The CW’s fastest man alive, Grant Gustin, is dishing to ET about the season 6 finale and how much longer he’s willing to suit up!
Written by Rory on May 05 2020
Grant Gustin starts contract talks for Seasons 8 and 9 of The Flash, but were Interrupted by Pandemic
Written by Rory on April 30 2020
As The Flash nears the end of its (truncated) sixth season, series lead Grant Gustin until recently was thinking about, no, not next season, but the two beyond that.
TV LINE – As the latest guest on Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast, Gustin noted that Season 7, which was ordered back in January, is the last one covered by his original contract. And as such, “The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped,” he said.
With Hollywood, Vancouver et al shut down since mid-March and a re-opening timetable still very much TBD, “We don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks,” Gustin said.
Elsewhere during the podcast Q&A, Gustin effused about his run on The Flash (“I had faith really early on that the show would be on for a while”), though he did note that he has had little time to pursue outside projects, and, worse, has seen some fall by the wayside.
“There are plenty of things I feel I missed out on,” he shared. “The Flash has been so amazing, but we’re six years in now and the past four [summer] hiatuses I have had a project that has fallen through because of Flash. There are a lot of opportunities that have gone away because of schedule conflicts. You just can’t have everything.”
Written by Rory on April 28 2020
Grant Gustin joins this week episode of Inside of You Podcast to share the mental and physical ups and downs throughout his blossoming career, notably within the CW/DC Universe as Barry Allen in The Flash.
Grant gets deep this week and talks about the anxiety and depressions he’s battled through his career in theater and film, after having developed these early on in his childhood. We also get into his passion for Broadway, aspirations and regrets he’s had so far, and some BTS moments while shooting crossovers.
Written by Rory on March 12 2020
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.