Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SPN Alum on the Screen Pt. 2

In part 1, I told you about upcoming projects with Katie Cassidy, Genevieve Cortese, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Samantha Smith. Now I want to hit some highlights among some of our fave SPN guest stars.

Look for Nicki Aycox (Meg) back on the small screen next month in a new summer series. Dark Blue debuts on TNT July 15 and stars Dylan McDermott as the head of an undercover police team so covert their own colleagues don’t know about their involvement. Nicki plays Jaimie, a rookie brought in because of her shady past and incredible lying skills.

In 2010, two SPN sisters will show up in Elektra Luxx, a follow-up to the exploitation anthology by Sebastian Gutierrez. Adrianne Palicki (Jessica) resumes her role as hooker, Holly Rocket, and Traci Diinwiddie (Pam) has a small cameo. Also look for Adrianne opposite a stellar cast in January’s Legion, a thriller about a group of stranded truck stop patrons who find they’re humanity’s last line of defense after a biblical apocalypse when they learn their waitress is pregnant with the messiah.

Watch for Samantha Ferris to play Dr. Patricia Lang in this year’s creepy indie called Grace, which has a desperate mother insisting she carrying her dead child to term. Upon delivery, the baby miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood and now her mama has to make the ultimate decision. Samantha will also star opposite of Dolph Lundgren’s (he’s still around?) conflicted hitman/father in Incarus.

We fell in love with Colin Ford as young Sammy, now he’s going to charm the rest of the world when he stars in the live-action tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Also watch for him in the drama Ticket Out, where he’ll go on the run with his mom to escape his abusive father.

Chad Lindberg made a memorable impression as the mullet genius, Ash, so it’s no wonder he’s got several movies on his slate. In the Gray explores the world of undercover narcotics agents, Once Fallen has the hook, “Getting even can take more then one lifetime” and perhaps most intriguing of all is his involvement in Snow White. (Who do you suppose he'll play?)

No doubt we’ll see Julie McNiven again next season as Angel Anna, but you can also catch her in the indie romcom, Failing Better Now. She stars as a flaky writer who loses her sister’s cat and falls for the aspiring rockstar who joins her on her wild search through the East Village.

Alona Tal (Jo) will stir things up between best friends in the psychological thriller Kalamity.

Charles Malik Whitfield has a number of small roles in upcoming films, but plot details are still undercover except for Notorious, which shows the life and death of rap star, Notorious B.I.G.

And finally, you loved to hate him as Uriel, but how will you feel about Robert Wisdom in the crime thriller The Midnight Man? When an ex-con decides to heist his new employer’s home he’s shocked to learn another criminal has already targeted the place and rigged it with explosives. Hmm, so is he the bad guy or the bad guy?

That’s it except for some recent news Jensen revealed….due to his SPN obligations he did have to turn down the lead role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, a high-octane Tranformers-esque film which is sure to be an August blockbuster with Channing Tatum in his stead. That had to suck, but like Jensen said, he’s in this for the long haul and other things will come along.

See you at the movies….


Stephanie Julian said...

I've got one for you, Cory Monteith, who was in the Wendigo ep first season, is starring in Glee on Fox. It's my new favorite obsession.

Anonymous said...

Cool! Thanks, Stephanie. :) I missed the pilot of Glee, but since it doesn't start until September (right?) I'm hoping they'll reair it then.

Anonymous said...

And I just want to say the movie poster for Grace is soooo creepy and disturbing. I love it. LOL. The fly on the nipple, the blood, the tagline. Shivers. I think I'll have to watch this one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on the many excellent guest stars that have appeared on the show. Just FYI, it apparently was Jared, not Jensen, who was offered the GI Joe role. You may have seen the Coventry Telegraph article, which mixed up the news from this article:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Sophy! Guess that's IMDB's bad. That's where I got the info. Thanks for the correction.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

So many of those are too creepy for me! But I'm glad to see so many guest stars getting gigs.

I have a weird reaction to the G.I. Joe thing. When I thought it was Jensen I was sooooo disappointed, he would have ROCKED. When I read it was really Jared, I felt worse that Jensen didn't get to turn it down. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Nat, I felt the same way!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sad about the GI Joe thing just because I'd love to boys to get more (non-horror) exposure! I've been meaning to check out Glee but our summer's been crazy with the kids out of school...maybe they have it on Demand?

Thanks for the update, Terri!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

The Glee pilot is available on iTunes. I thought it was still free, but I guess it doesn't have a price next to it because I already downloaded it. Worth the price, IMO.

Note: If you search for Glee, then select "TV Shows" in the Power Search box, it will list the episode down below. If you don't want the HD version, DON'T purchase it there. Click the "Glee, Season One" link, then scroll right and down to where it says "Also available in standard definition." Click THAT link, and it will list the $1.99 version that downloads faster and saves you a dollar. :)

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on another. Jake Abel (brother Adam) is going to play Luke in the Percy Jackson movie. We love this series so I'm really excited about that!