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‘Anything’ First Look!

Matt Bomer and John Carroll Lynch topline Anything, a drama from first-time feature director Timothy McNeil that stars Bomer as a transgender woman who falls in love with a straight man. This is the first look at the Mark Ruffalo-exec produced pic, which has its world premiere this weekend in the LA Muse section of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The story centers on Early Landry (Lynch), who after losing his wife is forced to move to Los Angeles so he can be cared for by his over-protective sister (Maura Tierney), but escapes her clutches to start a new life in Hollywood. He quickly becomes enamored by his neighbor, Freda (Matt Bomer). His loneliness and need for companionship opens his heart to a remarkable new relationship, but their growing affection must be reconciled with the complexity of their disparate backgrounds. Melora Hardin, Micah Hauptman and Margot Bingham also star.

Anything has its world premiere Saturday at 3 PM at the Arclight Cinema in Santa Monica.

Matt Bomer, John Carroll Lynch to Star in Transgender Drama ‘Anything’

Back in May we published about a new project Matt was just finished filming, titled “Anything”. We had only a few informations about it back then, specially about which part Matt would be playing.

This week media outlets started publishing about it, and Bomer will be playing a transgender sex worker.

“Anything” is based on McNeil’s play of the same name. Lynch plays a man who is suicidal over the death of his wife and moves from Mississippi to Los Angeles, where he can be under the watchful eye of his protective sister, played by Tierney. He then begins an intense friendship with Bomer’s character, a transgendered sex worker. The unlikely new couple must reconcile their vastly different backgrounds as they fill the void in each other’s lives.

The movie also stars Maura Tierney, Micah Hauptman, Margot Bingham, and Melora Hardin. Mark Ruffalo and Great Point Media’s Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve are executive producing.

Sadly, reactions on social media to the news that Matt Bomer is set to portray a trans sex worker have been been anything but positive. Hollywood has a history of casting cisgender actors as trans—see: Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, and Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent—and while those actors, including Bomer, are incredible, the trans community outlined the problems in casting a cis actor.

On Wednesday afternoon Mark Ruffalo addressed the backlash around Bomer’s casting on Twitter. “To the Trans community,” the actor wrote. “I hear you. It’s wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It’s time.”

Matt didn’t comment on the matter. No words yet on when Anything will be released.

“Anything”: It’s a Wrap!

Actor John Carrol Lynch confirmed on his official twitter that Anythingthat film we just heard about wrapped up filming. The wrap party was celebrated with the cast and crew honoring the Red Nose Day.

As we was able to check last week, the film is adapted from a stage play also titled Anything, staged on Lillian Theatre back in 2007. The film, as the play, will be directed by Tim McNeil and stars Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo and John Carrol Lynch.

The surprise on the John twitter is the confirmation that Matt is playing the main role, the cross-dressing Freda.

Exciting much? We’ll update you more as soon we heard more news about it.

“Anything”, a New Project With Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo woke us up with some news on his Instagram this morning. He posted a photo shouting out a film he was doing with Matt Bomer and John Carroll Lynch in Los Angeles, titled Anything. A few minutes later Dax Shepart replied his tweet about being on the project too – not sure if it was a joke or not.

No information at all about the project, who’s directing, nothing. But a photo posted by Roxy Wood with Matt on set gave some hints on where to look after.

A photo posted by Roxy Wood (@foxxyroxywood) on

One of our twitter friends, Laura, find out that maybe the project is adapted from a stage play also titled Anything, staged on Lillian Theatre back in 2007. Written and starred by Tim McNeil, ANYTHING is a wryly humorous and profoundly moving story of the unlikely romance that blossoms between a reclusive grief-stricken widower from small-town Mississippi, and his charismatic transvestite neighbor on the brink of her own destruction.

According to a review posted here, we can see at the supporting characters Freda’s abusive boyfriend Larry, which fits in the picture posted by Roxy. Just remind this is all speculation, since no official description was given to us by Mark or Matt.