Gyllenhaal plays the daughter of Pryce's character. The story, which is loosely based on actual events, should begin shooting in October in London and Luxembourg, Variety reports.
Tracey Becker ("Finding Neverland"), Sarah Curtis ("Mansfield Park") and Judy Cairo ("Crazy Heart") are producers.
Actress no stranger to Philly
Kerry Washington, who shot "Night Catches Us" in Germantown last year, graces the cover of Philadelphia Style's fall fashion issue, and it turns out that filming here was hardly her first visit to town.
Washington tells the magazine that her father was a runner, and as kids her family always came to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays and toured the Franklin Institute, Art Museum and Liberty Bell.
While shooting the drama about the Black Panthers, which played earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, Washington didn't have much free time but enjoyed a meal at Fork (306 Market) which she said was "totally up my alley, local, seasonal, organic," and shopping at the Fresh Grocer in West Philly, (she could mean 56th & Chestnut or 40th & Walnut) and Mount Airy's Weavers Way Co-Op (Carpenter & Greene).
Meatmen leader signs, sings
Punk icon Tesco Vee, frontman of The Meatmen, will be in town Friday to read from and sign his new book, "Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Fanzine 1979-83," at Brickbat Books (704 S. 4th) at 7 p.m. Later Tesco Vee's Hate Police play the North Star (27th & Poplar), with American Speedway, Hellmouth and Common Enemy.
Vee says that the book's been well-received by both younger punk fans and "a lot of duffers who want to reclaim their youth."
"Punk rock is still a force to be reckoned with," Vee told us. "The book does a great job of showing how it evolved and progressed from 1979 to 1983."
Recently, Vee, who works as a telecommunications engineer in Michigan, has been immortalized in one of the Throbblehead dolls by Phoenixville's Clint Weiler's company, Aggronautix. The limited run is 1,000 dolls. For more info on Aggronautix, check aggronautix.com. "I'm a toy collector and have lots of the old bobbleheads," says Vee, thrilled about becoming one himself.
Out and about
* Departing CBS 3 meteorologist Doug Kammerer was at Rouge (205 S. 18th) Thursday night on the eve of moving to Washington D.C., where he will be the chief metorologist at the NBC station there. Kammerer grew up just outside D.C., in Virginia.
* Dave "The Hammer" Schultz caught 610 WIP's Steve Trevelise at the Borgata's Music Box theater Thursday and took plenty of pictures afterward with the family of South Philly-native comedian Eleanor Kerrigan. The gang later took in The B Street Band at the Trump Marina, where they ran into Joe Conklin and partied a few hours until closing.
Come on down for 'Price' tryout
"The Price is Right" is holding a contestant search from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Resorts Atlantic City. Two local winners will be flown to Los Angeles for a taping, and one will earn a spot on contestants row and could end up onstage for a game with Drew Carey. Men and women over 18 are welcome but must get an application at cbs3.com.
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