We’ve got some brief casting news for you this afternoon. First up, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, Danny Masterson, and Jon Heder will star in the dark indie comedy Killing Winston Jones. Per Variety, the plot “centers on a sixth-grade English teacher (Masterson) who’s on a mission to get the newly constructed junior high gymnasium named after his father (Dreyfuss) despite the fact that the person so memorialized must be dead — leading to a bitter contest over the naming rights with his old rival (Glover).” Joel David Moore, who co-starred in Avatar and previously co-directed the 2007 feature Spiral, will helm Killing Winston Jones. The production company, RadioactiveGiant, “is planning to release the movie theatrically and across multiple platforms worldwide,” so we can probably expect a VOD release coupled with a limited theatrical release.
Hit the jump for casting news on the psychological thriller, Kristy.
The actor hasn’t had a series regular role since his turn on That 70′s Show ended back in 2006, but now Danny Masterson is poised to lead his own comedy series. Deadline reports the actor will lead a new TBS pilot for a comedy series called Men at Work created by fellow actor Breckin Meyer. Described as an ensemble multi-camera comedy, the series would follow Milo (Masterson), a nice guy recently dumped by his girlfriend who enlists the help of his friends to reactivate his manhood. Doesn’t exactly sound like the most original concept, but Meyer has had some fun with Masterson on a couple episodes of Robot Chicken, so maybe they can put something really funny together.
Last year, we brought you loads of coverage from AFM (American Film Market). AFM is where buyers and sellers do business to bring you the films you might be seeing in the near future. They use artwork and synopses which are used for promotional purposes but which we use to bring you news on these films. With this year’s AFM gearing up, we have artwork and synopsis on four upcoming movies: On the Inside starring Nick Stahl and Olivia Wilde; The Witches of Oz (which is actually a mini-series) starring Christopher Lloyd, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, and Lance Henriksen; The Eagle Path written, produced, directed by, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme; and Bridge to Nowhere starring Ving Rhames, Danny Masterson, and Bijou Phillipps, and directed by Blair Underwood.
Hit the jump for artwork and synopses for these films plus a trailer for Bridge to Nowhere. Look for a lot more AFM coverage soon.