The Tall Man

The Tall Man (2012)

Opened: 08/31/2012 Limited

Limited08/31/2012
NoHo 708/31/2012 - 09/06/20127 days
DVD09/25/2012

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Genre: Mystery

Rated: R for for violence and terror, and for language.

Synopsis

In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace -- abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical...until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent's darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller from acclaimed director Pascal Laugier ("Martyrs") called THE TALL MAN.

Biographies

Jessica Biel (Julia Denning)

Jessica Biel has become one of Hollywood's most coveted leading women. Jessica marked her big screen debut in 1997 in the critically acclaimed ULEE'S GOLD, starring Oscar nominee Peter Fonda. After her initial success in 7th HEAVEN (one of the longest running family dramas in US television history), she has since starred in such diverse hits as the star studded film, NEW YEAR'S EVE, the Adam Sandler comedy, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY and the action-adventure film, THE A-TEAM.

Jessica was most noted for her critically acclaimed performance in film THE ILLUSIONIST alongside Oscar nominated actors Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. Biel received numerous awards including Hollywood Life's Annual "Breakthrough Award", the "Shining Star Award" at both the Giffoni Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival, as well as the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Most recently, Jessica wrapped filming Len Wiseman's version of TOTAL RECALL in which she will star along with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston. The film is slated to be released on August 3, 2012.

As a child, Jessica initially pursued a career as a vocalist, performing in musical theatre. Starting at age nine, she starred in productions such as Annie, The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast. A natural beauty, she soon turned to modeling and commercial work by competing in The International Modeling and Talent Association's Annual Conference in 1994.

She then went on to appear in such films as Disney's, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS with Jonathan Taylor Thomas; Warner Bros.' romantic comedy, SUMMER CATCH, co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr.; THE RULES OF ATTRACTION, for director Roger Avary; New Line's hit remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; and New Line's, BLADE: TRINITY with Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson and Ryan Reynolds; Cameron Crowe's ELIZABETHTOWN, with Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon; and STEALTH, starring alongside Josh Lucas and Jamie Foxx.

Jessica has become involved in such charities as Serving Those Who Serve, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and PETA. She was recently honored with the "National Impact Award" at the 2008 Heart of Los Angeles Gala and previously honored with the "Young Philanthropist of the Year" Award at the 2006 Golden Karma Awards for her charitable work. Jessica's hobbies include ballet, soccer, running, yoga and hiking with her dog, Tina.

Jodelle Ferland (Jenny)

Jodelle Ferland's blossoming career spans well over a decade. Her resume now includes over 50 film and television credits.

In 1998, at the age of four, Jodelle's first leading role in MERMAID earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special and won her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Movie. In 2004 she was nominated for a Leo Award for her guest performance in the television series THE COLLECTOR, as well as several more Young Artist Awards from 2003 to 2005 for various performances. Jodelle earned Genie and Saturn Award nominations in 2007 for her starring role in TIDELAND, directed by Terry Gilliam. In 2008, her leading role opposite Sissy Spacek in the Hallmark feature PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS earned her a Camie Award.

Well known for starring in the film SILENT HILL, her recently released feature films include CASE 39 with Renee Zellweger, WONDERFUL WORLD, opposite Matthew Broderick and, most notably, the third installment of the TWILIGHT series, ECLIPSE, alongside Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Besides THE TALL MAN, this busy actress has several films that have yet to appear on the big screens, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's CABIN IN THE WOODS, and MIGHTY FINE in which she shares the screen with Chazz Palminteri and Andie MacDowell.

When not working on feature films, Jodelle keeps herself busy guest starring on series and lending her voice to the world of animation.

Stephen McHattie (Lt. Dodd)

tephen McHattie, a veteran of over 50 films and over 100 television projects, was most recently seen in Tarsem Singh's IMMORTALS and Warner Brothers' THE WATCHMEN, which reunited him with Zack Snyder (who directed him in the international blockbuster, 300).

