Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
‘Spider-Man’ Gig Is Still Up For Grabs: Six Actors Screentest Including Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland & More ‘Spider-Man’ Gig Is Still Up For Grabs: Six Actors Screentest Including Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland & More Disney Cancels ‘Tron 3’ Following The Disappointment Of ‘Tomorrowland’ Disney Cancels ‘Tron 3’ Following The Disappointment Of ‘Tomorrowland’ Watch: Trailer For Amateur Porn Documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' Produced By Rashida Jones Watch: Trailer For Amateur Porn Documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' Produced By Rashida Jones Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Documentary 'Rubble Kings' About 1970s New York City Gang Culture Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Documentary 'Rubble Kings' About 1970s New York City Gang Culture Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Why Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ Fails To Break The Curse Of Sex On Screen Why Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ Fails To Break The Curse Of Sex On Screen The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Scoot McNairy Joins New Lynn Shelton Pic 'Touchy Feely' With Ellen Page And Rosemarie DeWitt & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 12, 2012 at 12:17PM

A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.
2
Scoot McNairy Ellen Page Rosemarie DeWitt

A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.

Ellen Page, Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais and McNairy have joined "Touchy Feely," the next film from writer/director Lynn Shelton whose latest effort, "Your Sister's Sister," heads into theaters this spring. This is pretty much the first we're hearing about this project and it starts rolling very soon. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be shot using the same organic approach as her last film. We've also learned that Allison Janney and Ron Livingstone are also in talks for roles.

Meanwhile, McNairy will also join DeWitt along with Damon, John Krasinksi, Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook in Gus Van Sant's "The Promised Land." Initially birthed from an idea by Dave Eggers, the story will center on two rival executives, with Damon arriving in a small town and having his life turned upside down. Some recent reports have said the film will involve the issue of fracking in some way, though until there's more concrete confirmation, it's speculation at the moment.

Bonus round: The ever busy McNairy is also producing "Frank and Cindy," a narrative remake of the documentary of the same name, directed by GJ Echternkamp (who also helmed the doc). Starring Michael Peña and Rene Russo (whoa, haven't heard that name in a while), the plot will tell the tale of the director's real-life relationship with his parents, one of whom was a member of OXO, a one hit wonder band from the '80s who scored momentarily on the charts with "Whirly Girl."

And when he's not doing all this, McNairy will be doing press rounds later in the year for his roles in "Argo" and "Cogan's Trade." Damn.

This article is related to: Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lynn Shelton, Touchy Feely, Promised Land, Michael Peña, Rene Russo, Frank And Cindy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates