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.
Eliza Dushku voices She-Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
She has talked about the positive influence of superheroes.
Eliza also says her nephew is very proud of her.
Actress Eliza Dushku voices the character She-Hulk in the new Disney XD show Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and she has spoken of the relevance, the importance and the positive influence of superheroes on children. Eliza also revealed how her nephew says he is very proud of her Eliza Dushku poses for camera Dushku told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s a part of our culture. Superheroes can help kids deal with being different, show that they don’t have to be ashamed of themselves, how they can fight through adversity and find humanity. They’re a part of our culture for so many good reasons.” She added, “He’s such a boy. He loves Spider-Man and SpongeBob. But his comment when he heard about this was, ‘Aunt Eliza, I’m so glad you’re on a team with Hulk because there’s so many things girls can do that boys can’t.’ He’s such a boy, but he’s already a feminist too.” Eliza Dushku voices She-Hulk Eliza Dushku voices She-Hulk Meanwhile, Eliza Dushku will next be seen on the big screen, starring with the likes of Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sascha Grey and Kunal Nayyar in the movie The Scribbler, which opens on May 1, 2014 in the US, while an official UK release date has not yet been announced.
Watertown superstar Eliza Dushku takes on one of comics’ most iconic heroines in the new animated series, “Marvel’s Hulks and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” premiering Sunday at 11 a.m. on Disney XD.
she plays She-Hulk, the Hulk’s cousin, a stuntwoman who decides to use her green muscle to fight evil-doers.
“it’s exciting for me to be introducing She-Hulk to a new generation of kids who aren’t familiar with the Hulks yet,” said the actress, best known for her roles in such TV series as “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
dushku is no stranger to voiceover work — she’s performed in several videogames as well as Catwoman in the 2011 Warner Bros. direct-to-DVD release “Batman: Year One.”
“i have this deep, raspy voice, and I’ve always been able to imitate people,” she said.
through her own company, Boston Diva Productions, she’s editing a documentary on her homeland Albania. Noting the recent political upheaval in that country, she said, “I want to get this story right.”
she has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, but @elizadushku’s No. 1 fan may just be her 4-year-old nephew. As for her new role, she said, “He loves it.”
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Eliza and Rick made a rare event last nigth at the A Celebration Of Tony Bennett And Exploring The Arts in Beverly Hills. 008 HQ photos from the event have been added into the gallery.
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Well not much at all going on with Eliza right now but there is some news for her new show Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A..S.H, The premiere date is set for Thursday August 11th on Disney XD (US only).
The first new trailer for Disney’s new show HULK and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H is now out. Eliza dose the voice of She-Hulk on the show. No date yet for when it will start but I would say within the next month or two.