Friday, April 27, 2007

'Pardon' me, but I learned more ...

Whoever kept buggin' me about "The Pardon," thankee. Punk. You pushed me to track down the official skinny, which I just reported for The Times. Click here.

"The Pardon" will star Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") and Jaime King ("Fanboys," TV's "The Class"). It is being produced by the Shreveport-based RiverDream Productions, which also made "At Last" in 2005. "The Pardon" begins filming May 15. (And no, I don't know anything about open casting calls yet.)

The movie is based on the trials of Toni Jo Henry, the last women executed in Louisiana. In 1942, she was electrocuted for killing a tire salesman. She and an accomplice stole the man's car in order to rob a bank. She needed the money to pay for the appeal of her husband Claude "Cowboy" Henry, who was locked up in a Texas prison for killing a cop.

Anyhoo, Lewis plays Cowboy, King plays Toni Jo, and I continue to play catch-up with my readers.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Their office is near a Subway in Shreveport. I feel bad about giving away detailed street addresses even though I found the office on complete accident. I go by it about 3 times a day so if there is any casting call info I see, I'll pass it along.

Anonymous said...

finnnnnnnnnally, haha jk...thanks for the info.

Alexandyr Kent said...

I'm trying! ... Oh, and I just heard about this great project called "The Guardian." Has something to do with waves and buddies and kayaks. When I get the skinny, I'll share. ;)

Chris Lyon said...

I've got some inside men. Three of them actually. Again, if I hear of any opportunities for casting/extra calls I'll email ya.