Australian actor Nicholas Hamilton has joined the production of It, New Line Cinema’s Andy Muschietti-directed adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller. Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.
Nicholas will play Henry Bowers in the film, which stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the evil clown who terrorizes a group of kids in a small town. Nicholas recently starred opposite Viggo Mortensen in Matt Ross’ film Captain Fantastic, which premiered at Cannes. He played Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes’ son in Kim Farrant’s Australian feature Strangerland. He is represented by WME, 3 Arts, and Catherine Poulton in Australia.
Linda Yellen’s comedy The Last Film Festival which stars Dennis Hopper, Jacqueline Bisset, Chris Kattan, JoBeth Williams and Leelee Sobieski was just picked up by Monterey Media for a fall theatrical release. Yellen, who directed the film, is a Peabody & Emmy Award winning writer/producer/director who scripted the film with Michael Leeds. A late August theatrical release is planned. The deal was negotiated with Reid Nathan, Bridge Independent’s Bill Straus and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield. The U.S. theatrical launch is planned for late August.
“The idea for The Last Film Festival started with a laugh Dennis and I shared at the Sundance Film Festival,” said Yellen. “And that spirit of fun and spontaneity that is uniquely Dennis carried through the filming and onto the screen. He would be so pleased that what started as one laugh will now result in so many.”