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Based on the critically-acclaimed classic film by Joel & Ethan Coen, Fargo has been given a new season on the back of a impressive 18 Emmy nominations in the recent announcements. Set to air in 2015, the 10-episode second season is set to take the True Detective route, and tell a new story as well as having an array of new characters and actors in the roles.
In a press statement, John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks & FX Productions said “We could not be more proud of Fargo… Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program in our history. Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment. »
- Scott Davis
San Diego Comic-Con’s infamous Hall H will play host to the BBC’s star detective, Cumberbatch, but, unfortunately, the actor will not be attending as part of a Sherlock event. Instead, Cumberbatch will appear on Comic-Con 2014’s inaugural Hall H panel: Dreamworks Animation.
Hall H Thursday Schedule
Dreamworks Animation 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Moderator Craig Ferguson will speak with Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, who voice characters in the studio’s newest installment to the Madagascar series, Penguins of Madagascar. Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell are also set to attend, as is Home director Tim Johnson. This will be Cumberbatch’s first time at Comic-Con, though he did send in a special video message to fans at last year’s Sherlock panel. »
Benedict Cumberbatch has had a massive stroke of luck in 2014. After sweeping us off our feet and dominating our Sexiest Man of Award Season poll, he earned an Emmy nomination; saw the release of the trailer for his latest film, The Imitation Game; and even delighted Sherlock fans with the long-desired news of a fourth season. Now, Benedict has been selected to be the latest wax figure at Madame Tussauds. We're lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the initial measurement session, and it comes as no surprise that Benedict was his usual, charming self. Scroll down to see the odd yet endearing pictures. »
- Ryan Roschke
Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.
It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.
Source: StudioCanalUK »
- Louise Tooth
Benedict Cumberbatch has cornered the market on most British name ever to British. He's stormed onto the big screen as a legendary villain of sci-fi (Star Trek Into Darkness) and fantasy (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug). But for many fans around the world, it was the BBC series Sherlock that turned us on.to the talents of Benedict Cumberbatch of course. Now in The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch has once more been cast as an "irascible genius." But the hero of this World War II drama is not Sherlock Holmes; it's real life genius and hero Alan Turing, as you can see in the domestic trailer up top. Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as renowned English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who essentially turned the tide against the Germans in World War II by cracking their legendary Enigma code. But as the trailer above hints, the »
The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I'm sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances. Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.] Via The Weinstein Company. Via StudioCanal UK. And here's the press release for the »
- Matt Goldberg
Prickly geniuses aren’t the only thing Benedict Cumberbatch knows how to play, but they do kind of seem to be his specialty. The Sherlock star’s latest movie is The Imitation Game, in which he plays brilliant but troubled mathematician / cryptologist / computer scientist / etc. Alan Turing. During World War II, Turing was called […]
- Angie Han
This afternoon, the BFI has announced the opening film for the 58th London Film Festival. The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), will have is European premiere on Wednesday October 8th, as well as have simultaneous screenings at the same time across the UK. A first trailer for the film has also been released, which you can view below…
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness), Keira Knightley (Begin Again, Laggies), Matthew Goode (Stoker), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
The BFI website press release said:
The 58th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, »
- Scott Davis
Update: Two very different trailers, one for the U.K. and one for the U.S., have been released, and I’ve included both below.
One of the films I’m most excited to see this fall is The Imitation Game, a dramatic thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a British cryptographer who helped crack Nazi codes during World War II but was later prosecuted for homosexuality, then a crime. The subject matter is obviously fascinating, and Cumberbatch is a highly talented actor, so all signs indicate that The Imitation Game may arrive as one of the year’s best films. Now, a teaser trailer has been revealed by Studiocanal, giving us our first real look at the tense historical thriller.
As the trailer shows, Turing’s main challenge is deciphering the German Enigma code, considered by many to be unbreakable. To this end, he enlists the help of »
- Isaac Feldberg
In "The Imitation Game," Cumberbatch portrays the brilliant British mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who's tasked with cracking the Nazi's Enigma Code during WWII. But after helping turn the tide of war with a machine that is widely considered the first computer, the tide turns on Turing, who becomes unjustly persecuted for his homosexuality.
We smell an Oscar nomination.
- Jonny Black
The highly-anticipated drama will open the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8, StudioCanal has confirmed.
"I am thrilled to be returning to London to share The Imitation Game with the audience of the BFI London Film Festival," said director Morten Tyldum. "The experience of directing this film has been so tremendously rewarding, and I am humbled to share Alan's Turing's incredible story on Opening Night."
In The Imitation Game, Sherlock star Cumberbatch takes on the role of pioneering mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, whose code-breaking work at Bletchley Park proved vital to Germany's defeat in World War II.
Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952 and chose chemical castration as an alternative to a prison sentence. He died two years later in an apparent suicide, and was finally granted a posthumous pardon in 2013.
A world record for the most number of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one room has been attempted.
