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’War On Everyone’ Trailer: Alexander Skarsgård & Michael Peña Are Bad Cops in John Michael McDonagh’s Dark Comedy – Watch

20 June 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever hear of a little game called Bad Cop/Bad Cop? No? Understandable, as most cop-movie-loving audiences have long been acquainted with the concept of Good Cop/Bad Cop, an idea that John Michael McDonagh’s dark comedy “War on Everyone” pretty gleefully throws right out the metaphorical window.

Read More: Berlin Review: John Michael McDonagh’s ‘War On Everyone’ With Michael Pena & Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña star in the festival favorite (it played to great acclaim at Berlin and SXSW earlier this year) as a pair of corrupt cops who set about blackmailing any criminal who comes across their path (not a bad racket, all things considered), but when they run afoul of a baddie more bad than themselves, things take a very swift turn into far more dangerous territory. The formula might sound familiar, but Skarsgård and Peña both turn in tremendous performances and infuse »

- Kate Erbland

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Casting call for exciting new TV series

1 June 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Hat Hair Casting Breakdown


Hat Hair is an exciting new global TV series about two young American sisters

who embark on a summer in the UK and the trials and tribulations of their

new adventure – including friendships, boys and horse riding!

Hat Hair is being produced by Lime Pictures for a major international

streaming service.

Actors must have strong horse riding skills, and be over the age 16 with an onscreen playing age 13/14.

We are casting all ethnicities for these roles.

Please note: Series regular roles will require future options.

Production details

Production dates (eg. shoot, rehearsals): 8th August for 3 months

Production location: UK

Pay category: Equity

Executive Producer: Rebecca Hodgson (Evermoor, Rocket’s Island, Good Cop).

Producer: Angelo Abela (House of Anubis).

Company: Lime Pictures for Major International Streaming Service

Casting details

Casting Directors: Rob Kelly and Kerrie Mailey

Casting location: UK and Us

Casting details: We »

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Shades of Blue Review: “Good Cop, Bad Cop”

25 February 2016 8:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Shades of Blue, now in the back half of its freshman run, has had some pretty crazy ups and downs. When good, the show can be really, Really good. There are some strong messages in the material that are important in today’s world that this show’s great cast is able to elevate. Sometimes, the show can get bogged down in the drama of it all and get off track (usually with disastrous results). “Good Cop, Bad Cop” leaned more toward the former, mostly doing a really great job exploring the gray areas involved with police corruption. This week on Shades of Blue: Wozniak

Shades of Blue Review: “Good Cop, Bad Cop” »

- Nick Hogan

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’ Heads to Sky Arts

11 February 2016 4:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — A collection of Neil Gaiman’s short stories are set to be produced in a new four-part adaptation for Sky Arts, the channel has confirmed.

“Likely Stories” is produced by Sid Gentle Films and will be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the duo behind Nick Cave docu “20,000 Days on Earth.” Jarvis Cocker will score the four 30-minute stories, which will topline George MacKay (“Pride”), Tom Hughes (“The Game”), Johnny Vegas (“Moone Boy”), Kenneth Cranham (“Maleficent”) and Rita Tushingham (“Doctor Zhivago”).

The “dark and strange” London-set tales will center on the act of storytelling in a world that moves seamlessly between reality and fantasy. Gaiman will appear in each story in an “unusual way,” with subtle nods to his wider work that will appeal to his fanbase.

The four adaptations are titled “Foreign Parts,” a story of identity, ghostly tales “Feeders & Eaters” and “Closing Time” and the life-spanning story “Looking for the Girl. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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