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‘Penny Dreadful’ Characters Insist They’re ‘Just Like You’ (Exclusive Video)

18 April 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The whole gang has finally come together in all its fearsome glory.

In the new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and the rest of the cast insist that their eccentric characters are “just like you.” We’re assuming the same goes for the classic horror characters that roam the streets of Victorian London. The thriller weaves together various horror origin stories.

“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no wonder how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feel, there are others just like you,” the actors take turns saying in the promo.

The new TV spot will air this Sunday. “Penny Dreadful,” which is created by writer John Logan and exec produced by Logan, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, premieres on Showtime May 11.


- Maane Khatchatourian

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Kevin Spacey Q & A: 'House of Cards' Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Tribeca Doc (Video)

17 April 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially Monday's Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "Now in the Wings on a World Stage," which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's "Richard III."   But the documentary, which Spacey and rookie director Jeremy Whelehan (his former associate producer on "Beyond the Sea" and Old Vic assistant director) have been tinkering with for two years, is worth waiting for. Sure, Spacey comes off well as the tireless star boss who takes his company on a scenic yacht trip off the coast of Australia during their Sydney tour. Would he have done that if he wasn't filming for posterity? Well, it makes for a great scene.  The doc takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a unique company of 20 actors, »

- Anne Thompson

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Hollywood Stars Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff Walk the Broadway Boards (Videos)

16 April 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Why is Sam Mendes back in New York with "Cabaret?" Michelle Williams. She's the talk of the town as she makes her Broadway debut as song-and-dance ingenue Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming in Roundabout's revival of the dark musical "Cabaret," directed by Mendes, a prolific stage director before foraying into film with his Oscar-winning debut "American Beauty" in 1999. (Watch a clip from "Cabaret" below.) While many Hollywood stars are packing up their bags and moving to television, Williams is not the only young A-lister heading to a new arena: Broadway. Scarlett Johansson won a Featured Actress Tony for her debut role in "A View from the Bridge" in 2010. And this Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time," writes the La Times in a feature on Broadway rookies Williams, Zach Braff and James Franco, as well as a few familiar faces from TV including Chris. »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in grisly grizzly Western for Inarritu

15 April 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

After collaborating with Martin Scorsese, Baz Luhrmann, Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, and Sam Mendes in recent years, Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with another Oscar-nominated director for his next movie project. The five-time Oscar nominated actor will star as 19th-century trapper Hugh Glass in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s adaptation of Michael Punke’s 2002 novel, The Revenant.

Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) wrote the script, which tells Glass’ story of vengeance after he’s abandoned in the wild by his friends and left for dead following a brutal grizzly bear attack. Production is scheduled to begin this September with »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Chris Messina On How He Completed 'Alex of Venice' While Shooting 'The Mindy Project'

15 April 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chris Messina both directs and stars in "Alex of Venice," a drama about Alex, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a woman pushed past the comfort zone of everything she knows. Previously known for his work on "The Mindy Project" and HBO's "The Newsroom," this is Messina's directional debut.  Tell us about yourself? I was born and raised in New York and spent many years performing in plays from anywhere from the Bronx to off-Broadway to Broadway. About 8 years ago Alan Ball cast me on the last season of "Six Feet Under" and I moved to Los Angeles to work in film and television more. I've been lucky enough to work with film directors like Woody Allen, Sam Mendes, Nora Ephron, Ben Affleck, David Gordon Green and Noah Baumbach and I learned a great deal from all of them. I live in Los Angeles with my wife Jennifer Todd who is a film producer and our two boys, »

- Indiewire

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Is Penelope Cruz the next Bond girl?

15 April 2014 12:04 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, April 15: Penelope Cruz could be playing the role of the next Bond girl in the upcoming film 'Bond 24', according to a "leaked casting memo" of 007's new film.

The 39-year-old Oscar winner reportedly beat two Swedish actresses to be the next Bond girl, Daily Star reported.

While the plot is yet to be revealed, director Sam Mendes could be helming the project.

According to French reports, Chiwetel Ejiofor, 36, could play the Bond baddie in the new film. (Ani) »

- Amith Ostwal

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The HeyUGuys Interviews: The Olivier Awards

14 April 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan hosted the 2014 Olivier Awards yesterday evening, and it was a fine night for London’s theatre community.

