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K-11, the directorial debut of Jules Stewart, is due out in the US later this year, and we’ve got an exclusive image for you.
Stewart, previously a script supervisor (and, yes, the mother of Twilight’s Kristen Stewart), makes her writing and directing debut with this one, and the subject matter doesn't exactly flinch from potential controversy.
The film stars Goran Visnjic as a record producer who winds up in prison after a drugs binge. Although he doesn’t end up in a standard cell: he’s put into the ‘K-11 unit’ for gay and transgendered inmates.
The film is fictional, although the K-11 unit does exist in the L.A. County Men’s Jail.
Visnjic has been on a strong run of late, providing solid support in Beginners and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We’re keen to see what he does with another lead role.
Here’s the official synopsis in full:
"K-11 is a riveting drama that deals with the politics of race and gender-identity in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.
"The film follows Raymond Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic), a powerful record producer who wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey (Kate del Castillo), Raymond is truly a fish out of water. Complicating matters are a troubled young transgender named Butterfly (Portia Doubleday), a predatory child molester (Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister) and the ruthless Sheriff’s Deputy, Lt. Johnson (D.B. Sweeney).
"Ray’s struggle to contact the outside world and regain his freedom seems impossible, but he must learn to navigate this new power structure if he is ever going survive and be in control of his life again."
K-11 is expected to open later this year.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo hails the use of English subtitles in the telenovela “La Reina del Sur” (Queen of the South).
“Yes, I like it that mun2 has dared to do something like this because a lot of English-speaking people are eager to know what’s happening on ‘La Reina del Sur” and I think it’s very wise,” the actress told Efe on a visit to Miami.
“La Reina del Sur,” based on the best seller by Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte, portrays the life of Teresa Mendoza (Del Castillo), an innocent young girl who finds herself forced to become a powerful woman able to survive in the dangerous world of drug trafficking.
The telenovela in 63 episodes broke viewership records when originally broadcast on Telemundo in 2011.
Now, mun2, which airs programs in both Spanish and English for a young Latino audience, is broadcasting it from Monday to Friday at 10:00 p.m. with English subtitles.
Del Castillo said she is still crazy about the character she plays, whom she sees as a good example “in many ways.”
“I love it that she makes so many mistakes because it does a lot to humanize her. And that she’s so contradictory and I like it that she does things that any other woman would hate,” she said.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Please note that actress Nikki Reed is not in K-11 (mentioned in the article,
translated by Google translator).
Kay-Kay: To look at me you would not take me for an Edwin Ahlbrandt...but that's my birth name. Yuck! So I go by Kay-Kay. I am fierce. The system calls it "prostitution", I call it being a people person. They call it "possession", I call it having a few party favors. Anyway, it all led to K-11. But I am not here for life. Please know I am not like these other long time losers. I have a trade. Oh, but yes I do. I am a stylist. I do hair and eyebrows. I am clearly something to look at and be aware of. Because of my talents, I am respected and left alone. Mousey rules the joint and that's fine cause these bitches can be ruffff! And now that I am all teamed up with
...I am a celebrity stylist. So, learn it. Hollywood
Ralph Cole, Jr.: I was born to perform. As an only child I thrived on make believe and vivid imagination. It started in
Los Angeles, then for twenty years and now back home! Living on both coasts profoundly shaped my experience and approach to acting. I am energetic and enjoy using my phenomenal comic timing. With life experience comes tremendous memories which facilitate creating darker roles. I was raised by two supportive parents which has resulted in my boundless zest for life and instilled confidence. Combined, this makes my acting journey palatable and rewarding. New York City
Ralph received both the prestigious NAACP Theater Award for Best Supporting Actor and the
Playhouse's FRED Award for his creation of the plum role "Babaloo" in Larry Hart's Sisterella produced by Robert DeNiro and the late, great Michael Jackson. Network TV like Desperate Housewives and Two and a Half Men coupled with film appearances in The Soloist and Eating Out: The Open Weekend, round out his credits. Pasadena
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Markus Redmond & Martin Pierron are in-studio guests 'On the Set with Jasper Cole' with Ralph Cole Jr
Source of photo @ralphcolejr
Listen to the podcast for 6 April here: gvbradio.com/player2
K-11 is mentioned at 21:50mins
Source and more details for 'On the Set with Jasper Cole' gvbradio.com
Stream link via @KstewAngel :)
While I was shooting the movie K-11 last year, I got the opportunity to write a song for the closing credits of the movie. The song is called ‘My Liberty’ and was an interesting and fulfilling departure for me, musically. The movie is a dark and twisted journey through a world behind bars – a world full of sexually ‘left-of-center’ characters doing time in a special unit of the LA County jail. So the song that came out of me (out of that same place I described earlier in this blog entry!) is a more ethereal, acoustic/percussion type piece and I am really happy with the finished thing. We made a video for the song (directed by K-11 director, Jules Stewart) and the song, video and 8 page booklet will be released on I-Tunes Worldwide on June 12th. I also have some tentative plans for another summer release… an EP of six songs with a couple of friends of mine… but lets see if we can finish it before we start talking about it, right? If the plan actually DOES come together, you’ll read about it first right here.
Read Billy's full blog posting at billymorrison.net