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Death? Mourning? Ain’t nobody on Sunday’s True Blood got time for that. Less than 24 hours after losing Alcide, Sookie re-focused her efforts on saving her friends from the H-Vamps — and, of course, getting her flirt on.
To be fair, Sookie and Jason did place some quick, tear-jerking phone calls to Jackson and Hoyt (Hoyt!!!) to inform them of their respective losses. Hoyt’s reaction was particularly heartbreaking, not only because he loved his crazy mama, but because Jason had to pretend like they didn’t know each other. »
David Fincher's Se7en is a film that really never needs a sequel. The movie is an excellent, self-contained serial killer mystery, and while the idea of seeing Morgan Freeman and/or Brad Pitt come back to those roles, it truly never needs to happen. As you can imagine, that didn't really stop Hollywood from trying, but the good news is that those efforts didn't pan out. The weird news is that the sequel that never was may actually be coming to theaters later this year in a different form. This curious bit of information was picked up by a user on Reddit, who discovered a MovieHole article from back in 2011 that says that the upcoming supernatural thriller Solace, starring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, was actually at one point developed as a sequel to Se7en. As the story goes, the project first began life - under its current »
The first season of HBO’s True Detective was a big success for the Us cable channel, scoring acclaim for its twisty, complex, thoughtful plotting and dark-skewing performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who both won Emmy nominations for their work. Given the show’s anthology style, neither will return for season 2, and The Wrap reports that Colin Farrell is now in talks to step in.HBO isn’t commenting on casting rumours, so Farrell’s involvement won’t be confirmed until there’s an official announcement. But he’s certainly a solid choice for the cop drama. In addition to the Seven Psychopaths star, Taylor Kitsch is also being floated as a likely co-star. He’s had a rough time of it in cinemas, but Kitsch was praised for his turn on HBO’s TV Movie The Normal Heart.Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto is keeping most of the »
With people dying left and right (and occasionally naked) on True Blood‘s final season, it’s becoming harder to predict just how it’ll all end — and Lauren Bowles is relishing every minute of her front-row seat to Bon Temps’ demise.
Speaking with TVLine below, Bowles reflects on Holly’s three-week stint at Fangtasia, then does her best to tease the rest of Season 7, including my personal favorite question: Will someone say “I do” before the series ends? Plus, she discusses the possibility of a True Blood »
One doesn’t have to be an analyst or expert in all things cinema to note the decline of certain genres and niches within the film-making machine. While comic-book movies and superhero franchises have risen to soaring heights over the last fifteen years, we have seen a dramatic drop in other, classic outputs, seemingly to make way. A perfect example of this would be the procedural crime thriller, tales of murder investigation and corruption, a hallmark of hard boiled fiction from the 1970′s onwards that by now have tailed off. It says a lot that the most recent archetypal release from said field was last year’s Broken City, a box office and critical failure from highly rated scribe Stephen Knight. A production line that once gave us the likes of Chinatown, Serpico and Seven is now decrepit and seemingly unfit for purpose.
Not only is this genre starved, it »
- Scott Patterson
Yesterday we brought you some comments on the upcoming second season of True Detective from creator Nic Pizzolatto, and now it looks like the Emmy Award-nominated series has found the first of its new leads.
According to Variety Colin Farrell is in talks with HBO about boarding the show, with picked up 12 Emmy nominations earlier in the week, including Best Actor nods for its two first season stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Little is known about the plans for the second season of True Detective , save for the fact that it is set to shift the action to California, and will feature three or four new leads.
- Gary Collinson
Before you head to happy hour this weekend, here’s the latest pop culture scoop you should be in on.
Colin Farrell may be suiting up for a role in HBO’s True Detective. [Deadline] Will The Fantastic Four cast make an appearance at this year’s Comic-Con? Please say yes! [Comic Book Movie] Unless you haven’t been on social media today, you’ll know that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. [Espn] In case you’re still wondering if Zac Efron is really dating Michelle Rodriguez, a friend says they have “a healthy influence on each other.” [Just Jared] “We are grown ass women.” Whoopi Goldberg publicly puts in her two cents regarding all of The View drama. [E!] A photo of Steven Spielberg posing with a “dead” dinosaur goes viral, causing a (fake) outrage. [Us Weekly] Angelina Jolie is taking legal action regarding her “heroin addict” video posted by a UK newspaper. [Naughty But Nice Rob] Pretty Little Liars fans, »
- Taylor Ferber
HBO is refusing to give any comment on its possible True Detective Season 2 casting, but shortly after it was announced that Colin Farrell was in talks for one of four main leads, it was revealed that Taylor Kitsch is being eyed by the network to also star in the hit HBO drama series.
Colin Farrell will play the older lead male detective if he signs on, with Taylor Kitsch playing his younger partner. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo commented earlier in the week that an official casting announcement is coming soon.
An insider claims that Colin Farrell fills the character type HBO is looking for, a true movie star who is both rugged and gritty. The actor is said to be very close to signing his deal. At this time, it's not known if Taylor Kitsch has officially entered negotiations.
The Wrap says Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the second season of HBO's True Detective, an anthology performance-based mystery series whose first iteration just nabbed it's cast some Emmy nominations.
Series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has been pretty tight lipped about what the second season would be about and who would be in it. It's going to involve the transportation industry, the occult, take place in the State of California and has about four "lead" roles.
As of now Nic Pizzolatto is half-done scripting Season 2, which means look for a casting announcement as soon as next week.
These reports were squarely denied by HBO. You know, like they are all the time. »
We just barely reported on HBO programming president Michael Lombardo having said that he expects True Detective season two casting news to arrive something over the forthcoming week – now we have the next best thing to an official announcement. Multiples sites are reporting that Colin Farrell is deep in talks to play the lead character in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s high art/neo-Noir hybrid series, while Taylor Kitsch is said to be a front-runner for one of the three remaining “central roles.”
