Emily Rios & Matthew Lillard Promoted To Regulars On FX’s ‘The Bridge’

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 1:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

lillard1riosEXCLUSIVE: After appearing in almost all episodes of The Bridge‘s first season, recurring cast members Emily Rios and Matthew Lillard are being promoted to regulars for Season 2. The … Read More »

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Matthew Lillard To Co-Star In NBC Pilot ‘I Am Victor’, Trio Added To ABC’s ‘Betrayal’

By | Wednesday March 6, 2013 @ 11:39am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Matthew Lillard will co-star opposite John Stamos in NBC‘s drama pilot I Am Victor. Written by Mark Goffman based on Jo Nesbo’s book, it centers on Victor Port (Stamos), a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. Lillard, repped by Paradigm, plays Victor’s best friend Elliott, an off-beat, off-books former cop who helps Victor acquire information and things, legally and otherwise. Read More »

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Stephen Belber Turns ‘Match’ Into Feature With Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino And Matthew Lillard

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 1:25pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Belber has finally turned his 2004 Tony-nominated play Match into a feature. It stars Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard to star. The film, produced by David Permut, Rick Rosenthal and Matt Ratner, and it has just wrapped its New York City shoot.

Stewart plays a reclusive, eccentric Juilliard dance instructor and former choreographer, who is visited by a  Seattle couple, (Gugino and Lillard) under the pretense of interviewing the dancer for her thesis on the New York dance movement in the 1960s. However, as the couple’s true intentions are revealed, he finds himself unable to dance around the impact of decisions he made long ago.

Belber wrote and directed the 2008 Jennifer Aniston-starrer Management and his other plays turned into films include the Richard Linklater-directed Tape and HBO’s The Laramie Project. He also created an untitled dramatic thriller that FX recently put into development as a potential series. Read More »

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ARC Entertainment Acquires Matthew Lillard-Directed ‘Fat Kid Rules The World’

By | Thursday June 14, 2012 @ 7:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

ARC Entertainment acquired North American distribution rights to Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut Fat Kid Rules The World, a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The film will be launched through a social media strategy that includes a $150,000 P&A spend raised through Kickstarter. Pic stars Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary, and Billy Campbell. Lillard, last seen in The Descendants, made his directing debut on a film based on the K.L. Going novel.

The protagonist is 17, overweight, and suicidal, and when he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by a charming street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged kid to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. The youth’s father becomes increasingly concerned about his son’s new friendship. Read More »

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Exclusive Featurette: ‘The Descendants’

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Oscar-Buzzed ‘Descendants’ Bows To $119K

Alexander Payne’s dramedy starring George Clooney has good momentum heading into its opening weekend expansion today into a total 29 locations in 11 additional markets (including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Denver, Minneapolis, … Read More »

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