Mason Dye, Haaz Sleiman, David Petruzzi join Nikki Toscano’s Red Zone

by April Vickery

Big week for RED ZONE! Three more members have joined the cast as “Silas”, “Amir” and “Mark”.

UCzGDCmxNineteen year old Mason Dye will be playing the role of “Mark.” Mason is mostly known for his role in the TV series, DIARY OF AN AMERICAN CHEERLEADER but more recently for the 2014 on screen adaptation of the controversial 1979 novel FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC by V.C. Andrews.  In the Lifetime original movie, Mason played the role of “Christopher” the oldest brother of the children growing up in the attic of their cruel grandmother’s home. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Dye will also have a reoccurring role on season 4 of MTV’s TEEN WOLF.

HAAZ SLEIMANThe role of “Amir” will be played by Haaz Sleiman. Although the Lebanon born actor was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in film as “Tarek” in ‘THE VISITOR’, he is no stranger to television. Haaz’s resume includes NURSE JACKIE, NIKITA, 24 and COVERT AFFAIRS. He is also an accomplished stage actor. He appeared in the NY play FOOD AND FADWA.

DavidPetruzzi“Silas” will played by newcomer David Petruzzi. By the looks of his resume with roles in SAVE ME (2007) DIRTY GIRL (2010) and FLEETWOOD (2006) this man will be bringing some serious acting chops to RED ZONE.

RED ZONE is shaping up to look like an amazing series and I can’t wait to see it! Welcome to Wilmywood, gentlemen. We are excited to have you.

RED ZONE(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Production begins March 17th.
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Toscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia, Aimee Garcia, Kevin, Rahm, Samantha Mathis, Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, Graham Rogers, Sepidah Moafi, David Castro, Mason Dye, Haas Sleiman, David Petruzzi

A retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

Under the Dome’s Samantha Mathis Returns; Kevin Rahm is Mad for Red

SamanthaMathisSamantha Mathis is returning to Wilmywood, but this time she won’t be Under the Dome.  She joins the quickly assembled cast of REDZONE.  Mathis will play Olivia Jordan. Great news for the Under the Dome cast and crew.  They will be glad to see her again. This time around she is playing it straight as Kevin Rahm will play opposite Mathis as her husband, Paul Jordan.

Kevin RahmKevin Rahm has been on the small screen pretty much nonstop since 1995.  He’s most well known for playing the character Lee McDermott on DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES and most recently as Ted Chaough on MAD MEN.  But I still have a love for his time as Kyle McCarty on JUDGING AMY.  Congrats Kevin! And Welcome to Wilmywood!

As reported earlier, we have our Revolution boy back, Graham Rogers.  He will being playing Jake, the son of Olivia and Paul Jordan.

RED ZONE(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Production begins March 17th.
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Toscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia, Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, Graham Rogers, David Castro, Samantha Mathis, Kevin Rahm

A retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

From Revolution to Red Zone: Graham Rogers is Back!

by April Vickery and Sheila Brothers

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‘REDZONE’ is on a roll today! We are so pleased to add Graham Rogers to the cast!

Graham_SheilaGraham is known to us in Wilmywood for his role of “Danny Matheson” on ‘REVOLUTION.’  Pictured, he was really involved in the  Wilmywood community as he and his other cast members David Lyons and Tim Guinee helped us during the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids Radiothon for NHRMC a couple of years ago.  They even let us give them flu shots!   You probably also saw him play the role “Carson” in the film ‘CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR‘ with fellow hearththrob Nick Jonas.

Graham will be playing the role of “Jake” in ‘REDZONE‘.

Graham is a powerful actor and leading man these days, but will always hold a place in my heart as the cute boy who shouts, ‘Can I get a hot tub?!’ in the State Farm ads.

As always, we are glad to have Graham’s energy and contagious smile in Wilmywood!

UPDATE: AND 3 HOURS LATER, WE HAVE CONFIRMATION: http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/anthony-lapaglia-to-topline-cbs-drama-pilot-red-zone

RED ZONE(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Production begins March 17th.
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Toscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia, Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, Graham Rogers, David Castro

ABOUT RED ZONE:

A retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

BREAKING RUMOR: Anthony LaPaglia Nabs Lead Role in Red Zone

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery
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Our sources tell us that there is a strong indication that Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Anthony LaPaglia will sign on to play the role of “Holden.” As you have read here on the Wilmywood Daily, “Holden” is the retired C.I.A operative who is thrust back into the field when a terrorist attack hits Washington, DC.

Anthony is no stranger to Wilmywood either!  Mr. LaPaglia was in the hometown favorite EMPIRE RECORDS (1995).

Anthony is best known for his role as FBI agent, “Jack Malone” on the show ‘WITHOUT A TRACE’ so the action of ‘RED ZONE’ should be right up his alley! In fact, this talented actor has built his career on playing the tough guy role. It’s rumored that he was originally asked to play Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series, but turned it down. Luckily for us, if he chooses ‘RED ZONE’ we will get to see this tough Aussie in action.

