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'Bond 24' Looking For Classic Henchman

25 August 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The folks over at MI6 have alerted us that director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) is looking to cast an iconic henchman for the upcoming twenty-fourth Bond film.  The recent James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig has actually been missing that element, someone like Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) who was in two Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," which were actually two of my favorite Roger Moore Bond films.

The idea is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob and according to the site casting has begun for the main assassin, and are specifically focused on someone extremely physically fit and over 6' 2".  The character also has a working name of “Hinx” and here is the description:

Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Reports say that Bond 24 is looking for the next classic henchman

25 August 2014 5:24 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

While Daniel Craig has been Bond we've only gotten 3 movies in 8 years. They're certainly not breaking any records, but I also feel that MGM has delivered two of the best Bond films in Casino Royale and Skyfall.  I don't mind the quality over quantity approach especially with Sam Mendes back in the director's chair for Bond 24. Production is getting started a little later than usual, which may push back the release date, but word on the cinema street »

- Sean Wist

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James Bond 24 Looking to Cast an Iconic Henchman for 007 to Battle

25 August 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Sam Mendes and John Logan brought back a lot of what makes James Bond great in Skyfall, paying homage to the past of the franchise while also maintaining the gritter and grounded tone established by Casino Royale.

That included a new Q and Miss Moneypenny, and the return of the beloved Aston Martin DB5!

Well, according to new report, it sounds as if we should expect to see 007 battling it out with physically imposing henchman in James Bond 24 as casting has apparently begun for the sequel’s main assassin. The focus is apparently on finding someone who is extremely physically fit and over 6’2″ in height.

Whoever ends up being cast will apparently have “several altercations” with Daniel Craig’s James Bond throughout the movie as well as a driving sequence. The character (currently going under the working name of “Hinx”) is middle aged and sports athletes and anyone “very »

- Josh Wilding

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James Bond 24 Wants To Bring Back The Iconic Bond Henchman?

25 August 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In the early days of the Bond series, any villain worth his salt had an iconic henchman to give the sauve super spy a run for his money. Jaws and Oddjob are ones everyone know, but there have also been Donald "Red" Grant, Tee Hee, May Day, Mr. Stamper, Zao, and Xenia Onatopp to name just a few throughout the years. Since Daniel Craig has taken over , the imposing henchmen have been absent, casualty to the more serious tone the reboot was going for. But with Skyfall doing an about turn and fully embracing old school Bond, that element of the Bond series might be making a come back with James Bond 24. The movie, with Sam Mendes once again behind the camera, is set o begin production this December, and claim that the production are looking for actors to play a "pyshically imposing henchman". The full »

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James Bond 24 Casting Call Reveals Crucial Details About Movie's Villain

24 August 2014 6:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Try as they might, James Bond.s producers are going to have a difficult time topping Skyfall. It is the highest-grossing Bond film of all time. It was critically adored, and won two Oscars. And it introduced one of the more memorable Bond villains in recent memory through Javier Bardem.s Silva. As the production team gears up for Bond 24, they are making bold moves to replicate the success of Skyfall. They fought hard and managed to bring Sam Mendes back into the fold. And now they are on the lookout for a menacing, memorable villain. James Bond Radio first reported that a casting call for Bond 24 is looking for a henchman that will follow in the mold of Oddjob or Jaws, classic villains who threatened 007 in movies like Goldfinger and Moonraker. The site even reports that they have a name picked out for this character . Hinx . though »

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'Bond 24' Villain Will Be Similar to Jaws and Oddjob

23 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Bond 24 is rumored to be a direct continuation of Skyfall, we know that Javier Bardem will not be returning as main villain Raoul Silva (if you've seen the movie, you know why). Now, a new report indicates that this sequel is looking to bring back the type of villain that was prevalent in the 60s and 70s entries in the franchise.

According to mi6, Bond 24 is looking to cast a giant brute of a henchman that will tower over Daniel Craig. This character, named Hinx, is said to be in the same vein as Jaws, introduced in 1979's Moonraker and played Richard Kiel, and Oddjob, who appeared in the 1964 installment Goldfinger and was played by Harold Sakata.

