13 items from 2012
We continue to have our eyes on relative newcomer Daniele Watts, who we usually refer to as "The Strange Thing About the Johnsons actress Daniele Watts," given that it was via that very controversial short film that many of us were first introduced to her. Since then, over the last 12 months, she's been cast in TV and film roles, most notably Showtime’s Weeds for its final season; and Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated and hotly-contested slave revenge narrative Django Unchained, which will be her big-screen debut - she'd done mostly TV, theater and shorts work before this, and her resume begins in 2008, so she's »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The yet-to-be-titled series will follow Rose, his fiancée Kiana Kim and their attempt to blend their families together. The show will also chronicle the Cincinnati Reds star and onetime manager’s struggle with the controversial 1980s gambling scandal that has kept him out of the Hall of Fame and the sport he loves for over 20 years — an issue that he considers appealing again with the commissioner during the TLC project.
The Rose series is set to debut later this year.
- Vlada Gelman
Relative newcomer Daniele Watts has joined the cast of Showtime’s Weeds for its final season, as Angela Mullen, described as quirky, alluring and mischievous, and love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), whom he meets at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come. You'll recall that Ms Watts also is part of the ensemble cast of Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated and hotly-contested slave revenge narrative Django Unchained playing a relatively minor role as Coco, which will be her big-screen debut - she's done mostly TV and shorts work before this, and her resume begins in »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Relative newcomer Daniele Watts has joined the cast of Showtime’s Weeds for its final season, as Angela Mullen, described as quirky, alluring and mischievous, and love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), whom he meets at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come. You'll recall that Ms Watts also is part of the ensemble cast of Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated and hotly-contested slave revenge narrative Django Unchained playing a relatively minor role as Coco, which will be her big-screen debut - she's done mostly TV and shorts work before this, and her resume begins in 2008, so she's really just getting started. But she's also done some theater work. Worth noting is that Daniele co-starred in that dark, twisted melodramatic short film that sparked a sea of impassioned comments all over the web, wherever it was posted - The Strange Thing About the...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Daniele Watts (Cold Case, Criminal Minds) has landed a role on Showtime’s Weeds for the final season. Watts plays the quirky, alluring and mischievous Angela Mullen, the first recurring love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould). Shane meets Angela, a fellow police recruit, at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come. Ty Olsson has landed a recurring role on The CW’s Supernatural for the upcoming 8th season. Olsson plays Benny, a darkly handsome survivor with a tell-it-to-you-straight sense of honor. Details of the arc are being kept under wraps. Olsson (ABC’s Men In Trees) is repped by Russ Mortensen at Pacific Artists and Roar. Supernatural premieres on October 3. Cedric Stewart (Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse) has joined the cast of Alan Ball’s new drama Banshee. The plot revolves around Lucas Hood (Anthony Starr) a criminal who steps into »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. With filming underway on Quentin Tarantino's slavery/spaghetti wester/vengeance tale "Django Unchained" the production has been keeping everything surrounding the film tightly under wraps, with little leaking out. Until now.
A first look at Christoph Waltz in costume as Dr. King Schultz on the set of the film has arrived (ChristophWaltzFans.com via Ontd). He plays the bounty hunter who pairs up with a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) to track down his wife (Kerry Washington) who is being held by a sadistic plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). What else can we tell you that you don't already know...and holy shit, is that a gun in his pocket or is Waltz just happy to see you? And here's a small additional morsel of info. Last month, the Hattiesburg American reported that largely unknown actor Johnny McPhail landed a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is in the midst of production, under a surprisingly tight veil of secrecy that has prevented any significant leaks coming from the movie (except for some super bland shots of some completely empty sets). To be sure, this is the director's starriest and arguably most controversial outing yet, a slavery/western/vengeance tale that features a lengthy credit scroll that includes Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kerry Washington, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, M.C. Gainey, Tom Savini, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Lapaglia, RZA, Misty Upham, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen, Rex Linn, Catherine Lambert and Daniele Watts. Phew. And guess what: Tarantino is still adding players to his film.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Watts has been cast as Coco in the much-anticipated, all-star movie and she has discovered her great-grandparents were slaves and that she has a rich ancestral history related to the African-American struggle.
The actress admits the preparation she has been doing before joining the cast in New Orleans, Louisiana has been fascinating.
She tells WENN, "I come from a theatre background so a lot of my preparation is research... I've played other roles where I'm playing characters who are living during the time of slavery and the research is really interesting. I've visited my family in Atlanta and we drove down to Alabama and I'll be driving to Mississippi, where my family is from, to soak it in about what it was like to have been there.
"My dad is really big on that (genealogy) and he has talked with me about great-grandparents who were slaves, but it's all sort of muddy. I know that part of my family was Creek Indian and I know that many of my family is buried at a Watts family cemetery in Mississippi." »
Finally there's new shots from Hysteria, Jack and Diane, The Good Doctor, This is Forty, Gangster Squad, The Hunger Games
"The second season of Downton Abbey will be available on DVD & Blu-ray in the U.S. from February 7th, almost two weeks ahead of the scheduled air date for that season finale in BBC America…. (full details)
- Garth Franklin
Newcomer Daniele Watts has joined the ever-burgeoning cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," her representative said Friday. Watts is making her big-screen debut this year. In addition to her minor role as Coco in The Weinstein Co.'s "Django," she will also appear in the indie films "Star Power" and "The Bloody Indulgent." Watts has had small roles in TV shows "Cold Case," "Castle" and "90210." Also read: Todd Allen Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django' "Django Unchained" is in pre-production and due in theaters later this year. Jamie Foxx has the title role »
- Kurt Orzeck
Quentin Tarantino.s Django Unchained was originally set to start filming this month before an unexplained delay pushed production into February. Hopefully this doesn.t affect the planned Christmas Day 2012 release - we don.t want to wait another full year for the next Qt - and that the delays are just part of the director making sure everything is perfectly in place. Speaking of all the elements being in place, the writer-director has just cast newcomer Danièle Watts in a small role in the slavery revenge flick. The Playlist reports that Watts has just been cast in the highly anticipated follow up to Inglorious Basterds. Watts, who has only been seen in bit-parts on TV shows like 90210 and Castle, has a few feature films on the way and despite her relative inexperience is going to get to play with some heavy hitters in the Tarantino film. The source »
Quentin Tarantino is this close to rolling cameras on my most anticipated film of 2012, Django Unchained, but there are still a few roles to lock into place. One of these, it seems, is Coco; I haven’t read the script and, thus, can’t figure out who that is or how she affects the story, but ThePlaylist reports that she’ll be played by Daniéle Watts. If that name rings no bells, fret not — most of her work has been in single episodes of TV shows or smaller films, making Django her biggest part to date. Certainly not a bad career move on her part.
The main cast is filled out by Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Django Unchained will open on December 25th.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
It looks like Quentin Tarantino is putting the final pieces in place for "Django Unchained" as yet another actor has come aboard what is already a ridonkulous cast. Rising actress Danièle Watts will get a nice bit of a career boost coming aboard for Quentin Tarantino's film in the role of Coco. It's a small one, but still an opportunity for Watts to spend time at the catering table hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Sacha Baron Cohen and more. Not bad. Watts has been working steadily, popping up recently on episodes of "Criminal Minds," "Detroit 187," and "Cold Case," but clearly this will be her biggest gig yet. While filming was originally slated to start this month, about a week ago Nola reported production had been pushed back slightly, with cameras now rolling in February. No reason given for the delay, but it »
13 items from 2012
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