EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Preston has boarded John Logan’s untitled feature directorial debut at Blumhouse, which has been billed as a LGBTQIA+ empowerment movie set at a gay conversion camp. The project from the three-time Oscar nominee was previously known as Whistler Camp.
Preston joins the already cast Theo Germaine and Kevin Bacon, the latter who is also serving as executive producer. Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar are producing. Scott Turner Schofield is also serving as EP.
For seven seasons, Preston starred as Arlene Fowler, the sassy red-headed waitress on the hit HBO series True Blood. She won an Emmy playing Elsbeth Tascioni on CBS’ The Good Wife and recurred in the same role on its spinoff The Good Fight. She also recurred for five years on CBS’ Person of Interest playing Grace, the love interest to her real-life husband, Michael Emerson.
Preston can now be seen on TNT’s series Claws as Polly. She also is in Peacock’s Dr. Death with Joshua Jackson based on the true story of neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who permanently maimed and killed his patients, and the upcoming feature Space Oddity, from the 2016 Black List script,
Her other TV series credits include NBC’s Crowded, ABC miniseries When We Rise, Brockmire, Dating Game Killer and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
In film, Preston’s most recent work is the lead in the horror-comedy thriller 30 Miles From Nowhere on Amazon Prime. She also stars in Marti Noxon’s To the Bone on Netflix alongside Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins, as well as in Bastian Gunther’s One of These Days, playing the leading role of Joan opposite Joe Cole. Other features include Daisy Winters opposite Brooke Shields; 5 Flights Up with Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, Sarah Knight’s Vino Veritas, Brian Crano’s A Bag of Hammers opposite Rebecca Hall and Jason Ritter, starring with Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris in Dustin Lance Black’s Virginia and alongside Jeremy Sisto in the indie film Sironia.
Preston is represented by Innovative Artists, Principal Entertainment LA and Geoff Oblath at Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
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