About the Film
After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.
Cast & Crew
Cameron Diaz - "Carly"
CAMERON DIAZ (Carly) made her feature film debut at age 21, captivating moviegoers as femme fatale Tina Carlisle in “The Mask.” In addition to becoming one of Jim Carrey’s biggest hits, “The Mask” gained distinction as the film that launched Cameron Diaz’ career in motion pictures. She has since starred in more films that have grossed more than $100 million internationally than any other actress, ranking fourth overall behind Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks.
As a follow-up to “The Mask,” Cameron chose a small, independent ensemble film called “The Last Supper” with first-time feature director, Stacy Title. In the black comedy, she played a condescending, liberal graduate student amongst a talented ensemble cast that included Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard and Courtney B. Vance. Her third feature was writer/director Steven Baigelman’s offbeat love story, “Feeling Minnesota,” in which she co-starred with Keanu Reeves, playing a white trash bride who falls in love with her brother-in-law. She went on to play a cold, manipulative New Yorker in Edward Burns’ follow-up to his critically-acclaimed “The Brothers McMullen,” a working-class romantic comedy called “She’s the One” and starred opposite Harvey Keitel in the thriller, “Head Above Water.”
In 1996, Cameron was named ShoWest’s Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” – her first studio film since “The Mask” – would go on to become one of the biggest hits of the summer of 1997 and one of the 10 top-grossing films of that year. Starring opposite Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett as a sweet debutante on the eve of her nuptials, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” gave Cameron an opportunity to show yet another side of her many talents, capturing the hearts of critics and moviegoers in the process. Her performance earned her the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy, voted on by more than 11 million customers of Blockbuster Video internationally. In “A Life Less Ordinary” – from yet another talented young filmmaker, director Danny Boyle of “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” fame – Cameron starred opposite Ewan McGregor, playing a spoiled, unhappy rich girl who falls in love with the janitor who accidentally kidnaps her.
For her performance in the title role in the romantic comedy “There’s Something About Mary,” Cameron was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Actress, in addition to a Golden Globe nomination, the American Comedy Award, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Movie Actress and the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the 20th Century Fox feature was released to worldwide box-office success in July 1998 and also set records in its subsequent release on video and DVD.
Following the dark comedy, “Very Bad Things,” written and directed by actor-filmmaker Peter Berg and starring Christian Slater and Jon Favreau, Cameron starred in “Being John Malkovich,” opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze, the film captured the imaginations of filmgoers around the world and Cameron’s performance was nominated for a Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the British Academy of Film (BAFTA) Award, while the film amassed numerous awards, nominations and other honors for the film, cast and filmmakers. Critics raved about the film and the performances, including Cameron’s portrayal of Lotte, which was described by one critic as “such a subtle and seamless performance that, even if you’re a fan, you may go for most of the movie without recognizing her.”
Cameron played the tough young owner of a professional football team in Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday,” part of an all-star cast including Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool J, James Woods and Ann-Margaret. Her career continued to soar with Sony Pictures’ feature film version of the iconic 70’s television series, “Charlie’s Angels,” opposite Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray. The film broke the domestic box office record for a non-holiday weekend and grossed $265 million worldwide, winning two MTV Movie Awards for Best On Screen Team and Best Dance Sequence. The sequel, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” was released in 2003 and grossed over $250 million worldwide. Cameron also appeared in “The Invisible Circus,” and Rodrigo Garcia’s “Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her” with Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart, Amy Brenneman and Holly Hunter.
She first provided the voice of the feisty Princess Fiona in DreamWorks’ worldwide animated hit “Shrek” with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow in 2001. “Shrek” was one of the most successful films of any genre that year, setting box office records and breaking more records with its release on video and DVD and appearing on dozens of critics lists of the best movies of 2001. The sequel, “Shrek 2,” also became one of the largest box-office hits ever, but was surpassed by “Shrek the Third,” which broke records in 2007, becoming the third-biggest opening in U.S. box office history and the films would attract the voice talents of such artists as Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake and John Cleese, among many others.
