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Good Omens adds Nick Offerman to its cast

As Amazon and BBC continue production of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett adaptation of his supernatural drama Good Omens, the show has jus gained another cast member. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) has joined the upcoming series as as a U.S. ambassador and father to the child Warlock.

“There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human,” said Gaiman.

Offerman also offered a statement on his casting and his love of the source material, saying “If you had told me when I first read Good Omens in the early 90’s that I would one day visit South Africa to giggle with Neil Gaiman at laptop-screened footage of Dr.
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Nick Offerman Has Joined Neil Gaiman's Good Omens Series!

Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman is the latest actor to join the cast of Amazon and BBC’s supernatural drama Good Omens. The show is based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name.

According to Deadline, Offerman will play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock in the six-part series, which follows a Demon and an Angel right before the end of the world who don't want it to happen yet. Michael Sheen is taking on the role of the angel Aziraphale and David Tannant is playing the demon. You can see what their characters look like here.

Gaiman had this to say about the casting:

"There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are
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David Tennant says Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is “quite unlike anything I’ve ever been in before”

For the past few months, Neil Gaiman has been hard at work on Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel, which stars David Tennant the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale.

During an interview with The Herald, former Doctor Who star Tennant has been speaking about the six-part miniseries, describing it as “quite unlike unlike anything I’ve ever been in before”.

“It’s quite hard tonally to get a grip on what Good Omens is, because it’s this very unique world that comes from Terry and Neil’s novel – and from the scripts, which Neil has adapted pretty faithfully from that novel,” said Tennant. “I think it’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever been in before and possibly anything many people have seen before. It’s like a sort of fairy tale with a kind of very real world setting.
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First look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

As production continues on Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the studio has released the first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel. The series is currently filming in the UK for a 2019 premiere date. Hamm will be starring opposite Michael Sheen (Passengers) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. Check it out below…

“I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago,” Jon Hamm said. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.
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Good Omens casts its Beelzebub and Horsemen

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has just filled out several more of its cast.

The series has found three of four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well as the ultimate demon Beelzebub for the Amazon and BBC Two series. Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane) will star as Beelzebub while Mireille Enos (The Killing) will play War, Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall) as Pollution and Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) as Famine.

On Martin’s casting, Gaiman said “We already have a stellar cast, and now Anna Maxwell Martin will be the Beelzebub of our dreams. Well, nightmares.”

“A script this clever, this smart, this current is very rare,” said Enos. “How could I turn down playing one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse??? Especially with the incredible group who’s come together to make it. It’s going to be Fun!”

“It’s a gift for
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Jon Hamm to play archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

As production continues on Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) has joined the cast of the six-part series as the archangel Gabriel – a role that is being expanded from that of the novel.

“Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel,” said Gaiman. “There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

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Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson Join Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson Join Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’
A trio of new names has been added to the cast of “Good Omens,” the Amazon and BBC adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel.

Comedian-turned-actor Jack Whitehall (“Fresh Meat”) will play wages clerk-turned-witch hunter Pulsifer, aka Newt, and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”) will star as Sgt. Shadwell, the leader of the witch-finder army who sends him on his mission. Miranda Richardson (“Churchill”) will play Madame Tracy in the six-part series, the psychic medium and part-time courtesan who helps the pair as they try to save the world.

Earlier this week, Adria Arjona (“True Detective”) was also announced as a cast member. She will play Anathema Device, a practical occultist and descendant of the ancient witch Agnes Nutter. Michael Sheen and David Tennant have already been named in the lead roles of Aziraphale and Crowley respectively. Douglas Mackinnon (“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”) will direct. The series is written by Gaiman, who
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David Tennant Goes Ginger In First Photos For Amazon’s Good Omens

The Tenth Doctor always wanted to be ginger, but now, former Doctor Who star David Tennant has gone red-headed for his latest role. Recently, the long-in-the-tooth adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel Good Omens finally got going, with Tennant playing the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as his unlikely friend the angel, Aziraphale. Together, the pair have to avert the end of the world in this imaginative apocalyptic comedy.

To complete their transformation into citizens of heaven and hell, Tennant and Sheen have both donned new hairstyles. The latter has gone blonde for the show while Tennant is sporting a fetching red ‘do. Check them out in the Tweets below (which also feature Amazon Studios’ head of casting, Donna Rosenstein).

#GoodOmens read through today. #DavidTennant Photo via @dlynnrose https://t.co/iA8l6UyoJo pic.twitter.com/pOH0CIizck

David Tennant Forum (@DTForum) September 13, 2017

Today was
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Emerald City Star Adria Arjona Joins Neil Gaiman's Good Omens

Emerald City Star Adria Arjona Joins Neil Gaiman's Good Omens
Adria Arjona just can’t stay away from witches: The Emerald City star will play “practical occultist” Anathema Device in Amazon’s forthcoming Good Omens adaptation, showrunner Neil Gaiman announced Thursday via Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the author posted a blurry photo of the series’ first table read, adding that casting news was about to break. Soon after, he added this:

In that pic I blurred out eg Anathema (@adriaarjonaa), Sister Mary Loquacious #NinaSosanya, and Hastur & Ligur (@neddennehy & @ariyon69). pic.twitter.com/0CfPXPGmdU

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017

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‘Good Omens’: Photos Reveal Michael McKean’s Casting and David Tennant’s New Hair Color

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‘Good Omens’: Photos Reveal Michael McKean’s Casting and David Tennant’s New Hair Color
The upcoming TV adaptation of “Good Omens” appears to be shaping up, following a table read Thursday — documented via social media by writer/showrunner Neil Gaiman and other members of the cast and crew.

