Thursday, October 16, 2014

Film 2 Live

Not only  is Austin's film going to be a part of the Austin Film Festival,

 My film, STROKER, is screening at the . I'm honored to be included. Come see me in Austin, TX this October.  - AUS10

but so is Austin --- live!

 We're very pleased to announce AUSTIN NICHOLS (), our first cast member in ! - AUS10

 Austin will be joining the annual staged script reading that will feature the comedy Flarsky, by Dan Sterling (writer The Office, The Interview) in a live event co-presented by The Black List.

The cast also includes Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), and Austin's former Full Count/Lenexa 10 mile co-star Jason Ritter .

"Flarsky is a romantic comedy about a decent guy, battered by misfortune and his own self-destructive ways, who endeavors to romantically pursue the most powerful woman on earth."

Fred Flarsky is - or was - a progressive opinion columnist at a dying local paper who devoted most of his work to attacking Alistair Wembley, the sinister chairman of a global media conglomerate. Fred is now unemployed, broke, single, getting late into his 30's, and has a worrisome pill and booze habit. He, like the rest of the world, is infatuated with the current United States secretary of state, Charlotte Field. She's gorgeous, charismatic, and far more politically skillful than her embattled, feckless president. 

Fred's lived with his Charlotte Field-infatuation longer than most people. Growing up, Charlotte was his baby-sitter. But that was an eternity ago and they haven't seen each other since Fred was a child. She's since become American royalty, married a high profile senator, and no doubt has forgotten who Fred even is. Between that and the counter-assault team that travels with her, she's pretty much the most inaccessible, unobtainable woman on the planet. The only thing Fred and Charlotte have in common at this point is that they're both enemies of Alistair Wembley.

But Fred's friend, Lance, believes there's hope. Lance is a transcendently optimistic person, but he's also sharp, and he sees a narrow but plausible path to victory for Fred. With a combination of relentless insistence and well-meaning trickery, Lance gets the virtually homeless Fred Flarsky to pursue the married, de facto leader of the free world.

Past readings have included staged presentations of unproduced screenplays such as Vince Gilligan's 2 Face, Shane Black's The Nice Guys, Maggie Carey's The To-Do List, and an unaired episode of David Milch's Luck, written by Eric Roth.


prairiegirl said...

Methodical Muser said...

The Giants are in the World Series again. Three times in the last five years. Just you and me still standing, PG. This should be fun.

Congratulations to the Giants! I really didn't want to play an I-70 World Series. Now if only we could get Tim Linoleum on the mound, that would be awesome.

Go Royals!!!

Methodical Muser said...

I know. I have missed not seeing The Freak. Postseason play and Tim LINCECUM go together like peanut butter and chocolate. The media misses him too. He truly is the most exciting player on that team. Unfortunately, Tim hasn't pitched since September 28th and everyone knows that his performance has been more than a little uneven this year. The highlight being his no hitter in June. But, never say never in baseball. It's a game filled with miracles.

Lincecum: In baseball anything can happen

Methodical Muser said...

Go Giants!!!!

Note the four exclamation points. :-)

prairiegirl said...

Postseason play and Tim LINCECUM go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

That's kind of what I'm worried about. You can't beat experience when it comes to post season play. That's something the Royals don't have - they have quite a few fresh-faced kids. That no-hitter of Timmy's was incredible.

I don't even know when the first game is. I hope they don't go into extra innings - those are killers.

Methodical Muser said...

Tuesday is the first game of Series.

Game 1, Tuesday, October 21, 5:07 PM on FOX (PST)
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

the real m said...

I'm a bit overwhelmend by how much catching up re jake's activities I have to do. Our vacation was wonderful, but came at a time when there is a lot going on with Jake. Still jet lagged and on european time, but I'll get to it shortly. Look forward to reading about all his exploits.

Methodical Muser said...

Welcome back, m. We missed you!

Florida Tom said...

Happy belated birthday Destiny.. I hope you had a good one :-)

Welcome back m. It sounds like you had a great trip.

So the war is on. Gonna get bloody around here :-)

Florida Tom said...

Good to be be back. Colorado and Wyoming are beautiful.. Leadville is a great town. So Old West. I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures.

Good to be back in Florida where winter never comes :-)