Steven Strait (Jim Holden) will be Gene Simmons, one of the lead singers for KISS, in SPINNING GOLD, the story of Neil Bogart and the music of the artists who thrived on his Casablanca Records label in the 1970s. The film is written and directed by Neil Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart, who told Mike Fleming of Deadline: “My father was making $100 million a year at the height of Casablanca, but he quote-unquote ‘forgot’ to pay his taxes, and my inheritance amounted to three years at NYU, a Dodge Daytona and the rights to this story…When I ask people who were around my father what it was like, they inevitably say a variation of the same thing. That is, ‘I don’t know how I survived it or if I would do it again, but I had the greatest fucking time of my life.’” The film’s soundtrack will be released through Boardwalk Records. SPINNING GOLD was filmed in Montreal last summer. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Cara Gee (Camina Drummer) will have an as yet unspecified role in CALL OF THE WILD, a film based on Jack London’s story about Buck, a powerful dog (half St. Bernard) who is stolen from a California estate and sold as a sled dog in the Arctic. Harrison Ford will be John Thornton, the guy who saves Buck from death at the hands of a cruel owner (Dan Stevens), and Karen Gillan will be the spoiled and pampered Mercedes, sister of the aforementioned cruel owner. Director Chris Saunders says that the film will “incorporate major CG elements”. CALL OF THE WILD has begun filming in Santa Clarita, California. It will be released in the US on Christmas Day, 2019, and in Russia as Зов предков (Call of the Ancestors) on 2 January 2020.
Gee is also Coyote in WYNTER, a made-for-TV drama about an evil race of beings called Tricksters who possess supernatural powers and want to destroy mankind. The only one who can stop them is Wynter (Kaniehtiio Horn), a beautiful Street Nurse. Directed by Tyson Caron, WYNTER is currently airing on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada. Continue reading →
THE EXPANSE – Season 3 Episodes 12 & 13 – SPOILERS
Science Officer Kolvoord of the Thomas Prince screws up. His data-gathering nuclear test explosion causes Ring Station to shift into planetary destruction mode. The test does, however, inadvertently succeed in getting Miller’s attention. Again, the depiction of scientists on THE EXPANSE is less than favourable, and any beneficial results of their experiments are shown to be accidental. When the station begins to look threatening, the three Captains (Ashford, Lucas, and Kunis) decide that their only option is to destroy The Ring, forever cutting themselves off from home and protecting the solar system from attack. Continue reading →