The Unit alum Robert Patrick is back at CBS with a co-starring role in another drama project, pilot Scorpion, from writer Nick Santora, director Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. It centers on an eccentric …
EXCLUSIVE: Annabeth Gish has been cast in Mike Flanagan‘s psychological thriller Somnia, from Intrepid Pictures, Demarest Films, and MICA Entertainment. Gish, most recently seen on FX’s The Bridge, joins Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, and Jacob Tremblay in the pic about a couple who take in an orphaned child whose dreams and nightmares manifest when he sleeps. She’ll play Natalie, the case worker assigned to young Cody. Flanagan co-scripted with his Oculus co-writer Jeff Howard. Trevor Macy of Intrepid is producing alongside Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson, with D. Scott Lumpkin and Mali Elfman exec producing. Gish will also be seen in Kyle Wilamowski’s upcoming Grass Stains. She’s repped by Thruline Entertainment and Innovative Artists.
Robert Patrick has joined the cast of Bruce McDonald‘s Hellions, which is already filming in Toronto. He’ll play Corman, a tough-as-nails cop who comes to the aid of a teenager (newcomer Chloe Rose) plagued by three malevolent trick-or-treaters on Halloween. The latest from cult Canadian helmer McDonald (Pontypool), Hellions is written by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) and also stars Rossif Sutherland (Reign), Luke Bilyk (Degrassi: The Next Generation), and Rachel Wilson (Republic of Doyle).
Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and Eiza González are the latest to join the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Shooting is underway in Austin, TX on the 10-episode serialized drama based on the cult horror film by Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. González re-creates the role of Santánico Pandemonium; Patrick portrays Jacob Fuller, father to Kate Fuller (Davenport) and Scott Fuller (Soo Hoo), who are held hostage by main characters Seth and Richie Gecko, and find themselves along for the ride of their life.
Billy Bob Thornton has set Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick and Ray Stevenson to star with Thornton in Jayne Mansfield’s Car, the first dramatic feature that Thornton has directed since 2001′s Daddy and Them. The film is being funded by AR Films, whose principal, Alexander Rodnyansky, will produce with Media Talent Group’s Geyer Kosinski. Production begins June 22 in Georgia.
Thornton, who co-wrote the script with frequent collaborator Tom Epperson, has been mobilizing the picture for a while and just locked his final cast. He has also set John Patrick Amedori to play a lead in the film. A comedy with dramatic overtone, it revolves around the culture clash of two families, from different continents, in 1969.
Rodnyansky is the founder of the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 and former CEO of CTC Media when it became the biggest independent publicly traded media conglomerate in Russia with five channels in three countries. He has produced over 20 TV series and 30 films including Elena, which received the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes last month. “I’ve started to look for opportunities in America, and this is definitely not a single picture strategy,” he told me. “When I read that script, I fell in love with it. I was a fan of Sling Blade and Billy Bob’s other movies. No matter where you are making movies, it’s all about the script.”