The worlds of film and theatre are extremely close with many of the guests and nominees returning to the Royal Opera House a couple of months after the BAFTA awards took place here. Likewise success in one medium often translates to the other with a staggering fifteen years of Mamma Mia! being celebrated at the awards, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (from Oscar winner Sam Mendes no less) takes its place high on the agenda

It’s The Book of Mormon which is likely to continue its awards success, it made a huge splash last year and has been a hot ticket ever since. We were at the awards last night to interview the nominees and guests, Stefan Pape and Colin Hart were on the carpet grabbing whom they could. »

- Jon Lyus

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Learn More About Penny Dreadful's Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

13 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Several days ago Showtime released "Penny Dreadful" character posters for Dorian Gray and Brona Croft, portrayed by Reeve Carney and Billie Piper, and now they're back with a new video that reveals a bit more about them both.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.


Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "Penny Dreadful »

- Debi Moore

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Penelope Cruz to Play a Bond Girl? (Dear Lord, We Hope So)

11 April 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Apparently, last summer there was talk about Penelope Cruz taking a role in Sam Mendes’ follow up to Skyfall. This week in things we hope are true, a French magazine has found proof(?) that the actress will be in the movie. Sony put her name alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris on a release update that included Bond 24. It’s possible that it was an administrative error, but if it wasn’t, how mother-effing great is that news?

Given the franchise’s grittier, more character-driven take since Casino Royale and its ability to attract a well-respected director like Mendes, it’s no surprise that they are finding higher caliber actresses willing to play Bond girls. And no offense, Denise Richards, but Academy Award winner Cruz is a major upgrade. She has done her best work in smaller films, working with directors like Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, and her old friend Pedro Almodovar. »

- Mily Dunbar

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Meet Dorian Grey and Brona Croft in Exclusive New Clip from Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

11 April 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Though the television landscape has certainly gotten darker over the past few years, Showtime is looking to push the boundaries even further with its upcoming drama series Penny Dreadful.  From executive producers John Logan and Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the show takes place in Victorian London and finds some of literature’s most terrifying characters crossing paths.  Ahead of its debut, we here at Collider have been provided with an exclusive Penny Dreadful clip to share with our readers.  In the clip, we’re introduced to Dorian Grey (played by Reeve Carney) and Irish immigrant/prostitute Brona Croft (Billie Piper), as the actors discuss how their characters fit into the series. Hit the jump to watch the Penny Dreadful clip.  The show also stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadway, and Danny SapaniPenny Dreadful premieres on Showtime Sunday, May 11th. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "5keW95bDrWxUsBzO »

- Adam Chitwood

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Wes Bentley interview: My mission of recovery after nearly a decade lost to drugs

11 April 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

From Mickey Rourke to Robert Downey Jr, Hollywood loves a comeback almost as much as it loves anointing a hot new talent. But there’s something decidedly poignant about the return of Wes Bentley. Fifteen years ago, he was that hot new talent who played the misfit neighbour Ricky Fitts in Sam MendesAmerican Beauty. Two years later, he made the period drama The Four Feathers with Heath Ledger, by which point he was in the grip of a damaging heroin and cocaine habit – formed to “escape expectations”, he says. »

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Penelope Cruz lined up for James Bond 24

10 April 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 11 Apr 2014 - 07:24

It looks as if Penelope Cruz will be joining Daniel Craig in Sam Mendes' James Bond 24...

Rumours started swirling that Penelope Cruz may be a candidate for a role in James Bond 24 last summer, but at that time, nothing really seemed to come from them. However, there's now fresh evidence that Cruz may indeed by boarding the new 007 adventure.

It came via Premiere magazine in France, who spotted her name in a new release update from Sony. In it, Cruz was listed alongside Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes in the movie. It's posted a picture of said update on its website, here. 

Nothing has been formally announced by Sony with regards James Bond 24 casting, but with the film set to shoot at the end of the year - with Sam Mendes returning to direct - we can't imagine »

- simonbrew

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Is Penelope Cruz in Bond 24?

10 April 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Back in the summer of last year there was some talk of Penelope Cruz securing a role in Sam Mendes' developing follow-up to Skyfall. While no more was heard in the immediate weeks and months following, Cruz has now once again been linked to Bond 24, via what seems to be a credible source. The French Premiere magazine has spotted her name next to Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris on a Sony release update.If that's accurate, and not just an admin cock-up within Sony's PR, it marks a pleasing casting symmetry with Skyfall, which starred Cruz' husband Javier Bardem as the villainous Silva.As a Bond-girl - whatever that now means in these slightly more enlightened Bond days - Cruz would be an unusually high-profile choice, and the first Oscar-winner to take such a role (Halle Berry won her Academy Award post-Bond). But she's picking her roles carefully lately, »

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Is Penelope Cruz the New Bond Girl in 'Bond 24'?

10 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, Yahoo reported that actress Pen&#233lope Cruz was rumored to play the next Bond Girl in Bond 24, although that report was debunked just a few weeks later. As it turns out, that initial report may have been true after all, with Premiere France spotting the actress' name on Sony's recent release schedule update, where she was listed next to confirmed stars Daniel Craig (007/James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny).

