Chasing Mavericks is a biopic of surfer Jay Moriarty, following his teenage years when he went from keen amateur so surfing some of the biggest waves in the world. Jay (Jonny Weston) is a little bit of a misfits and often pushed around by the other kids. However he loves to surf and discovers that just up the coast from his Californian home are some truly monster waves. [Read more…]
Abigail Spencer has had a great success recently, although you’d be forgiven for not realising. However she played May in Oz The Great And Powerful. Now she’s got a new role, as Deadline reports that Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schwartz and Spencer have joined the cast of This Is Where I Leave You.
They’ll star alongside the previously cast Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Tina Fey, Kathryn Hahn, Jane Fonda, and Corey Stoll in the movie, which is based on Jonathan Tropper’s book of the same name. It follows four adult siblings who reunite for their father’s funeral. Their trip home turns out to be longer than expected, when they find out their dad’s dying wish is for all four of them to spend a week in the house they grew up in. Inevitably this causes long simmer tensions to emerge.
Olyphant is set to play Horry, a former flame of Fey’s Wendy, Schwartz is the rabbi who wants everyone to think he’s cool, while Spender is Bateman’s wife, who is cheating on him with his boss.
Shawn Levy will direct from a screenplay by Jonathan Tropper. Production is scheduled to begin this June in New York.
It appears Mad Men star Abigail Spencer has lined herself up a role to star in the supernatural romance In Your Eyes, which has been written by Joss Whedon, who is also producing, according to Vulture.
Speaking to Spencer at the Art of Elysium gala in Los Angeles at the weekend, Vulture got the actress to confirm that she was set to star in the film, which she describes as, “It’s the most romantic film in the history of time. It’s a supernatural romance.”
Brin Hill is directing the low-budget movie, which centres on two people who are preternaturally or supernaturally connected, despite being polar opposites. The movie is being made by Whedon’s Bellwether production company, which he set up to make micro-budget features outside the studio machine. Joss’ first film for the company is a new version of Much Ado About Nothing, which he directed towards the end of last year.