Highland Film Group is announcing cast for Crown Vic helmer Joel Souza’s new Western, Rust, following the attachment of Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible franchise, NBC’s “30 Rock”) last year. Principal photography will commence come early October in New Mexico with Baldwin joined by Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s “Raised by Wolves,” Universal Pictures’ Warcraft, Amazon’s “Vikings”), Brady Noon (Universal Pictures’ Good Boys, Disney +’s “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changer”) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, Warner Bros.’ Unforgiven).
Highland Film Group unveiled the first look at Herbert James Winterstern (NBC’s “Siberia”) new movie, Supercell. The film, which toplines Alec Baldwin from a script by Winterstern and co-writer Anna Elizabeth James (Deadly Illusions), just wrapped principal photography in Montana and Georgia in the U.S. from Short Porch Pictures and Thomasville Pictures.
Production is officially underway with thriller, Supercell, following its announcement back in March. Cameras began rolling on May 7 for the Alec Baldwin-led disaster thriller, and now more names are being added to the roster including Skeet Ulrich (The CW’s “Riverdale,” “#Freerayshawn”), and Emmy-award winner and Tony-nominated Anne Heche (Donny Brasco, The Vanished), with Daniel Diemer (Tribeca Film Festival winner The Half of It) and newcomer Jordan Kristine Seamón (HBO’s “We Are Who We Are”) rounding out the cast.
Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Mission: Impossible franchise) is attached to star in Supercell, a new disaster action thriller that Herbert James Winterstern (NBC’s “Siberia”) will direct from a script by Winterstern & Anna Elizabeth James (Deadly Illusions). The film will serve as the launchpad for a non-exclusive first look output deal for Highland Film Group with Ryan Winterstern (Most Wanted, Inheritance) and Nathan Klingher (Zone 414, Becky) with their new startup, Short Porch Pictures.
Just as before with the release of revenge thriller, Becky, Quiver Distribution and Redbox are pairing up once more to bring the fight to your homefront with a day-and-date release of Chick Fight, slated for November 13. ETonline debuted the official trailer on Tuesday, which is now making the online rounds and host to a cast that includes Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Alec Baldwin, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Nash and Fortune Feimster.
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Following a lawsuit dismissal just a few days ago involving screenwriter and former plantiff Timothy Patrick McLanahan, things are moving forward with some further casting news for the forthcoming production of the tentatively titled Mission: Impossible 5. Paramount Pictures annouced the film last August with actor Tom Cruise producing as well as returning to the role of agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth film of the series, pairing him once again with Jack Reacher helmer Christopher McQuarrie.
Trade site Deadline has reported the addition of two more names to the confirmed cast, including London actress Rebecca Ferguson in the female lead, and actor and former MSNBC host Alec Baldwin in the role of the C.I.A. director. Simon Pegg, who debuted his role in the the third film and continued into the fourth confirmed his return to the franchise with MTV last November, while actor Jeremy Renner stated his return to the franchise earlier last month; Renner joined the franchise with actress Paula Patton for the fourth film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which became the biggest film of the franchise grossing nearly $700 globally under director Brad Bird.
There’s no word yet on what the plot will entail regarding Iron Man 3 co-scribe Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and none on whether or not Patton or franchise actor Ving Rhames or Ghost Protocol actress Paula Patton will be back on board. Mission: Impossible 5 bows next Christmas.
Stay tuned for more info.
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