15th Annual 24 Hour Plays After Party

The 15th Annual 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway, featuring Taran Killam, Edie Falco, Rosie Perez and Molly Ringwald, was presented Nov. 16 at 8 PM at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre.

The annual event draws distinguished artists from throughout the entertainment industry who join forces in an extreme theatre endeavor: writing, directing and performing six original short plays from the ground up in 24 hours, Nov. 15-16, with performances on the 16th. Proceeds from the performance support New York’s Urban Arts Partnership in its efforts to close the achievement gap in NYC’s underserved public schools.

The marathon began at 10 PM Nov. 15. Each actor shared a costume piece and a prop, and revealed a special skill and something they’ve always wanted to do onstage, after which each writer was tasked with composing a ten-minute play by 6 AM this morning. Directors return at 9 AM to meet with their cast for the first time. Less than 12 hours later, the plays debut in front of a live audience at 8 PM.

Go With Me’ Sells to Key Markets

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has sold key foreign territories for “Go With Me,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, co-financed by Electric and Enderby Entertainment, is based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr. and was directed by Daniel Alfredsson from a script by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs.Producers are Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jacobs and Hopkins.

The film was picked up for all Italian rights by Microcinema. Other newly sold territories include Central Park for Turkey, Cinemania in the former Yugoslavia, CMC Content in Taiwan, Films4You in Portugal, IPA in Thailand and Vietnam, Octo Arts in the Philippines, Shoval in Israel, Tanweer in Greece. Rights were previously sold in Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

The film recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Electric will continue sales at the American Film Market.

Stiles portrays a woman newly returned to her Pacific Northwest hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by an ex-cop-turned-crimelord, played by Liotta. She enlists the help of an ex-logger (Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick to go up her adversary.

We have also added a new still from the film, to the gallery.

‘Bourne 5’ Set In Greece ; Tommy Lee Jones And Julia Stiles In The Cast?

Actor Matt Damon has revealed that the upcoming movie “Bourne 5” may be set in Greece and cast members to join the film, including Julia Stiles and Tommy Lee Jones. Damon is all set to return with the “Bourne 5” movie. Based on the life of protagonist Jason Bourne, this series is a very popular action franchise, loved across the world.

Academy award winner Paul Greengrass will be directing the 5th installment in the franchise. He oversaw the production of “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Bourne Supremacy,” according to iDigital Times. However, the title of this movie is to be decided. The lead actor Damon discussed about the plot of the movie in his recent interview with BuzzFeed News. He revealed that the movie will be based in Europe and will showcase the post Snowden world. He further said that many changes will also be seen in the upcoming movie. The audiences can expect a lot about the civil liberties and spying. Damon said that the filming location of the movie is zeroed down to Greece for the moment, but it may change in the future. He also joked that the movie will end in Las Vegas.

The exact details and the plot of the movie are still under wraps. However, it is known for sure that Damon’s character will not do a cross over with Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross, who was seen in “The Bourne Supremacy.” Alicia Vikander will play the female lead in the new movie. In addition, Julia Stiles may be reprising her role of Nicky Parsons as the ex-CIA agent. A new high ranking officer will also be introduced in this movie and Tommy Lee Jones is expected to play this part.

“Bourne 5” release is scheduled on July 29, 2016.

Guardian Interview + Photoshoot

Julia was also interviewed by The UK Guardian last week, you can find the Q&A here, plus a new photoshoot by Charlie Forgham Bailey, here.

When were you happiest?
This morning when I woke up. I am generally happy.

What is your greatest fear?
I am not a fan of rats or pigeons. In New York City, they have become very confident. When I was a child, you went on the subways and the rats would stay down on the tracks, but now they hang out on the platform.

What is your earliest memory?
A hurricane in New York. My mum strapped me to her back to walk home, and all the windows were taped and boarded up.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
People I went to school with who have careers as doctors and teachers.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Impatience.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Passive aggression.

What would your super power be?
I’d have a remote control for time, so I could rewind, fast-forward and pause.

What makes you unhappy?
Usually other people’s unhappiness.

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Julia in the UK

Julia recently visited London where she spoke to Cosmo UK and headed to the ITV studios …

It’s been a whole SIXTEEN YEARS since 10 Things I Hate About Youburst onto our screens and thrust a long-haired Heath Ledger singing on the school bleachers into our lives. Sigh.

We loved watching Julia Stiles play angsty, non-comformist Kat Stratford – and as she was in London to promote her new series Blue, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask her aaaaalll about it…

How do you feel looking back on ‘10 Things…’ today?
I’m so grateful to have been in that movie. It was my first big break, and such a fun part. I have so many good memories from filming, but I don’t really like to watch it back. They’re still talking about it so many years later, that’s really lucky and I’m fortunate to be a part of it.

Er, why?
If you could imagine a home video of your seventeen-year-old self, broadcast for all the world to see, you might feel slightly uncomfortable, too. I was such a baby.

What were the most enjoyable parts of filming?
Just being teenagers away from home, making a movie over the summer, it was ridiculous. It was such a special experience because it was so raw, and we were so unfiltered, all of us in the cast. There was something innocent and pure about that time.

We’ve heard the tears at the end of your ’10 Things I Hate About You’ reading were real – were they?
They were not intentional. On some level I knew that I was supposed to be somewhat emotional, because when we did the table read I remember I just said the poem, and I could have been reciting the phone book.

But [when it came to filming] I never expected that I was going to start crying. I don’t know why I did, whether it connected to something going on at the time, or if I was just overwhelmed by the whole experience of making my first big movie.

You must be proud of how far your co-stars have come since that film?
I’m so proud of so many. Joseph Gordon Levitt is an amazing musician and what he’s done with Hitrecord is really, really interesting. David Krumholtz [who played Michael] is on a successful TV show, and Larisa Oleynik [Bianca] has blossomed into a lovely young woman. The only caveat to that is, obviously, it’s really sad what happened to Heath Ledger. It’s a little bittersweet.

You’re a proud feminist – how was it playing a character who was, in many ways, the first fictional feminist in the genre?
Kat was really angst ridden too. [Nowadays] I feel like, on the one hand obviously there’s so much to be grateful for; women can vote, can have jobs, be self-reliant. But sometimes I wonder how far we’ve come – I could wax political forever but I know I’ll get in trouble for it.

In your new project, Blue, you play a mum to a pre-teen son, who works as an accountant by day but an escort by night…
Yeah – It was a challenge for me, but a welcome challenge. As much as there’s a dark humour with the way that we show her life, it’s also really sad what she’s dealing with. Yeah, so sometimes you take that home with you.

You can watch Julia in ‘Blue’ on Lifetime TV (Freeview channel 238, Virgin Media channel 242, and Sky channel 156) from Monday 2nd March at 10pm.