Rachel True The Craft, FX’s Better Things Sean Gunn Guardians of The Galaxy, The Suicide Squad, Hayley McFarland Fox's Lie to Me, The Conjuring, Zandy Hartig Netflix's Medical Police, The Laundromat, and Chris Browning Bosch, The 100 have signed on for Agnes, a horror indie from QWGmire. They are joining Molly C. Quinn and Jake Horowitz in the pic which Mickey Reece wrote and is directing. The film will follow rumors of demonic possession at a religious convent which prompt a church investigation into the strange goings-on among its nuns. A disaffected priest and his neophyte are confronted with temptation, bloodshed, and a crisis of faith. Shooting will begin in January. QWGmire is co-producing alongside Divide/Conquer with QWGmire's Elan Gale, Mathew Welty and Quinn, as well as Divide/Conquer's Adam Hendricks, Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke all serving as exec producers. Peter Kuplowsky and Jacob Snovel will also produce.
Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Sherilyn Fenn Twin Peaks, Golden Globe-nominee Franco Nero John Wick: Chapter 2, Jeff DuJardin Silent Life, Paul Rodriguez Blood Work, Aries Spears Jerry Maguire, and Rich Rose Sunny Daze will lead writer/director Vlad Kozlov's dark comedy Immortalist, an indie feature based Kozlov's short film The Killers. The story is about a dysfunctional family that battles for the head literally and soul of its patriarch. Paolo Spersoni Nero is dying of cancer and his grandson Max DuJardin has plans for a cryonics company to sever his grandfather's head and freeze it immediately after his death so his papa can one day be reanimated and resurrected. Max's boozy mother, Laura Fenn, a wayward Catholic, thinks that cutting off and freezing her father's head is immoral. A battle for Paolo's head and soul erupts. The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Kozlov, Natalia Dar, Sergei Savtchuk, Yuri Ponomarev, and David Roberson are producing the pic with Nero serving as the executive producer.
L-R Cameron Douglas, Elisabeth Röhm, Eric Balfour and Edouard Phillipponnat Shutterstock; Courtesy
Cameron Douglas son of Michael Douglas: Loaded, It Runs in the Family, Elisabeth Röhm Bombshell, American Hustle , Eric Balfour Haven, Six Feet Under and newcomer Edouard Phillipponnat will star in The Runner, directed by Michelle Danner. Written by Jason Chase Tyrrell, the thriller is about a troubled young high school student Phillipponnat who was charged with drug possession and who is forced to go undercover to expose a drug kingpin. Jessica Amlee, Kyle Jones, Nadji Jeter, and Kerri Medders co-star. Danner is producing the pic, her sixth directorial project to date. She’s also a well-known acting coach who has taught actors like Christian Slater, Salma Hayek, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, and Zooey Deschanel.
'He believed in me even when maybe I had given up on myself,' Cameron says of the late acting legend.
Years ago, when I was DJing a lot in New York, one night, I was playing at this club called Spa and I didn't go on until 12 at night. He and his wifeshowed up at around 12:30 a.m. He must've been in his late 80s, early 90s. It really was amazing. I went over to them and couldn't really even talk because the music was so loud, but that's just what they did. They always showed up — for everyone in the family. He was always there, always supportive and he believed in me even when maybe I had given up on myself. He made sure I knew that.
These past couple of years, I moved about 15 minutes away from them and have been spending a lot of time with him, bringing my daughter Vivian over on weekends. Just watching the bond between my daughter and grandfather was extremely special. One of the motivating factors behind bringing my family out to Los Angeles was to spend more time with him. That says a lot about the man that he was in my life and my desire to get my career going again soon enough so that he would be able to see the trajectory of my life starting to go in a positive direction. It's what he called “functioning.”
He said to me, not that long ago, “Cameron, I'm so happy to see that you're finally functioning.” That's this kind of credo among the members of our family — to be “functioning” — and I know that made him proud. I was just shooting this indie movieand it's really the first bigger piece of work I've had since coming home. It always made me so excited to be over with him, showing him stills from the movie.
He always used to tell me — even before I got this job when I was doing a lot of auditioning — how he thought that I was truly talented and to keep going. To hear that coming from him was enough. He didn't really have a secret about acting to pass along to me. His secret was hard work, being prepared and showing up. Then, if you have the talent and the work ethic, it will work out. That's what's ingrained in me from him.
My daughter is a little over 2 years old now and they spent a lot of time together over the past year and a half. He would light up every time she was around. When she was in the same room, all she wanted to do was either be in his lap or be the focus of his attention. I'll remind her of that when she gets older, showing her that connection through photos. It's pretty special.
Losing him is one of those things that, even when you sort of see it coming — he was 103 — it's still difficult. I take solace in the pride of being his grandson and having had the opportunity to spend as much time with him as I have. When I look at his life, what he accomplished and the way he carried himself, it's hard for me to imagine...