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Born to Run/Gold: Matthew McConaughey has lined up two starring roles. Born to Run is an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book about a tribe of Indians in Mexico who became renowned for their ability to "run hundreds of miles without rest or injury." The other movie, Gold, is based on a true story and is set to begin filming in June under the direction of Stephen Gaghan (Syriana); McConaughey will play a modern-day prospector who heads to Indonesia in search of treasure. [Deadline/Collider] Blunt Talk: Patrick Stewart makes a yellow jacket look good in a new photo from Blunt Talk. He stars as a British news personality who moves to the U.S. to host a talk show, experiencing a series of comic travails along his intended path to stardom...
- Peter Martin
Seth Macfarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West, may have underperformed in the eyes of audiences and critics. However, the hilariously opinionated and outspoken star still struck gold with his 2012 smash hit comedy behemoth, Ted. After Universal Studios received over ten times the budget of their R rated production in ticket sales, it came as little surprise to learn that Ted 2 was on the horizon.
Not only did the original film manage to make Mark Wahlberg an A-list, household name, but it also effectively demonstrated that Macfarlane’s crude comedy style can translate to the big screen with ease. With Family Guy, American Dad and… *ahem* The Cleveland Show , all proving that their is indeed a huge market for this particular brand of humour, it seems strange that it has taken this long for Macfarlane to make the jump to the big screen.
With that in mind, »
- Ben Read
The Ted 2 trailer is finally here, and just like you.d expect: it.s pretty raunchy. Though, not as raunchy as we know Seth MacFarlane can be. We thought Universal was gonna make a grand to-do and debut the first footage of the sequel during Super Bowl Sunday, but they dropped it a bit early. So, how.s about we actually learn what the hell is going on in Ted 2, yes? The Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer may have had Andy Serkis as a narrator, but the Ted 2 trailer has Sir Patrick Stewart, who.s been a longtime collaborator with MacFarlane. (He voices Stan.s boss Captain Bullock in American Dad.) So it already has at least one thing going for it. Prior to this footage, we knew that Amanda Seyfried was in the sequel and that Mila Kunis was expected to make at least a small appearance. »
Here are the details:
Production Has Begun On The Starz Original Series "Blunt Talk"
Starz Releases First Look Photos From Set
Beverly Hills, Calif., January 28, 2015 - The Starz Original series "Blunt Talk" began production this week in Los Angeles on the 10-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Media Rights Capital (Mrc) and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and »
Starz has announced that production is underway on Blunt Talk, a new half-hour scripted comedy series which is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) and stars Patrick Stewart as a British newsman trying to make his mark in the States. Here’s the first official image, followed by the official synopsis…
Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. Through the platform of his nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. »
- Gary Collinson
Looking dapper as always, Patrick Stewart.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” alum Stewart began production on the Starz series “Blunt Talk” — which counts “Family Guy” honcho among its executive producers — this week, and the network has released a pair of photos as a first look at what’s to come.
See video: The Internet Loves Patrick Stewart Wearing a Singing, Dancing Elf Hat
“Blunt Talk,” which has been ordered for two 10-episode seasons, stars Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news, despite the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, »
- Tim Kenneally
“Blunt Talk,” from exec producer Seth MacFarlane and starring Patrick Stewart, began production this week in Los Angeles on the first 10-episode season. Starz released the first photos from the scripted comedy Wednesday.
The half-hour comedy from Media Rights Capital (Mrc) and series creator Jonathan Ames who is exec producing with MacFarlane, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis was given a 20-episode, two season commitment.
“It was a great first day on the set of ‘Blunt Talk,'” said Ames. “Patrick Stewart was noble, loony, and heroic. And that was before the first shot. Later, in character as Walter Blunt, he was all those things and more.”
The original series, set in L.A., follows Walter Blunt (Stewart), a Brit who’s intent on taking over American cable news, and the fallout from his unintentional, yet misguided decision making both on air and off. Besieged by his network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
20th Century Fox
The long-running X-Men series has remained one of the most consistently popular franchises in Hollywood and after fifteen years of movies including sequels, prequels, reboots and spin-offs the merry band of mutants show no signs of slowing down; last year’s Days of Future past marked both a critical and commercial high point for the franchise with almost $750m at the box office and a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91%.
However, as you would expect from a franchise that spans seven movies, features dozens of characters and includes a hugely convoluted timeline that spans decades; there are a number of mutants that have been short-changed on the big screen. While Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine quickly became one of popular culture’s biggest icons and Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender have done great work as Professor Xavier and Magneto respectively, not every character is »
- Scott Campbell
Stewart stars as eccentric British broadcast journalist Walter Blunt, who moves to Los Angeles to conquer the world of American cable news one talk show interview at a time.
The tagline “Some people toe the line, others walk the line. Walter Blunt will do a line” appears in the teaser against an outline of Stewart’s face.
Like another smallscreen Walter, Stewart’s character has a fondness for drugs.
“Blunt Talk” premieres this summer on Starz.
