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Could Tom Hardy Be the Next James Bond?

4 September 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

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Emmy predictions: Are we underestimating Damian Lewis ('Wolf Hall')?

3 September 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Are we underestimating Damian Lewis to win an Emmy Award for the PBS limited series "Wolf Hall"? Don't forget, Lewis waged a surprise attack on awards pundits two years ago by winning the Best Drama Actor Emmy for the first season of "Homeland" over the frontrunner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"). So, it wouldn't be a wise move to count Lewis out this time around with his bid for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions According to the rankings derived from predictions made by Gold Derby's Experts, Editors, Users and Top 24 Users (those who did the best at predicting last year's Emmys), Lewis is in third place to win the Emmy with odds of 12/1. Ahead of him are Bill Murray ("Olive Kitteridge") with leading odds of 4/7 and Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story: Freak Show") at 5/1. The other »

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Is Tom Hardy the Next James Bond?

2 September 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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Bookies Peg Tom Hardy As Next James Bond

2 September 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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.

"Luther" star Idris Elba and "Homeland" actor Damian Lewis remain the top favorited at 3/1. Other contenders »

- Garth Franklin

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

26 August 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »

- Zac Gille

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‘Homeland’ Ep Alex Gansa on Keeping the Show Fresh, How Long It Can Last and 7 Other Nominee Questions

26 August 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With four seasons of “Homeland,” 30 years in the TV industry and an Emmy win under his belt, showrunner Alex Gansa still finds the prospect of winning another trophy hard to process. “I think I will be in such a state of shock if we win,” the executive producer told TheWrap. “My brain would be drawing a complete blank.” The Showtime CIA thriller starring Claire Danes is a perennial Emmy favorite, and this year is nominated again in four categories, having won for Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Danes and Best Actor for Damian Lewis in years past. Also Read: Emmy. »

- Linda Ge

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Bill film trailer; Horrible Histories play with Shakespeare

19 August 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first Bill film trailer has gone live. Bill is the feature film from folk that brought Horrible Histories and the Sky TV series Yonderland to the screen.

The new movie is written by Ben Willbond and Laurence Rickard and directed by Richard Bracewell (Cuckoo).

Here’s the official press release that was sent along with the first Bill film trailer.

The film will hit cinemas on September 18th.

Bill film trailer

Vertigo Releasing is thrilled to announce that Bill will be released in cinemas across the UK on 18th September 2015.

Bill is the hilarious tale of William Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before.

Co-owner of Vertigo Releasing, Rupert Preston, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bill and are very excited to be working with such an exceptionally talented team. It’s a fantastic film and a wonderful addition to our slate.”

Laurence Rickard said, “We »

- Paul Heath

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TV News: Billions, Home, Day, Luna, SNL

18 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Billions

Kerry Bishe ("Halt and Catch Fire") is set to appear in an episode of Showtime's new drama series "Billions". Bishe plays Elise, an alluring young musician who forces hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) to question his life choices.

The show, which premieres January 17th, stars Paul Giamatti as a savvy U.S. attorney on a collision course with the aforementioned hedge fund manager. [Source: The Live Feed]

Home

TNT has picked up the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama pilot "Home" which was originally setup at Fox. Aron Eli Coleite wrote the pilot and will executive produce alongside Jonathan Littman and Brad Anderson who will direct.

The story follows a newly pregnant woman who has a successful business as an accomplished designer and a wonderful home life with her prison psychologist husband Joe and his two sons. When she discovers long-buried secrets, her perfect life is shattered. [Source: Variety]

Loving Day

Showtime has acquired the »

- Garth Franklin

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TVLine Items: Graceland Adds Arrow Alum, X-Files Meets Chuck and More

17 August 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Arrow and Person of Interest alum Annie Ilonzeh has joined USA Network’s Graceland in a recurring role.

RelatedUSA Sets Premieres for Satisfaction Season 2, Josh Holloway’s Colony

Per The Hollywood Reporter. Ilonzeh will play Courtney Gallo, a beautiful and brilliant attorney who quickly grabs Jakes’ eye. She will first appear in the Sept. 3 episode.

As Graceland creator Jeff Eastin previously told TVLine, “Jakes’ storyline evolves in the last half of the season to take the most important spot. Our entire cliffhanger is based on Jakes.”

Ilonzeh’s TV credits also include Drop Dead DivaSwitched at Birth, Charlie’s Angels and General Hospital. »

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Noah Emmerich of ‘The Americans’ to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘Billions’

17 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Americans” star Noah Emmerich will appear in one episode of Showtime’s upcoming drama “Billions,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Emmerich will play the longtime friend of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) who joins the billionaire hedge fund honcho on an impromptu road trip that tests the limits of their bond.

Billions,” which debuts Jan. 17, is set in the world of ultra-wealth on Wall Street and revolves around the power politics and finance of New York investment firms.

Lewis (“Homeland”) stars alongside Paul Giamatti, who plays the hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades. The cast is rounded out by Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad.

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin co-wrote and exec produce “Billions,” which is currently in production on the 12-episode series in New York. Neil Burger directed the pilot and will also serve as an exec producer. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Wolf Hall' producer Colin Callender: Thomas Cromwell was the Frank Underwood of his era [Exclusive Video]

14 August 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Although it's a story about people who lived 500 years ago, it's a story that's every bit as relevant to the world we live in today," says Colin Callender, executive producer of the miniseries "Wolf Hall," which is nominated for eight Emmys, including Best Limited Series. -Break- Could 'Wolf Hall' pull off another British upset for Best Miniseries Emmy? The miniseries, based on two historical novels by Hilary Mantel, tells the story of the reign of King Henry VIII (Damian Lewis), but from the perspective of his adviser, Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance). That's part of what appealed to Callender about this story. He explains, "A character who's normally a two-dimensional villain lurking in the wings in most stories about the Tudors, this character is put center stage, and you look at the world from a completely different point of view." He adds of his morally compromised protagonist that...' »

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Vertigo takes over 'Bill' release after Koch restructure

12 August 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shakespeare comedy, featuring the stars of Horrible Histories, set to be released in September.

Vertigo Releasing has taken over the release of BBC Films comedy Bill following Koch Media’s decision to withdraw from theatrical in the UK.

Vertigo said it would release Bill, centred around the ‘lost years’ of William Shakespeare, across the UK on September 18.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Vertigo Releasing co-owner Rupert Preston said: “We began speaking to Koch about Bill at Cannes [in May] and the deal has evolved over the last couple of months.

“The deal was finalised in the last week and we have settled on a release date that everyone is happy with.

“The film is really good fun and plays well with both adults and kids. It’s clever, bright and great British entertainment.”

Koch boarded the comedy before shooting began in February 2014, and announced a release date of February 20, 2015.

But its release was pushed back and Koch announced in June that »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Showtime’s ‘Billions’ gets a full trailer and premiere date

12 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With shows such as The Affair, Masters of Sex, and House of Lies, Showtime has seen its stock rise both commercially and critically over the past few years. One of their most notable shows, Homeland, featured two leads for most of its run, in the form of Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, until the latter’s character departed the series. This wasn’t the end of the working relationship between Lewis and Showtime, however, as fans of both the performer and the channel were excited to learn that he’d be a key part of Showtime’s upcoming series Billions.

Co-created by The New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions also stars Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Maggie Siff. Showtime has now announced that the series will make its premiere on January 17, 2016 at 10 pm Et. To go with the premiere date announcement, a »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Billions’: Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti on Making Greed Into Good TV

11 August 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s upcoming series “Billions” is betting big on whether money really does make you evil.

The drama is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin. It stars Damian Lewis as rags-to-riches hedge-fund manager Bobby Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a U.S. attorney hot on his trail. But who is actually the villain in this tail?

“Our interest was in sort of digging underneath and understanding who the real people are on both sides of this question, if there’s this battle between capitalism and regulation,” Levien said Tuesday at the show’s Television Critics Assoc. panel in Beverly Hills. “One guy represents one thing in a way, and the other guy is trying to police it. But both are driven by individual things in their personalities and their pasts, and our interest was in trying to sort of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Shameless Season 6, Billions Get January Premiere Dates

11 August 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

After renewing both of its summer dramas earlier today, Showtime turned its attention to the winter and its 2016 schedule at the Television Critics Association press tour. The network set premiere dates for the upcoming sixth season of the comedy-drama Shameless and the network’s new series Billions, which features an all-star cast, including Paul Giamatti (San Andreas), Damian Lewis (Homeland), Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), and Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife). Both series will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 17, with Shameless‘s sixth season kicking off the night at 9 p.m. and Billions following it at 10 p.m. Here’s Showtime’s official description for Shameless Season 6: Season 6 of Shameless picks up a few months after last year’s finale, leaving the Gallaghers to prepare for yet another long Chicago winter. This season will see more than just the arctic Lake Michigan winds whipping through the Southside. Change is hard and »

- Chris King

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‘Billions’ Not Moralizing About Power Politics Of New York High Finance – TCA

11 August 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Don't cast the ambitious hedge-fund king as the bad guy in Showtime's new series Billions, hedge-fund portrayer Damian Lewis and New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin advised reporters today at TCA. When one reporter asked Lewis if playing Bobby "Axe" Axelrod was similar to playing Henry VIII on PBS's Masterpiece presentation of Wolf Hall, Lewis responded, "the king analogy might be apt” but that the two characters “come from different places." Henry VIII… »

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Watch: There Can Be Only One In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' With Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Greed, ambition and the American dream are consistently classic ingredients of great drama, and Brian Koppelman and David Levien stir them up into an intriguingly grand combination for "Billions." The Showtime series already is earning some serious buzz well ahead of its debut in 2016, and this brand new trailer certainly keeps up the excitement level.  Read More: Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis lead an ensemble cast including Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad in a tale of a clash of the financial titans between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. Looks like it's going to be a provocative dive into the world finance and personal gain versus public interest. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: There Can Be Only One In New Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' With Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Greed, ambition and the American dream are consistently classic ingredients of great drama, and Brian Koppelman and David Levien stir them up into an intriguingly grand combination for "Billions." The Showtime series already is earning some serious buzz well ahead of its debut in 2016, and this brand new trailer certainly keeps up the excitement level.  Read More: Watch: Paul Giamatti And Damian Lewis Follow The Money In Trailer For Showtime's 'Billions' Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis lead an ensemble cast including Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad in a tale of a clash of the financial titans between a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund king. Looks like it's going to be a provocative dive into the world finance and personal gain versus public interest. Here's the official synopsis:  Billions is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: It's Power Politics Vs. Ultra-Wealth in Showtime's 'Billions' Trailer with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Watch: Damian Lewis Flaunts His F*ck You Money at Paul Giamatti in Riveting New 'Billions' Teaser Showtime has released a new trailer for its upcoming series "Billions," starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, a modern rendition of the timeless battle of ambition with political power in one corner of the ring and wealth in the other. "Homeland's" Damian Lewis is the crafty billionaire and hedge fund superstar, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. Paul Giamatti is the politically connected Us Attorney Chuck Rhoades. The trailer alone proves the role suits Giamatti, with enough rage-filled fits to keep the fans pleased. The two engage in a cat and mouse game throughout the 12 episode series, as the roles of predator and prey constantly revolve. Lewis reveals the states are high in the trailer, "It's like 'Highlander,' there can only be one." Set in New York City against the »

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Watch: It's Power Politics Vs. Ultra-Wealth in Showtime's 'Billions' Trailer with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis

11 August 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Damian Lewis Flaunts His F*ck You Money at Paul Giamatti in Riveting New 'Billions' Teaser Showtime has released a new trailer for its upcoming series "Billions," starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, a modern rendition of the timeless battle of ambition with political power in one corner of the ring and wealth in the other. "Homeland's" Damian Lewis is the crafty billionaire and hedge fund superstar, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. Paul Giamatti is the politically connected Us Attorney Chuck Rhoades. The trailer alone proves the role suits Giamatti, with enough rage-filled fits to keep the fans pleased. The two engage in a cat and mouse game throughout the 12 episode series, as the roles of predator and prey constantly revolve. Lewis reveals the states are high in the trailer, "It's like 'Highlander,' there can only be one." Set in New York City against the »

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