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Wme has signed three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in all areas. She was previously represented by CAA. Williams earned Oscar nominations for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” Also read: ‘Cabaret’ Theater Review: Michelle Williams Tackles Sally Bowles, Alan Cumming Auditions for ‘Hedwig’ She is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway's “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Williams continues to be repped by Bloom Hergott. »
- Jeff Sneider
Wme has signed Michelle Williams for representation in all areas.
Williams was previously represented by CAA. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” The actress is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway’s “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. She has completed shooting on World War II romance “Suite Francaise.”
Williams continues to be repped by attorneys at Bloom Hergott.
- Dave McNary
On the heels of CAA’s $225 million majority-stake deal with Tpg, three-time Oscar nominee and client Michelle Williams has jumped to Wme, signing with the rival agency in all areas. The Oz the Great and Powerful and Take This Waltz star earned her Oscar nods for acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and most recently My Week With Marilyn, in which she played the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She’s currently on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret for Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Her next film, the WWII drama-romance Suite Française, is set to be distributed by The Weinstein Co. Williams is also repped by Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.
- Jen Yamato
Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has moved from CAA to Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The actress received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn. She is currently making her Broadway debut in the Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall revival of Cabaret, starring as Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming's Emcee. Read more 'Cabaret': Theater Review Williams came to fame with the WB's Dawson's Creek and has since become one of Hollywood's most-respected young talents, with credits that also include Oz the Great and Powerful and Shutter Island. At CAA she was with super agent Hylda
- Rebecca Sun
There’s no doubting the influence that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga has had on blockbuster cinema as a whole: his dark, gritty style has been adopted by numerous high-profile films, perhaps most obviously Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, which was about as Batman as a James Bond film could ever be short of kitting Daniel Craig out in a Batsuit. With a mountain of critical acclaim and an even bigger pile of money generated from Nolan’s franchise, the series is about as entertaining as Hollywood blockbusters can get, but even so, that doesn’t mean the films aren’t without their issues and gaping flaws that simply have to be accepted in order to still enjoy the movies.
Plot holes and dubious logic are highly abundant throughout all three films, as well as some unfortunate technical issues, while Nolan’s cold, “detached” directorial approach is also a bit of a problem, »
- Jack Pooley
“It’s great to be back. This is so much more fun than directing movies, I can’t even begin to tell you.”
So quipped Jason Reitman at the start of the fourth season of Film Independent’s Live Read at Lacma series on Oct. 16. Tackling Alan Ball’s Oscar-winning screenplay for “American Beauty,” the director recruited a clutch of actors from his most recent film, “Men, Women and Children.”
Adam Sandler took on Kevin Spacey’s signature role of Lester Burnham, with Rosemarie DeWitt once again playing his wife in the part originated by Annette Bening. Olivia Crocicchia read for Mena Suvari’s teenage sexpot; Travis Tope limned pot-dealer/videographer/amateur-philosopher Ricky Fitts; and Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris and Phil Lamarr rounded out the cast.
It would be easy to read the casting as a sort of crypto marketing stunt — as Reitman noted in an aside, “go see the film, »
- Andrew Barker
The historical medical drama, which stars Clive Owen as a maverick surgeon, is well-done big-budget television, but does not utilise the directors more subversive cinematic tricks
There is a neatness in news of the planned third series of David Lynchs Twin Peaks coinciding with the arrival in the UK (9pm, Thursday, Sky Atlantic) of Steven Soderberghs TV project The Knick. The weird police procedural made by Lynch and Mark Frost (ABC, 1990-91) remains the gold standard for movie talent dabbling in television and as was the case with Sam Mendes Penny Dreadful, David Mamets The Unit and David Finchers House of Cards Soderbergh is at some level working in its shadow, if not in his own mind then in many of those of the audience.
This is not Soderberghs first attempt at television he made the Washington DC satire K Street in 2003 and his Liberace biopic Behind the Candelebra was »
- Mark Lawson
Back in 2012, Javier Bardem used his special brand of terrifying charisma to benefit a franchise when he starred alongside Daniel Craig in the Sam Mendes James Bond film Skyfall. His presence having enhanced that movie to an extreme degree, now another major Hollywood series is looking to bring him on board as a villain. The Hollywood Reporter has gotten word that the Academy Award-winning actor is now in negotiations to play the central antagonist in Disney's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Should he sign on, he would be joining a cast that only contains regulars so far: Johnny Depp is coming back to once again play the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geofrey Rush will be reprising his role as the dread pirate Barbossa. Not much is known about the script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, but this new casting report delivers a good »
Dave Bautista has reportedly signed on to play the villain in the upcoming James Bond film, a role previously described as an “iconic henchman.”
Bautista is fresh off his breakout role as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and the former Mma fighter is apparently jumping onto another successful franchise.
In the Sam Mendes-directed Bond film, tentatively called Bond 24, Bautista is set to play Hinx, a henchman and assassin. Original casting document described the character as very physically fit, and revealed that the character would be engaging in several fights with James Bond, once again played by Daniel Craig.
