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Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson
In my original review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies I said that I felt that some scenes felt a little rushed, so with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition I was interested to see how the film would feel. All I will say is that I was pleasantly surprised…
With Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) defeated and the Dwarves held up in the Lonely Mountain armies from around Middle-Earth converge to do battle over both the gold and the strategically important landmark. With Gandalf (Ian McKellen »
- Paul Metcalf
April Grace has joined the ensemble cast of Epix’s Berlin Station, the 10-episode contemporary spy tale that is premium service's first drama series. It centers on a newly anointed case officer (Richard Armitage) who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin. He has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named "Thomas Shaw." Grace will play Jemma Moore, the sharp-elbowed Deputy Director of… »
Tamlyn Tomita (Resurrection, The Day After Tomorrow), Leland Orser (Ray Donovan), Richard Dillane (Wolf Hall, The Dark Knight), and Bernhard Schütz (A Most Wanted Man) have rounded out the cast of Berlin Station, Epix 's contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. The 10-part series is shooting in Berlin for premiere in fall 2016 on Epix. Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer (Richard Armitage), a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA… »
Back in August, Warner Bros. announced an R-rated Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, which debuted on Digital HD last month and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD November 17. No details were given as to why this version was R-rated, but Youtube user Joshalots has posted a 15-minute video with new scenes from this edition, which helps illustrated why this was given the restrictive rating. There is a lot more blood and guts in this video than we saw in the theatrical edition, and we also get a new scene towards the end, which shows what happens to the cowardly Alfrid (Ryan Gage), who tried to escape the battle by dressing up as a woman.
The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »
Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his signature role as Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2.The sequel is a follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski will produce.
Miramax will partner with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce. Broad Green will distribute Bad Santa 2 theatrically in the U.S. during the 2016 holiday season. Sierra/Affinity will handle foreign sales with sales starting at the upcoming American Film Market (November 4-11, 2015). Said Zanne Devine, Miramax's Evp of Film & TV.
"We've been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob's Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way. We couldn't be more excited to partner with Billy Bob, the entire creative and producing team, and Broad Green and Sierra/Affinity to bring back the outrageous humor and characters that made this »
UTA Independent Film Group handles Us sales and Rory Aitken and Josh Horsfield serve as executive producers.
Production is scheduled to begin in early 2016
Xyz Films is handling sales at Afm on Baltasar Kormákur’s Icelandic thriller The Oath, action-thriller 6 Days starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish and Pilgrimage starring Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland. »
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Sela Ward to the rescue!
RelatedExclusive: Twin Peaks Recasts Major Role for Revival (and It’s a Total Bummer)
Ward takes over the role of Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration. Ground Floor‘s Skylar Astin and Enlisted‘s Chris Lowell also star. »
Premium cable network Epix has hired Ben Tappan as their new vice president of scripted programming, the network announced Monday. Tappan was formerly the senior vice president of television at Landscape Entertainment. He will report directly to Epix executive vice president of original programming Jocelyn Diaz and be based in Los Angeles. Tappan will work on the development and production of Epix’s current and upcoming slate of scripted content, as well as actively pursuing new projects for development. Also Read: Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes Cast in Epix Espionage Series 'Berlin Station' In his previous role, Tappan oversaw day-to-day operations »
- Joe Otterson
Leland Orser has joined the cast of Epix’s first original drama series Berlin Station. The 10-episode contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, follows Daniel Meyer (Richard Armitage), a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower. Guided by jaded veteran Case Officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) — a darkly charming, tenacious agent who… »
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA/Toronto, CA (September 14, 2015) – It was announced today that IFC Midnight has taken all U.S. rights to the Toronto Midnight Madness hit Baskin, a Turkish language horror thriller that was directed by Can Evrenol.
The film was produced by Muge Buyuktalas of Mo Films and executive produced by Todd Brown of Xyz Films and Mike Hostench and stars Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, Muharrem Bayrak.
Five cops, working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere are dispatched to investigate a disturbance. Isolated and without back up they find themselves confronting a labyrinthine ruin. Pushing ever further into the depths of the lair, it becomes clear they have stumbled into the darkest pits of a terrible evil. »
- Derek Anderson
Richard Armitage and Michelle Forbes have been cast in the upcoming Epix espionage series “Berlin Station,” the network announced Friday. Armitage, best known for his role as dwarf leader Thorin in “The Hobbit” trilogy, will play CIA case officer Daniel Meyer, who arrives at the CIA foreign station in Berlin on a mission to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower. Forbes, who appeared on AMC’s “The Killing” and NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” will play Valerie Edwards, the section head of the Berlin station. Also Read: Epix Teams With Hulu in Multi-Year »
- Joe Otterson
Armitage will star as Daniel Meyer, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA case officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover agent in Berlin tasked with finding an informant.
