Sunday, February 21, 2010

Molly Parker Wrestles With The "Big Red"

BC-born actress Molly Parker ("Deadwood") will next star in "Big Red", starting principal photography in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 23, 2010.

Cast also includes Ed Harris, Chase Ellison (“Tooth Fairy”), Daniel Roebuck (“Final Destination”), Mia Rose Frampton (“Make It or Break It”), Amy Madigan (“Carnivale”) and WWE wrestler Randy Orton.

"...Set against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, “Big Red” is a coming-of-age story following 12-year-old 'Andy Nichol' (Ellison), a bright student whose English teacher, 'Mr. Simon' (Harris), pairs him on a project with the school’s biggest outcast and social pariah, 'Stanley' aka 'Big Red'). When Andy watches Stanley fearlessly confront a school bully, a series of events is unleashed, which changes the lives of both young men – and their teacher – forever..."

WWE Studios Executive VP Mike Pavone will direct the drama from his original screenplay, produced by Denise Chamian. WWE Studios VP David Calloway is the executive in charge of production for line producer Todd Lewis.

Parker, who will play Andy's mother 'Sherri', previously starred as 'Alma Garret' on HBO’s “Deadwood". She has also been a regular/recurring character on several TV series including “Swingtown,” “Shattered,” “Six Feet Under” and “Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years.". Film credits include "Hollywoodland", "The Wicker Man" and “Wonderland".

WWE's Orton portrays 'Ed Freel', the father of the bully. Since his WWE debut in 2002, Orton has held the WWE Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship, the Intercontinental Championship and the World Tag Championship.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company, is an integrated media organization, creating and delivering original content 52 weeks a year, broadcasting in more than 145 countries and 30 languages, reaching 500 million homes worldwide.

The company is based in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto...