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Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut by portraying his father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton (above), is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an Academy Award for Moonlight, has been busy lately writing a miniseries based on Colson Whitehead's book The Underground Railroad. It revolves around two slaves who escape a plantation in Georgia and head for safety. Now streaming service Amazon has picked up the series for further development. Jenkins is...
- Peter Martin
Adding to an already impressive cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (who turned in a breakout performance in 2015’s Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton) has reportedly been confirmed by Variety for a role in the much-anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters. There are no details on the character he will be playing as of this time.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is a sequel to the Gareth Edwards directed reboot, and will also tie into the recently released Kong: Skull Island which is of course all building to a showdown for the ages featuring Godzilla battling King Kong.
Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22nd, 2019 while Kong: Skull Island is still playing in cinemas and Godzilla vs. Kong hits on May 29th 2010. »
- Robert Kojder
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut in Straight Outta Compton (above) portraying his father, Ice Cube, is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who made his acting debut by portraying his father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton (above), is in negotiations to join Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If things work out, he would join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in the monster sequel, which is scheduled for theatrical release on March 22, 2019. [Variety] The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins (above), who just won an Academy Award for...
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Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of Bates Motel.
Did Marion Crane meet her bloody fate on Bates Motel?
Following a stormy evening’s drive (and super uncomfortable chat with Norman), Marion jumped into the shower in her Bates Motel room to clean up.
But unlike the 1960 movie, in which Janet Leigh’s version of the character met her untimely fate, she survived her bath -- though Bates Motel made sure to keep viewers waiting with bated breath as camera shots paid homage to the Alfred Hitchcock classic.
“This drip is sh*t!” Marion complained to herself after aggressively turning away the shower curtain, before learning that Sam was married and leaving »
If he does join the Michael Dougherty-helmed movie, he will join the already cast Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. Ken Wanatabe is thought to have a role in the movie, the only returning cast member from the first movie.
The film follows on from the 2014 film directed by Gareth Edwards and this past month’s Kong: Skull Island, which shares the same universe. Following ‘Godzilla 2’, the two movie monsters will appear in the same movie, all scheduled for 2020.
Jackson played his father Ice Cube in 2015’s music biopic which received critical and commercial appeal.
- Paul Heath
The cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary's highly-anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters is still coming together, with another actor lining up a key role in the sequel. Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr., the son of rapper/actor Ice Cube, has entered negotiations to play an unspecified role in this big-budget action thriller, that serves as a follow-up to the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla. While it remains to be seen how many more new characters will come aboard, it is believed that only one actor from the 2014 Godzilla will return.
Variety broke the news of this casting, and while no details were given for his character, he is just the latest to come aboard recently. We reported in January that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is making her feature film debut with Godzilla: King of Monsters, with Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga coming aboard to portray her character's father and mother, »
Kong: Skull Island, the second entry into Legendary and Warner Bros.’ interconnected MonsterVerse, opened to a mighty $70 million at the Chinese box office this past weekend, bringing its global cume within touching distance of $400 million. And though it’s not quite on the level of, say, Beauty and the Beast or a tentpole Marvel movie, Legendary’s shared universe is shaping up nicely.
Thanks to the inclusion of a post-credits sequence, Skull Island also sets the stage for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Michael Dougherty’s 2019 sequel that has already drafted in the likes of Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Kyle Chandler of Bloodline and Manchester By the Sea fame. When pulled together, it makes for quite an exciting roster of talent, and Variety has learned today that O’Shea Jackson Jr., one of the many breakout stars of hit rap drama Straight Outta Compton, is »
- Michael Briers
Though he made his cinematic debut playing a younger version of his dad, O’Shea Jackson Jr. has actually displayed a lot of versatility. The Straight Outta Compton actor followed up his dramatic success in that music biopic with some serious Sundance recognition: He was named one of Variety’s breakout stars for his performance alongside Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen in the comedy Ingrid Goes West. Now Variety reports Jackson Jr. is heading to blockbuster territory for a role in Godzilla: King Of Monsters.
The sequel’s cast already includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler. And Ken Watanabe, who starred in the 2014 film opposite Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Bryan Cranston, will reprise his role for the sequel. Godzilla: King Of Monsters is one of multiple projects on the horizon for Jackson Jr.; he’s currently shooting Den Of Thieves with Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, and ...
