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A new BBC drama commemorating 100 years since the birth of Dylan Thomas has been announced with British actor Tom Hollander to play the 20th century Welsh poet. Thomas was well known for his less-than-poetic behaviour and Hollander has said he is ’thrilled to be playing Dylan Thomas’, who left a ‘considerable poetic legacy and an enduring reputation for bad behaviour‘. Thomas found fame in America through multiple poetry readings and A Poet In New York will center on his visit to New York in 1953 during which he became gravely ill.
The script has been written by House of Cards and Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies and has been described by executive producer Griff Rhys Jones as ‘a heartbreaking script that captures those last few days of Dylan’s life beautifully‘. Aisling Walsh is on board to direct the drama.
Hollander is mostly known for his work on the small screen; mini-series The Company, »
- Victoria Bull
In this day and age of television, it’s really hard to think that you can seriously put together a recipe for success, especially looking back just a few years on all the times you might have thought you’d managed it, but TNT may be about as close as you can get with Legends.
The show is set to hit in 2014, and TNT has ordered 10 episodes. If you were forced to make a prediction, I don’t see how you’d bet against this one. At least, if you’re looking at the show being good. Being popular is another thing altogether.
With Sean Bean starring, and based on a Robert Littell’s work, you’re already solid out of the gates. Throw in a pretty solid line-up behind the scenes, and an interesting supporting cast (see full details below), and this one should be a hit. I’m »
- Marc Eastman
DreamWorks’ upcoming “Need For Speed” had already been busy lining up a pretty decent cast, and that was enough to make us optimistic that this video game adaptation might be the one to buck the trend. Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots were the big three so far to give their seal of approval and sign on to star in the Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) directed picture, as well as the likes of Rami Malek (“The Master”), Kid Cudi and Ramon Rodriguez. Now the film has gone and added an unexpected name to the cast. Who knows whether he just needs the pay-check or whether he too thinks there’s more to this project than meets the eye, but Michael Keaton will also be feeling the need for speed. We haven’t seen Keaton on the big screen for a while, not since he followed up “Post Grad »
- Joe Cunningham
Envision Media Arts (Ema) announced today that Peter Facinelli will co-star in Freezer, an action/thriller shooting this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Facinelli joins Dylan McDermott in the film directed by Mikael Salomon from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce for Envision Media. Yuliya Snigir (A Good Day to Die Hard) also joins the cast.
Robert (McDermott), an everyday guy, finds himself tested beyond human endurance when he awakens to find himself locked in an industrial freezer by Russian thugs. They insist he returns the $8 million dollars he stole from them, the only problem is, Robert has no idea what they are talking about. Surprised as anyone would be, Robert finds he is not alone in the freezer when he finds Sam (Facinelli) hiding behind a series of boxes. Unsure of each other, but stuck in a battle together, the »
Envision Media Arts (Ema) announced today that Dylan McDermott will star in Freezer, an action-thriller shooting this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mikael Salomon will direct from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce for Envision Media.
Robert (McDermott), an everyday guy, finds himself tested beyond human endurance when he awakens to find himself locked in an industrial freezer by Russian thugs. They insist he returns the $8 million dollars he stole from them, the only problem is, Robert has no idea what they are talking about.... As he fights for his life before freezing to death, the truth slowly reveals itself.
Here's what producer Lee Nelson had to say about the casting addition.
5 items from 2013
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