"NANCY DREW" Movie

The Cast

(Photo left) EMMA ROBERTS as Nancy Drew in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Virtual Studios’ family mystery adventure “Nancy Drew,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon

EMMA ROBERTS (Nancy Drew) has starred for the past three seasons as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon hit comedy series "Unfabulous," a role for which she received two 2004 Young Artist Award nominations, for Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Series and for Best Ensemble, as well as a 2005 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance and a 2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice nomination for Favorite TV Actress. "Unfabulous," which showcases Roberts' talents for comedy and singing, is currently one of the highest rated "tween shows" on television. Its premiere was one of the highest rated for a new show in Nickelodeon's history.

In March of this year, Roberts was named Female Star of Tomorrow at ShoWest. Roberts is also the new face of legendary handbag maker Dooney & Bourke, with a campaign running exclusively in Teen Vogue magazine.

The 16 year old has begun to make her mark in a short period of time. After her very first audition, Roberts booked the role of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz's daughter in "Blow," directed by the late Ted Demme. Soon after, she starred in the Sundance short film "BigLove," directed by Leif Tilden and starring Sam Rockwell. She then went on to play one of the lead roles in the independent feature film "Grand Champion," opposite Joey Lauren Adams and directed by Barry Tubb.

Roberts recently starred in the feature "Aquamarine," directed by Elizabeth Allen and produced by Susan Cartsonis, and based on the Alice Hoffman novel. Her performance earned a 2007 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She has graced the covers of Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Teen Magazine, YM, Sweet Sixteen and Girls' Life, and was profiled in Time, People, The New York Times and LIFE, among others, as the next big Teen Star.

Roberts' next starring role is "Wild Child," from Universal and Working Title Films, in which she plays an out-of-control 16-year-old Malibu princess who is sent to a strict English boarding school by her father and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. "Wild Child" is from the creators of the hits "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Bridget Jones" and "Billy Elliot."


JOSH FLITTER (Corky) recently wrapped production on Ken Kwapis' upcoming romantic comedy "License to Wed," starring with Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski.
Last year, he was seen on the big screen as Stewart in "Big Momma's House 2," starring with Martin Lawrence and Nia Long. In 2005, he starred opposite Shia LaBeouf, playing caddy Eddie Lowery in "The Greatest Game Ever Played," directed by Bill Paxton.

Flitter's other film credits include "Duane Hopwood," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." He can also be heard in the animated film "Air Buddies," as well as the upcoming "Snow Buddies" and "Horton Hears a Who."

On the small screen, Flitter played the title role in "Stephen's Life" and starred on Bravo's "Situation: Comedy," the reality show produced by Sean Hayes, which searched for the next hit sitcom. Other television credits include "Phil of the Future," "All My Children," "Ed," "Prodigy/Bully," "Whoopi," "My Life with Men," "One Life to Live" and "Blue's Clues."

Flitter began acting when he was five years old and appeared in numerous commercials, including an Office Depot spot for which he won a Bobby Award.

(Photo right) MAX THIERIOT as Ned Nickerson in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Virtual Studios’ family mystery adventure “Nancy Drew,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon

MAX THIERIOT (Ned Nickerson) made his feature film debut at age 15 in Bart Freundlich's children's action adventure "Catch That Kid," in 2004.

He next appeared in the hit comedy "The Pacifier," with Vin Diesel, earning a nomination for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Supporting Young Actor.

Thieriot most recently shared the big screen with Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and Bruce Dern in the Polish brothers' family film "The Astronaut Farmer."

He will next be seen in the sci-fi thriller "Jumper," opposite Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson.


RACHAEL LEIGH COOK (Jane Brighton) will soon be seen starring in the baseball saga "The Final Season," opposite Sean Astin, based on the true story of a Norway, Iowa championship baseball team's struggle against insurmountable odds. Also upcoming is the feature comedy Western "All Hat," based on the Brad Smith novel, which centers around the world of Canadian horseracing and co-stars Keith Carradine and Luke Kirby; and the romantic comedy "Blonde Ambition," with Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson.

Cook's memorable and riveting performance in a 1998 anti-heroin "kitchen smashing" public service announcement ("This is your brain...") led to her first starring role in the breakout hit "She's All That," an enchanting teen comedy co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. She next put her comedic ability to work in the title role of aspiring rock star Josie McCoy in "Josie and the Pussycats," alongside Parker Posey and Rosario Dawson.

Cook starred with Hilary Swank and Colin Hanks in the dark comedy "11:14"; alongside Sylvester Stallone in the thriller "Get Carter"; the sci-fi comedy mystery "The Big Empty," opposite Jon Favreau; and the romantic comedy "Blow Dry," with Josh Hartnett. In "Living Out Loud," with Danny DeVito, she played the younger version of Holly Hunter's character and in "The House of Yes" she portrayed a younger version of Parker Posey's character, Jackie-O.

Cook's additional credits include starring roles in "The Hi-Line," featured in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and in the drama "Stateside," opposite Jonathan Tucker. Earlier, she impressed a younger crowd with her role in "The Baby-Sitters Club," and as Becky Thatcher, alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro, in "Tom and Huck." On the small screen, she dazzled in the role of Clara Wheeler for Steven Spielberg and TNT's award-winning mini-series, "Into the West."


