Monday, April 15, 2024

“ER” Star Anthony Edwards to Direct First Feature Film (Exclusive)


EXCLUSIVE: “ER,” the long running TV series, launched a lot of stars including George Clooney and Julianna Margulies. But the glue that held the show together, Anthony Edwards, has kicked back since he was killed off the show many years ago. Now Edwards, who played Mark Green, is going to direct his first feature film.

Edwards has already cast John Corbett and Heather Graham in a low budget indie comedy called “My Dead Boyfriend.” The screenplay is from Billy Morrissette, ex husband of another “ER” star, Maura Tierney. The plot concerns a woman who comes home, and after finding her couch potato boyfriend dead, investigatee who he really was. Apparently, he had quite a nightlife.

Among the producers of “Dead Boyfriend,” is Jen Gatien, daughter of convicted felon New York nightvlub owner Peter Gatien. Gatien was deported to his Canadian homeland several years ago but apparently can visit the U.S. because he’s part Native American. (I am not making this up.) The Corbett character can easily draw on Gatien’s history for inspiration!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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