3 August 2018 / Magazine Scans / No Comments

Madelyn Deutch, Lea Thompson, and Zoey Deutch
Thompson, 57, has two daughters — Zoey, 23, and Madelyn, 27 — who followed in her footsteps when they became actresses. The trio just finished making The Year of Spectacular Men together. “We devised it as a way to give ourselves jobs that we knew nobody was going to,” says Madelyn, who wrote, scored, and acted in the movie. Thompson directed it; Zoey produced and acted in it.

Lea: “As a parent, they always say, ‘It’s not what you say; it’s what you do.’ So I try to model goodness for my children.”
Zoey: “I remember that whenever you’d feel bad or upset or insecure, I’d watch you translate that into doing good for someone else.”
Lea: “I feel strongly that doing little good things all the time is what gives us self-esteem and a sense of self. Being generous, smiling, being kind.”
Madelyn: “Being of service.”
Lea: “I grew up super poor in Minnesota and raised them completely differently. I learned you don’t tell kids that they’re talented and smart. You tell them that they have the things they have because of hard work. They were so understanding that I had to work.”
Madelyn: “You included us in work as much as possible — sets, conflict, all of it. It gave us a sense of responsibility and made us love work.”
Zoey: “It’s been great to look at you like a coworker and a human. There’s all this pressure on mothers to have all the answers, but I respect you enough to know that you won’t be right all the time.”
Lea: “It’s nice, but I mean, I’ll always be your mom. I’ll always yell at you.”
Zoey: “You’ll always annoy us.”

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29 July 2018 / Buffaloed Movies / No Comments

Lost City and Bold Crayon are set to produce and finance “Buffaloed,” which will star “Set It Up’s” Zoey Deutch, who will also produce.

Production is set to get underway this month in Toronto with Tanya Wexler directing. Brian Sacca penned the script.

The story follows homegrown hustler Peg Dahl (Deutch), who will do anything to escape Buffalo, N.Y. After getting into some trouble, Peg finds herself crippled by debt and with her chances of a brighter future outside of her hometown squandered, she decides to become a debt collector herself and wages war with the “kingpin” of debt collecting in Buffalo.

“Zoey, Tanya and Brian have been tremendous collaborators throughout the development stage and we’re all so excited to roll camera on what we’re certain will be an amazing performance and picture,” Lost City’s president John Finemore commented. “And we’re thrilled to go on this journey with our new friends at Bold Crayon.”

The indie dramedy will be produced by Lost City’s Mason Novick and Finemore and Bold Crayon’s Jeffrey Katz and Michael Bannor MacGregor, with Sacca also producing. James Hoppe, Elizabeth Grave, and Brooke Davies will executive produce for Lost City, as will Phil Quartararo of Bold Crayon, along with Mary Anne Waterhouse and Kirsten Ames. Hyperion Equity Partners provided the financing on behalf of Bold Crayon. Grave brought in the project and shepherded for Lost City. CAA and ICM are representing domestic rights.

Deutch can currently be seen in Netflix’s original romantic comedy “Set It Up.” Earlier this year, Deutch garnered positive reviews for her performance in Max Winkler’s “Flower.” She also produced and starred in “The Year of Spectacular Men,” written by her sister, Madelyn Deutch, and directed by their mother, Lea Thompson.

Deutch is represented by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment. Sacca is represented by ICM Partners and Kirsten Ames Management. Wexler is represented by Verve and Circle of Confusion and attorney Lawrence Kopeikin.

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17 July 2018 / Television The Politician / No Comments

Lucy Boynton and newcomer Rahne Jones have also joined the Netflix hourlong comedy starring Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ryan Murphy is not wasting any time getting to work for Netflix.

The prolific producer is rounding out the cast for The Politician, with Zoey Deutch (Netflix’s Set It Up), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen) and Rahne Jones joining Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow the upcoming hourlong comedy starring Ben Platt that landed at the streaming giant with a two-season order. The four will also be series regulars.

The Politician, from Murphy and frequent collaborator Brad Falchuk, revolves around Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbara resident. Each season will center on a different political race that the character is involved in. Platt is expected to have musical numbers in the show. Production is expected to start in late summer.

Details about Deutch, Boynton, Dreyfuss and Jones’ roles are being kept under wraps.
Deutch boards the series after her breakout role in Netflix feature Set It Up. Her credits also include Everbody Wants Some, The Year of Spectacular Men and Flower. She’s repped by CAA.

Boynton will next be seen opposite Rami Malek in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Her credits include Netflix drama Gypsy and Murder on the Orient Express. She’s repped by CAA.

Dreyfuss will reteam with Murphy and Falchuk following her role on Glee. The Politician will reunite Dreyfuss with her Dear Evan Hansen star Platt. She left her role on the Broadway production on Sunday. She’s repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Stone Manners and Jackoway Tyerman.

Newcomer Jones counts a production of Godspell as well as print and online ad campaigns for fashion and art brands. The Politician marks her TV debut.

Murphy will serve as writer, showrunner and exec producer on The Politician. Falchuk and Glee collaborator Ian Brennan will serve as writers and exec producers on the series from Fox 21 Television Studios. The drama will premiere globally on Netflix.

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16 July 2018 / Screencaptures Videos / No Comments