Photo Flash: Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace and More at SPEAK NO EVIL Premiere in Hollywood
It is a rare, but growing club with very elite membership - great actresses on stage or screen that follow in their mothers famous footprints. Historically there have been Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Blythe Danner and Gwenyth Paltrow, Ilene Graff and Nikki Lanzarone, and, of course, the three generational triumph of Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson. Now, Dee Wallace and Gabrielle Stone have been inducted into this exclusive sorority.
Dee Wallace, of course, has a myriad of film credits on her resume, most notably THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE HOWLING, THE FRIGHTENERS, CUJO, HALLOWEEN, THE STEPFORD WIVES, and recently HANSEL & GRETEL. Dee Wallace has starred in four television series and more than four hundred commercials and is one of Hollywood's most sought-after TV guest stars. Now, her daughter, Gabrielle, is following in her mother's foot steps in a genre of films that made her mother a a house hold name.
Carrying on with In the Family business is Gabrielle, daughter of the late Christopher Stone and the "Queen of Fear Films," Dee Wallace, who tackles the lead role of a new film, by Roze, entitled "Speak No Evil" (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiXw6ipBZn4). Not unlike her mother's famous portrayal of a woman protecting her son in Stephen King's "Cujo," or in Speilberg's "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," Ms. Stone stars as Anna, a single mother fighting to protect her daughter from demoniacally possessed children and a town Gone mad to be released nationally this summer. The film also stars Mario Guzman, Carl Jenssen IV and newcomer Olivia Cavender.
Ms. Wallace who has been immersed in the genre of horror films for 40 years remarks "Speak No Evil is a gritty, fast paced Indy movie that makes a strong case for Satan's trickery and deceit, while challenging a mother's love and belief in her possessed child. A mother's love can conquer all....Well, almost," adding "It is a perfect vehicle to showcase Gabrielle's emotional range and power. I am very proud." Have mother and daughter discussed the realities, joys and concerns of a family legacy in entertainment? "Absolutely," says Dee. "But this is not something you plan. It is a calling you must follow. Gabrielle was writing, directing, dancing and performing since she could move. Literally. I would support her in anything that makes her happy. And for her, this is it." Gabrielle adds, "My mom has always supported what I wanted to do in life. Whether it was sports, dance, or writing as long as I was happy and passionate about it she was all for it. Acting is no different, family legacy or not."
"Speak No Evil" is set for limited cinematic and subsequent worldwide release through another of Roze's distribution projects - online-streaming site: www.MindPlate.tv. This is the second feature film for director and writer Roze, ahead of 2010's "Deadfall Trail," via his own Gas Mask Films production unit.
The independent horror film, made its Los Angeles premiere screening on May 30, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Music Hall in Beverly Hills. "We are thrilled to offer Speak No Evil to audiences in Los Angeles," said Gabrielle. "This is a big event but it's just the start of a summer long tour for the movie, meeting fans, participating in panels and screenings. It's exhausting but a lot of fun to see people's reaction and talk to them personally about making the film."
Check out footage and photos from the premiere below!
Photos courtesy of MINDPLATE.
SPEAK NO EVIL Art
Olivia Cavender, Roze and Gabrielle Stone
Gabrielle Stone and director, Roze