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Hulu’s upcoming limited series The Dropout, about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, continues to expand its cast with the addition of Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Bashir Salahuddin and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Also joining the cast are Hart Bochner, James Hiroyuki Liao, Nicky Endres, Camryn Mi-Young Kim and Andrew Leeds. They will appear opposite Amanda Seyfried in the series from Liz Meriwether, Seachlight Television and Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television.

Created and executive produced by Meriwether, who also serves as showrunner, The Dropout is based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast. Holmes (Seyfried), the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos, was lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation. Once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people’s health in grave danger. Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?

The limited series will also feature William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, Michael Ironside, Bill Irwin and Josh Pais.

Michael Showalter is set to direct multiple episodes and will also serve as executive producer.

Minnette will play Tyler Shultz, A biology major at the University of Stanford, and the grandson of George Shultz. After getting his first ever job at Theranos, he finds out that the company is manipulating data.

Bochner takes on Larry Ellison. Handsome, charismatic and wealthy, he’s interested in Elizabeth’s cutting-edge home healthcare innovation.

Salahuddin will appear as Brendan Morris. Gruff yet intelligent, he is a lead electrical engineer at Elizabeth’s start-up, who takes the company’s tech in a different direction.

Rajskub will play Lorraine Fuisz, Richard Fuisz’s (Wiliam H. Macy) wife.

Ruck is Jay Rosan. Jay works for Walgreens at the corporate headquarters in Chicago as part of the “Innovation Team”. He believes that Walgreens has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime.

Hiroyuki Liao will play Edmond Ku. He is head of engineering at Elizabeth’s start-up, working feverishly to finish the prototype on a device that could reshape the healthcare industry.

Endres plays Ana Arriola. Ana was a big designer at Apple, who Elizabeth recruited. She has reservations about how they’re testing the Theranos prototype.

Kim will play Erika Cheung. A recent Berkeley graduate, she makes the decision to skip grad school to work at Theranos. After discovering the company is manipulating data, she sets off to find out, and ultimately expose, the truth.

Leeds will appear as Roland. A know-it-all, he is the “Yes Man” to the CFO of Walgreen’s.

Minnette is best known for starring in Netflix’s 13 Reason Why. He just filmed the new SCREAM. His additional credits include Scandal, Awake, Lost and Prison Break. He is repped by WME, Monster Talent Management and Skrzyniarz and Mallean

Salahuddin can be next seen in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film Top Gun: Maverick, opposite Tom Cruise, and most recently appeared in Kevin Willmott’s The 24th. In 2020, Salahuddin wrapped filming Joe Wright’s CYRANO, opposite Peter Dinklage. He is an executive producer, co-creator and one of the stars of HBO Max’s South Side, served as a consulting producer on The Last O.G. and began as a writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His other credits include Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor and 20th Century’s Snatched, as well as Netflix’s GLOW. Salahuddin is represented by CAA and attorney Gregg Gellman.

Ruck currently stars in HBO’s Emmy-winning drama Succession, and was seen in last year’s horror comedy Freaky from Blumhouse. He is also known for shows like Spin City and Mad About You as well as the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ruck is repped by APA and Mark Teitelbaum at Teitelbaum Artists Group.

Bochner has appeared in a number of titles including Apartment Zero, Anywhere But Here, Die Hard and more recently Too Old to Die Young and The Starter Wife. Bochner is repped by The Arlook Group, Craig Baumgarten at Wonder Street, & Alan Werthheimer at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

Rajskub is a comedian, actress and writer, best known for playing Chloe on the Fox drama, 24, and Gail the Snail from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She recently appeared in Amazon’s The Tomorrow War. In February, she released the hour-long stand-up special, Mary Lynn Rajskub: Live From The Pandemic. Her reps are Itay Reiss at Artists First and Steve Muller at Innovative Artists.

Hiroyuki Liao appeared in Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, starring Henry Golden. He will continue to recur on the next season of Barry and will also be seen in Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation. Hiroyuki Liao is repped by SMS Talent and Koopman Management

Endres recurred as Cynthia on One Day At A Time and recently appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles. Additional credits include On the Verge and Lucifer. Endres is repped by Aperture Talent Agency and Pink Hammer Entertainment.

Kim graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) and entered the Drama BFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and spent a year training with the Atlantic Acting School. Camryn was set to appear in Man of God at the Geffen Playhouse just when the pandemic hit. Kim is represented by Industry Entertainment.

