Friday, March 12, 2010

D'Onofrio film gets SFF premiere | 3.12.10
By Jay Handelman

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio, best known for his roles in the film "Full Metal Jacket" and the TV series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," will show off a different side of his talent with the premiere of his directorial debut during the Sarasota Film Festival.

On Monday, festival organizers will announce the films and performers scheduled to attend the April 9-18 event, but they revealed Thursday that D'Onofrio's film "Don't Go Into the Woods" will have its premiere with two screenings April 16 and 17.

The film is about a young rock band that tries to gain focus for a new album by heading into the forest, where a series of murders changes them and the music. It is described as a "slasher movie with a twist" as it "explores the dark side of the creative process with plenty of frights."

The film, which features songs by musician Sam Bisbee, stars a group of young, but still unknown actors.

The film will be shown at 9:15 p.m. April 16 and 9:30 p.m. April 17. D'Onofrio also will take part in an "In Conversation" program at Florida Studio Theatre's Gompertz Theatre at 1 p.m. April 18, the festival's closing day.

D'Onofrio first gained attention as Private Pyle in "Full Metal Jacket," and has since been seen in such films as "Men in Black," "Ed Wood," "The Player" and "JFK." For eight years, he has played Det. Robert Goren in the "Law & Order" spin-off.

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "Don't Go in the Woods".

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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