AFF Script Reading

Would you buy a ticket at your local theater (or rent a DVD, or VOD) to watch a movie called 'The Hand Job'? And no, it's not about life as a hand model or some kind of weird mannequin-related caper film. It's a comedy about a young woman who graduates high school and decides she needs to learn about sexual activities before college, including the one in the title.

'The Hand Job' isn't a movie yet. It currently only exists as a screenplay from writer Maggie Carey ('The Jeannie Tate Show'), unattached to any studio or production company. The screenplay made Franklin Leonard's 2009 "Black List" of top-notch unproduced screenplays, and the Austin Film Festival decided to see what all the fuss was about. The fest held a staged script reading on Sunday, with 15 actors and actresses reading the roles and narration. The talent included Jessica Alba, in Austin to shoot 'Spy Kids 4'; original 'Spy Kids' Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara; 'Saturday Night Live' star Bill Hader (who is also Carey's husband); and Colin Hanks, who was at AFF promoting his film High 'School.'
categories Cinematical, Festivals