EXCLUSIVE: Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Gina Torres (9-1-1: Lone Star) and Milan Vaintrub (This is us) signed up for roles in a feature-length anthology give me fivewhich brings together 15 short films in response to the recent dismissal of Roe v. Wade.
The film, which is currently in post-production, will be completed within two months of Rowe’s ouster date, abolishing a long-standing constitutional right to abortion to ensure it’s a response and not a belated reaction. The creators, cast and crew have gone to great lengths to expedite the process to start a conversation with viewers about the importance of bodily autonomy and address the dysfunction of democracy that does not protect the needs of the majority population. Support from vendors such as Keslow, Panavision and The Ebell of Los Angeles has allowed teams to move quickly on a small budget.
Today’s quartet joins the ensemble, which will also feature Jennifer Holland, Sean Gunn, Molly C. Quinn, Jason George and Jackie Ton as previously announced, with actors appearing in segments from various directors, in genres ranging from horror and science fiction, to satire and black comedy. Monique Coleman, Parker Young, Regina Ting Chen, Ian Nelson, Trent Garrett, Kristen Ariza, Carolina Ravassa, Maze Felix, Kevin Fontaine, Galen Howard, Andrea Cortez, Julia Vasi, Courtney Dietz and Avital Ash round out the cast.
The anthology will be linked together with an excerpt filmed by the project’s EP by Natasha Halevi. The segments that make up the anthology are directed by Valerie Finkel, Megan Rosati, Bonnie Disepolo, Monica Moore-Suriyaj, Meg Swertlow, Lauren Escandon, Francesca Maldonado, Avital Ash, Erika Wright, Mary K. Russell, Danine Jacqui, Sarah Copkin, Hanna. Allyn and Caitlin Hargraves. Among the writers of the project were Lex Fusco, Annie Bond, Savannah Rose Scaffe, Rowan Fitzgibbon, Daniel Ofiero and Laura Covelli.
In addition to Halevi, the production team includes Gisele Gilbert, Jordan Crucciola, Jonna Jackson, Jessica Taylor Galmore, Alyssa Matusiak and Stephanie Williams. Selected anthology segments include additional producers Erika Miranda, James Rayner, Lex Fusco, Ron Cohen, Steven Taylor O’Connor, Adriana Leonard, Trevor Munson, Jake Bradbury, Derricka Barbie, Vicki Sial, Tara Ansley, Lisa Reich, Alon McClvin, Jason Macdonald. , Connor Martin, Matthew Tyler Worth, Chris Beiruti, Kelly Nygaard and Matt Galuppo.
Milano has previously acted in films including Hall Pass, Fear as well as Glory Stunto name a few. She has also been seen in TV series such as Insatiable, Humid Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, My name is Earl, Charmed, Melrose Place as well as Who is the boss here?, starting his acting career as a child. Drama is also expected in Milan Who are you peoplefrom writer/director Ben Epstein.
Madsen was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in Alexander Payne’s film. Sidewaysand more recently appeared in films such as Operation “Christmas Drop”, Her scent as well as 1985. Recent TV credits include Swamp Thing, elementary as well as The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. Among other upcoming projects of the actress is the horror thriller Lionsgate. Prey for the devil and his action thriller One day like a lionas well as the drama of Nicola Peltz Beckham, Lola James.
Torres plays Paramedic Tommy Vega on the Fox series. 9-1-1: Lone Star He has also appeared in TV series including Western world, Suits as well as Hannibal, among many others. Notable past films include Villages and peaks, I think I love my wife, tranquility, Matrix revolutions as well as The Matrix Reloaded. Torres will also soon appear alongside Gabrielle Union, Aisha Hinds and more in the Netflix romantic comedy. Perfect find.
Weintrub’s recent film credits include Out of the office as well as Werewolves inside. She has also been seen in TV series such as This is us as well as Silicon Valleyamong many others.
Milan represented by UTA, 11:11 Entertainment, Range Media Partners and Skrzyniarz & Mallean; Madsen by Buchwald, Untitled Entertainment and Weintraub Tobin Chediak; Torres by Realm Talent, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello; and Weintrub by Artists First and Ziffren Brittenham.