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Michael Roark has been cast in Wild For The Night, an indie thriller directed by Benny Boom. He will play Karl, a former La street kid who is best friends with Wyatt’s (James Maslow) and works with him to search for his sister’s killer. Roark’s credits include Magic Mike, Dolphin Tale and TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Royal Pains. He is repped by the Kohner Agency and Principal Entertainment.
Tina Casciani has joined the cast of director Ben Younger’s Vinnie Pazienza biopic Bleed For This. She will play Heather, a love interest for boxing champ Pazienza (Miles Teller). The cast also includes Katey Sagal, Aaron Eckhart and Ciaran Hands. She recurs on the CW’s Jane The Virgin. and had guested on series including Reckless, Murder In The First, CSI and Revenge. Casciani is repped by Nu Talent, Luber Roklin and Myman Greenspan. »
- The Deadline Team
With a slew of major commercial (and often critical) hits like "The Conjuring," "Insidious: Chapter 2," "World War Z," "Warm Bodies" and the terrific "Evil Dead" remake, 2013 was a great year for horror. 2014? Eeh...let's just say the business of fright was a little weak. And it wasn't just the numbers, which were bad enough - only 4 horror films broke $50 million domestic this year as compared with last year's 9 - but the quality of the films themselves that disappointed. If we're being honest, the number of truly worthwhile mainstream horror films this year can probably be counted on one hand. So what did we learn from horror's (mostly) horrible 2014? Below are 8 lessons we'll be taking away. Lesson #1: Even in a down year, horror remains the most consistently profitable genre Judging strictly by budget-to-worldwide gross ratio, the only true flop this year was the bloated Aaron Eckhart reboot "I, Frankenstein, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Director: Karen Gaviola
Writer: Ken Woodruff
Synopsis: Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent encourages Gordon to team up with Mayor James. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s secret weapon, Liza.
After last weeks Gotham decided to slow things down in terms of the shows (seemingly) central storyline revolving around the rise of the Penguin, episode 9 mixes up the format slightly with the introduction of a brand new character to proceedings.
Harvey Dent will no doubt be a name most commonly associated with Aaron Eckhart’s acclaimed portrayal of the character in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. However, this weeks Gotham attempted to re-introduce the future Bat-nemesis to audiences in the form of a »
- Ben Read
In a move which opens up new horizons for the recently-launched L.A.-based production house, producer Sergio Aguero (“Red Band Society,” “No Reservations,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”) has joined Jaime Davila Jr.’s L.A-based Campanario Entertainment, the company behind hit Telemundo Telenovela “Carmelia La Texana,” licensed in Mexico to Netflix.
In a double appointment, Ben Parrish has also joined Campanario, from Stone & Company Entertainment.
At Campanario as a producer, Aguero will continue “very aggressively” to locate international IPs, adapting them for the general U.S. market place, playing off his perhaps unrivalled contacts as a Hollywood exec in Spain, Latin America, aiming to develop them for primetime broadcast or cable U.S. TV.
Such was the case with “Red Band Society,” whose original, “Pulseres Vermelles,” was produced by Spain’s Filmax Ent.
to huge success on broadcaster TV3 ,then sourced by Aguero for a U.S. version, originally at ABC, »
- John Hopewell
The newest star of Fox's Gotham reveals the plan for the show's portrayal of iconic character Harvey Dent/Two Face. Below, Nicholas D'Agosto (Masters of Sex and Heroes) talks about his take on the ambitious coin-flipping assistant district attorney who eventually becomes the hideously scarred villain. D'Agosto will make his debut in Monday's episode. EW: What’s unique about Gotham's Harvey Dent? Nicholas D'Agosto: What's unique would be that this is the origin story so have this freedom to follow their imagination for the foundation of this guy. I looked through what were the through-lines for Harvey Dent »
- James Hibberd
Belgian actor Mehdi Dehbi has joined Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett in action sequel London Has Fallen. The Most Wanted Man and Tyrant star will play Sultan Mansoor, the youngest of three brothers whose life has been forever altered by a drone strike. Filming is underway on the Millennium Films/Focus Features production under helmer Babak Najafi. Dehbi also is onboard opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in drug biopic The Godmother, about real-life Colombian cocaine queenpin Griselda Blanco. Dehbi is repped by the Gersh Agency and Chaotik Media.
Fox 2000’s Paper Towns has added Cara Buono (Let Me In, Mad Men) to the mystery about a geeky teen searching for his missing friend, from Robot & Frank director Jake Schreir. Pic is adapted from John Green’s 2008 young adult novel. Buono, who’s currently shooting an arc on CBS’ Person Of Interest, will play the mother of Quentin (Nat Wolff »
- Jen Yamato
Gerard Butler returns as secret service agent Mike Banning who discovers a plot to assassinate world leaders at the British Prime Minister’s funeral in London. Aaron Eckhart reprises his role as Us President Benjamin Asher. Morgan Freeman will also return as Vice President Trumbull.
Babak Najafi (Snabba Cash II) will direct the thriller (the first film was directed by Antoine Fuqua) from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.
Icon Film Distribution has acquired several new titles for UK distribution.
They include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in the story of champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a car accident. Younger (Boiler Room) co-wrote with Pippa Bianco. Martin Scorsese executive produces and The Solution sells internationaly. Younger also produces with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft.
Icon also bought live action family feature A Bollywoof Tale to be directed by Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau and starring Kunal Nayyar from the hit Us TV show The Big Bang Theory. The story follows a London spaniel who is set to move with his family to Delhi; but he gets separated during the journey and turns to help from a street dog and a cow. The »
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Ranking Christopher Nolan's filmography is a daunting task: the conspicuous absence of any genuinely bad movies means that you're grading on a much narrower scale than would be the case with many directors.
