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THR reports CBS has cast Elliot Knight as a series regular in its new American Gothic TV series, coming this summer. As pictured above, Knight played the Arthurian legend's Merlin, in ABC's Once Upon a Time season 5A, starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, Robert Carlyle, and Emilie de Ravin.
In American Gothic, Knight will play a police officer named Brady. The cast of American Gothic also includes: Megan Ketch, Justin Chatwin, Antony Starr, Juliet Rylance, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, and Virginia Madsen.
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Read More: Gravitas Ventures Acquires Serial Killer Comedy 'Barney Thomson' For the new crime comedy "Barney Thomson," Glasgow native Robert Carlyle sits in the director's chair for the very first time and takes us home with him. The movie, which stars Carlyle as the titular Thomson, also features Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. In what looks to be a riff on "Sweeney Todd," "Barney Thomson" follows a Glasgow barber who quickly finds himself in the comically grotesque and absurd world of serial killers. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren wrote the adaptation based on Douglas Lindsay's "The Barbershop Seven" book series. The film debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year and won the Best Film prize at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, with Thompson named Best Actress. The comedy finally his U.S. theaters on March 11. Watch the trailer above. »
- Bryn Gelbart
Every few months, RollingStone.com shines a spotlight on a forgotten, neglected, overshadowed, underappreciated and/or critically maligned film that we love in a series called "Be Kind, Rewind." In honor of The Revenant and Leonardo DiCaprio's widely predicted Oscar win, we're focusing on an older Leo movie that's been unfairly put in the "noble failure" pile: The Beach.
It's February 2000, a little over two years since Titanic plowed directly into the zeitgeist, and the film's 25-year-old star is now slightly more famous than the ship of dreams itself. »
“Once Upon A Time” has found Belle’s dangerous suitor, Gaston.
Gaston’s storyline will take viewers back to Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) time before she met Rumple (Robert Carlyle), furthering the exploration of “Once Upon A Time’s” twist on Gaston’s role in the “Beauty & the Beast” tale.
Previously, the role “Sir Gaston” was played by actor Sage Brocklebank, who appeared in one episode in “Once’s” first season.
The episode in which Brown’s Gaston will appear has not been set yet, though it will be during the back-half of the fifth season, which returns on Sunday, Mar. 6.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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