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Jeffrey Wright (born December 17, 1965) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles in movies, television shows, and plays such as Shaft, Boycott, Angels in America (both on television and on stage), Cadillac Records and Boardwalk Empire. He’s also well known for his roles as Felix Leiter in the James Bond films […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes casting news for Pilgrimage, details on the 15th Annual Shriekfest Call for Entries, release details for 3 Easy Steps to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, new posters from The Events Surrounding a Peeping Tom & the Horror That Followed, and much more:
Exclusive Stills from The Dark Below: An update to our coverage from earlier this week, we now have new exclusive stills from The Dark Below. You can the view new stills and release details below, along with the recently released stills:
"Dead Wait Productions announce the completion of principle photography for their new genre film the Dark Below. Award winning genre director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) and Executive Producer Seth Willenson bring us a survival thriller that explores the fear of entrapment beneath a frozen lake.
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- Tamika Jones
AMC's tech startup drama Halt and Catch Fire is set to return with its second season on Sunday, May 31st at 10 Pm. Set in the '80s, the series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, and offers an insiders perspective on the personal computer revolution. The second season picks up in early 1985, and centers on Donna (Bishé) and Cameron's (Davis) tech startup, built on the foundation of the internet. Meanwhile, Joe (Pace), Gordon (McNairy) and Bosworth (Toby Huss) deal with the fallout from season one. The second season also stars Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Sara Wheeler. Recurring roles this season include James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) as Jacob Wheeler and Mark O’Brien (The Republic of Doyle) as Tom Rendon. [caption id="attachment_323233" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via AMC[/caption] Executive producer and series showrunner Jonathan Lisco commented on Halt and Catch Fire season 2, To our passionate core audience and »
- Haleigh Foutch
Michael Zegen, who played American gangster Benny “Bugsy” Siegel in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will recur in a guest role on Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “Happyish,” Variety has learned. He will appear in at least two episodes.
Zegen’s other television credits include “The Walking Dead,” “Rescue Me,” “Girls” and “How to Make It in America.” He has appeared in the films “Frances Ha,” “Taking Woodstock,” “The Girl Next Door” and “Adventureland.”
“Happyish” is created, written and exec produced by Shalom Auslander, and stars Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. Ken Kwapis directed the pilot and co-exec produces the show with Alexandra Beattie under their In Cahoots banner.
- Seth Kelley
Halt and Catch Fire‘s second season is about to boot up.
AMC announced on Thursday that the series, which stars Lee Pace as a champion of the personal computer revolution, will return on Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c, and pick up the action in early 1985, as the Internet — then just a disruptive idea — begins to take shape.
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“To our passionate core audience and the critics who loved the show through Season 1 — we thank you sincerely for your support. Season 2 won’t disappoint,” showrunner Jonathan Lisco said in a statement. »
Warning: The following story contains spoilers about Season 3 of House of Cards. Proceed at your own risk.
With the exception of the tedious, suspense-deprived, Doug-centric premiere, I found Season 3’s obsession with foreign affairs, gay rights and campaign dramaturgy to be endlessly watchable. I welcomed all of the new blood, particularly Boardwalk Empire vet Paul Sparks as Frank’s quasi-biographer/man crush Thomas Yates, with open arms. And I was particularly engrossed »
Tope joins a long list of talent already involved, and becomes the newest name after Vivica A. Fox was announced as reprising her role from the original. Tope and Fox join Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher in the cast, with Bill Pulman also expected to return.
Independence Day 2 will start shooting in May ahead of a release in June 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Few in hip-hop have been more vocal about police injustice than Run the Jewels. Killer Mike spent the tail-end of 2014 and into 2015 speaking out against crimes against humanity in the wake of the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. That rage and emotional exhaustion over a seemingly winless battle became the centerpiece of their sophomore album, released last year, and it also frames the video for the tempestuous "Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)," featuring Zack de la Rocha. Selma's Keith Stanfield and Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham star as a young black man and a cop engaged in a gritty, at times dancelike physical fight that punches a lot deeper than their jaws. What results of their war is a moving commentary on what Mike perfectly sums up as "the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system." »
- Dee Lockett
Just one day after we reported that Independence Day star Vivica A. Fox will return for Independence Day 2, Boardwalk Empire actor Travis Tope is in negotiations to join the cast. The actor will play a character named Charlie, although no further details were given. Independence Day star Will Smith is not returning, although Bill Pullman (Thomas Whitmore) and Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson) are reprising their roles from the original, alongside Vivica A. Fox.
The new cast members coming on board for the sequel include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg. When Jessie Usher was originally cast, it was revealed that he is playing the son of Will Smith's Stephen Hiller. However, The Wrap reports that he is actually playing Jasmine Dubrow's son Dylan, originally played by Ross Bagley in Independence Day. In the original movie, Hiller was dating Dubrow, but he was not the father of Dylan. »
“Boardwalk Empire” actor Travis Tope is in negotiations to join Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher in Roland Emmerich‘s “Independence Day” sequel, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Will Smith, who starred in the original 1996 blockbuster, will not be returning, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are reprising their roles along with Vivica A. Fox, who played Smith’s character’s wife. Hemsworth will play Pullman’s son-in-law, while Usher will play Fox’s son. Tope will play Charlie, though character details were not immediately available. Also Read: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Big »
- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge
Chris McDonald (Boardwalk Empire) has joined Fox's multi-camera/hybrid pilot Fantasy Life. He replaces James Caan, who was originally cast in the role but exited after the table read. Fantasy Life was written by Tim McAuliffe based on the memoir by top fantasy sports expert, Espn's Matthew Berry. When hard-working Mitch (Kevin Connolly) lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he's forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never… »
Liam Neeson's latest action flick, Run All Night, may have struggled at the box office, but earlier this year, Taken 3 proved that he still has pulling power. Never mind the fact that Taken 3 is a film best forgotten about. Quickly.
