Two years later, still getting more info on this. This is an interview with Lexi on Moive Crypt (Adam Green and Joe Lynch). There is a pretty good story of some of the behind the scenes stuff and what could have been. It starts around the 36 minute part: http://geeknation.co...exander-part-1/
Whatever your thoughts are on the film, this is an interesting listen (all 2 hours), and you get an idea of what she walked into and what happened after. Lots of things covered here. The Punisher bit is only a few minutes, but the film's outcome is covered a lot.
Not sure how it is in the UK, but Segal films in the States are pretty much all direct to DVD. That might not be such a good thing
Still, I hope it gets attention. I would like to see Tom finally get some of the credit he deserves. You have Stander, which was early on, but then you look at something like I Melt With You, and damn if he still doesn't have if. Tom is just consistantly good. The last few years have been quiet, so I am down with anything he has coming out, be it DTV or wide release.
I wish Hung would have lasted a few more seasons. Tom was getting a lot of attention from that (and not just about his penis ). I loved the first two seasons. If had that type of dry humor that Alexander Payne is known for. I know that turned a lot of veiwers off, the most common complaint being the show was good and funny, but depressing. Season 3 gave them what they wanted. I think season 4 would have hit the tone perfectly. The last few episodes felt tonally perfect. I just wish it would have played out better.
That being said, I feel TV has come a long way, and a lot of great actors are getting noticed more from TV than films. The tides are turning, and with Tom having a sizable part on Expance and Texas Rising, I think things are going to start coming around. Good or bad, I'm there. I think Tom has a lot to show us yet.