Monday, May 28, 2007

Ed Gorman's THE POKER CLUB -- Film Update

The regular readers of Gravetapping know I am an avid fan of Ed Gorman's work, and I have good news (thanks to Bill Crider) about the upcoming film version of his novel The Poker Club.

Filming will begin on May 30th--it is cast, the script is written (I hope) and a great director--Tim McCann--is attached. McCann directed the films Revolution #9, Nowhere Man--not to be confused with the masterful UPN television series starring Bruce Greenwood--and at least one episode of the terrific television series Homicide: Life on the Streets.

The cast:

Johnathon Schaech as Aaron Tyler
Lori Heuring as Jan Tyler
Loren Dean as Curtis Wilcox
Judy Reyes as Detective Patterson

Johnathon Schaech and Richard Chizmar wrote the screenplay--Chizmar is best known as the Publisher of Cemetery Dance. An interesting bit of trivia: Cemetery Dance also published The Poker Club in a special limited edition back in the day--somewhere around 1999.

I can't wait to see this movie. I hope its release is big enough to get a glimpse of it on the big screen. Good luck to everyone involved, especially Ed Gorman--hopefully they represent your work well.

Click Here to go to the IMDB page for The Poker Club

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