Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Updates: 17th Precinct, The Killing, Riese, and other cast projects

Updates in random order:

IMDB has the first poster for Playback, Alessandra Torresani's new movie. No release date yet, but you can follow updates on that front on the film's official Facebook page.

Eric Stoltz is directing another episode of Glee.

Judas Kiss, with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner, will be screened at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on April 22.

Richard Harmon has been cast in Ansiedad (Anxiety), a new film with Eva Mendes that's shooting in Vancouver these days. More details about the film at

Richard also attended the premiere of The Killing the other day. For photos (and general updates on his projects), visit And Cinemablend has a few new featurettes for The Killing, which premieres on Sunday, April 3, at 9 pm on AMC.

Riese is now available (or will be available on March 29) in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Latin America, Russia, Portugal and the Benelux countries. Details and links on the Riese blog.

Gun Hill Road with Esai Morales will be screened at the NYU Cantor Center on March 31. Esai attended the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards last week. There is a photo from the event at and a short video interview right here:

Tricia Helfer was also at the event. has a report, with a quick mention of 17th Precinct:

"The Humane Society does an incredible job of reminding people that we share the planet with other sentient beings that do not deserve the cruelty and horrific conditions that we put them in for our pleasure, profit and consumption," said Esai Morales, who follows what he calls a "flexatarian" diet "because I travel out of the country a lot and it's difficult to find healthy, organic food." He'll be seen next in the movie "Gun Hill Road," which won raves at the Sundance Film Festival, and shot a pilot for NBC called "17th Precinct," a police procedural with a mystical twist. Tricia Helfer co-stars as a necromancer. "I can touch dead people and understand what happened to them," she explained. Helfer, who eats fish but not meat or poultry and rescues and fosters animals at home, encourages others to do the same and never buy from puppy mills. "There are so many unwanted animals out there that need a home and love," she said.

No photos of Esai on the set yet, but new photos are coming in almost every day. There is a nice shot of the precinct building on Flickr, a few more photos with Jamie Bamber and James Callis at, another batch with Kristin Kreuk, and Craig Anderl (assistant director) has posted a few BTS pics on Twitter, including the very first one of Eamonn Walker. (Side note: discover Lights Out if you haven't. Fantastic show. Tuesdays, 10 pm, FX.)

Season three of United States of Tara kicks off next Monday (March 28) at 10:30 pm. Showtime has released several interviews with the cast discussing their characters. Here is the one with Patton Oswalt:

Rise of the Apes with Leah Gibson is getting released on August 5, not around Thanksgiving, after all.

Score: A Hockey Musical with John Pyper-Ferguson will get a couple of screenings at the 2011 Philadelphia CineFest. The film has been out on DVD in Canada for a while now.

Ryan Robbins started filming the short film Pleased to Meet You the other day. There is a photo from the set on his Facebook page.

Wrecked, a film he did with Adrien Brody last year, opens on April 1 in the U.S. AceShowBiz has a new trailer. And IGN has more pics from Mortal Kombat.

Mike Dopud is shooting another pilot, Echoes, with a few other people who worked on Stargate Universe. Red Eye Chicago has the details.

Anna Galvin (Shannon Adama) is in a new production of The Philanderer, which opens in Vancouver tonight. Details and photos on The Arts Club blog.

Torchwood: Miracle Day has a definite premiere date and a poster. The first episode will air on Friday, July 8 on Starz. More details and the press release at

Entertainment Weekly has some great location pics from Game of Thrones (April 17, HBO).

And TNT has released the first poster for Falling Skies, which kicks off on June 19. Seat42F has the new trailer. Mark Verheiden writes that he will attend the panel for the show at the WonderCon (San Francisco, April 1).

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