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Alaska (ABC) Teaser Promo


From the mind of Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), “Alaska” stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

Alongside Swank, “Alaska” stars Jeff Perry as Stanley Cornik, Matt Malloy as Bob Young, Meredith Holzman as Claire Muncy, Grace Dove as Rosalind “Roz” Friendly, Pablo Castelblanco as Gabriel Martin, Ami Park as Jieun Park and Craig Frank as Austin Greene.

Tom McCarthy is creator and executive producer. Hilary Swank, Melissa Wells, Bert Salke, Kyle Hopkins (Anchorage Daily News) and Ryan Binkley (Anchorage Daily News) are executive producers on the series. “Alaska” is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.

The pilot episode is written and directed by Tom McCarthy.

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Writer Jason Keller & Bryan Johnson To Write ‘Speed Girl’ Feature Starring Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank film Speed Girl has found its writing team.

The feature, which comes from Balcony 9 Productions, will be written by Ford v Ferrari screenwriter Jason Keller and his writing partner Bryan Johnson.

Keller, who will also exec produce, also previously wrote Snow White film Mirror Mirror and Sylvester Stallone’s Escape Plan.

Swank is to play Janet Guthrie, a pilot turned racecar driver who smashed barriers to become the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500, in the film.

Set in the 1970s when the fight for women’s rights was gaining speed, Guthrie made a bid for the Indianapolis 500 in 1976 despite relentless opposition from the racing establishment and the men she hoped to race against. Janet qualified for the race in 1978 where she finished in the top ten, destroying many widely-held stereotypes about female drivers. The film will bring Guthrie’s passion and persistence vividly to life, immersing viewers in the untold story of the woman who came to Indy just hoping to qualify and left a trailblazer, inspiring generations of future female racers.

The feature, which comes from Balcony 9 Productions, will be written by Ford v Ferrari screenwriter Jason Keller and his writing partner Bryan Johnson.
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Keller, who will also exec produce, also previously wrote Snow White film Mirror Mirror and Sylvester Stallone’s Escape Plan.

Swank is to play Janet Guthrie, a pilot turned racecar driver who smashed barriers to become the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500, in the film.

Set in the 1970s when the fight for women’s rights was gaining speed, Guthrie made a bid for the Indianapolis 500 in 1976 despite relentless opposition from the racing establishment and the men she hoped to race against. Janet qualified for the race in 1978 where she finished in the top ten, destroying many widely-held stereotypes about female drivers. The film will bring Guthrie’s passion and persistence vividly to life, immersing viewers in the untold story of the woman who came to Indy just hoping to qualify and left a trailblazer, inspiring generations of future female racers.

Swank will also exec produce the film, which is based on alongside Stephan Talty’s book Speed Girl, with Joel David Moore and Rishi Bajaj and her husband Philip Schneider.

Swank is repped by Entertainment 360, Moore is repped by Entertainment 360, and Johnson is repped by Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson and Christopher. The deal was negotiated by Hillary Jones of Jones and Jones Law Group and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Source: https://deadline.com

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Hilary Swank’s ‘Alaska’ Picked Up To Series At ABC

The Disney-owned network has picked up Hilary Swank-fronted drama Alaska (fka Alaska Daily News)

Alaska, which scored a pilot order in September, stars Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.
It comes from Spotlight and Stillwater director Tom McCarthy and is produced by 20th Television.

It also stars Jeff Perry as Stanley Cornik, Matt Malloy as Bob Young, Meredith Holzman as Claire Muncy, Grace Dove as Rosalind “Roz” Friendly, Pablo Castelblanco as Gabriel Martin, Ami Park as Jieun Park and Craig Frank as Austin Greene.

McCarthy, who wrote and directed the pilot episode, and Swank exec produce alongside Melissa Wells, Bert Salke and Anchorage Daily News’ Kyle Hopkins and Ryan Binkley.

Source: https://deadline.com

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Hilary Swank Could Be Coming Back As Julie Pierce on Cobra Kai

There might be another karate kid stopping by the dojo. Cobra Kai’s creative team teased the potential appearance of Hilary Swank on the show at Deadline’s Contenders Television event on Saturday. “I always say if you’re a fan of The Next Karate Kid and you want to see Julie Pierce who Hilary Swank played,” co-creator Hayden Schlossberg said, “we’re the show to watch to see if that happens.” The fifth season of The Karate Kid spinoff wrapped filming in December 2021. The Netflix series has so far brought back various characters from the Miyagi-verse, including Elisabeth Shue’s Ali Mills and Thomas Ian Griffith’s Terry Silver. As a former student of Mr. Miyagi, Julie-san seems like another obvious option. “Anything is possible,” Schlossberg reiterated. “Julie Pierce is one of the toys in the toy chest, so we’ll see.” That coy statement is probably the closest to a confirmation fans can hope to get. “Maybe we’ve met her, maybe we’ve worked with her, maybe we haven’t,” co-creator Jon Hurwitz told Fandom last year, adding that a Swank appearance would remain a question “until either she shows up or the series ends.” Well, it’s not over yet.

Source: https://www.vulture.com