Neeson has now added another action film to his slate though, a submarine flick by the name of Narco Sub. This was a film that the late Tony Scott was once going to direct (Ridley Scott is one of the producers, alongside Simon Kinberg), and it's also a project that both Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua came close to making.
While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Scripted HBO shows listed: Boardwalk Empire, The Comeback, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, The Newsroom, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, True Blood, True Detective, and Veep.
Last update: Most recent ratings for Girls and Looking added.
There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of HBO's recent/current primetime scripted shows. »
Narco Sub: Liam Neeson is touted to star in Narco Sub, an action thriller about a drug lord "who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard." Neeson previously served on board a submarine in 2002's K-19: The Widowmaker (above). Brian Kirk (multiple episodes of TV's Game of Thrones, as well as Boardwalk Empire and Dexter) has just been signed to direct. Producers on the project include Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg. [The Wrap] The Crow: Jack Huston will star as The Crow in the upcoming remake of the dark 1994 action thriller. The actor made a strong impression on TV's Boardwalk Empire over the past few years and then nabbed a lead role in the currently filming Ben-Hur remake. Corin...
- Peter Martin
You may not automatically think of Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler at the same time. The two have very different careers. Buscemi is known for roles like gangster Nucky Thompson on HBO.s Boardwalk Empire or Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, while Sandler is most widely recognized for his sophomoric humor. Still, the two friends have teamed up many times and have made eleven movies together over the years, and if you.ve ever wondered which of these is his favorite, Buscemi recently revealed his answer. (Hint: it.s one of ours, too). Over the weekend, the Fargo star participated in an Ama session on Reddit, and when one fan asked which of his Adam Sandler team ups tops his list, Buscemi said: Well, I'm very partial to Billy Madison, because that was one of the first films that Adam did on his own, as part of his production company. »
Evans quit following numerous production delays, but the signing of Huston should get the show back on the road. He’s perhaps best known for his role as scarred veteran and expert sharp shooter Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire, but has several high profile projects coming up. These include following in the footsteps of Charlton Heston as Ben-hur.
Based on James O’Barr’s comic book, the original franchise saw tortured rock star Eric Draven brought back from the grave to take revenge on the brutal gang who murdered him and his lover. Star Brandon Lee infamously died in an accident during the shoot for the first movie, and his place was taken in subsequent instalments by Vincent Perez, »
- Steve Palace
Steve Buscemi stepped out of his comfort zone Monday night to take part in a Reddit Ama. The Q&A session was held on behalf of a documentary he's crowd-funding and co-producing called Check It, about a gay and transgender gang fighting to survive in Washington, D.C., via fashion. Buscemi answered questions about the film; shared Adam Sandler, John Goodman, and David Chase anecdotes; and addressed his character's fate in Boardwalk Empire. Thanks to all the chuckles and ums and ellipses, the typed-out answers sound fresh out of the actor's mouth. Read some of the highlights below. Did he know what was going to happen to his character in The Sopranos beforehand? Well, I signed up for 2 seasons, so I fully expected to come back for another season - and towards, you know, towards the end of that season, it was season 5, I got a message on my phone »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Narco Sub: Liam Neeson is touted to star in Narco Sub, an action thriller about a drug lord "who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard." Neeson previously served on board a submarine in 2002's K-19: The Widowmaker (above). Brian Kirk (multiple episodes of TV's Game of Thrones, as well as Boardwalk Empire and Dexter) has just been signed to direct. Producers on the project include Ridley Scott and Simon...
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Narco Sub is one of those projects that just floats in the depths of development for years while filmmakers come and go. Originally targeted for Tony Scott, it now appears to be surfacing with Game Of Thrones veteran Brian Kirk directing and Liam Neeson wanted for the lead. The thriller, which has a script by David Guggenheim, finds a disgraced American naval officer (Neeson, if he signs) forced to pilot a submarine loaded with cocaine past the Us Coast Guard’s watchful eye. And given what happened the last time Neeson was aboard a cinematic sub in K-19: The Widowmaker, does anyone expect this mission to go well?Kirk, whose only film-directing gig so far was indie drama Middletown, nevertheless has plenty of TV experience in addition to Thrones. He’s worked on the likes of Dexter, Great Expectations, Luther, and Boardwalk Empire. He’s taking over a project that, »
Is it for real this time? Jack Huston, best known for playing the role of assassin Richard Harrow on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," has closed a deal to star as Eric Draven in Relatively long-gestating remake of "The Crow," according to Deadline. Luke Evans, who was previously attached to the role, dropped out in January. Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") is set to direct. Huston will shoot the film after he completes work on Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake, in which he's playing the title character. Draven was played in Alex Proyas's 1994 adaptation by Brandon Lee, who died on set after a live round was accidentally fired from a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. »
- Chris Eggertsen
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