Film: 2010: "The Good Guy"
The Good Guy
In Theatres February 19, 2010
Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth (Alexis Bledel) wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. In the new romantic dramedy THE GOOD GUY, Beth falls hard for Tommy (Scott Porter), a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel (Bryan Greenberg). Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street - high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle.
|Julio DePietro (WRITER/DIRECTOR) was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Peace Corps volunteer parents and lived in Mexico City before his family settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After studying political philosophy at Harvard University, he took a job at a small, unknown investment firm in Chicago to pay off his student loans, and resigned six years ago to focus on writing and film.
The first two films he executive produced have won major festival awards: Manda Bala won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007, and Disgrace starring John Malkovich took the International Critics Prize at Toronto in September 2008. The Good Guy is his writing and directing debut.
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Bryan Greenberg as Daniel and Scott Porter as Tommy in THE GOOD GUY, written and directed by Julio DePietro. Photo Credit: Walter Thomson
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Meet the Cast of The Good Guy
Alexis Bledel (BETH)
Photo left: Alexis Bledel as Beth in THE GOOD GUY, written and directed by Julio Depietro. Photo Credit: Walter Thomson
Alexis Bledel is a versatile actress in both film and television. Next, Bledel will star in the upcoming film Post-Grad for Fox Searchlight, which will be released Summer 2009. She will also guest star as "Dr. Julia Wise" in the highly anticipated two-hour season finale of the NBC hit series "ER."
Alexis made her television debut in the critically acclaimed series "Gilmore Girls." For seven successful seasons, Alexis starred as Rory Gilmore, the teenage daughter in this dramedy about a close-knit relationship between a single mother and a savvy daughter. Alexis' portrayal of Rory Gilmore earned her the 2005 and 2006 "Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress in a Comedy" and the 2002 "Family Friendly Forum Award for Best Actress in a Drama". Named by the Television Critics Association as 2001's "Outstanding New Program," "Gilmore Girls" also starred Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, and Ed Herrmann.
Recently, Alexis reprised her role as Lena in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, an adaptation of the best-selling novel. The coming of age story also stars Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively and America Ferrera.
Alexis made her feature film debut in 2002 in Disney's Tuck Everlasting, which is based on the acclaimed novel by Natalie Babbitt. Alexis stars as Winnie Foster, a free-spirited teen trapped in a repressed Victorian household who meets up with the mysterious Tuck Family. Tuck Everlasting also stars Ben Kingsley, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, and Jonathan Jackson. Alexis was also part of the ensemble cast of the Robert Rodriguez film Sin City with Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson, and Brittany Murphy.
Bledel's other films include Bride and Prejudice, an Indian musical version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), the independent films Orphan King and I Am Reed Fish opposite Jay Baruchel.
Alexis began her acting career appearing in community theater in her hometown of Houston, Texas. She also modeled in New York during her school breaks. Before winning the role of Rory Gilmore, Alexis attended NYU Film School to study writing and directing.
Scott Porter (TOMMY)
Scott Porter recently wrapped production on Lasse Hallstrom's Dear John, opposite Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, as well as on The Good Guy, an independent drama starring Alexis Bledel, Bryan Greenberg and Aaron Yoo. He will next appear opposite Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens in Bandslam, directed by Todd Graff (Camp), which will hit theaters August 2009.
Porter is perhaps best known for his critically-acclaimed performance on the beloved NBC drama "Friday Night Lights," on which he stars as the fallen quarterback, Jason Street.
Among his recent feature films are Andy and Larry Wachowski's live-action Speed Racer, in which Porter portrayed Rex Racer, and Prom Night, opposite Brittany Snow. His other film credits include Music And Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, and the independent feature Descent, starring Rosario Dawson.
After moving to New York City in 2005, Porter starred in two off-Broadway productions: Altar Boyz as Matthew (Drama League Ensemble Cast Nominee) and the award-winning Toxic Audio (Drama Desk Award, Most Unique Theatrical Experience).
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he considers that city and Orlando, as his homes.
Bryan Greenberg (DANIEL)
On screen, Greenberg most recently starred in BRIDE WARS directed by Gary Winick and starring alongside Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway for Fox. Prior to that Bryan starred in NOBEL SON opposite Alan Rickman, Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman and Mary Steenburgen. Additionally, Bryan starred in Ben Younger's PRIME opposite Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Bryan's past feature credits include starring in Brian Robbins' THE PERFECT SCORE with Erika Christensen, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
On television, Bryan starred in the ABC drama "October Road" from Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg and Andre Nemec. Bryan is well known for his role on HBO's acclaimed series, "Unscripted." From Grant Heslov and George Clooney's Section Eight production company. Currently Bryan is prepping to star in the new HBO Series "How to Make It In America" from the creative team behind "Entourage." Series shoots in NY this summer.
In addition to acting, Bryan is an accomplished singer, song writer and musician. Bryan's songs have been placed on "Unscripted," "Nobel Son," and "October Road." Additionally, he performed two original songs, as well as a cover song in tribute to the recently deceased indie musician Elliot Smith on "One Tree Hill."
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Greenberg discovered acting at an early age, pursuing it as he earned his B.F.A. at New York University. He starred in several theater productions at NYU, including "Romeo and Juliet," and has performed with the prestigious Experimental Theater Workshop, the Atlantic Theater Company and the Amsterdam Experimental Workshop.
