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New film cameo: Judy Moody (out in theatres today)

judy moody and the not bummer summer,movie posterLos Angeles Times mentions that Eric briefly appears in Judy Moody (trailer), the new kids movie directed by John Schultz (When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, The Honeymooners) that opens in theatres in the U.S. today. Not the best review ever, but here is the relevant bit:

Cartoony and Crayola-bright, the high jinks might entrance very young moviegoers, but for all the shenanigans, which include not only unsafe driving but politically incorrect candy consumption, there’s maybe one or two (half-hearted) laughs in store for anyone over 5.

Grown-up viewers can at least pass the time looking for familiar faces, Eric Stoltz’s among them, in uncredited cameos. — L.A. Times

No idea how brief the cameo is, but it may or may not involve zombies according to this tweet. Dean Cameron is also in the film.


Fort McCoy travels to Shanghai

fort mccoy,eric stoltzFort McCoy will be shown at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival (June 11-19). More details on the festival’s site. According to their schedule, the film will be screened five times.

Based on a true story, Eric Stoltz moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Frank’s young sister-in-law falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino. Can their love overcome the obstacles to Jewish boys and Catholic girls in 1944?

Fort McCoy to be screened at Stony Brook Film Festival in July

Fort McCoy will have its New York premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 22. You can find the details at

According to the press release, Eric might attend the festival:

U.S. invitees include Isabella Rossellini (for the U.S. premiere of Late Bloomers), Liana Liberato and David Schwimmer (Trust), Jill Hennessy (Roadie), and Eric Stoltz (for the N. Y. premiere of Fort McCoy), among others.

And in other news:

You can pre-order Haunted Summer at The film will be available on June 17.

And AICN dug up a previously unseen behind-the-scenes pic from Back to the Future. Hit the link to see it.

Fort McCoy wins Best Drama at CIFF 2011

fort mccoy,eric stoltzFort McCoy has won the award for Best Drama at the Cannes Independent Film Festival. From

Cannes 2011 showcased lots of great movies, these are the ones our selection committee chose as award winners:

Best Low-Budget Film: JT O’Neal for AU PAIR KANSAS
Best Drama: Kate Connor & Michael Worth for FORT McCOY
Best No-Budget film: Margaret Krause for DATING MIKE
Best Horror / Sci Fi: Kimberly Seilhamer for JACK THE REAPER
Best Documentary: Michael Henry Wilson for RECONCILIATION: MANDELA’S MIRACLE
Best Short Film: Joy Gohring for MENTAL
Best Short Documentary: Peter Wiklund STENBORG (…)

Fort McCoy going to Cannes Independent Film Festival

Fort McCoy has been added to the Cannes Independent Film Festival lineup. It will be screened on Wednesday May 18. For details, go to

Unrelated: I’m not sure if Eric is still attached to direct Racing Patriots, but Oakdale Pictures posted this update on Facebook the other day:

New update!
Pierre Morel is now signed with us to produce!
We are now looking forward to financing through the CNC in France, and moving forward quickly.
Thank you all for your support!
We’ll keep you abreast of the news, as it happens!

Photos from the Newport Beach Film Festival

eric stoltz,newport beach film festivalThere aren’t any interviews with Eric or clips from the Fort McCoy Q&A out there yet, but The Orange County Register has a few photos with Eric, Kate Connor and Andy Hirsch.

Go here and see pics 18-22.

There are also couple of red carpet interviews with Kate Connor and Andy Hirsch: one from the opening night at and another one on YouTube (Andy Hirsch shows up at the 2:12 min. mark).

Curiously, the tweet from the casting director for Wilfred has been removed, even though a bunch of sites have picked it up via Spoiler TV. Hopefully, someone will confirm it on another site one of these days.

Eric talks Fort McCoy

The Orange County Register has a new article about the films that will be shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival and it includes a short interview with Eric.

One spotlight film, titled “Fort McCoy,” is based on the little-known, true story of 425,000 German soldiers who were brought to the United States as prisoners of war during World War II.

eric stoltz,fort mccoyThe movie stars Eric Stoltz and Kate Connor, and screens at Triangle Square at 7:15 p.m. April 30 and 7 p.m. May 5.

For Stoltz, a veteran actor who has recently directed TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Glee,” “Fort McCoy” has been an opportunity to exercise a different muscle – producing.

“I read the script and I thought it was a very well-written and interesting and compelling true story,” said Stoltz, 49. “I enjoy playing roles based on real people. As a producer, I suggest things to the directors – cuts, shots, casting, notes. We got permission from the Department of Defense to shoot at an authentic Army base. I thought that was pretty cool, because they don’t always do that.”

Stoltz plans to attend the screening on April 30 and stick around for the question-and-answer session afterward. “I love film festivals, because the people who come to them are the people interested in supporting the arts, and that’s my tribe.”

You can read the whole article here.