10 items from 2015
Plenty of films have documented the salacious nature of infidelity in the past, whether it be a breezy subplot for a romantic comedy or the center of attention in a more drama-oriented project. For The Loft, Erik Van Looy’s thriller very much falls into the latter category, telling the story of five well-to-do men who think they’ve concocted the ultimate plan of deceit when they pitch in to purchase a sleek penthouse in the middle of the city, providing them with a concrete outlet for extra-martial affairs and the like.
But when the dead body of an unknown woman appears in the twisted apartment, their seemingly bulletproof plan begins to fall away at the seems, and their relationship between one and other is also put to the test.
- Michael Briers
Last week some audition tapes for A.K.A. Jessica Jones surfaced online (although they’ve since been taken down), which appeared to reveal that the main villain of the upcoming Marvel / Netflix series would be Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man.
Well, as it happens, The Purple Man is indeed the villain, and now we know who’ll be playing him, with Marvel announcing that former Doctor Who star David Tennant has secured the role of Kilgrave and will join Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) and Mike Colter (The Following) in the cast.
“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain. »
- Gary Collinson
How is Once Upon a Time turning the tables? Will a Grey’s Anatomy secret keep? How will Sweets return on Bones? Who’s in a “bad place” on The Following? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Is there any chance for Captain Swan scoop from Once Upon a Time? I miss them dearly! –Sarah
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz tells me that when Season 4B arrives on March 1, “The tables are turned” for the Storybrooke lovebirds when “Hook, after having Emma return his heart, will now have to fight to protect Emma’s heart. »
From teen idol to hunky dad!"Boy Meets World" star Rider Strong and wife Alexandra Barreto welcomed a baby boy, Indigo Baretto Strong, on December 28th, the actor's rep confirms to toofab. Little "Indy" is the couple's first child together. The adorable duo tied the knot on Oct. 20, 2013 at a summer camp in Oregon -- and toofab got these exclusive pics from the rustic wedding.Barreto looked stunning in a Nicole Miller wedding dress while Strong was strapping in a suit from Rag & Bone at the camp-themed soiree -- complete with bunks, ropes courses, games and even a talent show. Strong also got his favorite band, Typhoon, to perform at the reception after he mentioned them on Twitter.In another shot from the big day, the beautiful bride can be seen with her bridesmaids -- including "The Following" star Natalie Zea. All the bridesmaids wore skirts that were handmade by Anjou Clothing on Esty, »
- tooFab Staff
Open Road’s upcoming film The Loft opens in theaters on January 30, and Wamg is giving away a The Loft prize pack in celebration! Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra, this suspenseful, sexy thriller tells the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble in this relentless thriller.
One winner will receive a The Loft themed prize pack including the following items:
- Melissa Howland
Feeling like there’s a shortage of jobs to apply for? Here are five that might spark your interest from this week on Backstage. Fox’S “The Following”This Kevin Bacon-starring series is casting background actors to play Brooklyn college students. The gig pays $10/hr. and shoots Jan. 27 in New York City. Applicants be aware they must be available for the entire day of shooting. “The Significant Other”This union production is casting four roles including Vanessa, a pessimist until she falls in love, Helene, a grandmother in her 80s, and others. Auditions are Jan. 30 in New York City. The production runs May 21–Aug. 23. “Dogfight”Auditions are Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 for this union production out of San Diego, Calif. This paying gig is casting a handful of roles for a production that runs July 16–Aug. 23. “Best Original Screenplay”This short film is casting the lead, Mika, to tell a »
Ready to see what’s happening outside of the Atlanta area in the living dead landscape of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Robert Kirkman and company sure are, as the companion series is on the brink of rolling cameras on its newly assembled core cast. In a recent interview, Kirkman—the co-creator of the upcoming show and co-writer of the pilot—shed more light on the mysterious companion series.
Speaking with EW, Robert Kirkman touched on the identity of The Walking Dead companion series, explaining that family will be an important factor of the show, though it won’t be the type of family we’ve seen come together around Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead:
“I will say that this is going to be a show about family. But it’s going to be a show about a different type of family that we haven’t explored in The Walking Dead thus far. »
- Derek Anderson
In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at The Authority Vol. 1…
Complete Bad-assery. Obviously that is not a word, nor a phrase heard anywhere but after re-reading this book, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. My advice, though, when it comes to this: read it twice through without making opinions about it. The first time I read The Authority, I soaked it in at face value; terrorist villain, super-powered characters that can affect things on a large scale, other worldly espionage, science fiction and occult all wrapped into one confounding team-up book. It was all too familiar but with a handful of characters and worlds I was very unfamiliar with. It struck the notion of the latest batch of characters who are on souped up power levels to give them the weight of famous characters already created. »
- Jessie Robertson
On Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Syfy premiered a sizzle reel for The Expanse, which network president Dave Howe touted as the cabler’s “most ambitious series to date.”
Set 200 years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system, the 10-episode thriller follows a hardened detective (Thomas Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) as their investigation into a missing young woman evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Broadcast Now reports that the channel bid for the rights at the La Screenings for the show, which is produced by Red Arrow Entertainment's UK arm for NBC.
Odyssey follows the story of a team of Us soldiers led by Friel who kill a key Al-Qaeda commander in a gunfight with jihadists, before discovering a major Us corporation is funding the terrorists.
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw and head of programme acquisitions Sue Deeks made the deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution, ahead of the programme's broadcast in the Us on NBC in April.
Watch Facinelli, Friel »
10 items from 2015
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