Anna Chlumsky (LISA)
Anna Chlumsky's New York stage credits include: Unconditional (LAByrinth Theater Company), The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (DR2), Darwin in Malibu (Bay Street Theatre), The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival), Balm in Gilead (Barefoot Theater Company), Half Life (Flea Theater/Fringe Festival), Iphigeneia at Aulis (TimeSpace Productions), Measure for Measure (Astoria Performing Arts Center), No Alarms: Headfullofradio (Veritas Productions), and The Trojan Women (Veritas Productions). Television: "House Rules" (CBS pilot), "30 Rock", "Law & Order," "Eight Days a Week (CW pilot)," and the upcoming Cupid on ABC. Film: My Girl 1 & 2, Gold Diggers, A Child's Wish, A Miracle in the Woods, Blood Car; the Glamour Reel Short, Wait; the upcoming My Sweet Misery, Eavesdrop, The Good Guy (TriBeCa 2009) and In The Loop (Sundance 2009, TriBeCa 2009).
Aaron Yoo (STEVE-O)
The past two years have proven to be a very busy time for Mr. Yoo. He will next be seen opposite Gerard Butler in Game for Lion's Gate. Most recently he starred in Friday the 13th and opposite Michael Cera in Sony/Mandate's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Other upcoming films include the indies The Good Guy (which will premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival) and Labor Pains opposite Lindsay Lohan. The craziness started in April of 2007 when Yoo starred opposite Shia LaBeouf in the hit film Disturbia for Dreamworks. The film remained in the number one spot at the box office for three consecutive weeks, which is a rare feat. Later in 2007 he played the lead character in the World War II drama concerning the Japanese internment camps in American Pastime. After receiving accolades at the Sundance Film Festival, Rocket Science hit theatres in August of that same year. While at Sundance with Rocket Science, Yoo landed a lead role opposite Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey in his second box office topping movie, 21,which is based on the best selling book "Bringing Down the House". The Wackness, starring Sir Ben Kingsley, premiered in Sundance 08 and won the Dramatic Audience Award. It hit theatres in July of 2008.
Yoo's guest-appearances on television include "ER", "Law & Order: SVU," "Love Monkey", and "Ed". He also had a recurring role on the Tom Fontana created series, "The Bedford Diaries."
Yoo's career began Off-Broadway where he starred in U.S. and world premiere productions including Where Do We Live at the Vineyard Theatre, wAve and Savage Acts for the Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Cellophane at the Flea Theatre, and the National Asian-American Theatre Co.'s Fuenteovejuna. Other NYC credits include The Gifted Program at the LAByrinth and Karaoke Stories for the Imua! Theatre Company.
Born in Dallas and raised in East Brunswick, NJ, Yoo earned a BA in Theatre from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a soccer fiend and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Andrew McCarthy (CASH)
At the age of 19, Andrew McCarthy made his screen debut starring in the feature film Class, paving the way for him to be appearing in more than 30 feature films, numerous television shows and more than two dozen live theater productions.
Andrew is currently filming the feature film, Main Street starring opposite Orlando Bloom and Colin Firth. Main Street, directed by John Doyle is about a small town with a diverse group of residents.
He will soon be seen in the CW's "Gossip Girl" spin-off, playing Lily Rhodes' father, Rick, a music company exec., starring alongside Brittney Snow and Krysten Ritter, and in the upcoming film Camp Hope.
Andrew most recently co-starred in the NBC series "Lipstick Jungle" as the billionaire Joe Bennett, alongside Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price. He was also recently seen in Paramount's fantasy adventure The Spiderwick Chronicles.
The last several years have seen McCarthy branch into directing and writing. His short film "News for the Church" won numerous awards as well as being screened in more than forty film festivals worldwide before airing on the Sundance Channel. As well as directing episodes of "Lipstick Jungle," Andrew most recently directed last season's acclaimed production of Neil Labute's "The Great War" off-Broadway, (his third collaboration with Labute).
As a writer, Andrew is a Contributing Editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine. His writing has also appeared in Slate.com, Travel+Leisure and National Geographic Adventure.
It was during the 1980's that McCarthy gained recognition in Hollywood when he starred in such iconic films as St Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, as well as the cult favorites Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's and Less than Zero. The 90's saw him work with such esteemed directors as Claude Chabrol and John Frankenheimer and in films as varied as The Joy Luck Club, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and Mulholland Falls among others.
Andrew made his New York debut in 1985. He has starred on Broadway in The Boys of Winter, and in the Tony Award winning play, Sideman. He has appeared in the works of Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote and John Patrick Shanley, with his most recent New York appearance in Neil Labute's Fat Pig.
Andrew Stewart-Jones (SHAKESPEARE)
Brought up in the UK, Andrew Stewart-Jones came to acting later in life after working in the world of fashion as a stylist and designer. He currently lives with his wife and young son in Connecticut. Stewart-Jones' credits include "30 Rock", "Law & Order," The Girl in the Park with Kate Bosworth, "Castle," "Third Watch" and recurring roles on "Gossip Girl", and "Sex & the City".
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