Thursday, April 18, 2024

Exclusive: “70s Show” Star Topher Grace Producing, Starring in Low Budget Film Musical


Topher Grace is a puzzlement. Maybe he made a lot of money from “That 70s Show” on Fox; it was a long run. He does take odd projects now. His new one seems to be starring in and executive producing a low budget ($2 mil) musical for film.

The movie is called “One Shot,” and it’s set, I am told, to begin shooting in late November in Mexico City. Topher plays a failed Broadway star who now stage manages shows. His former girlfriend is the star of his new show, and he wants to get back with her. Many musical numbers, fantasy and real, take place. Greg Kinnear makes a cameo appearance.

An outfit called Dark Factory is the producer. Isaac Lentz, who comes from music videos and commercials, is the director. No one involved has anything to do with Broadway.

Hey. bueno suerte! Break a leg!

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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