•• 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.
•• Last night, Virginia Madsen was in attendance with actor Nick Holmes for the “Peeples” Los Angeles Premiere held at ArcLight Hollywood. Enjoy the video!
•• Virginia Madsen has attended yesterday’s the one year anniversary celebration for the WIGS digital channel at Akasha Restaurant in Culver City.
•• “Crazy Kind of Love” theatrical trailer has been released a few days ago as well as two posters from Virginia’s movie. You can watch below the theatrical trailer, enjoy!
Based on April Stevens’ 1994 debut novel, “Angel, Angel” follow a broken family who must cope when Gordie Iris, (played by Anthony LaPaglia) leaves his wife, Augusta (played by Virginia Madsen), for another woman. Their disparate sons, Matthew (played by Zach Gilford) and Henry (played by Graham Rogers), have no idea what to do when their mother refuses to come out of her bedroom for days on end which turns into weeks. When carefree Bette (played by Amanda Crew) enters their lives, her outlook on the world revolutionizes the way each has been viewing this situation. Sam Trammell plays Jeff, an easy-going landscaper, who hires Henry as a day laborer and befriends his distraught mother.
•• IAR’s Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman and Academy Award-nominee Virginia Madsen to talk about their work on The Magic of Belle Islle. The two acclaimed actors discussed the new film, what it’s like being on a Rob Reiner set, the difference between filming on location and shooting on a sound stage, and why W.C. Fields said never work with children or animals. To watch “I am rogue” exclusive interview with Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen about The Magic of Belle Isle, please click on the video player above.
Currently available on iTunes and VOD and opening in theaters on July 6th is the new drama from acclaimed filmmaker Rob Reiner entitled The Magic of Belle Isle. The movie stars several actors who have worked with Reiner before including Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, Academy Award-nominee Virginia Madsen, Kevin Pollack and Fred Willard.
Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends teh family next door – an acttractive single mom (Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration.
The Magic of Belle Isle is currently available on iTunes and VOD and opens in theaters on Friday, July 6th.