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AMC has cast Kim Dickens in the lead role of their upcoming Walking Dead companion series Cobalt. You might recognize her from projects such as Gone Girl, Friday Night Lights, and Sons of Anarchy. She will take on the role of Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works with and dates a colleague of hers named Sean. She she also has two kids, but there's no information on what happened to her husband. The character is also described as having "a troubled past," which will play into her story arc.
She joins actor Cliff Curtis, who is playing Sean Cabrera, the teacher who is dating Nancy. The character is described as a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life. He also has a son that he shares with his ex-wife, Andrea.
The story is set in Los Angeles, and it's set at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse, »
- Joey Paur
Last week it was revealed that The Walking Dead companion series will initially take place in Los Angeles, and early this month it was reported that Cliff Curtis will take on the show’s male lead, leaving many to wonder who would be cast as the female lead. Fans don’t have to mull that one over anymore, though, as it’s been revealed that Gone Girl‘s Kim Dickens has been cast in the lead female role in the companion series.
Deadline reported the news of Kim Dickens’ casting today. Dickens recently had a fantastic turn in David Fincher’s Gone Girl as speculative Detective Rhonda Boney. Her acting credits also include recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Lost, Deadwood, and Sons of Anarchy.
Dickens’ role in the companion series is believed to be a guidance counselor with a troubled past who works at the same school as Cliff Curtis’ divorced teacher character, »
- Derek Anderson
Kim Dickens has officially been tapped to star as the female lead in the new AMC companion series to The Walking Dead, reports Deadline. She is probably most widely recognized from her run on HBO’s post Katrina series Treme but she has since broken out further thanks to David Fincher’s latest suspense thriller Gone Girl.
The Walking Dead companion series was created by Robert Kirkman, based upon the graphic novel of the same name (Kirkman & Dave Erickson), and is set to be directed by Adam Davidson. The series follows two co-workers, a divorced teacher Cliff Curtis and a guidance counselor (Dickens), who also happen to be in a relationship together. She has two children (Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey) from a prior marriage as well as a dark past that threatens to haunt her present situation. Ths series, currently being called Cobalt, takes place during the same »
- William Fanelli
She’ll star alongside Cliff Curtis in the spinoff, which will take place in the same universe as AMC’s blockbuster zombie hit, but on the West Coast instead of around Georgia.
Dickens is believed to be playing guidance counselor Nancy Tompkins: “A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.” Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey were previously announced and are set to play Nancy’s children — Nick, Nancy’s screwed up teenage son who is too old to stay home, but too scared to flee; and Ashley, Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter, whose ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. AMC declined to confirm character details.
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- Laura Prudom
Kim Dickens is headed to a different kind of Wild West.
The Deadwood alum has landed the female lead in AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff, TVLine has confirmed.
Our sister site Deadline was first to report the news.
As scooped by TVLine, the untitled Walking Dead offshoot, which is operating under the code name Cobalt, will be set in Los Angeles and be a prequel of sorts, one that would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it. »
Hope Kim Dickens has some good running shoes.
Deadline reports that Dickens won the role after a "lengthy casting process, with AMC testing a number of actresses for the role."
It was recently revealed that the spinoff (code name: "Cobalt") would be set in Los Angeles. Dickens and male lead Cliff Curtis play school colleagues who are in a relationship and team up to fight off the incoming zombies. Dickens' character has two teen kids from a previous marriage (Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam) and has been described as "the girl next door but with an edge to her."
"Cobalt" should begin filming early next year. »
- Kelly Woo
Canada has a wealth of cinematic talent, and always has. From our comedic genius to our often cerebral approach to filmmaking, this country has a lot to be proud of.
Of late, and especially this year, Canada has really dominated the movies landscape. Our homegrown actors (Sarah Gadon, for example) and directors (Xavier Dolan, "Mommy") have been everywhere, earning accolades around the world. Movies shot within our borders have won rave reviews and received praise from the highest-ranked critics and film festivals.
Perhaps most outstanding is our growth. No longer are we satisfied with melancholic snow landscapes (though sometimes those still appear); we've branched out, and we're trying new things. Here, in no particular order, are my favourite Canadian movies and moments of 2014.
