Tim Blake Nelson will play drag racing announcer McAllister in Snake And Mongoose, an indie feature that’s getting underway with Wayne Holloway directing. He joins Noah Wyle, who plays Mattel Inc. exec Art Spear in a film that tells the story of the rivalry between racing legends Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, who transformed an obscure sport into a global phenomenon. Mattel became the sport’s first major corporate sponsor. Jesse Williams plays Prudhomme and Richard Blake plays McEwen. Kim Shaw and Ashley Hinshaw also star.
The film is being done in partnership with the National Hot Rod Association. Robin Broidy and Rhino Films’ Stephen Nemeth are producing. Broidy’s recently formed Entertainment Universe is financing the feature. Holloway, who co-wrote the script with Alan Paradise, is a British commercials director making his feature debut. Nelson is repped by UTA and manager Amy Guenther.
Now that Sony Pictures is planning a movie based on the new authorized biography of Steve Jobs, attention has focused anew on the last film about the Apple icon. Actor Noah Wyle talks about playing Jobs in TNT’s 1999 made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley that the cable channel is re-scheduling. … Read More »
TNT has ordered a second season of Falling Skies, the alien-invasion drama from Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV that premiered last month with 8 million total viewers, making it cable’s top series launch this year. The series, starring Noah Wyle, … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Shark alumna Sarah Carter has joined the upcoming TNT/DreamWorks TV sci-fi series Falling Skies as a regular. The Steven Spielberg-produced drama stars Noah Wyle stars as Tom, the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling … Read More »