A couple of weeks ago we reported on a new film that Mischa Barton’s set to star in titled “The Science of Cool”. In the film, two teenagers, the biggest science geeks in school, come upon a formula which can transform nerds into studs.
The writer of the film, Eric Goren, dropped us a line offering to answer any questions we may have considering the project.
According to Goren, Barton is playing “one of the female leads, Jane, who is a girl who is teased and picked on for being “too plain”, Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) who will playing the role of the nerdy Neil Tobbler, who is the leading male character who “by accident” discovers a formula in science class which transforms geeks into studs.”
The scribe also says Masiela Luscha (”The George Lopez Show”), Kiely Williams (”The Cheetah Girls”), and Jessie Cave (”Harry Potter” series), among others, are also in talks.
”We are also in talks with a number of very popular actors and actresses from TV shows such as Gossip Girl and 90210, and many A list actors from the big screen that everyone in the world will recognize. Tamara Tunie, our director, will be possibly acting in The Science of Cool too.”
Eric Goren and Patricia Goren penned this project and Carlucci Weyant and Eric Goren from Double Helix Entertainment producing the picture. A Summer ’09 startdate is planned.
Want a free copy of Walled In? The promotional company behind the movie is giving away 5 free copies of the movie. Head on over to this website to enter. Best of luck!
I’ve also uploaded concept art from the movie so you can see how the sets come alive from the drawing board.
And remember, Walled In is officially released on DVD March 17th. Head on over to Amazon or another retailer to purchase your copy. Here is another clip from the movie.
At the 2008 Sundance , Yari Film Group premiered Brett Simon’s Assassination of a High School President, a film noir mystery set inside the world of a John Hughes-style High School comedy. It quickly emerged as one of the underdogs on the schedule to become one of the most buzzed about films at the festival. Unfortunately, Yari Film Group was forced into involuntary bankruptcy, and the film has been sitting on the shelf ever since. This has presented a very serious problem for theatrical distribution, and because of the legalities of bankruptcy court, the timing of this economic downturn and a whole slew of other worst-case-scenarios, Assassination is on the verge of losing its opportunity to have the theatrical run it deserves.
There might still be hope. Studios are still deciding whether or not they want to take a financial risk by buying the theatrical rights, spending cash on P&A and distributing the movie theatrically. Sony has the home video distribution rights, and from a business standpoint, they think it makes more sense to send the film direct to dvd. But I, like many others, think that Assassination of a High School President deserves to be seen on the big screen. What can you do? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, become a fan of the film on Facebook, and spread the word. Distributors like Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel Goldwyn, Fox Searchlight, etc need to see that there’s an audience out there waiting for an opportunity to see this film.
Why should you care about this movie? Here is what some other people have said
Many people have drawn comparisons between this film and Rian Johnson’s indie masterpiece Brick, and it would be hard not to. As I wrote in my original Sundance review “Assassination is not a copy of Brick, in fact, it was written before Brick. Imagine if John Hughes had made Chinatown set in a High School. So where Brick was a hardcore film noir story set in the world of high school students, Assassination is a high school movie with a noir mystery storyline.” I always thought of it as a more accessible, more marketable film…
With the DVD release only 7 days away, more promotional material for Mischa’s psychological thriller Walled In continues to trickle in. 35 promotional stills have been uploaded to the site. The DVD is available for pre-order through Amazon for just $14.99.
Also check out the new and improved finalized trailer for the movie below:
In the lead up to the upcoming DVD release of Mischa’s psychological thriller “Walled In”, I thought I’d post a few scenes from the movie. Please make sure to support the film by purchasing the DVD when its released on March 17th in the US. This is the first clip for now with a couple more coming the closer we get to release.
Looks Mischa has signed on to star in a new comedy called The Science of Cool. IMDB is reporting that Mischa’s character will be named Jane and the official MySpace for the film and the production company are also reporting Mischa as the latest addition to the cast. For all the Friday Night Lights fans, also starring in the film is Jeremy Sumpter (who played J.D. McCoy).
There is a formula for being cool!
This is another independent film with a tiny budget of around $6 million (also according to IMDB). And from the MySpace is this take on the film: The Science of Cool promises to be a hilarious, modern take on some of the most classic 1980’s teen films such as Weird Science, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Sixteen Candles.
Thanks to the awesome Marie who is an absolute gun at tracking down photos, a couple of stills and a candid shot from the set of Mischa’s upcoming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain have been added. Looks like an interesting role for Mischa!
The trailer for Mischa’s upcoming independent drama “Don’t Fade Away” has surfaced online thanks to New Films International. I’m extremely happy to see Mischa in a drama like this.
Life was easy for Jackson White. With looks, brains, and athletic ability,the world’s possibilities seemed limitless. But, when he came to New York City to pursue a career in the music industry, he was so seduced by money and status that he lost track of who he was. Now, with both his personal and professional lives on the edge of ruin, he’s been called home to care for his dying father. While in North Carolina, he’ll have to confront the friends he lost track of and the girl he never met. Film stars Mischa Barton, Ryan Kwanten, Beau Bridges and Ja Rule.