actor David Lemuel Keith and publicist Nancy Michelle Clark were
married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, April 15, at Church
Street United Methodist Church. The couple pledged their vows
before a host of family members, close friends and celebrities
(including actor Corbin Bernsen and basketball great Julius Erving)
who came from around the country and as far away as Buenos Aires,
Rome and Paris. ...Other celebrities in attendance were Barry
Nolan, anchorman of "Hard Copy" and "Extra"; Polly Draper of "thirtysomething";
Jake Weber of "U-571" and "Meet Joe Black"; former Knoxvillian
Ronnie Venable, who is now an actor in New York; actress Amanda
Pays; country singer T. Graham Brown; and Larry Campbell, who
is Bob Dylan's guitarist. On May 1 the couple will embark on a
six-week wedding trip to France and Italy, according to the News-Sentinel."
GUIDE - April 22, 2000 (review of U-571)
small crew of American sailors is conscripted for a special mission:
They must board a crippled German U-boat and capture a coveted
Enigma code machine. The crew is led by Lt. Andrew Tyler (Matthew
McConaughey), who's smarting none-too-graciously at having been
denied his own submarine command, and
doesn't much like Lt. Hirsch (Jake Weber), the German-speaking
mastermind behind the daring plan."
NEWS (review of U-571)
Jonathan Mostow] also gets good performances from his cast, including
McConaughey, who brings a brooding intensity to his role, and
Harvey Keitel, who makes the most of a surprisingly meaty supporting
(Paxton, Weber and singer-turned-actor Jon Bon Jovi also get individual
moments, though Mostow has wisely made it an ensemble piece.)."
here for full review.
SHOWBIZ (review of U-571)
them are a jut-jawed Marine commando (David Keith) and a sallow-faced
git named Hirsch (Jake Weber), who mostly communicates in clipped
German except for the announcement that he will be in operational
control of the mission." (Not
exactly complimentary, but it's such a funny line that I had to
Newswire - January 28, 1999, Thursday
"U-571," a World War II suspense thriller produced by Dino and
Martha De Laurentiis and written and directed by Jonathan Mostow
began principal photography in Rome, Italy on January 25. The
film stars Matthew McConaughey ("A Time to Kill," Universal's
upcoming "EDtv"), Harvey Keitel ("Pulp Fiction"), Jon Bon Jovi
("Moonlight & Valentino"), David Keith ("Indian In The Cupboard")
and Jake Weber ("Meet Joe Black"). The film, which reunites Mostow
and the De Laurentiises after their successful 1997 collaboration,
"Breakdown," will be shot at Rome's famed Cinecitta Studios and
on the island of Malta and will be released in North America by
In "U-571," a group of Americans are involved in a daring plan
to steal the infamous enigma coding device from a Nazi U-boat
in the Atlantic at the height of World War II. Allied intelligence
needs this machine so that they can decipher enemy movements and
stop the incessant wolfpack attacks on convoys carrying vital
supplies across the Atlantic.
in "U-571" are Jack Noseworthy ("Breakdown"), Matthew Settle ("I
Still Know What You Did Last Summer"), Thomas Kretschmann ("Prince
Valiant"), T.C. Carson ("Livin' Large"), Thomas Guiry ("Lassie")
and Dave Power ("Picture Perfect"). Newcomers Erik Palladino,
Derk Cheetwood and Will Estes are also cast in supporting roles.
filmmakers will realize the large-scale action sequences of "U-571"
through the use of full-size vessels, which will be put to sea
and engage in the spectacular battle scenes called for in director
Mostow's screenplay. For these sequences, the production crew
has constructed a 400-ton, full-sized, sea-going replica of a
German type of VII U-boat, as well as an American submarine from
the same time period. Scenes depicting the interiors of the vessels
will be shot on sets constructed at Cinecitta's largest sound
stage, where production designers.
Bill Skinner ("On Deadly Ground") and Geotz Weidner ("Das Boot")
have combined their expertise with Marine Consultant Captain Lance
H. Julian ("Titanic") to authentically recreate these fighting
machines that were a key part of World War II.
