Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Scream Queens) and more have been tapped for The New Group’s 2016-2017 season. The shows will run off-Broadway at the buzzy Pershing Square Signature Center, where the Sutton Foster-led Sweet Charity is currently running.
Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker will star in the U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House. Directed by Scott Elliott, the show follows a playwright celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of a flop play and is scheduled to begin previews on January 31, 2017, officially open on February 16 and run through March 12. Further casting will be announced later.
Next up, Breslin will appear in All the Fine Boys, alongside Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. The new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt is set in suburban South Carolina in the late ’80s, where fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Breslin) and Emily (Fuhrman) are hungry for experience and eager for “real life” to begin. The world premiere is scheduled to start performances on February 14 and play a limited engagement through March 26. Opening night is set for March 1.
This will be followed by Butz joining the previously announced Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney in the final show of the season, the world premiere of Hamish Linklater’s The Whirligig. Directed by Elliott, the off-Broadway engagement will begin previews on May 2 and open on May 21. When, after much time away, Kristina (Tierney) is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband (Butz) are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie’s complicated past, including her childhood best friend Trish (Mamet) and her former drug dealer, practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they’d lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to.
Level 33 Entertainment, Levelfilm and SSS Entertainment have bought North American rights to the Anna Camp-Justin Chatwin romance “1 Night,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Isabelle Fuhrman (“Master of Sex”) and Kyle Allen (Hulu’s “The Path”) also star. The companies plan a theatrical and on demand release for the film in the first quarter of 2017.
Recreation Media is handling international sales for the film at the American Film Market.
“1 Night” was written and directed by Minhal Baig. The film was produced by Kerry Barden, Hans Canosa and Marius A. Markevicius and held its world premiere at the 2016 Austin Film Festival.
“1 Night” centers on thirty-something (Camp) who must decide whether to salvage her relationship with Chatwin’s character after much personal disappointment. Fuhrman plays a worrisome teenager, who reconnects with her introverted childhood friend (Allen) to overcome their difference in high school status following their prom. Past and present collide as the two couples explore love over the course of one night at a hotel.
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to bring this terrific new exploration of relationships and romance to the big screen, as well as to smaller screens everywhere beginning in 2017,” the distribution companies said in a joint statement.
Camp stars in the “Pitch Perfect” movies. Chatwin stars in Showtime’s “Shameless” and CBS’s “American Gothic”
AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Supernatural Drama ‘Down a Dark Hall’ From Stephenie Meyer
AnnaSophia Robb will star in the supernatural drama “Down a Dark Hall” for Lionsgate, which has been in development for two years.
Rodrigo Cortes is directing “Down a Dark Hall,” which also stars Isabelle Fuhrman. The film started shooting in Barcelona.
Lionsgate acquired rights to the project in 2014 with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and “Twilight” movie franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on broad to produce. Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures is also producing.
The project is based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan. Meyer and Meghan Hibbett will produce via their Fickle Fish Films along with Godfrey and Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner. Meyer optioned the book in 2013.
The story follows the newest student at a boarding school who confronts the darkly seductive powers of the headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural abilities that could make her all-powerful or destroy her.
Fickle Fish produced “The Host,” which was adapted from Meyer’s novel, and “Austenland.” Meyer was also a producer on the final two “Twilight” films.
Besides the “Twilight” franchise, Temple Hill also produced “The Fault in our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley, and the “Maze Runner” films. Cortes directed “Buried,” which was bought by Lionsgate following its Sundance premiere, and “Red Lights.”
Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill will executive produce alongside Nuria Valls of Nostromo, which is financing the film with the participation of Atresmedia Cine.
Robb’s credits include “The Carrie Diaries” and “Soul Surfer,” in which she portrayed shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. She appears on “Mercy Street” and the upcoming “Freak Show.”
Robb is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Schreck Rose.
Fuhrman’s credits include “The Hunger Games.” She is repped by CAA and Management 360.
I’ve updated the photo gallery with 17 photos of Isabelle attending the Gold Derby Awards Season Kickoff Party in Los Angeles on September 21, 2016. Make sure you check them out clicking the thumbnails below. Enjoy!
Isabelle Fuhrman attends the AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss ‘Dear Eleanor’ at AOL Studios In New York on July 7, 2016 in New York City. I’ve added more of 90 photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Cell follows the quest of a desperate New England father to locate his son following the broadcast of a mysterious signal that transforms people into rampaging maniacs. 1408 co-stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson reunite for this King adaptation penned by the author in collaboration with screenwriter Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left), and directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2).
Photoshoots of Isabelle with her family for Modern Luxury Magazine have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!