Saturday, March 31, 2012

Trailer for "Chained"

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Warning: Trailer contains violence.
Trailer via Envision Media Arts

Trailer can also be viewed here- Thanks to Chris Carr!

View trailer on Youtube. Thanks to Carol Docherty!


Bob (D'Onofrio), a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Director-Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Producer-Lee Nelson, David Buelow, Rhonda Baker
Screenwriter-Damian O'Donnell
Distributed by Myriad Pictures


Vincent D'Onofrio as Bob
Julia Ormond as Sarah Fittler
Eamon Farren as Rabbit
Gina Philips as Marie Fittler
Jake Weber as Brad Fittler
Conor Leslie as Angie
Evan Bird as Young Rabbit

"The New Tenants" airs on The Sundance Channel Friday, April 6

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon in Director Joachim Back's darkly satirical short film, THE NEW TENANTS. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might be the worst moving day ever, their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.

"The New Tenants" airs on The Sundance Channel Friday, April 6 at 9:30pm EST.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vincent D'Onofrio in talks for action film "The Tomb"


You’re reading that right… “director” Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the three directors approving offers to talent today for their upcoming flicks. He joins Steven Soderbergh and Mikael Hafstrom in the hunt for new stars!

Gordon-Levitt approved an offer to Julianne Moore for his still unnamed upcoming feature directing debut, the UNTITLED JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT COMEDY PROJECT. The film, which is also set to star JGL and Scarlett Johansson, centers on a modern-day Don Juan, as he strives to change his ways. Moore was most recently scene in the record-breaking HBO Films debut “Game Change”.

Soderbergh, meanwhile has approved early talks to bring aboard on-the-rise star Vinessa Shaw for his once upon a time titled “The Bitter Pill” which is now going by the title THE SIDE EFFECTS. Shaw would join a cast already set to star (though all of these names could not be confirmed before this piece) Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Liv Tyler, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara. Our sources tell us Shaw may be stepping in to the role of ‘Emily Hawkins’ that was previously set to star Mara – who may now be unavailable. Shaw, who was most recently seen in the horribly retitled Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski film “Big Miracle”.

And lastly, Hafstrom has seen the list of potential stars grow for his prison action film THE TOMB, with Summit inviting early talks with star Vincent D’Onofrio. D’Onofrio would join the current cast of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Caviezel in this prison-designer goes to jail actioner. D’Onofrio was last seen in the indie flick “Kill the Irishman”.

Thanks Jenn!

The story of THE TOMB "follows Ray Breslin, the world's foremost authority on structural security -- specifically prisons. His skills are put to the test when he is framed and put in a high-security prison of his own design and must find the person who put him there."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NLEOMF'S Honor at the Castle Gala

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s Honor at the Castle Gala

Start Date : April 24, 2012
End Date : April 24, 2012
Time : 6:00 pm to 10:00 am
Phone : 5164553179
Location :
135 West Gate Drive Huntington, NY 11743

Over 400 guests are anticipated to attend Honor at the Castle including men and women in law enforcement, members of Congress, CEO’s, corporate benefactors, etc. There will be a BLUE carpet for all of those in attendance, including confirmed CELEBRITY guests: Honoree Richard Belzer of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Emcee Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains, Vincent D'Onofrio of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and many more. (List in Formation).

Honor at the Castle will pay tribute to and recognize men and women within law enforcement throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who keep our communities safe. A special tribute will be made to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Honor at the Castle is made possible by The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund’s Long Island business partner, The Zellman Group. They feel strongly about honoring the men and women who provide homeland security right here and have agreed to host the event.

The Honor at the Castle Gala includes: a VIP Reception, Cocktail Reception, Formal Sit-down Dinner, Program, and incredible entertainment.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Business of Giving: Vincent D'Onofrio of "Criminal Intent" to Auction Acting Lessons for a Great Cause

By Michael Erb Mar 20, 2012

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio has played a troubled marine trainee in Full Metal Jacket and a marauding alien bug in Men in Black. These days he's best recognized for his role as Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And now, he’s offering acting lessons for a good cause.

Mr. D’Onofrio is working with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, taking part in a Charity Buzz auction that ends tomorrow. The highest bidder gets three acting sessions with D’Onofrio, a graduate of the famed Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre.

The NLEOMF is dedicated to honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and inform the public about the dangers police face every day. The charity has built a memorial to fallen officers of every branch, located in the Judiciary Square section of Washington DC. Now the fund is building a museum to open near the current memorial. The National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum is slated to open in 2014.

According to D’Onofrio, it will be quite the sight.

“One of the most incredible things about the museum is that there’s going to be a glass bridge that stretches across the main entrance of the museum," D'Onofrio explains in a phone call from his home in New York. "And inside the glass bridge, there's going to be a thin blue line. That line is going to be made up of all the fallen officers up to that point, and names added to it all the time. It’s going to be an incredible thing."

According to NLEOMF statistics, there's an officer killed every 53 hours in the US. Their new preliminary data for 2011 calculates 173 police men and women died in the line of duty last year. The data also shows that deaths of officers have gone up 13% since 2010, and 42% since 2009.

“I’ve been involved in law enforcement stuff for years now,” D’Onofrio told me. His work on Law & Order compelled him to help law enforcement officers in any way he could. “I think that because I ended up meeting so many law enforcers -- local, all over the country, all over the world actually -- I started to know a lot about the behind the scenes kind of stuff with their jobs. They're not the type of people to ask for help.

“I just think it’s important that we do this for everybody and try to help out,” he adds.

If you wish to take part in the auction, you can bid here. Head to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, to make a direct donation.

Bid ended on March 21 for $3500.00

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Thumbsucker airs on Sundance Channel this month

Mike Mills, Director
2005 | 96 min | Feature
Appeared at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival For his feature directorial debut, music video veteran Mike Mills chose to adapt a coming-of-age saga about shame and adolescence by novelist Walter Kirn. Lou Pucci plays the awkward and insecure 17-year-old son of equally insecure parents (Tilda Swinton and Vincent D'Onofrio) who consults an unorthodox orthodontist (Keanu Reeves) to rid himself of the film's titular fixation. The result is nothing short of a personal transformation. Special Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival. "Beautifully acted... marvelously crafted" -- Salon.

Time Date
10:15P THU MAR 22
3:00A FRI MAR 23
8:15P FRI MAR 30
2:20A SAT MAR 31

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photos: Leila George

( L to R ) Gracie Otto and Leila George
The Telegraph, 3.4.12: Vincent's daughter Leila at HP and GQ Envy Spectre launch in Sydney Australia.

Leila George
The Australian-born, English-raised daughter of actor Greta Scaachi and Law & Order star Vincent D'Onofrio heads to New York in May to try her hand at acting, having studied filmmaking in Sydney in 2011. Mum and Dad are, she says, "really excited".

Monday, March 12, 2012

Heroes Health Project update

Toni (@tonikj) has confirmed that Vincent will be in Utah on May 17 for the Heroes Health Project at an event dinner at Rib City Grill.

Toni and Vincent at 2009 Fundraiser.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Movie Review: 'Sinister'

Fearnet, 3.11.12
by Scott Weinberg

A new horror flick that somehow finds a way to make even the oldest ides fresh again is, most likely, a pretty solid horror flick -- and when you're talking about scary movies that are best described as "haunted house stories," you damn well better find a new angle. Who the hell needs yet another generic haunted house story? Recent offerings like Paranormal Activity and Insidious have found several ways to make haunted houses seem fresh and novel again, and now the producers of those films are back with yet another low-budget, high-concept example of how, in the horror biz, sometimes the oldest ideas are the coolest ones.

Co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), the surprisingly low-key and admirably intense Sinister is just a bad-ass little horror flick. It's not a fast-paced powerhouse action-fest, nor is it a dry and dreary exercise in creaking doors and rattled minds. It's just a slick and smart little campfire story, cleverly conceived, handsomely presented, and quietly creepy. (Derrickson's co-writer on Sinister is C. Robert Cargill, a guy I've known for years, and a guy who knows his horror.) What I like most about Sinister is that the producers probably could have made it for half the cost; it's a movie that offers creepy ideas in quiet ways, and is not interested in explosions, geysers of gore, or a big third act mayhem crescendo. It's just old-school creepy.

Ethan Hawke (really strong here) plays a "true crime" author who has dragged his wife and two young children to the site of a horrific quadruple murder. Yes, the author actually buys the house where four people were killed so he can write a book about the killings. Oh, and he hasn't told his wife about the house's disturbing history. And that's not the last mistake that the desperate but well-meaning Ellison will make regarding his new home. Toss in a local sheriff who detests the author for his own reasons, a slow-witted deputy who might not be so clueless, and a helpful yet weird college professor who deals with the occult, and you're already halfway to a creepy movie.

