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Special Event in Celebration of Jonas Åkerlund’s LORDS OF CHAOS

Gunpowder & Sky’s special event last night with Vice Studios in celebration of Jonas Åkerlund’s LORDS OF CHAOS starring Rory Culkin at St. Vitus in Brooklyn. Special guests Black Anvil, the black metal band, performed.

LORDS OF CHAOS

Opening In Theaters February 8th and On Demand February 22nd

Synopsis:A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners – a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

Directed by | Jonas Åkerlund

Starring | Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård

Written by | Dennis Magnusson & Jonas Åkerlund, based on the book of the same name

Co-Produced by | Vice Studios, 20th Century Fox, Scott Free Productions and Insurgent Media

 Official Trailer https://youtu.be/M7zrHiqoJ6k

Lily Collins to star alongside Simon Pegg in Vaughn Stein’s ‘Inheritance’

Lily Collins Photo by Jeff Vespa

Highland Film Group has announced that Golden Globe nominee Lily Collins (“Les Misérables,” To the Bone, Rules Don’t Apply, Okja) will join Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Cornetto Trilogy) in the high-stakes thriller Inheritance, with British helmer Vaughn Stein directing, fresh off his recent work with Pegg and Margot Robbie in his noir thriller Terminal. Matthew Kennedy penned script, and Richard B. Lewis (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, August Rush) is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf (upcoming The Night Clerk). UTA and Highland Film Group are co-repping the US rights with Highland Film Group handling foreign sales, which will continue in Berlin at the EFM this week.

Inheritance explores what happens when the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.

New Stills from the Focus Features Upcoming Movie ‘Harriet’

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet follows Tubman on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET,. Credit: Glen Wilson
Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET.
Credit: Glen Wilson

Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Open Casting Call

Nickelodeon is bringing back one of the biggest game shows of all time. Nickelodeon Double Dare is returning. Producers are looking for kids who are ready to take on brain-bending trivia, messy, physical challenges, and the world-famous obstacle course this summer.

Casting directors are holding auditions for kid teams of 2 ages 10 to 14 who know each other. For example, teams can consist of BFFs, siblings, twins, cousins, neighbors, teammates, and even classmates.

To Audition:

This Week In Theaters: Jonas Åkerlund’s ‘Lords of Chaos’ starring Rory Culkin

A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners – a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

Directed by | Jonas Åkerlund Starring | Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård Official Trailer | https://youtu.be/M7zrHiqoJ6k

CBS TV Pilot Talent Search for Three Lead Speaking Roles

Lori Wyman Casting is now doing a CBS Talent Search for an upcoming CBS Pilot. According to a recent post, the casting company is now casting three lead speaking roles. Producers are looking for actors to play the following roles:

  • [ ESTELA ] Early to Mid 20s. Latina. Lovely, intelligent, with an M.A. in Art History, she is the Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Adopted when she was four and born with a heart condition, Estela tries to keep calm, which is not an easy task given her hectic schedule. When she gets passed up for a promotion, something inside her finally snaps, and a more aggressive side of her is revealed. Estela is a driven, imaginative young woman who is torn between her boyfriend, Luen, and Felix…. SERIES REGULAR…SPANISH SPEAKING A PLUS. No accent in English.
  • [ SALVADOR ] 40s, Latino. Kind and hard-working, married to Camila, he is Estela’s adoptive father. A good man, a bit old fashioned and stubborn, who feels it’s his duty to provide for his family, he is devastated when the family owned bakery begins failing. In the meantime, he refuses to hear of Estela giving him any money, and is later pleased when Luen tells him that he plans to propose to Estela…SERIES REGULAR…MUST BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. Some accent in English is OK as long as it’s clearly understandable in English.
  • [ CAMILA ] 40s, Latina. She is Salvador’s wife and business partner, and adoptive mother to Estela whom she adores. Sweet, but strong, also stubborn as well as nurturing, and a woman of steel when she needs to be, she understands Estela’s conflicting emotions concerning the two men in her life, and urges Estela to follow her heart, even if it is the riskier choice…SERIES REGULAR… MUST BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. Some accent in English is OK as long as it’s clearly understandable in English.

