Cannes: Jeremy Irons Starring in Action-Comedy ‘Monumental’
May 16th, 2015 || By Dave McNary
Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin will star in action-comedy “Monumental” with filming starting July 6.
Producers are Eric Fischer and Brianna Lee Johnson from Dead Fish Films. Brett Simon is directing from a script by Annie Burgstede and Chad Faust.
Kathy Morgan International is handling foreign pre-sales at Cannes. CAA is handling domestic rights.
Culkin and Robb will portray a young couple who have accidentally killed their tyrant boss and kidnapped a wise-cracking Vietnam Veteran relative, played by Irons. Madsen will play an FBI agent hot on their trail.
Executive producers are Aaron Gilbert, Robert Odgen Barnum, 3 Point Capital, Ksana Golod, James Bryant and George Parra. London Pacific Finance provided development funding.
Casting alert: PBS drama filming in Virginia to feature Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, and AnnaSophia Robb
Picture Ted from “How I Met Your Mother” in Civil War-era garb and a young Carrie Bradshaw as a corseted southern belle. Can’t quite manage it? Cue the magic of TV.
The actors who played those roles (Josh Radnor and AnnaSophia Robb, respectively) are part of the cast of “Mercy Street,” the upcoming PBS historical drama filming in Virginia, along with a slate that includes Gary Cole, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, and Shalita Grant, the network says.
Now would-be rubberneckers have an idea of who to be on the lookout for as cameras start rolling in the Richmond and Petersburg area. Set in a Civil War hospital in Alexandria and pitched as a sort of “ER”-in-hoop-skirts, the show will air in late 2016, just as the beloved “Downton Abbey” prepares to say its goodbyes.
PBS also announced that directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb have joined the show, whose executive producers include heavy hitters Ridley Scott and David Zucker. The casting announcement hints at a plot heavy with North-meets-South drama, in which a wealthy family’s Alexandria hotel is occupied by the Union army and converted into a hospital.
AnnaSophia was at the Alice + Olivia Presentation at the NY Fashion Week yesterday, where she met up with designer Stacey Bendet, actress Michelle Trachtenberg and dancer Maddie Ziegler. Be sure to check out the pictures in the gallery!
Another day, another Fashion Week event! AnnaSophia was at the Rachel Antonoff show yesterday, and you can now check out pictures of the event in the gallery.
AnnaSophia sat front row at the VFILES MADE FASHION show at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 last night, and pictures of the event are now up in the gallery!
AnnaSophia attended the John Frieda Hair Care Beach Blonde Collection Party a couple of days ago. Pictures of the event are now up in the gallery, so be sure to have a look!
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