Clea DuVall has joined the cast of USA Network’s drama pilot Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty.
Written and executive produced by Petty, Brooklyn Animal Control follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. It centers on John Crean (Stephen Graham), an officer of the Brooklyn Animal Control who is well-acquainted with the small community of werewolves to which he plays cop, counselor, and diplomat. When backed against a wall, he will buck tradition and risk everything to protect his miscreant son.
Gersh-repped DuVall will play Madeleine Holmlund. Current Den Mother Vilhelmiina’s (Jane Alexander) eldest daughter, Madeleine is heir apparent to lead her people. But when challenged for dominance by her uncle Theo (James Callis), Madeleine’s forced to finally immerse herself in the violent underworld politics of the city.
DuVall recently had guest-starring roles in Better Call Saul, American Horror Story, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and Newsroom. Film credits include Argo, 21 Grams and Passengers. DuVall also just directed feature The Intervention.
Brooklyn Animal Control is co-produced by Universal Cable Prods and IDW Entertainment.
Seattle Shorts Film Festival returns in 2015 with twice the number of exceptional films to showcase for local
audiences. After record breaking submissions, filmmaker attendance, and sold out screenings last year, the 5 year old festival has expanded to two days, November 14th and 15th. The weekend will be bring film lovers together through Q&A’s, networking events, and an awards ceremony on Sunday the 15th.
The 2015 festival has a star studded lineup of local, national and international films. The Haircut, starring Bailey
Noble (True Blood) and Molly C. Quinn (Castle), and Election Night, starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier), are two films produced through the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Beverley, starring Laya Lewis (Skins), brings us into the life of a biracial girl fighting racism in 1980’s Britain. In The Out and Outs, Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), plays a 1950’s musician who falls in love with a Louisiana girl destined for fame. Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D) plays an ambitious cop in Ticketed, a western comedy. The Red Thunder, is a superhero film about parenting, starring Allie Grant (Suburgatory) and Miles Heizer (Parenthood). Shelter, tells the story of a women’s prison trustee at a local animal shelter working to socialize a dog starring Clea Duvall (Argo).
For a full listing of films, special events and upcoming announcements visit www.SeattleShort.org. Also be sure to like and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/seattleshorts) and Twitter (@SeattleShortsFF).
I also added a poster and 2 behind the scenes photos from Shelter to the gallery. Click on the photos to see them fullsize:
I also uploaded screencaps from episodes 5 & 6 of “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” this weekend. Click on the episode titles to see all caps from Clea in each episode.