DEADLINE – Emily Meade and Chris Coy, both currently starring on HBO’s The Deuce, have joined director Ed Zwick’s biopic, Trial By Fire, opposite Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern. From a screenplay by Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher, the film is adapted from David Grann’s 2009 article in The New Yorker.

Jeff Perry (Scandal), David Wilson Barnes (Blue Bloods), and Carlos Gomez (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) also co-star.

The pic centers on the account of Cameron Todd Willingham (O’Connell), a poor, uneducated devotee of heavy metal who is convicted of arson and triple homicide when a fire rips through his home and his children are trapped inside. Willingham ultimately spends 12 years on death row. Meade plays Willingham’s wife and mother to their three small children. Dern co-stars as Elizabeth Gilbert, a Texas housewife who forms an unlikely bond with Willingham and fights magnificently for his freedom.

Zwick is producing via his The Bedford Falls Company label along with Flashlight Films and Alex Soros. Principal photography is currently underway in Atlanta.

Meade (Money Monster, HBO’s The Leftovers)  is repped by CAA and Authentic Management; Coy (Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit) by Main Title Entertainment and WME; Perry by Innovative and Principal Entertainment LA; Barnes by Innovative;  Gomez by Stone Manner Salners Agency and Billy Miller Management.

Posted By Jess    October 3rd, 2017    Comments Off on Emily Joins “Trial by Fire”

Posted By Jess    September 28th, 2017    Comments Off on The Deuce: 1×02 & 1×03 Screen Captures

‘The Deuce’ Renewed For Season 2 At HBO

DEADLINE – Just days after its series premiere, HBO has renewed its praised drama series The Deuce for a second season.

Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the show chronicles the rise of the porn culture in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. Titled after the local slang for the city’s fabled 42nd Street, The Deuce explores the rough-and-tumble world of the sex trade from the moment when both a liberalizing cultural revolution in American sexuality and new legal definitions of obscenity created a billion-dollar industry that is now an elemental component of the American cultural landscape. It follows a cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife denizens as they swirl through a world of sex, crime, high times and violence and the porn business begins its climb from mafia-backed massage parlors and film labs to legitimacy and cultural permanence.

“We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said Casey Bloys, president HBO programming. “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other. With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this captivating story evolves.”

Said Simon: “Everyone involved with this project is genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go. We knew the theme and purpose of the story, but there are many people in the entertainment industry who might not have it told — or worse, would have told it for the wrong reasons. HBO is a serious outfit. And they don’t scare.”

Added Pelecanos: “Many thanks to HBO, our longtime partners, who’ve now given us the opportunity to continue to tell this compelling story. We’re ready to get back to work with our amazing cast and crew.”

The Deuce, which began its eight-episode first season Sunday, is executive produced by Pelecanos,  Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble and  Franco; the pilot was executive produced by Michelle MacLaren, who also directed the pilot and final episode of the first season.

Posted By Jess    September 19th, 2017    Comments Off on “The Deuce” Renewed For Season 2

Posted By Jess    September 10th, 2017    Comments Off on The Deuce: 1×01 – “Pilot” Screen Captures

Vincent’s failing marriage forces him to move into a seedy Times Square hotel, but his success drawing customers to a struggling Korean bar brings a tempting offer from Mafia capo Rudy Pipilo. Meanwhile, Candy becomes intrigued by the filmmaking process when she fills in for a friend in a pornographic short; C.C. shows Lori the advantages of having a pimp; and the police bust up a peep show that crosses the line.

Posted By Jess    September 10th, 2017    Comments Off on The Deuce: 1×02 – “Show and Prove” Promo

I’ve added two scans of Emily featured in Los Angeles Confidential and Nylon magazine for September 2017.

Posted By Jess    September 9th, 2017    Comments Off on Nylon & LA Confidential Magazine (September 2017)