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USA Network’s ‘Complications’ Casts Four, Begins Production in Atlanta

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | 08:00AM PT
Laura Prudom/@lauinla
News Editor

USA Network’s “Complications” has commenced production in Atlanta, Ga., adding four recurring players alongside series regulars Jason O’Mara, Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile,Variety has learned exclusively. Above, check out an exclusive first-look image of O’Mara and Szohr from the medical drama.

 

The 10-episode original series from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix is set to premiere in 2015, and centers around John Ellison (O’Mara), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When Ellison learns the boy is the son of an influential gang leader and is still a target, he is compelled to save him at any cost. Ellison soon discovers that his own life — and his outlook on medicine — may never be the same.

 

Joining the cast are Chris Chalk as Darius, the liaison between John and a gang that needs his help; Tim Peper as Kyle Hawkins, a lawyer in the District Attorney’s office and friend of Samantha (Riesgraf); Eric Edelstein as Jed, a friend and help to Gretchen (Szohr); and Ronreaco Lee as Quentin Bell, John’s fellow ER doctor.

 

Szohr stars as Gretchen, a reckless but capable ER nurse; Riesgraf appears as John’s wife, Samantha, and Stamile plays John’s by-the-book coworker, Dr. Bridget O’Neil, who finds herself dealing with the aftermath of his actions.

 

“‘Complications’ is a story about the making of a hero — how an ordinary doctor’s split-second decision changes the course of his life and the lives of everyone around him,” said Nix. “It’s tremendous to be working with USA again and with such a talented cast. The writers’ room is going strong and I cannot wait for audiences to see this new series.”

 

The series hails from Fox Television Studios. Nix serves as executive producer and directed of the pilot. Michael Horowitz will serve as co-executive producer.

 

Chalk is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Stone Manners Salners; Peper is repped by Paradigm; Edelstein is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment; Lee is repped by APA and Principato-Young Entertainment.

Source: Variety (340)

Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the gallery with all of Leverage’s Season 3 screencaps, Behind the Scenes for all seasons, and photoshoots from WeSC.

 

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Beth Riesgraf Starring in Indie Horror Film ‘Shut In’

8/28/2014 by Borys Kit

Also in the movie are Rory Culkin, Martin Starr and Jack Kesy

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Beth Riesgraf, who was one of the stars of TNT’s Leverage, is starring in the psychological horror thriller Shut In, which began production this week in Shreveport, La.

 

Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Veronica Mars movie) and Jack Kesy (Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain) also are starring in the indie flick, which is being directed by Adam Schindler (Delivery: The Beast Within).

 

Riesgraf is playing a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis. (Da-da-DAH!)

 

The production start marks a milestone for the project, whose road began in 2010 when it was written by TJ Cimfel and David White. It won top honors at the 2011 Shriekfest and was on the 2012 Blood List of Hollywood’s top unproduced horror screenplays.

 

Steven Schneider, whose credits include the horror films Insidious and Paranormal Activity, is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli).

 

Executive producing are Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Vicarious Entertainment.

 

Riesgraf next co-stars opposite Jason O’Mara in new forthcoming USA series Complications. She is repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

Source: Hollywood Reporter (177)

New Admin

Hello! I’ve recently adopted this beautiful site from Marica. You might know me from Aldis Hodge Online, the fansite for Aldis Hodge that I’ve run since in 2010. I’m a huge fan of Leverage and of Beth. I’ll be making some gallery updates soon and maybe give this place a new look, but I just wanted to say hello first and thank Marica for allowing me to adopt this site. (126)

‘Let’s Be Civil, Kenneth!’ Screencaptures

I added screencaptures from ‘Let’s Be Civil, Kenneth!’ to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Short of the Week

Let’s Be Civil, Kenneth!
Set in 1955, Kenneth and his wife, Marjorie, are struggling with their respective roles within the marriage…

Ah! 1950’s American suburbia. It was such a simpler time—when people lived happy, quaint lives. The air was cleaner, the lawns were greener, and the gender roles were infinitely more f*cked up.

Pardon my French, but director Eric Pumphrey’s sardonic, twisted domestic drama, Let’s Be Civil, Kenneth! is the type of film that instills an inflammatory reaction. You see, in the United States we harbor a certain nostalgia for times long gone— a belief that the American dream peaked in the times of Ward Cleaver. Kenneth is a film designed to contort that notion—the heightened, macabre reality that exists behind a household’s idyllic facade.

Tonally, this is a film that explores some interesting territory. Starting subdued but slowly escalating to a darkly cartoonish level, its narrative is both disturbing and tongue and cheek at the same time. We watch as the dueling couple explores a litany of topics—from masculinity to social class, all the while biting our nails in fear over how the confrontation will end up. Unnerving, yes, but, also, humorous in the blackest of ways.

This tonal mashup was intentional. Corresponding via e-mail, director Eric Pumphrey writes: “With shorts, I like a little drama, a little comedy and a bit of surreality. That’s what I was going for with Let’s Be Civil, Kenneth! I locked in on the backdrop of 1955 and felt the social veneers/pressures of the era worked really well against the subject matter and dramatization I was striving for.”

But, thematic subject aside, the film’s technical achievements are plentiful. Most obviously, it’s shot entirely in one take. Now, we’ve seen a lot of “oner” shorts pop online as of late, but here, the motion of the camera work correlates perfectly with the action. Starting with a static shot, the camera movement slowly builds as the confrontation between our dueling couple escalates. It’s stylistic to be sure, but at the same time, feels like a directorial choice driven by narrative.

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‘Photoshoot’ Updates

I apologize for the lack of updates. I was busy with RL and other sites. I feel bad for not doing anything for this site. I will try to change that :)

I finally added some photoshoots that I found a while ago. Beth looks gorgeous in them. Enjoy!

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