Susan Sarandon and Daughter Team for MOTHER’S DAY; Clark Gregg Joins LABOR DAY; Alexia Rasmussen to Star in KILIMINJARO; Gabriel Mann in CHAVEZ

     May 8, 2012

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We have casting news for two holidays, a mountain, and a last name—or at least four movies that are titled as such.

  • Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri Martino will star in Mother’s Day, a drama about the mother/daughter relationship.
  • Clark Gregg will follow up The Avengers with a role in Jason Reitman‘s Labor Day
  • Alexia Rasmussen signed on to star opposite Brian Geraghty in Kilimanjaro
  • Revenge star Gabriel Mann will spend his summer hiatus filming the Cesar Chavez biopic Chavez

Hit the jump for details on each project.

Mother’s Day

susan sarandon eva amurri martino mothers dayAccording to THR, Paul Duddrige will write and direct Mother’s Day, which follows twelve pairs of mothers and their daughters over the course of a Mother’s Day.  It’s definitely a workable premise, though 24 co-leads sounds like a big ensemble to juggle.  I’d like to see Duddridge try to round up eleven other Hollywood mother/daughter pairs.  Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson would totally do this.  Coincidentally, Hawn’s last movie was The Banger Sisters, which also marks the last time Sarandon and Martino worked together.  So they have an in!  (I have now become legitimately invested in this Hawn/Hudson teamup, which happens with most of my offhand jokes.)

Labor Day

Kate Winselt stars as a divorced mother who picks up a drifter (Josh Brolin) on Labor Day.  The drifter turns out to be an escaped convict with valuable life lessons for her son (Gattlin Griffith).  James Van Der Beek will play a police officer.  THR was unable to learn anything about Gregg’s role from Paramount.  Reitman’s first four movies—Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult—range from good to great, so I am eager to see with Winslet supported by such fine actors as Gregg.


kilimanjaro alexia rasmussenGeraghty plays a man who is determined to climb Mount Kilimanjaro after a recent breakup.  Variety says Rasmussen will play his longtime girlfriend “who finds it hard to completely cut off contact with him despite their separation.”  Abigail Spencer co-stars as Geraghty’s receptionist and crush.  Walter Strafford is directing Kilimanjaro from his own script. Ryan Piers Williams and Jason Michael Berman are producing.


Michael Pena stars as the legendary activist Cesar Chavez.  The script by Keir Pearson centers on Chavez’s organization of “the largest nonviolent protest in U.S. history to accomplish his ultimate goal of obtaining basic human rights for more than 50,000 farm workers in California.”  America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, Michael Cudlitz, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, and Mark Moses also star.  According to Variety, Mann will play John Giumarra Jr., who opposed Chavez’s United Farm Workers Organizing Committee.  Diego Luna is directing and producing along with fellow actors Gael Garcia Bernal and John Malkovich.  Filming is currently underway in Mexico.

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