Burt tells Jimmy that he needs to buy Sabrina a nice engagement ring, even if she claims she doesn’t need one, so Jimmy starts volunteering for a series of exotic medical experiments to come up with the cash. Meanwhile Virginia has been pawning her engagement ring for years behind Burt’s back to pay for odds and ends. But when Jimmy visits the pawnshop and falls in love with his own mom’s ring, her secret may be out.
Stars Entertainment has a new interview with Garret. He talks about Talhotblond, Looper, and Raising Hope. Snippet (starting with Talhotblond):
“I think it’s pretty good. A lot of people didn’t want to watch at first because its a Lifetime movie. Things are as good as you make them. This was a really good stretch as a character. I had to transform myself as a completely different person and I enjoyed that. Courteney is great. She has great attention to deal. She works her ass off on this. She can direct me anytime. I really think she was great.”
He has also five other films in various stages of production, including Looper which will be released in September as well, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. “It’s such a great cast. I got to stop saying how lucky I am. There’s got to be a reason why I keep working with these great people. I am honoured to be part of this. I got to work with Joseph and Emily almost exclusively. I couldn’t ask for better co-stars. I wish I was that together when I was that young.”
With all this action, and comedy, the missing piece to Dillahunt’s career is a musical. “I think that would be a good challenge. I did a play one time in New York about country music in Missouri. I was the nasty Nashville influence taking over. The feeling of being in front of a band with a guitar is a really nice feeling.”
And the full U.S. trailer for Looper was released today. It looks awesome:
Just a reminder that Talhotblond airs tonight at 8/7c on Lifetime. If you’re in the U.S. you can watch the trailer on Lifetime’s site. If not, here are a few details from the review at Huffpost TV:
Talhotblond is a suspenseful film, based on a true story, about a man who conducts an affair of the mind on the Internet. The passion he finds there begins to rule his life and ultimately leads to tragedy.
Garret Dillahunt of Saving Grace Raising Hope fame plays Thomas, an everyday type of guy who works in a plant. He is married and has two daughters. Once a month he plays poker with some of his friends, including one of his co-workers Brian (Brando Eaton). At one of these sessions he complains that playing poker once a month is not enough. One of his friends suggests he try online gambling.
A few nights later he signs on to the site which his friend was talking about and begins to play poker online. As he is playing he gets a request for a personal chat from someone identified as “Talhotblond.” They begin to chat on line she tells him she is an eighteen year old girl named Katie. He replies he is only a few years older than she is and that he is a marine headed to Afghanistan. And so the relationship begins.
He keeps all this secret from his wife Carol (Laura San Giacomo) and his two young daughters. To them he is still the same but they do notice he is eating healthier and exercising more. Even his friend Brian notices there is a new spark to him.
Collider has a new interview with Garret. They mainly talked to him about The Scribbler, but that part hasn’t been published yet. Here is what he says about joining Twelve Years a Slave (more at the link):
What was the appeal of that for you?
DILLAHUNT: It’s a great cast. That’s going to be a whole other kind of challenge. The language in that is so heightened, in its way. Even the most uneducated was fairly poetic, in the way they expressed themselves. My character certainly is that. He goes on and on about his troubles. But, I’ve long been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor. I think he’s a great actor. He’s my kind of guy. He does what I aspire to do. The difference between him in Kinky Boots and this is exactly what we’re supposed to do. I’m really excited to work with him. My scenes are all with him.
He also did a roundtable with Jon Cryer, Johnny Galecki and Joel McHale for the Variety Emmy Studio 2012 (Comedy Lead Actor), and the clip is finally online:
And the first few pics from Tall Hot Blonde have appeared on the web this week too (see below). Here is Lifetime’s press release for the film – it premieres next Saturday:
Golden Globe® nominee Courteney Cox (Cougar Town, Friends) goes behind the camera and into the director’s chair, marking her longform directorial debut, in the Lifetime Original Movie Tall Hot Blonde, premiering Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 8:00PM ET/PT.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Television and based on a true story, Tall Hot Blonde follows the life of Thomas Montgomery (Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hope, No Country for Old Men), a married father of two young daughters who gets seduced by the world of online gambling and chat rooms where a virtual romance and sexual obsession ultimately leads to the murder of an innocent man. Cox also appears in the original movie.
Thomas Montgomery, a middle-aged, hard-working family man, finds reprieve from his humdrum life by playing online poker with his buddies. During one of his poker games, he receives an invitation to chat with an 18-year-old girl with the screen name, “Talhotblond.”
Introducing himself as a younger U.S. Marine “Tommy,” they begin an online relationship that quickly develops into a sexual obsession. Sensing Thomas’ emotional distance and detachment, his wife Carol (Laura San Giacomo, Just Shoot Me, Pretty Woman) unearths her husband’s cyber affair and puts an end to it by revealing to “Talhotblond” that he is not who claims to be, but in reality a married father of two.
Infuriated and betrayed by his lies, “Talhotblond” begins to flirt online with Thomas’ co-worker, Brian (Brando Eaton, Dexter, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), leading to jealousy and, ultimately, murder. This shocking true story reveals how easily the line between virtual reality and the truth can be blurred when hiding behind a keyboard online.
Tall Hot Blonde is produced by Motion Picture Corporation of America in association with Silver Screen Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Brad Krevoy (Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Taking Chance) Alexandre Coscas and Francisco Gonzalez and is directed by Courteney Cox. Trent Haaga (Damage Control) wrote the screenplay which is based on the documentary “talhotblond” by Barbara Schroeder.