Films to include Stolz's directorial debut
Showtime has assembled its slate of “all ages” original movies to air on the cabler during 2001 and beyond. Pics include thesp Eric Stoltz’s directorial debut, “Annus Horribilis.”
Stoltz will also take a role in the film, along with Mimi Rogers and Karen Allen.
P.J. McIlvaine’s script centers on a 16-year-old girl (Alison Mack) who schemes to keep her parents together when she mistakenly thinks they’re about to divorce.
Rogers serves as exec producer for the Millbrook Farm production along with Chris Ciaffa. Dominique Telson is Showtime Networks’ creative exec.
“My Louisiana Sky,” “Sirr Parker,” “The Red Sneakers” and “Snow in August” are also in the lineup.
Lewis in ‘Louisiana’
“My Louisiana Sky,” based on Kimberly Willis Holt’s book about a young girl whose parents are developmentally disabled, stars Juliette Lewis and Shirley Knight. Thesp Adam Arkin is directing the Hyperion Entertainment/Aviator Films production.
Teleplay is by Anna Sandor. Showtime’s creative execs are Lori Kahn, Mary-Liz McDonald and Vicki Letizia.
True-life football pic “Sirr Parker” stars Michael Clarke Duncan as the high school football coach of Parker, played by Kente Scott, who secretly raised his younger brother on his own while becoming an acclaimed running back.
Robert Munic is producing, writing and directing, with Jon Turtle and Ilene Kahn Power exec producing. Showtime’s Telson is the creative exec on the Kahn Power/Jon Turtle production.
Hines’ helming bow
Gregory Hines will make his TV directorial debut with “The Red Sneakers,” which revolves around a high school student who is given magic sneakers that make him a great basketball player.
Tom Lynch and John Lynch are exec producing and Gary Stephenson of the Tom Lynch Co. is producing. The Lynch Entertainment production begins principal photography this fall. Showtime’s Kahn and McDonald are the creative execs on the project.
Stephen Rea and Lolita Davidovich star in “Snow in August,” based on the book by Pete Hamill, former editor in chief of the New York Daily News.
Pic, produced by Jake Eberts and Lenny Young, concerns a Catholic boy who forges a relationship with a rabbi. Nancy Cooperstein and Tani Cohen are exec producing. Richard Friedenberg is writing and directing. Showtime’s Telson is the exec on this pic.