Something always felt a bit out of place for me in Martin Scorsese’s brilliant “The King of Comedy”, just released on Blu-ray for the first time. I couldn’t put my finger on it but chalked it up to it being thematically ahead of its time in its investigation of the cult of personality that defines modern entertainment.
Film News: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Announces Open Casting Call in Pittsburgh on June 11, 12, 18, 19, 2011Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on June 4, 2011 - 9:50pm
CHICAGO – Following the production schedule we’ve been reporting, “The Dark Knight Rises” filming is heading to Pittsburgh. The film is also holding an open casting call there on June 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2011.
TV News: Chicago Auditions For Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ on April 27, 2011 With $5 Million PrizeSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on April 26, 2011 - 6:48pm
CHICAGO – While Simon Cowell has outgrown “American Idol,” he’s got the itch again. Now the nation’s meanest music critic is scouring cities large and small to unearth the singer with “The X Factor”.
Second Chicago Casting Call on Nov. 16, 17, 20 For ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon From Steven SoderberghSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on November 13, 2010 - 3:47am
CHICAGO – As “Contagion” continues to film in Chicago from director Steven Soderbergh with stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne, we have learned that a second open casting call is needed two months after the first from Rich King Casting.
CHICAGO – FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” is holding an open casting call in Chicago to find the best and most talented chefs. You must be 21 or over, passionate about cooking and skilled on the line.
Chicago Casting Call on Sept. 25, 2010 Announced For Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’ With Matt DamonSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on September 10, 2010 - 2:05pm
CHICAGO – Chicago is keeping Hollywood busy. Along with recent filming in the Windy City for Ron Howard’s “The Dilemma,” “Transformers 3” and FOX’s “Ride-Along” from the creator of “The Shield,” HollywoodChicago.com has just learned that Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Contagion” will be filming in Chicago and holding a local casting call here later this month.
CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com and Best Foot Forward have confirmed with the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) a Chicago casting call for the new OWN TV show “In the Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman”!
CHICAGO – Chicago casting for new “Ride-Along” extras will begin in “a few weeks,” HollywoodChicago.com has confirmed with Chicago casting director Darlene Hunt of ExtraOrdinary Casting.
CHICAGO – Paramount Pictures on Thursday announced its casting search for the feature film “Footloose” from writer and director Craig Brewer. The film, which is slated to hit theaters in 2011, stars Julianne Hough (as Ariel Moore) and Thomas Dekker (as Ren McCormack) is currently listed as rumored.
CHICAGO – Here’s something novel from legendary director Ron Howard: a new comedy. And a Chicago Blackhawks-themed open casting call for the film, which is unofficially called “Cheaters,” is coming to Chicago on May 22, 2010.