Kyle Gallner (“Veronica Mars”) and Adam Nee (“Drunk History”) are starring in the comedic thriller “Band of Robbers,” based on the Mark Twain books “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
The film, which is wrapping production, is directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee (“The Last Romantic”).
Producers are John Will for Torn Sky Entertainment and Rick Rosenthal for Whitewater Films along with Matt Ratner and Arun Kumar. Nick Morton, Bert Kern, Tims Johnson, John and Margo Miller, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Noah Lang are exec producing.
Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Eric Christian Olsen, Daniel Edward Mora and Stephen Lang also star.
The story re-imagines Twain’s characters as grown-ups in a modern-day setting. Gallner plays petty criminal Huck Finn and Nee portrays corrupt cop Tom Sawyer, who form the “Band of Robbers” by recruiting their misfit friends, launching them all down a dangerous path. Benoist plays Becky Thatcher and Lang is ‘”Injun Joe,” a hardened criminal obsessed with Native American culture.
Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Veronica Mars) has joined Disney’s true-disaster picture The Finest Hours. The Craig Gillespie-directed film chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when two oil tankers split in two off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. Gallner joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in a key role as the rescue-boat’s engineman, who feels like he has a lot to prove on the mission to save the lives of dozens of men clinging to life in the waters of the Atlantic. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the script from Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias’ 2010 book. (UPDATE: Production begins this month in Massachusetts, Disney said this morning, with Holliday Grainger also joining the cast.)
Gallner has a number of films coming out, including Sundance sensation Dear White People and the Courteney Cox-helmed Just Before I Go. He recently wrapped Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper and produced and starred in upcoming dramedy Welcome To Happiness with Nick Offerman. Gallner also appears in indie horror-comedy The Master Cleanse with Anjelica Huston and Johnny Galecki, and stars as a grown-up Huckleberry Finn in the Adam and Aaron Nee-helmed Band Of Robbers, which re-imagines Mark Twain’s literary hero and his buddy Tom Sawyer as modern-day treasure seekers.
I have added captures of Kyle from season 3 of CSI:NY to the gallery.
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“American Sniper,” the Clint Eastwood-directed action film starring Bradley Cooper, will be released on a limited basis on Christmas Day and will go wide on Jan. 16 of next year, Warner Bros. said Tuesday.
Jason Dean Hall wrote the adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name. Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Cory Hardrict and Sam Jaeger co-star. Kyle was a heavily decorated Navy SEAL who claimed more than 255 kills during four tours in the Iraq War.
The studio also pushed “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from Jan. 16, 2015 to Aug. 14 of next year, and moved the release of “Point Break” up a week, from Aug. 7 of next year to July 31, 2015.
The limited opening will qualify “American Sniper” for Oscar consideration, but Christmas is crowded. Also debuting on that day are Universal’s Angelina Jolie-directed biopic “Unbroken,” Disney’s musical “Into the Woods,” Sony’s James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview,” the Weinstein Company’s family film “Paddington” and the Paramount comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”
The wide release date will pit “American Sniper” against Universal’s Michael Mann thriller “Blackhat,” Sony’s Kevin Hart comedy “The Wedding Ringer” and TWC’s animated soccer film “Underdogs.”
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Kyle Gallner and Kevin J. O’Connor have both signed on to joined comedy/horror flick THE MASTER CLEANSE. They join Anjelica Huston, Johnny Galecki, Oliver Platt and Anna Friel for the project that centers on a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to realize that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.
Gallner is best known for his roles in comedies like “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Dear White People,” as well as horror flicks “Jennifer’s Body” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” His next role will be playing Winston in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming action biopic “American Sniper,” which also stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.
You’ll remember O’Connor from the classic “Steel Magnolias” and for the not-so-classic action/adventure film “The Mummy.” He has also appeared in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”
“50 Shades of Grey” actor Luke Grimes and “Dear White People” star Kyle Gallner are both in negotiations to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the upcoming army drama, “American Sniper,” report Variety and The Wrap, respectively.
The film is based on the story of Chris Kyle (Cooper), a Texas native who becomes a Navy Seal Chief with the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history. Grimes is set to play Marc Lee, a fellow Navy Seal alongside Kyle, while Gallner will play a sniper who earns the nickname “Goat” after his first kill ends up being a goat. Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardrict also star.
The script was written by Jason Hall, along with Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz and Andrew Lazar. Eastwood is set to direct and Cooper will produce as well as star.
Grimes is known for his recurring role in the vampiric series “True Blood” as well as just wrapping filming for “50 Shades of Grey” as Grey’s brother. Gallner starred in the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake with Rooney Mara and YA adaptation “Beautiful Creatures.”
After winning the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and playing sold out shows at this weekend’s New Directors/New Films festival in New York, satirical comedy “Dear White People” has found US and Canadian distribution through Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.
“Dear White People” follows “the stories of four black students at Winchester University, where a riot breaks out over a popular ‘African American’ themed party thrown by a white fraternity. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.” Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran and Dennis Haysbert round out the cast.
Lionsgate and Roadside are eyeing a fall 2014 release for their new acquisition, which was directed by Justin Simien. Simien raised $40,000 (exceeding an asked for $25,000) on Indiegogo to fund the production. Another crowdfunding success story!
I’ve added a ton of images of Kyle Gallner at Sundance to promote “Dear White People” to the gallery