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Why Re-Casting Mason Verger Is No Big Deal For Hannibal

11 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It was recently announced that Michael Pitt would not be returning for Hannibal‘s third season (set to appear on NBC in 2015) to play now-disfigured farmer Mason Verger, instead being replaced by Joe Anderson (The Divide, The River). And it appears people aren’t too happy; though he only appeared in a few episodes, Pitt’s over-the-top performance as Verger was a delicious ingredient in Hannibal‘s twisted, surrealist pie of season two. While the reasons he left are unknown (those who speculate it was his history of being difficult on set are just plain irresponsible), it’s an interesting development for the show’s third season, which is rumored to prominently feature a Verger-led manhunt for the fleeing Hannibal Lecter. However, I don’t think it’s really that big a deal Pitt was re-cast; the events of his time with Dr. Lecter have left him wildly disfigured, eliminating »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Hannibal Casting Change: Joe Anderson Replacing Michael Pitt; See Him as Mason Verger

12 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A bit of news regarding NBC’s stellar series “Hannibal” has come out, and we have to say we didn’t see this coming! Actor Michael Pitt, who garnered nothing but positive reviews for his portrayal of arch-villain Mason Verger last season,… Continue Reading →

The post Hannibal Casting Change: Joe Anderson Replacing Michael Pitt; See Him as Mason Verger appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Mysteries of Laura Adds Boardwalk Alum Meg Steedle as Series Regular

13 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura has added Boardwalk Empire alum Meg Steedle as a series regular, TVLine has confirmed.

Steedle will make her debut in Episode 15 as Francesca “Frankie” Pulaski, a young detective who scored so high on her detective exam that she was initially assigned to headquarters at One Police Plaza — a placement that proved to be underwhelming for her.

When she joins the 2nd Precinct, Frankie’s sunny demeanor and optimism initially gets her pegged as naive and impressionable, though Laura will discover that the noob is using that disposition to conceal a dark secret.

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Joe Anderson Replaces Michael Pitt As Hannibal’s Mason Verger

14 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hannibal was one of the most chilling shows on television this year, thanks in no small part to Michael Pitt’s unhinged take on billionaire sadist Mason Verger. For those hoping for a repeat performance, I’m sad to say that Pitt will not be returning to the show, and that the role has been recast. Pitt has reportedly opted out of returning for Hannibal‘s highly-anticipated third season and will be replaced by Across the Universe and The Divide actor Joe Anderson.

As disappointed as I am that Pitt won’t be back, this casting change couldn’t come at a more opportune time. When last we saw Verger, he was in particularly bad shape (feeding parts of your face to dogs will do that), so showrunner Bryan Fuller should have no problem masking the actor shuffle with a bit of makeup.

In fact, it looks like Fuller is doing just that. »

- James Garcia

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Joe Anderson to Replace Michael Pitt as Mason Verger in Hannibal TV Series

19 December 2014 3:48 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gary Oldman made a memorable impression on viewers as Mason Verger in 2001’s Hannibal and fans recently saw Michael Pitt leave his own imprint on the creepy character in Season 2 of NBC’s Hannibal TV series. Now a third actor will play the unstable Verger, as it’s been revealed that Pitt will not be back for Season 3, prompting showrunner Bryan Fuller to recast the role.

TVLine reports that Michael Pitt decided to drop out of his role as Verger, with no specific reason yet revealed, though scheduling for the in-demand actor is likely a factor. To fill Pitt’s shoes, Fuller has cast Joe Anderson in the vacated role for Season 3. When Verger was last seen in Season 2, he had undergone a major physical transformation similar to the 2001 film, which will cause Anderson to act under a hearty helping of makeup. Anderson has built a very respectable résumé in his 10+ year acting career, »

- Derek Anderson

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Michael Pitt Not Returning for Hannibal Season 3; Will Be Replaced by Joe Anderson

19 December 2014 1:38 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A surprising casting change is underway for Hannibal Season 3.  Last year’s string of episodes for the most gorgeous show on television introduced the character of Mason Verger, with Michael Pitt wonderfully inhabiting the memorable role.  However, TV Line reports that Pitt has opted not to return for the show’s third season, forcing showrunner Bryan Fuller to recast the character.  The switch actually comes at a fairly opportune time, as last we saw Verger his face was in a rather…disheveled condition.  Joe Anderson (The Divide, The Grey) will be replacing Pitt and filling the role of Verger in the new season.  More after the jump. The folks at TV Line add that Hannibal Season 3 will be introducing the recurring character of Cordell, a “quiet, very intelligent and definitely creepy” man who acts as the personal doctor to Verger, so that gives us a brief idea of where his »

- Adam Chitwood

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Hannibal Recast Shocker: Michael Pitt Out, Joe Anderson In as Mason Verger

19 December 2014 1:09 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Michael Pitt will no longer be hearing the screaming squealing of the lambs pigs when Hannibal returns for Season 3.

