There is a small mention in this article about Garrett getting an early offer, doesn’t say anything more about what for, but I’ve included the whole thing as it’s an interesting read:

With the bulk of broadcast pilots picked up, the networks and studios are already busy drawing up their casting wish lists and sending out offers to their top picks. As usual, there are a few names that keep cropping up.

Raking in early offers this year are The Leftovers, Fargo and The Sinner alumna Carrie Coon, former Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan, Billions‘ Malin Akerman & Salvation lead Santiago Cabrera.

Akerman co-stars on the Showtime drama series Billions as Lara, wife of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The network confirmed to Deadline that her deal has been adjusted to enable her to pursue other series. She will no longer be a series regular but will continue to recur on Billions.

Also fielding multiple offers are Morena Baccarin, who is wrapping the final season of Gotham, The Walking Deadand Colony alumna Sarah Wayne Callies, former Lost star Matthew Fox, veteran Jimmy Smits, The Good Wife’s Josh Charles and Daredevil/The Punisher‘s Deborah Ann Woll.

It has now become regular practice for big-name actors to do sign one-year deals for broadcast series, making them available for pilots more frequently. That is currently the case with Sela Ward and Kelsey Grammer who both are fielding interest. They are one-season series regulars on freshman dramas FBI and Proven Innocent, respectively.

Also getting early offers are David Duchovny, Orange Is the New Black standout Uzo Aduba, It’s Always Sunny and The Mick’s Kaitlin Olson,Andy Garcia, former Suburgatory star Jane LevyKerry Bishe (Halt and Catch Fire), Allison Tolman (Fargo), How To Get Away with Murder‘s Alfred EnochRosemarie DeWittAri Graynor (I’m Dying Up Here), Rose Byrne, Josh GadRamon Rodriguez, Tron‘s Garrett Hedlund, Gotham’s Donal LogueJada Pinkett-Smith, Walton Goggins, Girls’ Allison Williams, Elementary star Lucy Liu and Topher Grace.

The leading ladies of several successful shows that recently ended their runs are being courted to return to series TV, The Americans‘ Keri Russell, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper.

With The Big Bang Theory coming to an end, co-star Melissa Rauch is being approached for pilots, with others, including Kaley Cuoco, also being talked about.

Meanwhile, three How I Met Your Mother alums are on pilot directors’ radar this year, Neil Patrick Harris, coming off Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Cobie Smulders and Cristin Milioti.

In another tradition, every pilot season, TV networks and studios go after movie stars, trying to lure them to do a broadcast series.

It usually is a long shot but here are some of the names getting attention this year: Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Kate Hudson, Crazy Rich Asiansbreakout Henry Golding, Hilary Swank perennial pilot casting directors’ favorite Kevin KlineAnne Hathaway, Rooney Mara and Michael Keaton.

Additionally, mentioned as possibilities this season are Jon Hamm, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Duhamel, Kylie Bunbury, Rosa Salazar Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boyd Holbrook.

The Sound of Philadelphia – XtraZ goes international again.

The Sound of Philadelphia is an American / French / Belgian co-production by, among others, production house ‘GapBusters’ under the direction of Jeremie Guez. Mathias Schoenaerts , Ryan Phillippe (known from ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer & Shooter’), Garett Hedlund (‘Troy’ & ‘Tron: Legacy’), Paul Schneider (‘Parks and Recreations’) &   Maika Monroe (‘ Independence Day 2 ‘) take the lead roles.

The recordings are partly in Belgium (Antwerp region) and partly in the USA. For the Belgian part XtraZ is responsible for the figuration, edelfiguration and light doubles of the actors.

The recordings are scheduled between 12 February and 8 March 2019

Light Double Casting Calls:

With his previous three films, J.C. Chandor announced himself as a sharp and talented director, crafting compelling dramas and drawing stellar performances from A-listers. Now he’s following up Margin CallAll Is Lost and A Most Violent Year with Netflix action-drama Triple Frontier, assembling a star-studded cast including Ben AffleckOscar IsaacPedro PascalCharlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund. They play a group of former special ops soldiers facing financial hardship, choosing to resolve their situation by pulling off a heist against a notorious Colombian cartel kingpin. Safe to say, it won’t be easy.

Speaking in the new issue of Empire, Chandor explained that Triple Frontier balances action spectacle with character drama and underlying social commentary, exploring the impact that military experience has on war veterans – and the wider US population. “In my mind, the film was a play on some of those action movies with a kind of moral or ethical dilemma at their core,” Chandor tells Empire, “as well as an idea of masculinity, and what makes you valuable to yourself, your family and society.”

Read more about Triple Frontier in the Captain Marvel issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 24 January and available to order online here.

In Philadelphia, literally “the city of brotherly love,” Peter helplessly sees his sister being hit by a car driven by a protégé of the Italian underworld. His father, gnawed by the death of his child, tries to take revenge and pays the price, precipitating the rest of his family in chaos.

Thirty years later, Peter still feels terribly guilty of his sister’s death. As he tries to distance himself from his family’s business, his cousin Michael, with whom he grew up, takes the lead as head of the Irish Mafia.

Torn between his unconditional loyalty to Michael and the life of violence he can no longer endure, Peter tries to help him. But Michael becomes more and more cruel to his cousin, not hesitating to support where it hurts. Still, Peter refuses to betray him when the Italian mafia asks Michael’s head.


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 België and USA (Philadelphia)

As part of its 92nd session, Wallimage is investing €1.5 million in nine projects, including three Belgian feature films.