- Danette Chavez
“Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson, Jr. is in talks to join the cast of Legendary’s “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” TheWrap has learned. Jackson would join a cast that is headed by Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown. “Krampus” director Michael Dougherty is attached to the project as writer-director, with Zach Shields as co-writer. Alex Garcia will oversee for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” is a sequel to the 2014 “Godzilla” film starring Bryan Cranston and is part of Legendary’s cinematic universe that also includes the recently released “Kong: Skull Island,” which enjoyed a strong opening. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to join Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reports Variety. The movie is already jam-packed with genre vets, including “Stranger Things” stand-out Millie Bobby Brown, along with the awesome Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”, Super 8) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, “Bates Motel”). Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus helmer Michael […] »
- Brad Miska
The movie already stars “Stranger Things” stand-out Millie Bobby Brown, along with Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. “Krampus” helmer Michael Dougherty is directing the project from a script he penned with Zach Shields.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards. Sources tell Variety that Watanabe is the only original cast member likely to return for the second installment.
Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” hits theaters on March 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.
- Justin Kroll
Tonight is the episode that everyone’s been waiting for on Bates Motel. It’s not only the debut of Rihanna playing Marion Krane but it’s the intersection of the 1960 Hitchcock classic and this clever contemporary prequel, which in its final season has dramatized the psychological deterioration of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) after the death of mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), whose spirit just won’t let the poor boy go. According to TV Insider Mother and son are one, and it’s not a healthy combo—and Norman is in a particularly vulnerable state when Marion Crane (Rihanna assuming the role Janet Leigh played
- Nat Berman
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Question: Any intel on the Grey’s Anatomy finale? I haven’t heard a peep! —Megan
Ausiello: That’s about to change in 3, 2… “It’s pretty dramatic and pretty intense,” Kevin McKidd teased to TVLine at PaleyFest over the weekend. “It’s pretty dark and very good. Debbie [Allen]’s going to direct it, and it’s going to be amazing.” Owen’s portayer adds that unlike previous closers, Season 13’s climax won’t be centered around a catastrophic event. »
The curtain is about to come to a close for the Bates Motel TV show on A&E. There's no need to worry that this series will be cancelled any longer and the series' creators have been allowed to bring the story to a conclusion. The ratings have been dropping for awhile. Will Bates Motel go out with a ratings rebound or, will they drop even lower? Stay tuned.Set in the small town of White Pine Bay in Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a troubled young man, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his unique relationship with mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). The A&E series also stars Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, and Olivia Cooke. Recurring players include Kenny Johnson, Ryan Hurst, Rihanna, Brooke Smith, Isabelle McNally, and Austin Nichols.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The »
Vulture WatchWhen will Norman's madness end? Has the Bates Motel TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on A&E? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bates Motel season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's feature film, Psycho, airing on the A&E cable channel, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna will guest as Marion Crane, a role originated by Janet Leigh in the 1960 movie. At the end of season four, Norman Bates (Highmore) murdered his beloved mother, Norma (Farmiga). Season five kicks off two years later, with Norman living a double life. He appears to be a »
The 29-year-old singer and actress joined the show on Monday night for the show’s fifth and final season as the ill-fated Marion Crane, who famously met her demise in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho‘s iconic shower scene.
To celebrate, Rihanna streamed herself watching the episode with friends on Instagram Live. Things really got interesting (and slightly Nsfw) when her intimate sex scene aired.
“This is so weird, oh my God,” she is heard saying while she covers her face and looks away. »
- Stephanie Petit
Viewers were introduced to Rihanna’s Marion smack dab in the middle of the action, as she and Sam Loomis (played by Austin Nichols) get it on in the bedroom -- except Marion doesn’t know she’s the other woman when she asks the already-married White Pine Valley real estate developer to marry her. Whoops!
The one time Sam did bring Marion by White Pine Valley was a night spent at the motel -- Bates Motel, to be more »
What's in store for the final season of Bates Motel? Recently, showrunners Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about casting Rihanna as Marion Crane on the A&E TV series.The drama is currently in its fifth and final season. Based on the film Psycho, the drama stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, a young man with a murderous devotion to this mother. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, and Olivia Cooke.Read More… »
Ehrin penned the script, titled “Long Distance,” with Highmore and Danielle Gelber producing and Universal as the studio.
“Long Distance” is an hourlong character drama that chronicles one couple’s unexpected, intercontinental relationship. Despite time zone challenges, jealousy-fueled social media deciphering, and troublesome autocorrecting, the show explores dating, the internet, how we communicate, and what love and romance really mean in our modern world.
The project reunites Ehrin and Highmore, who most recently worked together on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” currently airing its fifth and final season — the two recently sold a drama script to A&E. It’s also the second time Ehrin and Gelber have worked together, as Gelber picked up Ehrin’s first pilot when she was an executive at Fox, titled “Holiday.” “Long Distance” marks the first project for Gelber under her »
- Oriana Schwindt
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