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Jason Statham To Star In Brian De Palma-Directed Re-Heated Burt Reynolds Film ‘Heat:’ Berlin

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 8:26am PST
Mike Fleming

Jason Statham will star in Heat, a remake of the 1987 Burt Reynolds film that Brian De Palma will direct from a script by the great scribe William Goldman. Goldman who wrote the original script from his novel. Statham plays the recovering gambling addict who makes his living providing protection on the rough edges of the gambling world. When a female friend is beaten by a high-rolling mobster, the enforcer kicks some ass and gets in over his head. Sierra/Affinity will sell in Berlin. When I first got this release, I thought they were remaking the Michael Mann classic Heat, which would have been a travesty. This sounds okay. Statham stars in the Taylor Hackford-directed Parker, also financed by Sierra/Affinity. Steve Chasman and Statham are producing the re-heated Heat, which shoots in France by year’s end.

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TV CASTINGS: Christopher Lloyd Joins NBC Pilot, Burt Reynolds Boards CMT Movie

By | Friday April 1, 2011 @ 6:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Christopher Lloyd has been tapped for the last lead role in NBC’s untitled Dan Goor comedy. The multicamera centers on Dr. Adam Foote (Andrew J. West), who leaves a broken relationship and a job as hospital administrator in Boston to come home to Maryland and join the family practice, which includes his doting mom, Dr. Barbara Foote (Jean Smart), his father, Dr. George Foote (Jere Burns), and his grandfather, Dr. Robert Foote (Lloyd). Also cast in the pilot in guest starring/recurring roles are Octavia Spencer, Courtney Henggeler, Eddie Pepitone and Fahim Anwar, who is repped by Principato-Young. Gersh-repped Lloyd recently appeared on Fox’s Fringe.

Burt Reynolds is set to co-star opposite LeAnne Rimes in the CMT movie Reel Love, one of the first two films to come out of the newly created CMT Original Movies division, which will produce TV movies with a focus on romantic comedies and music-based films. Reel Love stars Rimes as Holly, a successful big-city girl who returns to her small-town roots after a family emergency. She then embarks on a soulful, comedic journey to reconnect with family and friends and find meaningful romance along the way. Reynold will play Holly’s father, a grizzled ex-Army, ex-cop, ex-trucker. The movie is set to begin production in late April in Ontario and will premiere in September. Reynolds, repped by KLWG and APA, will next be seen … Read More »

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Hollywood Agency Comings And Goings…

By | Friday January 14, 2011 @ 4:24am PST
Nellie Andreeva

APA has signed a slew of actors. Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) was previously repped by Paradigm. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. Adam Beach, who will next be seen in Cowboys & Aliens, was formerly with ICM. He is managed by Industry. Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Vincere) is managed by Principal Entertainment. She was formerly at Paradigm. Matthew Modine will next be seen in the HBO film Too Big to Fail. He is managed by Untitled Entertainment and was formerly at Innovative. Former ER star Eriq LaSalle will next appear in the miniseries Black Out. He is managed by Principato Young. Burt Reynolds, managed by KLWG Entertainment, was formerly repped by ICM.

CAA has signed 2 production companies: Firecracker Films, a U.K.- and U.S.-based reality production company that recently produced the two-hour My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding for Channel 4 in the U.K., and Zig Zag Prods., a U.K.- and U.S.-based reality production company whose most-recent project, Back on the Job, debuted late last year on itv4. Zig Zag was previously repped by ICM. CAA has also signed Rebecca Mayer, the showrunner on MTV’s I Used to be Fat. She has previously worked on The Biggest Loser (NBC), Intervention (A&E), and I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC).

Ryan Daly has left Innovative Artists to join management company Zero Gravity Management, bringing with him several clients, including … Read More »

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