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Ben Foster Reteams with Cassavetes, adds Sienna Miller, Lucy Punch, Melanie Griffith and Mom

Mentioned very briefly only two weeks back, we have some major casting news that was announced late yesterday. Nick Cassavetes’ will be counting on some familiar faces, casting his mother (Gena Rowlands) and Ben Foster and will most likely throw this trio (Sienna Miller, Lucy Punch, Melanie Griffith) under the bus in Yellow.

Mentioned very briefly only two weeks back, we have some major casting news that was announced late yesterday. Nick Cassavetes’ will be counting on some familiar faces, casting his mother (Gena Rowlands) and Ben Foster and will most likely throw this trio (Sienna Miller, Lucy Punch, Melanie Griffith) under the bus in Yellow – which has been described as a tale about a “young woman whose drug habit isn’t the worst of her problems.” Her he is below with Heather Wahlquist who co-wrote the screenplay with her hubby Nick.

I’m not sure about you guys, but after having seen Foster’s chest pounding villian in Alpha Dog, I’m almost sure that it developed in him being cast in some strong film roles including his first starring role in Oren Moverman’s The Messenger.

Cassavetes Yellow Ben Foster Heather Wahlquist

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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