Michael Vlamis to make feature directorial debut with ‘Crossword’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Roswell, New Mexico Michael Vlamis is preparing to make his feature directorial debut with Crossworda psychological thriller in which he will star alongside Aurora Perrineau (when they see us), Harvey Guillen (What we do in the shadows), Nick Thune (Love life), Sarah Ramos (winning time), Karan Oberoi (Counterpart), Andoni Gracia (Warner. Bros’ upcoming The flash) and Spencer Waldner (5 years difference).

The independent film, which will begin production this spring, centers on James (Vlamis) and Tessa (Perrineau), a young married couple dealing with the loss of their daughter. As Tessa trudges on, focused on her best-selling series of children’s books inspired by her daughter, James tries to find solace in the daily crossword puzzle. As the crossword puzzle takes on a mind of its own, the seams of the couple’s reality begin to unravel, revealing that death is more than a five-letter word.

Vlamis wrote the script with Kyle Anderson, after seeing his Mac Miller biopic. blue slide park making the 2019 Blacklist. Production company Artists for Artists, recently launched by Kenan Thompson and John Ryan Jr., is acting as a studio on the feature, producing in-house and handling financing and sales. Stephen Mastrocola, Liana Montemayor Rafi Jacobs and Vlamis will also produce, with Thompson, Ryan, Perrineau, Guillén, Alex Chi (blue bayou) and Vlamis’ Roswell co-star Michael Treviño as executive producers.

“I am interested in exploring the guilt and pain that haunted me after a tragic accident I experienced a few years ago,” said Vlamis. “If you don’t try to face your feelings, they will eventually consume you.”

Vlamis plays alien drifter Michael Guerin on The CW’s Roswell, New Mexicowhich returns for its fourth season on June 6. He will also soon be seen in the Sam Hayes comedy-drama. Pools with Mason Gooding and more.

Perrineau will soon be seen in HBO’s fourth season Western worldand has previously appeared in series such as Prodigal son, when they see us Y In the dark. Notable film credits include Truth or Dare, passengers, Jem and the holograms Y Same.

Guillén is best known for his role as Guillermo, Nandor’s (Kavan Novak) familiar, on FX. What we do in the shadows. He has also been seen in series including reacher, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Y the Wizards, among others. His film credits include werewolves inside Y The internship. Other upcoming projects with the actor include Universal Pictures’ Puss in Boots: The Last WishBrandon Dermer’s dramatic comedy I’m totally fineWarner Bros.’ Blue beetle and the Doug Ellin series Ramble.

Thune is an actor and comedian recently seen on HBO Max. Love life. His film credits include Poison, mr roosevelt, Dreamland Y don’t fade.

Ramos can currently be seen on HBO Time to win: The rise of the Lakers dynastyand has also appeared in series such as The case, Midnight, Texas Y Paternity. Notable film credits include the boy downstairs, we don’t belong here Y the end of love.

Oberoi starred alongside Vlamis in Roswell, New Mexico and has also been seen in series including legacies, The flash, Counterpart Y Notorious, among others. She has appeared in the movie side in Mapplethorpe and more.

Grace will soon be seen at Warner Bros.’ movie The flash. Waldner’s credits include the films 5 years difference Y Stuck in the middle.

Thompson and Ryan launched Artists for Artists in December 2021. The company subsequently announced projects with Mike Tyson, as well as actors Gianni Paolo and Michael Rainey Jr., who star together on the Starz series. Power Book II: Ghost.

Vlamis is represented by CAA and Grandview; CAA’s Perrineau and Silver Lining Entertainment; Guillén of Innovative Artists; CAA’s Thune and 3 Arts Entertainment; Bouquets of Echo Lake Entertainment; Oberoi from Innovative Artists and Link Entertainment; Grace from Spellbound Entertainment and Soli e Associati; Anderson for WME; and Artists for Artists by Paradigm.

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