But with Interstellar released worldwide today (November 7), a film which sees Nolan with a new cinematographer and a newly emotional focus, the time felt right to look back on all nine of his features to date.
Below is our definitive* ranking of Nolan's movies from worst through to best. (*Not in any way definitive, so much as subjective and based on the opinion of this writer alone.)
9. Insomnia (2002)
It's easy to forget that Nolan directed Insomnia at all, and even easier to forget that it was his third film. It feels like the work of a director still in search of a voice, whereas in fact Nolan had made the spectacularly confident, tonally distinctive indie Memento two years prior, »
Gotham keeps adding established Batman characters to its ever-increasing cast of odd residents from the crime-ridden city. The latest addition is Harvey Dent, better known to Bat-fans as Two Face, to be played by Nicholas D’Agosto.
As reported in Entertainment Weekly, Gotham has cast its Two Face. Harvey “Two Face” Dent is a very popular Batman villain. He has been portrayed several times in Batman films. Dent has been played by Billy Dee Williams in Batman (1989), Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever (1995) and Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008). Now he’ll make another live-action appearance, this time in the form of actor Nicholas D’Agosto.
In this version, young Harvey Dent/Two Face is described as… “Bright, charming and idealistic, Harvey Dent’s sole mission is to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham. He is described as appealing, energetic and full of light and life, »
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You won’t need to flip a coin to decide whether to look at these photos. Here's your exclusive first look at Gotham's Harvey Dent, played by Masters of Sex and Heroes alum Nicholas D'Agosto. Dent is described as a "bright, charming, idealistic Assistant District Attorney whose sole mission is to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham. Handsome, warm, and engaging, Dent is appealing, energetic, and full of light and life, even while taking on the worst Gotham has to offer. Although he will one day serve as the white knight Gotham needs so badly, Harvey »
- James Hibberd
The sequel to Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen," called "London Has Fallen," is now filming with a returning cast comprised of Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. And now, we have the official plot synopsis. Plot: The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head (Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. "London Has Fallen" is set to hit theaters on October 2nd, 2015. »
Set to return are Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States, Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan, Robert Forster as General Edward Clegg, Sean O'Bryan as Nsa Deputy Director Ray Monroe, and Radha Mitchell as Leah Banning.
Joining them for this outing are the likes of Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen"), Alon Aboutboul ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Charlotte Riley ("In the Heart of the Sea"), and Waleed Zuaiter ("Omar"). Babak Najafi ("Snabba Cash II") directs from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.
There's also a new official synopsis out »
- Garth Franklin
Production has finally begun on the sequel to last year's surprise action hit, Olympus Has Fallen. Entitled London Has Fallen, the new movie moves the bulk of the action to the UK, with the catalyst being the death of the British Prime Minister 'under mysterious circumstances'.
The funeral of said Pm attracts leaders and posh people from across the world, and that's when the plot to, er, kill them all kicks in. Oh, and the terrorists this time apparently want to take down 'every known landmark in the British capital'.
If they destory that nice coffee shop we got to whenever we head down to London, then we'll have the bastards ourselves.
Despite having to find a new director at the last minute, Focus Features have pushed ahead (for better or for worse), and cameras have officially begun rolling on London has Fallen, a sequel to Olympus has Fallen, and the first synopsis for the film has been revealed.
To be entirely honest, I didn't really care for Olympus Has Fallen. It was a fun little action film, but ultimately, I didn't walk away from it wanting more. Guess that doesn't matter, as a sequle is happening and has already started filming. Focus Features announced the start of production today which includes the film's first synopsis and story details:
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly »
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Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart are setting out to save civilization again, as principal photography on their sequel, ‘London Has Fallen,’ has begun on location in the film’s titular city. The former actor, who is also producing the follow-up, is reprising his role as Secret service agent Mike Banning. The later is once again portraying the President of the United States, Benjamin Asher, in the sequel. Other cast members who are returning to the follow-up to last year’s worldwide smash hit action film, ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ include Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull; Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs; and Academy Award winner [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Last year’s White House action movie brawl for all featuring Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down could only have one winner. Sure they didn’t win the praise of a lot of theater goers or critics, but they won something much more important, profit. So with that, London Has Fallen has started filming and Gerard Butler’s Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is set to return to save us all once again. The sequel stars the returning Butler alongside Aaron Eckhart, »
- Graham McMorrow
Out of the two dueling White House takeover pics that vied for box office dominance in 2013, it’s safe to say that Olympus Has Fallen emerged victorious against White House Down (though there are some, myself included, who feel that the latter film was far superior). While White House Down disappointed at the box office, Olympus Has Fallen made more on a smaller budget and certainly did well enough to warrant a sequel, which kicked off production in London today.
Rather obviously titled London Has Fallen, the follow-up reunites stars Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo. This time around, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) and President of the United States Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) find themselves battling a terrorist threat in London.
Check out the official press release, which includes an updated synopsis for the pic. Then let us know, will you be lining up »
- Isaac Feldberg
I'm still bitter that when it came to last year's "Battle of the Die Hard-in-the-White House" movies, the crown went to Olympus Has Fallen over the vastly superior White House Down. But so it goes, and we will be treated to yet another installment of Gerard Butler's Secret Service Agent Mike Banning taking down baddies. Millennium Films has sent out a press release announcing that filming has commenced on London Has Fallen, which sees Banning accompanying the U.S. President (Aaron Eckhart) and Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. The press release also includes the first official plot synopsis, and this is my favorite part: "a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future." All those unknown landmarks? Totally safe. Hit the jump for the press release. »
- Matt Goldberg
Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States. Also returning are Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what »
- Michelle McCue
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