Samuel Goldwyn has snapped up rights to Better Living Through Chemistry, the dark comedy starring Sam Rockwell and helmed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier. Rockwell plays a small town pharmacist whose quiet life is turned upside down when he embarks on a drug and alcohol-fueled affair with a customer (Olivia Wilde). Michelle Monaghan, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Schwartz, Ken Howard, Ray Liotta, and Jane Fonda also star in the pic which marks the directorial debuts of Moore and Posamentier, directing from their own script. Samuel Goldwyn is plotting a spring theatrical release and Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle home entertainment distribution. Universal Pictures International Entertainment will distribute ancillary in the UK, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, South America, and select Eastern European and Asian territories. Better Living Through Chemistry is produced by Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter. Keith Calder, Anders Erden, Graeme Law, Peter Nichols, David Posamentier, Tim Smith and Paul Brett are executive producers. Paul Davis is co-producer and Richard Naing and Kate Sharp are associate producers on the Occupant Entertainment pic. Will Machin negotiated the deal for Metro International with ICM.
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It has been announced that Olivia Wilde will appear in an episode of the second season of the NBC game show “Hollywood Game Night”. The show returns with new episodes on January 20, 2014.
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With stories of natural disasters, acts of violence, and political corruption flooding news outlets every day, it’s easy to think that society is falling apart. In fact, cultural theorist George Gerbner coined the term “mean world syndrome” to describe the phenomenon of people perceiving the world as more violent and dangerous than it really is because of the news. While many people simply sit back and shake their heads when they read about these events, actress and political activist Olivia Wilde thinks people should be doing something about them.
The 29-year-old “TRON” and “House M.D.” star founded RYOT.org to help readers get involved in the news. Wilde, the daughter of two journalists, launched her cutting-edge news outlet with the intention of providing both information on important global stories and causes, and the means to contribute directly to helping them.
“RYOT is a chance for people to read the news and then participate in it, to approach news actively instead of passively,” said Wilde in an AOL “Acting Disruptive” video. “We create ways that you can immediately participate in some way to help the situation.”
According to the RYOT website’s About page, the name RYOT is not an acronym, but comes from the Hindi word for “peasant,” an untouchable person without a voice, as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” The philosophy behind the organization is that anyone can make an impact, no matter who they are, through productive, organized effort rather than succumbing to chaos.
Wilde told AOL host Max Lugavere that RYOT allows readers to understand their responsibility as citizens. An “action” box accompanies each article published on the site, giving anyone the opportunity to make a positive impact on the issue at hand. Some stories link to donation pages, while others allow readers to sign a petition or simply share the article on social media to raise awareness. Wilde believes that this new model of journalism will particularly appeal to millennials.
“I think you see a lot of people of our generation finding interesting ways of approaching the world of philanthropy,” she said. “Technology has changed the way we approach entertainment in all ways. It’s become much more interactive. It was only a matter of time before the news did the same.”
Learn more about RYOT, Wilde’s recent trip to Senegal to work with health care agencies and her insights into social responsibility in this edition of “Acting Disruptive.”
Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies), Adele Excharpoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight), Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha), David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) join THR’s awards analyst Scott Feinberg at The Warwick in Hollywood to discuss their award-worthy movies.
An offer has been made to Olivia Wilde to star alongside Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy WONDERFUL TONIGHT.
The film centers on an affluent bachelor (naturally played by Dempsey) who tries to rekindle a romance with the mother of his child, whom he had a one-night stand with two years earlier. If she takes the role, Wilde would play Claire Frost, Dempsey’s baby momma and an attractive, mid-twenties nurse. Amanda Seyfried was attached to star late last year, but no mention had been made on the exact specifics of her role. However, an offer out to Wilde could very likely mean that Seyfried has dropped out of the role of Claire.
Liz Glotzer, Susan Arnold and Donna Roth are producing. Christine Jeffs is directing from a script by J Mills Goodloe.
Wilde has previously starred in “Butter”, “Drinking Buddies” and “Rush”, as well as in the hit medical series “House” and teen drama “The O.C.” She will next be seen in Spike Jonze’s “Her”, which has been receiving excellent early reviews from critics.
She is repped by WME.
Olivia Wilde is hosting a fundraiser and contest at crowdrise.com/oliviaholiday to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice.
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Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover and inside the December 2013 issue of “Cosmopolitan” magazine in Singapore! Check out her cover image below…
Olivia Wilde is featured in the newest “Beauty Issue” of “The Hollywood Reporter” magazine. She is profiled along with her makeup artist Melanie Inglessis and hairstylist Mara Roszak. Check out a video from their photo shoot below.