In November 2007, ABC premiered DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour special starring Shrek, Fiona and their friends, followed by the Halloween special, “Scared Shrekless” in 2010, both becoming instant holiday classics. With the final installment, 2010’s “Shrek Forever After,” the series has grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
Cameron co-starred in Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky,” with Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. Her performance as Julie Gianni was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, an AFI Award and a SAG Award and Cameron was chosen Best Supporting Actress by the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Chicago Film Critics Association. In Spring 2002, she starred in the sexy comedy, “The Sweetest Thing,” with Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. She was nominated for another Golden Globe for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-nominated “Gangs of New York,” which was shot on location in Rome and also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson. She starred in the critically acclaimed “In Her Shoes,” opposite Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine for director Curtis Hansen and opposite Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy, “The Holiday.” Her films also include “What Happens in Vegas,” opposite Ashton Kutcher, the emotional family drama, “My Sister’s Keeper,” directed by Nick Cassavetes and the sci-fi thriller “The Box.” She reunited with Cruise in 2010 for the action-packed “Knight and Day,” directed by James Mangold, which grossed over $260 million worldwide. In 2011, she appeared in another worldwide box office hit, Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet” with Seth Rogen, which brought in over $227 million worldwide.
In 2011, Cameron dominated the box office once again with the dark comedy “Bad Teacher,” directed by Jake Kasdan, which became her 17th movie to cross the $100 million mark worldwide, grossing over $216 million globally and earning Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Movie Comedy. Of her performance in the film, one critic rhapsodized: “Cameron Diaz eats the screen in ‘Bad Teacher’ and the screen says thank you. It hasn’t been eaten like this since the gifted actress-comedienne starred in ‘There’s Something About Mary’…Diaz herself joins the comic skills of Carole Lombard to a body that looks like a scenic railway. Her heroine’s indefatigable delinquency is put over with charm and gusto, spring cleaning an entire history of classroom movies.”
She headlined an all-star cast in the film adaptation of the popular book series, “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” in May, 2012 and starred opposite Colin Firth and Alan Rickman in the Coen Brothers’ remake of the crime caper “Gambit.”
She was seen most recently in Ridley Scott’s ensemble drama, “The Counselor,” alongside Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Upcoming projects include “Sex Tape,” a comedy that reunites her with her “Bad Teacher” director Jake Kasdan and co-star Jason Segel and the movie musical, “Annie.”
Over the course of 2004 and early 2005, Cameron took on a worldwide adventure with MTV for a 10-episode series, entitled “Trippin,’” which she also executive produced. Joined by an ever-changing group of travelers, Cameron and her crew explored some of the most exotic, environmentally unique places on the planet while discovering ways to help preserve them. She will be an executive producer on the upcoming CBS comedy series based on “Bad Teacher.”
In early 2014, Cameron will add author to her list of accomplishments with the publication of The Body Book, offering health and wellness advice and inspiration for young women, addressing fitness, nutrition and well being.
In addition to Golden Globe nominations for her performances in “There’s Something About Mary,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Vanilla Sky” and “Gangs of New York” and numerous other awards and nominations, Cameron has been honored with a People’s Choice Award as Favorite Leading Lady in 2007 and received Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice “Wannabe” Award, recognizing her as a role model in 2008. After being honored as ShoWest’s Female Star of Tomorrow in 1996, she came full circle as the organization’s Female Star of the Year in 2011. She achieved another career pinnacle in 2009, when she received a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cameron is currently the international Brand Ambassador for TAG Heuer’s Link Lady collection of timepieces. Her partnership with the company also serves to benefit and raise awareness for programs that empower women, including UN Women.
Cameron grew up in Southern California and her family’s lineage includes Cuban, German and Native American.
Leslie Mann - "Kate"
LESLIE MANN’s (Kate) comedic timing and standout performances captivate audiences and critics alike. She most recently starred opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40.” The movie reunites the trio from the award-winning blockbuster “Knocked Up,” with Mann and Rudd reprising their characters from the earlier film for the writer/director. Mann’s stand out performance as Debbie in “This Is 40” garnered her The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination in the category of ‘Best Actress is a Comedy.’ She will next be seen in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” with Emma Watson. Inspired by actual events, the film follows a group of fame-obsessed L.A. teenagers who burglarized celebrity homes by tracking their whereabouts on the internet.
