The charming and fun indie comedy An Awkward Sexual Adventure (which has already screened to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival) tells the story of uptight accountant Jordan Abrams (Jonas Chernick), who proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel (Sarah Manninen), only to have her dump him because he’s terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills under the guidance of Julia (Emily Hampshire), a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer, which ultimately has him questioning who the right woman for him really is.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor Vik Sahay (who plays Dandak, Jordan’s best friend and something of a self-proclaimed expert on women) talked about how he got involved with the film, always looking for a character with dimension and depth, getting the instant reaction and feedback from film festival audiences, how fun it was to play a ladies’ man after playing the unlucky Lester on Chuck for five seasons, and what it was like to work with one of his best friends. He also talked about his recent guest appearances on Bones and NCIS, doing the half-hour Canadian comedy series Satisfaction, filming the horror movie Wer in Romania, and how he’d also love to return to the stage. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Lots of casting news to catch up on, so here it is in brief:
- Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) has been cast to voice a character in Despicable Me 2, starring Steve Carell and Al Pacino.
- Malcolm McDowell (The Artist) will star in a vignette of Tbilisi, My City.
- Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street) is a recent addition to Beautiful Creatures, the adaptation of the Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl novel.
- Abigail Spencer (Mad Men) will join the indie drama Kilimanjaro, starring Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
- Vik Sahay (Chuck) rounds out the cast for the werewolf film, Wer, directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
Hit the jump for more.
by Nico Posted 2 years, 135 days ago
With the approach of Chuck’s fifth and final Season, I got a chance to sit down with cast members Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Ryan McPartlin and co-creator Chris Fedak, and intersect some knowledge to pass along to you. For instance, the fifth Season will be comprised of 13 episodes with a major guest star in the form of Mark Hamill as a villain, and they’d love for Linda Hamilton to return to the show, depending on her schedule. Much more after the jump.
Comic Con 2011: Chuck – the little show that could – held its final Comic Con appearance today. The event was bittersweet as the cast reflected on memories of the show past and previewed where the show will be headed during its final year. Creator Chris Fedak promised radical and life-altering changes for Chuck this season. For more from the revealing panel, hit the jump.
by Nico Posted 3 years, 79 days ago
Chuck Bartowski lives the geek dream. He has the ability to pull up information and physical skills on demand. He has good friends and a loving sister. He even gets to make out with a hot blonde trained in firearms. It’s too bad everyone’s out to kill him. More after the jump:
Though television will never have enough medical, crime and legal dramas, a solid action comedy series is usually pretty hard to come by. But for me, NBC’s Chuck delivers every time and I’m grateful that so many fans of the secret agent comedy series have done their best to save it from cancellation. Sadly, I’m an entire season behind on Chuck due to unforeseen circumstances which kept me from using the life-saving DVR to record every episode. I’ll be catching up as soon as possible before the series returns for its fourth season this fall, but for those of you who aren’t in my shoes, I don’t want to deprive you of hearing the series’ cast and creators talk about the show and tease a little bit of the forthcoming season. After the jump you can check out the entire 23-minute panel (though the teaser for next season isn’t included) featuring series creators and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak along with stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin. It’s worth watching:
by Nico Posted 3 years, 305 days ago
Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and be a secret agent overnight? As the titular lead of the television show Chuck, Chuck Bartowski would probably say it’s not so nice, but he’s had his fair share of adventure and lady love.
For those who need a download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store, an ode to Best Buy’s Geek Squad (which, by the way, does have a Burbank location). Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. More after the jump.
NBC’s Chuck, the show about a reluctant spy with a supercomputer in his brain, struggled in the ratings throughout its second season. But it was renewed last May, thanks in part to a campaign by fans to support one of the show’s major sponsors, Subway. The sure-to-be-awesome third season of Chuck is nearly upon us, with the season premiere to air on January 10th. To give back to the fans, benefit the American Heart Association, and promote the new season, weheartchuck.com has organized Chuckfest. The event will be held on Saturday, January 9th at The Meeting Room and Sunday the 10th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. To find out how your Wii Golf skills can help you meet cast members Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky, hit the jump.
UPDATE after jump
I missed the “Chuck” panel at this year’s Comic-Con. As a fan of the show, I knew the cast was going to do something special during the convention and indeed they did, as Vik Sahay (Lester) and Scott Krinsky (Jeff) made their first live appearance as Jeffster! If you watch the hit NBC show, you know Jeffster performed during the finale and the group has become popular with the fans. NBC has even starting selling t-shirts.
Anyway, after Jeffster performed in front of thousands of screaming fans, they came to the press room and I was able to speak with the two members about not only playing as Jeffster, but what might be coming up on “Chuck”. Take a look at the interview after the jump. I’ve also posted their Comic-Con appearance as Jeffster in case you missed it.