I, for the life of me, can’t figure out why or how Office Space didn’t instantly make Ron Livingston a star — or, heck, even why a big role on Sex and the City couldn’t chip in — but much of his career in the time since has been comprised of supporting roles in, at best, medium-profile films. Though these later turns are still the kind of solid, reliable work we’d expect, I can’t help but long for a film landscape that gave him so many big parts thrown to so many lesser talents.
It’s a little consolatory, then, to read that Livingston will star alongside the ever-affable Michelle Monaghan in Fort Bliss. Helmed by Claudia Myers, the picture centers on “a female soldier transferred home after a long tour in Afghanistan who struggles to relearn how to feel to rebuild her relationship with her five-year-old son.” Taking into account a) that description and b) Fort Bliss‘ status as a relationship drama, I’d wager Livingston plays some newfound love; that’s just me, though. It could prove to be a huge role or, you know, another supporting turn, but at least there’s some potential in the core logline and onscreen talent. [Variety]
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