Remember when hotshot director Ron Howard was Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, or when Bill Murray was one of Saturday Night Live's Not Ready For Primetime Players? Lots of movie actors got their break on television, and we're saluting that tradition. This week on Trailer Park, we're looking at Graduates of the Small Screen.
Back in 1991 Parker Posey was playing Tess Shelby on the daytime drama As the World Turns, and she also did a made for TV movie that year called First Love, Fatal Love. Now, the always interesting Ms. Posey is starring with Jeff Goldblum in Fay Grim, a sequel to 1997's Henry Fool. Goldblum is a CIA agent who wants a set of notebooks belonging to the husband of Posey's character. The books carry information that may be detrimental to U.S. national security. The trailer shows Posey as a single mom being drawn into a web of international intrigue, and it looks awesome. Perhaps just as intriguing as the film itself is that the movie will be released theatrically and on HDnet Movies on May 18, with the DVD release coming on May 22, which is the following Tuesday. Cinematical's Kim Voynar posted a review of the film here.
Michael Cera has an impressive number of television credits for a guy who's only 18. While it wasn't his first appearance, Cera is probably best known for playing George-Michael Bluth on Arrested Development. Superbad is about a pair of dorky best friends (one played by Cera, the other by Jonah Hill) who will be going their separate ways after graduation, and the scene in which the two drunkenly proclaim their fondness for each other while lying in sleeping bags looks like a Brokeback Mountain joke in the offing. Along the way we see our heroes trying to do what high school guys always try to do in teen comedies: get drunk and get lucky. There are a few laughs here, but the teen sex romp has been done to death, so I'll be skipping this one. Scott Weinberg had this to say about the trailer. Check out the trailer yourself: