Actor and comedian DC Pierson wrote a novel called The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To, and you can now see part of that book adapted as a short film. See, Pierson and director Dan Eckman (Community, Mystery Team) and producer Meggie McFadden want to turn the novel into a feature, and they’ve made this short as a proof of concept. The cast features Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dope) and Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games).
In The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep short, Revolori and Quaid play high school friends whose foray into making comics is complicated when Revolori reveals he has the power to manifest ideas into reality. Naturally, that has some pretty huge and funny consequences. Watch the short after the break.
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Here’s the first full trailer for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first novel in Suzanne Collins‘ darkly futuristic trilogy of novels about teenagers chosen by lottery to fight to the death as representatives of their local district. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are the young leads in the Lionsgate film that could be the studio’s answer to Twilight, but hopefully with a harder edge.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 by Angie Han
It took years of breathlessly reported rumors, auditions and negotiations before Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were announced as the leads in Gary Ross‘ The Hunger Games. Happily, it looks like the casting process is moving much more quickly for the other roles in the film.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Elizabeth Banks was in negotiations for the role of District 12’s Capitol liaison Effie Trinket, while unknowns Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg would be playing the parts of District 11 tributes Thresh and Rue. Now, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid have been cast as District 1 tributes Glimmer and Marvel. Read more after the jump.
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