Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Miles Robbins & Hannah Marks To Star In ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’

Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, and Hannah Marks will star in Daniel Isn't Real, a film from SpectreVision, the production behind the Sundance thriller, Mandy, and ACE Pictures. Adam Egypt Mortimer is directing the film, which is based on the novel In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mortimer The plot follows troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) who suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood…

SXSW Film Review: ‘Shotgun’

Cancer is contagious in Hannah Marks and Joey Power’s intelligent romance “Shotgun.” Not literally, of course. Only 23-year-old Elliot (Jeremy Allen White) is at risk of dying from the tumor on his pelvic bone. But his new girlfriend Mia (Maika Monroe), who luckily or unluckily had her first date with Elliot days after his diagnosis, […]

‘Shotgun’ Filmmakers: “We Really Wanted It To Not Feel Like A Cancer Movie” – SXSW

Ahead of the SXSW premiere for the dramatic comedy, Shotgun, co-writers and co-directors Hannah Marks and Joey Power, along with stars Jeremy Allen White and Maika Monroe, made a stop at Deadline’s Studio to speak on the film’s origins and its love story. The story follows Elliot (White), a 23-year-old living in New York and has no real responsibility. Shortly after meeting Mia (Monroe), Elliot is diagnosed with cancer. They fall in love under the cloud of his illness…

Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato to Star in High School Comedy ‘Banana Split’

Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, and Dylan Sprouse are starring in the high school comedy “Banana Split,” which will begin production this month in Syracuse, N.Y. Will Phelps, Glen Trotiner, and Sam Slater are producing. Marks co-wrote the film with Joey Power, and both will also serve as executive producers with Rowan Riley. Mickey Liddell and Jeremy Garelick’s […]

Hannah Marks, Dylan Sprouse, Liana Liberato To Star In Comedy ‘Banana Split’ For American High

EXCLUSIVE: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency star Hannah Marks wrote and will star in the indie high comedy Banana Split, along with The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum Dylan Sprouse and Liana Liberato (If I Stay, 1 Mile to You). Mickey Liddell and Jeremy Garelick's newly formed company, American High, is fully financing the movie, which is currently shooting in Syracuse, New York. Cinematographer Ben Kasulke is marking his feature directorial debut with this film…

‘Dark/Web’ Series Adds Zelda Williams, Gabriel Luna, Hannah Marks

Zelda Williams, Gabriel Luna, Hannah Marks, Cassi Thomson, Molly Hagan and Graham Sibley have boarded forthcoming anthology thriller “Dark/Web,” Variety has learned exclusively. Luna appears in an episode directed by Williams from her own script, a genre mashup inspired by her  fascination with video games. Williams’ producing partner Josh Thurston produced the episode, titled  “Zero.” Hagan... Read more »

‘Slash’ Exclusive Clip: A Withdrawn Fan Fiction Writer Comes of Age and Discovers a Community

It’s common for adolescents to hide their passions from their peers and family out of fear of humiliation, especially if your passion involves slash fiction, a genre of fan fiction that focuses on the relationships and sexual attraction of fictional characters of the same sex. The new film “Slash” follows high school freshman Neil (Michael Johnston) who writes his slash fiction in secret until he meets the older Julia (Hannah Marks) who pushes him to publish it online. But when the site moderator takes an interest in his stories, a new world opens up for Neil. It co-stars Michael Ian Black (“The State”), Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”), Tishuan Scott (“Results”), Sarah Ramos (“Parenthood”), Peter Vack (“Mozart in the Jungle”), Violett Beane (“Tower”) and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

READ MORE: ‘Slash’ Review: A Sweet, Semi-Satisfying Coming-Of-Age Story for The Comic-Con Crowd

The film is directed by Clay Liford. He has previously directed the feature films “Earthlings,” about a small group of people who realize they’ve been living their lives as aliens instead of humans, “Wuss,” about a high school teacher who teams up with a student to fight back against bullies and horror anthology film “A Four Course Meal.” He has also worked as a cinematographer on many projects, including “ABC of Death 2” and “Gayby.”

READ MORE: ‘Slash’ Tracks a Teen’s Online Adventures in the World of Fan Fiction

“Slash” first premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. It later screened at the Montclair Festival, the Eindburgh Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival. It opened in Los Angeles theaters this past Friday and is currently available on VOD.

 

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