Jake attended his first event of the year and he definitely caught attention with that brown suit. Check out high-quality photos in our gallery! Thanks to my friend Emily at Starring Kristen Stewart for the help!
Saturday / July 31 / 2021
New project! Jake has joined the cast of Jerry and Marge Go Large for Paramount+, alongside Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening.
Jerry and Marge Go Large is inspired by the true story of Jerry (Cranston) and Marge Selbee (Bening), a retired Michigan couple who helped revitalize their community after playing—and winning—the Massachusetts lottery.
McDorman will play Ben, the son of the film’s title characters.
Production is currently underway in Georgia, with David Frankel directing from a script by Brad Copeland. Gil Netter is producing with Levantine Films. Amy Baer is also producing via MRC Film’s Landline Pictures. Jerry and Marge is the first film to emerge from the Landline label.
Kevin Halloran is serving as executive producer. Netter, Tory Metzger and Renee Witt from Levantine Films developed and packaged the film based on an original article by Jason Fagone for The Huffington Post.DEADLINE
Saturday / April 03 / 2021
Contrary to earlier reports, Disney+ has officially cancelled The Right Stuff after one season. However, it’s currently being shopped to other platforms, so hopefully it can find a new home and continue.
Disney+ has opted not to order a second season of space race series The Right Stuff. The Mercury 7 period drama, starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman, originated at National Geographic before launching as a Disney+ original last October. It is Disney+’s first scripted series cancellation.
Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind The Right Stuff, is shopping it to other outlets, with WarnerMedia siblings TNT and HBO Max considered logical potential targets. I hear the options on the cast expire tomorrow, and WBTV has asked for a two-week extension while the efforts to find a new home continue.
Disney+’s decision not to proceed with a second season of The Right Stuff, adapted from Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction account of the early days of the U.S. space program, came after lengthy discussions with WBTV. I hear they examined different ideas for continuing the series, including a second season focused on a new mission from the 1980s, likely with a new cast.DEADLINE
Saturday / February 06 / 2021
Our gallery has finally been updated with high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the first season of The Right Stuff! The show has been renewed for a second season, and will be moving production from Florida to California. No official plot yet, but assuming they pick up where they left off, it might focus on the space race to the moon!
Friday / February 05 / 2021
Our gallery has finally been updated with high-resolution screencaps from Happiest Season! It was a Christmas-themed romantic-comedy film originally scheduled for a theatrical release. However, due to the pandemic, it was released digitally on Hulu last November.
Thursday / October 08 / 2020
One day to go until the series premiere of The Right Stuff! Check out this interview of Assignment X wherein Jake discussed the television adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel and portraying a real-life American legend.
ASSIGNMENT X: How much of the Mercury 7 story did you already know when you became involved with THE RIGHT STUFF?
JAKE McDORMAN: Honestly, not very much at all. I think I recognized John Glenn’s name. I mean, I knew about THE RIGHT STUFF probably more than I did about what THE RIGHT STUFF was about. So, I recognized that IP. My dad talked about the movie all the time, specifically Scott Glenn [who played Shepard in the feature film version], but no pressure there from Dad. But more than that, not too much, which was interesting, because that meant when I read the script, that was really the first framework I had for what our show was going to be, without having the movie’s adaptation rattling around up there, or even the book. So, it was really the script that was my first introduction to the Mercury Program, and certainly who Alan Shepard was, and the other astronauts in the script – Wally Schirra [played by Aaron Staton], Scott Carpenter [played by James Lafferty], and Deke Slayton [played by Micah Stock]. So, I had a lot of research to do.
AX: The movie cast was a little confusing, because you had the actor Sam Shepard playing Chuck Yeager, and then there was Alan Shepard as a character, who was played by Scott Glenn, and Ed Harris was playing John Glenn, and when you were thinking about it later, it was like, “Wait, Shepard is …?”
McDORMAN: [laughs] I know, I know. We made a joke at the table read like that. It was like, “I’m Jake McDorman, and I’m playing Sam Shepard.”
AX: As a character, is Alan Shepard a departure for you? Because he and John Glenn, particularly, seemed to have egos the size of buildings. You generally play less swaggering people, apart from the Dark Ages warlord in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS …
McDORMAN: Yeah. Alan Shepard is a departure for me in a lot of ways. The first thing is that he comes from a military family. His dad was in the [U.S.] Army, his granddad was in the Army, and Shepard himself was in the Navy. So that already comes from a family background that’s really different than anything that I’m used to. I don’t have any immediate family that served. So even just understanding what a family like that is like, what an upbringing like that is like, as far as the discipline, how the chain of command trickles down not just professionally, but also at home, the relationship that Shepard has with his father, is a big departure from anything that I’ve played before, or anything that I really know in my personal life.continue reading