PRLog - March 11, 2013 - LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this week, 8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead launched a fan-driven petition addressed to Marvel Studios, requesting that filmmakers Edgar Wright and Joss Whedon audition New Hollywood star Tybee Diskin for the role of Janet Van Dyne, AKA The Wasp, in the Ant-Man feature film and subsequent Avengers movies. “Tybee Diskin has keen listening skills, she has exquisite cool under pressure, and she has a loose, cocky wit”, explains Stead. “That’
Recently, Stead cast Diskin as leading lady Dr. Chelsea Barrington in the upcoming 8 Sided Films science-fiction heist movie Quantum Theory. Quantum Theory is the story of Chelsea and Roe, two brilliant, snarky women of science, who develop a prototype with the power to alter reality... until it’s snatched from under them by LDI, a ruthless and powerful defense contractor. With reality itself under the control of a corporate military superpower, can Chelsea and Roe take back their technology and their world? “Many of the qualities that make Tybee the perfect actor to lead Quantum Theory’s cast also make her an ideal social compass for characters like Hank Pym, Tony Stark, and Steve Rogers. Who else has the grace and moxie to break up a fight between Thor and the Hulk?” Stead is currently writing, directing, and producing Quantum Theory.
“Edgar Wright has perfected the art of action with a dash of mischief”, Diskin reveals. “The chance to work with someone whose work I adore, and simultaneously delve deeper into this world of heroes, would be an absolute dream.” Stead maintains that Diskin’s goals are the reason 8 Sided Films is supporting the petition. “Like any repertory company, our ensemble succeeds by supporting one another, by supporting our larger film community, and by supporting the audience. Tybee is one of the strongest and most original classical actors of her generation. Her dedication to the craft, to genre storytelling, and to the audience has won her the loyalty of both the fans and myself. Tybee’
Stead’s petition is currently live and taking signatures at the websitehttp://tybeevandyne.com. Tennyson E. Stead is the award-winning writer/director of recent science-fiction webseries “The Starmind Record” and is currently developing Quantum Theory for theatrical release. Tybee Diskin recently completed production on the webseries “Aperature Laboratories”