Actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt makes her feature directorial debut with Friends with Kids. She stars alongside Adam Scott as two best friends that decide to have a baby without the romantic entanglements. This surprises their inner circle, who are also struggling with raising children: Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Kristen Wiig, and Jennifer Westfeldt's real-life boyfriend, Jon Hamm. Edward Burns and Megan Fox co-star as the love interests. Funny and dramatic, this ensemble works well together as they are all longtime friends. Check out our exclusive interviews.
Friends with Kids was released March 9th, 2012.Read More
Asger Leth directs a powerful cast in the upcoming crime thriller Man on a Ledge, which follows an ex-cop threatening suicide to divert a heist. Our favorite man on the street, Ryan J. Downey, took to the ledge for a chat with the cast, including Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Elizabeth Banks, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie and Genesis Rodriguez. To watch our exclusive interview featurette about this heart-pounding drama, click on the clip below.
Man on a Ledge was released January 27th, 2012.Read More
Tribeca Film has released the first trailer and poster for Newlyweds, the latest from writer-director-actor-producer Edward Burns. Click on the video player for your first look at this indie marital drama, and take a look at the poster below the trailer.
Buzzy (Edward Burns) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald) are a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life. But when Buzzy's damaged and impulsive half-sister Linda (Kerry Bishé) arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft, her antics threaten to disrupt the couple's commitment to an "easy" marriage. Meanwhile, with Katie's sister Marsha projecting suspicions of her own husband's infidelity onto Buzzy, will the couple's formerly trusting and insulated life be able to withstand the dysfunctions of their respective siblings?Read More
Writer/director/actor/producer Edward Burns discusses his latest project Nice Guy Johnny, and his unique indie model for making movies.
The term "auteur" gets thrown around a lot in filmdom, but few truly fit the definition of the term like Edward Burns. After working a day job at Entertainment Tonight in the early 1990s, Edward Burns scraped together $25,000 for his first feature, The Brothers Mcmullen, which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. This launched his career as a filmmaker, and a burgeoning acting career (in other directors' movies) followed with roles in Saving Private Ryan, 15 Minutes, Life or Something Like It, and the criminally unnoticed con man drama Confidence. Despite his success as an actor, Edward Burns is still a filmmaker at heart, with nine films under his belt as a director. He decided to go back to his barebones budget roots with his latest drama, Nice Guy Johnny, which was released on DVD last week.Read More
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today it will close its 10th edition with the world premiere of Edward Burns' Newlyweds. The film will premiere Saturday, April 30, at BMCC TPAC.
Newlyweds is the tenth film written and directed by Edward Burns and the sixth to premiere at TFF. Burns, who wrote, directed and stars in Newlyweds, has had a strong connection with TFF since its founding. Ash Wednesday world premiered as part of the inaugural TFF lineup in 2002, and Looking for Kitty, Purple Violets and Nice Guy Johnny have also been Festival premieres over subsequent years.Read More
Matthew Fox and Edward Burns have joined the cast of I, Alex Cross, an adaptation of the James Patterson novel. It is the first major role Matthew Fox has landed since Lost ended its seven-season run last May.
We reported in February that Tyler Perry will be portraying the title character, who was previously played by Morgan Freeman in Along Came A Spider and Kiss the Girls. Edward Burns will be playing Cross' partner, Tommy Kane, while Matthew Fox will play the villain, Michael Sullivan, a killer who is stopped by Cross and who vows revenge on the detective.Read More
Kyra Sedgwick is the latest cast member to be added to Asger Leth's upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge. According to Deadline, she will be joining Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, and Anthony Mackie for what is shaping up to be a strong ensemble of actors.
Sam Worthington stars as a disgruntled police office who takes to the ledge of a high rise threatening to kill himself. Elizabeth Banks is set to play the hardened detective that talks him down. There was no word on what role Kyra Sedgwick would be taking on.Read More
Principal photography has begun in New York City on the Summit Entertainment feature Man on a Ledge.
An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.Read More