17 items from 2015
When actors make it big and they are winning awards, we tend to forget just how much hard work it took to get them where they are today. Jennifer Lawrence is a household name, often hailed as one of the best actresses working right now but she, as with everybody else, has a history of movies that range from the good to those they want to forget. Behind Closed Doors is one sucjh movie – a new release of a 2008 movie also known as The Poker House, which besides Lawrence, also stars Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, Carrie). The question is does it hold up against their more recent work, or would they rather forget it?
- Paul Metcalf
FX series Fargo drops its second season later this year with a juicy addition to its cast now confirmed. Bruce Campbell has signed on for a cameo role as Ronald Reagan prior to his election into office. As season 2 has been described as a prequel, the events therein are expected to take place in the late ’70s and are “set against the cultural transformation that was going on at that time.”
Taking cues from True Detective and American Horror Story, Fargo adopts that same anthology format. This means that instead of each successive season following on chronologically with the exact same characters and stories, it will venture into new territory. For this backwards time-hop, Patrick Wilson stars in season 2 as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson, freshly back from his time in Vietnam.
Now we know that Campbell, who recently finished a stint on Burn Notice, will »
- Gem Seddon
In 2013’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Alan Rickman portrayed Ronald Reagan with a distinct subtlety that never dipped into total caricature yet inarguably summoned the, er, murkier elements of his character. Don’t hold your breath for a similar, studied underplaying from Bruce Campbell, who is set to play the 40th President of the United States in Fargo’s imminent second season, focusing on his 1970s and his years before moving into the White House. One should expect a more playful, satirical spin on the Gipper from Campbell, but then again, the man has proven to be a far more adept performer over years than anyone could have expected. He’s also a reliable axiom on television, most prominently on the ever-so-slightly underrated Burn Notice. [caption id="attachment_289791" align="alignright" width="353"] Image via Universal[/caption] The second season of Fargo will be set in the 1970s, and will focus on Lou Solverson, who was played by »
- Chris Cabin
Before we go any further this is an old one from 2008, originally titled The Poker House, and although I’m sure not of its general reception across the lands, I’ve a feeling that it came and went pretty quickly as there’s not a lot of coverage out there regarding it but, anyway, we do have the first details of the UK DVD release on 6th April.
Life for young Agnes (Jennifer Lawrence) and her two younger sisters (Sophia Bairley and Chloe Grace Moretz) has been particularly tough without their father and a mother (Selma Blair) unable to cope, being strung out on drugs for years. They hoped that the introduction of a new man (Bokeem Woodbine) in »
- Dan Bullock
The second season of FX’s hit miniseries Fargo has begun to take shape, we three new additions to the cast over the last couple of days. Eric Schrier, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions and Steve Stark President, Television Production & Development of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have announced that Patrick Wilson (Insidious, The Conjuring), Ted Danson (Cheers, The One I Love), and Jean Smart (24, Garden State) are to join the cast alongside the already-annoucned leads Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Two Faces of January) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad).
Wilson will play Lou Solverson, a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife Betsy , and father to four-year-old Molly. Danson will play Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota, an unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, »
- Scott J. Davis
Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson and Jean Smart have been tapped to star in the second season of Fargo, which will premiere next fall, Variety reports. The trio join previously announced cast members, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who play Peggy and Ed Blomquist.
Wilson will portray Lou Solverson, a Minnesota State Patrolmen and Navy veteran recently back from Vietnam (Season Two of Fargo is set in 1979; Keith Carradine played the older, retired Solverson in Season One). Danson will play Hank Larsson, a World War II vet, the Sheriff of Rock County, »
Golden Globe nominated actor Patrick Wilson (Angels in America, Angels in America), multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ted Danson, and multiple Emmy winner Jean Smart have signed on to star in the second installment of FX's Emmy and AFI Award winning miniseries franchise Fargo, it was announced today by Eric Schrier, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions and Steve Stark President, Television Production & Development of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Wilson, Danson and Smart join previously announced leads Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons.
Patrick Wilson will star as "Lou Solverson," a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife "Betsy" (yet to be cast), and father to four-year-old "Molly" (yet to be cast). Ted Danson will play "Hank Larsson," the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. An unflappable WWII vet »
The Emmy-winning crime series Fargo has landed a score of big names for its sophomore season. Loosely based on the Coen Brothers 1996 flick, the first season was a huge hit with fans and critics alike. That favorable response led to FX flashing the green light for season 2, which is now gearing up to go into production shortly.
Adopting the latest small screen trend, the same anthology format employed by True Detective and American Horror Story, the series will wipe the slate clean this season and begin with a new storyline. For this next ‘true crime’ story, events will pick up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, and the new batch of actors just announced suggest that FX has every confidence in the show’s return.
