Both episodes will air on Saturday, Dec. 29. That’s next week.
“The Farm,” with Eric guest starring, will air at 8 pm, and “Ridgewell,” which he directed, will be on at 9 pm.
Eric Stoltz news, films, TV, theatre & other work
Actor-turned-director Eric Stoltz will turn to acting again in November to guest star on CBS’ new legal drama Made in Jersey.
EW has learned exclusively that Stoltz will play Marcus Wheaton, the mysterious and controlling leader of Wheaton Farms in upstate New York. Martina (Janet Montgomery) represents the wealthy parents of a teen girl who ran away to live within this farm aka cult.
I nosed through the audition scenes for the next few episodes and, while there’s no mention of a character named Marcus Wheaton, episode 1.07 sounds like it might be the one (careful, big spoilers):
The unconfirmed air date is Friday, November 9, at 9/8c on CBS.
Episode 1.05, “Ridgewell,” which Eric directed, airs on October 26.
Eric is directing Glee 3.15, “Big Brother” (see source). The show is going on an extended break after regionals (Feb. 21), so the episode won’t air until April 10. And speaking of regionals, an extra who worked on that episode (3.14) mentioned being directed by Eric last week, so either he was lost on the set that day or does more work on the show than the credits let on.
“Big Brother” was written by Michael Hitchcock. Matt Bomer from White Collar will guest star as Blaine’s older brother and there will be at least two Duran Duran songs in the episode (says TV Line).
And Californication 5.06 “Love Song” airs tonight at 10:30 pm ET on Showtime. Eric’s FB fans found two photos from the set last week, and at least one TV site posted them along with all the other promotional stills from the episode. He probably doesn’t make an appearance, though. Here is the teaser:
Deadline has an update on Modern Love – Ally Sheedy, Cara Buono and Samantha Futerman have been cast in the pilot.
Buono will play the ambitious Styles Editor at Simon’s paper who is torn between her career and her family. Sheedy will play the paper’s ballsy and no-nonsense Assistant Managing Editor. Also cast in the pilot are Alice Ripley in the recurring role of Simon’s wife and Charlie Semine, who will guest star as a NYC fireman.
Based on a casting call posted by Central Casting NY (if you have triplets, hit the link), the pilot starts shooting in New York next week, from September 9 to October 4.
And Glee 3.01 has a title – “The Purple Piano Project.” Here is the press release from Fox:
Here is a surprise: a new acting gig and we don’t have to turn the Internet upside down to find out about it. Also yeah, possibly a new TV series for Eric. Deadline writes that he has been cast as the lead in a new TV pilot for Lifetime, called Modern Love. Here are the first details:
Created and executive produced by Sex and the City alumna Jenny Bicks, the project weaves actual stories from New York Times columns to explore the state of modern relationships. It follows newspaper science editor Simon McElvane (Stoltz) as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of potentially starting over and balancing his relationship with his adopted 15-year-old daughter. Unexpectedly handed the job of editor of the newspaper’s Modern Love column, Simon discovers he has a lot to learn about life and love.
More at Deadline.
Eric isn’t in the previews (see here) for tonight’s Wilfred, but based on the tweets from the director a few months ago, he should appear in one of the two episodes that air tonight, starting at 10 pm.
“Compassion / Isolation” Episode 9 – Ryan’s resentment of his eccentric mother is exacerbated when Wilfred starts treating her like the mum he never had.
“Isolation” Episode 10 – Wilfred uses Ryan’s unhealthy habit of isolating as a means to rid himself of a neighborhood pest.
A nice find from Eric Stoltz fans on Facebook: a sneak peek from tomorrow’s episode of Leverage, this time with Eric in it.
You can watch it here.
The episode airs tomorrow at 9 pm on TNT.
Edit — the clip has made it to YouTube:
Unrelated: Film Stalker mentioned Racing Patriots in a recent article about F1 movies. No updates, just this:
This could mark the beginning of a great period of motorsport films, we’ve just seen the Senna documentary and there’s word of a James Hunt biographical film in development with Steven Spielberg’s company at the moment and a loosely connected F1 film called Racing Patriots from Eric Stoltz which will follow three motor racing champions who worked with the French Resistance fighting during World War II.