William H. Macy’s Sundance Helming Debut ‘Rudderless’ Headed For Paramount & Samuel Goldwyn

By | Monday March 31, 2014 @ 12:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Just because spring has sprung doesn’t mean rudthere isn’t still action coming out of January’s Sundance Film Festival. I’m told that Paramount is closing a low-seven-figure deal for Rudderless, the film that Shameless star William H. Read More »

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Sundance: Morning Tax Credit Panel Gets Loud Awakening

By | Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:25am PST

Sundance2014_badge__140109214059__140116020608Tax incentives and rock ’n’ roll met at the Sundance Film Festival this morning and rock’n’roll won. Just 10 minutes into today’s the State to Slate panel at the festival’s Hub storefront offices on Main Street, the band The Wind … Read More »

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Sundance 2014: William H. Macy- Helmed ‘Rudderless’ Gets Closing-Night Slot; Roger Ebert Docu & ‘The Raid 2′ Among Premiere Selections

sundance 2014The Sundance Film Festival today unveiled its Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections for the 30th anniversary gathering in Park City next month. Among the selections in the out-of-RUDDERLESS_still2_BenKweller_BillyCrudup_AntonYelchin__byJRCooke_2013-12...competition sections is the … Read More »

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Emory Cohen, Mike Epps, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy Set For ‘Stealing Cars’

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 3:41pm PST

True tale drama Stealing Cars is moving into gear with Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Mike Epps, Emory Cohen, and more with helmer Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad And Larry, The Love We Make), who makes the leap from documentary to narrative film with the pic. Cohen (Smash, The Place Beyond The Pines) stars as a confident but rebellious teenager involved in a tragic car accident who finds brutality, then forgiveness and hope, in an unjust juvenile penal system. The screenplay is by Avenging Angelo‘s Will Aldis and Steve Mackall. Dallas Buyers Club producer Rachel Winter first read the script in 1999, but the project spent 14 years in development before the current iteration came together with Cohen, Huffman, Macy, Epps, John Leguizamo and Paul Sparks leading the ensemble. Winter is producing with Dan Keston. Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are executive producing with Erika Hampson. Read More »

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William H Macy And Virginia Madsen Top Indie Dramedy ‘Walter’

By | Wednesday July 3, 2013 @ 12:50pm PDT

William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Peter Facinelli, Andrew J West and Justin Kirk have come aboard the dramedy Walter, about a young man who believes … Read More »

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Four Join William H. Macy’s ‘Rudderless’

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 10:16am PDT

Selena Gomez, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne, and Billy Crudup have been cast in William H. Macy‘s directorial debut. Macy and Felicity Huffman also star in Rudderless, a musical drama about a … Read More »

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Berlin Forum Program Includes ‘A Single Shot’ With Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy

The Berlin Film Festival has put together its Forum program made up of 41 features that include 22 world premieres. The section is heavy on European titles with films from Croatia, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Spain, Greece and Germany. Also on the roster are three U.S. films: David M. Rosenthal’s A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Melissa Leo, Jeffrey Wright, Kelly Reilly and Jason Isaacs; Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess and Matt Porterfield’s I Used To Be Darker, both of which are premiering in the Sundance Next sidebar. Berlin kicks off on February 7. Click over for the full list of Foum films. Read More »

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‘Shameless’ Cast’s R-Rated Christmas Carol

By | Saturday December 17, 2011 @ 4:19pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The cast of Showtime’s drama series Shameless is getting into the holiday spirit while staying true to the irreverent spirit of the show. The actors have recorded a non-PC Christmas carol, with music and lyrics by star William H. Macy, who also plays the ukulele. The song showcases the music … Read More »

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EMMYS: Final Presenters Unveiled

Loretta Devine, Paul McCrane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Laurie, Drew Barrymore, Maria Bello, David Boreanaz, Katie Holmes, Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel, William H. Macy, Anna Paquin, David Spade, Rachael Taylor and Anna Torv were announced today as … Read More »

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Matt Dillon Set For Indie Comedy ‘Imogene’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Dillon has been set to co-star in Imogene, joining Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening in the indie comedy that started shooting this week in New York. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are directing, and Trudie Styler and … Read More »

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‘Freaky Deaky’ Gets Cast And Start Date

Mike Fleming

Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, William H. Macy and Craig Robinson are in talks to star in Freaky Deaky, the Charlie Matthau-directed adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Shooting starts June 27 in Detroit. The novel has caught the eye of … Read More »

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Films Casting Roundup

Mike Fleming

Michael Ealy has been set to play the male lead alongside Kate Beckinsale in the fourth installment of the Underworld franchise for Screen Gems and Lakeshore. He will play a police detective who hunts the vampiress and ultimately teams up with her. Ealy, repped by Gersh and Epidemic Management, most recently played a soldier who returned from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder in  the Tyler Perry-directed For Colored Girls, and he worked for Screen Gems in Takers. Underworld 3D just got under way in Vancouver, directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein from a script by J. Michael Straczynski and John Hlavin, a co-production between Lakeshore and Screen Gems. …

Robin McLeavy has been set to play the role of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox. The role is brief but sets the tone for the action. It’s her death at the hands of a bloodsucker that hardens young Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) into going to war against the growing scourge of vampires in the 1800s. The Australian actress, who just signed with UTA, is also repped by Wishlab and Shanahans in Australia. She played Stella opposite Cate Blanchett’s Blanche in the Liv Ullmann-directed revival of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway. … Read More »

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Showtime To Preview New Drama ‘Shameless’ After ‘Dexter’ Finale

Nellie Andreeva

Showtime will use the Dexter finale to get big sampling for new drama Shameless, which is slated to premiere January 9. The pay cable network will preview the first 20 minutes of Shameless following the Dexter season finale this Sunday. Based on the UK series, Shameless, from John Wells and … Read More »

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William H. Macy Getting’Freaky Deaky’

By | Monday September 13, 2010 @ 12:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE FROM TORONTO: William H. Macy has just committed to star in Freaky Deaky, the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard crime novel about 60s radicals who use their skills for blowing stuff up for entrepreneurial purposes in the 70s. Charlie Matthau wrote the script and is directing. Macy will play Woody Ricks, an alcoholic millionaire  with a passion for show tunes, showgirls and a knack for avoiding getting blown up. Read More »

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TORONTO: Weinstein Co Buys ‘Dirty Girl’ Rights For $3+M After Festival Premiere

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE FROM TORONTO: In the second major acquisition of the day at the Toronto Film Festival, Dirty Girl is near a deal to be acquired by The Weinstein Co for distribution in the U.S., France, UK, Australia/New Zealand, and South Africa. I’m told there is a guaranteed theatrical release, and that the deal is north of $3 million. The deal is coming together quickly, and in short proximity of the film making its Toronto premiere this evening. The Abe Sylvia-directed indie is set in the 1980s and is about a young lady Read More »

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January Premiere Dates For Showtime’s ‘Shameless’, ‘Episodes’ & ‘Californication’

Nellie Andreeva

showtime_logoShowtime has announced January premiere dates for new drama series Shameless, new comedy series Episodes and the fourth season of Californication. Shameless, John Wells and Paul Abbott’s adaptation of Abbott’s British series, will debut on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 10 PM. It … Read More »

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