TATE DONOVAN (Carson Drew) most recently appeared onscreen in Antoine Fuqua's action drama "Shooter," with Mark Wahlberg, and has written and directed part of the comedy documentary "Fired," based on Anabelle Gurwitch's best-selling book.

Among his feature credits are the acclaimed biopic "Good Night, and Good Luck.," directed by George Clooney, for which he shared a 2006 SAG Award nomination; the comedy "The Pacifier," directed by Adam Shankman; Dominic Sena's thriller "Swordfish"; "Murder at 1600"; "The Only Thrill"; John Madden's "Ethan Frome"; "Inside Monkey Zetterland," for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; "Love Potion #9"; "Space Camp"; Michael Caton-Jones' "Memphis Belle"; and "Clean and Sober," for director Glenn Gordon Caron.

He recently wrapped production as the title character in the biopic "Neal Cassady," and the pilot for an as-yet-untitled FX Network series to co-star Glenn Close and Ted Danson.

Donovan was a regular on the hit Fox series "The O.C.," on which he also served as a director, and NBC's "Trinity." In addition to guest-starring roles on such series as "Friends" and "Ally McBeal," he has appeared in the telefilms "Silver Bells," for Hallmark, "A Case of Deadly Force" and "Into Thin Air," as well as HBO's "Vietnam War Stories," for which he received a CableAce Award nomination.

Donovan recently received a Backstage West Garland Award for his performance in "Rabbit Hole" at the Geffen Theatre. His Broadway stage credits include productions of "Amy's View," with Dame Judi Dench, and "Picnic," with Ashley Judd, as well as the long-running off-Broadway hit "Lobby Hero," by Kenneth Lonergan. Other theatre credits include work at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mark Taper Forum and The Long Wharf Theatre.

Tate regularly competes in triathlons and has won the celebrity division three times at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.


BARRY BOSTWICK's (Dashiel Biedermeyer) career spans all genres and mediums. Among his most recognizable characters are the quintessential all-American guy Brad in cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and Mayor Winston on ABC's "Spin City."

He will next be seen in the feature drama "Evening," among a starring ensemble including Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Vanessa Redgrave.

On television, Bostwick's starring roles in numerous acclaimed telefilms and mini-series include that of George Washington in the Peabody Award-winning CBS mini-series "George Washington" and Lieutenant "Lady" Aster in ABC's "War and Remembrance," for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He also starred in "Moviola," "Deceptions," " A Woman of Substance," "Murder by Natural Causes," "Betrayed by Innocence," "The Chadwicks," "You Can't Take it With You," "Once Upon a Family," "Red Flag," "Uncommon Love," "Body of Evidence," "Addicted to Love," "Parent Trap III," "Hawaiian Holiday," "The Great Air Race," "Captive," "Challenger," and three adaptations of Judith Krantz novels: "I'll Take Manhattan," "Scruples," and "'Til We Meet Again," as well as Danielle Steele's mini-series, "Once in a Lifetime."

Bostwick also starred in the series "Foul Play" and "Dads"; the Lifetime Special "Santa and Me"; "Tales from a Parallel Universe," for The Movie Channel; and was the president in "Men in White," National Lampoon's "Men in Black" spoof for Fox Family Channel.

Additionally, he appeared in several PBS musical specials, including "Broadway Plays Washington," "The Best of Broadway," "In Performance at the White House," "Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall," and an adaptation of the Broadway hit "Working." He hosted the Great American History Quiz on the History Channel, the Disney California Adventure Special and NBC's special celebrating the grand re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, as well as "Saturday Night Live" and "A Capitol Fourth," the PBS Fourth of July Special, live from the steps of the U.S. Capitol for six years in a row. He also danced and sang with Carol Burnett in her special "Men, Movies and Carol."

His recent feature credits include "Skulls III," the indie "Swing," and "101 Dalmatians Part 2." Additional film credits include "Weekend at Bernie's 2," Stanley Donen's "Movie, Movie," "Spy Hard" and "800 Leagues Down the Amazon."

Bostwick made his professional stage debut while a sophomore at San Diego's U.S.I.U. School of Performing Arts in the summer stock production of "Take Her, She's Mine," with Walter Pidgeon. He attended N.Y.U.'s Graduate School of the Arts and made his Broadway debut soon after in a starring role in Sean O'Casey's "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy." He was in the American premiere of Jean Genet's "The Screens," and earned his first Tony Award nomination for his performance as Danny Zuko in "Grease." His second nomination was for his portrayal of Joey in "They Knew What They Wanted," for the Phoenix Theater. Bostwick then won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his characterization of "The Robber Bridegroom," a role he originally created at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He performed in the all-star revival of "She Loves Me" at Town Hall, appeared at Lincoln Center in the New York City Opera Production of "L'Histoire du Soldat" and was the Pirate King in the Joseph Papp productions of "The Pirates of Penzance" in Los Angeles and Toronto. In 1991, he returned to Broadway to star in "Nick & Nora."

Bostwick has worked with many organizations and spoken around the country as a prostate cancer survivor. On behalf of the American Cancer Society he received the Courage Award, presented by President Clinton in recognition of his determination to reach others about the importance of early detection. He is also the recipient of the Gilda Radner Courage Award from the Roswell Institute in Buffalo, New York, where the PSA test was developed, and the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation Award.

Also an accomplished potter, Bostwick's work has been sold and displayed in prominent galleries.

2007 Film Entertainment Magazine / EMOL.org. All rights reserved.

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