To Apply:

If you, or an actor you know, fit any of the descriptions below, PLEASE send your current headshot and resume with contact phone and email to: lori@loriwymancasting.com


A-list cast set for ‘The Trial of The Chicago 7’

Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin  will direct The Trial of the Chicago 7, which will star Academy Award Winner Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Emmy Nominee Seth Rogen as Jerry Rubin, Golden Globe Nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt  as Richard Schultz, Jonathan Majors as Bobby Seale, and Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis.

Based on Sorkin’s screenplay, the film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.  The story is set in 1968 and 1969, but it speaks directly to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world.

Director Aaron Sorkin said, “I’m thrilled to be making a movie about one of one of the craziest, funniest, most intense, most tragic and most triumphant trials in American history. C-7 may take place in the late ’60’s, but there’s no better time to tell this story than today.”

First Look: Johnny Depp in ‘Minamata’

Production is underway for the film Minamatadirected by Andrew Levitas and starring three-time Academy Awardnominee and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp as celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith.

Bill Nighy joins the cast of Minamata which will co-star Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano and Jun Kunimura. The famed Yôko Narahashi (Earthquake Bird, Unbroken) is the casting director on the film which is currently underway in locations in Japan, Serbia, and Montenegro.

Minamata is based on the book by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith and adapted by David K. Kessler. The redemptive thriller, a real-life David versus Goliath story, pitts Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata – Japan in 1971. Minamata is an extremely moving story of how one man’s powerful photograph impacted the world to take action.

With the glory days of World War II far behind him Smith (Depp) has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from “Life Magazine” editor (Nighy) convinces him to journey back to Japan to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted camera, Smith must gain the trust of this struggling community and find the images that will bring the story to the World.

The victims’ case against the corporation responsible for this environmental disaster represents one of the biggest payouts of all time, with present day sufferers of Minamata disease still in court today seeking compensation. Production has spent time in Minamata meeting some of the victims and their families and the film is being made with their support.

Former Global Road Exec John Zois Joins Anton as EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Anton has announced  that former Global Road and IM Global exec John Zois has joined the company as EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions. Zois will continue to grow the company’s Film business globally while also working to establish Anton’s TV studio in the US. In film, Zois will work alongside London based President of Distribution, Harold van Lier, to grow Anton’s slate to 4 to 5 films a year, with budgets up to US$50m and a strong focus on kids/family and sci-fi/genre. Zois will report to Anton Founder & CEO Sebastien Raybaud.

“John is an incredibly seasoned and well-liked executive and the perfect person to expand our footprint in the U.S.,” said Anton CEO Sebastien Raybaud.

Prior to joining Anton, Zois was the Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Global Road, where he oversaw the acquisition and production of Marc Munden’s The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth as well as John Leonetti’s The Silence starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. Zois previously worked at IM Global on such projects as Wayne Roberts’ Richard Says Goodbyestarring Johnny Depp and Reed Morano’s I Think Were Alone Now starring Peter Dinklage. Zois also worked at EuropaCorp and FilmNation on projects such as Lenny Abrahamson’s Roomand John Madden’s Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain. Zois began his career at The Gersh Agency.

Founded by Sebastien Raybaud in 2011, Anton is a global content business which creates, produces, finances and distributes across both film and TV. The company debuted its pioneering co-financing model by partnering with StudioCanal on acclaimed international productions such as Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, the Paddington franchise, and Shaun the Sheep. 

Upcoming projects include Greenland written by Chris Sparling and produced with Thunder Road, and the animated feature, Fireheart, from the successful producers of Ballerina, a.k.a. Leap!.TV titles include the recent BBC success McMafia, and the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for HBO starring James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson and directed by Tom Hooper.

New Art: ‘Greta’

Director Neil James and actor Chloë Grace Moretz on set.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession

Story: A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.  Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan.

Director:  Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game”) Writers: Ray Wright, Neil Jordan Producers: Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender, Karen Richards Cast:  Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea

Focus Features will release GRETA in theaters on March 1, 2019.

Watch Official Trailer below