The Cinemax drama has been busy ramping up its cast lately, and now comes word that Eliza Dushku is joining Banshee. The drama series from Alan Ball centers on Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice. Dushku will recur as Agent Veronica Dawson, a tough, sexy and shockingly reckless FBI profiler with no shortage of personal demons who joins forces with Hood to hunt down a killer.
Dushku starred in the TV series Dollhouse and Tru Calling and recurred on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and spinoff Angel. Her recent credits include the features Jane Wants A Boyfriend and voicing She-Hulk in Disney XD’s Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. Repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman, she next stars in the psychological thriller Eloise.
Banshee, which was renewed for a fourth season in February, has added a couple of regulars (Chris Coy and Matthew Rauch) and a season-long arc for Ana Ayora in the past few weeks. Casey LaBow also is set to recur.
Hello! A few days ago I added pictures of Eliza at the Wizard World Comic Con at Oregon Convention Center to the gallery. Previews and gallery link below:
006 x Public Events > 2015 > Wizard World Comic Con at Oregon Convention Center – 01.25.15
Hello! My name is Kayla and I’m the new owner here at Eliza Dushku Central. I was actually the creator of the site way back when and I’m so happy to be back. Anyway, for my first update I’ve gotten the gallery all caught up on the missing public appearances. Previews and gallery links below:
019 x Public Events > 2013 > “MikeyBoy The Movie” New York Screening – 11.01.13
012 x Public Events > 2014 > 2014 Vancouver Fan Expo – 04.18.14
002 x Public Events > 2014 > Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2014 – Day 3 – 06.21.14
007 x Public Events > 2014 > Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2014 – Day 4 – 06.22.14
Comicbook.com covered Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend. During the event, Eliza Dushku was asked what she thought of all the Marvel Comics movies.
Dushku said, “I enjoy it, but I’m not one of those people that’s like, ‘Hey, they ruined it, because they didn’t fix that one detail of that character.’ I don’t like assassinate the creators of the art when it’s not on point. I think that it’s a representation and doesn’t necessarily ought to be on point.”
In regards to what character she would like to play if she could pull some strings with Josh Whedon to be in the Avengers, Dushku said, “I don’t know. I feel like Scarlett Johannson said recently, I’m not going to be comparing myself to her, but she said something like, ‘I consider myself an actor for hire. And if somebody is inspired and sees me in a certain way that’s exciting.’”
“And I mean I’ve been voicing the green chick, She-Hulk, now for two seasons,” added Dushku. “We’re in our second season of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. And that might be kind of fun.”
Another asylum-based horror pic. Sigh.The Covenant‘s Chace Crawford, Wrong Turn‘s Eliza Dushku, Tropic Thunder‘s Brandon T. Jackson and Final Destination 5‘s PJ Byrne are set to start production on Eloise, the Robert Legato-directed psychological thriller, Deadline reports.
Penned by Chris Borrelli (Vatican Tapes), “The film is set in a defunct insane asylum known as “Eloise.” Four friends break into the abandoned institution in hopes of finding a death certificate, which will provide Jacob (Crawford) with the rights to a sizable inheritance. While inside the asylum, the group not only finds that the institution houses a horrifying history but also the truth about their own tragic pasts. They’re shooting in the Eloise Insane Asylum which was one of the largest mental institutions in the world. What began as one building in Westland, MI in 1832, rapidly grew into a 78-building self-sustained city, complete with its own fire and police departments, train station, post office and farms. Eloise closed its doors in 1982, and has since been dormant and left to ruin.”
Eloise is just getting underway in Detroit, a co-production between Slam Productions, Vinson Films and Legato, who has won two Oscars for visual effects work on Hugo and Titanic.
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Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Joel David Moore have joined the cast of Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin.
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Tyson Ritter and William Hurt are portraying Allman young and old, respectively, while Wyatt Russell will play brother Duane Allman. Zoey Deutch and Chad Lindberg are also already cast.
Dushku will play a small town Southern girl whose embrace inspires one of Alllman’s most wrenching tunes “Whipping Post.”
Whitford (Saving Mr. Banks) will play Gregg’s current manager, Michael Lehman, who Allman credits with turning his career around.
Moore (Avatar) will play the Allmans’ first manager, Bill McEuen, who discovered the brothers and brought them to Los Angeles.
Open Road Films is releasing the film domestically while The Exchange is handling international sales.
The movie is telling two stories: Gregg Allman’s journey from struggling artist through the formation and subsequent success of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw the musician succumb to the excesses of rock and roll; and Gregg Allman’s realization at 64 that he has to get clean for good or risk losing his life.
Savin and Miller penned the screenplay, and Miller will direct. The duo are also producing. Allman and Lehman are acting as executive producers.
Shooting will begin Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga., at Meddin Studios.
Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause have been cast in Jane Wants A Boyfriend, which is now shooting in Brooklyn. Inspired by true events, the story explores a week in the life of a young woman (Krause) with Asperger’s, who enlists her older sister (Dushku) to help her find her first boyfriend. William C. Sullivan is directing Jarret Kerr’s script. Lauren Brady is producing the pic from Copperline Creative, a new NY-based production company with a focus on purchasing, developing and promoting unique independent projects in theater and film with a philanthropic bent. Its founder and CEO Anne Dempsey comes from the ad world. Dushku recently wrapped shooting the reboot of The Saint as a backdoor pilot. She is repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman. Krause’s recent credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and Young Adult.
“Eliza Dushku, an actress who hails from Watertown, will be honored at Fenway Park next month for her work creating an all-girls program at a previously all-boys New Hampshire sleep-away summer camp that helps low-income Boston kids.
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Eliza Dushku at Camp Hale
Dushku helped organize the all-girls program implemented this past summer at Camp Hale on Squam Lake. The camp is run by the United South End Settlements, an organization that helps families in and around Boston. Each summer since 1900, the camp helps inner city Boston kids build social skills and a sense of well-being with the residential camp experience, according to camp officials.
After she organized the girls program, Dushku also served as a camp counselor this summer, officials said.
“Camp has been such an important part of life for everyone in my family for as long as I can remember — for my parents, my siblings and myself,” Dushku said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with others to highlight the importance of camp experiences for ALL kids, boys AND girls — is just extraordinary.”
Bette Bussel, executive director of the American Camp Association of New England, said she applauded Dushku for her work, which helped change the camp program for the better.
“Her leadership in creating an all-girls program at Camp Hale in New Hampshire has altered and enriched the lives of dozens of young women,” Bussel said.
Dushku will be honored at the American Camp Association of New England’s third annual Camp Champions Celebration on Nov. 22 at the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park. The event is celebrating summer camps and all net proceeds will go to ACA New England’s Campership Fund, which aims at helping bring the summer camp experience to the area’s children in need.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres, Fenway Park tours beginning at 6 p.m., a dinner buffet overlooking the field, a raffle and silent auction, and photo opportunities with Red Sox mascot Wally. Adult tickets are $150; children 12 and under are $75.
More than 150 children ages 6 to 16 had the chance to attend day and overnight camps in all six New England states as a result of last year’s Camp Champions Celebration event, which honored Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, organizers said.”
Good news all Eliza fans, Miss Dushku will be back on are TV’s this week as she is set to guest star in NTSF:SD:SUV:: . Eliza will be in 3×06 – The Great Train Stoppery as Angel: Dash with Jayma Mays and Santigold as a all-girl police unit from the future journeys back to the Wild West circa 1869 to ensure that the maiden voyage on the Intercontinental Railroad goes smoothly. It is set to air tomorrow night on Adult Swim at 12:15 a.m. Cap will be up the next day.