Family of Film Directors
We begin with the beautiful Amanda Peet. The Hollywood starlet knows Amy Talkington, a native of Dallas, who two years ago in L.A. had a script in need of actors.
|photography by Nan Coulter
We begin with the beautiful Amanda Peet. The Hollywood starlet knows AMY TALKINGTON
, a native of Dallas, who two years ago in L.A. had a script in need of actors. Peet loved Talkington’s script. So did Tom Wilkinson, the Oscar-nominated actor. As did Selma Blair of Cruel Intentions
fame and fellow-Dallasite Nick Stahl, who co-starred with Wilkinson in In The Bedroom
. They came together for Night of the White Pants
, which gets its Dallas premiere this month at the Angelika. The clash-of-cultures comedy was shot in Dallas. And though it marks Talkington’s debut as a director, it turns out she comes from a family of them. Big brother C.M. “Carty” Talkington directed Love and a .45
, which featured Renée Zellweger’s debut performance. Step-brother Keven McAlester directed the documentary You’re Gonna Miss Me
, about troubled rock star Roky Erickson. Her brothers are “totally supportive” of her “kind of goofy and heartfelt” approach to filmmaking, Talkington says. She hopes you will be, too.