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HBO has announced that Treme Season 1 will come to DVD and Blu-ray on March 29, 2011. The freshman series stars Steve Zahn, Wendell Pierce, John Goodman, Kim Dickens and Melissa Leo. Treme was created by Eric Overmyer and David Simon.
The pilot episode begins wtih a New Orleans neighborhood celebrating its first second-line “parade” since Katrina, reuniting many of its musicians and residents, though many more have yet to return. Treme season 1 was nominated for two prime time Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series by Agnieszka Holland and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics by Steve Earle.
Treme Season 2 premieres April 2011.
Treme: The Complete First Season [DVD] Release Date: March 29, 2011
Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people–musicians, chefs, residents–find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire »
- Buzzfocus Staff
Chicago – “They’re all around us. Ghosts. They’re everywhere.” People don’t talk like that. Especially kids. Especially not after a major revelation about their dad. It just doesn’t feel real. And that’s the problem with “Night Catches Us,” a well-intentioned drama with strong performances that somehow can’t find the realism at the heart of its story. Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington nearly rescue the piece but it just doesn’t come together into anything memorable enough to recommend.
“Night Catches Us” is one of those films that yet again prove the dictum that movies are not the sum of their parts. If you pull apart “Night Catches Us,” there are elements that work including a strong cast led by two of the best young actors working today, a refreshingly lyrical directorial style, and great music supervision by The Roots. But the script never finds its footing, »
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Chicago – In the 1970s, there was a period in history when the civil rights movement began to splinter and disintegrate. Government infiltration, internal divisions and lack of direction especially hurt organizations like the Black Panthers movement, a focus of Writer/Director Tanya Hamilton’s new film, “Night Catches Us.”
In 1976, after years of absence, Marcus (Anthony Mackie of “The Hurt Locker”) returns to his Philadelphia neighborhood, where he was a member of the Black Panther movement. His reappearance arouses new suspicions regarding his sudden vanishing, his colleagues suspect he sold out a fellow Panther. The only acceptance he seems to find is from his old friend Patricia (Kerry Washington). Together, they must somehow come to terms with a past from which they can’t seem to escape.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Director: Tanya Hamilton Writer: Tanya Hamilton Starring: Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Novella Nelson, Thomas Roy, Ron Simons It is the summer of 1976 and Marcus (Anthony Mackie) rolls back into Philadelphia after having cut off all communication with his family and former Black Panther comrades since his hasty departure four years prior. Though it only seems natural that Marcus would return to his family’s home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia not for the Bicentennial celebrations but for his father’s funeral, suspicions regarding his motives and agenda fester throughout the community nonetheless. The most displeased about Marcus's reappearance are his Muslim brother, Bostic (Tariq Trotter), and the local Panthers’ new leader, Dwayne (Jamie Hector). Then, there are the local police, led by Detective Gordon (Wendell Pierce), who tail and harass Marcus to no end. Someone even has the audacity to spray paint "Snitch" on the side of the black »
- Don Simpson
Chicago – In our latest drama/romance edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Night Catches Us” with Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker”) and Kerry Washington (“Ray”)
“Night Catches Us” also stars Wendell Pierce, Jamie Hector, Tariq Trotter, Amari Cheatom, Ron Simons, Whitney Wilcox, Thomas Roy, Nakia Dillard, Jamara Griffin and Tariq Rasheed from first-time writer and director Tanya Hamilton. The film opens in Chicago on Dec. 10, 2010.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Night Catches Us” (about the Black Power movement) courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Title: Night Catches Us Directed By: Tanya Hamilton Starring: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamara Griffin, Amari Cheatom, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce Ten years is a very long time to be working on just one film, but that’s just how it goes for most up-and-coming filmmakers. However, in first time feature writer-direct Tanya Hamilton’s case, I’d imagine she looks back fondly on every minute she spent working on Night Catches Us, for the final product truly represents not only the time she put into the project, but her passion for it as well. It’s 1979 and Marcus (Anthony Mackie) is returning home to Philadelphia after having left town for quite a while [...] »
- Perri Nemiroff
We’ve got some exciting news for all you Twihards out there! Ok, so it’s not exactly super exciting. But it’s Twilight news all the same. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2 will be filming from November 8 2010 until April 22, 2011 via Production Weekly. As we earlier reported, the film will be shot in Louisiana and Vancouver. The ever-growing list of new actors taking on roles in the final installment(s) of the franchise now include: Maggie Grace (Lost) as Irina, Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) as Garrett, and Rami Malek (Night at the Museum) as Benjamin, as well as Olga Fonda (Love Hurts), Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights), Masami Kosaka (The Runaways), Sebastiao Lemos (Força-Tarefa), Amadou Ly (The Bridge), Ty Olsson (2012), Wendell Pierce (Ray), Carolina Virguez (Matalobos). The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits theaters on November 18th, 2011, with Part 2 debuting on November 16, 2012. Also, be sure to check the official »
- Adam Chitwood
So, you got the news last night that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 .. . Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce, Amadou Ly, Carolina Virguez, Sebastiao Lemos, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Osaka
In other news, Robert Pattinson stepped up to lend a hand to filmmaker Peter Berg in closing down The Taft School for their time-honored Headmaster Holiday tradition. You can read up on the event here and watch the video in the sidebar. The video was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the set for Breaking Dawn is being built. Pattinson wasn't the only one spotted out and about, though. Taylor Lautner, often a patron of football, was spotted at the Saints' practice as well.
