We’re also working on a media site for you guys, it’ll have interviews and promos, etc of Lyndsy in her various work settings. It’ll be called I’m Not One of Them. We’ve added new photos to the 1.04 Rough Trade album, and have also opened an area for screencaptures from any interviews Lynds does. We’re also now adding twitpics that she posts! Whew.
The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, has unveiled its line-up of finalists for this year’s festival, founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu announced today. The programming includes features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.
The Hollywood Film Festival, which takes place October 22-25 at ArcLight Cinemas, will open on Friday, October 22.
“FORT MCCOY,” a film by Kate Connor and Michael Worth that stars Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch, Camryn Manheim, and Seymour Cassel, and is based on the true story of Kate Connor’s grandparents when they lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during WWII — a coming-of-age story, a romance and the journey of one man struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him
For screening tickets please go to:http://www.arclightcinemas.com
Speculation regarding who will direct the adaptation for Suzanne Collins’ hit series, “The Hunger Games,” has already hit a fever pitch, but casting rumors have been kept at a pretty subtle whisper.
Of course, fans have been campaigning in all caps throughout the interwebs for some of their favorite actresses to land the coveted lead role of tough teen Katniss Everdeen. Among them have been Hit-Girl Chloe Moretz, Dakota Fanning, “Skins” star Kaya Scodelario and “Nikita”‘s Lyndsy Fonseca
Well, believe it or not, we scored a little news during this weekend’s New York Comic Con…
Fonseca has the “Hunger Games” script in hand and will be reading it this week.
“I actually just got sent the script,” she tells NextMovie. “I haven’t read it yet. We’ll see. I’m actually flying to L.A. on Tuesday because I’ve been in ‘Nikita’ world – I don’t have any time off. But I have a week off now for the first time in two or three months and I’ve got a stack of scripts to get through. I know very little about it. I’ll talk to you after I read it.”
Needless to say, we imagine she’ll like what she reads.
Source / Creds to ibelieveinsa who has since ruined my perfect image of William Moseley.
I was quite fortunate to have viewed the Nikita pilot as part of the promotion for the show and I’ve taken the liberty to write up a small review for you guys!
Let me start off by saying it’s nothing like the 90’s series La Femme Nikita and it’s a refreshing 180 from the “norm” that is now the CW. It’s sexy, faster paced, it’s new. It’s the CW. While I do love LFN and hold it dear to me, this is something that could blow everything I thought I loved about the other show. Lately it’s gotten a lot of flack and compared to Alias it does have very Alias like tendencies and basic story plots, revenge for a murdered boyfriend, bringing down the company you work for, etc. But what it lacks in total originality, it makes up for in plot twists. Though many of them, they are easy enough to follow without giving the viewer a headache.
Through the shows use of flashbacks and jumps it creates a perfect atmosphere to leave you wanting more, Maggie Q plays Nikita to a T, slick but graceful and Melinda Clarke’s Amanda is a devilish mix of CSI’s Lady Heather and The OC’s Julie Cooper. Filled with secrets that you just can’t help wanting to know. Things felt somewhat stiff with Shane West’s Michael but I’m hoping he loosens up a bit. Aaron Stanford’s extremely cute Birkhoff has grown up from LFN, he’s loud and proud and wants everybody to know it. Lyndsy’s role as Alex, the newest recruit to Division who was busted for robbery is strong and authoritative, two things Lyndsy does best.
While I love Lynds, my only issue with the pilot falls between the unbalanced feeling of who the main character is. The pilot deals with Alex’s struggle to commit to Division and accept her new life, the other half is focused on Nikita showing Division what she’s capable of. Filled in with lots of story overlaps, flashbacks and random recruits and you can get some major confusion. While you know Nikita should be the main subject you almost feel she’s overshadowed by the immediate reveal of Alex’s back story. Sort of a too soon thing, it worked in the 90’s show. Quite well, but to keep the audience around I hope there’s more to Alex then what we saw.
The CW wanted a strong female driven show, and with Nikita you get just that. Every female encountered has a “Take No Crap” confidence that’s admiring and intriguing. The action sequences are pretty good and the darker overtone are a plus. With so many people getting capped in this show it’s hard to tell where any allegiances lie, the first ingredient to a good spy show. Nikita has great potential, it just needs to find it. Luckily the end’s major plot twist that ties two characters together intrigued and cemented the show for me. Brava CW, I eagerly await the rest of the season and what else you’ve got.
It’s definitely on my radar for fall, sitting in it’s THURSDAY at 9 timeslot.
NIKITA for all promotion purposes will be having it’s own panel at this year’s Comic Con. If anybody’s going we’d love to hear about your experience!
The CW wants to remake the ’90s tv show La Femme Nikita and they’re getting Katherine Mayfair’s daughter Lyndsy Fonseca to play one of the lead roles.
Lyndsy Fonseca (“How I Met Your Mother”) has scored a lead role on the drama pilot, a 21st century take on the “La Femme Nikita” franchise. She’ll play Alex, a 19-year-old felon who – after being sentenced to 25 years in a federal penitentiary – is recruited by a secret government agency to hunt down the title character (Maggie Q), her predecessor. She’s detailed as an “attractive, young, white female with virtually no personal ties or paper trail,” a profile which is deemed ideal for their kind of work. Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke and Shane West also star in the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which Danny Cannon is directing off a script by Craig Silverstein.