IMAGES: The Driftless Area (2015)

The Driftless Area
AIR DATE: April 18, 2015 (Tribeca Film Festival) / April 26, 2016 (VOD & DVD)
AARON’S CHARACTER: Fireman
WRITTEN BY: Tom Drury & Zachary Sluser (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY: Zachary Sluser
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/

VIDEO: The Driftless Area (2015)

The Driftless Area
AIR DATE: April 18, 2015 (Tribeca Film Festival) / April 26, 2016 (VOD & DVD)
AARON’S CHARACTER: Fireman
WRITTEN BY: Tom Drury & Zachary Sluser (screenplay)
DIRECTED BY: Zachary Sluser
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/

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THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Available for Pre-Order

Back in May 2014, Aaron filmed a cameo as a Fireman/bartender in the movie THE DRIFTLESS AREA. The movie will be released on VOD and DVD on April 26, 2016. It is available to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.

THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Trailer

Here is the trailer for the movie THE DRIFTLESS AREA. Aaron has a cameo in the film as a Fireman/bartender. He filmed it back in May 2014. It screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015. And it’s finally going to be released on VOD and DVD on April 26th. It’s available to pre-order on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A5NZ362) for the ungodly price of $25.99 so hopefully that price will go down. Aaron isn’t in the trailer (at least I couldn’t spot him) but he did send me a selfie back when he was filming it and he makes a very sexy fireman ;)

THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Bought by Sony

VARIETY is reporting that SONY has bought the rights to the movie THE DRIFTLESS AREA. Fingers crossed that means that very soon-ish we’ll finally be able to watch Aaron as a fireman in this movie.

 

Zooey Deschanel-Anton Yelchin Romance ‘Driftless Area’ Bought by Sony (EXCLUSIVE)
By: Dave McNary
Date: November 19, 2015
Source: Variety

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired U.S. rights and most international territories to romance The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, Variety has learned.

The film is directed by Zachary Sluser from a script he co-wrote with Tom Drury, based on Drury’s 2006 novel of the same name. Producers are Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert through Bron Studios in association with CW Media Finance.

The film also stars John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella and Ciaran Hinds. Deschanel stars as an enigmatic woman while Yelchin portrays a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. When he falls in love with her, he is unwittingly pitted against a volatile criminal played by Hawkes.

Radiant Films International began selling rights to The Driftless Area at Cannes last year as shooting was starting in Vancouver.

The film premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was brokered by SPWA with Mimi Steinbauer of Radiant Films International and CAA.

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2016)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television & movie appearances (so far) for 2016.

 

THE FLASH (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 2×10: Potential Energy of THE FLASH. The episode will be airing on January 19, 2016 on THE CW.

Show Synopsis: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Episode Synopsis: JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY – Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.

Website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CW_theflash
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859308/

 

THE X-FILES (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 1×05: Founder’s Mutation of THE X-FILES, playing Lindquist. The episode will be airing on February 15, 2016 on FOX.

UPDATE: Aaron’s episode has changed from episode 5 to episode 2 and will now be airing on Monday, January 25, 2016

Show Synopsis: Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET / 7:00-8:00 PM PT).

Episode Synopsis: MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES. When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Website: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thexfilesonfox/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thexfiles
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4549948/

 

ONCE UPON A TIME (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 5×14: Devil’s Due of ONCE UPON A TIME, playing Fendrake the Healer. The episode will be airing on March 20, 2016 on ABC.

Show Synopsis: For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place where fairytales are to be believed.

Website: http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnceABC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnceABC
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5201948/

 

THERE ARE MONSTERS (Film)

 

Aaron plays Jesse, a truck driver. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Scott Speedman and Aaron Douglas
Written and Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Synopsis: From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness. Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl. Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/
Production Company: Unbroken Pictures (Facebook and Twitter)
Production Company: Atlas Independent (Facebook)
Distributor: A24 (Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Distributor: Front Row Filmed Entertainment (Facebook)
Sales Representative: Embankment Films (Website)

 

LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Film)

 

Aaron plays the Governor. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Written and Directed by: Courtney Balaker
Synopsis: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/
Official: Facebook and Twitter
Production Company: Brightlight Pictures (Website and Facebook)
Production Company: Korchula Productions (Website, Facebook and Twitter)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman. This film played at several film festivals in 2015, including the Toronto International Film Festival. SONY recently bought the rights to this movie so fingers crossed we’ll finally be able to see it.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftlessArea/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack. This short film played at several film festivals in 2015. No word yet on when it will be released to the public.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.
Synopsis: An unsolved murder in a small rural town leaves two former police partners in ruins – and unearths a dark secret that’s formed between them.

