2005 Movie News Archives

Lois Smith

April 11, 2005: More Casting for George Reeves Biopic

IGN FilmForce has learned of the latest additions to the cast of Truth, Justice and the American Way, Focus Features' long-in-development drama about the late Superman star George Reeves (being played by Ben Affleck).

According to reliable sources, Lois Smith (Minority Report, Twister) will portray Helen Bessolo, the estranged mother of George Reeves who hires detective Lamar Moglio (Adrien Brody) to investigate her son's mysterious death.

Also cast is Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue veteran Joe Spano as Howard Strickling, a "fixer" for MGM studio boss Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins). Mannix's wife Toni (Diane Lane) is carried on a long-term, open affair with Reeves.

An early draft of Paul Bernbaum's screenplay suggested that Mannix and Strickling may have either covered-up Reeves' death or played a direct role in causing in it. (In all fairness, though, the script also offered plenty of reasons for why Reeves may have killed himself.)

Truth finally begins filming May 2nd in Toronto.

2005 Movie News

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