The Little Rock Film Commission is teaming with Market Street Cinema to launch an Arkansas Film Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Market Street. British actor Stuart Wilson (“The Age of Innocence,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Lethal Weapon 3”) will screen “The Mask of Zorro,” in which he stars as the villain, Don Rafael Monero. Wilson, who recently moved to Little Rock with his wife, Arkansas native Courtney Pledger, will participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by Arkansas Film Commissioner Chris Crane and the Little Rock Film Commission's Gary Newton.
Newton mentions Mary Steenburgen's “End of the Line”; “Face the Crowd,” which was filmed in Piggott, “The Blue and the Gray” and Roger Corman's “Bloody Mama,” which was filmed near Mountain Home, as potential future features.
“With Angels,” the Arkansas-connected Web TV show we reported on several months back, debuted on Tuesday at strike.tv. The 36-episode series is based on characters from “Church of God's Glorious Light,” a play Werner Trieschmann wrote years ago and then, with the help of screenwriter Mary Feuer, adapted into a screenplay.
The show revolves around Taffy Simpson, a young woman from small-town Arkansas struggling to find her place in Los Angeles. Feuer, who recently served as head writer for the web phenomenon “lonelygirl15,” brings that same kind of video-blog style storytelling to “Angels.” The lead actors, too, will be familiar to fans of “lonelygirl.”
Trieschmann will write some of the webisodes. New installments will appear Monday through Thursday until Christmas.
“Good Vibes,” the animated show written by David Gordon Green and commissioned by Fox that we previously reported on in this space, now has a cast of voices: Josh Gad (“Back to You”), Adam Brody (“The O.C.”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”), Olivia Thirlby (“Juno”), Alan Tudyk (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Jake Busey (“Broken”). The show's likely to debut in spring.
News also comes that the Little Rock-born director has signed on to direct an adaptation of the comic “Freaks of the Heartland,” which follows a young boy as he tries to protect his “monster” of a 6-year-old brother.
Little Rock born actor Josh Lucas is slated to play the husband of notorious porn star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic.