×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Ben Foster turning on ‘Red Light Winter’

'Contraband' thesp attached to Adam Rapp's indie drama

Contraband” thesp Ben Foster is attached to star in writer-director Adam Rapp’s indie drama “Red Light Winter,” which Parts & Labor principals Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen are producing with Scott Rudin.

Based on Rapp’s bleak play of the same name, story follows two male friends who travel from New York to Amsterdam and become caught up in a love triangle with a prostitute, bringing to the surface dark undercurrents in their troubled friendship.

“Bachelorette” star Kirsten Dunst is attached to play the sex worker, while Katherine Waterston (“The Babysitters”) is set to co-star as another woman who shares a romantic past with both men.

Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup were previously attached to star, though Foster’s attachment gives new momentum to the pic, which producers are now aiming to start shooting in December or January. Foster is replacing Ruffalo as an anxious emerging writer, while Crudup’s vacated role remains uncast.

In February, Parts & Labor announced it would be producing Foster’s directorial debut along with his “Rampart” helmer Oren Moverman. Thesp, who also worked with Parts & Labor on Braden King’s “Here,” recently wrapped its latest pic, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which also stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.

Foster, who recently co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale in Universal’s action-thriller “Contraband,” will soon reteam with Wahlberg on Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor,” which starts filming next month. Thesp will next be seen playing William Burroughs alongside Daniel Radcliffe’s Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas’ indie “Kill Your Darlings.”

Foster is repped by WME, Ken Jacobson Management and attorney Eric Suddleson.

More Film

  • 'The Apollo' Review: A Legendary Theater

    Tribeca Film Review: 'The Apollo'

    You should never take for granted a documentary that fills in the basics with flair and feeling. Especially when the basics consist of great big gobs of some of the most revolutionary and exhilarating popular art ever created in this country. Roger Ross Williams’ documentary “The Apollo,” which kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival on [...]

  • Playwright Mark Medoff author of "Children

    Mark Medoff, 'Children of a Lesser God' Playwright, Dies at 79

    Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79. His daughter Jessica Medoff Bunchman posted news of his death on Facebook, and the Las Cruces Sun-News attributed the cause to cancer. “Children of a Lesser God” starred John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Interscope Films Relaunches With Full Slate at Tribeca (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Interscope record label’s interest in film/music crossover isn’t exactly a secret: With hit companion albums for “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther” and “La La Land,” they’ve seemed to own the soundtrack space at times in recent years. And the company hasn’t completely made a secret of its desire to move into film production. [...]

  • Avengers: Endgame

    'Avengers: Endgame': Fans and Theaters Assemble for Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

    For San Diego resident Shawn Richter, “Avengers: Endgame” is more than the conclusion to a monumental period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the West Coast branch chair of Avengers Initiative, a cosplay charity that raises money for causes like the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities, the comics of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are [...]

  • Jillian Bell appears in Brittany Runs

    Amazon's 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' Sets Summer Release

    “Brittany Runs a Marathon” will be rushing to theaters on Aug. 23. Amazon Studios dated the comedy on Wednesday. The pic, starring Jillian Bell (“Rough Night,” “22 Jump Street”), won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. The flick follows the titutal Brittany, who decides to run around New York City in order to [...]

  • Lionsgate Hires Lynn Whitney in Marketing

    Lionsgate Hires Former Warner Bros. Exec Lynn Whitney

    Lionsgate announced Wednesday that Lynn Whitney will become head of worldwide paid media, partnerships, promotions and consumer products. Whitney was formerly the executive VP of worldwide media at Warner Bros.   In her new role, Whitney will build out media campaigns for movies like Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s romantic comedy “Long Shot.” “I am [...]

  • El silencio de otros

    Film Review: 'The Silence of Others'

    “Forgiven but not forgotten” is a platitude we routinely use to end disputes both petty and grievous, but it’s the reverse outcome — the mass forgetting of crimes and conflicts never truly resolved — that itches away at a post-Franco Spain in “The Silence of Others.” Soberly chronicling the ongoing legal battle of General Franco’s [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content