Actors Confirmed for Sundance Director’s Lab!
As announced in a prior post, Court 13’s Benh Zeitlin was fortunate enough to be selected for the Sundance Directors Lab for the upcoming Court project, “BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.” A large part of the lab provides Benh the opportunity to workshop the script with some talented actors ideal for the main parts. The parts to be filled in this case include WINK, a high spirited, semi-devoted father and fully devoted crazy man, who wages war against FEMA, mother nature, and the disease in his body; and BATHSHEBA, a no nonsense pedagogue who rules over her schoolchildren with an iron fist and the stunning form of a lady bullfighter.
Recently, the Court received word that its two top choices to workshop these parts would be able to do so with Benh in Utah. Wink and Bathsheba will be rehearsed by…. (drum roll please) EDDIE ROUSE and PAULA JAI PARKER.
Mr. Rouse’s credits include “GEORGE WASHINGTON,” “UNDERTOW,” Zach Godshall’s “LOW AND BEHOLD,” and “PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.”
Ms. Parker’s credits include “FRIDAY,” “DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD,” “GET ON THE BUS,” and “HUSTLE & FLOW.”
Needless to say, the Court is extremely excited and humbled to be able to rehearse the script with such fine thespians. We leave you with a clip of the inestimable Ms. Parker, from the cinematic masterpiece “Friday.”