At TIFF a film i’ve been keeping track of has gotten one step closer to release, having now been acquired by Lionsgate(No release date has been set yet). While i am not big on Shakespeare retellings, Much Ado about Nothing has been on my radar for a while for 2 main reasons.
First its directed and written by Joss Whedon, which is always a plus in my book. Second, it stars Amy Acker in the female lead role. Unfortunately her work has mostly been limited to 2 shows both done by Whedon(She also had a tiny role in Cabin in the Woods), but imo she has demonstrated amazing versatility, playing multiple roles on Angel and Dollhouse with ease(5 in total). I will post a trailer as soon as its available(Couldn’t find one online)
And the other update concerns Isabelle Furhman, one of my favorite young actresses(Her current age is 15), and was brought to my attention by Ruth. If you watched the Hunger Games you will remember her as Clover. If you’re wondering/curious about why she is a favorite of mine, just watch Orphan.If her performance in that film doesn’t convince you she is awesome, then i don’t know what will(Seriously, she is the main reason i would recommend watching it).
Anyways, she has signed on to take a role in a upcoming indie called The Wilderness of James. The role was originally going to Chloe Grace Mortez,but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. This will be a debut film for the writer director,so besides it being a coming of age film i have no idea how it will turn out, but i’m hoping the final product will be good. A while back she was also cast as the lead in the Suspria remake, although i’m not holding out much hope for that one(or her upcoming film with Jaden Smith for that matter).
Also, when writing this post i realized i did 2 posts in a role focusing on favorite underrated/unknown actresses of mine. That was completely accidental,i swear