Ah, but there's also the mysterious box of film reels that Ellison finds in his attic. He moved into this house to get to the truth of the murders -- and now, as he spins all five reels of horrific carnage -- he's about to get a lot more truth than he expected. Turns out there's more going on than just one murdered family, and it's not pretty.

Impressive in its restraint at its quieter moments, and powerfully disturbing at its nastiest, Sinister is a framework that's old, a concept that's new, and a darkly entertaining terror tale on the whole. Hawke's strong performance sells the "otherworldly" material as a strong counterweight, and the lovely Juliet Rylance has some great moments of her own. Character actors like Fred Dalton Thompson (as the sheriff) and Vincent D'Onofrio (as the professor) add some color to the procedural moments, but it's Hawke's movie, truth be told.

Impressively shot with dark shadows and moody lighting by Chris Norr and set to a strange but effective score by Christopher Young, Sinister may not be the kind of movie to spawn another Saw or Paranormal Activity franchise, but that hardly matters to passionate horror fans. One wonders if a smart and generally quiet horror movie will find an audience these days, but if advertising can trick people into paying money for crap like The Devil Inside, it should be able to do so for quality like Sinister. This is simply a cool new idea wedged into a familiar setting, and the result is a slightly sedate but consistently creepy little horror flick that has a few new wrinkles to offer, and it does so in cool and confident fashion. I believe I already mentioned "creepy."

SXSW REVIEW: 'Sinister' Is a Familiar Haunted House Movie, But That's What Makes It Work

Indiewire, 3.11.12
by Eric Kohn

A dark and stormy horror movie of the Stephen King variety, "Sinister" steps carefully through familiar territory. Anchored by a moody Ethan Hawke performance and classically unsettling scare tactics, this icy supernatural thriller from director Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") and co-written by Ain't It Cool News contributor C. Robert Cargill (aka "Massawyrm") delivers on the promise of its title by boiling down its appeal to pure atmosphere.

The movie makes up for uneven dialogue and pacing issues through sheer horrific imagery, starting with the first shot, a grainy Super-8 of a family hanging from a tree playing in reverse. That's one of several morbid death scenes discovered by true crime novelist Ellison (Hawke), a man on a vain mission to regain his popularity 10 years after his last hit.

Uprooting his family for the umpteenth time to a small town where mysterious murders have taken place, Ellison moves his brood to the exact spot of the aforementioned family slaughter. He wants answers so badly that he even lies to his concerned wife (Juliet Rylance) about the nature of his motives; exactly the kind of misdeed that this sort of formulaic exercise establishes so there's just reason to punish its misguided anti-hero.

Although the dyspeptic local sheriff drops by to offer his disdain for Hawke's depiction of the police force, "Sinister" remains almost exclusively within the confines of the writer's new home. Armed with a boxful of Super 8 movies detailing brutal murders seemingly connected to the one that brought him this far, Ellison spends late nights playing the material on loop until he starts to see a ghastly figure in the background. And is it staring back at him?

It's here that "Sinister" resorts to drab scenes of Ellison roaming the abode after dark searching for the sources of bumps in the night. Every time it starts to sag, however, Derrickson injects a fresh scare, owing much to the unexplored terrain of a child with night terrors. That would be Trevor (Michael Hall D'Addario), Ellison's adolescent son, whose creepy somnambulistic tendencies find him popping up in dark places each time Ellison thinks he's about to discover something else -- until, of course, he discovers something else.

Derrickson leads his lambs to slaughter with ample skill, if not innovation. Relying too often on things that go bump in the night, "Sinister" has its fair share of clunky moments, particularly in its depiction of the marital drama used to flesh out the toll that Ellison's careerist obsession has caused. ("This could be my 'In Cold Blood'!" he barks at her when she complains.) With a standard shrieking score and the usual jumps, "Sinister" sometimes plays like a cheap, unimaginative formulaic indulgence. Outsourcing the explanation for everything to a bland professorial type (Vincent D'Onofrio), the movie lacks the ambition to tell a unique story.