Bautista has yet to confirm his involvement. Bond 24 is scheduled to begin shooting in December, and is set for a Nov. 6, 2015, release. In addition to Bautista’s casting, rumors suggest that Lea Seydoux has »
The new James Bond movie, working title "Bond 24," is set to begin filming this December, and a new report indicates that Dave Bautista may be joining the project. This new information follows closely on the heels of news last week that Lea Seydoux is in talks to become a Bond Girl in the film. Bautista was most recently seen in this summer's Marvel blockbuster, "Guardians of the Galaxy" as Drax, a member of the Guardians team. According to Latino-Review, for the new Bond film, Bautista could be going evil as Hinx, a henchman in the tradition of Oddjob and Jaws. Sam Mendes is returning to direct the new Bond film after his incredibly successful helming of "Skyfall" in 2012. Daniel Craig will also be back as Bond for his fourth outing. Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Ralph Fiennes are all set to return as well. At this point »
- HitFix Staff
Not long ago there was a casting breakdown that leaked online from Sam Mendes' Bond 24. It revealed that producers were looking to cast someone to fill a villainous role that was described as being in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob. Here is that casting description, which is for a character named Hinx:
We are looking to follow in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob in finding an iconic baddy.“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.”“Height: 180cm – 195cm"
- Joey Paur
Just a few weeks ago, a rumor broke that the team behind Bond 24 was seeking a new henchman that is comparable to iconic 007 characters Oddjob and Jaws. Latino Review now reports that the job has gone to none other than Guardians of the Galaxy scene stealer and WWE Superstar Dave Bautista.
The role is described as an 'iconic baddy'. His name is Hinx, and producers were seeking an actor between 30 and 45 years of age that is ideally over 6 feet tall. He will be the main henchmen, a physically fit assassin who fights with Bond. Dave Bautista will require extensive fight training and stunt coordinating, and he will have to do some driver's training as well. The producers were rumored to be seeking a sports personality, and that's what they have indeed landed.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and Naomie Harris may be getting an unlikely playmate in "Bond 24." Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista, last seen mixing it up on the big screen in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," is rumored to have landed a bad guy role "in the tradition of Jaws or Oddjob." Bautista in a Sam Mendes-directed movie? Guess we'll see. Cameras roll in December. [Latino Review] Sean Harris has been offered the villain role in "Mission: Impossible 5." The increasingly busy actor's recent credits include "'71," "Southcliffe," "The Borgias," and "Prometheus," and basically, if you watch movies even casually, you've seen him in something. [Deadline] With "Underworld 5" moving ahead with Theo James in the lead, the presumption was that Kate Beckinsale was moving on. Not quite. At New York Comic-Con Len Wiseman revealed, "we have another film in the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As is the case with each passing Bond film, the two archetypal roles that draw the most attention in the build-up to release are the Bond Girl and the overarching villain. We’ve learned that Sam Mendes wants to put 007 through his paces in Bond 24 by casting a memorable, physically imposing baddie, and it looks as though the director may very well have found someone to fill the role already.
According to rumour mongers and all-round Internet sleuths Latino Review, Dave Bautista has entered talks to star in Mendes’ upcoming film, with the Guardians of the Galaxy star on board to play henchman-cum-assassin, Hinx (at least, that’s the purported codename at this stage).
Much like the Léa Seydoux casting rumor from a few days ago, this Bond-related tidbit is yet to be formally confirmed by Eon, though Latino Review have a relatively solid record when it comes to pinpointing the latest cast lists. »
- Michael Briers
I wasn't the biggest fan of Guardians of the Galaxy and one aspect I didn't enjoy that much in-particular was Dave Bautista's performance as Drax. I was apparently in the minority, so much so that a new rumor from Latino Review says Bautista has now landed the role of Hinx, the lead henchman in the upcoming Bond 24. Earlier in the year a report detailing the specifics for the character were released saying they were looking for an actor that is: 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. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background. The casting has not yet been confirmed, but with the recent announcement Lea Seydoux will play the film's femme »
- Brad Brevet
Wrestler Dave Bautista is going from Marvel to martinis. The Guardians of the Galaxy star has reportedly been cast as a major henchman named Hinx in Sam Mendes’ Bond 24. The film starts filming in December aimed at a November 6, 2015 release. Latino Review broke the news of the Bond 24 villain casting. Bautista […]
- Germain Lussier
Of the many delights that James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie had to offer, there was Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer. Many figured it'd just be a bit part he had in the run up to the film's release, but it turned out that Bautista was a bit more important to Guardians Of The Galaxy than that.
And his Marvel work - which there will be more of - has proven quite a calling card. For news reaches us this today at Dave Bautista is the latest addition to the 24th James Bond film.
The new 007 movie, which will see Daniel Craig reprise the lead role, is set to start shooting at the end of the year, with Sam Mendes returning to direct following his success with Skyfall. Bautista, unsurprisingly, will be taking »
One of the bigger surprises in this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy," besides how cute the sentient tree creature ending up being, was wrestler Dave Bautista's performance as Drax the Destroyer, the thuggish warrior hell-bent on serving up some good, old fashioned revenge (for the murder of his family). He was tragic, funny, and showed amazing physicality in a handful of memorable action set pieces. And the actor looks like he'll be showing off some more of that prowess, as he is set to co-star in the still-untitled, Daniel Craig-led 24th Bond outing.
Latino-Review is reporting on the casting decision, which will have Bautista face off against Craig, not as the film's main villain, but in an iconic henchman role that is already being compared to Jaws or Oddjob (from earlier in the series). If anyone can bring a potentially anemic role some much-needed dimension, then it's definitely Bautista. »
- Drew Taylor
A few weeks ago it was revealed that casting for Bond 24 was underway, with the producers looking to return to the roots of the Bond franchise by hiring an actor to play the role of a “physically imposing henchman”. According to Latino Review, wrestler and actor Dave Bautista, best known for his role as Drax in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy has landed the role.
Here’s the casting description for the henchman role…
We are looking to follow in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob in finding an iconic baddy.
“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.”
“Height: 180cm – 195cm”
This casting news still »
- Thomas Roach
Latino Review reports that WWE wrestler Bautista, who had a breakthrough role in Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, has signed on to play a henchman called Hinx.
Earlier this year, the production was seeking "an imposing, extremely physically fit actor... someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background" for the role.
Bond 24 is due for release on October 23, 2015, with filming due to begin in December.
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