Lauren Graham shooting Max this month

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their seance took a turn for the steamy

Lauren Graham is shooting a dog – wait for it – movie this month.  Max is the story of an army dog returning from Afghanistan, who returns to the U.S. to be adopted by his handler’s family after a traumatic experience.  He bonds with the family, in particular a 14 year old boy and together they help each others’ healing process.

It doesn’t sound like the kind of movie where the dog talks.

Lauren plays the boy’s mother, a woman who has lost her eldest son to war but now has to heal her youngest.  That big chunk of marble, Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) also stars.

Shooting should be underway right now and there’s a casting call for stand-ins required June 2-5 in Asheville, North Carolina.  More casting info on Tona B. Dahlquist Casting’s Facebook page.  Max is due out in 2015 and this paragraph makes me feel awfully glitzy darling.

We’ll also be seeing Lauren later this year in the upcoming Merry Friggin’ Christmas.  The cast includes Joel McHale (Community) and Robin Williams (the Robin Williams), which gets our tail wagging and pricks up a cautious ear.  I wonder if it’ll be anything like Lauren’s previously raucous ‘Christmas’ movie, Bad Santa?

Bearing in mind Lauren isn’t a mom in real life, do you think Lauren Graham is oddly typecast as a mom now? And is that a bad thing? Even in the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, she was a mom.  What would you like to see Lauren in (…aside from the Gilmore Girls movie, smartass)?  Back on Broadway?  Gravity 2?  A rom-com where she has to choose between Zac Efron, Harrison Ford and Matthew McConaughey?  Ooh and Eddie Murphy?

Pic c/o TheWB /TheCW. You say tomato…

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

12 thoughts on “Lauren Graham shooting Max this month

  • May 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm
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    A Lifetime Orginal Movie in which a teacher (Graham) falls in love with a student who is about to graduate early and join the army and be shipped out to boot camp. Then she finds out that the daughter she gave up for adoption 17 years before also goes to the school she teaches at and has fallen in love with the same boy.

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  • May 28, 2014 at 12:44 am
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    I’d like to see that Friday night dinner.

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  • May 28, 2014 at 3:23 am
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    I hate that Lauren is some what typecast as the ‘mom’, even in Bad Santa she ended up being the mom to the kid. I really would love her to do something different, I’m thinking Western or maybe a cop movie where she kicks some bad ass!

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    • June 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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      Agreed Craig, she’d be great in something like A Million Ways To Die In The West…

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  • May 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm
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    How about a way off-off-off broadway reenactment of the Producers with EB in the Zerro Mostel role, LG as Gene Wilder, Liza Weil as Dick Shawn, and AB as the crazy, ripped-off screen-writer.

    On a more sombre tone, it’s a bit hard to be flippant about the currently described project since it’s probably a composite of current events. Still as a Gilmore fan, it would have been more noteworthy [and possibly even appropriate] if the pup’s name had been Digger [or even Cyrus] instead of Max.

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  • May 29, 2014 at 5:29 am
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    If that big screen two-movies adaptation of Stephen King’s It actually gets made, I could see Lauren Graham as the adult Beverly Marsh. Might sound crazy, but I think it could work.

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    • May 30, 2014 at 4:24 am
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      That’s… incredibly random :O) First time I saw It, I had to sleep with the lights on for 48 hours.

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  • May 29, 2014 at 7:49 am
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    EB=KB…Brain-freeze strikes again!!

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  • October 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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    See from entertainmwent weekly that LG and MFC is due out the first week of Nov–

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  • October 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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    Thanks guys! I’ve been a little under the weather this week so thanks for being my news pixies.

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