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John Rogers on “The Long Way Down Job”

John Rogers (Leverage showrunner) has a new post up on his blog today with tons of info on the season premiere.

eric stoltz,leverageHere is a quote:

We can’t move on from performances without mentioning Eric Stoltz, of course. He’s an old friend of Dean’s, and was super-generous to come in and play the two scenes we needed for Alan Scott. For the episode to work, Alan Scott’s last speech had to be devastating. While filming it, the crew was watching it through the video feed, meaning they saw it from the camera POV. By the end of the first take, people had to leave the set, they were crying so hard. Stoltz had mad chops, yo. As the kids say.

He also sat there and played a corpse, saving us dummy money. We owe him a steak, still, for that.

Plenty more at Kung Fu Monkey.

Leverage preview

eric stoltz,leverageA 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.