Odds & Ends: Andy Karl Boards Jennifer Ehle Movie & More

first_img Andy Karl Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Andy Karl Boards Jennifer Ehle MovieHonorary Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl will join two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle and three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina in a new independent film. Currently untitled, but previously known as The Silent Treatment, The Wrap reports that the movie follows a married couple who inherit a house in Brooklyn above a dress shop. Directed by Ira Sachs, the project began shooting on July 25 and also stars Greg Kinnear, David Krumholtz and Talia Balsam.Full Casting Set for Nicole Kidman-Led Photograph 51We now know who will be joining the previously reported Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and Great White Way alum Stephen Campbell Moore in the U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51. Will Attenborough is set to play James Watson with Edward Bennett as Francis Crick, Patrick Kennedy as Don Caspar and Joshua Silver as Ray Gosling. Directed by Michael Grandage, the production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre September 5 through November 21. Opening night is scheduled for September 14.Darren Criss Honored in ItalyDarren Criss has another trophy to add to the two Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards already on his shelf. The recent Hedwig headliner, along with Great White Way alum Orlando Bloom, both picked up the Experience Award at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy over the weekend; past recipients include Criss’ Glee co-stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera. As previously reported, Criss is currently in Italy shooting romantic comedy Smitten!Alan Cumming Teams Up With Bianca Del RioTony winner Alan Cumming and SNL alum alum Rachel Dratch have been tapped for Matt Kugelman’s Hurricane Bianca. The film, led by RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio, follows a Texas high school teacher who loses his job once it’s discover he is gay, so he returns to the town in drag to get his revenge. The indie film, which was funded through a crowdsourcing campaign, will hit movie theaters next year.Obama Wants a Tony for HamiltonPresident Obama recently visited New York to say farewell to Jon Stewart, as well as to stop by a preview of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much-buzzed about Hamilton. Check out the fun video below as Stewart quizzes the President backstage at The Daily Show about how the new tuner was “workshopped” at the White House. The leader of the free world even joked: “I think I should get one of the Tonys!” Hamilton will officially open on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img

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