Mann continued her recent voice performance work in the Oscar nominated “ParaNorman,” an animated 3D, stop-motion film from the team behind “Coraline,” including writer/director Chris Butler, Focus Features and LAIKA. Mann previously lent her voice to ‘Linda’ the main human character in Carlos Saldanha’s animated blockbuster “Rio,” which garnered over $486 million worldwide and also featured voices by Jaime Foxx and Anne Hathaway. Mann will reprise her role in Rio 2, which is set for release in the spring of 2014. In addition she voiced ‘Gina Winthrop’ on Jonah Hill’s hilarious animated television series “Allen Gregory” for Fox.
In 2011, Mann starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in David Dobkin’s “The Change-Up”and in2009 was seen in the indie hit “I Love You Phillip Morris”alongside Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and upon release was met with critical acclaim including a nomination for a 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in the category of ‘Best Comedy.’
Among her other feature films are “17 Again,” “Big Daddy,” “Little Birds,” “George of the Jungle,” “Timecode,” “She’s the One,” “Stealing Harvard,” “Drillbit Taylor,” “Orange County,” “Funny People” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.”
A native of Southern California, Mann studied acting with the improv troupe the Groundlings whose alumni include most of the familiar faces in comedy today. One of her first big breaks was Ben Stiller’s “The Cable Guy”with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. While auditioning for the film she met future husband Judd Apatow. This film marked their first collaboration and the beginning of their creative professional partnership.
Mann and Apatow are longtime supporters of the non-profit organization 826LA. Founded by Dave Eggers, the organization focuses on encouraging disadvantaged youth’s writing skills by offering a range programs on-site at their tutoring center and for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Mann and Apatow’s philanthropic contributions were honored earlier this year with the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program’s 2012 “Children’s Choice Award” for their work with children, and their families, who are dealing with pediatric cancer. In 2009 the couple was also recognized by The Fulfillment Fund who honored them at their annual benefit gala.
Mann, Apatow and their two daughters currently reside in Los Angeles.
Kate Upton - "Amber"
KATE UPTON (Amber) is an American actress and supermodel.
Kate’s other feature film credits include cameos in the Farrelly brothers “The Three Stooges” and Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist.”
As one of the most in-demand supermodels, Upton has broken boundaries in the fashion world, gracing the covers of the industry’s leading international publications including VOGUE US, VOGUE UK, VOGUE Italy, VOGUE Brazil, ELLE US, GQ US, as well as being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition two years in a row. Kate was most recently the cover subject of the 100th Anniversary issue of Vanity Fair.
An avid horseback rider, she showed for the American Paint Horse Association and competed on a national level.
A Florida native, Upton currently resides in New York.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldu - "Mark"
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU (Mark) has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring on a critically acclaimed television series and numerous high-successful films.
Coster-Waldau was recently seen opposite Tom Cruise in Universal’s “Oblivion,” from writer-director Joseph Kosinski. The film follows veteran soldier court-martialed to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself. He has also completed production on the indie drama “A Thousand Times Good Night,” starring opposite Juliette Binoche. Coster-Waldau plays “Marcus,” the husband of a famous war photographer, who puts his foot down and refuses to deal with his wife’s dangerous lifestyle any longer.
Coster-Waldau returns in spring 2014 for season four of the epic, award-winning series “Game of Thrones” for HBO. He plays the lead role of Jaime Lannister, on the series, which was nominated for Outstanding Drama” at the 2011 Emmy Awards. This critically acclaimed series, created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is based on the best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin.
Coster-Waldau recently starred in Guillermo Del Toro’s “Mama,” opposite Jessica Chastain. The film, from Universal Pictures, opened #1 at the box office. After leaving his handprint on the European Film and Television industry, Coster-Waldau quickly made his transition to American Cinema. In 2001, Nikolaj began his U.S. career with a starring role in Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed and multi Academy award-winning “Black Hawk Down.” Following, he landed a lead role in Michael Apted’s “Enigma,” co-starring Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.
Coster-Waldau’s charm and incredible range as an actor prompted many of his previous directors to cast him once again. Ridley Scott brought Nikolaj back for his 2005 epic film “Kingdom of Heaven,” starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Eva Green. Additionally, Richard Loncraine, who first cast Nikolaj in his 2004 film “Wimbeldon,” alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst, brought him back for “Firewall,” a suspense filled thriller starring Harrison Ford.
In 2008, Coster-Waldau made his series debut in the FOX drama, “New Amsterdam,” playing immortal detective “John Amsterdam” and was singled out by many as one of the season’s breakout stars. He was then seen in FOX’s “Virtuality,” directed by Peter Berg and produced by Gail Berman & Lloyd Braun.
