Melissa attended the Lowriders premiere, during the opening night of the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival at
ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California (June 1).
Michael Angarano & Melissa Benoist To Star In Jennifer Morrison’s ‘Sun Dogs’
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill have come aboard to star in Sun Dogs, the feature film directorial debut of Once Upon A Time star Jennifer Morrison that was penned by Anthony Tambakis (Warrior). Fabrica De Cine, which just closed a mega-deal in Cannes to produce and finance Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman, will co-finance Sun Dogs along with Caviar (Diary Of A Teenage Girl).
The comedy, the first for Morrison’s newly launched Apartment 3C Productions, will now kick off principal photography June 3 in Los Angeles. It follows a young misfit, Ned (Angarano), in his repeated failed attempts to join the Marines and serve his country. When his last interview fails, he takes a Marine officer’s advice to “protect the homefront” a little too seriously, and sets his sights on a casino manager who may or may not be a terrorist mastermind. In trying to uncover this “terrorist cell,” he enlists the help of a young runaway, Tally (Benoist), forming the most unlikely possible anti-terrorism unit in a story of love, friendship and homeland security.
Caviar’s Bert Hamelinck, Fabrica de Cine’s Gaston Pavlovich and Manu Gargi, Andrew Carlberg and Tambakis are producing. UTA Independent Film Group is repping domestic rights.
Morrison and Carlberg unveiled Apartment 3C in April, saying its first two projects in the pipeline were Sun Dogs and another Tambakis pic to be co-developed with him. Morrison and the scribe first worked together on Warrior, which Tambakis wrote and Morrison starred in alongside Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy.
Angarano is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman; Benoist by UTA, Anonymous Content and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; Janney by Gersh, Thruline and Nelson Davis; and O’Neill by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment.
I’ve added some photos of Melissa attending the CW Network’s 2016 Upfront at The London Hotel in New York City (May 19).
Melissa attended the We Love Her Celebration of Broadway and TV Star, Laura Benanti at 54 Below in New York City (May 16).
It’s official! Supergirl has been renewed for season 2, however the series is moving from CBS to The CW. You can view an article below.
‘Supergirl’ Moves To The CW, Renewed For Season 2
The CW has picked up its first new series for next season, and it is not that new. After weeks of speculation, Supergirl will move from CBS to sister network the CW, which has renewed the superhero drama for a second season. The pickup, which comes hours after the most recent deadline for CBS to make a renewal decision on the freshman series, expands the CW DC superhero universe to four series, all from producer Greg Berlanti, as Supergirl is set to join The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. One of them, Flash, already crossed over to Supergirl on CBS, making for a seamless integration of the newbie into the CW superhero squad.
A Supergirl move to the CW had been rumored for a while, with talks becoming real the last few days. A CW pickup was contingent on finding a way to produce a show of that scale (Supergirl commanded one of the highest license fees for a new series this season) for the CW. Producing studio Warner Bros TV already made a pre-emptive effort to trim costs with a planned move of production from Los Angeles to Vancouver in Season 2, which is now official. That will bring the show together with Berlanti’s current CW superhero drama series, which all are based in Vancouver.
The CW frequently had been mentioned as a suitable home for Supergirl because of the show’s young skew, the CW president Mark Pedowitz’s public comments about regretting not going after the project when it was originally pitched, and the fact that the CW is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros.
This is the second time Supergirl had been rumored to move from CBS to the CW; it didn’t happen after the pilot last year. Previously, drama Ringer moved from CBS to the CW after the pilot.
Being based on a DC property, as it moves to the CW, Supergirl will remain solely owned by WBTV and not a co-production with CBS TV Studios as the original CW series automatically become.
Despite the fact that its numbers tapered off significantly after a strong start, Supergirl, aided by a solid DVR play, averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 in a competitive time slot, ranking as the No. 1 new CBS drama and No. 4 new network series overall (behind only Blindspot, Life In Pieces and Quantico) in the demo this season. It is CBS’ youngest-skewing new drama and averaged nearly 10 million viewers.
Based on the characters by DC Comics, Supergirl is executive produced by Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TV. The series stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan and Calista Flockhart.
Melissa Benoist is headed from National City to Boston. The Supergirl star has joined the cast of Patriots Day, CBS and Lionsgate’s film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt for the perpetrators, the studios announced Thursday.
Benoist will play Katherine Russell, the wife of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Also boarding the film are Khandi Alexander as a law enforcement interrogator and Jake Picking as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
Currently in production in Boston, Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg as Sgt. Tommy Saunders (a composite character), Michelle Monaghan as wife Carol Saunders, John Goodman as Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and Kevin Bacon as FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers.
Peter Berg is directing from a script by Matt Charman, based on Davis’ firsthand account. The film will open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.
Melissa attended the 3rd Annual College Signing Day event at the Harlem Armory in New York City (April 26). The event was co-hosted by MTV and was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher.
I’ve added screen captures from the season finale of Supergirl. The images may contain spoilers. Enjoy!