NORWALK -ÊFilming starts today on “Laws of Motion”, an independent movie that will get by with a lot of help from one of America’s best-known “Friends.”
“Matthew Perry is the lead,” location manager Marshall Johnson said last week.
As anyone who owned a television between 1994 and 2004 knows, Perry became a star playing wisecracking Chandler Bing on the Emmy Award-winning sitcom “Friends.” More recently, he starred in “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” which NBC canceled this month after one season.
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The Hollywood Reporter says director Craig Lucas and screenwriter Elyse Friedman have signed on to the Matthew Perry, Justin Long and Hilary Swank comedy Laws of Motion.
The movie centers on an uptight professor (Perry) struggling with a repressive career and community, as well as headaches caused by his free-spirited brother and sister. Swank will take on a supporting role as the perfectionist neighbor of Perry’s character.
Plum Pictures partners Daniela Taplin, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, Jana Edelbaum of Ideal Partners Film Fund and Hilary Swank Productions are producing the project with Eden Wurmfield.
“Motion” begins a Connecticut shoot this July, with plans for a fall 2008 release.
Hilary and Matthew Perry are set to star in Laws of Motion, a comedy produced by Plum Pictures, Ideal Partners Film Fund and Hilary Swank Productions. Ben Foster is in talks for a lead role in the film.
Perry plays a husband struggling with life in a repressive career and community along with headaches caused by his free-spirited brother (Foster) and sister. Swank will take on a supporting role as the all-too-perfect neighbor of Perry’s harried character.
“Motion” is scheduled to begin production this month. Plum Pictures partners Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Celine Rattray and Galt Niederhoffer will produce the film with Ideal’s Jana Edelbaum and Swank.
Hilary has landed a role she can sink her teeth into, or vice versa. The Oscar winner actually will play the heroine being hunted by vampires in the movie version of the John Marks novel “Fangland.” Swank’s production company optioned the book by the former “60 Minutes” producer. It is set at a TV news magazine called “The Hour,” where bloodthirsty vampires roam the halls. The “Dracula” meets “Network” tale is said to reflect the sometimes hellish environment of the real “60 Minutes.”