In 2009, he co-starred opposite Ulrich Thomsen in “Blekingegade,” a high-profile Danish TV2 mini-series event, based on Denmark’s highest profile criminal gang, for TV2 and Zentropa Films. The first of the 5 episodes gave TV2 its highest ratings for 2009.
Additional film credits include “Headhunters,” based on the novel by bestselling writer Jo Nesbo, Oscar winning writer Mateo Gil’s directorial debut, “Blackthorn,” opposite Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea and Eduardo Noriega, and leading roles in the films “Night Watch,” “Vildspor,” (Wildshot), which he also co-wrote, “Misery Harbours,” “Foreign Fields,” “24 Hours in the Life of a Woman,” “Rembrandt,” and “Manden Bag Dren.”
A graduate of the prestigious National Theater School in Denmark, Coster-Waldau currently resides in Copenhagen.
Nicki Minaj - "Lydia"
NICKI MINAJ (Lydia), to paraphrase one of the songs off her platinum-selling debut album Pink Friday, is blazin’. How else to describe the colorful rapper/singer's meteoric rise from underground hopeful to hip-hop¹s trend-setting, fashion-forward leading lady in less than three years?
Minaj’s hotly anticipated Young Money/Cash Money/Universal sophomore set, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on April 3rd, 2012 and debuted atop the Billboard 200 list. In addition to her No. 1 US debut, the first-time Grammy Award nominee for best new artist is thriving internationally. She snagged the #1 spots in the UK, Japan and Canada and debuted in the Top 5 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland. With her #1 debut in the UK, Minaj has been named the highest charting solo female rapper in history with the UK’s Official Albums Charts. Minaj’s first single “Starships” off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, became certified double Platinum and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and quickly moved to No. 5, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10 of the chart, after her hit single “Super Bass.” Reaching unprecedented success with her sophomore album, on November 19, 2012 Minaj released her third album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up, an extended version of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, adding 7 new songs including “The Boys” featuring Cassie and her already hit single “Freedom”. A special edition of the CD was released that included 90-minute behind the scenes DVD featuring exclusive footage from her European tour, special award performances and never before seen footage of the artist.
Coming off her first-ever international tour in 2012, Minaj sold out shows in Sydney, Australia as well as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Helmsford and Staffordshire in the UK. Immediately wrapping her international tour, Minaj began her North American Pink Friday tour. This 18 stop tour began on July 16th in Chicago and ended August 12, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
That’s just the latest swell in a tidal wave of momentum that Minaj has been riding since Pink Friday and her first solo top 15 pop/No. 7 R&B hip-hop charting single “Your Love” debuted in November 2010. More hits followed as did a growing list of accolades: first female artist to be included on MTV’s annual Hottest MC tally and first female MC to place seven simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100. Beyond its eclectic mix of guests from will.i.am and Kanye West to Natasha Bedingfield, Pink Friday clicked with fans because of Minaj’s determination to not let people “make me like the typical New York rapper.” Indeed, she can effortlessly veer from rollicking hip-hop to vulnerable R&B, drawing on British and Jamaican accents coupled with breathy vocals and quick-draw rhymes delivered by her own cast of colorful characters from alter egos Harajuku Barbie and sexy Nicki to Roman Zolanski (who joins Eminem’s own alter ego Slim Shady on the riveting “Roman’s Revenge”). The album soared straight to No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 its first week, then commanded No. 1 on both charts in early 2011. After scoring her first chart-topper with “Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake, Minaj spent last year steadily racking up more hits (“Super Bass,” “Fly” featuring Rihanna) and setting chart records (“Bass” became the highest-charting Hot 100 rap hit by a solo female—without a featured artist—since Missy Elliott’s “Work It” in 2002). She simultaneously became the featured “It” girl on a string of high-profile singles by others, like David Guetta (“Where Them Girls At”), Trey Songz (“Bottoms Up”), Ludacris (“My Chick Bad”), Usher (“Lil Freak”), Kanye West (“Monster”), Drake (“Make Me Proud”), Britney Spears (“Till the World Ends” remix) and the new Madonna single with M.I.A. (“Gimme All Your Luvin”).
