June 14, 2006

Seven more slip into film for Anthony Hopkins

By Tatiana Siegel

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John Turturro, Camryn
Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula
Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clark Duncan have
joined the ensemble cast of the Anthony Hopkins-directed indie
film "Slipstream."

Hopkins, Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper,
Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Grazer, Aaron Tucker and Lana Antonova
already have joined the cast.

Written by Hopkins, "Slipstream" is a noir comedy about an
actor and would-be screenwriter who, at the very moment of his
meeting with fate, comes to discover that life is random and
fortune is sightless as he is thrown into a vortex where time,
dreams and reality collide in an increasingly whirling

The story is described as a complex, surreal and dreamlike
tale of one man's journey.

Hopkins, Arroyave and Robert Katz are producing the film,
which also boasts an A-list crew, with Oscar-nominated
cinematographer Dante Spinotti and Oscar-nominated costume
designer Julie Weiss on board.

"With production under way, I'm looking forward to this
journey into independent filmmaking with our wonderful cast and
a very talented and dedicated crew," Hopkins said.

"Slipstream" began production Monday in Los Angeles.
Filming also will take place in the California desert.

Arclight Films is handling international sales.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter