Trammell, Gilford Are “Long Time Gone”

Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) and Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) are joining Sarah Siegel-Magness’ indie directorial debut “Long Time Gone” at Smokewood Entertainment reports True Blood Online.

The story follows a broken family who must cope when Gordie Iris, (Anthony LaPaglia) leaves his wife, Augusta (Virginia Madsen), for another woman. Their disparate sons, Matthew (Gilford) and Henry (newcomer Graham Rogers), have no idea what to do when their mother refuses to come out of her bedroom for days on end which turns into weeks.

When carefree Bette (Amanda Crew) enters their lives, her outlook on the world revolutionizes the way each has been viewing this situation. Trammell plays ‘Jeff,’ an easy-going landscaper, who hires Henry as a day laborer and befriends his distraught mother.

Karen McCullah (“The Ugly Truth,” “Legally Blonde”) wrote the screenplay based upon April Stevens’ novel “Angel, Angel”. Bobbi Sue Luther, Gary Magness and McCullah are producing.

Shooting began the other week in Los Angeles and runs through late October.