Leeds is a writer and actor, most recently seen on Barry for HBO and The Morning Show for Apple+. He also appeared in NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. He is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Source: Deadline Hollywood

August 4, 2021        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Interview , The Dropout

[Boy Willows Verse]
Follow me down
Boy Don’t got no follow-through, rebound
I’m back in the saddle, yeehaw
Girls who say that, also wear Fila
I just call it like I see it now
But I never see it cuz I’m always left out
I just keep
Runnin’ runnin’ runnin’ round in circles yeah
I just feel like I dont deserve this life

Runnin’ runnin’ runnin’ round in circles yeah
Runnin’ runnin’ runnin’ round in circles yeah

[Dylan Verse]
Sleep on a different mattress
Hittin’ me kinda different
Didn’t I always want this
I need an intermission
Oh man, goddamn
Didn’t think it actually (could what?)
Happen (fuck)
Forced into what we’ve been wanting for seasons
If I weren’t with you I’d be falling to pieces
Lying next to you I’m not afraid of dying
I just feel like I don’t deserve this life

October 19, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Music

With debut album ‘Nothing Happens’ behind them, Braeden, Cole and Dylan haven’t be sitting about twiddling their thumbs…

“420? FOUR-TWENTY!?” Safe to say that Wallows approve of where they sit in Spotify’s ‘Most Listened To’ placings. “I hope we never move up at this point. Or down. I just wanna stay right here,” grins Dylan Minnette, frontman of one of the most exciting bands on the whole goddamn planet right now. Out of the smoke from the apocalyptic car-crash that is 2020, we are seeing a whole new cast of heroes emerge. Amongst them, the Los Angeles trio who have already shaken our world once with their fizzy-pop-shaken-to-perfection debut and look to be ones to rock it further in 2021 and beyond. Ridiculously excited about a new band, us? You know it.

Having managed the neat trick of seeming to burst out of nowhere while still feeling like you’d known them for ages (helped in part initially, let’s be honest, by Dylan’s ubiquity as the star of 13 Reasons Why, one of Netflix’ biggies), Wallows only started releasing music in 2017. With the arrival of ‘Nothing Happens’ last year, and the uber-banging, Clairo-featuring, keep-it-on-your-playlist-forever-ing ‘Are You Bored Yet?’, the doors to our hearts were well and truly kicked in. Nothing happens? Far from it. That first record has it all happening. Songs to dance to, check. Moments to chuck an over-priced tin of Red Stripe high into the air and bounce off your mates in the pit, definitely check. Moments of real emotion and vulnerability rubbing shoulders with anthems about turning the page from teenage life into all of the excitement and nervousness that follows, it’s all here and delivered with a classic 2020 magpie approach. Every element of modern pop music poured into one delicious pot, it was all set for Wallows. Bring on the festivals, the big stages, the global realisation of what a few of us had already noticed. And then everything stopped with a big fat COVID-19-sized full stop.

Chatting to the band via phone, it’s glamour personified. For them anyway, the band dialling in from a presumably air-conditioned LA setting. Not for Dork’s intrepid writer, sitting as he is in a decidedly un-air-conditioned van in an Esso garage forecourt amongst the boy racers and rabid post-lockdown McDonald’s devourers. Fear not, we soon bring the band down to our level though.

“What did I do during lockdown? I shredded through Animal Crossing,” admits drummer Cole Preston. “Like there was no tomorrow. I mean, I played it for a month non-stop. So there are definitely cockroaches in my real house at this point, but I have a five-star island and all the best villagers. I was going on all-night forums and chatting to strangers, making trades.”

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September 23, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Music , News , Photos , Photoshoots , Wallows

EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Minnette and Mason Gooding are set to co-star in Paramount and Spyglass’ new Scream pic.

Other actors rounding out the cast in Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mikey Madison. Marley Shelton has closed a deal to reprise her role that she played in previous installments. They joins franchise castmembers Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox who’ll reprise their respective roles, as well as new cast members Jack Quaid, newcomer Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega. The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Scream is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.

Throughout four installments, the Scream franchise counts over $600M at the global B.O. The pics were directed by late horrormeister Wes Craven with Williamson penning the original film as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4.

Minnette most recently finished the final season of his hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. He is repped by WME, Monster Talent and Bill Skrzyniarz is lawyer

Gooding’s star has been on the rise after stand out roles in Annapurna’s Booksmart as well as the Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor on Hulu. He is repped by Gersh and Grandview.

Source: Deadline

September 10, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        News , Scream

Official music video for Wallows’ new single ‘Nobody Gets Me (Like You)’, which is the first single off of the forthcoming EP, ‘Remote’, due October 23rd.

September 9, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Videos , Wallows

ET’s Katie Krause talks with Dylan Minnette about the final season of ‘13 Reasons Why,’ which premieres June 5 on Netflix.

June 5, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , Interview , Videos

The Netflix drama debuts its fourth season June 5.
The first 10 seconds of the trailer for 13 Reasons Why’s final season lay out the central conflict of the last batch of episodes.

