Seems not so long ago that then-Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund were staging a press conference in the Dallas City Hall Flag Room begging the producers of the (ill-fated) big-screen Dallas to “Shoot JR Here.” They brought with them T-shirts and bumper stickers, and despite the gimmicks they were serious and not a little desperate to re-energize local film and TV production, which had grown fallow in the absence of state tax incentives that could lure cameras and crews to Dallas.
Some four years later, Burklund cannot recall Dallas ever having been this loaded with productions. Of course, FOX’s Code 58 is here till at least July, and, as we mentioned two weeks ago, Jerry Bruckheimer is set to shoot an NBC pilot, Chase, in March. So far, only Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe has been cast as a U.S. Marshal on the lookout for fugitives in the American Southwest.
Jesse Metcalfe has landed a role in NBC’s drama pilot Chase, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project centres on a high-priority fugitive apprehension team in South Texas. Former Desperate Housewives star Metcalfe has apparently been tapped to play a preppy Marshal from D.C.
Source: Digital Spy
It would be great if they filmed this in Texas, since that’s where I live. haha.
On Saturday, February 6th, Sin City’s premier property will host a $1,000 + $70 straddle no-limit hold’em charity poker tournament benefiting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Master of ceremonies will be Michael Godard, a modern artist who dedicates himself to philanthropic causes through his work. Half of the prize pool will go to charity, the other half will be distributed, along with valuable prizes, to winners.
Players putting their money where their mouths are include actor Lou Diamond Phillips, “The Voice of Bart Simpson” Nancy Cartwright, “The Sopranos” Robert Iler, “Dukes of Hazzard” April Scott, “Desperate Housewives” Jesse Metcalfe, “Mental” Nicholas Gonzalez, “Melrose Place” Shaun Sipos, Playboy Playmates Sara Underwood, Jessica Burciaga and Jessa Lynn Hinton, “Saved by the Bell” Dennis Haskins, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Cheryl Hines and more.
The red carpet walk and silent auction start at 2PM. The tournament starts at 3PM.
Found some info about Jesse supposedly starring in an upcoming horror movie!
We learned that horror veteran Bill Moseley will be starring alongside Erika Christensen in Rob Lieberman’s (Fire in the Sky) untitled thriller, which was written by Marek Posival. Original titled Tortured, the film is a journey of an average, loving couple, Craig and Elise, who hit their limit after they experience the loss of their 5 -year old son to a pedophile. Once the judicial system also fails to deliver, the couple is forced to turn inside and releases the animal that lives within all civilized people. Shooting begins this September in Vancouver, Canada. Moseley has starred in tons of genre pics from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Grindhouse, Repo! The Genetic Opera and many, many more!