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Joey King, Jack Kilmer Starring in Coming-of-Age Indie ‘Summer 03’

Paul Scheer, Andrea Savage and June Squibb are also among the ensemble cast.
Joey King, Jack Kilmer and Andrea Savage are starring in Summer ’03, a coming-of-age indie written and being directed by newcomer Becca Gleason.

Paul Scheer, Erin Darke, Stephen Ruffin and June Squibb are also starring in the ensemble piece that began shooting Tuesday in Atlanta.

Inspired by true events, Summer ’03 is described as a dramedy reminiscent in tone to Little Miss Sunshine. It centers on a 16-year-old girl (King) and her extended family who are left reeling after her calculating grandmother (Squibb) unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed. The girl is left to navigate her nascent love life in the midst of a family crisis, leading to an unexpected conclusion.

New York-based Tadmor is fully financing the pic, with principals Gideon Tadmor and Jim Kaufman executive producing. Alexandre Dauman of Big Cat Productions is producing with Tadmor’s Eyal Rimmon. Racheli Sternberg is co-producer.

Gleason was a PA on TV’s Community and Rules of Engagement before writing and directing the short film Molly that won the LACMA’s Young Director Night competition. She also is developing her short film WE as a pilot with SundanceNow.

Tadmor is a film finance, development and production company that is aims to produce commercial, auteur-driven feature films and television projects. Among its credits are 2016’s Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, the drama that starred Richard Gere, and Swiss Army Man, which starred Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.

Big Cat Productions is a newly formed independent Los Angeles-based film and television production company founded by Dauman, who was previously an exec at Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, where his work included the upcoming Tom Cruise thriller American Made.

King, who has appeared in Independence Day: Resurgence and on FX’s Fargo, is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment and Coast to Coast Talent.

Kilmer, the son of actor Val Kilmer, has appeared in The Nice Guys and The Stanford Prison Experiment. He is repped by CAA.

UTA-repped Scheer, who appears on Veep and Fresh Off the Boat, will next be seen in The Disaster Artist.

Squibb, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, is repped by Martin Gage.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

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Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles & More Join ‘Slender Man’ From Director Sylvain White

EXCLUSIVE: Joey King and The Affair‘s Julia Goldani-Telles have been tapped to co-star the Sylvain White-directed horror thriller Slender Man, along with Captain Fantastic actress Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair (When The Bough Breaks) Talitha Bateman (upcoming Annabelle: Creation) and Alex Fitzalan. Screen Gems will distribute the film May 18, 2018, and co-producing with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment and It Is No Dream Entertainment.

Written by David Birke and Mike Scannell, the pic centers on a tall, thin horrifying figure with preternaturally long arms and a featureless face. He is thought to be responsible for the haunting, stalking, and disappearance of countless victims.

Mythology’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak are producers alongside Robyn Meisinger from Madhouse and Sarah Snow of It Is No Dream. Tracey Nyberg, Louis Sallerson, Adam Kolbrenner and Ryan Cunningham will serve as exec producers.

King, who will next be seen in Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon, is repped by UTA, Coast to Coast Talent Group, Industry Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Goldani-Telles is with UTA, Principal Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Sinclair is a client of UTA, Creative Partners Group and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Basso is with UTA, Industry Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Bateman is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Hg5 Entertainment. Fitzalan (Australian film Season) is with Atlas Artists and CBM Management in Australia.

Source: deadline.com

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Joey King & Molly Ringwald To Pucker Up In ‘The Kissing Booth’

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EXCLUSIVE: Joey King is set to star along with Molly Ringwald in Netflix’s original film The Kissing Booth, an adaptation of teen author Beth Reekles’ YA novel. Teen Beach Movie director Vince Marcello is at the helm from a script he wrote, with LA/London-based Komixx Media producing.

Currently filming in South Africa, the romantic comedy follows Elle Evans, a 16-year-old girl who’s popular and loves to party but has never been kissed. Things take a turn when she ends up in a kissing booth at Spring Carnival, facing her long-term crush — her best friend’s brother, Noah. The course of love never did run smoothly and the narrative charts the ups and downs of infatuation as Elle is swept up in a romance with the hottest boy in school.

Up next for King is the Warner Bros’ remake of the 1979 comedy Going in Style starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, in theaters April 7. She also stars in Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon with Ryan Phillippe, slated for release June 30, and is attached as the title character in Catherine Hardwicke’s Stargirl, King’s repped by UTA, Coast to Coast and Industry Entertainment.

Ringwald, best known for the 1980s films The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, is set to recur on the CW freshman series Riverdale. Her recent film credits include Justin Kelly’s King Cobra and Universal’s Jem and the Holograms. Ringwald is with Untitled Entertainment, Barking Dog Entertainment and attorney Valerie Baugh

Source: deadline.com

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‘Wish Upon’, Broad Green’s Horror Film, Gets Summer 2017 Release Date

Wish Upon, the horror film headlined by Conjuring actress Joey King, Ryan Phillippe and Ki Hong Lee, has been slated for release June 30 of this year by distributor Broad Green Pictures. Directed by Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall, the horror film follows 16-year-old misfit Claire who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But with each wish comes a deadly payment.

The release date for the film is on the same date as another horror film and a franchise at that: TWC’s Amityville: The Awakening which goes wide that weekend with Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh starring. So, it’s likely that someone may blink.

Wish Upon‘s Leonetti was cinematographer on The Conjuring and the first two Insidious movies before landing the directing gig on Annabelle, which made $256.9 million worldwide via Warner Bros and New Line. Busted Shark Productions’ Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) is producing Wish Upon.

The film also stars Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn.

Source: deadline.com

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‘Independence Day’ Actress Joey King’s Sister Was Hit by a Semitruck

Independence Day: Resurgence actress Joey King revealed via Instagram on Wednesday, October 12, that her sister Kelli was hit by a semitruck. Thankfully, according to the actress, Kelli is going to be OK.

My sister Kelli was in a terrible accident where she was hit by an 18 wheeler semi truck while bicycling to work yesterday morning,” Joey wrote in an Instagram post. “She’s in great hands and is on the road to recovery. I’m just unbelievably grateful that she’s alive. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Source: usmagazine.com