The producers have assembled a distinguished team of behind-the-scenes
personnel for "U-571," including director of photography Oliver
Wood ("Face/Off"), 2nd unit director and stunt coordinator Jim
Arnett ("Amistad"), costume designer April Ferry ("Maverick"),
visual effects supervisor Peter Donen ("U.S. Marshalls"), special
effects supervisor Allen Hall ("Cutthroat Island") and line producer
Lucio Trentini ("Sheltering Sky"). Hal Lieberman will serve as
executive producer of the film.
Universal Pictures is part of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com),
a unit of The Seagram Company Ltd., a global entertainment and
beverage company. SOURCE Universal Pictures.
"IN TOO DEEP"
from The Hollywood Reporter, November 20, 1998. Article
by Thom Geier
Grier has joined the cast of Miramax's "In Too Deep," a crime
thriller starring Omar Epps, LL Cool J and Stanley Tucci. Based
on a true story of an undercover cop who infiltrates a drug ring
and gets lost in a violent underworld, the film began shooting
this month in Toronto.
Also aboard are Nia Long ("Soul Food"), supermodel Veronica Webb,
Hill Harper("He Got Game"), Jake Weber ("Meet Joe Black") and
singing stars Jermaine Dupri, Nas and Mya.
Michael Rymer is directing from a script by Michael Henry Brown
and Paul Aaron, who is also producing. Miramax vice presidents
Amy Slotnick and Jeremy Kramer are overseeing the production for
a transcript of a CNN/Entertainment Weekly interview with Cate
Blanchette, broadcast on February 25, 1999:
next film is 'Pushing Tin,' a black comedy about air traffic controllers.
She plays a Long Island house wife. It's not a lead, but she did
her homework for this role too. She hung out in one of Long Island's
biggest shopping malls. For her a bit like visiting another planet.
" Pushing Tin" also stars John Cusack. It's due out in early April."
Weekly, February 12, 1999
JOHN CUSACK, BILLY BOB THORNTON, CATE BLANCHETT, ANGELINA JOLIE
directed by MIKE NEWELL
the big deal? Blanchett and Jolie--in the same movie!
serendipity!" says Newell (Donnie Brasco), referring to the impeccable
timing of this dramatic comedy. As luck would have it, it's opening
after Golden Globe victories for Jolie (as HBO's Gia) and Blanchett
(in Elizabeth, a role that could lead to an Oscar nod). The "tin"
in the title refers to the 7,000 flights Cusack and Thornton--as
sparring air-traffic controllers--guide every day. "They're two
archrival alpha males trying to prove who's better," says Newell.
"These are two guys who simply cannot agree on whose d--- is the
biggest." Of course, you could ask their wives, played by Blanchett
and Jolie. For her role, Blanchett did research by hanging out
with real-life controllers, or in her words, "maniacs! To let
off steam, they play videogames of aircraft disasters." (April
"INTO MY HEART"
Excerpt from Claire Forlani's interview over at the Mr. Showbiz
site. Ms. Forlani is Jake's co-star in both "Meet Joe Black"
and the upcoming "Into My Heart" (formerly known as "Elements"):
Whats your next film, Elements, like?
"The name has changed, its now called Into My Heart. I actually
shot it before I did Meet Joe Black. Jake Weber, who plays my
boyfriend in Meet Joe Black, plays my husband. Hes done
a lot of theater and films, hes completely mercurial, he
changes in each part. In Joe Black, he was the bastard. In [Into
My Heart] he is the sweetest, loveliest, most gorgeous, most adoring
husband. When I saw his transition in Meet Joe Black, I was astounded."
Excerpt from Janet Maslin's review of "Cherry" in the New York
"Cherry," produced and directed by Joseph Pierson and Jon Glascoe,
is a romantic comedy in which a supermodel, Shalom Harlow, plays
a faux naive 29-year-old virgin, attracting suitors who include
a bashful gynecologist and a clown. Toxic as that sounds, this
modest, easygoing date movie has its charms. Not least of them
are good humor and the refreshing absence of any misanthropic
edge. ...[Shalom Harlow is] surrounded by a solid group of supporting
actors, among them Isaach de Bankole (who can bring winking
panache to any comedy), Heather Matarazzo and Jake Weber. Mr.
Weber is sweetly appealing in the film's dreamboat role, despite
the gynecological humor that comes with him. ...[S]omehow "Cherry"
winds up funnier and more warmhearted than it had any reason