Vinessa Antoine to Interrogation & Julianne Moore’s After the Wedding
Soap alums take to the big screen and local stage in exciting new roles.
Daytime veterans continue to make names for themselves in Hollywood and beyond. Soaps.com has the scoop on what several All My Children, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Guiding Light and Young and the Restless alums have coming up next.
All My Children alum Finn Wittrock (Damon Miller) plays American musician Mickey Deans in the forthcoming biopic Judy, opposite Oscar winner Renée Zellweger in the titular role of Judy Garland. Wittrock’s Dean was the Hollywood icon’s fifth husband. The movie takes place 30 years after Garland’s star turn in The Wizard of Oz, as she prepares for a five-week show in London and embarks on a “whirlwind romance” with Dean. Wittrock teased the film poster on Instagram, joking that “(I’m in it too).” The film is due to be released on September 27.
Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes, As the World Turns) has been cast in an unnamed role in the forthcoming James Bond film, Bond 25, which will star returning leading man Daniel Craig and is set to be released on April 8, 2020. The latest Bond movie revolves around Bond coming out of retirement to help an old friend from the CIA. While we wait for more details on his part, Magnussen can next be seen in the live-action remake of Disney classic Aladdin as Prince Anders, out in theaters on May 24.
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After the Wedding
Julianne Moore (Frannie Hughes, As the World Turns; Carmen Engler, The Edge of Night) stars alongside Michelle Williams in Sundance Film Festival opener After the Wedding, which was just acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution. The much-anticipated movie, which received good reviews, is an adaptation of a Danish film about a woman named Isabel (Williams) who works with orphaned Indian children and seeks financial support from Moore’s Theresa in New York. Of the film, which is due to be released in August, director Bart Freundlich told Deadline, “I’ve known Michael and Tom for 23 years when we worked together on my first film. They have impeccable taste, so it is very exciting, and great vote of confidence that they believe so wholeheartedly in After the Wedding.”
General Hospital alum Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan Ashford) continues to broaden her horizons. In addition to starring in the Canadian prime time drama Diggstown as Marcie Diggs, Antoine can next be seen in the recurring role of a “street-smart diner waitress” who becomes a key player in a cold case murder investigation surrounding a young man who was convicted of brutally murdering his mother in the CBS All Access true-crime drama. Stay tuned for the first nine episodes to be released simultaneously later this year
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Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe, Guiding Light) will be co-starring in an upstate New York stage production of Nunsense: The Mega Musical from May 17 to June 9. Billed as a “super-sized” version of the off-Broadway musical comedy, which started off as a line of greeting cards focusing on a nun delivering tart quips with a clerical slant. The production features the original five nuns plus additional characters. Keifer teased her stage turn on Instagram after opening night with a photo of her dressed in a full nun’s habit alongside her castmates. If you are near Garrison, NY during this time, consider buying tickets for the show at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. Keifer also appeared on Venice the Series (Amber), One Life to Live (Connie O’Neill), Young and the Restless (Angela Lawrence), Days of our Lives (Amy Cooper) and General Hospital (Sister Mary Camellia McKay).