Farrell, according to The Wrap, is near to reaching a deal that will see him portray True Detective season two’s “older male lead” - a role that apparently requires someone who ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Just a day after True Detective earned 12 Emmy nominations, news has broken that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are in talks to star in the second season of HBO's smash hit. We have quite a few details about season two, but this is the first time Farrell's and Kitsch's names have been tossed into the ring. I kind of like this unexpected combination, though I thought there might be a female lead this time around. What do you think? Are you into Kitsch and Farrell? Trick question! Of course you are. »
- Maggie Pehanick
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At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, HBO president Michael Lombardo said a Season 2 casting announcement was imminent, and added, “[T]he two scripts we have are…more exciting than the first season.”
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto, meanwhile, told The Daily »
Colin Farrell is in talks to take on the lead role in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto‘s HBO series True Detective. There's also word that Taylor Kitsch is also among the leading candidates for the second male lead.
The first season of True Detective was incredible, and if you haven't seen it, you need too. It recently earned several Emmy nominations on Thursday, including lead actor nominations for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as a Best Drama nomination. Those two actors both need to win for their roles!
HBO CEO Richard Plepler and president Michael Lombardo recently said that the first two scripts for season two are “more exciting” than those of the first season. I have no idea what that means but I assume they are just trying to build buzz.
All we really know about the second season at this point came from »
- Joey Paur
It might be time to retire the True Detective season two Twitter meme. A source close to the situation confirmed to E! News that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are being considered for starring roles in the hit HBO drama's second season. The first season of True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson received numerous Emmy nominations, including one for each lead actor. The Wrap and Variety first reported on the potential casting discusions. Details on season two remain under wraps, but HBO president Michael Lombardo told reporters at the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour that he's seen the first two scripts of the new season by Nic Pizzolatto. "The two scripts we have are, I hate »
Would the word “Carcosa” sound cooler when spoken in an Irish brogue? I guess it doesn’t really matter. Because while Colin Farrell might be in talks for True Detective, the second season has been confirmed for a California setting. So unless creator Nic Pizzolatto was writing the series with an Irishman in mind, chances are Farrell will have to put on his best American accent for this one. Also, that whole Carcosa thing is over and done with, so there’s really no earthly reason for Farrell to be putting those syllables in that order. But yes, the announement is official. Colin Farrell. True Detective. In talks. In a story broken by Deadline, we have the first big piece of news for the HBO series’ second season (Sorry William Friedkin, but unless you’re willing to make your directing gig on the season official, Farrell wins the “first big news” statuette). And like anything and everything »
- Adam Bellotto
Speculations abound for the second season of creator Nic Pozzolato's dark, moody, acclaimed and now Emmy-nominated HBO series "True Detective." According to Deadline, Colin Farrell is first in line to star in season two, which will roots its mystery in a contemporary California setting. At Thursday's TV Critics Association presentation in Los Angeles, HBO prez Michael Lombardo said, "The people we will cast will be well-known names. But that wasn't our ambition (in season one)." Allegedly season two will feature an ensemble cast -- but it's unclear if Pizzolatto will address his critics and put a female star at the front-and-center of this very male-oriented series. (Season one stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both picked up Best Actor in a Drama noms yesterday; the series is up for Best Drama at the Emmys.) It would be refreshing to see Farrell take a meaty role -- his dry "Winter's Tale" earlier this year fell flat. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Even as HBO reveals more details about its "exciting" second season of "True Detective" at the Television Critics Association press tour today, one big name is revealed to be in "deep negotiations" to play one of the lead characters. Deadline reports Colin Farrell is in the running for Nic Pizzolatto's follow-up. HBO has not yet confirmed the Irish actor for being in contention, though they said during TCAs that fans can expect a casting announcement next week, and that there are “four central roles.” "I think the people we will cast will be well-known names, but that wasn't our ambition and I don't use that as a challenge," HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo said during TCAs this week. "Great writing draws great actors." Yesterday, the first season of "True Detective" scored two Lead Actor nods for Drama during the 2014 Emmy Awards nominations, for its stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. »
- Katie Hasty
Yesterday came the confirmed news that the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective" would feature four main leads. On top of that, casting announcements regarding those roles could arrive as early as next week.
Today, one of the names has apparently leaked - Colin Farrell. The Wrap claims the Irish actor is in deep negotiations to portray one of the main characters which is set in the lesser known areas of California.
- Garth Franklin
True Detective season 2 may have finally begun casting its major roles as Colin Farrell is in talks to join the hit HBO series. Additionally, Taylor Kitsch might be in the mix as well Earlier today, we posted an interview with HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, and Lombardo said he assumed "at least some announcements will be happening in the next week." Since Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson got two juicy roles and earned nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series, the show is presumably a hot ticket in Hollywood for actors and actresses looking for rich material in an acclaimed series that won't permanently take them away from acting in movies. Yesterday, creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto revealed that there will be four central roles, and now Farrell presumably has one of them, and Kitsch is being eyed for a part as well. »
- Matt Goldberg
Well finally, finally there is some news regarding the second season of HBO's "True Detective" worth reporting as The Wrap says Colin Farrell is in talks for one of the lead roles with Taylor Kitsch (John Carter, Lone Survivor) in contention to play one of the season's other characters and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) also rumored to be circling a role. Series writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto was recently quoted by The Daily Beast discussing the second season and said he's expanded on the characters he originally started with when he began writing saying, "They've deepened and become richer... I would say there are four central roles." If we're to gain anything from this casting story from The Wrap, three of those roles belong to males while there was hope the second season would be driven by at least one female character if not more. Perhaps it stands to assume the »
- Brad Brevet
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