That Championship Season's Brian Cox Cast in New Film
20 Apr 2011
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Brian Cox, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of That Championship Season, has been cast in the title role of the upcoming independent film "Passing Harold Blumenthal."
Written by Seth Fisher (Rock 'n' Roll, Julius Caesar), the motion picture is scheduled to begin filming in New York in June. Fisher will also direct.
"Passing Harold Blumenthal," according to press notes, tells the "comic tale of fictional playwright Harold Blumenthal who, after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke, leaves his estranged family to sort out their lives."
The film will be produced by Alexander Cendese (A View From the Bridge) and Nicole Ansari (Rock 'n' Roll).
Brian Cox has also been seen on Broadway in Rock 'n' Roll, Art and Strange Interlude.
Follow the details of the filmmaking process play-by-play at www.watchmemakeamovie.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.