The actor, who played sociopathic meat-packing magnate Mason Verger in Season 2, is not returning to the series and will be replaced by Joe Anderson (The Divide, The River), TVLine has learned exclusively.

The decision not to return was Pitt’s, according to sources.

The recast comes at a fairly convenient time in Mason’s story arc: When we last saw him, he was under the influence of Dr. Lecter’s hallucinogenic drugs, and being led by the titular serial killer to »

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Anderson Replaces Pitt In NBC's "Hannibal"

19 December 2014 11:03 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In a surprising cast change, Michael Pitt has opted out of returning for the third season of NBC's "Hannibal". Instead, actor Joe Anderson ("The Grey," "Across the Universe") will be taking over the role of Mason Verger in the new season says TV Line.

Pitt played the character, who serves as the antagonist of the Thomas Harris novel "Hannibal," in numerous episodes of the show's second season. When we last saw him, the character was paralysed, confined to a respirator and covered in a facial mask after Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) drugs and orders him to peel off his face and feed it to the dogs of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).

The character plays a part in the third season and so showrunner Bryan Fuller has had to recast. Considering Verger's visage will be either under a mask or shown as a grotesque make-up job, Anderson will only have to nail the voice. »

- Garth Franklin

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Trailer for Deon Taylor’s Racially-Charged Drama/Thriller 'Supremacy' Surfaces (Danny Glover, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon)

17 December 2014 7:12 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced a January 30, 2015 North American theatrical debut for Deon Taylor's racially-charged psychological thriller "Supremacy," which made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, earlier this year, to critical acclaim.  Starring Danny Glover and Joe Anderson, the film tells the story of a white supremacist (Joe Anderson) who shoots a cop on his first day of parole, driving he and his girlfriend to take an entire family hostage. Now, the father of that family (Danny Glover) must use his understanding of the racist mind to keep his family alive. Dawn Olivieri, Derek »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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monterey media acquires The Living

10 December 2014 1:52 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The deal covers North American rights to the thriller starring Fran Kranz. Separately Sundance Selects has picked up The Search For General Tso, Image Entertainment has acquired Roadside and WellGo USA has set a Us release date for Supremacy.

Jack Bryan directed The Living, about a man who takes out a hit on his sister’s abusive husband. Jocelin Donahue, Chris Mulkey, Joelle Carter and Kenny Wormald round out the key cast.

Producers Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois and John Snyder brokered the acquisition with monterey media managing partner Scott Mansfield

Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights to Ian Cheney’s documentary and Tribeca 2014 world premiere The Search For General Tso and will release theatrically and on VOD on January 2. Cinetic Media represented the filmmakers. Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to Eric England’s action thriller Roadside starring Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, Lionel D Carson and Jack E Curenton. Elias Axume of international »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Exclusive: Release Date Announcement & Poster Debut for Deon Taylor’s Racially-Charged Drama 'Supremacy'

10 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced a January 30, 2015 North American theatrical debut for Deon Taylor's racially-charged psychological thriller "Supremacy," which made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, earlier this year, to critical acclaim.  Starring Danny Glover and Joe Anderson, the film tells the story of a white supremacist (Joe Anderson) who shoots a cop on his first day of parole, driving he and his girlfriend to take an entire family hostage. Now, the father of that family (Danny Glover) must use his understanding of the racist mind to keep his family alive. Dawn Olivieri, Derek »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Diane Bell’s Shiva and May

13 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Working from a deeply original aperture, you couldn’t ask for a better calling card with the iconoclastic look into the species. Diane Bell’s debut film was a double winner at Sundance (Alfred P. Sloan Prize and Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic) the year that Winter’s Bone won the Grand Jury Prize. While Obselidia garnered fanfare back in 2010, her sophomore film will likely receive more curious onlookers due to the titular pairing of Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet who’ll be technically breaking out in film with this item. Re-teaming with dp Zak Mulligan, lensing began back in October of 2013 on Shiva and May and since it bypassed all film fests in 2014, there is no doubt that this Girls friendly item will have been among the most earliest submissions sent to the Park City folks.

Gist: Yoga teacher May (Jessica Biel) lives a peaceful, orderly life with her »

- Eric Lavallee

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'Horns' Movie Review Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe Horror Film Earns Mixed Notices

31 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Horns, the psychological thriller based off a book by Joe Hill, stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young man named Ignatius who grows the titular horns after he’s implicated in his girlfriend’s murder.

When Merrin (Juno Temple) dies, Ignatius is the prime suspect, though he had no part in her gruesome murder. Despite his best efforts to convince the authorities and the public of his innocence, nothing sways their belief in his guilt. Making matters worse for Ignatius are the conspicuous horns that sprout from the top of his head. Alexandre Aja directed the film, which also stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kellie Garner, James Reman and Kathleen Quinlan.

