Tuesday, October 9, 2012

'Homefront' with Vincent D'Onofrio calling on extras


John Schaech tweets new film to start filming tomorrow with Vincent D'Onofrio...


Johnathon Schaech @JohnSchaech
Start shooting new film with Vincent D'Onofrio tomorrow. Should be fun, details to come...

I tweeted him back and asked if it could be 'Homefront', 'A Fall From Grace' or 'Supreme Ruler' and he sent me a Direct Message.  To those who don't have Twitter or know, that's a private message that others can't view.  I follow him but he doesn't follow me so I couldn't answer him back in the Direct Message mode.  All he sent was a heart symbol followed by a smiley symbol then another heart symbol.  So I tweeted him publicly and called him a tease, LOL.  I will be waiting to hear the details and will post when I find out.  According to his Facebook page he is currently in England.

Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio team up for Brecht's 'Baal'

Saw this blip in a recent interview with Ethan Hawke.  Looks like Vincent will be involved with another play.  Odd since it was just done in July of this year in Brooklyn.  Click here

N: So you’re directing a documentary right now, is that right?

EH: I’ve got one I’m working on; I’ll probably work on it for a couple of years. The next thing I’m directing is an adaptation of Brecht’s first play Baal that I’m going to do in New York this winter with Vincent D’Onofrio.
N: As a movie or a play?
EH: As a play.


Baal was the first full-length play written by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It concerns a wastrel youth who becomes involved in several sexual affairs and at least one murder. It was written in 1918, when Brecht was a 20-year-old student atMunich University, in response to the expressionist drama The Loner (Der Einsame) by the soon-to-become-Nazi dramatist Hanns Johst.

The play is written in a form of heightened prose and includes four songs and an introductory choral hymn ("Hymn of Baal the Great"), set to melodies composed by Brecht himself. Brecht wrote it prior to developing the dramaturgical techniques of epic theatre that characterize his later work, although he did re-work the play in 1926.
  • Baal - poet
  • Mech - merchant and publisher
  • Emilie - Mech's wife
  • Dr. Piller - critic
  • Johannes Schmidt
  • Pschierer - director of the water rates
  • A Young Man
  • A Young Woman
  • Johanna
  • Ekart
  • Luise - a waitress

Keeping up on Katie...


This is part of an interview with Warren Leight regarding the 14TH season of  'SVU' and just about Katie.  I have to say I don't agree with his comment about CI fans not watching SVU because I like both shows.  Katie's appearance in 'Acceptable Loss' is scheduled for October 17TH.  

You're bringing Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe to your squad room this season. How did that happen?
 I did Criminal Intent for seven years. One of the things that's strange is SVU fans watch Law & Order and Criminal Intent fans watch Law & Order, but Criminal Intent fans do not watch SVU. There's not as much crossover between those shows as you might guess. And now that there's only one show left, I'd like to bring those fans together. When we started to plot the fourth episode, we needed a Homeland Security agent. I didn't want to just keep throwing new people into this mix, and our casting director said "What about your old friend Katie?" We were all like, "That's it. We're done."

So what is her role exactly?
 Once Katie said yes, we retooled the script a bit. The backstory is she worked the Major Case Unit for over a decade. Her partner left and she was looking for something new. She's on loan to Homeland Security on a joint terrorism task force, which is high stakes and her character can handle that. It was great to have scenes between Katie and Mariska. These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys. These are two people who've been underestimated - who've worked just as hard, just as long -and people don't quite get how good they are.

Is this a one-time thing, or will we see more of her?Leight: She'll come back. I don't know exactly when, but she'll be coming back. Katie is so believable as an NYPD cop. The notion of bringing in someone new when she was just sitting there seems crazy to me. She's tough and she can be funny, but don't mess with her.

This coming Friday, Katie returns to the stage portraying Pat Nixon in the play 'Checkers'



In the spotlight: Richard and Pat Nixon, shortly before he became the 36th Vice President of the United States. Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe star.

The focus: Douglas McGrath, who wrote screenplays for “Emma” and “Infamous,” flashes back to 1952 as Nixon is campaigning as his party’s candidate for veep. After an accusation of financial impropriety puts his place on the Republican ticket in doubt, he flies to Los Angeles and gives a TV address that changes his fate. The appearance also immortalizes the Nixons’ black-and-white pooch.
This offering joins “Frost/Nixon” in a growing canon of dramas about Nixon and media moments.
Runs Oct. 12-Nov. 18 at the Vineyard Theatre.
'Mother's House' is now available on Amazon for rent or to buy...