The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Denis Leary is in negotiations to play police captain George Stacy, says HeatVision. The character is the father of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy (to be played by Emma Stone).
The 53-year-old's credits include 1993's Demolition Man and 1999's remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.
He hasn't been seen on the big screen since 2002's The Secret Lives of Dentists, though he's been heard as the voice of sabretooth tiger Diego in the Ice Age animated movies and is on the small screen in Us firefighter drama Rescue Me.
In the comics, George Stacy is a supporter of Spider-Man but is killed when he shields a boy from falling masonry dislodged by the webslinger's battle with Doctor Octopus.
In the alternative continuity of the Ultimate Spider-Man stories, Stacy is younger (and called John, not
Leary will play police captain George Stacy, the father of Spidey's love interest Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and a man who frequently comes into contact with the web-slinging superhero.
In the comics, George dies in an accident during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus - an event that leads Gwen to hate the webslinger.
The film marks Leary's return to movies, his last appearance on the big screen was 2002’s "The Secret Lives of Dentists" though he has voiced a character in the "Ice Age" film series. Shooting kicks off in December.
Denis Leary is in talks to play the father of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in Columbia’s reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise.
Gwen Stacy is a classic love interest in Spider-Man lore of the webslinging hero, best known in the comics for her untimely death at the hands of the Green Goblin. Leary will play her father, police captain George Stacy, who encounters Spider-Man on a regular basis.
In the comics, Leary’s character also meets a premature death, like his daughter, only his demise comes accidentally during a fight between Spidey and Doctor Octopus.
Columbia and director Marc Webb are staying tight-lipped about the James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent-penned script so it’s anyone’s guess if the film will be faithful to the story lines in the original Marvel comics.
“Spider-Man” will be Leary’s first big screen theatrical project since 2002’s “The Secret Lives of Dentists.
Filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, journalists and media figures such as Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will participate on the juries.
"This year's jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition," fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. "They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media -- all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence."
Winners in the world narrative, world documentary, New York narrative, New York documentary, narrative short and documentary and student short film categories will be announced at the awards night party April 29. Together, the six juries will award $130,000 in cash and prizes,
Check out the cast photos below. It's all very dark and mysterious.
Campbell Scott and Martin Short Sign On as Series Regulars and Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine Take on Guest Starring Roles
FX’s award-winning legal thriller Damages is adding four superior actors to its cast with Campbell Scott and Martin Short signing on as series regulars, and Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine joining as special guest stars for the upcoming season premiering in January.
FX's award-winning legal thriller Damages is adding four superior actors to its cast with Campbell Scott and Martin Short signing on as series regulars, and Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine joining as special guest stars for the upcoming season premiering in January. Production of the show's 13-episode third season begins tomorrow in New York.
For the second consecutive year, +Damages received seven Emmy Award nominations and Glenn Close won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Scott, Short, Tomlin and Carradine join returning stars Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan. Close, who won her second consecutive Emmy for Lead