Burbank, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2005
Alpine Pictures is proud to congratulate Lizzy Caplan, who plays Sara Weller in Love Is the Drug, on her recent success in being cast in WB pilot Related. Ryan Carroll, CEO of Alpine stated, "Lizzy was an absolute pleasure to work with--talented, professional and beautiful. I am positive that this is just one of the many successÂs in LizzyÂs future."
Lizzy will play 23-year-old Marjee, a special events coordinator who stresses out over her demanding celebrity clients while secretly yearning for respect and approval from her older sisters. The Warner Brothers Television/Class IV Productions-based project tracks the four Sorelli sisters living in Manhattan who together struggle through career and romance. Lizzy will star alongside Jennifer Esposito (American Crude, Crash, and The Master of Disguise) who plays Ginnie, Kiele Sanchez (That was Then, Four Kings, and Married to the KellyÂs) in the role of Ann and Laura Breckenridge (Havoc, Loving Annabelle, Southern Belles) as Rose.
Caplan crashed onto the scene just five years ago, landing the coveted recurring role of Sara in the teen angst TV series ÂFreaks & Geeks,Â which quickly led to a number of roles and appearances on the small screen in critically acclaimed television series including: the pilot episode of 'Undeclared,' 'Once and Again' and a recurring part on the WBÂs hit show 'Smallville.' These guest appearances in turn brought Lizzie to her first starring role in the TV movie 'EverybodyÂs Doing It.' She was also a guest on 'The Sharon Osbourne Show,' landed the role of Faith Pitts in the series 'The Pitts' and starred with Gabrielle Union in last pilot seasonÂs 'Close To Home.' Lizzy made her big screen debut in the feature film Orange County starring Colin Hanks, Jack Black and Lily Tomlin. She then went on to star in the short comedy film Hardcore Action News before her recent 2004 teen summer box office sleeper hit film Mean Girls (starring across from Lindsey Lohan and Tina Fey).
Alpine PictureÂs Love is the Drug is the story of five recent high school graduates filled with the verve of youth and the apprehension of the issues that confront them during the summer before college. The film takes a candid look at how desire, excess and truth collide to reshape their lives and how easily a simple situation can spin out of control. Lizzy stars alongside John Patrick Amedori (The Butterfly Effect), Jenny Wade (Monster-in-Law) Jonathon Trent (Smile) D.J Cotrona (ÂSkinÂ) and Daryl Hannah (Splash, Steel Magnolias, Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2).
As Sara Weller, Lizzy plays a student at Horizons, one of CaliforniaÂs most exclusive private schools. Her mother is a single parent, an actress of some note that is often absent from SaraÂs life. Beautiful and popular, Sara is admired by everyone at Horizons; she is the epicenter of a tight circle of hard partying friends who are highly selective of whom they allow into their freewheeling lifestyle of sex, drugs and hedonism.
SaraÂs group is comprised of her best friend Erin Sutherland (Jenny Wade), ErinÂs ex boyfriend Lucas (DJ Cotrona) and SaraÂs boyfriend Troy Daniels (Jonathon Trent). As a spontaneous experiment, Sara and her gang invite Jonah (John Patrick Amedori) to join them on their summer adventures...adventures that eventually spiral into a deadly conclusion no one could have foreseen. Daryl Hannah plays JonahÂs mother.
John Patrick Amedori has already worked with some of HollywoodÂs most notable directors including Cameron Crowe in Almost Famous, M. Night Shyamalan in Unbreakable and Jonathan Demme in Beloved. AmedoriÂs television credits include guest starring roles on notable TV dramas such as 'The Guardian,' 'State of Grace,' 'Law & Order' and 'Still Standing.' He has just finished the film Mrs. Harris opposite Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley and is currently shooting a lead role opposite Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies in 'Stick It for Walt Disney Pictures.
Jonathon Trent is a Los Angeles native who attended Malibu high school where he was quarterback on the football team, as well as a member of the track, wrestling and tennis teams and an avid surfer. After being cast as McMurphy in the school production of ÂOne Flew Over the CuckooÂs NestÂ Jonathon decided that he wanted to focus his energies on acting.
JonathonÂs first major role was Ted in the feature film Smile that also stars Mika Boorem, Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin, Beau Bridges and Cheri Oteri. In addition to the excitement of working with such an amazing cast, the film was shot in Mainland China and gave Jonathon his first opportunity to travel internationally. Smile is currently playing in theatres throughout California and is going into wide release later in the spring. Jonathon also stars in the pilot episode of the new Fox Series ÂThe InsideÂ which will debut in 2005. Most recently he had a lead role in Q. Allan BrockaÂs new film Boy Culture, which shot in Seattle. Jonathon is currently filming the lead role in a feature film Pray for Morning.Next up for Jonathon is a starring role in the feature film The Wonder Dogs with Charles Durning, Leslie Ann Warren, Janine Turner, Patrick Muldoon and Jaleel White
Jenny Wade has garnered attention for her work on ÂProject Greenlight 3,Â has had numerous guest appearances on some of televisions top rated shows and is exploding on the big screen in several feature films, including Monster-in-Law with Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda and Ice Harvest with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton.
D.J. (Donald Joseph) Cotrona grew up in Connecticut where he studied pre-law at Boston College. During a break from his studies D.J. came to visit a family friend in Los Angeles and decided to put college on hold to move to Hollywood and pursue an acting career. His impulsiveness paid off when he was almost immediately chosen to play Adam Roam, in Jerry BruckheimerÂs Fox drama ÂSkinÂ with Olivia Wilde (ÂThe OC,Â The Girl Next Door), Ron Silver (ÂThe West Wing,Â ÂChicago HopeÂ) and Kevin Anderson (ÂPower and BeautyÂ, Hoffa). Cotrona will soon be seen in Backwater with Bijou Phillips (Havoc, Almost Famous). D.J. has also guest-starred on NBCÂs hit series ÂLaw and Order: Special Victims Unit.Â
Daryl Christine Hannah was born December 3rd, 1960. She went on to graduate from University of Southern California School of Theater, practiced ballet with Maria Tallchief and studied drama at ChicagoÂs famed Goodman School of Drama. DarylÂs talents are not limited to acting; she has played keyboard and was a back-up singer for Jackson Browne. Daryl's breakout role was as the acrobatic, semi-mute android Pris in Blade Runner (1982); Pris, a vixen who wanted to live beyond her allotted years, risked the wrath of the title character. Showing off her versatility she went immediately on to portray a mermaid in the zany comedy Splash (1984) and a Cro-Magnon in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). Hannah then teamed up with some big-name stars in the romantic comedy Steel Magnolias (1989) (with pre-Pretty Woman (1990) Julia Roberts). A giant achievement was starring in the 1993 remake of the 1958 classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), which Daryl also co-produced. Of course with almost a dozen projects for 1999-2000, Daryl's childhood dream of playing fantasy roles just keeps having a future that is brighter and brighter.
Alpine Pictures, Inc. is a 10 year-old independent film Production and Distribution Company located in Burbank, CA. ItÂs most recent film, Love Is the Drug, is currently in post-production and has been submitted to premiere at The Sundance Film Festival, where Alpine has previously screened The Convent to rave reviews. Ryan Carroll, CEO of Alpine, and Rene Torres, President, were also both Executive Producers on Tobe HooperÂs The Toolbox Murders.
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