I guess that with the exception of Michelle Williams, none of the Dawson's Creek alum really managed to make a big splash in the movies. Joshua Jackson kind of dropped off the radar, but he seems to be in the midst of an upswing with roles in Bobby and Battle in Seattle. And, I think we all know what happened to Kate Holmes. Then there was Dawson himself, James Van Der Beek. Van Der Beek had a few film roles during the Dawson years -- Varsity Blues had an All The Right Moves charm to it in a way, and I thought he was pretty good in Rules of Attraction, but since the end of the show, Van Der Beek had kept a low profile.

ComingSoon.net has reported that principal photography has finished on Punchy with Van Der Beek in the starring role. Punchy follows a screenwriter (who's hopefully not a Spielberg fan) who comes up with the idea that if he locks himself away in his apartment for a month, he'll be able to finish a screenplay that's rapidly approaching the "drop dead" date. Things turn sour when his isolation brings on the worst kind of cabin fever. Jonathan Duech is directing the Darryn Lucie script with Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. holding the worldwide distribution rights. There isn't any word on a release date yet, but since principal photography has only just finished, I would think it could be a while.