A few decades ago, the probability was higher to chance upon actor Thomas Haden Church as a radio DJ, a Highway Department worker, a laborer on a cattle ranch, or an oil worker in the fields of Louisiana. Church started his career as an actor after he went through several roles in real-life. His first tryst with the entertainment industry began with voice over jobs in commercials. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1989 to get his feet wet in Hollywood. The aspiring actor kick-started with guest roles in TV shows such as ‘21 Jump Street,’ ‘Cheers,’ ‘China Beach,’ and ‘Booker.’
Church got his first breakthrough with the 1993 movie ‘Tombstone,’ starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. The 1995 horror flick ‘Demon Knight,’ ‘George of the Jungle’ (1997) and the 1997 flick ‘One Night Stand’ helped him to emerge as a rising star. In 2003, he made his directorial debut with the movie ‘Rolling Kansas.’ Church got his first Academy Award nomination for the 2004 film ‘Sideways.’ His other major works include ‘Easy A’ (2010), ‘Killer Joe’ (2011), ‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2011), ‘John Carter’ (2012), and ‘Max’ (2015). So now you might be wondering what is the next Thomas Haden Church movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Thomas Haden Church films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Thomas Haden Church movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is the feature directorial debut of filmmaking duo Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz. The plot follows the journey of a differently abled man Zack Gottsagen who challenges everything including his Down syndrome to realize his dream of becoming a wrestler. The man runs away from the nursing home which shackles his professional wrestling dreams. Zack Gottsagen, who was handpicked by the directors during a camp for differently abled actors, appears as himself in the movie, which also features Dakota Johnson, Shia LaBeouf, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, and Jon Bernthal in major roles. When it premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2019, ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ garnered positive reviews for its humble, heartwarming and refreshingly sincere take on family and acceptance of people with Down Syndrome. Armory Films, Lucky Treehouse and Bona Fide Productions produce the movie, which is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019, by Roadside Attractions.
4. Divorce (2016 – )
HBO’s drama series ‘Divorce’ features Thomas Haden Church and Sarah Jessica Parker as a separated couple—Frances Dufresne and Robert Dufresne—who navigate through the emotionally tasking, long ordeal of divorce. While Robert is in a dilemma of letting go of his wife after he learns about her affair with another man, Frances is torn between the two men in her life and other social repercussions of divorce. Other cast includes Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, and Charlie Kilgore. HBO released ‘Divorce’ on October 9, 2016, to critical acclaim and audience praise. Haden Church and Parker’s performances garnered positive reviews.