Inspirational, true story of the original Cinderella in women’s basketball will open Oct. 21, 2011
Los Angeles, May 23, 2011 – Quaker Media, in association with Ocean Avenue Entertainment and The Maximus Group, has announced that The Mighty Macs, the inspirational underdog drama that captures the true story of the 1972 women’s college basketball championship, will open in theaters on Oct. 21, 2011. Set in suburban Philadelphia, The Mighty Macs features Carla Gugino (“Spy Kids,” “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Night at the Museum”), David Boreanz (Fox TV’s “Bones,” “Angel”), Marley Shelton (“Eleventh Hour,” “Pleasantville”)and Academy Award®-winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”). Burstyn is among an elite group of performers who has won the “Acting Triple Crown” – an Oscar®, an Emmy and a Tony.
The Mighty Macs recounts the original Cinderella story of women’s college basketball. It’s about faith, commitment and the triumph of the human spirit … about anyone who has ever had a dream.
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New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre is presenting a reading/workshop of a stage adaptation of William Styron’s “Sophie’s Choice.”
The work, staged by artistic director Gordon Edelstein, features Carla Gugino (Broadway’s “Desire Under the Elms,” “After the Fall” and off-Broadway’s “Suddenly Last Summer”), Oscar Isaac and(Off-Broadway’s “Grace,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Beauty of the Father”), Bobby Steggert (Broadway’s “Ragtime,” “The Minister’s Wife”).
The adaptation is by David W. Rintels, who worked with the cooperation of Styron before his death in November, 2006. The project has the support of the Styron family, says Edelstein.
The adaptation is based ion the 1979 book which was made into the 1982 film by Alan J. Pakula starring Meryl Streep (who won an Oscar for her role), Kevin Kline as Nathan and Peter McNichol as Stingo.
Long Wharf Theatre will be announcing its 2011-12 season tonight.
Actress Carla Gugino has been cast to star in the film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” along with funnyman Jim Carrey. The project is an adaptation of the 1938 children’s book by the same name from authors Richard and Florence Atwater.
Mark Waters (“Mean Girls”) and John Davis (“Predators”) will direct and produce, respectively, the film which tells the story of a New York businessman who inherits six penguins. The wealthy man goes on to learn life lessons in love and human relationships from the penguins. Gugino will play the role of Carrey’s wife in the film, the matron of the family inheriting the penguins.
Gugino has previously starred in “Sucker Punch” and as Sally Jupiter in “Watchmen.”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Carla Gugino and director Sebastian Gutierrez make a movie together. Wait, you have? Well, this one is new.
The filmmaker and the sexy actress have (besides IRL) collaborated a number of times — WOMEN IN TROUBLE, RISE, ELEKTRA LUXX, the cable movie SHE CREATURE, etc. Their latest is the oddball comedy GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR, the first major motion picture created exclusively for online distribution.
Gutierrez says: “We want to prove that Web distribution is a viable medium for theatrical quality movies which rely on story, characters and dialogue as opposed to special effects. For many reasons the theatrical indie landscape has changed drastically in the last few years, leaving many potential breakout hits without an audience. We are excited to break the rules of feature films by letting people watch our movie for free online.”
GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR connects a group of apparent strangers over one night across 10 bars throughout Los Angeles. Zachary Quinto (STAR TREK) stars as a dentist who teams up with a feisty would-be assassin (Carla Gugino) to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin’s payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a cross-town journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong club scattered across Los Angeles. Along the way, we are introduced to a series of idiosyncratic characters, from gangsters (Danny DeVito) to exotic dancers (Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Bledel), from ex-cons (Robert Forster) to cops (Josh Hartnett, Gil Bellows), with the odd hatcheck girl (Rosario Dawson) and bartender (Amber Valletta) thrown in for good measure.
There’s plenty of people, male and female alike, who’d agree that Carla Gugino is quite a beauty. Though she played mother to Malin Akerman (another hot lady) in Watchmen, Gugino is actually only seven years older than Akerman. Now 24 Frames is reporting she’ll take on another motherly role in MILF, but the role probably isn’t in line with the dirty thoughts that are filling many fanboys’ heads right now. In this case the acronym actually refers to “Mothers I’d Like to Fight” with a revenge story that follows a woman recently released from prison who returns to the street to take care of unfinished business. That’s one bad mother!
Carla Gugino will bring the sex to “Californication’s” legal briefs.
The actress, who recently played a porn actress in the South by Southwest debut of “Electra Luxx,” will guest star as a defense attorney for the series’ fourth season, the network announced Thursday (April 15).
Gugino will appear in 10 of the 12 episodes for the comedy.
Novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) is in trouble yet again thanks to his rampant horndog tendencies. That fling he had with then-underage fake stepdaughter Mia (Madeline Zima)? Well, she’s gone public and that’s never a good thing. Abby (Gugino) the lawyer is just what he needs to keep him from life behind bars, but can he for once keep it in his pants?
SOURCE (Thanks Jen for letting me know )
Carla Gugino is reuniting with Watchmen directorfor SuckerPunch, coming to theaters on March 25, 2011.
The Warner Bros./Legendary project follows Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.
Gugino will play a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality. Vanessa Hudgens,, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish co-star.
The movie begins shooting in early fall.
Carla will be appearing in Desire Under the Elms.
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and renowned actor Brian Dennehy bring their artistic partnership to new heights with Eugene O’Neill’s haunting drama, Desire Under the Elms—marking their fifth collaboration on O’Neill’s work over two decades. Falls’ cast includes stage and screen stars Carla Gugino (Entourage, Spy Kids, Sin City) Pablo Schreiber (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Awake and Sing!), Boris McGiver (The Wire) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac). The centerpiece production of Goodman Theatre’s two-month “A Global Exploration: Eugene O’Neill in the 21st Century,” Desire Under the Elms appears January 17 – February 22 in the Goodman’s 856-seat Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 – 82.
“Desire Under the Elms is iconic. A highly passionate, shocking drama of three people tangled in lust and loathing, it’s the first great tragedy from the writer who I consider to be the American Shakespeare—our country’s greatest and most influential playwright,” said Director Robert Falls. “It was necessary for me to reinterpret this play with my longtime collaborator Brian Dennehy—who is considered by many to be one of the great O’Neill interpreters in the world—with two actors of remarkable depth and substance, Carla Gugino and Pablo Schreiber, to complete the devastating love triangle.”
Desire Under the Elms will be performed in one act, spanning 100 minutes with no intermission. Falls reassembles the design team from his 2006 critical and popular hit King Lear, including Walt Spangler (Set Design), Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Design), Michael Philippi (Lighting Design) and Richard Woodbury (Original Music and Sound Design).