Website: http://darcyvanpoelgeest.com/the-orchard/
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Aruba International Film Festival 2015

THE DRIFTLESS AREA, a film that Aaron has a cameo in as a firefighter/bartender is playing at the Aruba International Film Festival on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00pm.

THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Tribeca Film Festival 2015

THE DRIFTLESS AREA, a film that Aaron has a cameo in as a firefighter/bartender is playing at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. Seeing Aaron as a firefighter has got be worth the price of admission, right? ;) There’s a screening this Saturday (April 18) and Sunday (April 19), then Tuesday afternoon (April 21), and the following Saturday (April 25)

You can purchase tickets at the link below.
https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/driftless-area-2015

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2015)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television/movie appearances (so far) for 2015.

 

GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 9 (1×09: Rule #32: F-you, Rob Frumpkis!) of GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, playing Doug Franklin. The episode will be airing on January 27, 2015 on Bravo.

Show Synopsis: Bravo’s first original scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein, House), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, Private Practice), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice. Her friend Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, Reality Bites) is a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband, and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. When she hires Delia (Necar Zadegan, Emily Owens, MD) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger, Royal Pains), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage. Abby is on a journey of self-discovery as she attempts to salvage her career, get back in the dating game and figure out her new identity as a single woman. As she hits the reset button on her life, she embarks on startling adventures and mishaps along the way, including her first post-marriage hook-up, a blog post gone horribly wrong, and a Vegas trip that leads to some unexpected complications. And, while in the process of trying and failing to have the “perfect divorce,” Abby ultimately questions whether her marriage is worth saving.

Website: http://www.bravotv.com/girlfriends-guide-to-divorce
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlfriendsGuidetoDivorce
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BravoGG2D
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2817246/

 

IZOMBIE (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in an episode of IZOMBIE. He signed a NDA so we can’t talk about which episode he will be in or who he plays just yet. But as soon as we can I’ll let you know. The show will air on THE CW.
[UPDATE (Jan 11, 2015): IZOMBIE premieres on March 17th at 9pm after The Flash. Aaron is guest starring in episode 1×09: Dead Air. But it will be airing as episode 1×08. So we should get Aaron’s episode around early May 2015.].

Show Synopsis: Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out, until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Afterward, she had become part zombie and currently works at a coroner’s office so she can eat brains so she can survive, which gave her a useful ability to get the memories from said brains to help solve homicide mysteries.

Website: http://cwtv.com/shows/izombie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwizombie
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501584/

 

THE RETURNED (Television Show)

 

Aaron is a series regular on THE RETURNED so he will be in multiple episodes. He plays Tony Darrow. The series will air on A&E. There is no air date yet.
[UPDATE (Jan 9, 2015): THE RETURNED premieres on March 9th at 10/9c after Bates Motel on A&E].

Show Synopsis: A&E Network’s new drama The Returned, from Executive Producers Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker, focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.

Website: http://www.aetv.com/the-returned
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheReturned
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheReturnedAETV
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230780/

ADMIN NOTE: RESURRECTION (the ABC tv show, starring Omar Epps) is an adaptation of ‘The Returned’ (a novel by Jason Motts). LES REVENANTS (the French tv show) is an adaptation of ‘They Came Back’ (a French movie). THE RETURNED (the A&E tv show that Aaron will be in) is the English language adaptation of LES REVENANTS. And to make it even more confusing, LES REVENANTS is just called THE RETURNED in English speaking countries. I referred to it as the french title to hopefully not cause any more confusion :)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman/bartender. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack in this short film. It is reported to be released in the Spring of 2015.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

THE DRIFTLESS AREA: Aaron has booked a cameo

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Aaron will probably tweet about it later but we’re getting the news first. Aaron is filming a cameo in the movie THE DRIFTLESS AREA. He is playing a fireman/bartender. From the sounds of the attached synopsis for the movie it looks like Aaron will be in scenes with the main character. Yay to playing “Spot Aaron” while watching a movie at the cinema :)

Image source: Deadline