But the scaled down nature of the production is impressively old school. (Producer Val Lewton, who invented this game in the forties with low budget studio efforts like "Cat People," would have loved it.) The ghostly visuals creeping into the plot retain an especially chilling value for the lack of information accompanying them, and the supernatural figures are among the scariest to appear in an American horror movie since "The Grudge."

Derrickson uses shadows and hyperbolic flashes of lightening with a powerful command over their implications. "You can never explain something like this," the sheriff warns Ellis, and he's exactly right: Menacing forces don't need a raison d'être in order to legitimize their menacing qualities. Concluding the experience with a frightening climax that neatly caps the morbid feel, "Sinister" doesn't break any rules, but excels at following the spookiest of them.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Law and Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 on DVD!

Law and Order: Criminal Intent Season 7 is now available for pre-order from Amazon. Release date June 26, 2012

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Friday, March 9, 2012

'Sinister' Getting Sneak Screening in Austin

Hollywood Reporter, 3.9.12

SXSW: Ethan Hawke Horror Film 'Sinister' Getting Sneak Screening in Austin

The creeper from "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" writer-director Scott Derrickson will get a late-night slot Saturday.

Mystery solved: Scott Derrickson and Jason Blum's found-footage flick Sinister will turn up in the "super secret screening" slot at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the Alamo Lamar B. Although the Summit creeper doesn't hit theaters until October, the studio and filmmakers clearly are looking to generate some buzz out of Austin for a film that many genre fans are greatly anticipating.

Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote The Exorcism of Emily Rose, directed Sinister and co-wrote it with C. Robert Cargill. Blum and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, who were behind last year's super-successful FilmDistrict release Insidious, produced Sinister, which shot in the fall.

Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio star in the story of a crime novelist looking into the murders of a family that took place in his new home only to discover that the investigation puts his own family in jeopardy. As part of the SXSW fest's strong Midnighters program, Sinister should draw an eager crowd Saturday.

Derrickson hasn't been behind the camera since he directed The Day the Earth Stood Still for Fox in 2008. Blum most recently produced Paranormal Activity 3, which grossed $206 million worldwide last year. Kavanaugh-Jones also produced The Babymakers, which is playing in the Narrative Spotlight section of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival this week.

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Acting Lessons with Vincent D’Onofrio

Learn from the Best with Acting Lessons from Vincent D’Onofrio, in support of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor". In fact, upon accepting her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain, Renee Zellweger thanked Vincent "for teaching her how to act."

Now hone your acting skills with this highly-regarded professional with a series of three acting lessons in New York City. These lessons will take place once a week over the course of three consecutive weeks at a location and time to be determined.

The wide variety of roles Vincent D'Onofrio has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre. His debut on stage was in 1984 in the Broadway play Open Admissions, followed by work in numerous other stage plays. As a film actor, D'Onofrio's career break came when he played a mentally unbalanced recruit in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by the renowned Stanley Kubrick. For this role D'Onofrio gained nearly 70 pounds. He had a major role in Dying Young (1991), and appeared prominently in the box-office smash Men in Black (1997) as the bad guy (Edgar "The Bug").

Other films of note in which he has appeared are Mystic Pizza (1988), JFK (1991), The Player (1992), Ed Wood (1994), The Cell (2000) and The Break-Up (2006). In 1996 D'Onofrio garnered critical acclaim along with co-star Renée Zellweger for The Whole Wide World (1996), which he helped produce. He also made a guest appearance in the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) in a 1997 episode, where he played an accident victim who could not be rescued and was destined to die. For this performance he won an Emmy nomination. In 2000 he both produced and starred in Steal This Movie (2000), a biopic of radical leader Abbie Hoffman.

In 2001 D'Onofrio took the role which has likely given him his greatest public recognition: Det. Robert Goren, the lead character in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). Most recently, D'Onofrio acted in the Academy Award winning live action short film The New Tenants(2010) and also directed his first ever feature, a horror musical entitled Don’t Go In The Woods.

The proceeds for this item benefit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Terms: Lessons will take place once a week for three consecutive weeks at a mutually agreed upon date and location in New York City. Valid for one year from the close of auction. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Adults only please.

Donated by: Vincent D'Onofrio

Monday, March 5, 2012

Working with the Director

Vincent D’Onofrio’s Acting for Film and TV class at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.

Vincent D’Onofrio surrounded by NYU Tisch Drama Students in his Acting for Film and TV class at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

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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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