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Hot Fuzz and Star Trek's Simon Pegg might be headed to the small screen in Frank Darabont's TNT series, L.A. Noir. If he ends up taking the role, he will join Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) who was recently confirmed as the star of the series, as well as Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes). I would love to see Pegg in this series. He's such a likeable actor, and I hope he takes it on.
The story follows Joe Teague (Bernthal), Los Angeles cop that examines corruption in the Lapd and ties between police and underworld figures such as Captain William Parker (Neil McDonough) and mobster Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and '50s. Ventimiglia plays a former marine who served with Teague during WWII, who became a lawyer that was groomed to be a master "fixer" for the mob. There's no word on who Pegg would play in the series, »
Woody Harrelson's outing as a dirty cop joins a long tradition of films, novels and TV drawing on the violent history of Los Angeles' police force
In the scorching drama Rampart, Woody Harrelson takes to his role as Dave Brown, dirty Lapd cop, like a starving man to a groaning banquet table. Co-written by director Oren Moverman and James Ellroy, Rampart, named after the infamous division that imploded under allegations of massive corruption, is set in 1999, the year that scandal unfolded. Brown is more "bent for the job" than "bent for himself", but his excesses make front-page news after he's filmed brutally beating a suspect, Rodney King-style.
The movie chronicles the personal apocalypse of a man whose lucky streak is running out, who chugs scotch in his squad car; maintains dual households with two ex-wives (Cynthia Nixon and Anne Heche), sisters by whom he has a kid apiece »
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Director Frank Darabont, who awesomely brought The Walking Dead to TV, has now teamed up with the TNT network to adapt the John Buntin book L.A. Noir into a TV series. I think it sucks that Darabont ended up getting fired from The Walking Dead, but it's great to see that he's going to keep doing TV. This L.A Noir could be an amazing project and end up becoming a incredible series! There's no doubt Darabont is going to do an incredible job with this story.
The story is set in the 1940's and '50s, and the show will "examine the conflict between the often corrupt Los Angeles Police Department -- and its leader, Chief William Parker -- and underworld figures such as Mickey Cohen." Sounds like this show falls in right in line with the Ruben Fleischer-directed movie Gangster Squad. I enjoy reading history of the world of Los Angeles, »
3 items from 2012
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