Also, Peter Facinelli had an interesting interview with People about Brea »
Courtesy Summit EntertainmentLOS Angeles, California (x17online) - A new list of unknown actors have been added to the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn which will be released in two parts, the first Nov. 18, 2011. Joining the cast are up-and-coming actors Carolina Virguez (Spanish TV series Matalobos), Olga Fonda (Love Hurts), Wendell Pierce (HBO's The Wire), Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights), Amadou Ly (The Bridge), Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV series Forca-Tarefa), Ty Olsson (2012) and Masami Kosaka, who appeared with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in The Runaways. Lost's Maggie Grace has also signed on to play vampire villain Irina. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part two is set to hit theaters Nov. 16, 2012. »
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" has added eight people to its cast, several of whom will get their introduction to wide audiences with the film.
Producer Summit Entertainment hasn't announced what roles the eight actors -- Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Kosaka, Sebastiao Lemos, Amadou Ly, Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce and Carolina Virguez -- will play (they're all supporting parts). "Breaking Dawn" is scheduled to start filming next month in Louisiana and Vancouver.
The biggest name among the new cast members is Pierce, who stars in HBO's "Treme" and previously was a star of "The Wire." Olsson had a recurring part on "Battlestar Galactica" as Capt. Aaron Kelly and was a regular on ABC's "Defying Gravity."
Kosaka had a small role in "The Runaways," which starred "Twilight" veterans Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Fonda has had bit parts on "Ugly Betty" and "How I Met Your Mother," and Froehlich appeared »
Well I did not see this coming. Wendell Pierce, widely known, and adored, for his portrayal of Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on one of HBO's best (The best?) series "The Wire" has been cast in, of all things, the next film in the long-running Twilight series.
No word yet on who Pierce will be playing but I doubt he'll get to use his affinity for sucking on large stogies, being a high-functioning alcoholic, good police or sloppy ladies man when he shares screen time with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's emo vampire-human lovers in Breaking Dawn.
Another seven names have been added to the supporting, multicultural cast, and though most don't currently enjoy household name status, experience has proven that once you're touched by the Twilight film frenzy, even tangentially, anonymity becomes scarce. »
- Andrea Miller
Interesting to say the least…
A press release from Summit (via The Playlist) reveals that our man Bunk from The Wire, aka William “Bunk” Moreland, played by actor Wendell Pierce, has joined the cast of the next installment of the Twilight franchise, titled, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
No word on what role exactly Pierce will play in the film, but I’m most certainly curious to find out and how he fits into this soup.
I still haven’t watched a single film from the Twilight series, although I will, if only to say that I’m familiar and be able to have an intelligent conversation about the films; fans of the franchise can correct me if I’m wrong about this, but it looks like this may be the most diverse cast of all the films thus far, with Pierce joining, as we previously announced, Amadou Ly, Tracey Heggins, »
Summit Entertainment announced eight more actors cast in supporting roles in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, many of them are getting their big break.Olga Fonda (Love Hurts, pictured left), Janelle Froehlich ("Hacienda Heights"), Masami Kosaka (The Runaways), Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV show Forca-Terefa, Amadou Ly (The Tested), and Carolina Virguez (the Spanish TV show "Matalobos"). On IMDb, Ly is credited as playing "Henry" in Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1.
