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Jackie Earle Haley is making his directorial debut with the crime flick Criminal Activities. Apart from directing it he also stars in it and has brought on board actors like Michael Pitt and John Travolta. We have been give an exclusive clip to share with you, which you can watch below. Criminal Activities tells the story of four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss... and it's payback time. Now they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way over their heads, if they can complete the assigned task without screwing up, they...
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Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley has signed on for a six-episode guest role in AMC’s upcoming Preacher adaptation in the role of the depraved, meat-loving villain Odin Quincannon, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.
The character is described as “a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas. The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quincannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family-operated slaughterhouse business.”
See Also: Watch the first trailer for Preacher
Based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, »
- Amie Cranswick
Though we still haven’t heard a peep about any potential Saint of Killers casting, AMC’s small-screen take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s controversial comic series, Preacher, has added a different villain in the form of the loathsome Odin Quincannon, who will be played by Oscar nominated Watchmen actor Jackie Earle Haley.
According to THR, Hayley has booked a six-episode arc on the show, which is being headed up by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. In the comics, Quincannon is the odious owner of the meat factory in the town of Salvation, and pretty much runs the town. He also happens to a member of the Kkk, and has a predilection for, well…. having sex with a giant woman made out of meat. There’s just no subtle way to put that.
From the sounds of the accompanying character description, the show will be relocating him to »
- Mark Cassidy
Jackie Earle Haley has a knack for playing seriously twisted individuals, whether we’re talking Freddy Krueger in that awful Nightmare on Elm Street remake or a creepy pedophile in Little Children. The actor will again get his evil on in… Continue Reading →
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- John Squires
Jeremy Sisto is taking another stab at an ABC anthology series.
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Back in September, AMC handed out a 10-episode series order for the comic book adaptation Preacher, with executive producer Seth Rogen teasing that the series will debut in May 2016. While he recanted that statement about the premiere date shortly thereafter, the series is set to arrive sometime this year, and today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that the series has added Jackie Earle Haley to play a major character from the original comic books, Odin Quincannon. The actor has been set for a six-episode arc in the series.
In the original comic book created by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon, Odin Quincannon is a member of the local Ku Klux Klan branch, who often clashes with lead character Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper). Jesse eventually discovers that Odin has been having sex with a mannequin made out of meat. In the series, he's described as a small, decrepit man »
Preacher was never going to make it to television without undergoing its fair share of changes. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s blasphemous and brutal comic series is very much a product of the ’90s, a story that gives political correctness a big middle finger being stomping its face in with a steel-toed cowboy boot. It’s […]
- Jacob Hall
Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a man with a highly unconventional power who, along with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire, journey to literally find God. Along the way they're bound to run into some pretty colorful characters, and AMC just added one more to roster; Jackie Earle Haley. Haley will play Odin Quincannon who, in the comics, was a wealthy businessman who makes... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The AMC television network is getting ready to put its series adaptation of the Preacher graphic novels into production. Starring Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), and produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin, the series has plenty of positive buzz around it. That buzz should only grow now as news spreads of the latest casting for the show.
Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Little Children) has just signed on for a six-episode arc on the show, and he'll be playing a character very near and dear to fans of the books: Odin Quincannon.
Here's how The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news of Haley's casting, describes the series:
"Based on Garth Ennis »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
When Elizabeth Perkins joined the cast of Preacher as a character named Vyla Quinncannon, we thought the vile Odin Quincannon from the comics must have been gender-swapped - but it seems that's not the case as THR reports that the awesome Jackie Earle Haley has booked a six-episode arc as the notorious villain. This take on Quincannon is described as "a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas. The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quincannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family run cattle slaughterhouse business." Sounds about right - though fans of the comic will be all-too aware that he's also a Kkk member, and is fond of having sex with a giant meat-woman. Yeah, seriously. It remains to be seen if we'll get that visual on the show (that's one element I actually hope they disregard), which »
Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen," "Little Children") has been hired to play the iconic villain Odin Quincannon in AMC's upcoming series adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 1990s Vertigo comic series "Preacher".
The series revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a badass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns God has left heaven and so sets out to track him down and hold him responsible for his abdication. His beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend (Ruth Negga) accompanies him on his quest for answers.
