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The actress will drop by Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Season 2 premiere, airing Sept. 28 on Fox, EW.com reports.
Related Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 Poster Promises Same Shift on a Different Day — Plus: An ‘Artsy’ Photo Shoot Video
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See David Simon at the Observer's Ideas festival, 12 October
Simon, who will co-write the show with William F. Zorni, has assembled some blue-chip talent to back him up. Paul Haggis, whose 2004 film Crash won a best picture Oscar, is to direct, with Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener to take starring roles. Isaac broke through with his leading role in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, and is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII, while Keener is celebrated for her subtle work in anything from broad comedy (The 40 Year-Old Virgin) to drama (Synecdoche, New York).
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
When critics and audiences began raving about Albert Brooks’ menacing portrayal in the 2011 thriller Drive, I was curious as to why Oscar Isaac, who had a small but outstanding performance in the same film, was not getting any love. Three years later, Isaac is finally starting to get his due. After a terrific performance as the title character in Inside Llewyn Davis and with lots of buzz surrounding his upcoming films A Most Violent Year and The Two Faces of January (not to mention that Star Wars episode), Isaac is becoming one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. So, it is no surprise that he is turning to HBO to keep his options fresh, as the network just greenlit Show Me a Hero, a new six-hour miniseries starring Isaac.
In the drama, which is based on true events (and Lisa Belkin’s non-fiction book of the same name), Isaac will play Nick Wasicsko, »
- Jordan Adler
The roles keep rolling in for Oscar Isaac. The Star Wars Episode VII actor has been set to star in HBO’s Show Me a Hero, from The Wire creator David Simon. Catherine Keener also boards the civil rights drama, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin. Hit the jump for more details. Variety reported […]
- Angie Han
Earlier this year, it was reported that David Simon—the man behind "The Wire" and "Treme"—was writing an HBO miniseries biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. Whether that project is still going or perhaps shifted directions is unclear, but Simon has a new project coming on HBO, with similar thematic matter, and it sounds great. Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener will lead the Simon co-penned miniseries, based on the book "Show Me A Hero" by Lisa Belkin, that will follow "a young Yonkers mayor (Isaac) in the 1960s who is faced with a federal court order requiring that he build a small number of low-income housing units in his town’s Caucasian neighborhoods. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the entire municipal government and, ultimately, destroys him and his political future." Hot damn, that sounds great, and stepping into to direct the first episode »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The six-hour miniseries, which is penned by Simon and fellow former Baltimore Sun journalist/”The Wire” scribe William F. Zorzi, follows a young Yonkers mayor who is faced with a federal court order requiring that he build a small number of low-income housing units in his town’s Caucasian neighborhoods. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the entire municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the him and his political future. The series takes place in the 1980s and 90s.
Oscar Isaac has been cast as Nick Wasicsko, the politiican at the center of this controversy. Catherine Keener will play Mary Dorman, an East Yonkers homeowner who comes to a remarkable realization during the battle over where to build low-income housing. »
- Whitney Friedlander
HBO is back in business with The Wire and Treme creator David Simon. Though the insanely smart and wonderfully talented writer is currently developing a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries America: In the King Years at the network, it appears that a miniseries of a different sort will materialize first. HBO has now given the greenlight to Show Me a Hero, which is based on the non-fiction book by Lisa Belkin and tells the story of Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the country in the 1960s who was forced by a federal court to build a number of low-income housing units in white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, New York. The result of the effort was the eruption of tensions in the city and the destruction of his political future. Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener are poised to lead the six-hour drama. So we’ve got David Simon »
- Adam Chitwood
David Simon is teaming up with HBO again — and he's bringing a couple of high-profile friends with him. “The Wire” and “Treme” boss Simon is working on a new miniseries, “Show Me a Hero,” for the premium cable network, with a cast that includes “Star Wars: Episode VII” actor Oscar Isaac and “Captain Phillips” actress Catherine Keener. Also read: Andy Samberg and Kit Harington to Headline HBO Tennis Mockumentary The six-hour miniseries, which is based on the Lisa Belkin book of the same title, revolves around a young mayor of a mid-sized American city who's faced with a federal court order. »
- Tim Kenneally
The duo are set to star in Simon and William F. Zorzi’s upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, based on Lisa Belkin’s 1999 non-fiction book about the fight for housing desegregation in the late ‘80s.
Directed by Paul Haggis, the six-hour series follows the struggles of a young mayor ordered by the federal court to build low-income housing units in the city’s white neighborhoods—an effort that tears apart the city, the government, »
- Marc Snetiker
David Simon is back in business at HBO. Seven months after his critical darling Treme ended its four-season run, the premium cable network has greenlit miniseries Show Me a Hero, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Crash's Paul Haggis will direct, with Oscar Isaac (Drive, Star Wars: Episode VII) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips) attached to star in the six-hour entry. Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me a Hero explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, N.Y. Simon and William F.
- Lesley Goldberg
Pegg was spotted on the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi last month, while his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch seemingly hinted at San Diego Comic-Con that the Hot Fuzz actor might appear in Abrams's new film.
Asked about the rumours, Pegg told Vulture: "Well, Jj uses me in different roles, and we're good friends.
"The film is cleverly cast with these amazing, unknown actors."