While you probably haven't seen any of the young actors before, the older actors have substantial bodies of work. Ty Olsson's long list of credits include 2012, X2 and Chronicles of Riddick. Wendell Pierce is a regular on HBO's "Treme" and was a series regular on "Numb3rs" and "The Wire."
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
A press release issued to announce that production has kicked off on Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World" has revealed that "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven is set to play the film's villain - The Timekeeper.
Piven joins a cast which includes Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook along with returning characters from the previous films played by Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Summit Entertainment announced today several more actors who have been cast in supporting roles in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn".
After starring as Samuel Sterns in the Ed Norton-led »
- Garth Franklin
Apparently there are a lot of roles in Summit’s upcoming “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” finale two-parter, because the company has announced yet more casting for the flicks. This is in addition to those coven casting from earlier this month. Olga Fonda (Love Hurts) Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights) Masami Kosaka (The Runaways) Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV series Força-Tarefa) Amadou Ly (The Tested, The Bridge) Ty Olsson (2012) Wendell Pierce (Ray) Carolina Virguez (Spanish TV series Matalobos) “Breaking Dawn” will be released as two separate films, with the first one hitting theaters November 18, 2011, and the second biting November 16, 2012. Oscar winner Bill Condon is directing both installments from a script by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. »
Summit Entertainment announced today that the following actors have been cast in supporting roles in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Olga Fonda (Love Hurts) Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights) Masami Kosaka (The Runaways) Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV series Força-Tarefa) Amadou Ly (The Tested, The Bridge) Ty Olsson (2012) Wendell Pierce (Ray) Carolina Virguez (Spanish TV series Matalobos) About The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn [...] Related Photos »
Summit Entertainment have confirmed eight new supporting cast members for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. However, the casting announcement did not confirm the roles each actor would take on in the final two-part instalment of the series. Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, joins the ensemble cast alongside Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, (more) »
- By Ryan Love
After the Twi-verse adds eight new castmembers, we introduce you to the relative unknowns.
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
After Summit Entertainment announced eight new supporting castmembers for "Breaking Dawn," fans reacted with a collective, "Um, who?"
Yes, folks like Olga Fonda and Masami Kosaka don't exactly have the name recognition of a Kristen Stewart or a Taylor Lautner, but each new castmember comes to the Twi-verse with previous acting credits and some online video. We gathered a handy guide for Twi-hards.
This Russian model and actress has quietly been building her Hollywood résumé in recent years, with brief appearances in shows like "How I Met Your Mother" and "Entourage." This past summer she was cast in Hugh Jackman's upcoming futuristic boxing drama, "Real Steel."
"Living in Los Angeles has given me an opportunity to pursue my dreams and has been able »
Summit Entertainment is filling in the holes of their The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 cast with an additional 8 actors and actresses joining Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and the gang.
The new names expected to slide into as-of-yet announced supporting roles are Olga Fonda (pictured), Amadou Ly, Masami Kosaka (The Runaways), Janelle Froehlich, Sebastiao Lemos, Carolina Virguez, Ty Olsson and Wendell Pierce. A heavy international flavor to this group suggests some or all of them will be part of the international vampire covens that will appear in the film.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is expected to begin shooting in Louisiana next month. »
According to our calculations, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is currently filming in Louisiana. We’ve already heard most of the actors new to the franchise in high profile roles — Maggie Grace as Irina, Lee Pace as Garrett, Rami Malek as Benjamin. Summit has incrementally added new cast members, with another batch announced today.
Olga Fonda (Love Hurts), Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights), Masami Kosaka (The Runaways), Sebastiao Lemos (Força-Tarefa), Amadou Ly (The Bridge), Ty Olsson (2012), Wendell Pierce (Ray), Carolina Virguez (Matalobos) will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the Twilight regulars when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits theaters November 18, 2011. Part 2 follows on November 16, 2012. Hit the jump for a recap a comprehensive look at the new cast members and the characters they’ll play.
The announcement didn’t specify who Fonda and Co. will play, which is too bad. I’d love to see where Pierce fits in. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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