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Kate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures. If she signs on, she'll join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder, along with Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg and potentially Jeff Daniels. [Source: Variety]
Wu plays a ruthless warrior who takes a young boy on a dangerous journey together to find enlightenment. Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark also star in the show which is aiming for a late 2015 or early 2016 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
While the task of turning Arthur C. Clarke’s beloved 1953 science fiction novel, Childhood’s End, into a six hour miniseries seems ambitious, the Syfy project is now gathering momentum as it prepares to go before the cameras. Adapted by Matthew Graham (Life On Mars), with the helm to be taken by Nick Hurran (Doctor Who), the television event has now added Daisy Betts (Shutter) and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) to a cast that already features Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under The Dome), Ashley Zukerman (Terra Nova), Osy Ikhile (The Anomaly) and Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black).
The unsettling tale chronicles events after a seemingly peaceful alien invasion of earth occurs, resulting in the population eventually residing in harmony under the mysterious, apparently benevolent Overlords. The alien liaison for earth, Karellen, communicates only with Ricky Stormgren – immediately making him the most influential human on the planet. »
- Sarah Myles
Elliot will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Scorpion, according to The Hollywood Reporter, playing a former Secret Service agent named Bruce Jones. When terrorists threaten to break into a nuclear missile silo, Bruce turns to the Scorpion gang to recover an important, 15-year-old memory.
It’s possible Bruce could become a recurring character.
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Syfy has brought aboard Julian McMahon for the upcoming six-hour “Childhood’s End” miniseries, which is slated to premiere in 2015.
“Childhood’s End,” adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel, follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, who begin decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.
McMahon stars as Rupert Boyce, an American entrepreneur, and Betts will play Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential person in the world.
“Childhood’s End” will be adapted by Matthew Graham (BBC’s “Life on Mars”). Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend,” “Paranormal Activity”), Mike De Luca (“Captain Philips,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and Alissa Phillips (“Moneyball, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It has been over four years since the drama Nip Tuck aired its final episode on March 3, 2012, which would also be the show’s 100th episode. Ryan Murphy was the brains behind the drama that premiered on July 22, 2003 and it was one of his first television projects (the first being Popular which ran from 1999-2001 on the WB). He found go on to create such popular shows as Glee and American Horror Story. Nip Tuck would pave the way for other in demnad “adult” shows on the FX Network including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy. Since the show left the air, the cast has remained quite busy starring on both the small and big screen. Here is a look at what your favorite Nip Tuck stars have been up to since 2010. Julian McMahon as Dr. Christian Troy Julian McMahon spent six season playing the womanizing playboy Dr. »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Who on Castle might have a very merry Christmas? How will White Collar say goodbye? Is a Haven hook-up ahead? What happens to the Arrow on The Flash? Is a Beauty-ful family expanding? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
I saw on Twitter that you got the White Collar final season premiere. Anything you could share? — Katie H.
I can share that the final-season storyline, as laid out in the first episode (airing Nov. 6), is pretty damn nifty – a specific, final gambit with enormous stakes all involved, including on the personal front. The highly »
Comic book villains come in several forms and they range from the uber-intelligent to the uber-stupid. Take Doctor Doom, for example – his intelligence is such that his knowledge of science and technology is way beyond our real world comprehension, while he also has knowledge of magic. But for every Doctor Doom there’s a Rhino – and Rhino can barely tie a pair of shoelaces.
Given that comic book movies are based on comics, the same goes for them. There are certainly some extremely intelligent comic book movie villains – Julian McMahon’s Doctor Doom might have been a horrible depiction of the comic book character, but he was still very clever. Red Skull, Ra’s al Ghul, Lex Luthor, Aldrich Killian, the Riddler and the Joker – as well as many others – have all been portrayed as very intelligent individuals on the big screen too.
But, just like in the comic book source material, »
- K.J. Stewart
The premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show is fast approaching, but fans of the show with an eye for design can jump into the carny culture with style right now, as FX has announced an online costume creation contest based on the show. Participants submit sketches and descriptions of their designs, and the winner will receive a cash prize, have their costume brought to life in a photo shoot, and more.
Press Release – “What: To celebrate the launch of American Horror Story’s much anticipated fourth installment Freak Show, premiering on October 8th, FX will launch a costume design competition. The contest invites participants with an eye for the unusual to design an original costume inspired by the series. Contestants will submit their American Horror Story sketches along with a description of their design inspirations, which will be judged by the show’s head costume designer Lou Eyrich, Fashion Designer Christian Siriano, »
- Derek Anderson
Castings make movies – and that notion is no different when it comes to movies based on comic book heroes and villains.
There have been some absolutely horrific casting decisions in comic book movies over the years – George Clooney as Batman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, Julian McMahon as Doctor Doom, Topher Grace as Venom, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut and Wes Bentley as Blackheart to name just a few examples – and they have sullied the movies they were in, both in the eyes of critics and fans alike.
On the flip-side, good castings have been key to earning comic book movies mass critical acclaim and box office success. Some of the biggest and most successful comic book movies have now earned over $1 billion dollars worldwide (The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3 and The Avengers) and the genre as a whole is now one of the most popular in Hollywood. »
- Kev Stewart
A second teaser trailer is out for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the Steve Carell and Channing Tatum-led drama which looks to be one of the biggest players in the upcoming awards season following the film's sterling reception at Cannes back in May.
The first trailer is out for "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater". The story follows Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009 and held for nearly four months. The film, which opens in November, premiered the other day at the Venice Film Festival to respectable but not gushing reviews.
Next comes the trailer for the Hugh Grant-led rom-com "The Rewrite". Grant stars as a former Oscar-winning screenplay writer long past his glory days who takes on a college teaching job. Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons star.
Finally there's »
- Garth Franklin
DirecTV is coming Full Circle again, renewing the relationship drama for a 10-episode second season, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Each season follows a group of adults whose lives are unknowingly intertwined. The series’ first season, which was set at a restaurant and written by Neil Labute, featured a cast of TV vets that included David Boreanaz (Bones), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Billy Campbell (The Killing), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Robin Weigert (Deadwood).
It's clobberin' time as Marvel's formidable foursome deploy their unique gifts to Earth-saving effect in their first big-screen adventure. When the evil Dr Doom (Julian McMahon) threatens to wreak electric havoc on the planet, it's up to the ultra-stretchy Mr Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd) and his superheroic colleagues Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), the Human Torch (Chris Evans) and rock-fella The Thing (Michael Chicklis) to pull the plug on his plan. In an ever-darkening comic book universe, Tim Story's actionful caper offers a welcome blast of colour and cheer. »
Television is full of surgeons, some good and some, well—let’s just say you wouldn’t want them to operate on you or anyone you know.
When Cinemax’s The Knick, a show about the early days of surgery, premieres Friday, viewers will meet yet another TV surgeon: Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), a gruff doctor who’s often up to his elbows in blood. Because The Knick is set in the early 20th century, Thackery is lacking many of the luxuries today’s medical professionals have. But he still proves more trustworthy than, for example, Grey’s Anatomy’s Leah Murphy. »
- Ariana Bacle
Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" in this fun and fantastically entertaining smash-hit! "Invisible Woman: Sue Storm and "Mr. Fantastic" Dr. Reed Richards are about to be married when a mysterious alien... the Silver Surfer... crashes the proceedings and heralds Earth's impending destruction. With time running out, the Fantastic Four reluctantly teams up with the nefarious Dr. Doom in a thrilling effort to save our planet! Fantastic Four: Rise Of Silver Surfer was directed by Tim Story, based on a screenplay by Don Payne and Mark Frost. The cast included: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon and Kerry Washington. With a budget of $130 million, the film pulled in $289 million at the worldwide box office. »
Marvel Comics' first family of superherodom, the Fantastic Four, hits the big screen in a light-hearted and funny adventure. It begins when down-on-his-luck genius Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) has to enlist the financial and intellectual help from former schoolmate and rival Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in order to pursue outer-space research into human DNA. Also on the trip are Reed's best friend, Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis); his former lover, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), who's now Doom's employee and love interest; and her hotshot-pilot brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans). Things don't go as planned, of course, and the quartet becomes blessed--or is it cursed?--with superhuman powers: flexibility, brute strength, invisibility and projecting force fields, and bursting into flame. Meanwhile, Doom himself is undergoing a transformation. Fantastic Four featured: Director: Tim Story Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman Chris Evans as »
Spike TV is developing a suspense thriller TV series adaptation of the Stephen Frey novel "The Chairman" as a potential starring vehicle for executive producer Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck," "Fantastic Four").
Dana Vachon ("Mergers & Acquisitions") will adapt the book which follows a charismatic Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion-dollar private equity fund after its founder's mysterious death. His new position opens secret doors and reveals how Manhattan finance is closely tied to the brutal realm of war that still haunts him. [Source: Deadline]
The CW has released a new featurette explaining some of the key supporting characters who work at S.T.A.R. Labs in the upcoming new "Arrow" spin-off series "The Flash".
ABC Family has picked up its longest-running original hit series "Pretty Little Liars" for two more seasons. Season 6 will air mid-2015 and Season 7 premieres mid-2016. The news follows the premiere of Season 5 last night. »
- Garth Franklin
Julian McMahon is getting more work done.
The Nip/Tuck actor, along with Spike TV, is developing suspense thriller The Chairman, our sister site Deadline reports. McMahon will executive-produce and possibly star in the series, which is based on Stephen Frey’s novel of the same name.
Set in the financial world, The Chairman centers on Christian Gillette, a Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion dollar private equity fund after its founder mysteriously dies.
Spike TV previously announced its events series Tut, which is set to premiere »
Exclusive: “We’re on the hunt for a drama series next,” Spike TV Evp Original Series Sharon Levy told Deadline a month ago when the network made its return to scripted programming with a green light to event series Tut. The network has added another hopeful to its drama development slate, suspense thriller The Chairman, executive produced by actor Julian McMahon, Electus‘ Ben Silverman and former AMC executive-turned-producer Jeremy Elice. I hear the project is being eyed as a potential starring vehicle for Nip/Tuck alum McMahon. Based on the Stephen Frey novel and to be adapted by Mergers & Acquisitions author and Vanity Fair contributor Dana Vachon, Chairman tells the story of Christian Gillette, a charismatic Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion-dollar private equity fund after its founder’s mysterious death. As his new powers open secret doors he realizes that the world of apparently gentrified Manhattan finance »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Paradigm has inked Julian McMahon. The Australian-born actor received a Golden Globe nom for his role as playboy Christian Troy on long-running FX drama series Nip/Tuck. On the film side, McMahon appears in the the upcoming drama You’re Not You, opposite Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, and Marcia Gay Harden. His other feature credits include Faces In The Crowd, Paranoia, and Fire With Fire. McMahon also played super villain Dr. Victor von Doom in the Fantastic Four franchise, and appeared in Premonition opposite Sandra Bullock. McMahon continues to be repped by managers David Schiff & Kristin Konig at The Schiff Company, Monique Moss at Integrated PR, and attorney Jacob A. Bloom of Bloom Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette, Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
20th Century Fox
Comic book movies have provided us with some of Hollywood’s most memorable characters over the years – though not always for the right reasons.
There have been some absolutely awful characters depicted and some truly stinking performances – Howard the Duck, Julian McMahon’s Doctor Doom, Topher Grace’s Venom and Vinnie Jones’ Juggernaut are examples of characters and performances that we’d all rather forget – but there have undoubtedly been some great counter-examples. Now that the initial stigma that was attached to comic book movies has disappeared (people really didn’t take them seriously for a while), big things are expected from them as A-list actors are increasingly becoming attached to them and giving highly accomplished performances.
Villain portrayals in particular have proven to bring out the best in actors in a lot of cases, with the evil-doers arguably outdoing the heroes on the popularity front overall »
- Kev Stewart
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