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FX has released four new teasers for its upcoming 10-episode limited series, Fargo, which is set to premiere on April 15th. This is sure to be a fantastic series, and it has an incredible cast of actors to bring these characters to life.
An original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film, "Fargo" features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic.
Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by BAFTA Award winner and Emmy-nominated Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. »
- Joey Paur
In case you weren't already amused enough by the eclectic cast for FX's "Fargo," which features Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Keith Carradine, Adam Goldberg, Glenn Howerton, Kate Walsh and more, the network announced on Wednesday (February 26) that Key & Peele are joining the cast. Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will join "Fargo" for a four-episode arc that lets them work together, playing a pair of FBI agents. FX says that FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key) will have a violent run-in with Thornton's Lorne Malvo and will become obsessed with finding him again, bringing them into the show's main orbit in Bemidji, Minnesota. And yes, those character names certainly sound like candidates to appear in the next East/West College Bowl. And hopefully every time Petter mentions Budge's name, it'll sound a lot like "Fudge." "Fargo," a 10-episode limited series in the »
- Daniel Fienberg
FX has released the first promo spot teasing their upcoming small screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo. It's a simple spot featuring Billy Bob Thornton's character, Lorne Malvo, "a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman."
The show also stars Colin Hanks as Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, "a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety when he comes face-to-face with a killer." As for the rest of the cast we've got,
Bob Odenkirk as Deputy Bill Olson, a Bemidji deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy, Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman, who will be a series regular Oliver Platt will play Stavros Milos, the Supermarket King of Minnesota. Kate Walsh will star as Gina Hess, a former stripper and mother of teenaged twin boys. »
- Joey Paur
Our first look at the new FX limited series Fargo comes by way of this thirty-second teaser trailer. It features a look at Billy Bob Thornton's character in the frozen North, The Ames Brothers’ “It Only Hurts for a Little While” and hints of the dark humor that's sure to come. It also comes with the tagline: "This April, Lorne Malvo has a few things to clear up." Executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, the 10-episode show is a reimagining of the classic Coen brothers film and also stars Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, Joey King, Tom Musgrave, Peter Breitmayer, Josh Close, Russell Harvard, Adam Goldberg, and Allison Tolman. Hit the jump to watch. Here's the first teaser for Fargo (with a hat tip to EW for the heads up): Synopsis: An original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, Fargo »
- Dave Trumbore
Not content with developing both the Preacher TV series and their adult animation Sausage Party, Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg have now picked up another gig. This one's for Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin, and will see the guys penning an adaptation of the forthcoming non-fiction book Console Wars, about the '90s rivalry between Sega and Nintendo.Blake Harris wrote the book, which will be published in August this year. Its full title is Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo And The Battle That Defined A Generation, and it deals with the corporate battles for market dominance over the arrivals of 16-bit consoles the Snes and the Sega Mega Drive. The saga more-or-less kicked off the $50bn industry we know today, and almost identical dramas are still played out with every new console generation, these days primarily between Sony and Microsoft.The author will get an exec-producer credit on the film, »
Anna Nicole Smith (Agnes Bruckner) was a single mother from Texas who became one of the biggest supermodels in the world, but her sudden catapult to fame came with a price as drugs, alcohol and reckless behavior led her down a tragic path. Now in the new biopic drama Anna Nicole, you get to see the whole story as Anna's sexual desires, crippling addictions and her overwhelming need to be famous lead her from incredible fame and fortune to her unfortunate descent.
Anna Nicole is available on DVD this week. To help usher in the release, we caught up with acclaimed filmmaker Mary Harron for a look at how the cast and story came together. This isn't another caricature of the former Playboy model meant to illicit laughs. This is a hard knock look at a once beautiful life gone wrong.
Here is our conversation.
Before I start asking questions, »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...
For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.
I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.
Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »
The 1996 Oscar-winning classic Fargo will get a second life on the small screen when it premieres on April 15 on FX. The 10-episode season takes place in the same North Dakota town and has a host of quirky characters (played by actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman), but this is also a whole new story and universe. To get the details on the new series and clear up how similar (and how different) this will be from the movie, we got lots of clarification and interesting tidbits from the show-runners and cast at the Winter TCA. The Coen Brothers Are Executive Producers Executive producer and writer Noah Hawley said that the Coen brothers didn't have to put their name on the series, but they read the first script, and they really liked it. Hawley said that the filmmaker brothers told them TV is not their medium, but "they just »
- Shannon Vestal
FX has released some first look photos for a couple new series that the network is developing. The first two come from Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain. The other two come from the small screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo, which stars Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.
There's a lot to be excited a for about both of these series, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
The tale is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. »
- Joey Paur
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