Film: Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory: The Cast

RYAN REYNOLDS as Frank Allen in Castle Rock Entertainment's and Lone Star Film Group’s "Chaos Theory," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Alan Markfield

RYAN REYNOLDS (Frank Allen) has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men and was recently named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men" of 2007.

Reynolds next stars in the romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe," playing a soon-to-be-divorced father with a questionable past. Opening February 14, the film also stars Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Kline.

In addition, Reynolds has completed work on two more films due out later in 2008: the comedy "Adventureland," in which he stars opposite Kristen Stewart under the direction of Greg Mottola; and the drama "Fireflies in the Garden," with Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss and Emily Watson. The latter will premiere at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and will be released in the spring. Reynolds next begins filming the romantic comedy "The Proposal," in which he stars opposite Sandra Bullock.

Reynolds most recently starred in John August's thriller "The Nines," with Hope Davis, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He also joined the ensemble cast of Joe Carnahan's crime thriller "Smokin'Aces," alongside Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck and Jason Bateman.

In 2005, Reynolds starred in the remake of the horror classic "The Amityville Horror," which opened at number one at the box office, and the romantic comedy "Just Friends."

He was previously seen with Jessica Biel and Wesley Snipes in the final installment of the "Blade" trilogy, "Blade: Trinity," playing the acerbic vampire hunter Hannibal King. Reynolds' break-out film role came in the outrageous campus comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," in which he played the title character.


EMILY MORTIMER as Susan in Castle Rock Entertainment's and Lone Star Film Group’s "Chaos Theory," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Doug Curran

EMILY MORTIMER (Susan Allen) is an award-winning actress who has built an impressive list of film credits. Her break-out role came in the critically acclaimed "Lovely & Amazing," a comic, bittersweet tale of four resilient women. Mortimer's performance brought her praise from critics and audiences and she won a 2003 Independent Spirit Award for her role.

Mortimer most recently starred in the widely acclaimed comedy "Lars and the Real Girl," opposite Ryan Gosling and Patricia Clarkson

Her other recent film credits include Woody Allen's "Match Point," joining a critically acclaimed ensemble cast which included Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Matthew Goode; and the hit comedy "The Pink Panther," playing Inspector Clouseau's secretary Nicole, opposite Steve Martin.

Mortimer's film credits also include such diverse films as Shona Auerbach's "Dear Frankie," earning a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination for her portrayal of an impoverished single mother who has moved to a seaside Scottish town with her deaf child; first-time writer/director David Mackenzie's "Young Adam," opposite Ewan McGregor, for which Mortimer earned a nomination as Best British Actress at the 2004 Empire Awards; and Stephen Fry's directorial debut, "Bright Young Things," leading an ensemble cast.

Over the last year, she has also worked continuously on a wide range of upcoming projects, including Brad Anderson's thriller "Transsiberian," which just premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and also stars Woody Harrelson, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noreiga and Sir Ben Kingsley; David Mamet's "Redbelt," set in the Los Angeles fight world, opening in April 2008; and "The Pink Panther 2," reprising her role opposite Steve Martin.

In addition to her film projects, Mortimer played the recurring role of Phoebe, Alec Baldwin's character's love interest, during the 2006-2007 season of the hit NBC series "30 Rock." She is currently making her off-Broadway debut in acclaimed playwright Jez Butterworth's "Parlour Song."


STUART TOWNSEND as Buddy Endrow and RYAN REYNOLDS as Frank Allen in Castle Rock Entertainment's and Lone Star Film Group’s "Chaos Theory," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

STUART TOWNSEND (Buddy) most recently made his feature film directorial debut with "Battle in Seattle," which he also wrote and produced.

The true-life action drama, starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson and Ray Liotta, premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and will be released in March 2008.

Townsend previously starred in the romantic comedy "The Best Man," with Seth Green and Amy Smart; the drama "Head in the Clouds," opposite Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz; the action fantasy "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman," alongside Sean Connery; the horror thriller "Queen of the Damned"; and the romantic comedy "About Adam," in which he played the title role, opposite Kate Hudson.

His additional film credits include "The Escort," "Wonderland," "Resurrection Man," "Under the Skin," "Shooting Fish" and "Trojan Eddie."

On television, Townsend starred in the title role of the ABC series "The Night Stalker." He also had a memorable guest role on the hit NBC series "Will & Grace."

A Dublin native, Townsend divides his time between Europe and California.


SARAH CHALKE (Paula) has starred for seven seasons as the sexy, ambitious Dr. Elliot Reid on the critically acclaimed NBC series "Scrubs." In 2006, Chalke earned praise for her performance in the Emmy-nominated Lifetime telefilm "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy," based on the memoir by Geralyn Lucas.

On the big screen, she most recently starred in the independent feature "Mama's Boy," with Diane Keaton and Jon Heder. Her film credits also include such independent features as "Cake" and "Alchemy."

In summer 2005, Chalke starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "Create Fate" and completed a successful off-Broadway run of the romantic comedy "Modern Orthodox," under the direction of James Lapine at the Underwood Theater.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Chalke was raised in Vancouver and began appearing in local musical theatre productions at age eight. As a young adult, she became an environmental reporter for the Canadian series "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy." Her big break came in 1993, when she was cast as daughter Becky Conner on the ABC series "Roseanne."

Chalke speaks fluent French and German and, when not working, volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children.


MIKE ERWIN (Ed) previously worked with director Marcos Siega on the feature film "Pretty Persuasion." He was more recently seen in the comedy "Freshman Orientation." His other film credits include "Hulk," directed by Ang Lee, "The New Guy" and "American Pie 2." He will next be seen in the features "Twisted" and "Say Hello to Stan Talmadge," both set for release in 2008.

On television, Erwin appeared in the critically acclaimed series "Jack & Bobby," and was an audience favorite in the role of Colin Hart on the series "Everwood." Additionally, he appeared opposite Marcia Gay Harden in the Lifetime original movie "She's Too Young." His other television credits include guest roles on such series as "CSI: Miami," "Joan of Arcadia," "CSI," "Touched by an Angel," "7th Heaven," "Judging Amy" and "Reba."

Erwin's professional stage credits include productions of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "Henry V," as well as Sam Shepard's "Cowboy Mouth."

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