Looks like Colin Hanks and Dexter may have a few things to talk about when the actor joins the hit series this season. A new trailer has been released for Gil Cates, Jr.‘s indie comedy Lucky, which stars Hanks as a seemingly ordinary guy who’s secretly a serial killer. When he wins the lottery, he finds all of his dreams coming true — he even snags the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, his win also draws the attention of a detective (Jeffrey Tambor) who’s trying to solve a string of murders. Ari Graynor and Ann-Margret also star. Watch the trailer after he jump.

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Some of you might know Colin Hanks as the son of actor Tom Hanks, but most of you probably know the young actor from his roles in such films as Orange County, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, The Great Buck Howard, Oliver Stone’s W., Band of Brothers and tv shows like Roswell and The Good Guys. I personally loved Colin’s fantastic stint as Father John Gill on Mad Men and am very much looking forward to seeing him on the next season of Dexter.

Recently, Colin has been working hard on an interesting documentary film, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. Colin hopes to raise $50,000 by July 15th to help finish production of the film. Hanks has set up a Kickstarter page to do it. For your help, Colin is offering a variety of incentive gifts: starting at a mere $5 for a “Thank You” mention in the film’s credits, or if you donate more, t-shirts, signed DVDs, limited edition vinyl records, and premiere tickets.

Colin sent me an e-mail explaining why he hopes to make this documentary, and why he needs your help in finishing production. You can read that letter after the jump, reprinted in full. And there is even more information available on the Kickstarter and Facebook Pages.

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We reported on the last round of casting for Celeste and Jesse Forever just the other day, when Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor and Chris Messina joined the cast of the film that follows Rashida Jones (who co-wrote) and Andy Samberg as a couple who tries to maintain their friendship while still living in the same house during their divorce. Now Elijah Wood has signed on as well; THR says he’ll be “Celeste’s business partner, a metrosexual who tries to be her ‘saucy gay friend.’” I’m not sure if that means the character is gay, or if he’s a straight guy who tries to play that role with Celeste (Rashida Jones).  Either way, I’ll be happy to see Elijah Wood do outright comedy, since we don’t often see him in that mode on the big screen.

After the break, Colin Hanks continues his hot streak and Paul Schneider breaks his lizard. Read More »

The latest addition to the cast of Dexter‘s sixth season is a great one: Edward James Olmos has signed on to play “a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.” Colin Hanks and Mos Def are other recent additions to the core cast of the show, which begins shooting on May 25 and will premiere in the fall, likely in mid to late September. Being the definition of a good sport, Mr. Olmos tweeted right after the news broke: “It’s true… I’m coming for you Dexter….” [Deadline]

After the break, the ever-great Richard Jenkins joins Elizabeth Olson in an indie, and we catch up with the extensive casting of Crooked House. Read More »

With Kevin Smith now talking for hours every single day on his own podcast internet station called S.I.R., things have obviously gotten pretty hectic for the soon-to-be-retired filmmaker. Hectic enough that he’s taken to Twitter to do a little haphazard casting. Wednesday, a fan asked Smith about Colin Hanks and Smith threw out the notion that he wanted the actor (best known for roles in Orange County, King Kong and the TV show The Good Guys) to appear in the upcoming hockey comedy Hit Somebody. Hanks, a big tweeter himself, saw the mention and let Smith know “if you’re serious count me in.” And just like that, Smith might have another addition to his ever expanding and impressive cast. Read More »

It always happens at this time every year: producers go to the Cannes marketplace with armfuls of potential projects, and we get a flood of casting reports as actors are attached left and right. Some of these will get made, some won’t, and some will get made with an entirely different cast.

One of the big ones today is a boxing drama called The Bleeder, which has Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Christina Hendricks set to appear. Before The Fighter I’d have guessed this might be one that we’d hear about during Cannes and never again, but in the wake of that success it might happen. The Bleeder has Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnston) directing from a script he wrote with Jerry Stahl, based on ” the true story of former New Jersey heavyweight boxer and womanizer Chuck Wepner who boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and inspired Sylvester Stallone to pen Rocky.” That connection to Rocky might be all this needs to put it over the top. [Variety]

After the break, Dexter‘s next season gets Def, and info on a romantic heist movie.  Read More »

It’s been months since the Season 5 finale of Dexter and we’ve still months to go until the Season 6 premiere, so it’s nice to see some intriguing tidbits of Dexter news today. Showtime has just released a new teaser trailer that doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the upcoming story arcs, but tries hard to get you pumped up for fall. Meanwhile, Colin Hanks has signed on as a recurring guest star in a mysterious role. Read more after the jump.

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HIGH School Movie Trailer

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One of our most anticipated films of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was the stoner comedy High School. I attended a midnight screening of the film, and the crowd was hysterical with laughter. That said, I thought the premise was much more clever than the actual film. What’s the premise? Here is the official description from Sundance:

“Michael Chiklis plays a smarmy high school principal who suddenly institutes a zero-tolerance crusade, introducing mandatory drug tests for all students. Failure of which will result in immediate expulsion. Matt Bush plays a straight-arrow valedictorian named Henry Burke who normally would have nothing to worry about, except he just tried marijuana for the very first time. I’ll let the Sundance description take over: “With his college scholarship hanging in the balance, Burke begrudgingly teams up with charismatic pothead Travis Breaux to do the only thing they can think of to neutralize this threat—get the entire student body stoned.”

Twitch has discovered a trailer for the film online, which we’ve embedded after the jump. Watch it now and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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