Comic Pauly Shore will topline Trimark Pictures’ “The Bogus Witch Project,” a film mix of the best of the studio’s recently acquired 25 spoofs on “The Blair Witch Project.”
Pic, produced and helmed by Alex Zamm (ABC’s “My Date With the President’s Daughter”), starts lensing this month. “Bogus” is slated for a limited theatrical release early next year.
Shore will contribute comedic sketches to the spoofs, whose titles include “The Bigfoot Project,” “The Watts Bitch Project,” “The Blair Underwood Project” and “The Linda Blair Project.” Celebrity cameos are also planned.
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Gina Philips will be the newest member of the neurotic Beantown law firm that is the epicenter of David E. Kelley’s “Ally McBeal.”
Philips will make her debut in Monday’s episode, playing a new, young assistant to Gil Bellows’ legal eagle. Her previous credits include the features “Living Out Loud” from New Line and Miramax’s “Telling You.” She is repped by Envoy Entertainment.
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Lacey Chabert (“Party of Five”) has signed on to Green Moon’s “Tart” starring Dominique Swain. Director Christina Wayne’s script follows teen-age girls adrift in Manhattan’s underground nightlife.
Chabert has also appeared in New Line’s 1998 sci-fier “Lost in Space.” She is repped by Endeavor and the Firm.
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Lensing is underway on Castle Rock’s “Untitled Dogumentary” project from creators Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy (“Waiting For Guffman”). Karen Murphy (“This is Spinal Tap”) produces and Gordon Mark serves as exec producer.
Guest will direct the pic, again following his improvisational style, which focuses on several eccentric dog owners gearing up the ultimate canine showdown. Mike Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean, Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch join Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Patrick Cranshaw, Lewis Arquette and Ed Begley Jr. in the pic, which will continue lensing in Vancouver through next month.