Deadline – Critics’ Choice Award nominee Joelle Carter (Home Before Dark, Justified) has been tapped as the narrator for MacGillivray Freeman Films’ IMAX documentary, Secrets of the Sea. The film directed by Howard Hall and Jonathan Bird is slated for release this summer.
Secrets of the Sea takes viewers into the ocean to show the astonishing ways marine species interact with each other and their environment, demonstrating the critical importance of marine biodiversity to maintaining healthy oceans. Pic is a co-production a Howard Hall Productions and Oceanic Research Group. Michele Hall served as its producer.
Looper – While Joelle Carter has been a mainstay actor in such popular episodic TV fare as “Justified” and “Scandal,” she’s best-known to longtime “One Chicago” fans as State’s Attorney Investigator Laura Nagel in all 13 episodes of the short-lived legal drama “Chicago Justice.”
As the fourth entry in producer Dick Wolf’s expansive “One Chicago” lineup of procedural series on NBC, “Chicago Justice” focused in on the crime-busting team of lawyers and investigators of the State’s Attorney’s office as they fought to bring down some of Chi-town’s worst offenders. A central player in the series, Carter’s Laura Nagel was one of the more emotionally multilayered characters on the show, bringing to her performance the personal baggage of a troubled past and an ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband.
While the show was a one-season-and-done affair for the actors, her fans are likely curious about what she’s been up to since her brief stint on “Chicago Justice.” Well, we’ve got the Joelle Carter update you’ve been waiting for.
Joelle Carter has been busy since her time on Chicago Justice.
Immediately following the 2017 cancellation of “Chicago Justice,” Joelle Carter’s next gigs included playing Megan Mitchell in the TV series “The Rookie” in 2018 and Sunny Daniels in the TV movie “Salvage.” Also beginning in 2018, Carter took on the dual roles of Yvonne Newsome and Denise Meehan-Shepard in the anthology series “Dirty John,” appearing in five episodes.
Just before small roles in films including “She’s in Portland” and “Punching and Stealing,” Carter returned to the “One Chicago” universe in 2020, but not in her former guise as Laura Nagel. Instead, she played drug addict Lynne Driscoll in a one-off appearance in the “Chicago Med” episode “Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” Then, in 2020 and 2021, she portrayed school principal Kim Collins in all 20 episodes of the Apple TV+ mystery series “Home Before Dark.” Currently, Carter is on tap to play Helen Hill in the baseball biopic “The Hill,” now in post-production.
So for fans wondering what she’s been up to recently, this sums up the apparently full acting schedule of Joelle Carter following the cancellation of “Chicago Justice.”
Deadline — Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Leftovers), Colin Ford (Captain Marvel, We Bought a Zoo), Joelle Carter (The Big Ugly, Justified), country music star Randy Houser and newcomer Jesse Berry are joining Dennis Quaid in The Hill, the family drama penned by Angelo Pizzo (Rudy, Hoosiers) and the late Scott Marshall Smith (The Score, Men of Honor), who died in December.
The film, which is in production in Georgia, tells the true story of Rickey Hill, who overcame his physical disability to play professional baseball. Given the complexities Rickey faced in his relationship with his father, Pastor Hill (Quaid), his is a story about more than just athletics. It’s also about family and what one young man can do to follow his dream.
Berry and Ford will play the young and older versions of Rickey, with Carter portraying Rickey’s mother, Helen Hill. Houser will portray Ray Clemons, an older gentleman from Rickey’s childhood who encourages him to try out for the pros, with Glenn as Red Murff, the legendary MLB scout who discovers him.
Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point, Gunshy) is directing the film, cast by Rick Montgomery (Green Book). He’s also producing alongside Warren Ostergard, with Matthew Dwyer, Michael Hollingsworth, Michael Blubaugh and Rickey Hill serving as exec producers.
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