Christina Hendricks joins Measure of a Man
As much as I love Christina Hendricks on ‘Mad Men’, I’m still not convinced she’s going to be able to break into big screen movies. She’s talented enough and she’s obviously beautiful enough, but she has such a unique look that it’s going to be hard for her to get regular work. If she signs on for your movie, then whenever she’s on screen, she’s going to be the focal point. But she’s still lining up projects, currently filming Ryan Gosling’s HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER and now she has just signed on to star in the adaptation of MEASURE OF A MAN for director Terry Loane. Riley Griffiths (SUPER 8) is set for the lead role.
The official synopsis of ‘One Fat Summer’ by Robert Lipsyte: For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun. While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can’t even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture. This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can’t stop fighting. His best friend, Joanie, goes home to New York City and won’t tell him why. Dr. Kahn, a rich, stingy estate owner who hires him to manage an enormous lawn, is working him to death. And to top it off, a local bully won’t stop torturing him. Bobby is about to find out just how terrifying and exhilarating one fat summer can be.