Here is mi6's description of the character:

Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6&#8242 2&#8243. Whoever wins the »

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'Bond 24' Looking to Cast a New, Iconic Henchman

23 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Who was the last memorable henchman in a James Bond filmc I have to say it was probably Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye... rightc Before her I would say Jaws (Richart Kiel) and Oddjob (Harold Sakata) are most memorable to me, but it most certainly has been a while since a Bond villain had a satisfying henchman to do his/her dirty work, but a new report from James Bond Radio suggest that may be changing with Bond 24. The report says director Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the henchman with a character named Hinx, with the following character description, reportedly directly from the casting agency: Hinx (Male, 30 - 45) Ideally over 6c 2c. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. »

- Brad Brevet

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Bond 24 Villain Could Be a Bigger Adversary for Daniel Craig

23 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

I’m one of the people who thought Skyfall was an incredible Bond film.  Between that and Casino Royale (I sort of consider Quantum of Solace to be an interstitial film, almost a short) I actually feel like James Bond is almost a current, relevant character (despite some of the old-fashioned fan service).  So I remain excited for Bond 24 even though it feels like something of a troubled production (the delays, the extensive reworking of the script etc…) because I think Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig really got it right last time. We last heard that  Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) was in talks to join the film and now we have another bit of casting info on one of the villains of the piece that doesn’t result in a particular performer just yet, but it does indicate a certain (almost retro) direction the franchise could be headed in. »

- Evan Dickson

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"Bond 24" Wants A Henchman, Austrian Locale

23 August 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Whilst "Skyfall" saw the return of some of the more iconic elements of the James Bond franchise, one element that was missing is that of an iconic henchman - the last one arguably being Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp in "Goldeneye".

A new report over at James Bond Radio claims that the twenty-fourth Bond film's director Sam Mendes is aiming to fill that gap and is looking for just such an actor.

This one will apparently be less about crushing men between their thighs and more in line with the tall and imposing types from earlier films like Jaws (Richard Kiel) or Red Grant (Martin Shaw). There's even a description:

Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) - Ideally over 6' 2". Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We »

- Garth Franklin

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Sam Mendes Wants An Iconic Henchman For Bond 24

23 August 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

An iconic subsection of Bond villains is the henchmen, as a few of these right-hand men have been more memorable than the masterminds they served. Most notable are the hat-throwing Oddjob and the physical beast Jaws. Now, it looks like Sam Mendes is seeking to create another iconic henchman in Bond 24 with a new character called Hinx.

The description that has hit the web says Hinx will be between 30 and 45, physically fit and over 6’2″. The character will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007 and also a driving scene. Former sports athletes are mentioned, and there’s also a part about anyone very unusual, which is an easy way to create an instantly memorable character.

I’m not sure if they count professionally wrestling as a sports background, but there have been an array of former WWF/WWE stars who have made their way to the silver screen in recent years, »

- Alexander Lowe

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Bond 24 seeking an iconic, physically imposing henchman like Oddjob and Jaws

23 August 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the classic henchman character for Daniel Craig’s next outing in Bond 24, with MI6-hq reporting that casting is underway for the main assassin, who is described as a physically imposing henchman in the vein of iconic Bond villains Oddjob (Harold Sakata) and Jaws (Richard Kiel).

According to the site, the character is going by the working name of ‘Hinx’ and will have several altercations with Craig’s 007, along with a driving sequence. The casting breakdown suggest they are looking for a male between 30-45 with an “unusual” look, and possibly from a sports background.

The currently untitled Bond 24 is set for release on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States, with Craig joined by returning stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q).

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- Gary Collinson

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Bond 24 Wants An Iconic Henchman Like Jaws & Oddjob

23 August 2014 12:32 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the past, James Bond films have featured iconic henchmen like 'Jaws' (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and 'Oddjob' (Harold Sakata) from Goldfinger. According to two sites, and, the twenty-fourth Bond film wants to bring back that element to the long-running franchise. Below, is the character's name and a description of what type of actor Sam Mendes would like for the role. Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) - Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Penny Dreadful: Season 1

21 August 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $42.99, Blu-ray $48.99

Studio: Showtime/Paramount

Something gets under Eva Green's skin in Penny Dreadful

Showtime’s critically acclaimed horror drama TV series Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett (40 Days and 40 Nights), Timothy Dalton (The Rocketeer) and Eva Green (Perfect Sense).

The show sets out to completely reinvent some of literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Set in the 19th Century, the stories are in the style of the British “penny dreadful” publications of that time period, lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks.

Created by three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo) and co-exec-produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty), the »

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Harry Potter Director to Return for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spinoff (Exclusive)

21 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Harry Potter” filmmaker David Yates has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

Sources tell Variety that Yates, who directed several Harry Potter movies including the final “Deathly Hallows” installments, has agreed to return for the first installment of the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

No deal has been made but insiders confirm both sides are in negotiations.

Warner Bros. announced the Harry Potter-themed project last September with J.K. Rowling, author of the hit franchise, making her screenwriting debut.

Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander.

“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a »

- Justin Kroll

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Desperate & Obsessive In The New Full Trailer For ‘Nightcrawler’

21 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2010’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was maybe the best thing that ever happened to actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Like other leading men pressured to audition for big money tentpole roles, Gyllenhaal finally took a part in a would-be four quadrant blockbuster and saw it flop miserably. The experience seemed to create resolve within an actor who had already been building a credible CV with filmmakers like Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, David Fincher and Jim Sheridan. Perhaps he realized that the art of genuine acting, no matter the size of the picture, would make him happiest (theater experiences probably helped). Since then he’s flourished. The actor shined brightly in pictures like "End of Watch," "Prisoners" and "Enemy," as if he was undergoing an acting rebirth. That revitalization appears to be ongoing with Gyllenhaal’s latest project “Nightcrawler.” The directorial debut of screenwriter turned filmmaker Dan Gilroy (co-writer of “The Bourne. »

- Edward Davis

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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates May Work His Magic on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

21 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" may be adding a familiar face to the director's chair.

Variety reports that David Yates, who helmed several "Potter" films, including the two-part "Deathly Hallows," is in serious negotiations to direct "Beasts." So far it seems he's just in contention for the first film in the planned trilogy, based on the titular fictional textbook used by Harry and his friends in the "Potter" books and movies.

According to Variety, there is no production schedule in place just yet for "Beasts," and Yates is currently tied up with filming another flick, "Tarzan," until November. But the trade notes that his existing relationship with studio Warner Bros. -- following his direction of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - »

- Katie Roberts

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Judi Dench joins Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown

21 August 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Judi Dench and Keeley Hawes have joined Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown.

Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo and Tom Sturridge will also star in the channel's upcoming adaptations of William Shakespeare's history plays.

BBC Two are working on three films as part of their second series of Shakespeare's history plays: The War of the Roses, Richard III and Henry VI, which will air in two parts.

Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York in Richard III, which stars Cumberbatch. His casting as Richard III was announced in April.

During a question and answer session at this year's Hay Festival, Cumberbatch personally asked Dench to star alongside him in the drama.

Meanwhile, Hawes will play Queen Elizabeth in the second part of Henry VI and Richard III. Okonedo will play Queen Margaret in all three films.

Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI, and will appear in both parts. »

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Alan Cumming Ain’t Going As Emma Stone Signs On For Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’

20 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It’s official: Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut in Cabaret beginning November 11th and hanging around Studio 54 as B-grade chanteuse Sally Bowles through February 1, 2015. Michelle Williams, who opened in this revival of Sam Mendes’s Tony Award winning production in the spring, will play Sally for the final time on November 9th. Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) stars with Zack Galafianakis, Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman, opening October 17.

Showing faith in the show’s even longer-term prospects, Studio 54 owner the Roundabout Theatre Company also announced that headliner Alan Cumming, reprising as the Emcee, and co-stars Linda Emond and Danny Burstein, have re-upped through March 29, 2015.


- Jeremy Gerard

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Life To Be A ‘Cabaret’ For Emma Stone

12 August 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The part of Sally Bowles has long been associated with Hollywood actresses. Performers as diverse as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natasha Richardson and most recently Michelle Williams have donned the distinctive bowler hat and stockings for an image that was made an icon of cinema by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film of Cabaret. Now after much speculation The Amazing Spider-man star Emma Stone is in the closing stages of negotiation to take over the stage show from Williams in November.

Relaunched in April by the powerhouse theatrical combination of former Donmar Warehouse boss/Skyfall director Sam Mendes (who previously staged it with Jane Horrocks) and Rob Marshall (Chicago), the production also features Alan Cumming as the ghoulish Mc who presides over the action as the Nazis encroach into the Weimar Republic in the run up to the Second World War. The Kander and Ebb musical is based on the writings of »

- Steve Palace

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Wilkommen, Emma Stone, Broadway’s Newest Sally Bowles

12 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Auf weidersehen, Michelle Williams, wilkommen Emma Stone. A spokesman for the Broadway revival of the Broadway revival of Cabaret confirms that the Amazing Spider-Man and Magic In The Moonlight star “is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.” The Roundabout Theatre Company production stars Alan Cumming as the M.C., reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998, when Sally was played by the late Natasha Richardson (who also won a Tony for her performance).

Staged by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, the show has done solid business since opening in April, most recently reaching about 80% of its gross potential and filling about 90% of Studio 54’s 893 seats. Stone was rumored to have been the first choice for the role when scheduling scuttled the plan. Williams, who has been terrific as the so-so chanteuse, recently extended her stay through November 9, when, presumably, Stone will take over. »

- Jeremy Gerard

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