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Before names like Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Bell, Sam Riley and Aidan Turner entered the mix, it seemed like Idris Elba was the clear frontrunner to succeed Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond. He was the choice of then-Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, the bookmakers’ favourite, and had the backing of former 007 Pierce Brosnan (although not so much Roger Moore, apparently).
Elba has previously said that he’d accept the role of the super spy if it was offered to him, although during a new interview on Good Morning America, the British star has suggested that he feels he may be too old.
“I keep saying if it were to happen it would be the will of a nation because there hasn’t been any talks between me and the studio about any of tha. But everywhere I go people want that to happen, so…. But if I’m really honest man, »
- Gary Collinson
Code Black‘s Angels Memorial Hospital will be as busy as ever during Season 2. Camryn Manheim (Person of Interest), Eric Roberts (Suits) and Alexandra Grey (Transparent) are set to guest-star on the CBS drama in an episode titled “Life and Limb.”
Manheim will play the distraught wife of a truck driver who is injured in a horrific accident, Roberts will play Mario’s (Ben Hollingsworth) opportunistic, but sympathetic father, and Grey (a transgender actress) will play a transgender woman who’s sent to the ER with stomach pains. »
J. Quinton Johnson (Dirty Dancing), Nick Stevenson (Orange Is The New Black) and Elizabeth Frances (Drunktown’s Finest) have booked recurring roles opposite Pierce Brosnan in AMC's upcoming drama series The Son. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Johnson will play Neptune, the… »
Press Release: Halifax, Ns, July 18, 2016 – “The Mist,” a multi-million dollar original television series adapted from the Stephen King novella begins principle photography today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. American cable network Spike TV has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series which will premiere on Spike in 2017.
“The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
“We were intent on finding the perfect location – a place that could double for Maine, »
- Derek Anderson
Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, the Robert Redford-produced limited series has been revisiting how — in the aftermath of the Civil War — the United States transformed into the “land of opportunity,” while sharing the personal, little-known stories of Western legends. In the sixth of eight episodes, Billy the Kid seeks revenge for the death of his friend and Jesse James reemerges from years in hiding, »
According to Film Music Reporter, composer Cliff Martinez is set to score the untitled "Wolverine" sequel for 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing with a script by screenwriter David James Kelly. The film stars Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal.
Composers who scored the music for the previous two "Wolverine" films include Harry Gregson-Williams, who scored Gavin Hood’s "X-men Origins: Wolverine", and Marco Beltrami, who composed James Mangold's "The Wolverine".
Martinez recently scored the music for director Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon" starring Elle Fanning. His upcoming projects includes Todd Philip's "War Dogs" with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller and Martin Campbell's "The Foreigner" starring Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan.
The untitled third Wolverine film is set to be released on March 3, 2017. »
- J.B. Casas
Sean Brosnan's My Father Die
This year's Frightfest line-up was announced today, with My Father Die, the directorial debut of Sean Brosnan (son of Pierce Brosnan) as the opening gala, and Sang-ho Yeon's tale of the commuting dead Train To Busan to close it. Now sponsored by the Horror Channel (having ended its relationship with Film4), the festival will feature 19 world premières and showcase work from 16 different countries.
Highlights of this year's festival include Todd Williams' adaptation of Stephen King novel Cell, starring John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson; Jackson Stewart's cautionary tale Beyond The Gates, which features genre favourite Barbara Crampton; and Emiliano Rocha Minter's Mephistophelean Mexican chiller Beyond The Flesh, which Alejandro Iñárritu has singled out for praise. There will also be the usual line-up of special guests, with details yet to be announced, plus a substantial short film strand and a series of special events, »
- Jennie Kermode
Here’s news that’ll reboot your spirits: AMC has chosen a return date for Halt and Catch Fire. The 1980s computer drama’s two-hour Season 3 premiere will bow on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9/8c.
Subsequent episodes will air Tuesdays at 10 pm. Vox first reported the date.
Per the official press release: “In the third season, which picks up in March 1986, Mutiny leaves Texas for the big leagues of Silicon Valley. Founders Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé) search for the idea that will launch Mutiny as a player, »
What’s more, the supernatural drama’s sophomore season will run a heavenly 13 episodes (to bow in 2017), versus its freshman 10.
RelatedPreacher Episode 5 Recap: Jesse Custer Superstar
“Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. “What [showrunner] Sam [Catlin], [executive producers] Seth [Rogen], Evan [Goldberg] and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. »
Jacob Tremblay, who broke out last year in “Room,” is also attached to star as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life — and then became an unlikely hero when he entered the local fifth grade.
