Ghosts of the Pacific trailer, new film & Hand of God update

A few quick updates.

garret dillahuntGarret is currently shooting a film called Foreigners in the Philippines. Not much info out there about it, except that it’s a Filipino-Australian production, with Garret, Will Howarth and Angeli Bayani in lead roles. Also this:

Directed by Sam and Tom McKeith, the film, which is inspired by a true story and tells the story of a boxer, is currently being shot in Metro Manila and features Hollywood actors including Will Howarth. Another Filipino, Mercedes Cabral, is also in the cast. Howarth and Rob Coe are coproducers.

Second, Hand of God. This is what Deadline reported from the upfronts:

There’s no press site up yet to obtain materials, not to mention there’s an approximate, not exact, set of release dates for upcoming shows, i.e. Jill Soloway’s series Transparent drops in late September, Alpha House in late October, Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason Schwartzman’s Mozart in the Jungle in December and Amazon’s two dramas, Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After in 2015. Pilots Red Oaks, The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria and Hand of God will be streamed to the site in August. Amazon’s third pilot process entails their customers voting on what they like before proceeding with a series commitment.

And the first trailer for Ghosts of the Pacific showed up on the film’s Facebook page. Thanks to HarryPotterCast1 for bringing it to YouTube:

New Interview (TheaterMania)

TheaterMania has a new interview with Garret. You can read it here.

How did Conviction get onto your radar?
Sarah Paulson and I share an agent, so when she was cast in the play it came to my attention. I haven’t done a play in about three years, and I had been sort of keeping my eye out for something that would pique my interest. I read it and it really stuck with me. I liked the dialogue a lot, and I liked how natural it felt. Plus, I wanted to work with Sarah in an actual scene together! And I’ve heard nothing but great things about Bay Street and the Sag Harbor community.

What is the biggest challenge in playing Tom Hodges, someone who may or may not be a pretty awful person?
It’s tricky ground because [the play is] about someone who preys on children. Probably the hardest part of playing Tom is to not make any judgments about him while I play him. I have to see his point of view. I’m trying to maintain some level of affection for someone who might do something like this. But the play shows how you’re one mistake away from ruining anything. — More at TheaterMania.com

Conviction opens tonight

You can find some production shots at Baystreet.org.

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street’s new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

CONVICTION tells the story of the family of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher that students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done when seeds of mistrust are planted. It asks the question — How can we live with conviction when some questions cannot be answered?

The cast includes Garret Dillahunt (“Raising Hope,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Tom; Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story,” “12 Years a Slave”) as his wife Leigh; Elizabeth Reaser (“Twilight” films, Second Stage’s revival of “How I Learned to Drive”) as their friend Jayne; Brian Hutchison (“Man and Boy,” “Looped”) as her husband Bruce; and Daniel Burns (“Twelfth Night”, “Shipwrecked!”) as Tom and Leigh’s son Nicholas. – Broadway World

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