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Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta has been tapped for a lead role opposite Damson Idris and Billy Magnussen in FX's drama pilot Snowfall, about the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 80's. Co-written by John Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Peris-Mencheta, repped by Apa and Vision Entertainment, will play… »
Exclusive: British newcomer Damson Idris has been set to co-star in FX’s pilot Snowfall, co-written and to be directed by John Singleton. He joins Billy Magnussen in the cast of the drama about the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Snowfall follows three characters on a violent collision course, and Idris will play one of them: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power. Born and raised on the streets of South… »
Tom Hanks makes his bid for a third Oscar with the true-story adaptation Bridge of Spies, in theaters this fall. Four months after the domestic Bridge of Spies trailer was released, 20th Century Fox has debuted an international trailer with new footage that shows how one American lawyer was unwittingly thrust into the Cold War. This dramatic thriller marks Tom Hanks' third collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, following Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan's »
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are at it again! The frequent collaborators (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers) have a Cold War drama on the horizon, called Bridge of Spies, and the trailer has just been released. Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an ordinary insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, NY, who is handpicked by the government to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Amy Ryan plays his wife, alongside costars Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, and Billy Magnussen. Lest you write this off as just another historical drama, you should know that not only is the story inspired by true events, but the script was also cowritten by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Interested? The movie is out on Oct. 16, and you can watch the trailer below. Check out the first trailer, as well: »
I'm getting a little The Spy that Came in from the Cold vibe with some of the imagery in this latest Bridge of Spies trailer. Whether that's just a result of the word "spy" being in both titles I'm not sure. That said, I can't say I'm particularly moved by what I see, but I think that's largely due to the fact it feels like Spielberg is a victim of his own style. Lincoln was elevated by the writing and the performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, but man, most of Spielberg's films after 2002's Catch Me If You Can are pretty much down-the-middle as far as I'm concerned. The risk taking is limited and while I respect the somber and dialed back nature of Munich (even though I don't really like the film that much), there's a measure of "sameness" that's grown tiresome, as if he's still looking for something to truly inspire him once again. »
- Brad Brevet
“I’m just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years,” the eight-time Daytime Emmy winner said in May after announcing his exit. “I really don’t want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that Gh set one day. That wouldn’t be too poetic.”
Geary’s departure has allowed for a few key Gh reunions, including »
Billy Magnussen, who plays Kato Kaelin in FX’s upcoming 10-hour limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is expanding his relationship with the network with another project about events from Los Angeles’ recent history. Magnussen has been tapped as one of the leads of Snowfall, FX’s drama pilot from John Singleton about the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Co-created and co-written by the Boyz n the Hood… »
In the script by Long and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Smith will play a pro hockey player whose career comes to an abrupt end. He returns to his hometown, reconnects with a group of high school friends. [Source: Deadline]
Billy Magnussen has scored one of the lead roles in John Singleton's drugs drama series "Snowfall" for FX. The story is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s and its ultimate impact on the culture.
Magnussen will play one of three characters on a violent collision course. His is a wealthy family's black sheep who risks everything to become a player in the burgeoning cocaine trade. Filming begins this Summer. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
It’s been a pretty good week for Trailers, I must say that. We’ve already gotten looks at a number of potential Academy Award players, including Everest and The Walk, but now Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks throw their hat into the ring with Bridge of Spies. This dramatic Cold War thriller, which got a Poster just yesterday, is considered by many to be the Oscar frontrunner in a number of categories, including Best Picture. As such, this was looked at with much anticipation, to say the least. You’ll be able to see the Trailer below, but take it from me…this looks like a contender to reckon with folks. The story here has an American attorney (Hanks) being recruited by the CIA during the height of the Cold War to help rescue a downed pilot detained in the Soviet Union, while also negotiating the swap of a »
- Joey Magidson
In a word: wow. The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s latest, Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, has arrived online, instantly presenting what’s sure to be one of the frontrunners in this year’s awards race. Tom Hanks stars in the gorgeous-looking period piece about a lawyer who is tapped by the U.S. government to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot before he’s pressured into revealing information that could give the Soviet Union the upper hand in an escalating Cold War.
Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen penned the script, which sounds like it will mine the fascinating time period for maximum thrills with a tense ticking-clock story that plays out across a global scale. In addition to Hanks, the pic stars Mark Rylance (a new fave of Spielberg’s, given that the director just cast him in the title role in The Bfg), Scott Shepherd, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first trailer for the highly anticipated film stars a noble looking Tom Hanks as James Donovan, an insurance lawyer tasked with negotiating the trade between the Soviets and the Us for two captured agents, one an American pilot, the other a Soviet spy. The wrinkle is that Spielberg focuses his lens on the American home front and on how the public reacted to a lawyer defending the rights of a Soviet spy perceived to be a villain. Here’s the full synopsis:
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the »
- Brian Welk
Dreamworks has premiered the first trailer for Bridge of Spies, the new thriller from Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen and starring Tom Hanks. Yeah, it has a bit of star power behind it. The film is set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, telling the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda and Billy Magnussen co-star. Bridge of Spies will hit theaters on Oct. 16, check out the trailer below. sb id="1530483" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Dreamworks has premiered the first poster for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, the upcoming thriller starring Tom Hanks as James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. The picture was written by Matt Charman along with Joel and Ethan Coen and tomorrow morning at 9 Am the first trailer will be released. Alongside Hanks, the film co-stars Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda and Billy Magnussen. Check out the poster below, Bridge of Spies hits theaters on Oct. 16. »
- Brad Brevet
If you lived through the O.J. Simpson trial, chances are you remember Kato Kaelin — the hot-headed, sarcastic witness for the prosecution, who was a guest in Simpson’s home the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered. Twenty years later, the trial is being turned into an FX event series called American Crime Story, and Kaelin, now 56, is being portrayed by up-and-coming Into the Woods actor Billy Magnussen. “My hair was, first of all, never that long. Otherwise, great looking girl,” Kaelin quipped to Entertainment [...] »
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the first cast images from FX’s upcoming drama series American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson have arrived online, giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin.
Set to premiere later this year, American Crime Story will tell the story of O.J. Simpson’s trial for the accused double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and also stars Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, Sterling K. Brown as Christoper Darden, Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito and Kelly Dowdle as Nicole Brown Simpson.
- Gary Collinson
Given the subject matter and the high-profile cast and creators, there was little doubt that “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” was going to garner a ton of attention. But just how accurate will the project be? Judging by the below photos, pretty darn close.
“People v O.J. Simpson” is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. They are exec producing along with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is also directing the first episode. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
(Photos courtesy of Prashant Gupta/FX)
- Whitney Friedlander
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Huttlestone, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Tracey Ullman, and Johnny Depp.
Run Time: 124 minutes
Special Features: Streep sings Sondheim “She’ll be back”, There’s Something About The Woods, The Cast As Good as Gold, Deeper Into The Woods, Audio Commentary with Rob Marshall and John Deluca, Music and Lyrics
Before we take a walk intrepidly through my Into The Woods review, I’ll make the confession that Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s classic is one of the only musicals I know really well. It comes from working at a famous outdoor theatre in London some years back and being part of the team who worked behind the version directed by Timothy Sheader. This was my first encounter with Sondheim and I came to »
- Dan Bullock
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first promo photos from the upcoming FX limited TV series "American Crime Story: The People v Oj Simpson," giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr as Oj Simpson. The other photos show John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran. Check everything out below. The TV series is a look at the Oj Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the Lapd's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
While Ryan Murphy’s television career thus far has been squarely set within specific genres like the musical Glee, the “horror” American Horror Story, and the upcoming horror-comedy Scream Queens, he’s now setting out to tackle something wholly different: true crime. American Crime Story is a new anthology series set up at FX, executive produced by Murphy and his partner Brad Falchuk, as well as Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. The idea is to take on famous true crime stories, and the first season’s topic is decidedly Ryan Murphy-esque: American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson. The first images from the series have been unveiled, and they’re certainly something. Cuba Gooding Jr. fills the role of Simpson, and the rest of the main cast includes Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer »
- Adam Chitwood
While Into the Woods has a number of stars--hello, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick--it was Billy Magnussen’s leather pants that stole all the attention when the film first opened in December.
“The leather pants were great--Chris is jealous he didn’t get to wear them,” Magnussen tells ETonline of the costume he wore as Rapunzel’s prince opposite of Pine’s royal charmer of Cinderella (Kendrick).
News: Go Behind the Scenes of 'Into the Woods'
“Those pants were so into me,” the 29-year-old actor says, expressing an appreciation for the skintight costume. “[Designer Colleen Atwood and I] went through about five different pairs before we got them. It was all about the lunge. We had to be able to do the lunge--that was the stipulation.”
The lunge he’s referring to happens during the standout duet of “Agony” he performed with Pine. Seen frolicking in the water and ripping their shirts to reveal their sculpted »
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