Julia Stiles to Star in TNT’s ‘Guilt By Association’

Julia Stiles has been tapped to star in the drama based on prosecutor Marcia Clark’s book of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Guilt by Association follows three women: deputy district attorney Rachel Knight, LAPD detective Bailey Keller (Elisabeth Rohm) and prosecutor Toni LaCollette (Rose Rollins) — each of whom end up embroiled in the same cases.

Stiles will play Rachel, a talented deputy district attorney in the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office who sometimes operates outside the law in order to uphold it. As a member of the Special Trials Unit, Rachel is at her best when prosecuting society’s worst. Driven by compassion but haunted by guilt, Rachel tackles the department’s most difficult cases and does so with humor, an edge, and an “evidence is for pussies” attitude. When the suspicious death of a close colleague throws her own judgment into question, Rachel must rely on her connections and instincts to solve the case and clear her friend’s name. Unorthodox, impulsive, maybe even self-destructive, Rachel will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

Stiles, who had multiple broadcast and cable pilot offers this season, takes over the role after Neve Campbell dropped out of the project. Clark — who famously served as lead prosecutor during the O.J. Simpson trial, co-wrote the pilot with Nashville’s Dee Johnson. Clark, Johnson and Nelson McCormick serve as exec producers on the drama.

Stiles, who earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her guest role as Lumen on Showtime’s Dexter, would make her TV series regular debut should Guilt move forward. She currently stars in Hulu’s web series Blue. Her feature credits include Girl Most Likely, Silver Linings Playbook, the Bourne franchise and the upcoming Five Minutes to Live. She’s repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Out of the Dark gets International Sales

Back in April we brought you the news that Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea were set to star in the supernatural thriller Out of the Dark under Spanish helmer Lluis Quilez, and now we can report that Exclusive Media has just landed the international sales rights for the flick at AFM 2013.

Quilez directed the film from a screenplay by Alex & David Pastor and Javier Gullón which is about…

…an American couple, Sarah and Paul Harriman, who move to Colombia with their young daughter, Hannah, to take over the manufacturing business owned by Sarah’s father, and soon realize that the house they’ve moved into is haunted.”

Participant Media backed the film with Image Nation and Colombia’s Dynamo and Spain’s Apaches Entertainment. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films served as executive producers. King is adamant that OUT OF THE DARK will offer something new and terrifying to the genre, stating…

This is not your average ghost story.  You can be sure that there’s a bigger reason why this takes place at this particular house in the Colombian jungle and to this particular family.”

I’m always up for a fresh take and some original ideas behind a haunted house flick. Plus having Julia onboard is always a good sign. Photos from the event below..

 

Julia joins The 24 Hour Plays

Montblanc announced today the 13th annual performance of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will be held in New York City on Monday, November 18, 2013.

An annual benefit event produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway attracts some of entertainment’s biggest names as they join forces to participate in an extreme rite of theater: writing, directing, and performing 6 original short plays, all in just 24 hours. Proceeds from the evening’s performance will support Urban Arts Partnership, NYC’s largest arts educational organization, in their efforts to close the achievement gap in our city’s underserved public schools.

Tickets can be purchased through www.smarttix.com with special access packages available through www.citiprivatepass.com.

This year’s company members (schedule permitting) include actors Sasha Alexander, Jason Biggs, Jamie Chung, David Cross, Natalie Dormer, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson,Greta Gerwig, Gina Gershon, Karen Gillan, Bryan Greenberg, Hill Harper, Gaby Hoffmann, Zachary Levi, Anthony Mackie,Zosia Mamet, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, James Purefoy,Fisher Stevens, Mickey Sumner, Tracie Thoms and our Julia Stiles.

Directors include America Ferrera, Ari Edelson, Andy Fickman, Kathy Najimy and Thomas Kail.

Writers include Rachel Axler, David Lindsay-Abaire, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck and Jonathan Marc Sherman.

“Urban Arts Partnership is proud our students have the opportunity to work with such incredible talent. Success in The 24 Hour Plays requires persistence, ingenuity, and critical thinking – qualities that are developed when students have arts education in their lives,” said Philip Courtney, CEO of Urban Arts Partnership. “Young people attending underserved New York City public schools get the short end of the stick when it comes to the arts, and thanks to our supporters we are giving them a fighting chance.”

Julia on WIGS

Julia Stiles and Eric Stoltz are teaming up for WIGS. On Blue, which will debut on the WIGS YouTube channel, Stiles plays a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an escort. The third season finds Blue getting a little too close to a client (Stoltz).

TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look at the duo in action on WIGS, which offers short films and documentaries all starring female leads. Past WIGS series have starred Anna Paquin, Maura Tierney and Jennifer Beals, among others.

Julia Stiles | Blue interview

Actress Julia Stiles first came into the spotlight in the teen films 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You, and Save the Last Dance. She then transitioned to varied projects including Mona Lisa Smile, The Omen, the Bourne Series, where she played Nicky Parsons, and Showtime’s Dexter, which earned her an Emmy Award and Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, she had a supporting role inSilver Linings Playbook.

Now, Julia Stiles is starring in a series called Blue, which is in its second season on YouTube’s WIGS channel. Jerry Nunn talked to the award-winning actress about her push to online dramas. Read the Full Interview Here.

We also added some candids of Julia and her boyfriend walking in NYC last month here.

   

Julia Stiles: “Closed Circuit” Screening Cutie

Showing support for her latest film, Julia Stiles was on hand for a screening of “Closed Circuit” in New York City on Monday (August 19).

All gussied up in a sleeveless black and white printed frock with color accents, the blonde beauty obliged the shutterbugs stationed outside the Tribeca Grand Hotel before heading inside for the evening. 

The crime drama is officially described as follows: Martin and Claudia are lawyers, and ex-lovers, who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist’s trial.

Directed by John Crowley, “Closed Circuit” arrives in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 28.

Enjoy the pictures of Julia Stiles at the “Closed Circuit” screening in New York here.