12 items from 2015
For the first time since September 2008, fans of Sons of Anarchy now have nothing to look forward to. Though creator Kurt Sutter remains open to the idea of exploring more of the club’s world, whether it’s through a miniseries about the First 9 or a spin-off centered around the Mayans, Sons of Anarchy as we know it is over, and the tale of Jax Teller is definitively concluded.
While Sutter has moved his focus to his upcoming series The Bastard Executioner, his former cast has already stacked their futures up with enough roles in film and television to keep them busy for years to come.
In honor of the show, let’s catch up with the cast and see what they’re working on today, now that their time on Sons is behind them. While the series featured a sprawling cast of memorable characters big and small over its seven-year run, »
- Geoff Cox
A poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-directors Corey Asraf and John Swab’s upcoming revenge thriller Let Me Make You a Martyr, which stars Marilyn Manson as a Native American hitman. Take a look…
This is the Story of Drew’s return home after being gone for almost 4 years. Drew comes back to town to attend the funeral of a friend, but once he runs into June old feelings of love and lust are rekindled. At this point June is living a life as an addict and prostitute under Larry’s complete control. Once this is revealed to Drew, he hatches a plan to take down Larry’s drug and human trafficking ring for good.
Lmmyam takes place in two alternating realities – one during the events from Drew’s arrival until his inevitable death, and the other existing in what our audience assumes is Drew’s lucid mind. »
- Gary Collinson
Marilyn Manson will star in new crime thriller Let Me Make You a Martyr, as a Native American hit-man. The first trailer for the film was released on Wednesday. Marilyn Manson As Native American Hit-man In ‘Let Me Make You a Martyr’ Manson will star alongside his former Sons of Anarchy co-star Mark Boone Junior in […]
- Shantel Whitaker
It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright love musician/occasional actor Marilyn Manson (proof here and here). Sure, a lot of his onstage antics might have turned some people off, but to say that the well spoken and entertaining personality that Manson has is undeniably enthralling. Having already dipped his toes into TV shows and films just as Sons of Anarchy, Jawbreaker and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Manson (whose real name is Brian Warner) is now set to appear in Corey Asraf and, John Swab’s Let Me Make You A Martyr, a crime thriller revolving around two young lovers (played by Niko Nicotera and Sam Quartin) trying to escape their abusive and controlling father (which is an interesting setup enough). The father, played by Sons of Anarchy‘s Mark Boone Junior, isn’t too pleased with the couple running away, so he hires »
- Jerry Smith
Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. Marilyn Manson presumably shares many interests in common with his good friend Johnny Depp -- and one of them appears to be playing Native American characters on the big screen. The rock icon is coming under attack from online commenters based on the trailer for his upcoming film "Let Me Make You a Martyr" (watch it here), in which Manson stars as a Native American hitman hired by "a drug dealer, pimp and all-around scumbag" (Mark Boone Junior) to hunt down the adult son (Niko Nicotera) who has turned against him. "We choose @marilynmanson to play a Native American character when we have so many amazing Native actors? Why?" wrote Twitter user Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, who engaged in an extended »
- Chris Eggertsen
Let Me Make You a Martyr, the upcoming, harrowing new crime movie about an abusive father, is set to reunite Sons of Anarchy's Mark Boone Junior with shock rocker and erstwhile Sons actor Marilyn Manson. While the film won't arrive until next year, check out an exclusive trailer featuring Manson as a Native American hit man.
Boone plays Larry Glass, a character whom the movie's producers describe as "a drug dealer, pimp and all-around scumbag," who hires Manson's character Pope, a hit man (or "bogeyman," as Manson describes it »
Exclusive: Chiké Okonkwo (Banshee, BBC's Paradox) has been cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of A Nation. He joins an ensemble that includes Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Penelope Ann Miller and Mark Boone Junior in the historical drama based on the true story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. Okonkwo plays a brutalized slave who becomes a freedom fighter and ally to Turner (Parker) during the rebellion. Prompted by religious visions, Turner… »
In case you didn't know, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) has been starring in an Emmy-nominated AOL (!) web series where he interviews other celebrities on a park bench, called (yep) Park Bench. Like Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Buscemi talks to his friends about New York, along with everything else. And speaking of comedians and New York, this first clip from a bonus episode of the show below feels very reminiscent of Louie, as it's shot like a silent film (where Buscemi is getting casually robbed by Mark Boone Junior), but with a twist at the end: [complextv contentid="d0cnB5dTo4vyk1hNaV5WQFuz0R3wz9_Q" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] - In this second clip from this week's other new episode, Buscemi talks about his time with Boone, David Johansen talks about New York Dolls, and the Main Squeeze Orchestra mixes it up with Buster Poindexter. You can check out the full clip here: [complextv contentid="lrb3B5dTrT9RKopRw7kb1RboTtkZlpg1" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] - Here's a little more about the show, »
- Allison Keene
Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.
Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.
Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
First announced last year with Nate Parker and Armie Hammer heading the cast, Birth Of A Nation has added two more to its roster. Jackie Earle Haley and Sons Of Anarchy's Mark Boone Jr. have both signed up for the film, which Parker has also written and is directing.Birth Of A Nation is, for obvious reasons, not a remake of the notorious D.W. Griffith film - although that title is clearly no accident. Rather, it's the story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 and the events that made him one of the most controversial figures in America in the years leading up to the Civil War."It isn’t a story about a black guy that killed white people," says Parker. "This is a story about an American hero that fought for ideals that America was supposed to be built on: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, »
The film was first announced in November with Armie Hammer and Parker starring, with Parker also producing and directing from his own script. Shooting will begin soon in Savannah, Ga.
Prompted by religious visions, Turner and a band of about 70 rebel slaves killed between 55 and 65 people in Virginia — the most ever killed in a slave uprising. The rebellion was stopped after two days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months.
Haley will portray a slave patrol captain who takes pride in controlling the movements of the county’s slaves. Boone Jr. will play a crafty preacher.
- Dave McNary
Marilyn Manson's acting career have so far seen the shock rocker appear as a roller rink attendee (Eastbound & Down), a porn star (Lost Highway) and a white supremacist (Sons of Anarchy). Next up for The Pale Emperor singer: A hitman. Manson has been cast as a calculating contract killer named "Pope" in Let Me Make You a Martyr, an indie crime drama currently filming in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
According to Tulsa World, Let Me Make You a Martyr is about a pair of adopted siblings who fall in love and »
12 items from 2015
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