Former General Hospital star and Oscar nominee James Franco (ex-Franco) is the latest celebrity to launch a Indiegogo campaign to pay for a film, but there’s a twist. The $500,000 Franco is hitting fans up for will be used to produce not one, but three films based on his 2010 book Palo Alto, according to The Wrap.
Franco has big plans for the money: a trio of feature-length films directed by four up-and-coming talents. "Memoria" will be co-directed by Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay; "Killing Animals" will be directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung; and "Yosemite" will be directed by Gabrielle Demestree. Franco hopes to begin shooting this August.
This Friday Night Lights fan has been on the edge of my bleacher seat waiting for the official word that a movie is coming to a theatre near me. Until then, I’ll take the updates from the field.
The ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas this past weekend had some of the cast members reuniting, including a surprise visit from Coach (Kyle Chandler) and Tami Taylor (Connie Britton). Find out if there will ever be a reunion movie after the jump! READ MORE
Been wondering what Rebecca Budig has been up to since ABC cancelled All My Children? Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the upcoming film Getaway, starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez.
Budig portrays Leanne, the kidnapped wife of Hawke’s character Brent, in the flick. Watch the trailer for Getaway after the jump! READ MORE
Geek God Joss Whedon is no stranger to death. Whether it’s Marvel’s The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, death (and killing off his characters) is always a recurring element of the “Whedonverse.”
Recently, Whedon delivered the commencement speech for Wesleyan University. The message he had for recent grads was, “You’re all going to die.”
Whedon expanded on this point by discussing the contradiction between the desires of one’s body versus their mind:
[Y]ou are at your physical peak. Your bodies have just gotten off the ski slope at the peak of growth and potential! And now comes the black diamond mogul run to the grave.
And the weird thing is… your body wants to die. On a cellular level that’s what it wants. And that’s—probably?—not what you want. I’m confronted by a great deal of grand and worthy ambition from this student body. You want to be politicians, social workers, you want to be artists. Your body’s ambition? Mulch. Your body wants to make some babies and then go in the ground and fertilize things. That’s it!
Hollywood has been good to Leven Rambin. In addition to landing plum roles on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, the All My Children alum appeared in the last summer's blockbuster hit The Hunger Games as Glimmer.
This summer Rambin will appear in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, but that isn’t all she’s up to. According to Deadline, Susan Lucci's former TV stepdaughter has booked upcoming roles in indie films Seven Minutes and Walter. Reportedly, Rambin “plays a love interest to the male leads in both films.”
Check Out Nathan Fillion in Trailers for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Much Ado About Nothing (VIDEO)By Luke Kerr on May 30, 2013
Nathan Fillion is a busy man. The soap alum and Castle star has two new trailers out for upcoming projects. A second trailer has been released for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, in which Fillion plays the Greek God Hermes. In addition to the next Percy Jackson film, Nathan Fillion will appear in Joss Whedon’s independent film Much Ado About Nothing.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits theaters on August 7, while Much Ado About Nothing will begin filling seats on June 7. Watch trailers for both movies after the jump!