British actress Tehmina Sunny plays an attractive TV news reporter trapped with a group of volatile New Yorkers in director Stig Svendsen’s Elevator. While sharing a confined space with folks from NY is truly a horrific premise, things are actually made worse when it’s revealed that one of the nine on-board is carrying a bomb.
Sunny has guest starred on a number of TV shows including NBC’s “Heroes” and Showtime’s “Californication.” She also portrayed an underground gang member in the dystopian sci-fi drama Children of Men.
Elevator costars Anita Briem (Journey to the Center of the Earth), John Getz (Zodiac), Shirley Knight (“Desperate Housewives”), Devin Ratray (Surrogates), Michael Mercurio (Summer of Sam) and Joey Slotnick (Hollow Man).
“True Blood” player Ryan Kwanten joins the growing league of masked bumbling movie crime fighters in Aussie actor Leon Ford’s directorial debut Griff the Invisible. Like Kick Ass, Defender, and Super before it, Griff tells the tale of a social misfit turned superhero.
The Screen Australia/Green Park Pictures film costars Maeve Dermody (Black Water), Patrick Brammall (”Canal Road”), Toby Schmitz (”The Pacific”), and Heather Mitchell (Rogue).
The film’s synopsis reads:
By day Griff (Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Schmitz) – his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows – he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.
Increasingly concerned by Griff’s eccentric behaviour, his brother (Brammall) attempts to draw him back into the ‘real world’. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Dermody) an equally eccentric and charming girl.
Fascinated by Griff’s idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.
Kwanten, best known for playing Sookie Stackhouse’s brother Jason on the HBO vampire soap “True Blood,” will next join Summer Glau on the big screen in director Joe Lynch’s horror-comedy Knights of Badassdom.
Griff the Invisible opens in selected theaters on Aug. 19.
Kristina Anapau is starring opposite Michelle Rodriguez in writer-turned-director Ted Sarafian’s (Terminator: Rise of the Machines) upcoming frightener Sighting. Shot found-footage style, the film follows six ghost hunters as they document the mysterious goings-on at the King’s Ransom Winery.
Anapau is coming off Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar nominated psych-thriller Black Swan. The pretty 31-year-old’s creds include the horror indies Cornered and The Speak and Wes Craven’s 2005 werewolf thriller Cursed.
Sighting is currently in production and costars Brendan Fletcher (Bloodrayne: The Third Reich), David Weidoff (Evil Bong), and pretty newcomer Sarah Oh.
“True Blood” star Mariana Klaveno has nabbed a recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of Showtime’s hit serial killer series “Dexter.” The brunette stunner will play a Florida University professor named Carissa Morris.
She joins season six recurrings Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica”), Colin Hanks (Lucky), Mos Def (Next Day Air), Molly Parker (The Wicker Man), Josh Cooke (Quarantine 2: Terminal), Billy Brown (Cloverfield), Aimee Garcia (”Trauma”) and Brea Grant (”Heroes”).
Klaveno has guest starred on a number of popular TV shows including “Hawaii Five-O,” “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” “ER,” and ‘Alias.” She is best known, however, for playing vampire Lorena Krasiki (Bill Compton’s maker) on HBO’s “True Blood.” She was memorably killed last season when Bill twisted her neck a full 180 during sex.