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Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei Leading ‘Why Now’

Posted by , on September 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm 

A one-two acting punch is coming our way with Why Now, a developing comedy which, according to ScreenDaily, has managed to lock both Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei in its starring roles. It’s a bit odd to see the pair converge on a low-budget effort with no other stars and a pair of unknown helmers, those being Ivan Martin and Michael Godere, yet it turns out all four worked together on the creative team’s documentary short, Talkin’ About Daylight.

The experience must have been a positive one, as Rockwell and Tomei will start shooting this “under the radar” (i.e., only $500,000) picture in a couple of months; Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, 10 Years) is co-starring, while Martin and Godere are expected to jump in front of the camera, too. Who is playing who and who will be doing what? It pains me to say that no such information is available.

Though nothing being said is, in fact, a bummer, the mere fact that Why Now could get the attention of these can only force me to think something good has to lie within. Call me overly optimistic or hopelessly naïve, but that’s how I’ll be viewing Martin and Godere‘s picture for the time being.

In the meantime, you can see a promo for the two’s original project:


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