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Patrick Wilson replacing Luke Wilson in ‘Barry Munday’?

To be honest I’m losing track on just who is attached to this project – the plug got pulled somewhere in early 06′ and has just now has been resuscitated. According to Variety, Patrick Wilson (who has seen his stock go up significantly since Todd Field’s Little Children and has starring roles in Lakeview Terrace, The Watchmen and Passengers) is probably taking over the lead role that was assigned to Luke Wilson – they both have the same build, so I’d argue that this is indeed the case.

Barry Munday still has Chris D’Arienzo on board to direct his debut (from his own script) with filming to being in April and remain in Los Angeles. The indie pic (2 dollar bet this preems in Sundance of 09′) is based on Frank Turner Hollon’s novel “Life Is a Strange Place”, this is about a womanizer who wakes up sans his “family jewels” after an irate father attacks him with a trumpet. Things go from bad to worse for the title character when he learns that he’s being sued for paternity by a woman he can’t even remember having sex with.

The project is co-financed by Mickey Barold and Stone Douglass’ Stick N Stone Prods. and Matthew Weaver and Scott Prisand’s Corner Store Entertainment. Eric Kopeloff is producing; Marcos Siega and Carl Levin will exec produce.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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