The actor and comic will preside over Film Independent’s 29th annual trophy show March 1 under a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Patton Oswalt appears in Ben Stiller’s upcoming awards contender The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and narrates ABC’s freshman comedy The Goldbergs. Other recent credits include the animated PBS series WordGirl and recurring on Two And A Half Men and Justified. Oswalt also is a regular at Film Independent’s Live Reads at LACMA series. “Patton is an incredibly talented writer, actor and comedian whose irreverent humor is the perfect fit for our show,” Spirit Awards executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey said. Nominations for the 2014 awards will be announced November 26.
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is setting Patton Oswalt, Bob Oedenkirk and Ian Roberts to round out the cast of Kitchen Sink, the genre mash-up that stars Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, newcomer Josh Fadem, Joan Cusack Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens and Denis Leary. The pic, directed by Robbie Pickering from a script by Oren Uziel, is just getting underway in Los Angeles. Matt Tolmach is producing with Ron Schmidt and Jonah Hill exec producing.
The action takes place in Dilford, a place where vampires were at the top of the social order, zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were in the middle. This all goes awry and it’s a battle, and it’s up to three reps of those groups to restore harmony.
EXCLUSIVE: HBO‘s The Newsroom has added Rosemarie DeWitt and Patton Oswalt to the cast heading into Season 2. Both will play recurring roles on the show, from creator/executive producer Aaron Sorkin and exec producer Scott Rudin. Newsroom chronicles the behind-the-scenes workings at the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel. DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who’s been hired to defend Atlantis in a multimillion-dollar wrongful-termination suit. Oswalt is playing Jonas Pfeiffer, the new Vice President of Human Resources of ACN.
THURSDAY, JULY 22
The Real Start Day Of The Con
Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:
10:00-11:00 AM: DreamWorks Animation: Megamind. I can’t say the posters for this new 3-D animated movie starring Will …