"Mommy" Knocked Our Socks Off
Young Canadian director Xavier Dolan has been getting accolades from critics, pundits and moviegoers from a very young age, so it's no »
- Chris Jancelewicz
Now that the wildly popular podcast Serial has come to a close, we're ready to watch the murder mystery unfold on the big screen -- and we know just who would play Jay, Sarah Koenig, Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee and of course, Mr. S.
Photos: The 10 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2014
If you're unfamiliar with the true crime podcast that draws over 1 million listeners per week and is put on by the This American Life producers, Serial reexamines the 1999 murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore high school senior named Hae Min Lee.
Not long before Lee went missing, she had broken up with her boyfriend, then-17-year-old Adnan Syed, an honors student of the Muslim faith who was later tried and convicted for killing her. Adnan is now 33 and serving a life sentence for Hae's murder, but insists in a series of telephone interviews with producer Sarah Koenig that he's innocent.
What’s the best way to follow-up Bobcat Godlthwait’s bigfoot film, Willow Creek, a film that a lot of audiences felt was a tad bit too close to The Blair Witch Project? Well, enter The Blair Watch Project director, Eduardo Sanchez. The man somewhat responsible for creating the found footage craze figured it was time to throw his hat into the Sasquatch game, with his new film, Exists. The film has been getting quite the buzz surrounding it, and now thanks to the gang at Lionsgate, Exists is set to hit DVD/Digital on January 3rd.
“For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway — a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed — something not exactly human, »
- Jerry Smith
Anyone, who like myself, is anxiously awaiting Fargo Season 2 was probably pretty happy when we finally got some news on the upcoming season of the FX anthology series last week. It was announced that Kirsten Dunst (the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films) and Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad) would be starring in Fargo Season 2, playing Peggy Blomquist, “a beautician with dreams of the big city” who is “trying to figure out who she is and what she really wants out of life” and Ed, Peggy’s husband, “a butcher’s assistant who is supportive of her quest, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.” However, while the characters that both Dunst and Plemons will be playing in Fargo Season 2 certainly intrigue me, what I find even more interesting is the decision to cast these two in such major roles in the show’s second season and how it goes against the typical… »
- Chris King
To celebrate the release of high-octane thriller Into The Storm on blu-ray and DVD, we’ve teamed up with Warner Bros to give three lucky WhatCulture.com readers the chance to win a copy of the film on blu-ray.
Into the Storm stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (The Devil’s Hand), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Max Deacon (Hatfields & McCoys), Nathan Kress (iCarly), Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights), Kyle Davis (Friday the 13th) and Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay).
In the span of just a few hours, the city of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of the most furious twisters they’ve ever seen. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, »
- Simon Gallagher
From the Executive Producer of "Black Swan" and "Machete" comes the supernatural thriller "The Culling". Here's the trailer for Rustam Branaman's evil child flick, which stars Elizabeth Di Prinzio ("The Devil Within"), Jeremy Sumpter ("Friday Night Lights"), Brett Davern ("Awkward"), Chris Coy ("Hostel: Part III") and Linsey Godfrey. Signature Entertainment is releasing in the UK on March 23, 2015.Five friends head out of town for road trip to a summer concert. A change of plans arise as they find a seven-year-old girl left alone in a parking, leaving them no choice but to find her parents. The little girl's house is well out of the way and secluded. When they arrive at her house it's quickly apparent they will have to stay for the night. What is not is foreseen is the evil »
The post-apocalyptic genre has been a staple in sci-fi for decades, and Josh Ridgway is contributing to the thought-provoking genre with his new film, “The Sector.” The film stars Richard Tyson (“Black Hawk Down”), Lance Henriksen (“Aliens,” “The Terminator”), John Wesley Shipp (1990-91 series “The Flash,” CW’s “The Flash” ), Vernon Wells (“Commando, “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”), Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (“Top Gun,” “Die Hard,” “Walker, Texas Ranger”) and Matthew Tompkins (“Machete,” “Longmire,” “Friday Night Lights”), and follows a bounty hunter living in a dystopian world who is simply trying to catch some outlaws. His mission reveals a conspiracy that reveals shocking truths about his own existence. Ridgway stated [ Read More ]
The post Exclusive: Stills From New Sci-Fi Project, The Sector, Reveal Dystopian World appeared first on Shockya.com. »
FX has announced that the second season of Fargo will begin shooting next month in Calgary and will star Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) in the lead roles. The 10 new episodes are expected to start airing some time next fall.