- Maane Khatchatourian
During a Q&A on Facebook to promote his latest movie Match, a fan asked Stewart if he would like to play Picard again, with the actor responding: “Absolutely, if it were a really good script. But, the poor soul is getting old and long in the tooth. He would probably need some help mounting his horse unlike the youthful captain of 30 years ago.”
He was then asked who could play a younger Picard if he could not play the role. He responded “I would have to say it must be the actor, my son, Daniel Stewart.”
- Thomas Roach
Before Patrick Stewart got a Twitter account and taught the world how to really use social media, he was known around the world as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Under the guise of this character, Patrick Stewart starred in 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and four Star Trek films. And now he.s suggesting that he.d like to return for another film. During a Facebook Q&A ahead of the release of his new film Match, Patrick Stewart was asked whether he would ever revisit his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek film. And the beloved English thespian was optimistic with his answer . "Absolutely . if it were a really good script. But, the poor soul is getting old and long in the tooth. He would probably need some help mounting his horse unlike the youthful captain of 30 years ago." But would anyone really like »
During a Facebook Q&A session, the actor described the Hunger Games star as "quite good-looking".
He said: "I'd like to collaborate with Jennifer Lawrence. I think she's brilliant, with a great sense of humour, and quite good looking."
Stewart was also asked if he would ever consider working with Sir Ian McKellen on a "buddy comedy".
He replied: "Absolutely. It's a brilliant idea. Will you write the script for us please? Which of course will have to have approval."
It was recently revealed that Stewart and McKellen will not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Sansa Stark is joining the mutant world in the new X-Men sequel!
Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. While she’ll still be able to keep that red hair we’ve grown so fond of, next year she'll transform into a young Jean Gray. Adult Grey is portrayed by Famke Janssen.
Watch: 12 Movie Sequels We Can't Wait to See in 2015
Shipp is filling Halle Berry's shoes as a young Storm. You might recognize Shipp from her recent portrayal of Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.
Sheridan will star »
Late last week, Patrick Stewart appeared on Larry King's TV show and stated plainly that he and Ian McKellen would not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse because the movie "is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance." This isn't terribly surprising, since the younger incarnations of their characters, as played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively, were much more the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past. And we already heard that a couple of other characters would return, recast with younger actors since the movie predominantly takes places in the 1980s. For the younger Jean Grey, previously played by Famke Janssen, Chloe Moretz, Hailee...
- Peter Martin
The series, which premieres this summer, hails from Media Rights Capital, with Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Productions also executive producing. Jonathan Ames (“Bored to Death”) is also serving as executive producer, in addition to writer and showrunner.
The live-action comedy is set in the competitive world of cable news and follows an eccentric TV personality and his staff.
In “Blunt Talk,” Stewart plays Walter Blunt, »
- Itay Hod
Shaq this out: Shaquille O’Neal will star in truTV’s comedy pilot Shaq Inq.
The half-hour project follows O’Neal and the team who manages his existing products and endorsements while implementing his latest batch of eccentric and oftentimes brilliant business ideas.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Get ready for a bloody good time. NBC has unveiled a trailer for Season 3 of Hannibal, premiering this summer. »
Executive produced by comedy juggernaut Seth McFarlane, starring actual Knight of the Realm Patrick Stewart, and showrunner'd (or is it showrun?) by cult hit writer Jonathan Ames, "Blunt Talk" has quite the crack team behind it. This isn't McFarlane and Stewart's first time working together -- they previously collaborated when Stewart played the fan-favorite character of CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock on "American Dad" -- and they're not a team to be missed. Read More: Starz Orders Two Seasons of Jonathan Ames' First Show Since 'Bored to Death,' Co-Produced by Seth MacFarlane The new Starz half-hour comedy features Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import set on conquering American cable news by schooling Americans on how best to do… well, everything. Of course, his personal life (and a good portion of his professional life) is in shambles, and this character-driven story follows him through the trials and travails of some superlatively bad. »
- Rosie Narasaki
Starz is introducing Walter Blunt in a brief teaser for its upcoming series Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart. The series is created by Jonathan Ames, best known in the television world for HBO's Bored to Death. Ames executive produces alongside Seth MacFarlane. The series follows the British Blunt, who has a nightly interview show in American cable news and is "on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave," according to Starz. (Sound familiar?) The teaser reveals that "Walter Blunt will do a line *if politely offered." Starz has already given the show two seasons, »
- Esther Zuckerman
Late last week, Patrick Stewart appeared on Larry King's TV show and stated plainly that he and Ian McKellen would not be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse because the movie "is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance." This isn't terribly surprising, since the younger incarnations of their characters, as played by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively,...
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Last night, director Bryan Singer confirmed on his Twitter account that “Game of Thrones” star will become Famke Janssen’s younger iteration much in the same way Jennifer Lawrence has taken over for Rebecca Romijn, James McAvoy for Patrick Stewart, and so on.
Turner’s Sansa has never been the favourite Stark. “Game of Thrones” fans have gravitated toward her younger sister, Arya, in much greater numbers, but Sansa should not be counted out. Unlike her sister, who lives on the fringes with a tiny sword and a bowl cut, Sansa has started to embrace the political intrigues of Westeros – she’s now “playing »
- Sasha James
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