Gaiman’s status as showrunner was confirmed by this photo from the official Terry Pratchett Twitter account (Pratchett passed away in 2015):

So. #GoodOmens is happening then. pic.twitter.com/V0oy7VDXdE

Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) September 13, 2017

And the below blurry photo might be unblurred soon:

Some of the Good Omens casting is getting announced, now that readthrough is over. So blurred photos like this might be unblurred. pic.twitter.com/5wHvzUN9yt

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017

But in a subsequent tweet Gaiman revealed who was fuzzed out: “Emerald City” star Adria Arjona, who will play Anathema Device; Nina Sosanya, playing Sister Mary Loquacious; Ned Dennehy, playing the demon Hastur; and Ariyon Bakare as the demon Ligur.
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Go Behind The Scenes Of ‘Life’ – on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31

Available on digital now, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions is one of the best sci-fi movies of the year, Life.

Life is an intense sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds lead the cast of the film as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Joining them are international stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya in the film, directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
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Interview: Rebecca Ferguson on ‘Life’ – On 4K, Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 31

Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson) in Columbia PicturesLife.

Coming to 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions is the thrilling sci-fi drama Life.

The top-notch Hollywood cast includes the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal , Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds who star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya are also amongst the cast of Life, which is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

To co-inside with its UK home release, we caught up with Rebecca Ferguson to talk about her role as Dr. Miranda North.

Why do you feel the film and how it taps into our primal fears that makes it so scary?

For
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Life Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson Debuting On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD June 20th

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson & Ryan Reynolds Star in the Edge-of-Your-Seat Sci-Fi Thriller Life Debuting on Digital June 2 On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD June 20th. Includes Never-Before-Seen Astronaut Diaries & Three Immersive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
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Explore a Space Station & Meet its Enigmatic New Resident in the First Ten Minutes of Life

Before it's released on digital platforms on June 2nd and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 20th, you can watch the first ten minutes of the sci-fi horror film Life, along with new behind-the-scenes videos.

Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa
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Life Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This June

If you missed seeing the alien's bone-snapping firm handshake in the sci-fi horror film Life on the big screen, you'll soon be able to invite Calvin into your own home with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Proudctions' 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release of Life on June 20th, following its June 2nd Digital release.

Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada
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Movie Review – Life (2017)

Life, 2017.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and Olga Dihovichnaya.

Synopsis:

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth

When the trailers for Life first started dropping, the comparisons to seminal sci-fi horror Alien were inevitable. A group of astronauts find alien life and all hell breaks loose pretty much sums up both films, however, they do differ in a lot of ways (both positive and negative). Alien is a superbly crafted and original film which blends high concept sci-fi with horror and drama. Whilst Life can’t claim to be original, it does offer enough new little twists for it to stand alone in its own right.

A group of astronauts (in what we must assume is present
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Second Opinion – Life (2017)

Life, 2017.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, and Ariyon Bakare.

Synopsis:

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Let’s get one thing out of the way first; no, Life is not the Venom origin story many fans are hoping it will be. It’s also inextricably indebted to Ridley Scott’s Alien throughout, which while denting much prospect of originality, does little to impact its integrity as a tripwire-tense, sharply-acted sci-fi horror romp, serving as a welcome tonic amid the recent annual onset of blockbuster bombast.

A six-member crew aboard the International Space Station (Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and
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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss ‘Life’

Why Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi horror is very much worth your time.

You might already have a number of personally justified reasons to skip Daniel Espinosa’s outer space horror-thriller Life, written by the Deadpool and Zombieland scribe duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. For starters, the general lack of interest in it might be weighing down your own willingness (Forbes’ Scott Mendelson reports the movie only made a measly $12.2 million weekend debut.) Or its overall “meh” critical reception — with an underwhelming 66% score on Rotten Tomatoes (just 46% when you look at Top Critics only) — might be the deal-breaker for you. Or perhaps you have room for one and only one set-in-space horror per year inside of you, which you already reserved for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant.

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Due respect, you will be missing out, and not just on its first-rate and diverse ensemble
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Life: Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Talk Alien Attacks | Exclusive Video

Life: Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Talk Alien Attacks | Exclusive Video
Life is going to be making its way into theaters this weekend and will be providing moviegoers with their terrifying springtime sci-fi fix. The movie has drawn quite a few comparisons to Ridley Scott's Alien but despite the similarities, the movie has been received quite positively thus far. A lot of that positivity stems from the fact that Life features a very stacked and very talented cast that includes a few major A-list stars.

To help close out this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, Sony decided to premiere Life ahead of its official release to a lucky crowd and as an added bonus they also brought the cast and filmmakers along. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with several of the cast members including Rebecca Ferguson, Ariyon Bakare, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds during SXSW. We talked about everything from the challenges of filming a movie in space,
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Beauty and the Beast Beats Power Rangers and Life in Weekend #2

Beauty and the Beast Beats Power Rangers and Life in Weekend #2
After shattering box office records last weekend with an amazing debut of $174.4 million, nothing was expected to stand in the way of a second straight weekend win for Beauty and the Beast. The live action fairy tale adaptation squared off against three newcomers this weekend, Lionsgate's Power Rangers, Sony's Life and Warner Bros.' CHiPs, although, as expected, none of these new releases managed to come close to Beauty and the Beast. The Disney blockbuster easily won its second weekend in a row with an estimated $88.3 million.

Last weekend, this long-awaited live-action adaptation broke Batman v Superman's record for largest March opening ever, and it also broke records for the largest debut for a PG movie, and had the biggest IMAX debut ever for a PG film as well. While it only opened against one other movie last weekend, the R-rated thriller The Belko Experiment, which debuted in roughly 1/4th
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