Archive for March, 2014
Posted by renee on 18 March 2014
Fruitvale Station Independent Spirit Award nominee Melonie Diaz has nabbed the starring role in the drama from Oren Moverman (The Messenger), The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Laughs Unlimited (working title) centers on Billie Crown (Diaz), who discovers that after 15 months as a combat medic in Afghanistan, “real life” is just as perilous as war. Duty as a Sacramento cop offers the same dangers and thrills as combat, and repairing relationships with her husband and young daughter is as difficult as saving a comrade after an IED attack. Billie Crown is the new normal — wife, mother and combat vet.
In addition to Fruitvale, the Gersh and Thruline-repped Diaz recently wrapped production on The Cobbler. Her TV credits include episodes of Girls, Person of Interest and Nip/Tuck.
Laughs is executive produced by Moverman (Rampart), Anthony Swofford (Jarhead), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jennifer Beals (The L Word), The Donners Co.’s Jack Leslie and Greenlight Management’s Adena Chawke. Moverman and Swofford will pen the script.
While the drama has yet to garner a formal pilot order, Diaz’s casting continues to push Laughs in the right direction while HBO continues to develop the script and work on a budget for the project.
Posted by renee on 15 March 2014
Posted by renee on 05 March 2014
X/Y will be playing as part of the World Narrative Competition
Ryan Piers Williams directs and stars alongside America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Melonie Diaz in a character-driven drama centered around four restless New Yorkers, and their shifting sexual and romantic relationships as they search for a sense of intimacy and self-identity. As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Posted by renee on 04 March 2014
I’ve added 17 HQ photos of Melonie attending two different Oscars after parties – the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party and the Vanity Fair Party. She looked absolutely stunning!
Posted by renee on 02 March 2014
I’ve added over 70 HQ photos of Melonie attending the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards earlier today. While Melonie didn’t win her award, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler won Best First Feature!