Roberts plays Tremblay’s mother in the adaptation of Raquel J. Palacio’s novel and Wilson’s will portray the father. Lionsgate had no comment on the casting.
Palacio’s book has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.
- Justin Kroll
Apparently, Preacher’s Jesse never saw Spider-Man. So, unaware that with great power comes great responsibility, he let his “gift” get the better of him this week and, as a result, damn near shot someone without ever laying a finger on a gun. Who? How? Wait, what? Keep reading, and I’ll (do my best to) explain.
‘That’S The Day It All Turned Bad’ | As “The Possibilities” began, Tulip was in Houston trading her map with Dani (who turned out to be a woman) for the last known »
Having first rose to fame in the 80s as the star of Remington Steele, Pierce Brosnan is returning to the small screen after a thirty year absence, with Deadline reporting that the former 007 is set to star in AMC’s upcoming drama The Son, which is described as “a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.”
Brosnan is replacing Sam Niell, who has left the project due to personal reasons, and will play “Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. He was born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname “First Son of Texas” and is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the »
- Gary Collinson
The story centers on a habitual teenage delinquent who’s expelled from yet another school and finds himself hauled off to Gafin Academy, a reform school that’s host to thieves, bullies, arsonists and vandals. Rather than rehabilitating the students, the academy uses them to pull off a massive heist.
The Dowdles co-wrote, directed and produced “No Escape,” starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. John Dowdle directed 2010’s “Devil,” based on the story by M. Night Shyamalan with Drew Dowdle and Shyamalan producing for Universal.
Principal photography is set to commence in the fall, »
- Dave McNary
Norman Reedus isn’t afraid to let it all hang out. He’s well aware that fans who tune in to his new AMC series, Ride With Norman Reedus (premiering Sunday, 10/9c), are going to get to know him a whole lot more intimately than those who just watch him as Daryl on The Walking Dead. And that’s Ok by him. “It’s the age of social media,” he reminds TVLine. “Everyone kinda sees everyplace you’re at, anyway, and knows things about you that you forgot you did when you were 12 years old. It’s all out there already. »
The former James Bond star replaces Sam Neill, who was originally cast in the series in March. Brosnan will take over as Eli McCullough, the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family. Eli was born on the day that Texas declared itself an independent Republic from Mexico, earning him the nickname of “First Son of Texas.” The show is based on the novel by Philipp Meyer and follows the clan’s rise and fall over multiple generations, concurrent with America’s birth as a superpower. The news was first reported by Deadline.
The role marks Brosnan’s first major television gig since he starred in NBC’s “Remington Steele” in the 1980s. »
- Maria Cavassuto
In this edition of TV Bits: Chiwetel Ejiofor supposedly turned down Doctor Who. Pierce Brosnan joins AMC’s The Son. Dwayne Johnson releases a new trailer for Ballers. New footage from Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender is here. Doctor Who has seen twelve different actors play the title character over the course of fifty years, with the […]
- Jacob Hall
Journalist David Carr’s bestselling memoir The Night of the Gun is being developed by AMC and Sony Pictures Television as a six-part miniseries, written by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and starring Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).
The Night of the Gun is described as “an incredible tale of a journalist’s search for the truth about the most painful subject of his career — himself,” a “hysterical look at the demon of addiction and his journey from the crack pipe to esteemed columnist for The New York Times. »
The same day Pierce Brosnan was tapped to replace Sam Neill as star of AMC’s upcoming drama The Son, Jacob Lofland has been set to play the character’s younger version. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Lofland will play the young Eli McCullough. Charming, self-reliant… »
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is coming back to TV after for the starring role on a multi-generational epic The Son, a new Western genre series from AMC. Brosnan replaces actor Sam Neill, who dropped out of the project.
The Son will be Brosnan’s first TV starring role in nearly 20 years.
Brosnan will play Eli McCullough, the head of a powerful Texas family who was born on the state’s founding as an independent republic. The family is having a tough time getting used to the less than Wild West. The Son also stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sydney Lucas.
Brosnan's last starring TV role was his breakout performance in the NBC detective series Remington Steele, which ran from 1982 to 1987, opposite Stephanie Zimbalist. Though he did charm Marge Simpson on The Simpsons »
Dust off your sequined flares: Abba is back! All four members of the Swedish supergroup performed in public for the first time in 30 years in Stockholm on Sunday. Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad made the surprise appearance at a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ulvaeus and Andersson's friendship at the Berns Salonger Hotel in downtown Stockholm, according to The Expressen . It is the first time that all four members of the band have sung together in public since 1986. "It was absolutely amazing. A lot of emotions," Lyngstad, told Espressen after the performance. "We've made this journey throughout our history, »
- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher
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