short film of the same name. McG protege Anna Mastro is making her feature directing debut on the feature version, which is being produced by Zero Gravity’s Mark Holder and Christine Holder along with Brendan Patrick Hill, Ryan Harris and Benito Mueller.
•• The amazing ladies of “The Hot Flashes” movie: Virginia Madsen, Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim joined the American Cancer Society in honoring cancer survivors as part of The Society’s movement to create a world with “less cancer and more birthdays” at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on June 19th. All the actresses filmed a PSA about the Importance of Mammograms, for a Breast Cancer Campaign on Early Detection and Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness parnered with the American Cancer Society.
“The Hot Flashes” plot centers around women’s empowerment and originates from five friends trying to raise money for breast cancer early detection programs by holding a charity basketball game. The film has partnered with the American Cancer Society to further this message and help the fight against breast cancer.
•• After earning an Oscar nomination as a producer on the gritty breakout film “Precious” Sarah Siegel-Magness has decided to take on something a bit lighter. Actually, a lot lighter. And even more, she’s stepped things up by making her directorial debut on a film penned by Karen McCullah Lutz (“Legally Blonde”), “The House Bunny”) and based on the book “Angel Angel” by April Stevens.
“Crazy Kind Of Love” brings together Virginia Madsen, “Friday Night Lights” thesp Zach Gilford and “True Blood” star Sam Trammell in a tale that follows a mother, in the midst of re-evaluating her life, who leans on her stoner son and his brother for support. But a romance between the younger son and the girl next door could be the key the mother needs to move on. And in this exclusive clip, we see that Madsen’s character is clearly out of her element and adjusting to the changes in her life.
“Crazy Kind Of Love” opens in limited release on May 31st and will be available On Demand as well. Watch exclusive clip from Rom-Com below.