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‘The Architect’ Adds Eric McCormack; Jaimie Alexander Joins ‘London Fields’; Dawn Olivieri To Lead ‘To Whom It May Concern’

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 4:23pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Eric McCormack is set to star in indie The Architect for Parker Film Company, produced by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. He’ll play Colin, who with wife Drew (Parker Posey) enlists the visionary modern architect Miles Moss (James Frain) to build their new home. As Drew is swept away by the artist’s sweeping creative vision, neither she nor her practical husband notice he’s building his dream house, not theirs. Catherine di Napoli and Jonathan Parker wrote the pic and Parker will direct. The duo will also produce alongside Ulrich. Filming begins in October in Washington state. Meanwhile, McCormack will return as series star to TNT’s Perception for a third season in 2014. He’s repped by ICM Partners.

Thor actress Jaimie Alexander is joining the cast of London Fields. Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James are already cast. The adaptation of Martin Amis’ 1989 novel follows an American writer in London (Thornton) who’s had writer’s block for two decades and is now terminally ill. Alexander will play “Hope.” The black comedy murder-mystery is helmed by Matthew Cullen and adapted by Roberta Hanley and Amis. Filming begins this month in London. Alexander returns to the Marvel fold in sequel Thor 2 this November. She’s repped by Mosaic, WME, and attorney Lev Ginsburg…. Read More »

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Bron Studios And SouthPaw Entertainment Ink Two-Pic Deal

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 10:47am PDT

The pact calls for Bron Studios to produce and finance two movies on Santa Monica-based Southpaw‘s slate: Sports Chick, a comedy set against the backdrop of college and pro football co-written by Gil Fortis, Kristen Gore, Jason Reitman and Southpaw’s Richard B. Lewis; and The Architect, a Hitchcockian-style thriller penned by J. Craig Stiles about an ambitious architect who is offered the chance to design the building of his dreams in Rio de Janeiro but soon finds himself a pawn in an international conspiracy. Lewis and Bron managing director Aaron L Gilbert will co-produce the movies, and Southpaw’s head of production Gabrielle Jerou and Bron production exec Margot Hand will co-produce. CAA brokered the deal on behalf of Southpaw and will rep the films’ domestic distribution rights. Read More »

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