Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) Dallas Buyers Club (Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto), a new film inspired by the true story of Ron Woodruff who was diagnosed with HIV and began smuggling in stronger antiviral medications from around the world which were not yet approved by the FDA, released an official trailer this week and moved up the release date to November 1 (previously December 6). Check out the trailer below.
2) Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has signed on for The Weinstein Company film Carol, the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novella The Price of Salt. In the film, set in the 1950s, Mara will play Therese, a shop girl who falls for older married Carol (played by Cate Blanchett) who wants to get out of her marriage but fears losing her daughter. Mara replaces Mia Wasikowska who had originally been attached to the role. Shooting is scheduled to begin in spring 2014.
3) I Do, a film about a gay binational couple struggling under DOMA, will be available on DVD September 3. The film is currently available to watch on iTunes, with the DVD release boasting over two hours of exclusive bonus content. In the film a gay British man (David W. Ross) marries his lesbian American best friend (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) so he can stay in the U.S. with his family. Watch the I Do trailer below.
4) Jane Lynch will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 4, presented by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. The ceremony will be livestreamed at walkoffame.com at 11:30 a.m. PST that day. Lynch, who currently stars as Sue Sylvester on Glee and hosts Hollywood Game Night on NBC, got her start at The Second City where she honed her comedy chops. She made her Broadway debut this summer in a limited run as Miss Hannigan in Annie.
5) Naya Rivera teased this week that Demi Lovato's recurring Glee character Dani will be Santana's new love interest and the pair will sing a duet during Lovato's debut on the series' Beatles tribute episodes. Dani will be a struggling artist in New York who is also friends with Rachel Berry. Check out a new preview with series star Darren Criss which hints at news for fan favorite couple Kurt and Blaine; Glee returns to Fox Thursday, September 26 at 9pm.
6) Out actor Russel Tovey (Being Human UK) has landed his first major US role in the HBO comedy Looking starring Jonathan Groff (Glee). Tovey will play Kevin, a gay video game creating prodigy who works closely with Groff's character, Patrick. Also recently added to the cast is Scott Bakula as Lynn, a well off character who is popular in the Castro community. The half hour comedy about the lives of a group of young gay men living in San Francisco begins filming soon for a 2014 premiere.
7) Chandler Massey officially filmed his last scenes as out character Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives this past Friday; the role has been recast, so Will isn't disappearing all together. Massey won two daytime Emmys for his work as Will, from the character's 2011 coming out scene to his current relationship with Freddie Smith's character, Sonny.
8) Dance drama pink milk, inspired by the life of Alan Turing, is looking for funding help to perform the play at Oracle in Chicago. Oracle is designed to expand accessibility to art for all, so pink milk (running now through September 7) is free for audiences. The show follows the young Alan who falls in love with a boy named Chris. Alan spends his life trying to replace that love when Chris disappears until he meets the intriguing and mysterious Arnold. Learn more at the pink milk Kickstarter page.