Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, and Nicholas Braun signed on to the indie dramedy Admissions. Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga star as “a man and woman who fall in love while taking their children on a college admissions tour.” According to THR, Lofranco will play Garcia’s son and Taissa Farmiga will play Vera Farmiga’s daughter. The common last name and 21-year age gap between them sounds perfect for an on-screen mother-daughter duo. But in fact, the Farmigas are actually sisters. Braun will play an upperclassmen who is leading the tour.
Lofranco is new to the business, but I like what I saw of Braun and especially Farmiga on their respective basic cable shows, 10 Things I Hate About You and American Horror Story. Writer/directors Glenn German and Adam Rodgers secured a nice cast for their feature directorial debut. Shooting begins next month in Spokane, Washington.
A trio of swell actors have signed on to star in the drama Jamesy Boy. Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, and James Woods will star in the feature debut of director/co-writer Trevor White. The film tells the story of a young suburban street gang member who gets sent to a maximum-security prison. Once inside, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer (as one does) who ends up becoming the boy’s mentor “and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life.” Newcomer Spencer Lofranco will play the young prisoner.
Parker is gearing up for the likely final season of Showtime’s Weeds and will next be seen on the big screen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. Rhames recently booked a prominent role in David E. Kelley’s pilot Chelsea General, and should the show be picked up to series he’ll have himself a prime spot on weekly television. Hit the jump to read the full press release.