Haley has booked a six-episode arc in the series playing a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in a Texan county thanks to him being the owner and operator of a 125-year-old slaughterhouse business.
He's also a member of the local Kkk branch, has sex with a mannequin made out of meat products, and clashes multiple times with Jesse. »
- Garth Franklin
With just under a month to go before its release, the first TV spot has arrived online for director Babak Najafi’s upcoming action sequel London Has Fallen; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the trailer for London Has Fallen
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. »
- Amie Cranswick
The Birth of a Nation (2016) Film Review from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, a movie directed by Nate Parker, starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union. Director, screenwriter, and star Nate Parker‘s passion project, The Birth of a Nation, opens with the final sentence of a denunciation of slavery by Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect […] »
- Drew Stelter
Gramercy Pictures has released a UK TV Spot the upcoming sequel London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul, and Waleed Zuaiter.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United »
- Kellvin Chavez
That’s right, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady, and there’s only one man that can prevent all-out chaos: Gerard Butler’s hardboiled secret agent Mike Banning. Just when Banning though he had brought an end to global chaos in 2013 sleeper hit Olympus Has Fallen, Najafi’s follow-up shifts gears to take the threat of terrorism across the pond and, specifically, into the heart of England.
While there’s not much in the way of story included in today’s brief spot, London Has Fallen opens at a time when world leaders descend on the British capital to attend the funeral of the late British prime minister. Bringing together the most powerful people on the planet, the event soon becomes a hotbed for terrorist activity, and »
- Michael Briers
With Sundance having just wrapped, here are the films—from a new Todd Solondz to another outing from Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt—that will likely be in the awards running later this year. “The Birth of a Nation”“The Birth of a Nation” is the true story of Nat Turner, an African-American slave who leads the most successful slave rebellion in American history. Nate Parker writes and directs himself as Turner—and may very well establish himself as one of Hollywood’s must-watch triple threats upon the film’s premiere. Parker leads an ensemble cast that includes Aunjanue Ellis, Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Aja Naomi King, and Gabrielle Union. “Captain Fantastic”Viggo Mortensen stars as Ben, a dedicated father of six secluded from society in the Pacific Northwest. Tragic circumstances force him and his children to say goodbye to their utopia and enter a world »
Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation
Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.
We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.
Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S. »
- Paul Heath
Park City may be icy cold, but the film acquisitions are piping hot at this year Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight secured world rights to “The Birth of a Nation” in a record-breaking deal totaling $17.5 million. Actor-writer Nate Parker’s (“Beyond the Lights”) directorial debut is one of the festival’s most acclaimed films to play the fest this year. This purchase rivals the $10.5 million paid out for “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006 and the $10 million sum for “Hamlet 2” in 2008. Parker portrays former slave Nat Turner, who led one of the biggest slave rebellions in United States history. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature, “Manchester by the Sea,” also lit Park City up this week. Amazon acquired the drama for $10 million. The pic stars Casey Affleck as a man who returns to his »
As is so often the case with each passing year, 2016’s Sundance Film Festival ignited a flurry of activity among studios and filmmakers alike, with a number of the major players moving in to acquire the hottest properties in town. And while the likes of Casey Affleck’s Manchester By The Sea and the Ellen Page-starring Tallulah pocketed distribution deals of their own, it was Nate Parker’s boisterous The Birth of a Nation that stole the headlines after securing a lucrative deal with Fox Searchlight to the tune of $17.5 million. That’s the biggest sale in Sundance history, and it didn’t even go to the highest bidder.
Hot on the heels of receiving a standing ovation at the film festival, it’s understood that The Weinstein Company and Netflix had both expressed interest in the feature film – the latter reportedly tabled a $20 million offer – though Parker is »
- Michael Briers
Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut draws bid of up to $20 million. Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut attracts huge bids.
The Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut is quite something as Oscar is already being whispers for a year’s time.
Nate Parker‘s slavery drama The Birth of a Nation has been acquired at the Sundance Film Festival for a record $17.5 million. Fox Searchlight paid the huge amount for the film, which easily beats the previous record which was set by Little Miss Sunshine, which sold for $10.5 million ten years ago.
Comparisons to 12 Years A Slave are being made for the film which The Verge are reporting that Netflix apparently made an offer of $20 million for. The budget of the film is a reported $10 million – so effectively investors are already into profit.
- Paul Heath
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