From Deadline Hollywood…
“Nobody likes guards.” And these guys seem to get a little too deeply into their role playing in director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s drama based on Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo’s infamous social experiment using college kids as prison guards and inmates. The movie that IFC Films acquired out of Sundance took the festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Tim Talbott’s script plus the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. It stars Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby, Ezra Miller, Jesse Carere, Keir Gilchrist, Thomas Mann and Michael Angarano. Scheduled to hit theaters July 17th and VOD a week later.
We’ve added to the Olivia Thirlby Fan Gallery with photos from the Los Angeles Special Screening Of Just Before I Go.
Peter Gallagher and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of DeTour, the network’s comedy pilot inspired by the life of the Weezer lead singer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy centers on Michael Sturges (Ben Aldridge), a rock star who, at age 30, makes the unexpected choice to quit his band and go back to college.
Gallagher (Togetherness, Covert Affairs) will play Professor Zaring, Tate University’s most respected and feared instructor with whom Michael has a contentious relationship. The role brings Gallagher back into the Fox family after his role on The O.C. He’s repped by Gersh and John Carrabino.
Thirlby (Juno, The Wedding Ringer) is set as Gabrielle, Zaring’s teaching assistant. The casting reunites her with Jeremy Garelick, who will direct the DeTour pilot. The role marks Thirlby’s first broadcast pilot after feature roles in Dredd and No Strings Attached. She’s repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.