The extras casting director for RED ZONE, Marty Siu has already begun sending out numerous calls for extras and she will be needing a ton for this pilot. Production begins Monday!

Be sure to keep up with The Wilmywood Daily for those casting calls and updates on the show’s progress.

Wilmywood will be glad to have Anthony back!

UPDATE: AND 3 HOURS LATER, WE HAVE CONFIRMATION: http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/anthony-lapaglia-to-topline-cbs-drama-pilot-red-zone

RED ZONE(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Production begins March 17th.
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Toscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia, Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, Graham Rogers, David Castro

Stefanie Scott Joins Nikki Toscano’s Red Zone Cast

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More great news coming from ‘RED ZONE‘! A lovely and talented young star has been confirmed as a new cast member. Stefanie Scott is going to be playing the role of “Caroline.”

The 2011 Young Artist Award winner is better known for her role of “Lexi Reed” on Disney’s A.N.T Farm where she plays a pageant winner, captain of the cheerleading team and runs her own newspaper called the “Lexi Reed All About it.” This talented 18 year old is also a voice over artist and singer. She can also be heard as the voice of “Emma” on the animated series, ‘SPECIAL AGENT OSO’.

Welcome to Wilmywood Stefanie!

RED ZONE(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Production begins March 17th.
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Toscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Anthony LaPaglia, Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, Graham Rogers, David Castro
ABOUT RED ZONE:

A retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

Aimee Garcia and Shanley Caswell Join Nikki Tuscano Pilot

Congrats to our latest stars that will be gracing Wilmywood! Shanley Caswell and Aimee Garcia will join the cast of what was once called the Red Zone is now back to its original vague title, The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  

caswellShanley Caswell is making her back to Wilmywood, as she was just recently here for The Conjuring. She will play Holden’s daughter, a “cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.”

aimeeDeadline reports that  Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Robocop) will be playing Vera Bradley, “a whip-smart, driven and impatient case officer with the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism department.”  READ MORE NOW FROM DEADLINE

More casting news to come this week!  Stayed tuned for more!

UNTITLED “NIKKI TOSCANO” PROJECT(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins Mid-March
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/11/2014 – An Interview With Bill Vassar (EUE/Screen Gems), Anthony Reynolds, CFIFF Deadlines and more.

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Bill Vassar

Howdy and Happy Tuesday! Okay let’s get started with what we reported early yesterday morning!  We knew another pilot was coming to North Carolina, but now we know that YES it is indeed coming to Wilmywood.  The Untitled Nikki Toscano Project written (and produced) by yes, Nikki Toscano (Revenge) will open offices in next week and will begin production on March 10!!  There was some confusion whether it was NBC or CBS bringing the pilot to Wilmywood.  So, I got up with Bill Vassar of EUE/Screen Gems Studios and he explains it.  LISTEN NOW

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Nikki Toscano

One of the Producers will be Kerry Ehrin. The drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.

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Nikki and Kerry worked on Bates Motel which starred Mike Vogel who stars in Under the Dome which shoots here in Wilmywood.

The Hollywood East Panel was last night at the Northeast Regional Library.  The panel included Bill Vassar (EUE/ScreenGems), Johnny Griffin(Wilmington Film Commish),  Vanessa Neimeyer (NCasting),  and Terry Linehan (UNCW). READ STORY AT WWAY NOW

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Anthony Reynolds

Our local actor, Anthony Reynolds, made the trek to Atlanta, to work on Stephen King’s latest feature, Cell. Yesterday, Anthony finished his first scene opposite John Cusack.   Anthony plays a supporting character, Ray, who is haunted and jittery, a survivor who has devoted himself to killing as many Phoners as he can. He and his friend join a small band of survivors led by Clay (John Cusack) .

“He’s simply a great collaborator who brought an incredible energy to the set,” Anthony said happily.  “He and ‘Kip’ (director Tod Williams) gave me free reign to explore the character that I created and run with the ball. It was an incredible ride today.”

Anthony will be shooting the rest of the week with not only Cusack but Samuel L. Jackson as well.  CONGRATS!!!

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AdrenalineAdrenaline the movie starring John Schneider, will be filming a half day on March 8th in Willard just past Burgaw and they are looking for background extras. It will be from around 8am – 1pm. They are looking for a lot of African Americans due to the scene being in a mostly black church. This will be a non-paid day however, we will be serving lunch and everyone will get a copy of the DVD.

Producer Del Baron, said, “Plus, you can tell family & friends you were in this great faith based film. Please email me at delbaron0524@msn.com to sign up! Have a blessed day and we hope to see you on set!”

werethemillersHappy Birthday to our We’re the Millers star, Jennifer Aniston!  She turns a fabulous 45!

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FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING!  The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival is accepting feature films and shorts in all genres.  Late Deadline is February 15, 2014.   The final WAB Extended Deadline is March 1st!   Don’t miss your chance to win a cash prize or one of 12 Film Awards. This year’s festival runs from May 1-4, 2014. SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!