If it turns out to be true, Pen&#233lope Cruz, who turns 40 later this month, will be the oldest Bond girl in franchise history. Her husband Javier Bardem portrayed 007's nemesis Silva in 2012's Skyfall. Back in October, we reported that Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan were in contention for the coveted role, but we haven't heard anything else regarding their involvement since then. There is also a new report from that »

- MovieWeb

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Has Penelope Cruz Joined Bond 24?

10 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This isn't the first time we've heard Penelope Cruz's name associated with Bond 24. Back in June of last year, a source for Yahoo! Movies informed the site that producers were in negotiations with the Spanish actress for a role in the next Bond installment. A few weeks later, a source for Us Weekly shot down those rumors. Now it appears as though Yahoo! Movies was actually right. "The eagle-eyed folks at France's Premiere magazine noticed that in a recent release schedule update from Sony, Penelope Cruz was listed in the cast alongside Daniel Craig , Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris." - If true, this would be rather interesting from the standpoint, Cruz is married to Javier Bardem. He played Skyfall's antagonist, Raoul Silva. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig »

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is The Matthew McConaughey Of 2014

10 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

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Remember the days Jake Gyllenhaal and former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst would walk their dog Atticus together in Los Angeles? Yes, and it was perfect. The Manic Pixie Dream Couple of the early ’00s may be long gone, but Gyllenhaal’s career only intensified after that relationship. As did his gossip potential and attempts at leading man status, giving us maple latte dates with Taylor Swift and the forgettable Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

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While he broke out as a talented actor from a famous family oozing with indie credibility, Gyllenhaal quickly became one of Hollywood’s most coveted young actors. With the monstrous success of disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, he began pairing his box office potential with high-profile romances that left tabloids salivating: Kirsten, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor. After an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Ang Lee‘s Brokeback Mountain, as well »

- Emily Exton

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Final Three Penny Dreadful Character Posters Unveiled!

9 April 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap right now is your first look at a trio of new "Penny Dreadful" character posters including Victor Frankenstein - a Romantic poet-turned-surgeon fascinated with the mysteries of life and death, Sir Malcolm - a hardened African explorer determined to right the wrongs of his past, and Sembene - Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Harry Treadaway (Dr. Frankenstein), Rory Kinnear (The Creature), Billie Piper (Brona Croft), and Eva Green (Vanessa Ives) star. Danny Sapani portrays Sembene.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible »

- Steve Barton

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Benedict Cumberbatch Trades His Kingdom For A Horse In BBC Two Adaptation Of Richard III

7 April 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We know him as Sherlock Holmes and Khan, but it’s sometimes nice to be reminded that Benedict Cumberbatch is first and foremost a proper actor. So proper, in fact, that he can make the choice to move away from a potential star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for a little while and take on a major part in a Shakespearean play. BBC Two recently announced that Cumberbatch will appear in a television production of Richard III as part of a trilogy of adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays.

According to Deadline, Cumberbatch is in line to play the titular king who traded his kingdom for a horse in a telefilm executively produced by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and directed by Royal Court Theatre artistic director Dominic Cooke.  The Richard III production will likely follow the previous Henry VI plays in the history cycle, concluding Shakespeare’s dramatic mapping of »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Will Chiwetel Ejiofor Be The New Blofeld?

7 April 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sources for The Wrap claim that director Sam Mendes is aiming very high with his casting for the villain in the next James Bond movie. They’ve been informed that Mendes’s top choice is Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), who was just nominated for an Academy Award, and whose star in Hollywood is the highest its ever been. With his powerhouse performance in 12 Years A Slave, Ejiofor- who’s been working in films since for almost 20 years- finally reached the A List. He would be a big “get” for the Bond franchise.

The report is quick to point out that Ejiofor has not yet entered negotiations, and there’ve been no formal talks. But amongst other actors that have been contacted for the role, they think Mr. Ejiofor is the frontrunner being eyed for the part.

Ejiofor would join Mendes and Daniel Craig, who are set to return for »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Chiwetel Ejiofor James Bond villain. What took them so long?

7 April 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The 12 Years a Slave actor can project intense charisma and will bring a ruthless impenetrability to a Bond baddie. It's a role he was born to play

Chiwetel Ejiofor sought to play next Bond villain

Few doubted Javier Bardem's ability to deliver a genuinely sinister performance as James Bond villain Silva in 2012's Skyfall, especially after the Oscar-winner's turn as sociopath hitman Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men.

But there may be some who wonder exactly why 007 producers have picked Chiwetel Ejiofor to play the bad guy in the film's upcoming Sam Mendes-directed sequel.

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- Ben Child

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