As Clay (Dylan Minnette) and Justin (Brandon Flynn) walk into school, they, along with a crowd of other students, see the words “Monty was framed” in huge, red spray-painted letters on the main office door. “Don’t freak out,” Justin says.

Easier said than done, of course, as the remainder of the trailer features several shots of Clay and other characters looking very worried about the secret behind Bryce Walker’s death coming out, and discussing what might happen if it does.

The trailer also features the first look at Gary Sinise’s therapist character, Dr. Robert Ellman, who’s brought in to assess Clay’s mental health. “I think you’ve been keeping secrets,” he tells Clay. “Are you ready to let those secrets out?”

The fourth season will also feature the core cast’s graduation from Liberty High, wrapping the series far beyond its original source material of Jay Asher’s novel, which centers on the suicide of a girl (played by Katherine Langford in seasons one and two). More than two years after sparking an ongoing conversation about teen mental health and depression, the 13 Reasons Why team decided to edit out the suicide from the series. The episodes now also contain cast PSAs and prompts to a resource website.

The final season of 13 Reasons Why premieres June 5.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

May 22, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News , Videos

13 Reasons Why is nearing its end.

What started as Hannah Baker’s story in the Netflix drama’s first season has evolved into Clay’s story, Tyler’s story, Jessica’s story, and the list goes on. For three seasons now, viewers have watched the teens of Liberty High School face tough decisions as they’ve come to terms with the parts they all played in Hannah’s death. And now, going into the show’s final season, the question is: How will they handle Bryce’s death? (Reminder: Alex was the one who pushed an injured Bryce into the water, but everyone worked together to frame Monty, who was then killed in prison.)

Netflix released a behind-the-scenes video today announcing that the series will return for its final 10 episodes — a shorter season than usual — on June 5. The season’s logline reads: “In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their futures forever.”

Watch the emotional video above.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

May 11, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        13 Reasons Why , News , Videos

Even though The Westcott Theater is only about a mile away from Syracuse University’s campus, it’s not always the first thing that comes to the minds of SU students when they are making evening plans. But next week, the venue will be packed with college students, eagerly waiting to see the band Wallows and hear its indie, alternative rock music.

Wallows will perform at The Westcott Theater on Thursday, Feb. 27, with opening act Penelope Isles. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

The performance is part of Wallows’ Nothing Happens tour. The band’s first studio album of the same name was released in 2019 and amassed 5.3 million streams in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to a press release.

The band is composed of three members who are all childhood friends: Braeden Lemasters on guitar, Cole Preston on drums and Dylan Minnette on guitar and keyboards. Minnette also plays the role of Clay Jensen on the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why.”

Wallows has performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” The group has even opened for Vampire Weekend on multiple occasions, the release said. It kicked off the second leg of its tour on Feb. 13.

When marketing most of its shows, The Westcott does a combination of digital and print advertising, posting on its social media and also handing out flyers and posters. But with Wallows, the “show sold out so quick, that by the time our posters were ready, the show was already halfway sold out,” said Wesley Johnson, director of marketing and box office manager of Creative Concerts. The show sold out in less than two weeks.

For shows with a band as big as Wallows, The Westcott also relies on the band to reach out to its fans through its own platforms, Johnson added. That’s how SU senior Madison Snyder found out about the concert.

“I follow their Instagram, so I probably saw one of their posts that has all their tour dates up,” Snyder said. “I didn’t think anything of it, but when I saw they were coming to Syracuse, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I have to go.’ I didn’t even know anyone who was going, but I had to go.”

The first single off the Nothing Happens album, “Are You Bored Yet?” features Clairo, a former SU student, who also recently performed at The Westcott. The Wallows concert was booked right before Clairo played at the venue on Nov. 8, Johnson said.

“A lot of the people that also went to the Clairo show mentioned they were going to the Wallows show,” he added, and expects most of the crowd to be made up of college students.


February 18, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        Music , News , Wallows

Since 2017, the Los Angeles-based band Wallows has won over many a teenaged fan with its brand of surf rock–inspired tunes. Although it took three years, the group is finally making its South Florida debut with a gig at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live Tuesday, February 18.

Anticipation is running high among Wallows’ fans and the members of the indie-rock trio.

“People got very mad at us for not coming to Florida, and rightfully so,” says guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist Dylan Minnette, adding the group has wanted to make it to the Sunshine State for some time. “But Florida is so deep down there that if you’re going to hit anywhere in Florida on tour, you have to stop at multiple places to make it worth it. It’s just the money; there’s so much budget-wise that goes into touring. Now that we have enough funding, we can make it down here.”

Source: Miam New Times

February 11, 2020        Posted by Ann        0 Comments        News , Wallows