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Before stepping foot on the icy hills of Everest, actor Clive Standen carved out a career in period dramas, be it Camelot or History’s acclaimed Vikings series, where he plays the role of Rollo. That’s all about to change now that The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Standen will headline NBC’s upcoming Taken prequel series, stepping into the shoes of a young Liam Neeson.
Chronicling the formative years of Neeson’s hardboiled super agent Bryan Mills, the network’s high-profile offshoot will document Mills’ first foray into the CIA, and how he accrued that particular set of skills in the first place.
A prequel at its core, Luc Besson – director behind the 2008 sleeper hit – is attached to executive producer NBC’s straight-to-series project. Alexander Cary of Homeland fame will pen the script and executive produce opposite Besson. Producing duties will be leveraged between Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros, »
- Michael Briers
Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story, Camelot) has been cast as Michael Jackson in a British television comedy about the the iconic pop star’s supposed road trip to get back home after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. Reportedly with Jackson during this road trip were Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, who will be played by Stockard Channing and Brian Cox, respectively. The comedy, which is scheduled to premiere on Sky Arts sometime this year, is titled Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon and takes a “light-hearted look at a reportedly true event; Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson. It is
- Chris King
2 items from 2016
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