EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Hoffman made his directorial debut last year with Quartet and now son Jake Hoffman is helming his first feature. Starring Krysten Ritter and Aussie newcomer Benedict Samuel, Hoffman’s Asthma examines the consequences of the live fast, die young mentality in NYC’s indie rock scene. Produced by Noah C. Haeussner and executive produced by Michael Raimondi, the Hoffman written film will begin production in the fall. Union Entertainment Group is producing and co-financing, and WME is handling domestic sales. Christine Lahti is also in the indie as is Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes playing himself. Benedict Samuel is with WME, Management 360 and United Management in Australia. Lahti is represented by ICM Partners and Management 360. Currently filming the Tim Burton-directed Big Eyes with Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in film and in the NBC comedy pilot Assistance, former Don’t Trust the B—- In Apt 23 star Ritter is repped by WME, The Group Entertainment and Sanders Armstrong Casert. Jake Hoffman is with WME and Generate.
I hear NBC is keeping comedy pilot Assistance in contention with an order for three more scripts. Additionally, I hear producing studio Universal TV has extended the options on several cast members, including star Krysten Ritter and pilot standout Alfred Molina. Assistance, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods, is based on the play by Leslye Headland, who wrote the adaptation. It centers on an idealistic “working girl” assistant (Ritter) who is pulled between her colleague (“work husband”) and her real-life fiance while trying to manage a demanding (translation: crazy) boss.
Krysten Ritter is the latest cast member to join the “Veronica Mars” movie, creator Rob Thomas announced in an email to Kickstarter contributors on Friday.
“I’m delighted to confirm that Krysten Ritter will be returning as Gia Goodman,” Thomas told fans. “Despite the name of her most recent television series, Krysten couldn’t be lovelier to work with. I’m thrilled that she’ll be joining us for the movie.”
Ritter — star of the recently cancelled ABC series “Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23” — also shared an enthusiastic message with fans about her return to the world of “Mars.”
“G-G-G-Gia!!!! I’m thrilled to be reprising my role of Gia Goodman in the Veronica Mars movie!!! It’s gonna be very juicy Marshmallows!!!!! AAAHHHH!!!! Forgive my over-use of exclamation points. Since you can’t hear me squealing, I’m reduced to excessive punctuation. Ha!
Veronica Mars has a special place in my heart because it was my first big acting job (!!!!!!) and it was also one of the most lovely on-set experiences you could ever ask for. This will truly be an awesome shoot, not only because we all get to be reunited (can’t WAIT!) but because of the revolutionary way this all was able to come to life!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell, Kickstarter, and most of all, to you, our AMAZING FANS, for making it happen. I’m honored to be a part of it!”
Ritter’s Gia is the daughter of the wealthy businessman Woody Goodman, and she was best known for being kind of a ditz on the original series. She appeared in eight episodes of Season 2.
Ritter joins previously announced alums including Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Christine Lakin, Daran Norris, Amanda Noret, Sam Huntington, Tina Majorino, Brandon Hillock, Jonathan Chesner, Kevin Sheridan and Enrico Colantoni, who have already signed on for the “Veronica Mars” movie.
The “Veronica Mars” movie is set to debut in early 2014.
A little late on posting this! But the remaining episodes of “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23” are now online!! We’ve already watched them and captures will be up soon! It’s such a shame the show got cancelled!
Don’t Trust the B—- may be cancelled, but there’s never-before-seen episodes that are now available online. ABC has put eight unaired episodes onto ABC.com.
One of the epiosdes, which was originally planned to run as the show’s second season finale before ABC axed the comedy, is a flashback episode chronicling Chloe’s bitch-origin story. Titled “Original Bitch,” the episode goes back 10 years ago to when Chloe (Krysten Ritter) first moved into Apt. 23 and met a roommate named Trish, who took “Chloe under her wing and [taught] her everything she knew about bitch-itude.” Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver!) guest stars.
Though Ritter’s pilot Assistance wasn’t picked up, James Van Der Beek’s new project Friends With Better Lives is expected to air midesason on CBS.
In addition to the episodes being available on ABC.com, they are also on Hulu to watch!
Also, I’ve read reports that Krysten’s pilot ‘Assistance’ might still be in the works and likely to be re-tooled if it goes to series. There hasn’t been any new news about it thought. I’m not getting my hopes up, but I’ll keep you updated in case it gets a green light.
EXCLUSIVE: Krysten Ritter has joined Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Big Eyes. The Tim Burton-directed film is about Margaret and Walter Keane, the married couple whose paintings of large-eyed children became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations of the 1950s and ’60s. Adams plays the San Francisco housewife who actually generated the paintings. Her husband (Waltz) was a charismatic marketing wiz who went on talk shows claiming he was also responsible for the brush strokes. The movie is about how Margaret came out of her shell to try and claim the credit she deserved, after they split up. Ritter, most recently seen as the title character in Don’t Trust The B____ In Apt. 23 and in Breaking Bad, will play DeeAnn, the free-spirited confidante to Margaret who tries to coax her friend to come out of her shy shell. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote the script and The Weinstein Company is financing and distributing. Alexander, Karaszewski, Burton and Electric City Entertainment’s Lynette Howell are producing the film, which begins production this summer. Ritter is repped by WME, is co-managed by The Group Entertainment and Sanders Armstrong Caserta, and lawyered by Dave Feldman.