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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

Categories Career Movies

Hilary Swank movie shoot coming to Winnipeg

An Academy Award winning actress will soon be in Winnipeg.

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank will be shooting her new movie ‘Ordinary Angels’ in the city, which is set to begin next week.

The movie is based on the true story of Sharon Stevens, a hairdresser who helps rally her Kentucky town to get a young girl to her kidney transplant. The film is set against the backdrop of a massive snowstorm.

The movie also stars Alan Ritchson from the Amazon series “Reacher” and will be directed by Jon Gunn.

According to a post on the production company’s website, filming on the project is set to begin on Monday.

Source: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca

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Hilary Swank & ‘Reacher’ Breakout Alan Ritchson To Lead Kingdom Story Company’s ‘Ordinary Angels’

Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) and Reacher breakout Alan Ritchson have signed on to star in the film Ordinary Angels from Kingdom Story Company, which Lionsgate will distribute.

Set against the backdrop of the worst snowstorm in Kentucky history, pic is inspired by the incredible true story of a struggling hairdresser (Swank) who single-handedly rallies an entire community to help a widowed father (Ritchson) save the life of his critically ill young daughter.

Jon Gunn (The Unbreakable Boy) is directing, having written the most recent draft of the script with Jon Erwin. Meg Tilly and Kelly Fremon Craig penned an earlier draft. Kingdom Story Company’s Kevin Downes, Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin are producing alongside Stampede Ventures’ Jon Berg, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Stolen Sky Productions’ Dave Matthews and Johnathan Dorfman, and Green Hummingbird Entertainment’s David Beal and Sarah Johnson. Chelsea Kujawa and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the project for Lionsgate, along with Business Affairs executive Phil Strina. Gabriella Ludlow oversaw negotiations for the Kingdom Story Company.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Hilary and Alan,” said Gunn. “They are both actors with incredible range, who find humanity and vulnerability in every character they play. They are perfectly matched to bring this complex and inspirational true story to life.”

“Kingdom Story Company endeavors to bring inspiring true stories to life on screen. Ordinary Angels spotlights one family’s seemingly insurmountable struggles and the everyday people who helped them in remarkable ways,” said Downes. “Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson bring to life this heroic example of how one person can change a family and how that changes a community and gives rise, quite literally, to life and to hope.”

“Greg Silverman and I are privileged to have worked with the incredibly talented Hilary Swank while at Warner Bros. and we’re thrilled to be reunited with her on Ordinary Angels,” added Berg. “Stampede Ventures is committed to supporting rising stars and in Alan Ritchson we’ve got the complete package – a phenomenal breakout talent. We’re eager to start production with our amazing writer/director Jon Gunn and our partners at Lionsgate, Kingdom Story Company, and Dave Matthews’ Stolen Sky Productions.”

Swank won Oscars for her turns in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, and has also been recognized throughout her career with two Golden Globes, a Critics’ Choice Award, an Independent Spirit Award, a Gotham Tribute Award and a SAG Award, along with many other accolades. She last year starred in Oscar winner Tom McCarthy’s Untitled Alaska Project pilot, and also recently starred opposite Michael Ealy in Deon Taylor’s Lionsgate detective thriller, Fatale, as well as the Netflix drama series Away, which she also exec produced. The actress and producer has also appeared in such series as Trust and Beverly Hills, 90210. Additional film credits include The Hunt, I Am Mother, What They Had, Logan Lucky, New Year’s Eve, Conviction, Amelia, P.S. I Love You, Freedom Writers, The Black Dahlia and Insomnia.

Source: https://deadline.com

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“Cyrano” Red Carpet – The Red Sea International Film Festival

Postponed for almost two years due to the pandemic, the inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival [RedSeaIFF] kicked off in great style last night (December 6) with a red carpet Arab premiere of Joe Wright’s Cyrano attended by a host of stars from across the international and Arab film worlds.
Among those gracing the dazzling red carpet were Hilary Swank, Anthony Mackie, Clive Owen, Stephen Dorff, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Laila Eloui, Yousra, Hend Sabry, Thierry Frémaux, Vincent Cassel, Michele Morrone, Yaqoub AlFarhan, Mila AlZahrani, and Yassir AlSaggaf.

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– Events “Cyrano” Red Carpet – The Red Sea International Film Festival – December 6 2021