In its last round of funding in 2018, Wallimage Coproductions has chosen to support three new French-speaking Belgian films: The Son of Bigfoot 2, the sequel to the film by Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson, La Ruche, Christophe Hermans‘ first feature film, and Animals, the new film by Nabil Ben Yadir.

The Son of Bigfoot 2 is the sequel to The Son of Bigfoot, released in 2017, which attracted more than eight million viewers worldwide. The film is an nWave production, the company created by Ben Stassen a few years ago, a leading 3D animation outfit in the European and global markets. Ben Stassen will also be releasing his latest film in April, The Queen’s Corgi, which is hotly anticipated.

Christophe Hermans has distinguished himself thus far with various short films and documentaries. His first feature, La Ruche, stars the young actress Sophie Breyer, discovered in the TV series La Trêve,and the French actress Ludivine Sagnier. The film was produced by Frakas.

Wallimage will also be supporting Nabil Ben Yadir’s new film (Les Barons, La Marche, Blind Spot). It tackles a very painful subject, the murder of a young man in Liege, tortured overnight by four men simply because he was gay. The title of the film is taken from a sentence pronounced during the torturers’ trial: “We are not animals!” The film will be produced by 10:80, the outfit founded by the director and producer Benoît Roland (Wrong Men), who has also previously worked on Patser by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and Lukas by Julien Leclercq.

Wallimage has allocated funding to three European genre films: The Shift by Alessandro Tonda, a co-production between Tarantula and the Italian company Notorious Pictures, The Sound of Philadelphia by Jérémie Guez (the screenwriter of Lukas),starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Garrett Hedlund, co-produced in Belgium by Gapbusters, produced by Killer Films in the USA and by Cheyenne Films in France, and Morsures by Romain de Saint-Blanquat, co-produced by Velvet Films in Belgium and produced by Easy Tiger in France.

Don’t miss the audience award winner at Sundance 2018 at The ScreenWednesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM and meet director Andrew Heckler.

Starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Oscar Nominees Tess Harper and Tom Wilkinson this inspiring true story deals with Mike Burden, a rising leader in Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away from the Klan when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for the better life they can build together.

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a racy first look at Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) and Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men) in Oz-UK drama Dirt Music.

Shoot began last month on director Gregor Jordan’s (Buffalo Soldiers) movie,adapted from Tim Winton’s novel by Jack Thorne (The Aeronauts). Producers are Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn) of Wildgaze Films and Angie Fielder (Lion) and Polly Staniford (Berlin Syndrome) of Australian outfit Aquarius Films.

The novel charts the illicit romance in a tightly-knit community between a fragile woman named Georgie and a mysterious young poacher. When Georgie’s partner gets wind of the tryst a chase ensues between the two men across Australia’s remote and unforgiving terrain. David Wenham also stars.

Film4 developed the project with Wildgaze Films and are financing along with Screen Australia, the West Australian Regional Film Fund, Screenwest and Ingenious MediaCornerstone Films is handling international sales at the American Film MarketFocus Features acquired rights in Australia and New Zealand where Universal Pictures will distribute. Executive producers are Daniel Battsek, Sue Bruce-Smith and Lauren Dark for Film4 and Peter Touche and Stephen Dailey for Ingenious.

Tim Winton adaptation, marking Gregor Jordan’s first film in Australia in 15 years, has attracted an exciting local and international cast.

Following the success of Breath, another Tim Winton novel gets the feature film treatment with Dirt Music going into production this week in Bardi Jawi country in the Kimberley, Western Australia and will continue on Noongar country in Perth and Esperance, Western Australia.

Playing the lead role of Georgie is Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting, No Country For Old Men, The Bookshop), unhappily living with widower Jim (David Wenham) and falling in love with enigmatic loner Lu, to be played by Mudbound‘s Garrett Hedlund. Australians in the supporting cast include Aaron Pedersen, Chris Haywood, George Mason, Dan Wyllie and in her acting debut, musician Julia Stone.

Director Gregor Jordan hasn’t made a feature film in Australia since 2003’s Ned Kelly, but it’s not for want of trying. After making a splash with his debut Two Hands, Jordan has worked in the US (Buffalo Soldiers, The Informers, Unthinkable), and on Australian and US TV and commercials, but feature film work has been few and far between.

Described as a gritty, sexy drama with a haunting love story at its heart set against the powerful backdrop of Western Australia’s evocative landscape and a film about people whose hopes and dreams are lost, and the redemptive power of love, the 400+ page Dirt Music novel has been adapted by Brit Jack Thorne (Wonder, the upcoming The Aeronauts and The Sandman), and produced by Wildgaze Films’ Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (An Education, Their Finest), and Aquarius Films’ Angie Fielder (Lion) and Polly Staniford (Berlin Syndrome).

UK’s Film4 developed the project with Wildgaze Films and are financing along with Screen Australia, the West Australian Regional Film Fund, Screenwest and Ingenious Media. Cornerstone Films will handle the international rights and distribution and will commence sales at the upcoming American Film Market. Focus Features acquired the international rights in Australia and New Zealand where Universal Pictures will distribute. Executive producers are Daniel Battsek, Sue Bruce-Smith and Lauren Dark for Film4 and Peter Touche and Stephen Dailey for Ingenious.

Dirt Music is a classic Australian story set in a fictional small West Australian fishing village, and it’s exciting to have a second Tim Winton film adaptation showcasing this beautiful part of Australia to the rest of the world,” commented Head of Content at Screen Australia, Sally Caplan, in a press release. “I’m sure this talented creative team and cast will do a brilliant job at bringing this popular and iconic Australian story to life.”

Triple Frontier is released on Netflix!March 13, 2019
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