“Mad Men” hottie Christina Hendricks is joining Dermot Mulroney (the upcoming “J. Edgar“), Chris Colfer (“Glee“) and Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family“) in the indie coming-of-age comedy “Struck By Lightning,” which has just started principal photography.
Alison Janney (“Juno“) will also appear in the film, written by Colfer, and directed by Brian Dannelly (“Saved“) .
The film opens with Colfer’s character being struck, and killed, by lightning, and then tells the rest of his story in flashback, as he blackmails his schoolmates into contributing to his own literary magazine.
“We’re so thrilled to begin filming this story that really captures the trials and tribulations of coming into your own,” said Dannelly in a release. “We’ve got a phenomenal cast on board and Chris’ script is so smart, fresh, and funny but also has such heart. I’m excited to help tell this coming-of-age story that I think will resonate with young audiences, and all of us who’ve survived adolescence.”
Hendricks will soon be seen in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” with Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan, and the neo-noir “Drive,” opposite Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Carey Mulligan.
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The 63rd Prime-Time Emmy Awards nominations were just announced. For the second year in a row, Christina Hendricks got her nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series! Congratulations!
The other nominations for Mad Men are:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Jon Hamm)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss)
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (John Slattery)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (Robert Morse)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (Cara Buono and Randee Heller)
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Outstanding Costumes For A Series (4.09 – The Beautiful Girls)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (4.07 – The Suitcase / 4.12 – Blowing Smoke)
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series (4.10 – Hands and Knees / 4.02 – Christmas Comes But Once A Year)
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) (4.04 – The Rejected)
Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series (4.01 – Public Relations)
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Single-Camera Series (4.07 – The Suitcase)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (4.07 – The Suitcase/ 4.12 – Blowing Smoke)
Again, congratulations to Christina, the cast and the crew!
CAA has signed Emmy-nominated Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. Hendricks, who plays Joan Holloway on AMC’s drama series, co-stars with Ryan Gosling in the Nicolas Winding Refn-directed Drive and the Weinstein Company’s I Don’t Know How She Does It. She had been with the Kohner Agency.
NBC’s attempt to remount Wonder Woman as a television series came to naught, but maybe it’s for the best: Nicolas Winding Refn has a plan in mind for a big-screen Wonder Woman that is sure to intrigue fanboys and please Mad Men devotees.
At the U.S. premiere of Refn’s Ryan Gosling neo-noir Drive at the Los Angeles Film Festival last night, Refn referenced the Wonder Woman project he’s long wanted to make, then pointed at his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks and said, “If I ever get to do it, she’s going to be it.”
Hendricks would almost certainly be game — she told Rachael Ray last year that “I’ve been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life … I had Underoos — I had Wonder Woman Underoos.” Warner Bros., sign these people up now!
Allergan, the maker of LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, announced today the launch of the 2011 LATISSE® Wishes Challenge. Inspired by the tradition of blowing on an eyelash to make wishes come true, the campaign is gaining momentum for the second year by rallying women in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. LATISSE® user and Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks is encouraging women to join her to help raise $500,000 so a wish can be granted in every Make-A-Wish® chapter across the country. LATISSE® is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker for those with inadequate or not enough lashes (eyelash hypotrichosis).
Consumers can participate in the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge by donating a minimum of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the campaign’s website, www.LatisseWishesChallenge.com. LATISSE® will double all donations up to $250,000 until November 30, 2011.