Michelle Forbes (“The Killing,” “True Blood,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”) has also been cast in the 10-episode thriller. She will play Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.
“We are very happy to have found our ‘Daniel’ to join this incredible ensemble cast,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO of Epix. “Richard is a singular talent who has the presence and attitude to bring this character and story to life. We are also honored that Michelle has joined Berlin Station. She is a gifted actor who embodies the »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Hannibal) has been tapped as the lead in Berlin Station, Epix ‘s 10-part contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Also cast in the drama was The Killing‘s Michelle Forbes. Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer (Armitage ), a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower. Guided… »
Armitage will play the starring role of Daniel Meyer, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA case officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover agent in Berlin tasked with finding an informant. Forbes, meanwhile, will portray Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head. »
Richard Armitage ("Hannibal," "The Hobbit") and Michelle Forbes ("The Killing," "True Blood") have joined the cast of the ten-part spy drama "Berlin Station" at Epix. Richard Jenkins and Rhys Ifans also star.
Armitage plays a cerebral CIA analyst who has become a case officer who has just arrived at the agency's foreign station in Berlin. He's on a secret mission to find who leaked information to a now-famous whistleblower.
As he learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent, he uncovers the threads of a conspiracy. Forbes plays a no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.
Richard Jenkins plays Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War and Berlin station chief, while Ifans plays a darkly charming case offer who mentors the analyst.
Michael Roskam will direct the first two episodes. Spy novelist Olen Steinhauer penned the premiere and will write and executive produce »
- Garth Franklin
Dave Bautista, the former WWE professional wrestler who broke out in Guardians Of The Galaxy and will next be seen in the James Bond thriller Spectre, will play a war veteran who helps a young woman cross a dangerous area of Brooklyn ravaged by secessionists.
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After all the talk this week about Idris Elba potentially taking over the James Bond franchise, another under the radar candidate has quietly climbed the ranks as the potential new face of the franchise.
According to Variety, Irish betting site BoyleSports has been keeping track of the odds on different actors who could take over for Craig, and one candidate in particular has risen significantly in popularity. So who is this mystery man?
None other than Mad Max himself, Tom Hardy.
While Hardy's numbers have taken an impressive turn recently, rising from 6-1 odds to 4-1 odds (no doubt thanks to the success of "Fury Road"), fans of Elba shouldn't worry too much just yet. According to BoyleSports, Elba is still the frontrunner for the gig, tied with "Homeland" star Damian Lewis at 3-1 odds of becoming the new 007.
But a spokesman for betting site said that the market on »
- Katie Roberts
A betting war is brewing across the pond for who will be the next James Bond. BoyleSports, an online bookmaker based in Ireland, has polled a new contender to take over the franchise, following Daniel Craig’s eventual departure.
The name is Hardy. Tom Hardy.
“The Next James Bond market has certainly come alive with all the support coming in for Tom Hardy, who is now 4/1 from 6/1 to take over from Daniel Craig,” said BoyleSports spokesman Liam Glynn in a statement.
The news is sure to leave Idris Elba fans shaken, not stirred. It follows Tuesday’s social-media outcry after 007 author Anthony Horowitz told the Daily Mail that Elba is “too street” to play the debonair English spy.
Elba is tied with former “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis as forerunner for the race with betting odds 3/1. Superman himself, “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill, also has substantial support, with BoyleSports slashing the odds at 4/1 — matching Hardy. »
- Mannie Holmes
With Daniel Craig indicating in an interview this week that the upcoming "Spectre" might be his final outing as James Bond, the betting over who his potential replacement might be has taken on new life.
Variety has spoken with Irish online bookmaker BoyleSports who has taken a poll regarding possible replacements and one name has moved up on the list - Tom Hardy.
Spokesman Liam Glynn says Hardy is now at 4/1 odds of taking over from Craig. That puts him equal second with current Superman Henry Cavill for the part. Cavill was in contention for the role in "Casino Royale" but was beaten by Craig, but this franchise has shown it has had a habit of hiring previously failed contenders for the role the next time around such as with Moore, Dalton and Brosnan.
- Garth Franklin
Abbolita Films has ramped up its nascent distribution partnership with Xyz Films, acquiring multiterritory rights to “Green Room,” “Brain on Fire,” “’71” and “Pilgrimage,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Abbolita and Xyz launched the alliance at Cannes, involving acquisition and distribution of films in Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
“Green Room,” which debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, is directed by Jeremy Saulnier and stars Patrick Stewart as the leader of a white supremacist gang along with Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots. The film was acquired from WestEnd, and will be the opening night film at this year’s Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness.
“Brain on Fire” stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann and Jenny Slate and is currently in production in Vancouver. The film will be released in partnership with Broad Green Pictures, which will distribute it in the U. »
- Dave McNary
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