EXCLUSIVE: Resolution has signed Stephen Dorff. The actor recently starred in Alan & Gabe Polsky’s Motel Life opposite Emile Hirsch, which premiered at this year’s Rome Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Film. Dorff also stars in David Jacobson’s Tomorrow You’re Gone and Eran Riklis’ Zaytoun, which premiered in Toronto, the Ariel Vromen-directed Iceman, and Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III with Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray. Dorff moved from Gersh to return to his longtime agent David Unger, who signed him along with Steve Alexander at Resolution. He continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment.
Suburgatory star Jeremy Sisto has signed with Gersh. The Six Feet Under and Law & Order alum was most recently with UTA. He continues to be managed by the Schiff Co. Also signing with Gersh is Stephen Dorff, whose feature credits include Immortals and Public Enemies. He is managed by Untitled Entertainment.
Walton Goggins, coming off the superb second season of FX’s gritty drama Justified, has been set to star opposite Stephen Dorff and David Boreanaz in the Brian A. Miller-directed indie Officer Down. Once again, Goggins plays a dubious figure. Here, he’s the prime suspect in the sexual assault of a young woman, a case being investigated by a gruff detective (Dorff). Goggins will be seen this summer in the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys & Aliens and also stars in Straw Dogs, the remake of the Sam Peckinpah revenge thriller that Screen Gems releases in September. He’s repped by APA and Darris Hatch.
EXCLUSIVE: David Boreanaz will spent his series hiatus starring in Officer Down, an independent feature helmed by first-timer Brian A. Miller. Boreanaz will star opposite Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, James Woods and AnnaLynne McCord in the John Chase-scripted drama. When a doctor and security guard dream at night, their dreams consist of what the other person did during the day. They meet when the security guard murders his wife, is then hit by a car and brought into the doctor’s emergency room. Boreanaz will play a humorless and ambitious rival detective to another cop played by Dorff. Jeff Most is producing, and shooting begins this week in Connecticut. We know it’s a hiatus movie because Boreanaz sent out a Twitter message telling his fans he’ll be reprising his Special Agent Seeley Booth role on Fox’s Bones for a seventh season. He’s repped by CAA and Tom Parziale.
BREAKING NEWS: The Sofia Coppola-directed Somewhere has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The film, which stars Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan, and Benicio Del Toro, won by unanimous decison of a jury headed by Quentin Tarantino. Focus Features releases the film in the U.S. Here’s the full list of winners:
WINNERS OF THE 67TH VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
Somewhere – Sofia Coppola (U.S.)
The Last Circus “Balada triste de trompeta” – Alex de la Iglesia (Spain, France)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Essential Killing – Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland)
Vincent Gallo – Essential Killing
Ariane Labed – Attenberg (Greece)
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER
Mila Kunis – Black Swan (U.S.)
Alex de le Iglesia – The Last Circus “Balada triste de trompeta” (Spain, France)
TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION — Best Cinematography
Mikhail Krichman - Silent Souls “Aleksei Fedorchenko (Russia)
SPECIAL LION (FOR THE OVERALL BODY OF HIS WORK)
Monte Hellman (U.S.)
LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE
Majority – by Seren Yuce (Turkey)
Verano De Goliat – Nicolas Pereda (Mexico, Canada)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR FEATURE FILMS
The Forgotten Space – Noel Burch, Allan Sekula (The Netherlands, Austria)
Coming Attractions – Peter Tscherkassy (Austria)
MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
Out – Roee Rosen (Israel)
Jean Gentil – Laura Guzman and Israel Cardenas (Dominican Republic, Mexico, Germany)
VENICE SHORT NOMINEE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
The External World – David O’Reilly (Germany)
20 Cigarette – Aureliano Amadei (Italy)
L’Oreal Paris Prize
Vittoria Puccini (Italy)
JAEGER–LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER AWARD
Mani Ratnam (India)
Persol 3-D Prize for most creative 3D film …
The director’s fourth film sees her back in Lost in Translation mode rather than the camp period drama of Marie Antoinette, agree London critics. This time it’s Stephen Dorff rather than Bill Murray who’s playing an actor living an affectless life in a flat, blank hotel room. “For all the similarities, this does not have the brilliant seriocomic moments of Lost In Translation. If that was her hit single, then this is the B-side,” says the Guardian. The London Evening Standard says the film has no dramatic moments. Critic Derek Malcolm thinks Somewhere may last in the memory a little longer than Marie Antoinette, if not quite as long as her breakthrough second film.