Shamier Anderson (Xavier Dolls) will be Reggie in SON OF THE SOUTH, the true story of one young white southerner in the summer of 1961, based on the autobiography of Bob Zellner (who is played by Lucas Till in the film). Zellner is an Alabama native and grandson of a Ku Klux Klan member who became the first white field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Anderson’s character is likely Reggie Robinson, who was also a field secretary of SNCC. Robinson and Zellner were both in McComb, Mississippi in 1961 during the voter registration drives. SON OF THE SOUTH was written and directed by Barry Alexander Brown, who described the film to Clara McVey of The Hollywood Reporter: “There’s lots of big stories, but I found it a very inspiring story. I’m from Alabama and I wanted to do something set in the South that I grew up in, and what really feels like the South. There’s going to be a lot of humor in the film, much like BlacKkKlansman. Very dramatic story, but a lot of humor at the same time.” SON OF THE SOUTH is expected to be released later this year. Continue reading →
Siobhán Williams (Steph in “Walking After Midnight“) will play Stevie Case, one of the first well-known female gamers, in the USA Network pilot for MASTERS OF DOOM, a series based on the 2004 book by David Kushmer that told the true story of how John Carmack and John Romero escaped the broken homes of their youth and created the 90s video game sensations Doom and Quake. In the pilot, John Romero will be played by Eduardo Franco, and Patrick Gibson will play Carmack. Stevie Case was the first professional gamer signed to the Cyberathlete Professional League, and famously won a Quake deathmatch against Romero in 1997. She is now a regional sales director at Twilio in San Francisco. MASTERS OF DOOM is intended to be the first installment in an anthology series focusing on important moments in the development of the video game industry. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be Isaac in the upcoming SyFy series VAGRANT QUEEN, that will star Adriyan Rae as Elida, a child queen driven from her throne at the age of ten and forced to wander the galaxy, pursued by revolutionaries who want her dead. The series is based on the graphic novel by Magdalene Visaggio. In the book, Elida’s family held power because centuries ago they invented a brainwashing device that was used to convince the people that they were gods. Isaac is an old friend of Elida’s and he persuades her that she must return to the heart of her former kingdom and rescue her mother, who (Isaac tells her) is imprisoned in a monastery.
VAGRANT QUEEN will be written and directed entirely by women. The first two writers on board are Mika Collins and Mariko Tamaki. Showrunner Gem Garrard and Danishka Esterhazy are the first two named directors. Production will begin in July in Cape Town, South Africa, and the ten-episode series will premiere on SyFy sometime in 2020.
And Rozon will co-star as Travis in the Hallmark movie CHRISTMAS TOWN, (based on the 2016 novel by Donna VanLiere). An unhappy young woman (Lauren Gabriel, played by Candace Cameron Bure), goes for a drive after work several days before Christmas and soon finds herself in the small town of Grandon. (After a car accident near there, Travis gives Lauren a ride into town.) She soon becomes involved with the annual fundraiser for Glory’s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need help. CHRISTMAS TOWN, which will be the eighth Hallmark Channel Christmas movie for Candace Bure, recently completed filming in Vancouver. No air date has yet been announced. Continue reading →