Minaj went on to edge out her label mates Drake and Tyga at the 2012 American Music Awards to win the favorite album and favorite artist in rap/hip-hop music categories as she did to her mentor Lil Wayne, West and Jay-Z in 2011. Minaj won Best Female Pop Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for her video, “Starships” beating out Katy Perry, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Beyonce. And in 2011, she won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video for “Super Bass”. She also won Best Hip Hop Video at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. At the BET Awards Minaj has won Best Hip Hop Female for three consecutive years also snagging the Best New Artist award in 2010. Minaj has also received Grammy nominations in the Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album categories.
A branding and media darling, she graced 10 magazine covers, including W, Elle and Cosmopolitan, and was named Billboard’s Rising Star of 2011. Recognizing her pop cultural influence, Mattel issued a limited-edition Nicki Minaj Barbie that was auctioned for charity. A fixture at top designers’ shows during New York Fashion Week, the diminutive dynamo was tapped as the 2012 and 2013 MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam spokesperson and OPI launched its custom-designed Nicki Minaj nail polish collection. Minaj was recently signed on to be the new face of Pepsi in 2012 and ventured her creativity outside of the entertainment bubble when she released her highly anticipated perfume, “Pink Friday” in the fall of 2012 and released a special edition of “Pink Friday” in April of 2013. Minaj is also embarking on her own line of clothing with Kmart, the “Nicki Minaj Collection” set to be released this year.
It’s all part of the Minaj mystique, an engaging persona The New York Times has dubbed “the Technicolor Barbie with the big voice and an elastic smile.” But behind the fluorescent nails and makeup (including Minaj’s signature pink lipstick), neon wigs and provocative costumes, you’ll find a determined yet passionate artist whose singular goal remains unchanged: connecting musically with her growing legion of fans. And those fans, 7.5 million global Twitter followers whom she lovingly nicknamed “Barbies” (aka Barbz), have helped her spark a long-awaited female rap revival.
“They inspire me to work harder—hold me up while I’m down,” Minaj told Billboard about the love affair with her fans. “I wouldn’t be here without them. I could never have predicted any of this.”
Not only is Minaj taking the music world by storm, but TV and film as well. On the 12th season of the very popular TV show “American Idol,” Minaj appears as a judge alongside Randy Jackson, Maria Carey and Keith Urban. In the summer 2012, she was featured as one of the voices in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” as a wooly mammoth named ‘Hailey.’
Not even when she was attending LaGuardia High School, a music, visual and performing arts school where she studied drama. Born Onika Maraj in 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj moved to Jamaica, Queens when she was five. A one-time office manager and Red Lobster employee, Minaj released three mixtapes between 2007-2009—including the highly praised “Beam Me Up, Scotty”—and won the female artist of the year award at the 2008 Underground Music Awards. A year later, Lil Wayne signed her to Cash Money subsidiary Young Money. She subsequently appeared on Young Money’s 2009 debut compilation album We Are Young Money, featuring the hit “BedRock,” which included a solo rap verse by Minaj. The compilation itself reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
Whatever’s on the horizon, Minaj—very hands-on in every aspect of her burgeoning career—is just getting revved up. “My nation of Barbz and I have come a mighty long way,” she told Billboard as 2011 was winding down. “Yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”
Taylor Kinney - "Phil"
TAYLOR KINNEY (Phil) currently stars as Kelly Severide, a brash Lieutenant with an unflappable veneer who is fighting his own demons in NBC's one-hour drama, "Chicago Fire."
On television, Kinney has a variety of credits including a series regular role in NBC's 'Trauma" and the recurring role of 'Mason Lockwood' on "The Vampire Diaries." He starred in Michael Patrick King's NBC pilot "A Mann's World opposite Don Johnson and has appeared on such shows as "Breakout Kings", "Castle," "Shameless," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Bones" and "CSI: NY." Kinney was featured in the telefilm "Five," a project produced by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keyes and was seen in the web series "Dating Rules From My Future Self."
Big screen credits include Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty,” the Marty Papazian-directed independent feature "Least Among Saints" and the short film "Prodigal," with Kenneth Branaugh.
Born in Lancaster, Pa., Kinney is an experienced surfer and he currently resides in California.
NICK CASSAVETES (Director) is a writer, director and actor. He previously directed Cameron Diaz in the film adaptation of the novel “My Sister’s Keeper,” which also starred Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin.
