Kyra Sedgwick is going back to school.
The Emmy Award-winning actress will be starring in John Patrick Shanley’s new play “The Danish Widow” on the campus of Vassar College this summer.
“The Closer” star will play an insurance investigator in Shanley’s play, which will run from July 16 to July 27. It will also star Broadway veterans Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras.
The Powerhouse Theater program at Vassar attracts writers, directors and actors eager to develop new works 70 miles north of Manhattan. The collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar is celebrating its 30th year.
The season also includes Richard Greenberg’s “The Babylon Line,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Ripcord” and a large-scale dance ensemble performing “In Your Arms.”
Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to drama-comedy “Reach Me,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connelly, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, Danny Aiello and Tom Berenger.
Producers are Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, Buddy Patrick and John Herzfeld, who directed from his own script. The film will be released in select cities and on demand on Oct. 24.
The movie explores the results of a self-published motivational book by a reclusive author (Berenger) on a tabloid journalist (Connolly), his editor (Stallone), an arsonist ex-con (Sedgwick), a gunfighter cop (Jane), an alcoholic priest (Aiello) and a dimwitted gangster.
The movie also stars Lauren Cohan, Nelly, Omari Hardwick, David O’Hara, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Sizemore, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Trejo and Kelsey Grammer.
Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with Cassian Elwes on behalf of the filmmakers.
Red Granite International is handling international sales at Cannes.
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