You’ve been to Ouarzazate, Morocco — at least visually — even if you don’t know it.
Dubbed Morocco’s Hollywood, it offers studios, soundstages and a variety of terrain that has made it irresistible to films as varied as Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Kundun, Gladiator and episodes of Game of Thrones.
Paramount Pictures is gearing up for production of Monster Trucks. The Hollywood Reporter says that Frank Whaley, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan and Holt McCallany have joined Lucas Till and Jane Levy in the May 29, 2015 release.
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Holt McCallany has landed a role as Villain. The actor has booked a baddie gig in the hybrid live-action/CGI pic. Holt McCallany is joining Lucas Till, Amy Ryan and Jane Levy in Paramount Animation’s Monster Trucks for director Chris Wedge (Epic, Ice Age). He’ll play Burke, an intense and dangerous security contractor who will stop at nothing to get his job done — even it means roughing up teenagers.
A film festival kicking off Dec. 6 will be a knockout: The Shadow Box festival at Chelsea’s SVA Theater honors movies focusing on boxing. The two-day event will offer 24 films including “The Gentleman Prizefighter,” about heavyweight “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, narrated by Liam Neeson, and “Return,” an animated short created by 26-year-old Iranian Yahya Ghobadi. Holt McCallany, who played an aging boxer on canceled FX show “Lights Out,” will receive a lifetime achievement award from organizers. Guests expected at the festivities include “Rocky” actor Burt Young, retired heavyweight boxer Michael Bentt, who played Sonny Liston in “Ali,” and “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly.
Tim Goodman’s review of “Lights Out” as it appears in the January 18, 2011 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Lloyd’s review of “Lights Out” as it appears in the January 11, 2011 issue of the LA Times.