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Revealed at Las Vegas' CinemaCon are release date changes for upcoming films of the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy varieties, as Universal has pushed back the releases of Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy, and Warcraft. Sony and Screen Gems also recently made a change of their own by slightly bumping up the theatrical debut of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Initially scheduled to come out on February 19th, 2016, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is now slated to hit theaters a few weeks earlier on February 5th, 2016.
In the film, “the heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.”
- Derek Anderson
In addition to release dates for Furious 8 and the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, Universal Pictures also announced a few other alterations for some of its highest profile upcoming releases. Director Duncan Jones’ (Moon) video game adaptation Warcraft will now arrive in theaters on June 10, 2016, pushing three months from its initial early March release date. While it’s a bummer that we’ll have to wait a while longer to see the film, this is a vote of confidence from Universal—they clearly believe it can perform well in the heat of the summer blockbuster season. It also just so happens to move the pic further away from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The effects-heavy Warcraft is now slated to open directly opposite Now You See Me 2, the horror sequel The Conjuring 2, and another video game adaptation: Sony’s Uncharted. I expect one or more of those pictures will move. »
- Adam Chitwood
Domhnall Gleeson is reportedly in talks to join Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in Doug Liman's "Mena" at Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Cross Creek. Gary Spinelli penned the script and Brian Grazer, Brian Oliver, Doug Davidson and Tyler Thompson will produce.
The story follows a Twa pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S., one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and the Iran Contra scandal. [Source: Variety]
Fred Armisen is set to join the cast of the "Zoolander" sequel, the actor announcing the news on his social media accounts which the film's director Ben Stiller later confirmed in a video announcement. No word as yet regarding Armisen's role in the comedy. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
AMC’s upcoming Preacher pilot continues to round out its cast, with Deadline reporting that W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) has signed on for a regular role as Sheriff Hugo Root, whose character is described as “the mean-hearted father of Eugene Root aka Arseface, a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him.”
Preacher is set to star Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) as Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher who finds himself bonded to a supernatural creature called Genesis and sets out on a journey to find God. Joining him in the cast are Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip, Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface, Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as Cassidy, Elizabeth Perkins (Big, Weeds) as Vyla Quinncannon and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) as the original character Emily Woodrow.
- Gary Collinson
Press Release -- "An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed horror comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. Evan’s the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern).
Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan’s boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands »
- Derek Anderson
AMC’s next comic book adaptation is quickly assembling a solid cast. News of the latest addition to Preacher hails from Deadline, who report that W. Earl Brown (Deadwood, Scream) has signed on to appear as one of the titular chappie’s most reviled enemies.
Known in the comics as Jesse Custer’s biggest adversary, Sheriff Hugo Root comes to fisticuffs with the preacher on more than one occasion, even roping in his son Eugene Root (aka Arseface) into his agenda of hate. While it’s his grisly fate that spurs his bumbling son into action, his earlier run-ins with Custer ought to be granted a substantial chunk of screentime.
In the initial rundown from Deadline, his character description suggests he may undergo somewhat of a transformation from page to screen. He’s dubbed “a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool,” which sounds about right, but he also “has a vulnerability to him. »
- Gem Seddon
W. Earl Brown (who played the formidable Dan Dority on HBO's western drama Deadwood) has joined the expanding cast of AMC's Preacher. He'll be playing Sheriff Root, who in the Vertigo comic series was just about the most vile piece of garbage you'd ever be unfortunate enough to meet. It sounds like they might be giving him a bit more humanity in the show though, as this is how Deadline describes the character: "The mean-hearted father of Eugene Root aka Arseface (Ian Colletti), a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him." Brown joins Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Joe Gilgun as Cassidy, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ian Colletti as Arseface, and Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon. »
The cast for Preacher, the TV adaptation of Garth Ennis‘ and Steve Dillon‘s comic series developed and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, continues to grow. Hot on the heels of confirmation that Dominic Cooper will play the title character comes this fun addition: W. Earl Brown, perhaps best known as Al Swearengen’s right-hand man Dan […]
- Russ Fischer
AMC’s Preacher is stepping up its game. Following months of speculation, which were likely part of a lengthy negotiation process, Dominic Cooper officially signed on last week to headline the series. In the role of preacher Jesse Custer, Cooper will lead his best friend, an Irish vampire, and his ex-girlfriend, a badass called Tulip across the Us to hunt down God. And no trek would be complete without loads of nasties along the way. While we already know Arseface is set to make an appearance – and what a delightful one that will be – there’s another newcomer set to make life hell for Jesse.
Elizabeth Perkins, aka the poufy-haired older lady who seduces Tom Hanks in Big, has signed on to star as a character created solely for the TV adaptation. Vyla Quinncannon shares a name with one of the most hideous villains from the source material – the repugnant »
- Gem Seddon
Following on from the news that Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) has officially signed on as Rev. Jesse Custer in AMC’s Preacher adaptation, it has now been announced that Elizabeth Perkins (Big, Weeds) has secured a co-starring role in the pilot.
