The weekend is offering a bounty of Specialty newcomers, though most will likely see out their releases in a niche capacity. Tribeca Film is bowing Bryan Poyser’s Love & Air Sex, combining a contest with a not quite real simulation to accompany its roll out. SenArt and Paladin are teaming for a unique release for Kids For Cash in Pennsylvania, while fellow doc Afternoon Of A Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq will go a more traditional route. Well Go USA is doubling up with Cavemen and The Attorney, though there should be very little audience overlap, while Dada will open The Pretty One in limited release. Also opening this weekend is Drafthouse Films’ Field In England. The specialty distributor will open the film in select cities theatrically as well as on VOD/digital platforms.
Love & Air Sex
Director-writer: Bryan Poyser
Writers: David DeGrow Shotwell, Steven Walters
Cast: Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David, Addison Timlin, Marshall Allman, Justin Arnold
Distributor: Tribeca Film
Director-co-writer Bryan Poyser debuted his latest film in his hometown, Austin, at last year’s SXSW Film Festival. The comedy centers on Stan who attempts to alleviate his broken heart by flying to Austin for the weekend, hoping to “accidentally” run into his ex-girlfriend Cathy. When he arrives, he finds his best friends Jeff and Kara in the middle of their own vicious breakup. “It’s a script that came to me through Preferred Content and optioned through a couple of writers,” said Poyser. Read More »
Ron Livingston has joined the cast of The Pretty One. The Office Space and Band of Brothers actor joins Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson, who were announced earlier, in the film. Jenee LaMarque is directing. She also wrote the script, which made the 2011 Black List and was a finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship and Zoetrope screenplay contest. The story is of shy young woman who is mistaken for her dead identical twin and takes the opportunity to live as her “perfect” sister – and then the truth starts to come out. The film started shooting in LA earlier this month. Robin Schorr and Steven Berger are producing The Pretty One. Livingston is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment.
Mark Pellegrino has been cast in The Trials Of Cate McCall. The Lost alumni will join Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell in the redemptive indie legal drama. Pellegrino, who has recurring roles in The Closer and Syfy’s Being Human, plays a rough detective who is no fan of Beckinsale’s once-high-flying attorney character. He is repped by Domain and managed by Framework Entertainment.
Sterling Beaumon has joined the indie film The Pretty One. Beaumon, who will be seen this fall in ABC’s new Red Widow series, will play Hunter, a womanizer who is sleeping with his former babysitter. The actor recently completed the indie comedy Arthur Newman Golf Pro with Colin Firth. Beaumon is repped by APA and Vanguard Management. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: A June 1 start date has been set in Los Angeles for The Pretty One, with Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson starring in a script that made the 2011 Black List and was a finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship and Zoetrope screenplay contest. Jenee LaMarque wrote the script and makes her directorial debut. Pic is an offbeat comedy about an awkward but loveable young woman who is mistaken for her dead “perfect” identical twin, and seizes the chance to masquerade as her sister. But when she falls in love with her twin’s eccentric next door neighbor, she finds herself wanting to live her own imperfect life, and have the truth come out. The film’s being financed by private equity.
Kazan’s starring in the Neil LaBute-scripted Some Girls and the Joss Whedon-scripted In Your Eyes, and she scripted He Loves Me, which Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris are directing. Kazan stars with Paul Dano. Johnson is one of the stars of the Fox hit series The New Girl, opposite Zooey Deschanel and was also just seen in 21 Jump Street and most recently completed Safety Not Guaranteed, which FilmDistrict bought after its Sundance premiere in January.
The Pretty One‘s being produced by Robin Schorr and is the first film in production from her RCR Pictures banner. She produces with Steven J. Berger’s Provenance Pictures. LaMarque’s repped by UTA and Management 360, Kazan … Read More »