Blog archives for the August, 2009.August 27, 2009
Kandyse McClure signs as one of the leads in Brett Ratner’s(X-MEN) latest film MOTHER’S DAY
The original “Mother’s Day” revolved around three female friends who, while camping, run afoul of two brothers who engage in murder and rape to impress their deranged mother. The new version, written by Scott Milam, is being remolded as a psychological thriller in which the wicked family returns to the house where they grew up to terrorize the new owners and their guests.
McClure will play Gina, a guest at the house along with friends Shawn Ashmore(XMEN) and Deborah Ann Woll(TRUE BLOOD). Filming commences September ’09 with a spring 2010 release timed to Mother’s Day being eyed.
Kandyse stars in COLE which has its world première at TIFF September 15, 2009
Cole Chambers (Richard de Klerk) is an aspiring writer living in the small British Columbia town of Lytton. He enrols in a writing course at a university in the city, and meets Serafina (Kandyse McClure), a black woman who lives with her wealthy and controlling parents. Attracted to the possibility of escape that the other offers, Cole and Serafina start an affair few close to them understand.
Cole is an intense and insightful drama from director Carl Bessai and writer Adam Zang. Bessai turns his lens from his typical urban setting to more rural surroundings, and finds both beauty and pathos. De Klerk and McClure anchor the film with their casual intimacy. Cole is Bessai’s most assured movie yet. At times challenging but ultimately life-affirming, Cole is a polished and mature work from one of Canada’s most active and engaging filmmakers.
CHILDREN OF THE CORN premieres September 26 on SY FY
Kandyse (aka Dualla) may have wrapped the Battlestar Galactica series, but she returns to SCI FI Channel as the leading lady in the upcoming original movie Children of the Corn. In the film, McClure and David Anders (HEROES) star as Vicki and Burton Stanton, a couple who decide to go on a driving trip as sort of a second honeymoon and somehow end up in a rural community with some freaky ass children. The flick was shot on location in and around Davenport, Iowa. Donald P. Borchers is directing the shenanigans from his own script.
NBC to broadcast new series PERSONS UNKNOWN
NBC has picked up Persons Unknown, the Fox TV Studios drama series from Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie(“The Usual Suspects” ). The order is for 13-episodes. Persons Unknown, executive produced by showrunner Remi Aubuchon, McQuarrie and Heather McQuarrie, stars Kandyse with Jason Wiles and Daisy Betts and revolves around a group of strangers who wake up in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there, only to realize that they are watched by omnipresent security cameras. To escape, they must work together to solve a surreal puzzle. Première date TBAAugust 19, 2009
WECOME NEW CLIENTS
This summer Eric and Richard have welcomed two new clients to their roster who have both recently relocated to Vancouver.
Demore Barnes joins us via both Toronto and LA. Canadian audiences will remember him from the legal series THE ASSOCIATES where he was twice nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Leading Actor in a Dramatic Series. State-side he played ‘Sergeant First Class Hector Williams’ aka Hammerhead, in Seasons 1,2 and 3 of CBS’s critically acclaimed series THE UNIT.
Demore had a nice welcome to Vancouver where on his first appointment he booked a new recurring lead role on CW’s hit series SUPERNATURAL. Playing the dual role of Darryl and Raphael, he will provide some twists and turns this season for SUPERNATURAL fans!
Mark Lutz is a multi-talent actor and screenwriter who is well known as the star and author of TV feature VICTOR. Based on the inspiring, true-life, story of swimmer Victor Davis, Mark played this working class kid who through sheer guts and determination overcame both physical and psychological challenges to reach the pinnacle of his sport, becoming an Olympic gold medal champion. The project won two 2008 Gemini awards! Although Mark has guest starred on numerous episodics including popular shows like FRIENDS and ER, he may be best known as ‘The Groosalugg’ aka ‘Groo’ from season 2 and 3 of WB hit show ANGEL. Part demon and part human, our Mr. Lutz got to battle Angel for the affections of the lovely Cordelia. Wanna find out who prevails?…then buy the damn DVDs people
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