Jennifer Beals’ Upcoming Projects
According to Variety article, Jennifer Beals is set to topline and produce “The Lord of Vinyl,” an indie jazz pic that will mark the directorial debut of Dennis Bartok, who wrote the script and will also produce with Patrick Cunningham.
Story follows the bittersweet life and comic despair of a lonely fortysomething Angeleno who’s obsessed with jazz and hides from the disappointment of the world inside the beauty of music. He unexpectedly finds himself exploring the possibility of new love with an unhappily married post office worker (Beals) just as he attempts a reconciliation with his estranged 11-year-old daughter, now living with his ex-wife and former best friend.
A major plot point involves the possibility of a single surviving recording by the enigmatic “godfather of jazz,” New Orleans musician Buddy Bolden, who inspired Louis Armstrong before he died in a Louisiana mental hospital in 1931.
Bartok previously wrote and produced Lionsgate’s anthology horror film “Trapped Ashes,” which screened at the Cannes and Toronto film fests in 2006. Cunningham is coming off an Independent Spirit Award nomination for producing Fox Searchlight’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” with Chris Maybach and Borderline Films.
Jennifer Beals recently starred on Fox’s “The Chicago Code” (I’m still shaking my head at that show being cancelled) and she appeared as a guest star on “Castle”. If you enjoyed her role of a bad-ass CIA Agent who turned out to be bad and dead, then you might enjoy even more the possibility of Sophia Turner being back on the show. How is it possible, you ask, if she’s was killed?
According to TV Guide that provided some scoop and spoilers on a few TV shows, show’s creator Andrew W. Marlowe said, “I always knew that she was going to be the bad guy and we were going to kill her in the end. But I also know that in any sort of CIA-inspired story, nobody is ever really dead for certain. I like to have my cake and eat it too. It’s all depending on where our storytelling takes us and assuming that Jennifer had a good time and wants to come back and play with us.”
Judging by Jennifer Beals’ latest interviews about her role in “Castle”, she did enjoy it so we might not have seen the last of Jennifer Beals on “Castle”.