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7 items from 2016

Chris Smith and 'Detour' producer Julie Baines team on 'The Undertaker'

7 July 2016 5:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Team behind Triangle and Detour working on thriller; Dan Films slate includes $2-20m projects.

UK director Christopher Smith (Get Santa) is to write and direct thriller The Undertaker for regular collaborator Julie Baines of Dan Films.

Smith is currently writing The Undertaker, which is about a former Ira man living quietly in a remote part of Nova Scotia, Canada. While he is ashamed of his violent past but he is forced to take on one last job - killing a paedophile priest who works at the Vatican.

Backing for the project is set to come from London-based Catalyst Global Media, which will produce alongside Dan Films.

The $15m film is being put together as a co-production and is set to shoot in Canada, Northern Ireland and Italy.

Smith and Baines’ latest feature Detour (sold by Bankside and picked up by Magnet for the Us in Cannes), starring Tye Sheridan and Bel Powley, has been screening »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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The Deuce: HBO Casts The Wire and True Blood Vets for New Series

22 June 2016 8:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_51299" align="aligncenter" width="395"] Gbenga Akinnagbe joins the first season cast of The Deuce TV series on HBO. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com.)[/caption]

The Deuce  TV show on HBO has cast two veterans from the premium cable channel's list of greatest hits. The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe (pictured above) and True Blood's Chris Bauer (pictured below) have been added as series regulars in the porn industry drama starring executive producer James Franco and producer and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Deuce TV series is created by writers and EPs David Simon and George Pelecanos.

Per Deadline, Akinnagbe has been cast as Larry Brown. He is described as, "...an intense and demanding pimp who physically intimidates his stable of women but also has moments that betray a conflicted, underlying humanity." Bauer has booked the role of Bobby Dwyer, "a construction foreman and family man whose eyes are opened" by brothers-in-law Vincent and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘The Deuce’ HBO Series Adds Chris Bauer & Gbenga Akinnagbe As Regulars

21 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

True Blood alum Chris Bauer and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) have booked series regular roles on The Deuce, HBO's upcoming drama series starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Written by The Wire creator David Simon and longtime collaborator George Pelecanos and directed by Michelle MacLaren, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-’80s, exploring the… »

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Actors Of Nigerian Descent Blazing Path In Hollywood For Next Generation

4 May 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nonso Anozie, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. These are but a few of the actors of Nigerian descent whao are working steadily in Hollywood — actors who have, for the most part, not changed their names for more easily pronounced stage names. Each has a unique story, but all have the same determination to forge a path based on their excellence in the craft while also firmly holding onto their Nigerian heritage. As Capta… »

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Trailer Trashin’: Super Bowl 50 Movie Spots

14 February 2016 7:11 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Another Super Bowl has come and gone, dear readers. Congratulations to the Denver Broncos on their victory, and my sympathies to the Carolina Panthers. And just like every year, the Big Game brought us a fine crop of TV spots for upcoming movies. There were eleven Super Bowl 50 movie spots, and in this roundup edition of Trailer Trashin’, I’ll be giving you my quick takes of some of the big ones.


Premise: In an effort to cure his cancer, former special forces operative Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) was subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind, and a dark, twisted sense of humor. Armed with new abilities and a new identity as “Deadpool,” Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

My take:  I am really freaking excited about Deadpool. Fox has done a great job marketing this film, »

- Timothy Monforton

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Twenty Years Wasn't Enough Preparation For This Independence Day: Resurgence Super Bowl TV Spot

7 February 2016 4:20 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. Independence Day: Resurgence features: Director: Roland Emmerich Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson Bill Pullman as Thomas J. Whitmore Liam Hemsworth as Jake Morrison Jessie Usher as Dylan Dubrow-Hiller Maika Monroe as Patricia Whitmore Sela Ward as U.S. President Lanford Charlotte Gainsbourg as Dr. Catherine Marceaux Joey King in an undisclosed role Judd Hirsch as Julius Levinson Angelababy as Rain Vivica A. Fox as Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller Brent Spiner as Dr. Brackish Okun William Fichtner »

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Jamie Kennedy Joins Boxer Biopic ‘Heart Baby!’

7 January 2016 5:51 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jamie Kennedy has joined the cast of Angela Shelton’s indie Heart Baby!, a biopic of convict and boxer George Lee Martin. Gbenga Akinnagbe is already set to play Martin, who became infamous in the Tennessee prison system as an unbeatable boxer. When he is offered an opportunity at freedom in exchange for fighting for Team USA in the 1984 Olympic Games, he shocks everyone by saying no. Kennedy will play Tj, a hard-edged member of a motorcycle gang who takes… »

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