EXCLUSIVE: Bad Boys and Midnight Run scribe George Gallo is set to direct his ninth feature Bigger about bodybuilding pioneer brothers Joe and Ben Weider, who against all odds, battled poverty and anti-Semitism to create the fitness industry as we know it. Tyler Hoechlin from Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, MTV’s Teen Wolf and MGM’s upcoming The Domestics will play Joe Weider, who discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger and founded the International Federation of Bodybuilding which operates today in 55 countries.

Bigger was written by Brad and Ellen Furman, Andy Weiss and Gallo. Production begins next month in Alabama. Weiss and Gallo wrote the latter’s 2009 film Middle Men about internet porn architect Jack Harris. Weiss is one of the writers on Sony’s Yann Demange-directed movie White Boy Rick due out on Jan. 26. Steve Lee Jones’ Bee Holder Productions banner is producing Bigger with Scott LaStaiti.

“The brothers’ story sets a powerful example of what hard work and extreme focus can achieve for the youth of today. These brothers literally changed the world” says Jones. [Source]

I’ve updated the gallery with additional stills & high quality screencaptures of Tyler in his 2016 movie Stratton.

   

2016 – Stratton > Production Stills
2016 – Stratton > Movie Screencaptures

Voltage Pictures is to fully finance and co-produce “Departures,” a drama featuring a teenager with a terminal illness who is helped by a geeky friend to gamely embark on a list of final things to do.

Co-produced with BCDF Pictures, the film will start production April 24 in New York with Peter Hutchings (“The Outskirts,” “Rhymes with Banana”) directing from a script written by Fergal Rock.

Production is by Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady for BCDF and Nicolas Chartier and Alissa Phillips for Voltage. Voltage is handling international sales. U.S. rights are handled jointly by CAA and Voltage.

Asa Butterfield (“The Space Between Us”) stars alongside Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”,) with cast also including Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Flatliners”,) and Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf,” “Fifty Shades Freed”.) [Source]

A couple of years ago, Tyler was part of a baseball movie called Undrafted which was released a a few weeks ago on iTunes. I’ve updated the gallery with the movie.

   
 

2014 – Undrafted > Posters
2014 – Undrafted > Production Stills
2014 – Undrafted > Movie Screencaptures

Kate Bosworth is in final negotiations to star in Mike P. Nelson’s The Domestics with Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) negotiating to join her in the post-apocalyptic thriller. The film was written and will be directed by Nelson who previously worked on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and directed several episodes of Studio Luma. Hollywood Gang is producing the picture.

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The story takes place in a futuristic wasteland when a young couple travels through a harrowing, gang-ravaged countryside in an attempt to make it home. Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding are producing, and Adam Krentzman and Kurt Johnstad will be exec producers. [Source]