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Max Theriot Joins ‘Disconnect’

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 6:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

Max Theriot has joined the cast of Disconnect, the indie drama that’s being directed by Murderball‘s Henry Alex Rubin. He joins Alexander Skarsgard, Andrea Riseborough, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and Jason Bateman in the Andrew Stern-scripted drama about disparate lives that intertwine as the digital technologies intended to bring people closer together push families further apart. Theriot next stars with Jennifer Lawrence in the Mark Tonderai-directed House At the End of the Street and recently wrapped the Max McGuire-directed Foreverland and the Nick Cassavetes-directed Yellow. He’s repped by Gersh.

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WME Signs ‘Hush’ Helmer Mark Tonderai

By | Monday July 25, 2011 @ 9:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Mark Tonderai, who directed House At The End Of The Street, the romantic thriller that stars Jennifer Lawrence, Max Theriot and Elisabeth Shue and just got picked up for 2012 release by Relativity Media. The film is Tonderai’s follow-up to his directing debut Hush, which created buzz in the UK, was nominated for a British Independent Film Award, and made the courtship of the director a competitive one among Hollywood agencies. WME will rep him for film and TV. Hush was acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC. Tonderai has started Shona Films with partner Zoe Stewart, and they are developing several projects including an adaptation of the Roger Smith book Wake Up Dead, and they are also working on The Kill Team, a drama about the attempted siege of Sierra Leone in 2002. Tonderai is managed by Brian Lutz and repped in the UK by Josh Varney. Here is a look at the director’s Hush trailer:

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Relativity Acquires ‘House At The End Of The Street’

Mike Fleming

Relativity Media bought U.S. distribution rights to House at the End of the Street, the Mark Tonderai-directed drama that stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Theriot. The film’s about a mother and daughter who move into a new community and find themselves next door to a house in which a psychotic young girl murdered her parents. Locals insist the girl vanished, but when the newcomer befriends the surviving son, there’s trouble. FilmNation is handling distribution outside the U.S.

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