Principal photography has begun in Virginia on Big Beach and Raindog Film’s historical drama Loving, and the full cast has been announced. The film follows the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who married in 1958 when interracial relationships were illegal. The pair were arrested, jailed, and then forced to move from their home state, but then waged a long legal battle that ultimately saw the Supreme Court declare such laws unconstitutional in the landmark Loving v. Virgina decision of 1967.
Joining the production are Nick Kroll as Bernie Cohen, Jon Bass as Phil Hirschkop, Marton Csokas as Sheriff Brooks, and Bill Camp as Frank Beazley. In addition, Michael Shannon will play Grey Villet, the LIFE Magazine photographer who shot the now-iconic images of the Lovings in 1965. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star as Richard and Mildred Loving. Inspired by the documentary The Loving Story, Loving is written and directed by Jeff Nichols. CAA is selling domestic rights, with Wild Bunch handling foreign sales.
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Shooting has finished in North Bay, Canada on the comedy Frat Pack, and the full cast has been revealed. Frat Pack follows a shy British graduate whose mother is set to marry into a larger-than-life American family. He’s soon dragged on a wild road trip to a raging fraternity party by his soon-to-be stepbrothers.
Previously announced cast members Richard Reid and Tommy Davidson are joined by Beverly D’Angelo, Danny Trejo, Hana Mae Lee, Robert Knepper, newcomer Rachel Risen, and Melissa Bolona. The ensemble comedy is rounded out by Kevin Farley, Stephen Colletti, Brendan Coughlin, Harvey Guillen, Elizabeth DeRazzo, J Adam Brown, Lochlyn Munro, and Oleg Taktarov. Michael Philip directs from a script by Richard Reid, which was based on a story by Reid, Rachel Risen and Luke Albright.
D’Angelo is repped by ICM and Untitled; Trejo by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier and Hinojosa Talent Agency; Lee by The Gersh Agency and Atlas Artists; Knepper by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment; Risen by 3G Management, and Bolona by Mavrick Artists Agency.
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