Set in Los Angeles, The End of Love is an intimate, honest and raw portrait of a young father (played by writer/director Mark Webber) in transition between the life he’s been working for and the one that’s already waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son Isaac (played by Webber’s real-life son) suddenly passes away, the struggling actor is forced to face his inability to grow up and begins to realize that he can no longer remain in denial about the real-life consequences that his choices have.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Shannyn Sossamon – who plays Lydia, a young single mother that Mark finds himself drawn to – talked about why she wanted to get involved with this unique project, how exciting it is to work without a set script and be able to improvise the dialogue, how they determined just what kind of character Lydia would be, how being a mother herself made her really comfortable about working with the young children in the film, and how inspiring Mark Webber was to work with. She also talked about her role on the new ABC drama series Mistresses, premiering on May 27th, what she enjoys about working on television, her short film for Jaguar with Damian Lewis (Homeland), and her upcoming feature film The Jesuit, with Tim Roth. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
ABC announced their Fall 2012 schedule this afternoon, and followed up with trailers for the 10 new series. We’ll start with the dramas:
- 666 Park Avenue – Terry O’Quinn stars as the manager of The Drake, an apartment building that offers the ultimate luxury yet “maintains a dark hold over all of its residents.”
- Last Resort – This is the latest tense thriller from Shawn Ryan, who created The Shield. After the captain (Andre Braugher) and commanding officer (Scott Speedman) of a submarine defy firing orders, they flee with the sub’s patrons to find refuge at an exotic island.
- Nashville – The country music drama centers on an aging legend (Connie Britton) who must deal with a scheming young talent (Hayden Panettiere).
- Mistresses – Alyssa Milano toplines the soap about the “scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends.”
- Red Widow – After her husband is brutally murdered, Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) “takes on the gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about her husband’s death.”
- Zero Hour – Anthony Edwards stars as a skeptic who gets sucked into an ancient mystery—the kind that involves treasure maps symbol-deciphering—when his wife (Jacinda Barrett) is abducted.
The comedy trailers are here. Hit the jump for the trailers and series synopses.
We’ve got a couple of television casting stories to share with you this weekend. First up, Deadline reports that Brothers & Sisters star Matthew Rhys has nabbed the male lead opposite Keri Russell in FX’s period drama pilot The Americans. The series centers on two KGB spies posing as a married American couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC in the 1980s. Complicating matters, the couple has two children who are unaware of their parents’ true identities and the husband grows an affinity for America’s values and way of life. This is one of the more interesting pilots in development this season, and while I’m unfamiliar with Rhys’ work, I’m eager to see how the series will play out. The project comes from Falling Skies’ Joe Weisberg and Justified showrunner Graham Yost.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Lost star Yunjin Kim.