Here's the press release:
Golden Globe(R)Award Nominated Kirsten Dunst And Breaking Bad'S Jesse Plemons Take Starring Roles In The Second Installment Of MGM Telelvision And FX Production's Emmy(R) And AFI Award Winning Anthology Miniseries Franchise "Fargo"
Production Begins in January with the 10-Episode Limited Series Slated to Premiere Fall 2015
Kirsten Dunst is going from the big to the small screen.
The 32-year-old actress has just booked a starring role on FX’s Fargo, the network announced Wednesday. She’ll be joined by Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad alum Jesse Plemons in the lead roles for the 10-episode second installment, which starts filming next month up north in chilly Calgary, Canada.
News: Fargo Renewed for Season 2—Find Out if Your Favorite Actors Will Return!
The pair will play a married couple who aren’t exactly on the same page. Dunst takes on the role of Peggy Blomquist, a small-town beautician with big-city dreams who is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants as she struggles with others’ expectations. Plemons portrays Ed, a butcher’s assistant who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery even if he doesn’t quite understand it.
Dunst, who appeared on ER in the '90s and »
We won't get to see season two of Fargo until Fall of next year, but we're already champing at the bit for any and all information. The latest news is that Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) are starring in the drama. The second season will tie into the first season, but it will be set in a different time and place. We have the details about the new characters and what the story will revolve around, but keep checking back for more information as we get it! Source: Getty There's another all-star cast. Dunst and Plemons are the latest to sign on as Peggy Blomquist and her husband, Ed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peggy is "a beautician with big-city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with societal expectations," while Ed is "a butcher's »
Like True Detective, Fargo has picked up a rom-com heroine and a former cast member from Friday Night Lights to anchor its second season. EW is reporting that Kirsten Dunst will play "a small town beautician with big city dreams" in 1979 Minnesota, with Jesse Plemons as the husband "who wants to be supportive of his wife's self-discovery, even if he doesn't quite understand it." So, basically, it's an Fnl fan-fic that imagines what would have happened if Landry ended up with Tyra. Sold. »
- Nate Jones
Casting has officially begun in earnest for the second season of FX's "Fargo," which is officially set to begin production in Calgary in January. The first two actors formally announced for the 10-episode anthology miniseries are Kirsten Dunst ("Bring It On") and Jesse Plemons, who appear to be set as the civilian side of the story, which will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota in 1979. Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, "a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations." Plemons will play Peggy's husband Ed, a butcher's assistant, who struggles to be supportive with his wife's journey of self-discovery. Will Ed eventually kill many people? If Plemons' history on "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad" has taught us anything, the answer is probably "Yes." On the law-and-order side, »
- Daniel Fienberg
FX is beginning to set its cast for Fargo Season 2, and a pair of rather talented actors are the first to officially sign on. The network announced today that Kirsten Dunst and Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights alum Jesse Plemons have closed deals for co-starring roles in the second season of the anthology series, which will take place in 1979 Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The logline for this new season was actually teased during the first season of the show, as Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson recounted a horrifying case that still haunted him. Find out who Dunst and Plemons will be playing in the second season of Fargo after the jump. While Fargo Season 2 will revolve around Solverson returning from Vietnam and tackling a new case (with his wife and a young Molly poised to appear), Plemons and Dunst will be playing different characters entirely. Dunst will fill the role of Peggy Blomquist, »
- Adam Chitwood
Kirsten Dunst is your new Fargo star. Dunst will costar opposite Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights veteran Jesse Plemons in the second season of the hit FX series. E! News has confirmed Dunst will play Peggy Blomquist, a beautician with dreams of the big city. She's trying to figure out who she is and what she really wants out of life. Plemons will play Ed, her husband, a butcher's assistant who is supportive of her quest, even if he doesn't quite understand it. Fargo's second season won't premiere until next fall. The new season is a prequel to the first which starred Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. The second season is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, »
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