Roadside Attraction has aquired the rights to the indie comedy-drama "The Good Guy." The film stars Scott Porter, Alexis Bledel, and Bryan Greenberg. The film, which made its debut at this years Tribeca Film Festival, was produced by Belladonna Prods., and first time director Julio DePietro. Look for "The Good Guy" to hit the big screen in March 2010. Check out this quick teaser...
Julian Farino has made a name for himself directing shows that might make your church going grandmother sick to her stomach. With dozens of credits to his name for HBO hit shows like "Entourage" and "Sex in the City", its safe to say Farino has his grasp of todays 20 or 30 something sub-culture. Farino has gained a reputation for getting his audience to endulge in its secret lust for fame, fortune, and fornication.
Farino will change gears next year when he is set to direct 'The Year of Living Biblically'. The film is a Jay Reiss adaptation of the non-fiction book by A.J. Jacobs. The book centers around the life of a man that tries to live his life according to the teachings of the bible word for word. Unknown to todays society is that its practices go far beyond the basics of thou shelt not steal and murder. The moving will attempt to stay light hearted by adding Marlon Wayans as the lead role. Wayans will be challenged with adding a comedic touch to a story that will have real moral dilemmas, most of which face many Americans today.
Don't expect Farino to shy away from his bread and butter for long. He is currently directing several episodes of HBO's new hit series "How to Make It in America." The series revolves around the lives of 20 somethings trying to fight their way to the top of New Yorks cut throat fashion industry, while enjoying the ride all the way to to top. Expect a February premier date for "How to Make It in America," and late 2010 or early 2011 for "The Year of Living Biblically."
"How to Make It in America" follows two enterprising Brooklyn twenty somethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream. Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein (Greenberg) and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon (Rasuk) use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam's cousin Rene (Guzman), who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo ("Kid Cudi"), the entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.
"How to Make It in America" also stars Lake Bell as Ben's ex-girlfriend Rachel, who is concentrating on her own career and a new relationship; Martha Plimpton ("Beautiful Girls," "200 Cigarettes") as Rachel's boss Edie, an eccentric interior designer; Shannyn Sossamon ("40 Days and 40 Nights," "The Holiday") as Gingy, Ben and Cam's artsy friend; and Eddie Kaye Thomas ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "American Pie") as David Kaplan, a successful hedge fund manager and high school friend of Ben's.
Creator and first-time writer Ian Edelman is collaborating with Emmy nominee Rob Weiss ("Entourage") on many of the show's scripts. The pilot and other episodes of the show are being directed by Julian Farino. Additional writers and directors will be announced as they are confirmed.
"How to Make It in America" is produced by HBO Entertainment; executive producers, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Ian Edelman, Julian Farino, Jada Miranda and Mark Wahlberg; producer, Jane Raab.