Sarah 313

Typically, when a show fails to make it past the pilot stage, it just quietly disappears. The episode is never shown to the public, and the cast and crew stop mentioning it in interviews, and it’s basically like the whole thing never happened at all.

Still, a lot of work has already gone into the show by that point, so on the occasion that a failed pilot makes it out, the results can be interesting to see. Last year, Sarah Silverman taped Susan 313, a semi-autobiographical half-hour sitcom about a ’90s rock star coming out of a ten-year relationship. She’s now posted the pilot in its entirety online, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Ass Backwards

In the proud tradition of Dumb and Dumber and Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion, the Sundance comedy Ass Backwards features two complete morons who might be tragic if they weren’t so irrepressibly pleased with themselves. June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) star as Kate and Chloe, two NYC gals who’ve been BFFs since they placed dead last in their hometown pageant as kids.

When they’re invited back to celebrate the pageant’s 50th anniversary, they embark on a road trip that, naturally, gets them tangled up in all sorts of insane shenanigans. Alicia SilverstonePaul Scheer, and Vincent D’Onofrio also star. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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We’ve got a diverse set of projects on which to report in this latest casting break: a political prestige project, a more routine-sounding thriller, and a dark comedy with quite a good pedigree. After the break, you’ll find:

  • Brit Marling seems to have settled on Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep as her next big role,
  • Gerard Butler will play a rogue former FBI agent in The Bricklayer,
  • and Natasha Lyonne joins Kristen Wiig’s passion project, Imogene. Read More »

Movie Trailer: The Dry Land

The Dry Land

Maya Entertainment and Freestyle Releasing have released the movie trailer for Ryan Piers WilliamsThe Dry Land. The movie premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as one of 16 films selected from 1,058 submissions for the dramatic competition. The film tells the story of a U.S. soldier “returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.” The cast includes America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Ethan Suplee, June Diane Raphael, and Melissa Leo. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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