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1.) Amber Heard has joined Kevin Costner and Haliee Steinfeld in the McG-directed actioner Three Days to Kill. Scripted by Luc Besson (Taken, The Professional) and Adi Hasak, the film centers on a drying Secret Service agent (Costner) who decides to retire in order to reconnect with his daughter (Steinfeld). He takes an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for doing one last assignment, although the drug turns out to have some hallucinatory side effects. Heard will play the woman who makes him this offer. Variety 2.) The Departed screenwriter William Monahan has been called in by Paramount to do a re-write on the Mark Wahlberg vehicle American Desperado. The true crime story tells of Jon Roberts getting rich off smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Wahlberg has been developing the project since 2008, while Peter Berg was attached to direct at one point. Berg and Wahlberg just wrapped Lone Survivor, »
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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Never go home with the maid! Michelle Williams is the current frontrunner for the female lead in "Double Hour," a remake of the 2009 Italian film "La Doppia Ora," in which a hook-up between an ex-cop and a hotel maid at a speed-dating event turns deadly when they're ambushed by a gang of criminals. [The Wrap]
• A prison term requires meticulous preparation if one is to survive all the shivving, shanking and soap-dropping. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart will be getting ready for the big house in "Get Hard," in which a convicted soft-handed investment banker recruits the services of the guy who washes his car to help him get through his upcoming maximum security prison sentence. [Deadline]
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Dylan McDermott has been cast in Universal Pictures' Mercy. He has revealed that he will appear in the film based on Stephen King's short story 'Gramma', reports ShockTillYouDrop. Originally published in the 1985 anthology Skeleton Crew, the Hp Lovecraft-inspired tale centres around two boys who visit their dying grandmother only to discover that she is a witch whose powers come from the Ancient Ones. Frances O'Connor is (more) »
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Dylan McDermott, who’s returning to American Horror Story, also revealed that he is joining the cast of Mercy, a film adaptation based on the Stephen King short story Gramma (which was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft). The story came from King’s Skeleton Key, a short story anthology.
The film is directed by Peter Cornwell (The Haunting In Connecticut) and is another film from Blumhouse Productions. Last week it was announced that child stars Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and Joel Courtney (Super 8) had joined the cast. Along with Frances O’Connor, this cast is coming together pretty nicely (and quickly!). With the Lovecraft and King vibes, you can bet we’ll be covering it the whole way. »
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When he isn't being mixed up with Dermot Mulroney on Saturday Night Live, Dylan McDermott has been appearing on American Horror Story, with his first on screen appearance in the FX drama series' second season taking place just last night. And it looks like he'll be sticking around the horror genre for one of his upcoming feature roles, as he's been cast in Universal's adaptation of Stephen King's short story Gramma, titled Mercy. Directed by Peter Cornwell, Mercy follows two brothers who go with their mother to visit their dying grandmother, who just so happens to be a witch who made some kind of deal using black magic years ago. Frances O'Connor is on board to play the mother, and late last month, we learned that Super 8's Joel Courtney and The Walking Dead's Chandler Riggs were set up to play the brothers. ShockTilYouDrop.com reported earlier »
After dealing with terror on "American Horror Story," it sounds like Dylan McDermott (or is it Dermot Mulroney) is getting into the horror business on the big screen. Making the rounds for his return to the FX horror series after starring in the first season, the actor revealed that he's going to star in Mercy, the adaptation of King's short story Gramma (from the Skeleton Crew collection). The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (Frances O'Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover she's a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before. Read on! In addition, Shock Til You Drop reports Super 8 star Joel Courtney also has a role in the film that will be directed by Peter Cornwell, who was at the helm of the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut). Matt Greenberg »
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Dylan McDermott is going from horror on the small screen to horror on the big screen. The American Horror Story actor has joined the cast of Mercy, an adaptation of a Stephen King story being produced by Blumhouse and Wonderland Sound and Vision. Peter Cornwell is directing the horror thriller, which revolves around two brothers (Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney) who go with their mother (Frances O’Connor) to take care of their grandma. Unbeknownst to them, the grandmother is a witch who made an evil deal using
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Paranormal Activity producer/found footage maven Jason Blum’s Blumhouse productions is targeting Stephen King in a big way at the moment. One of the two big projects bubbling away at the company in Mercy, which Peter Cornwell is busy developing to direct. He’s just hired Dylan McDermott to co-star. McDermott, who last tackled a creepy tale with the first season of American Horror Story on TV, is joining the film to star alongside Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney.Mercy, adapted from the short story Gramma that appeared in King’s Skeleton Key collection, finds two lads discovering that their grandmother – the titular Mercy – is a witch. Naturally, that will cause some problems for the family. O’Connor will play their mother.Cornwell has Matt Greenberg- who last worked in the King realm with 1408 – on script duty and McG is also throwing his weight behind the project as a producer. »
The story, based on Stephen King's short story Gramma, follows two young brothers (Joel Courtney and Chandler Riggs) who discover that their grandmother is actually an evil witch. No details were given for Dylan McDermott's character. Frances O'Connor also stars as the boys' mother.
It isn't known when principal photography may begin.
*Updated with character details* It was recently announced that Universal teamed up with Blumhouse Productions for big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Gramma. The movie is officially titled Mercy and we’ve been reporting on a number of actors joining the project. Fans of American Horror Story will be happy to learn that the latest addition to the cast is Dylan McDermott.
According to Shock Till You Drop, McDermott mentioned that he’s appearing in the movie during a recent call to discuss American Horror Story: Aslyum. At this time, it hasn’t been revealed what character he’s playing, but we’ll update this story when more information is released.
*Update* It has been revealed that McDermott “will play a man who long ago had a relationship with the mother and still has feelings for her, even though he is now married.” via THR
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First announced back in October , the Stephen King adaptation Mercy has added Dylan McDermott to its cast, ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned. Based on the short story "Gramma" and inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, King wrote the tale for his 1985 short story anthology "Skeleton Crew." The Haunting in Connecticut 's Peter Cornwell will direct with Matt Greenberg providing the screenplay. Previously adapted for the small screen as an episode of "The New Twilight Zone" (written by Harlan Ellison), Mercy follows two young boys on a visit to the hospital where they learn that their dying grandmother is a witch and that her powers are fueled by a pact with the Ancient Ones. Frances O'Connor is also attached to star. Jason Blum, best »
We’d be lying if we said our hopes weren’t sky high for the upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0 that finds star Scott Caan sharing scenes with his father James Caan (both pictured below in this EW exclusive first look). But from the sounds of it, we won’t be disappointed.
In this episode, set to air Feb. 27, James Caan plays Tony Archer, a retired NYPD bomb expert-turned-private investigator who lives on the island. (But if you’re getting technical, I suppose he lives off the island… on a sail boat.) The team crosses paths with Archer during a murder investigation. »
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15 items from 2012
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