The new ABC television series No Ordinary Family follows the Powell family and their journey from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Michael Chiklis) feels disconnected from his workaholic wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz), and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker) and JJ (Jimmy Bennett). In an attempt to encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America, but when their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they soon realize that their lives have been forever changed, as each member of the family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super-powers. In trying to understand their abilities, they rebuild their family life and learn about what defines them as individuals.
In a recent interview to promote the series premiere, actress Kay Panabaker talked about her character’s power of telepathy and its pitfalls as a 16-year-old, how she would love to be able to read minds herself and that she would really like to be able to do physical stunts, at some point during the season. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
The new ABC series No Ordinary Family, premiering on September 28th, tells the story of the Powells (played by Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett), a family who goes on a bonding trip to South America, in an attempt to reconnect with each other. When their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they soon realize that their lives have been forever changed, as each member of the family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super-powers and they are left to navigate whether their newfound abilities will finally bring them together or push them further apart.
Following the show’s Sunday afternoon panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, co-creator/executive producer Greg Berlanti took a few minutes to talk about all of his current superhero projects – No Ordinary Family, Green Lantern and The Flash, for which he is currently working on developing the story. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Writer-director James Mottern’s Trucker is very much a mixed bag. Produced for around $1.5 million, the independent drama debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April 2008 and stars Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jimmy Bennett. It centers on Diane Ford (Monaghan), a big-rig driver whose selfish way of life is thrown out-of-whack when, late one evening, she returns home from a bender with her pal Runner (Fillion) to find her estranged son, Peter (Bennett), on her doorstep; as it turns out, the boy’s father (Bratt) is in the hospital battling cancer and the decidedly un-motherly trucker is the only one available to care for her son while his dad recuperates. As the prickly would-be mom and her smart-mouthed 11-year-old lock horns, the stage is set for a journey of self-discovery that will force Ford to face up to the mistakes of her past and make some difficult decisions about her future. More after the jump:
Opening this Friday is Warner Bros. new thriller “Orphan”. The film was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“House of Wax”) and it stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder and Jimmy Bennett. If you aren’t familiar with the film, it’s about an evil orphan that comes to live with Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard’s family….
So to help promote the film, we’ve been provided with six clips and they’re after the jump – along with the full synopsis. Take a look. Also, in the next day or so expect interviews with Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard, director Jaume Collet-Serra, and producers Joel Silver and Susan Downey.