Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival as the Gala opening night film on April 21, After the Reality stars Matthew Morrison, Sarah Chalke, Jon Dore, Aimee Garcia, John Heard and Jane Lynch in a tale of loss, grief, and a reality show. We’re proud to debut the trailer, which you can watch below.
David Anderson wrote and directed; it’s his feature debut. Here’s the official synopsis:
After the Reality is a film about loss and the strange world one inhabits when in grief’s relentless grip. The film cuts between a Minnesota log cabin setting — stuffed with shabby antique furniture and Kate and Scottie’s memories of summers past — and a currently airing episodes of Young Bucks, the reality show on which Scottie was just a contestant.
In contrast to the cabin’s sturdiness and gravity, the reality show set is sterile, plastic, and impermanent. Artifice reigns on the show, down to the contestants who spew platitudes about love and vie for the heart of one young lady, Kelly. Adhering to reality show conventions, Young Bucks treats Scottie as a pawn — a jester of love. And just as the brother and sister’s grief cannot be diverted or contained, the artificial world of a reality show cannot be neatly boxed in without consequences.
“After The Reality” is slated for a theatrical release in the fall.
Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison and Katie Holmes are among the cast providing voices for the Weinstein Co.’s English-language version of the Argentine family comedy Underdogs (aka The Unbeatables).
Rounding out the the voice cast of Juan Jose Campanella‘s film are John Leguizamo, Mexican star Eugenio Derbez, Taran Killiam, Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan and Rizzoli & Isles‘s Chazz Palminteri.
The film’s release date has been pushed to Apr. 10, 2015, from its previous date of Jan. 15, the date to which Weinstein has just moved its family fantasy Paddington, which was previously set for Christmas.
Underdogs centers on a shy but talented foosball player, Jake, (Morrison) who must defend his town and the girl he loves, Laura (Grande), from the nefarious soccer player Ace (Hoult). He’s aided by the figures on his foosball table, who magically come to life. The screenplay, by Campanella, Gaston Gorali and Eduardo Sacheri, has been reworked for U.S audiences.
“This talented cast takes our script and enhances it, with brilliant improvisation and wonderful chemistry. I’m so proud of these super-talented actors and comedians,” TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein commented in a statement.
The film shares its new release date with Fox’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and Paramount’s fantasy The Moon and the Sun. On its previous date are the thriller Blackhat and the Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer.
Justin Chadwick is directing the film, which also stars Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis.Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne and Cressida Bonas have joined the cast of Justin Chadwick-directed drama Tulip Fever.They join already announced cast members Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis in the film, which is set in 17th century Amsterdam. The story follows a married woman (Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.Shakespeare in Love scribe Tom Stoppard adapted the screenplay for the film from Deborah Moggach’s romance novel of the same name. Ruby Films’ Alison Owen is producing.Dench will play The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphan children. The project marks the 10th time that the actress has worked with The Weinstein Company. Her previous work includes Philomena, Skyfall and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She’s repped by Julian Belfrage Associates, Parseghian Planco and Jackoway TyermanGlee star Morrison will play drunken bohemian artist Mattheus. His recent film credits include What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Dan in Real Live. He’s repped by CAA, Podwall Entertainment and Gang, Tyre.Delevingne will play artists’ model Annetje. The actress’ upcoming projects include Pan and London Fields, and she’s repped by WME and Storm Artists Management.Bonas, a former love interest of Prince Harry’s, will take on the role of Mrs. Steen, a merchant’s young wife.Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Matthew has a cameo in a new independent movie, Space Station 76, that premiered on March 8 at SXSW in Austin, TX. Here’s the synopsis:
The story takes place on the Omega 76, a refueling station hovering out in space. Patrick Wilson is at the helm as the ship’s disgruntled captain, Glenn. Things haven’t been the same since his assistant captain, Daniel (Matthew Morrison), left and even though his replacement, Jessica (Liv Tyler), is the best of the best, Glenn has zero patience for her concerns regarding the threat of asteroid pockets. Meanwhile, Matt Bomer’s Ted is hard at work as the ship’s mechanic while his wife, Misty (Marisa Coughlan), prances around with their daughter, Sunshine (Kylie Rogers), until she feels like knocking on Steve’s (Jerry O’Connell) door, leaving Sunshine to entertain herself all on her own.
You’ll be able to catch Bomer’s robotic hand in action, meet Omega 76’s in-house psychiatrist, Doc Bot, spend some time with Sunshine’s doomed pets and more soon enough because Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions just scored the international rights to the film.