Leading the show is Patrick Wilson in the role of Lou Solverson, who’s described as “a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, »
- Gem Seddon
FX's Fargo was one of the best TV surprises of last year by co-opting the tone of the Coen Brothers' classic film, but still adding a unique stamp on the material. The 10-episode anthology series is putting together a terrific new cast for its second season, and now has an excellent leading man in Patrick Wilson. Season 2 takes place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota in 1979, and follows a young Lou Solverson (the older Lou played by Keith Carradine in Season 1) as he investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. FX has also announced that Ted Danson is on board to play Lou's father-in-law, Sherriff Hank Larsson, and Jean Smart is signed to play crime family matriarch Floyd Gerhardt. An official synopsis has also been released, which outlines the roles for supporting cast members Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan, »
- Matt Goldberg
Putting FX's "Fargo" at No.1 on my list of 2014's Best TV Shows has not, apparently, landed me magic casting power on the second season. FX announced casting for the season's lead on Thursday (January 8) and, sorry Twitter followers and podcast listeners, it's not Joel Kinnaman. Patrick Wilson is set to play Young Lou Solverson, Vietnam veteran and clean-cut Minnesota State Patrolman, the character who was played by Keith Carradine in the anthology's Emmy-winning first season. While I will continue to insist that side-by-side pictures of 1975 Keith Carradine and 2015 Joel Kinnaman would have made this a no-brainer, Wilson's a pretty fine choice. The "Little Children" and "Watchmen" star was an Emmy nominee in 2004 for "Angels in America" and should been nominated for an Emmy for "Girls" in 2013. Wilson's most recent regular TV role was on CBS' short-lived "A Gifted Man." Lou's wife Betsy has yet to be cast, nor has four-year-old Molly, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Fargo has decided to fill out its season-two cast by hiring every working actor who wasn't already in season one. FX today announced that Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, and Jean Smart will join Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons as leads in the drama's second season, which takes place in 1979. Wilson will play the younger version of Keith Carradine's season-one character*, a Vietnam vet turned small-town police officer; Danson will play Wilson's father-in law, a sheriff who helps him in his investigations; and Smart will play the head of a local crime family. The recurring cast includes Nick Offerman as a drunken lawyer, Brad Garrett and Bokeem Woodbine as mobsters, and Jeffrey Donovan, Angus Sampson, and Kieran Culkin as Smart's feuding sons. How all these characters will interact with Dunst's "small town beautician with big city dreams" is unknown, but rest assured, everyone will probably be wearing big, puffy coats. »
- Nate Jones
Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart have signed on to star in the second instalment of FX's award-winning anthology series "Fargo" according to an official press release from the network. The trio join previously announced leads Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Donovan.
Set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, this season sees Minnesota state patrolman Lou Solverson (Wilson) investigating a case involving a local crime gang and a major mob syndicate. Solverson is a man four years back from a stint in the Navy during the Vietnam war. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife 'Betsy' (yet to be cast), and father to four-year-old 'Molly' (yet to be cast).
Danson is Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Minnesota's Rock County. An unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou's father-in-law. Smart is Floyd Gerhardt, the »
- Garth Franklin
The cast of Fargo season two has been announced and it's filled to the brim with more of your TV favorites. In addition to Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, the cast includes Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, Jean Smart, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeffrey Donovan and Angus Sampson. Wilson, whose other TV credits include A Gifted Man and Girls, will play Lou Solverson, a Vietnam war veteran and Minnesota State Patrolman. Keith Carradine played the role in the first season of the series. The new season of Fargo is set in 1979. Lou's wife, Betsy, and young daughter, Molly (played by Allison Tolman in the first season) have yet to be cast. Danson, who is currently on CBS's CSI »
Wilson will star as Lou Solverson, who is described as a young, clean-cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. Danson will play Hank Larsson, Lou’s father-in-law and the sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. Smart will play Floyd Gerhardt, the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family, in the new episodes, which are set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota. Together, Lou and Hank will investigate a case involving a local crime gang and a major mob syndicate.
The three actors join Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, who were previously announced as cast members for the 10-episode second season. “Fargo” racked up five Golden Globe nominations for its debut installment, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Wilson stars as Lou Solverson, a clean-cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy, according to a character description from the cable channel. It continued: A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife Betsy (yet to be cast), and father to four-year-old Molly (yet to be cast).
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Danson will play Hank Larsson, »
- Tony Maglio
Fargo‘s Emmy cred just got even deeper.
The FX crime drama, which scored 18 nominations and three wins last year (including Outstanding Miniseries) is adding multiple Emmy winners Ted Danson and Jean Smart, plus Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson, to its Season 2 cast, the network announced today.
Season 2, set in 1979, will serve as a prequel, with Wilson taking on the role of Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in Season 1. Wilson’s Lou is described as “a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, »
The second season of FX's "Fargo" miniseries made a huge casting announcement Thursday, revealing three more lead characters and many more recurring guest stars.
Lou Solverson (Wilson), described as "a clean cut Minnesota State Patrolman, four years back from Vietnam, where he served in the Navy. A humble and competent man, Lou is a devoted husband to his wife and father to four-year-old Molly."
Hank Larsson (Danson), "the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. An unflappable WWII vet who embodies a certain cowboy poetry, Hank is Lou's father-in-law."
Floyd Gerhardt (Smart), "the matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family. She's stood by her husband's side for 40 years, but now that he's out of the picture, she thinks it's her turn to run things."
In addition to that trio, »
- Katie Roberts
17 items from 2015
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