Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, and Jimmi Simpson Join EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES

     January 5, 2012

alfred-molina-frances-oconnor-jimmi-simpsons-slice

A number of actors have been added to the cast of Francesca Gregorini’s (Tanner Hall) indie Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes. The film stars Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans) as a troubled 17-year-old named Emanuel who agrees to babysit her new neighbor Linda’s “baby”, though the baby turns out to actually be a life-like doll. “She goes along with the delusion while befriending Linda (Jessica Biel), who happens to be the splitting image of Emanuel’s late mother.” Now Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Frances O’Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), Jimmi Simpson (Date Night), and rising star Aneurin Barnard are set to join the cast. Hit the jump for more.

francesca-gregorini-imageVariety reports that Molina will play Emanuel’s father, O’Connor will play her stepmother, Simpson will play one of her co-workers, and Barnard will take on the role of her love interest. Rooney Mara was originally set as the title character, but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Gregorini spoke with Variety a bit about the tone of the pic:

Lars and the Real Girl is an easy comparison, but it veers away from that tonally. I consider it a psychological drama-thriller, with comedic elements. … It deals with death, salvation and redemption, as well as the lengths we’ll go to to deny our own mortality. It’s about the secrets we tell ourselves and keep from each other, and how intricate those lies are.”

The director also admitted that she didn’t initially seek out Biel for the supporting role, but the actress blew her away with her audition. “I’m excited for people to discover this side of her,” she added. Production is set to get underway later this month in Los Angeles.

Around The Web

Latest News

MAGIC MIKE XXL: Greg Jacobs Talks Cut Scenes, Steven Soderbergh, and More

" I knew there was another movie to be made, and I had a sense of what it could be. There’s a story about friendship in here that can be really interesting, that also involves a road trip. Thematically, there was something interesting about that to me."

ANT-MAN Clip: Michael Douglas Teaches Paul Rudd How to Use the Suit

Can Scott Lang harness the suit's power?

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER Trailer Features a Boatload of SNL Cameos

Head writer and 'Weekend Update' anchor Colin Jost wrote the indie comedy, which features Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, and more.

Watch the TERMINATOR GENISYS Cast and Filmmakers Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, director Alan Taylor, and Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Golberg are forced to choose.

SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige on the Process of Choosing the Reboot’s Director and Star

The Marvel Studios president elaborates on the screen testing process with Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Review: So Pretty yet So Ugly

The sequel is all guilty pleasure and no substance.

Mondo Teases Comic-Con Offerings: ANT-MAN, ALIENS, TMNT, and More

Posters, figures, and vinyls, oh my!

THE GALLOWS: Win Free Tickets to the Comic-Con Screening

Comic-Con attendees can see the horror film early with the cast and director.

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED Trailer Establishes Blood Ties

Plus a new poster for the high-octane thrill ride.

Exclusive: Watch a New IMAX Featurette for TERMINATOR GENISYS

Which is now in theaters.

Page 1 of 4,02412345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>