According to Deadline, Perkins will play Vyla Quinncannon, “a genteel but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville. Ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying, Vyla shares a past with Jesse’s father which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.”
The Preacher pilot has been adapted by The Interview duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with with Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin. Joining Cooper and Perkins in the cast are Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip, Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface, Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as Cassidy and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) as the original character Emily Woodrow.
- Gary Collinson
Weeds and Big actress Elizabeth Perkins has been added to the cast for AMC's Preacher pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, joining Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Lucy Griffiths. That's the good news; the bad news is just like Griffiths, it's looking like Perkins will be playing a character who doesn't appear in the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon created comic. Here's the description of her character from Deadline: Vyla »
- Jesse Giroux
At the end of life, it’s natural to consider what lies beyond. So it makes sense that Don spends most of this week’s Mad Men — one of the series’ final installments — searching for an answer to what the future holds.
Ostensibly, he’s trying to come up with some pretty language about the future of Sterling Cooper & Partners so Roger will sound good when he makes a speech regarding the firm’s prospects. But Draper is at a personal crossroads, too — single again, about to move to a new home — and that fact seems to weigh on him. »
It would seem Seth Rogen and co. have merged the characters of the perverted Salvation businessman Odin Quinncannon and Jesse Custer's mother Christina to form Vyla Quinncannon, and she'll be played by the stunning Elizabeth Perkins. Here's how Deadline describe this latest addition to Preacher: "A genteel but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville. Ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying, Vyla shares a past with Jesse’s father which gives her a singular hold over Jesse." Perkins joins Dominic Cooper as Jesse, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Joe Gilgun as Cassidy, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, and Ian Colletti as Arseface. We await the Saint Of Killers casting announcement with bated breath. »
Rumors about a possible film or television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult-classic ’90s comic series Preacher have eddied for a while. The gloriously gory, perversely hilarious comic about a small-town preacher named Jesse who merges with a demon-angel entity and gains the ability to control people with his mind has so much black-comedy potential, but the show remained in purgatory for years. Plans began to gestate this past December, when Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, weed smokers par excellence, announced that they were working on a TV pilot for AMC, working off of a script by Breaking Bad scribe Sam Catlin. Now Av Club reports that Dominic Cooper, best known for his portrayal of Tony Stark’s father Howard on Agent Carter and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been tapped to play the lead role. Elizabeth Perkins will join Cooper as Vyla Quinncannon, a woman »
- Greg Cwik
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Yesterday, it was officially confirmed by producer and pilot co-director Seth Rogen that Dominic Cooper had finally secured the lead role as Jesse Custer in AMC's upcoming comic book adaptation series Preacher. Now we have news that Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Cooper. Perkins is set to star as Vyla Quinncannon. She is a genteel but formidable businesswoman and owner of the local slaughterhouse in Annville. She is described as ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying. It will be revealed that Vyla shares a past with Jesse's father, which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.
Preacher, which is co-executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is based on the popular cult 90s comic book of the same name. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing the pilot episode from a script written by Sam Catlin. The series will follow a Texas preacher named »
After reports last week that he’d entered final talks with AMC, it has now been confirmed that Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) is set for the lead role of Rev. Jesse Custer in the Preacher TV adaptation, with writer and executive producer Seth Rogen breaking the news on Twitter.
Here’s the official character breakdown, via The Hollywood Reporter:
Jesse Custer is a preacher and former outlaw. He’s complex, dark and conflicted. A figure of coiled, dormant abilities both moral and physical. The character is the quintessential Man With a Past. Jesse returned to his small Texas hometown of Annville a little while back to be a preacher, like his daddy before him — who was killed before his eyes when he was 8. At first blush, Jesse’s pretty much a broken down drunken mess — both as a man and a preacher. He’s trying his best to connect with »
- Gary Collinson
AMC's new show Preacher, finally has it's leading man. Read on to find out more!
Preacher is a comic about a Texas Preacher who merges with a spiritual being named Genesis who is half Angel and half Demon. After the merger, Jesse Custer, The Preacher, gains the ability to influence those around his small Texas town. Now, the comic book is being developed for television on AMC.
The man playing this possessed preacher will be none other than Dominic Cooper. A native of Greenwich, London, England, Cooper is most fondly known for playing Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark in Captain America: First Avenger and more recently in Agent Carter.
I can't say I'm familiar with the comic but the synopsis of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic, Preacher focuses on Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas preacher who embarks on a journey to find God. Perkins will play Vyla Quinncannon, Jesse’s strong-willed mother who owns the local slaughterhouse.
Weeds alumna Elizabeth Perkins is set for a co-starring role opposite Dominic Cooper in AMC drama pilot Preacher, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, centers on Jesse Custer (Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip… »
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