Other films credits include POOR BOY'S GAME with Danny Glover and THE TIME KEEPER, opposite Roy Dupuis, for which Stephen received a Jutra nomination. Stephen also starred as the inquisitor in Darren Aronofsky's THE FOUNTAIN; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, opposite Viggo Mortensen, directed by David Cronenberg; THE LAZARUS CHILD, with Andy Garcia and SECRETARY opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, directed by Steven Shainberg.

In 1995, Stephen received the Gemini Award for Best Actor in a telefilm for LIFE WITH BILLY (CBC). He was a series regular on: COLD SQUAD; EMILY OF NEW MOON (CBC); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and SCENE OF THE CRIME (CBS). Other memorable television performances include: FRINGE; X-FILES; SEINFELD and LAW AND ORDER, as well as telefilms CENTENNIAL and the title role in NBC's JAMES DEAN. He was also nominated for a Gemini for a starring role on the television series MURDOCH MYSTERIES. His latest television ventures include a recurring role on the Syfy series HAVEN and HAPPY TOWN for ABC.

Stephen made his Broadway debut in THE AMERICAN DREAM in 1968 and was a member of the legendary Phoenix Theater as well as the famous Circle in the Square repertory. He received an Obie Award for MENSCH MEIER and the Drama Desk nomination for GHETTO at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Stephen now lives outside Toronto with his wife, actress Lisa Houle, and their children Isobel, Duncan and Tess.

William B. Davis (Sheriff Chestnut)

William B. Davis is best known as 'Cancerman' from THE X-FILES, for which he was proudly voted Television's Favorite Villain (by the readers of US TV Guide) and called 'TV-land's hottest and hippest villain,' by Saturday Night Magazine. His extensive acting and directing career began in Toronto when he was just 11 years old. He later trained in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and worked as a freelance director in British repertory theatres, as well as running the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland. From there, Davis went on to The National Theatre of Great Britain, working with Maggie Smith and Laurence Olivier among others.

In 1965, Davis returned to Canada where he became Artistic Director of The English Acting Program at Canada's National Theatre School and later the founder of Vancouver's, The William Davis Centre. Davis has also appeared in a succession of films opposite stars including Penelope Ann Miller, Martin Sheen, Anne Archer, Margot Kidder, Matthew Perry and Brian Dennehy. On the small screen his recent credits include guest appearances on hit shows including: HUMAN TARGET, CAPRICA and SUPERNATURAL.

Samantha Ferris (Tracy)

Samantha Ferris was born in Vancouver and started her on-camera career as a weather reporter. Her first real acting break came along in the feature film ALONG CAME A SPIDER with Morgan Freeman and Monica Potter for Paramount Pictures.

Samantha is best known for her recurring leading roles in Sci-fi shows such as SUPERNATURAL, V, THE 4400, STARGATE SG-1 and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. However this is just a fraction of her television appearances; some of her favorite guest starring roles include HUMAN TARGET and the acclaimed TV Movie THE RANCH for Showtime.

On the big screen Samantha made a strong impact for her performance in the Sundance Festival hit thriller, GRACE. Other films include: SHATTERED, GRAY MATTERS and ICARUS.

Pascal Laugier (Director)

Pascal Laugier is among the next wave of emerging talent from world cinema. Laugier studied filmmaking at the Ecole Superieure de Realisation Audiovisuelle in Paris. Soon thereafter, he directed several short films and making-of documentaries including Le Pacte des loups -- Les Entrailles de la bete and Le Pacte des loups -- Les Coulisses du tournage (2001). Laugier is recognized internationally for his horror films, including the notable HOUSE OF VOICES (2004) and the genre defying MARTYRS (2008), for which he received the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold. Laugier has a unique voice, whose vision and style defy convention. His work on THE TALL MAN reflects his ability to bring even the most accomplished actors to an even greater performance with his directorial acumen.

 

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