"To do it to raise awareness of the National Literacy Trust and to help raise money to restore Conan Doyle's house in Surrey - that's the important thing. But we do it, and we have fun doing it."
Any record set will be confirmed later in the week.
Chances are you've heard somebody rave about—or you yourself rave about—FX's Fargo miniseries. It's been nominated for numerous Emmys and did well in the ratings. It brought Billy Bob Thorton to TV and gave even more attention to Sherlock and Hobbit star Martin Freeman. It also gave us Allison Tolman. Tolman has four acting credits to her name on IMDb: A bit part on Prison Break, Sordid Lives: The Series, a short titled A Thousand Cocktails Later and Fargo. She's arguably the breakout star of Fargo and is in a crowded Emmy category that also includes Emmy and Oscar royalty: Kathy Bates, Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy. During a 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour »
Millions of "Cumberbitches" can't be wrong - Benedict Cumberbatch is just about the hottest thing to come out of England. (Sorry, Robert Pattinson.) The actor has charmed fans all over the world with his talented acting skills (in Sherlock, Star Trek Into the Darkness, and more), his refined manner, and his habit of getting a little cheeky on the red carpet. To celebrate Benedict's 38th birthday - which takes place on Saturday - we've rounded up the actor's hottest moments, ever. Keep scrolling to see them all! Source: Akm-gsi »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
In the last few years, Benedict Cumberbatch has racked up two BAFTA nominations, three Emmy Award nominations, two SAG Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination, and there will certainly be more to come for the star of TV’s Sherlock.
This November will see the release of The Imitation Game, with Benedict portraying gay WWII hero Alan Turing, which is sure to lift his star even higher.
This weekend is his 38th birthday, so let’s take a look back at his career (with his many famous friends). Today, all of us are Cumberbitches.
The post Birthday Gallery: Benedict Cumberbatch Turns 38 appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
What's All This Then? It's a weekly column where I - Dave "Da7e" Gonzales, a man with many opinions - dissect and report on the news and rumors surrounding superhero megafranchises.
It’s the pre-Comic Con week once again. I’m hoping to have some more info about what to expect come next week, as I won’t be on the ground in San Diego, but funnelling in reports and the like to distribute to y’all from my perch in Brooklyn. I’ll be the M.O.D.O.C.C. of the site for Friday and Saturday (Mobile Organism Designed Only for Con Coverage), trying to piece together what’s happening in Hall H, probably. Until then, I’m basking the glory of not having to know what »
On top of the casting news that Spooks and Smash's Raza Jaffrey is joining Elementary season three in a recurring role is the tidbit that the third run will take place almost a year after the previous season finale.
As reported in TVLine, Jaffrey is to play Andrew, a boyfriend of Joan Watson's and "the anti-Sherlock, an oasis of normalcy in a life that is still rife with strangeness and drama". Will he eventually become Joan's Mary Morstan, the wife who remains behind the scenes for the majority of Sherlock and Watson's adventures in the original stories, and whose character received a drastic rewrite in the recent BBC series in which she's played by Amanda Abbington?
Below, Wind discusses Zoila’s baby daddy, Nick’s future (or lack thereof) on the show, the real shooting victim and so much more.
Tvline | So… Marisol and Nick supposedly went to the police, but we didn’t see actually see them go.
No, we didn’t see it. There’s a little piece that got cut where Marisol says, »
The BBC has unveiled the first Doctor Who series 8 trailer for the upcoming season, featuring actor Peter Capaldi (In the Loop) as the newly regenerated Doctor. I’ve never seen an episode of the show in my life, but the fans seem to be quite passionate and no doubt this full-length trailer for the rebooted season will be rather exciting. We get a tease of Capaldi’s iteration of the lead character, as well as flashes of some of the sci-fi creatures and situations that the Time Lord and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) will face—including dinosaurs! The first two episodes of this new season were directed by Kill List and Sightseers helmer Ben Wheatley. Capaldi, of course, takes over the role from actor Matt Smith, while Steven Moffat continues to exude his superhuman abilities as the showrunner of both Doctor Who and Sherlock. Hit the jump to watch the new Doctor Who trailer. »
- Adam Chitwood
Despite the script leaks and ocean of set-photos which are ploughing around the internet right now there still remains a great deal of mystery about the new series of Doctor Who. Tonight, during the World Cup, the BBC decided to grab the millions by the scruff of their collective neck and throw a brand new trailer at them. This after the news that Steven Moffat’s other big hitter, Sherlock, is getting a new Christmas special and series in 2015. The Moffster is going to be very busy.
We’ve had a couple of teasers for the new series already, with Whovians jumping on any and every detail to determine what sort of Doctor Calapdi will be. Will we have the sterncosy Hartnell flourishes, the Baker (Tom) wayward straddling of the madness genius divide. This trailer will be no different. For many it won’t be the new glimpses of old »
- Jon Lyus
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