Benched is out in select theatres and on VOD today. Here are a couple of recent interviews in which Garret talks about the film (and other projects):
I really enjoyed this movie. It was one of those films where, by the end it was just this nice sort of payoff, you know?
Garret Dillahunt: Yeah, I think it kind of sneaks up on you. I think it kind of did on us too.
How did you get involved in it? It was originally a play, right?
Garret Dillahunt: It was originally a play, which was a real selling point to me and probably to John too, because we are both old theater guys. It’s been a couple years since this all started. But I think I just went in and auditioned. I just went in and met the directors, they were in town. I remember driving to some out of the way location and we met and talked about it and discussed doing this and I went home and then I got a phone call. I think that’s what happened, so kudos to my agent I guess. — Read the rest at DailyActor.com
In other news, the second trailer for Widows has made its way to the web. The film will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival (Sept. 6-16) and open the 2018 London Film Festival (Oct. 10) before hitting theatres in November.
Two new projects have been announced recently. Sergio, filming now, is a biopic of UN diplomat and Iraq envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. Garret plays Sgt. William von Zehle, who witnessed his final hours and tried to save his life. Some details from THR:
During his diplomatic career, Vieira de Mello drew as many accolades as scorn. Accused of being a “crisis junkie,” Vieira de Mello relished hot spots and war zones where he used his charm, good looks and negotiating skills to save lives.
He was killed in a hotel bombing in Iraq in 2003, along with other members of his staff, in an attack orchestrated by al-Qaida. The movie’s story is set hours after the attack at Baghdad’s Canal Hotel. As the world watches the efforts to save Vieira de Mello’s life, the diplomat, buried under the rubble, is forced to confront the dubious choices he has made during his personal life and career as the UN’s go-to man.
And here is some info about the second film, Supreme Ruler:
Supreme Leader centers on small-town go-getter Steve Loomis (Dillahunt), whose dream of becoming “supreme ruler” of his local Buffalo Lodge is unexpectedly challenged by a hard-drinking, womanizing lodge member, Hank. The two men are forced to travel to the Buffalo National Convention in Chicago in order to win the support of the organization’s national leaders, where Steve befriends an established supreme ruler, Nancy (Juliette Lewis).
Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, The Alienist) and Marina Squerciati (Chicago P.D.) will also star, with Tom Berenger currently in talks for the role of Hank.
Fear the Walking Dead returns tonight at 9/8c on AMC. The show has been picked up for another season, so the eight episodes we’ll be seeing in the next couple of months won’t be the last ones. The cast did a bunch of interviews at Comic-Con a few weeks ago. Here are some of them:
The show will be back with the second half of season 4 — eight more episodes — on Sunday, August 12 at 9pm ET/PT. From AMC:
AMC’s original series “Fear the Walking Dead” will return for the second half of season four, consisting of eight episodes, on Sunday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, as announced during last night’s “Talking Dead.” Critics have said “Fear’s” fourth season has “completely changed the game,” “…is deserving to be praised as one of the best shows on television, (Comicbook.com.), “feels like it’s been given a second life” (Hypable.com), and “has knocked me off the couch” (TV Line.com), among other critical acclaim.
The first half of season four began with one figure huddled around a campfire, and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be…together. In the back half of the season they will explore who they are now – as individuals and as part of the greater group – and how they will forge ahead. They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries – human, walker, and even nature itself. Theirs will be a journey wrought with danger, love, heartbreak, loss, and ultimately, hope.
“Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman.