Deadline reports that Webber will play Bud White, whose character description reads: “A noble savage in a detective suit, White went to the Police Academy with Exley (Brian J. Smith) and has already made detective. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, Bud is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. Partnered with Dick Stensland (Whigham) who is on the verge of retirement, Bud is just learning how things work at the Lapd.”
Whigham’s Dick Stensland is described as: “A good cop at one time, now limping towards retirement, he is Bud’s (Webber) partner. A gruff guy who’s seen it all, he
Mark Webber will play Det. Bud White, who is described as a noble savage in a suit. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, White is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. In the 1997 film version of “L.A. Confidential,” White was played by Russell Crowe. Webber recently appeared in the Showtime series “SMILF” as Father Eddie. He is known for his roles in films like “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Green Room.” He is repped by Inphenate and Schreck, Rose,
Plan B and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan are set to produce the film. New Regency will finance the project. Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Dede Gardner are partners at Plan B.
“Black Hole” is set in the Pacific Northwest during the 1970s and follows a group of high schoolers who contract a mysterious, apparently sexually transmitted disease known as “The Bug.” As this syndrome causes unique physical mutations, their community struggles to cope with the emotional and psychological disruption.
“Black Hole” is the latest partnerships between New Regency and Plan B, which includes “The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave,” and the upcoming “Ad Astra,” which stars Pitt and is directed by James Gray. The companies also partnered on “Wrong Answer,” directed and produced
Plan B and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan are set to produce the film. New Regency will finance the project.
The move kickstarts a project that has been in development on and off since 2005, when it was to have been adapted by horror director Alexandre Aja. Neil Gaiman and Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avery developed it for a time and the project was for years set up...
The book, written and drawn by Charles Burns, was published by Fantagraphics and ran for 10 issues from 1995 to 2005.
Smith will play Detective Ed Exley, the role played by Guy Pearce in the 1997 film. Exley is described as cold though not without a conscience, obviously brilliant, authoritative, and fiercely ambitious. The son of former hero detective turned real estate developer, Preston Exley, he is determined to make his mark and to become a hero in his father’s eyes. Competing against the memory of his deceased brother, his father’s favorite, Ed will do anything to prove himself. He wants nothing more than to make detective and is single-minded in his pursuit.
Smith joins previously announced cast member Walton Goggins, who will play Detective Jack Vincennes.
Smith most recently starred as Will Gorski in “Sense8,” the Netflix series created by the Wachowski sisters and J. Michael Straczynski. The series
Based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel, L.
He's a fun actor that takes on great roles and he just landed a perfect role in CBS' upcoming series adaptation of James Ellroy’s 1990 noir novel L.A. Confidential. Goggins will play detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as follows:
“All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”
This character was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 Curtis Hanson-directed film adaptation of the book. The series will reportedly follow "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The detectives are following a serial
Goggins will play Det. Jack Vincennes. All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side. Vincennes was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the critically-acclaimed 1997 movie of the same name.
Goggins recently starred in the first season of the Navy Seal drama “Six” for History and is due to star opposite Alicia Vikander in the new “Tomb Raider” film due out in March. He received widespread acclaim for his roles on FX, namely Boyd Crowder on “Justified” and Det. Shane Vendrell on “The Shield.” He also made appearances on “Sons of Anarchy,” playing transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam. He has appeared in the Quentin Tarantino films “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight.”
He is repped
“Rules Don’t Apply,” however, is that special kind of flop. In December, financier Arnon Milchan filed suit against Warren Beatty and a high-profile cast of investors, seeking $18 million in unrecouped distribution costs.
Milchan — through his companies Regency Entertainment and Monarchy Enterprises — has now elaborated on his allegations in an amended complaint. The suit alleges that Beatty was obsessed with getting his long-planned Howard Hughes film on as many screens as possible, and was undeterred by contrary advice and bad preview screenings.
According to the suit, Beatty and his investors wanted the right to set the film’s distribution and marketing budget, with the cost borne by Milchan. Milchan objected to such a “one-sided deal,” and instead agreed to front the distribution costs if the investors would pledge to guarantee any losses. Beatty and the investors — who included Ron Burkle, Terry Semel, [link
Tuesday’s announcement offered the latest twist in a multi-year scandal that has plagued Israel’s right-wing prime minister. Its plot reads like one of Milchan’s own films, centering around hush-hush gifts of expensive pink champagne, thousand-dollar cigars and face time with Hollywood elite in exchange for tax breaks worth billions of shekels. At the heart of the so-called Case 1000 was the question of whether a high-placed Hollywood executive — later revealed to be Milchan — lavished Netanyahu and his wife Sara with expensive gifts and A-list access in exchange for political favors.
On Tuesday night, police answered that question, potentially signaling the end of Netanyahu’s decades
“L.A. Confidential” is billed as a modern take on James Ellroy’s novel — which was the basis the 1997 feature film starring Kim Basinger. In it the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of gritty, glamorous 1950’s Los Angeles. Jordan Harper is writing and serves as executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan. New Regency, Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios are producing.
“Red Line,” from writers and executive producers Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss, hails from Warner Bros. Television. After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, the show follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective. Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers. CBS Television
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