Horns Movie Review

Reviews for Horns have been mixed, with critics taking issue with the storytelling at play. At two hours, Horns dragged on for reviewers, who felt like the concept had great potential and that certain story arcs and »

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Horns Movie Review

31 October 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Horns Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar People are often judged by their actions and the decisions they regularly make, and can find it difficult to change people’s perceptions of them. They can also be wrongfully misjudged when society has ostracized them for an act they truly didn’t commit. But filmmaker Alexandre Aja and actor Daniel Radcliffe are enchantingly exposing modern society’s contradictions about normalcy and ideas about good versus evil in their new supernatural thriller, ‘Horns.’ The horror film, which is based on Joe Hill’s 2010 novel of the same name, smartly mixes biblical subtext with dark  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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'Horns': What the Critics Are Saying

31 October 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Horns, out Friday, stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and soon sprouts horns on his forehead and harnesses a new ability to evoke the unspeakable truths out of those he encounters — a power he tries to use to solve the crime. The Alexandre Aja adaptation of Joe Hill's 2010 "tragi-come-horror-dy" novel also features Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar.  See more 'Horns' Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Demonic The Dimension and Radius-twc film, produced by Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures,

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- Ashley Lee

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Daniel Radcliffe ‘Horns’ In On Specialty Box Office: Preview

30 October 2014 9:18 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Just in time for Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe gets some special powers and couple of appendages growing from his temples in Radius’ Horns, which will be this week’s biggest rollout among specialty newcomers. The title received a warm welcome at a Cinema Society event attended by its stars this week in New York. This week’s newbies are dominated by nonfiction fare, though with some exceptions. Kino Lorber is opening French/Swiss maestro Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye To Language following a successful festival run. It has been critically acclaimed, and the company is expecting it to be a box office winner too. The 2014 Best Documentary winners from South by Southwest and Tribeca are going head-to-head in their theatrical debuts. Radius’ The Great Invisible (SXSW) opened in limited release Wednesday in an exclusively theatrical rollout, and The Orchard is bowing Point And Shoot (Tribeca) in a single NYC run. Submarine Deluxe »

- Brian Brooks

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Afm 2014 Casting News: Volume I

30 October 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lion

Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel are attached to star in "Lion" for The Weinstein Company and See-Saw Films. Hugh Jackman was also rumored to be attached, but his agent has denied the reports.

Based on Saroo Brierley's "A Long Way Home," the story follows a street kid from Calcutta (Patel) who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Garth Davis ("Top of the Lake") is attached to helm the film while Luke Davies penned the script. [Source: THR]

The Godmother

Jon Bernthal, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Oscar Jaenada and Mehdi Dehbi will join Catherine Zeta-Jones in Eva Sorhaug's drug-lord drama "The Godmother." Shooting begins in the spring.

Zeta-Jones stars as the late Griselda Blanco, who instigated and fueled many of the Miami drug wars that took place during the late 70s and 80s. [Source: Variety]

Three Generations

Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning are set to star in Gaby Dellal »

- Garth Franklin

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The Divide

30 October 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: We tv

Episodes: Eight (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 16, 2014 -- August 27, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Marin Ireland, Paul Schneider, Damon Gupton, Nia Long, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson, and Adam Rothenberg.

TV show description:

This legal drama takes a look at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions.

Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative. She delves into the case of a death-row inmate who she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier.

Christine chases down new evidence in a search of the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton). His personal view of justice is colored by shades of gray. »

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The Divide: TV Show Cancelled by We tv

30 October 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There won't be a second season for The Divide. We tv has cancelled their first scripted series after one season of eight episodes.

A legal drama, The Divide looks at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions. Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker and Adam Page (Damon Gupton) is an equally passionate district attorney. The cast also includes Paul Schneider, Nia Long, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson, and Adam Rothenberg.

In a statement, We TV said of the cancellation, "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard Lagravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as We tv's first scripted series."

The season ended on August 27th and averaged 362,000 viewers.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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We Tv's ‘The Divide’ Canceled After One Season

30 October 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We Tv is putting distance between itself and “The Divide.” See photos: 11 TV Shows Canceled by Controversy – From ‘Honey Boo Boo’ to ‘Politically Incorrect’ (Photos) The network has decided not to renew the legal drama about a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that spurs the reinvestigation of a murder case. Also read: We tv Climbs Into the ‘Sex Box’ With New Pilot The series, created by Richard Lagravenese (“12 Years a Slave”) and Tony Goldwyn, starred Damon Gupton, Marin Ireland and Joe Anderson. Also read: Halloween Viewing Guide: 19 of the Week's Most Hauntingly Awesome Offerings “We are extremely proud of ‘The Divide’ and. »

- Tim Kenneally

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