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Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams stated he wouldn’t be casting any Star Trek alumni in Star Wars: Episode VII, we’ve heard on a few occasions that Simon Pegg is set for a “secret role” in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s sequel trilogy.
Pegg was reported to have visited the Dubai set to film his scene(s), and over the weekend his Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Benedict Cumberbatch apparently confirmed the Cornetto Trilogy star’s involvement during an interview at Comic-Con. Well, Pegg has now responded to those rumours during an interview with Vulture:
“J.J. uses me in different roles, and we’re good friends. I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love Star Wars, and I don’t want people to watch and go, Oh, there’s Simon Pegg’s face. The film »
- Gary Collinson
A few days ago it was reported that Star Wars: Episode VII was heading to the stormy shores in the South West of Ireland, specifically the secluded island of Skellig Michael, approximately 12km off the coast of County Kerry. Rumours ran rampant – like every single thread of Episode VII news – about who or what was going to be filmed.
It’s thought to be a second unit but that doesn’t mean that some of the big names won’t be making an appearance. Last night a few images popped up online of the production crew setting up, take a look below.
And while there’s is no actual pictures of J.J.Abrams or any of the original trilogy cast, some of the Hamill family have been captures on camera. Below are Mark Hamill’s wife Marilou, daughter Chelsea and two sons Griffin and Nathan arriving at Portmagee harbour. »
- Gavin Logan
It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your radar. The summer movie season is over, but there is still a few tentpole productions to look forward to before the fall/winter in the form of Marvel’s oddest feature yet, the beginning of the end of the Hunger Games franchise and Christopher Nolan’s excursion into the stars.
Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1)
Comic book films are often chastised for being too cookie-cutter, but those films don’t include a sentient tree and a talking raccoon with a penchant for violence. Guardians could either be hugely successful or an eccentric failure for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I have a feeling this is the movie that makes Chris Pratt a household name and that can’t be a bad thing. »
- Colin Biggs
Benedict Cumberbatch is the last person I would have expected to accidentally leak some secretive Star Wars: Episode VII casting information, but it looks like that’s what just happened. During an interview with MTV at San Diego Comic-Con about his upcoming film Penguins of Madagascar, Cumberbatch was asked about Star Wars: Episode VII and whether or not there was any validity to the rumors about him nearly landing a role. His answer, while predictably cagey, contained one little stumble: Simon Pegg will be in the film.
Pegg has vehemently denied having a part in Episode VII, despite having been spotted on set. He chalked that particular set visit up to a casual meet and greet with longtime collaborator and friend J.J. Abrams, but if Cumberbatch is to be believed, that was just another classic case of misdirection.
On whether or not he personally had met with Abrams for a role, »
- James Garcia
The "Star Wars" galaxy is adding another exotic locale. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" will shoot several scenes on the tiny Irish island of Skellig Michael, off the country's Southwest coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland’s Office of Public Works revealed to local newspaper Kerry's Eye that a film would indeed be shooting there, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Skelling Michael is being made available for a film production shoot on the island. This production is being fully supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board," a spokesman said. The island will be used in addition to locations in Abu Dhabi, Iceland and London, although Disney reportedly declined to comment on the new location. The report adds that the island is home to a disused Christian monastery dating back to the Middle Ages which may feature prominently in the scenes. »
- Dave Lewis
Even admist the chaos of Comic-Con weekend, Fmtv has kept its head to bring you this week’s Movie Newsgasm!
In this week’s episode, Owen Rhys takes a look at the 11 movie release dates announced by Marvel, who Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson might be playing in DC’s next big film project, will Robert Downey Jr. be returning as Tony Stark in Iron Man 4 and is that our first glimpse at the new X-Wing starfighter from Star Wars: Episode VII behind J.J. Abrams in that video? It Sure Is!
For all that, complete with top-notch pop culture puns, check out the video here…
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Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April »
- Oliver Davis
Mark Hamill is currently in the UK, reprising the role of Luke Skywalker for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII some 30 years after his last outing in Return of the Jedi. Last night, the actor stepped out for the UK premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [read our review here], sporting a full on Jedi Master beard, which gives us a good idea of how Luke will appear in Episode VII…
tar Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow »
- Gary Collinson
Though set in a galaxy far, far away and long ago, Star Wars: Episode VII will soon be finding a new home just off the coast of Ireland. Independent reports Star Wars: Episode VII has secured shooting permits to film on location on Skellig Michael, an island west of the Iveragh Peninsula of Ireland. The latest Star Wars installment is currently in production in the soundstages of London's Pinewood Studio. However, at the end of August, production will briefly move to Skellig Michael for at least three days. During this time, the island will be closed to visitors. No mention is made of whether this shoot will be a first unit or second unit affair. Though the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, it's unknown »
J.J. Abrams is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII in Abu Dhabi, but will soon be packing up his new X-Wing and taking the film to Ireland. According to the Office of Public Works, filming will commence off the coast of County Kerry. They’ll be filming around Skellig Michael, an island in the Atlantic Ocean 11.6 km west of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula.
Apart from the typical beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer, Skellig Michael is unique because it’s home to some ancient Christian Monastic ruins, which could fit in well as some dwellings on some alien world in the film. This also marks another great example of how Abrams is going back to Star Wars‘ roots and shooting on location instead of in front of a green screen. We may not know anything about the film’s plot yet, but we do know that the backgrounds and »
- James Garcia
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