SundanceTV announced today that Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter have joined the cast of One Child, a co-produced, new original scripted mini-series. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) is currently in production in London and Hong Kong and will air in late 2014. One Child crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins, known for her role on acclaimed series Weeds and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will play Katherine and Jim Arthurton, adoptive parents of Mei (Leung). Mei a first-born Chinese girl adopted by English parents who gets called back to Guangzhou when her birth mother desperately seeks her assistance in saving her son. But how far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met? ONE CHILD takes a new look at what it means to be family.
One Child will be executive produced by Hilary Salmon for BBC Productions. The project is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two and is co-produced with SundanceTV and is distributed by BBC Worldwide North America.
Elizabeth Perkins joined a few days ago and made a donation to “Moms Demand Action” (A grassroots organization formed in the wake of the devastating mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary).
Moms Demand Action was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on December 15, 2012, in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to change the game and end the epidemic of gun violence that affects every community.
Join and start making a difference… You can donate here!
•• Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, Elizabeth Perkins has just joined “Building Bridges”, a film based on a true story, so please check out and support it. This is a true passion project. But it takes real money to make a film. Every dollar raised will be put on the screen.
Based on a true story: “Building Bridges” is a unique tale of loss, healing, acceptance and relationships; a meditation on the resilience of the soul.
On December 6, 1996, Ron Moore’s world was shattered. All that he knew, trusted and loved was lost. Flashing back and forth in time, our film unflinchingly recounts the journey Ron is forced to make in the aftermath of this unthinkable tragedy. Anger, bargaining, and depression quickly take up the empty space left inside the home Ron once shared with his wife and family. Ron repeatedly struggles to find the way to bridge the distinguishable gap between remembering and forgetting. If he moves forward, tries to forget and opens his heart again, will he be denying his past, or simply living? And the idea of finding and falling in love for the second time in life is something Ron never thought possible. But love, like life, sometimes has the quiet power of sneaking up and flooring you.
For more information, please visit: www.buildingbridgesthefilm.com
•• Twentieth Century Fox has announced they are going to release a 25th anniversary extended cut of BIG movie on DVD and Blu-Ray this December. The press release is for North American markets only but the studio won’t miss out on a chance to release this in other markets for the festive period. As well as the extended cut with also a bunch of special features, including audio documentaries by producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg and other deleted scenes. Special features listed below.
- Big Extended Cut
- Big Brainstorming Audio Documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
- Deleted Scenes, Including 5 with Intros by Director Penny Marshall
- Big Beginnings
- Chemistry of a Classic
- The Work of Play
- Hollywood Backstories: Big
- Carnival Party Newswrap
The special edition release will hit stores on 10th December in the US.