Category: Career

Virginia Madsen joins NBC’s “The Event”

As previously announced here, Virginia Madsen is joining NBC’s freshman drama The Event as a recurring. Virginia — who’s coming off of ABC’s summer series Scoundrels — will play Catherine Lewis, the widow of a U.S. senator from Alaska who has assumed her husband’s post. A former powerhouse attorney, the Harvard grad is determined to carry out her husband’s legacy at any cost. The Event is currently on hiatus and is slated to return to the schedule on Feb. 28.

Virginia will guest star on “The Event”

Virginia has been cast for four episodes of the American science fiction political thriller television series created by Nick Wauters called The Event. The show’s plot centers on the presence of extraterrestrial people who have been detained by the United States Government for sixty-six years and who may now become exposed to the general populace. More information will be posted when it becomes available!

6th La Femme Int Film Festival announces Honorees

LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder Leslie LaPage announced today that the 6th Annual LA Femme Film Festival 2010, October 14-17, 2010 will be honoring Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to do with it, Green Lantern), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Scoundrels), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Loretta Devine and Maggie Wheeler (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on October 17, 2010.

LA Femme’s full program of films screening is available on line. Some selected films screening at the festival include: “Truth About Kerry”, Stana Katic (Castle); “ I Know a Woman Like That” Rita Moreno (Westside Story), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Eartha Kitt (Batman), Lauren Hutton (American Gigolo); “Mountains that Take Wing” Angela Davis (Political Activist) & Yuri Kochiyama (Japanese American Human Rights Activist); “ Assisting Venus”, Michael Steger (90210), Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles), Julian Sands (24), Kirsten Gronfield (10 Items or Less); “Nothing Special” , Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces); “B-Girl” Jonathan Wesley (Roll Bounce), Jules “Lady Jules” Urich (America’s Best Dance Crew, Beat Freaks), Ivan “Flipz” Velez (Step Up 3D), Rynan “Rainen” Paguio (America’s Best Dance Crew, Jabbawockeez (Winner), Jonathan “Legacy” Perez (So You Think You Can Dance).

For more information, please visit the website at www.lafemme.org

Virginia joins cast of “The Last Keepers”

Virginia will star in Maggie Greenwald’s next film, joining the already announced cast of Aidan Quinn, Olympia Dukakis and Zosia Mamet.

“The Las Keepers” is produced by Jonathan Burkhart and Brice Dal Farra. The film is currently in pre-production (starts filming in October) set for release in 2011 and the synopsis reads as:

The story centers a teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.

Virginia climbs into “The Bell Jar” with Sylvia Plath

Poet Sylvia Plath’s only novel (which she wrote under a pen name) is a tragic descent into depression that stands as a parallel to the author’s own life. It would be an excruciating subject matter to explore. In fact, Plath committed suicide just after the first print run.

However, Julia Stiles is staring that psychological pressure down by signing on to produce and star in The Bell Jar.

By starring, she’ll take on the role of Esther Greenwood, and she’ll be joined by Virginia Madsen who will play Dr. Nolan – the female therapist Greenwood sees after unsuccessful sessions with a male psychiatrist. Nicole Kassell (who directed The Woodsman and is directing a movie where Whoopi Goldberg plays God) will be directing.

New Movie Role in “Red Riding Hood”

I am so pleased to announce that Virginia has signed on to the ensemble of Red Riding Hood. Director Catherine Hardwicke’s Gothic variation on the classic fairy tale is set for Warner Bros. release March 11, 2011.

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.

Virginia will play the mother of Amanda Seyfried’s heroine in the werewolfilm, which was scripted by Orphan’s David Leslie Johnson. The cast also includes Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Gary Oldman and Julie Christie.