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Criminal Minds” stars Kirsten Vangsness and Joe Mantegna have a passion project that they’re aiming to launch via Kickstarter, going the same route as Zach Braff and the “Veronica Mars” movie recently did to raise production funds. But don’t look for contempo FBI agents in this crime project: the film noir-style comedy “Kill Me, Deadly” is based on a stage show they did in 2009 with Dean Lemont and Lesley-Anne Downe co-starring and Darrett Sanders directing. The black and white film is half-finished; they’re looking to raise $200,000 in the next month to finish the project.
Set in 1947 Hollywood, “Kill Me, Deadly” is described as a “love letter to classic Hollywood” with a “razor-sharp comedic spin.”
Backers of the film will get a bonuses ranging from “The Wise Guy” for $35, which includes a DVD of the finished film, all the way up to “The High Pillow” at $10,000 or more, which includes a lunch and set tour of “Criminal Minds” with Vangsness.
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There has been a meeting of the Criminal Minds, and as a result, the CBS drama has been renewed for Season 9, the network announced on Thursday evening, with all seven main cast members (and showrunner Erica Messer) set to return.
Last week, CBS and producer ABC Studios tendered their final offers to Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook. Gibson and Mantegna were reportedly the first to be close to signing on for the new season; Moore’s negotiations were said to go on longer, while Vangsness and Cook rejected their offers and banded together to seek salaries closer to that of their male co-stars.
According to Deadline, all of the aforementioned five have signed new two-year deals with the crime drama, and though Cook and Vangsness did not achieve pay equal to the Criminal men, they did receive significant raises. (Matthew Gray Gubler and Jeanne Tripplehorn were not up for renewal this spring.)