DEADLINE: Grant Gustin, known for his role as Barry Allen/The Flash in the CW eponymous series, has signed on to star in Operation Blue Eyes, in which he’ll play Barry Keenan, the infamous businessman who orchestrated the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr in 1963. Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna is directing the indie from a screenplay by Bradley Barth and Joseph Nasser. Production is slated to commence in May.
The plot takes place in December of 1963 when Frank Sinatra Jr. is a struggling lounge singer, deep in his father’s shadow. A young wannabe stock tycoon Barry Keenan, with an ex-wife, alimony payments, a pill-addicted mother, and a similar monkey on his own back (the result of a car crash), comes up with a harebrained scheme to kidnap Junior and hold him for $240,000, ransom, chaos ensues. Barry succeeds in stealing Junior at gunpoint but after that, it’s one badly improvised move after another, until Barry bungles his way into prison.
Barry was eventually sentenced to life in prison but only served four and a half years before being released.
David Arquette starred as Barry Keenan alongside William H. Macy and James Russo in the 2003 Ron Underwood-directed Showtime adaptation, Stealing Sinatra.
Jack Nasser, Joe Nasser and Jacob Nasser of Nasser Group are producing Operation Blue Eyes along with Kirk Shaw on behalf of Wonderfilm.
Written by Rory on March 12 2020
Written by Rory on March 22 2018
Check out the new trailer of Krystal, starring Nick Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Kathy Bates, Felicity Huffman, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Grant Gustin. It was directed by Shameless star, Willia H. Macy, and is set to open in theaters on April 13th. I have also added some high-quality photos from the film, specifically the official poster, a production still, and two on-set photos.
KRYSTAL is a comedic drama about a young man who has never had a drink in his life. Upon meeting the woman of his dreams – an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic – he pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. In order to have even a hint of a chance, he must face his own demons and learn what it means to live without fear in order to finally become a man.
Written by Rory on January 02 2018
Happy New Year, everyone! As promised, I have updated the gallery with 862 high-resolution screencaps from the 2012 Lifetime movie, A Mother’s Nightmare. Grant did a brilliant performance in the film, which also starred Jessica Lowndes and Annabeth Gish. Just a heads up that some caps depict blood and self-harm.
Written by Rory on April 25 2017
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