Cassavetes directed the hit romantic drama "The Notebook, based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel and starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands. He helmed "John Q,” starring Denzel Washington, and "She's So Lovely,” (the only film to win two awards at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival), which starred Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and John Travolta.
Most recently Cassavetes co-wrote (with Heather Wahlquist) and directed an emotional drama called “Yellow,” in which Wahlquist starred as a troubled teacher. He also wrote and directed the gritty drama "Alpha Dog” based on a true story and starring Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch.
Cassavetes' facility for character-driven intimacy was first evident in his feature film directorial debut, the critically acclaimed "Unhook the Stars,” starring Marissa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu and Gena Rowlands. Cassavetes also co-wrote the incisive drama, which was recognized by the National Board of Review and garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Rowlands and Tomei.
Cassavetes studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before beginning his career as an actor and appearing in such films as "Blind Fury,” "Quiet Cool,” "The Wraith” and "Twogether.” He starred opposite William H. Macy in Henry Bromell's "Panica”; with Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron in "The Astronaut's Wife” and with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in Ted Demme's "Life.” He also made a cameo appearance in Demme's "Blow,” after co-writing the screenplay. In addition, Cassavetes appeared as playwright Robert E. Sherwood in Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” and with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in John Woo's "Face/Off.”
Cassavetes has also appeared on television in such series as "L.A. Law," Quantum Leap,” and John Sayles' "Shannon's Deal,” and in the telefilms "Just Like Dad” and "Shooter.”
Milissa K. Stack
MELISSA K. STACK (Writer) grew up in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She attended Georgetown University, USC Law School, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2007, Stack wrote the screenplay “I Want To ____ Your Sister,” which appeared on the Blacklist. Other screenplays include the comedy "Pumas" and a feature film adaptation of the documentary "The King of Kong," about one man's attempt to achieve the world's highest score in the arcade game Donkey Kong."
JULIE YORN (Producer) has spent almost twenty years as a producer, executive and manager in Hollywood. She oversees the production division of LBI Entertainment, which has a first look deal at 20th Century Fox. In addition to “The Other Woman,” this year Yorn is producing “Curve” for Universal.
Previously, Yorn has produced “We Bought A Zoo,” “Unstoppable,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Bride Wars,” and “Max Payne.” Additional credits include “First Sunday,” “The Cleaner,” “Comanche Moon,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Come Early Morning,” “Wonderland,” “The Caveman’s Valentine,” “Eve’s Bayou,” and “Tree’s Lounge.” Before focusing exclusively on producing, Yorn was a talent manager for many years. A native of New York City and a graduate of Tulane University, Julie now resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Sammi.
Donald J. Lee, Jr.
DONALD J. LEE, JR. (Executive Producer) has served as Executive Producer on films such as “The Sitter” starring Jonah Hill and “The Bounty Hunter” starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, as well as “The Perfect Score,” “World Trade Center,” and “The Love Guru.” He was also Associate Producer of “Gloria,” starring Sharon Stone. For director Cameron Crowe, he executive-produced “Elizabethtown” and was Co-Producer of “Vanilla Sky” starring Tom Cruise.
Lee enjoyed a longtime working relationship with writer/director Nora Ephron that stretched back to “Sleepless in Seattle,” on which he was Second Assistant Director. He was Associate Producer on Ephron’s “Michael,” Co-Producer of “You’ve Got Mail” and “Lucky Numbers,” and Executive Producer on “Julie and Julia.”
Lee was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He attended Cornell University and, following his graduation, moved to New York City and began working as a set P.A. on such films as “Legal Eagles,” “Wall Street,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
ROBERT FRAISSE (Director of Photography) has previously collaborated with director Nick Cassavetes, lensing his films “The Notebook” and “Alpha Dog.”
Fraisse was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “The Lover” and reunited with Annaud on “Enemy at the Gates,” (which received a nomination from the British Society of Cinematographers for Best Cinematography), and “Seven Years in Tibet.”
Some of his other film credits include: “Hotel Rwanda,” directed by Terry George, “Ronin," directed by John Frankenheimer, “The Girl on a Bicycle,” directed by Jeremy Leven, “Vatel,” directed by Roland Joffe, and “Goodbye Bafana,” directed by Billie August, as well as “The Valet,” “Tempo,” “Luther,” “La Buche,” “Keys to Tulsa,” and “Citizen X.”