Warner Bros./New Line released a full-length trailer for their Aug. 8 title Into the Storm and amid the onslaught of franchise films bowing that weekend (Lionsgate/Summit‘s Step Up All In and Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) this is one of the more underrated spectaculars on the summer release schedule. Clips were shown at Wondercon, and the film, helmed by Avatar VFX supervisor Steven Quale, literally puts the audience in the middle of the film’s small town, Silverton, that’s being beaten up by a series of twisters. Richard Armitage plays a single father trying to shield his teenage son from this bad weather day. Matt Walsh (Veep), changing his comedy hat for action, plays an obsessed stormchaser who along with his meteorologist associate portrayed by Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), cuts through the puddles like butter in their armored Titus vehicle as seen here. Though it looks like a tank from G.I. Joe, the Titus is based on an actual stormcashing vehicle and was constructed for the film out of an old Dodge pickup truck.
EXCLUSIVE: Matt Walsh will join Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore and Billy Connolly in Andy Tennant’s feature comedy Wild Oats which has been lensing in Spain over the past few weeks. Wild Oats centers on a widow (MacLaine) who receives an unexpected windfall check because of a computer glitch and goes on the run from the law. Walsh will play a con man named Forbes, who partners with Connolly’s character. The Weinstein Company is handling domestic while Sony will distribute abroad. Walsh, who is one of the co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, is having a busy year: On August 8, he takes on his first action lead role in Warner Bros./New Line’s Into the Storm as an obsessed tornado chaser. Walsh is also starring in the Blumhouse thriller Miranda 6 Drive with Kevin Bacon and is currently putting the final touches on his second directorial comedy film A Better You starring Brian Huskey (who also co-wrote), Horatio Sanz, Joe Lo Truglio, Morgan Walsh, Mo Gaffney and Rob Huebel. This fall, he returns to production on the fourth season of HBO’s Veep as the deadpan press secretary Mike McLintock to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ commander-in-chief. Walsh is repped by CAA, Principato Young and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
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Matt Walsh has been cast in 6 Miranda Drive, the microbudget thriller from Blumhouse Productions starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell. In the pic from writer-director Greg McLean, Walsh will play Gary Carter, is a guy’s guy who is quick with a bad joke and a cold beer. He and his wife join the Taylor family on their summer camping vacation to the Grand Canyon; after the trip, the Taylors unwittingly bring a supernatural force home with them. A co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Walsh co-stars on HBO’s Veep and in the upcoming tornado pic Into The Storm. He is repped by CAA, Principato Young and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Matt Walsh is going to chase tornados for Steve Quale. The Veep actor has joined Quale’s Untitled natural disaster thriller at New Line. Walsh will play Pete, a storm chaser looking to get a picture of the eye of a tornado. Directed by Quale, the film, once known as Category 6, is written by John Swetnam. Todd Garner is producing. Untitled follows a group of teens and the devastating consequences of a tornado hitting their town. The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callie joined the movie in June. One of the co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, Walsh plays the Vice-President’s Communications Director on the Emmy nominated HBO series Veep. He recently starred in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted and will be appearing on NBC’s new sitcom Animal Practice later this year. Walsh is repped by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg.