Sunday, June 21, 2015

One Of The Most Exciting Collection Of Stories Is Headed To The Big Screen!

the movie, The Dunning Man, which is based on author Kevin Fortuna’s titled story, has all the makings of a blockbuster movie!

Named by Buzzfeed Books as one of the "22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts of 2014," the book The Dunning Man is a collection of funny, explosive and disarmingly moving stories from all walks of life. They are powerful tales about larger-than-life personalities, who are looking for something worth seeking.

Kevin Fortuna's people defy life by living, and suck every last breath out of a deflated balloon. They are exhilarating people with fully lived lives, expertly drawn. Fortuna's people are people you'd want to know, whose lives you may well admire. They may even be you.
--Mark Warren, executive editor of Esquire

Taking on major roles in the film are notable actors James Carpinello, who is best known for his roles in The Punisher ( (2004), Gangster Squad ( (2013) and The Great Raid ( (2005), and Gbenga Akinnagbe, who is best known for his role as Chris Partlow on the HBO series The Wire. Akinnagbe has also had roles in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ( (2009), The Savages ( (2007) and Edge of Darkness ( (2010).

"The mostly Irish American characters in Kevin Fortuna's The Dunning Man (Lavender Ink) should know better by now. That they don't (repeating their trespasses again and again) is what makes them so compelling and all too real. These characters may be the architects of their own disasters, but you also get the sense Fortuna is giving them one last roll of the dice." –Parade

Nationally known Casting Director Cynthia Stillwell, a 30 year veteran in the movie & film industry, who has hired over 300,000 people in the Southeast, will be playing an instrumental role in recruiting talent for the movie. Most recently,Cynthia was hired to cast the local and background roles for the popular movie “Selma,” which chronicled the tumultuous three-month Civil Rights period in 1965.

The Dunning Man is slated to begin shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 6, 2015. The production will move to Atlantic City, New Jersey in late July to complete the filming.

To purchase Kevin Fortuna’s book, “The Dunning Man,” go to this link:

A couple of book reviews can be found here:

For consideration for a possible role in the movie please email a headshot and resume to

For more information about the book The Dunning Man and the author Kevin Fortuna go to

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