The New Guy was recently
filmed in Austin, Texas. The movie was written by David Kendall, produced
by Revolution Studios and directed by Ed Decter. Eliza plays the female
lead opposite DJ Qualls. Variety states that Qualls portrays a senior
in high school who ends up in jail. After serving his time, he tuns
over a new leaf and starts attending the other high school in town.
Everything is dandy until a foe reveals his past. Eliza's character
is a cheerleader and a friend to Qualls. Trailers for the film
appear before current comedic releases like Get Over It.
In a recent appearance on MTV (Spring Break weekend) Qualls mentioned working with
'pretty ladies' and named his costars, including Eliza.
the contest to win a small speaking part in the movie!
Eliza is currently filming
and Silent Bob Strike Back, a Kevin Smith film. She portrays
"an aggressive jewel thief." There's a contest for that as
well, for a non-speaking
role. Keep tabs on the movie at
Soul Survivors is still slated for a 2001 release. The trailer for Survivors
aired before Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows, Dracula 2000 & Valentine.
Visit the official
Soul Survivors website. A trailer chock-full of club dancing is
available at www.darkhorizons.com
Eliza may be in
City by the Sea, a new movie from Beacon Communications and
Universal. The script was written by Ken Hixon and the flick will
be taped in New York. It would put Eliza back with Robert DeNiro and
director Michael Caton-Jones, both of whom she previously worked with
in This Boy's Life. The plot is based on a true story written
in Esquire magazine: A murder investigation hits DeNiro's cop character
too close to the home -- the killer is his son (portrayed by James
Franco, Freaks and Geeks). Eliza would be Gina, Franco's girlfriend,
mother of his son, and trying to stay sober.
Eliza is reportedly in
negotiations to be a lead in Taking on the Neighborhood. This
film would be via Francis Ford Coppola, American Zoetrope, Amy Talkington
(possible director), and Helen Schulman (writer). Eliza's character
begins a conflict between an Irish gang and a Latino gang without
meaning to; everything spins out of control.
Rumors have been circulating
about a sequel to True Lies for years, but over the past few
months, the buzz has gotten even louder. The original starred Arh-nold
as a spy; wife, Jamie Lee Curtis; daughter, Eliza Dushku; producer,
James Cameron. In November, Leicester Mercury reported that Eliza
will be in the sequel. Nothing is certain yet. We'll keep you posted.