Deadline reports that Webber will play Bud White, whose character description reads: “A noble savage in a detective suit, White went to the Police Academy with Exley (Brian J. Smith) and has already made detective. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, Bud is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. Partnered with Dick Stensland (Whigham) who is on the verge of retirement, Bud is just learning how things work at the Lapd.”
Whigham’s Dick Stensland is described as: “A good cop at one time, now limping towards retirement, he is Bud’s (Webber) partner. A gruff guy who’s seen it all, he
Mark Webber will play Det. Bud White, who is described as a noble savage in a suit. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, White is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. In the 1997 film version of “L.A. Confidential,” White was played by Russell Crowe. Webber recently appeared in the Showtime series “SMILF” as Father Eddie. He is known for his roles in films like “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Green Room.” He is repped by Inphenate and Schreck, Rose,
As per THR, Smith’s Exley is described as “as cold (though not without a conscience), brilliant, authoritative and ambitious. He’s a uniformed L.A. cop and, as the son of former hero detective turned real estate developer Preston Exley, he is determined to make his mark and become worthy in his father’s eyes. Competing against the memory of his deceased brother, his father’s favorite, Ed will do anything to prove himself. He wants nothing more than to make detective and is single-minded in his pursuit.”
The Oscars celebrating the best of 1997 was a ceremony dominated by one film, James Cameron’s romantic disaster epic Titanic – a film that devoured the box office and won itself an absurd 11 Oscars including Best Picture, a feat previously only matched by historical epic Ben-Hur in 1959 and only matched since by Return of the King in 2003.
I myself have mixed feelings about Titanic. While I admit that the main set piece of the sinking itself is a great sequence, I think the film is about an hour too long and I really would have preferred the film to be more of an ensemble piece rather than a romantic two-hander. Also, I really really hate that damn Celine Dion song.
So in the interest of once more likely irritating people, I’m going to go
Smith will star opposite Justified vet Walton Goggins in CBS’ L.A. Confidential adaptation, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential series, which is based on James Ellroy’s classic noir novel, follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect during the pursuit of a sadistic serial killer in 1950s Los Angeles. Smith will play Ed Exley — Pearce’s role in the 1997 movie of the same name — who is described as an ambitious cop determined to make detective.
In other pilot casting
Smith will play Detective Ed Exley, the role played by Guy Pearce in the 1997 film. Exley is described as cold though not without a conscience, obviously brilliant, authoritative, and fiercely ambitious. The son of former hero detective turned real estate developer, Preston Exley, he is determined to make his mark and to become a hero in his father’s eyes. Competing against the memory of his deceased brother, his father’s favorite, Ed will do anything to prove himself. He wants nothing more than to make detective and is single-minded in his pursuit.
Smith joins previously announced cast member Walton Goggins, who will play Detective Jack Vincennes.
Smith most recently starred as Will Gorski in “Sense8,” the Netflix series created by the Wachowski sisters and J. Michael Straczynski. The series
Sense8 star Brian J. Smith has been tapped to take on the lead role of Detective Ed Exley, the part played by Guy Pearce in the 1997 feature film.
CBS described its L.A. Confidential take as giving James Ellroy's novel a "2018 treatment" in terms of tone, music and style. The paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.
Smith's Ed Exley is...
Based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel, L.
Deadline is reporting that The Hateful Eight and Vice Principals star Walton Goggins has signed on to appear as 1950s L.A. police detective Jack Vincennes, played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 feature film adaptation.
The character description reads: “All swagger and flash with a movie-star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”
Meanwhile, it has also been announced that Anna Fricke (Being Human) will serve as co-showunner alongside the previously announced Jordan Harper (The Mentalist).
See Also: The First L.A. Confidential TV Show
L.A. Confidential “follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect
He's a fun actor that takes on great roles and he just landed a perfect role in CBS' upcoming series adaptation of James Ellroy’s 1990 noir novel L.A. Confidential. Goggins will play detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as follows:
“All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”
This character was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 Curtis Hanson-directed film adaptation of the book. The series will reportedly follow "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The detectives are following a serial
Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified) has signed on to headline the buzzy pilot, according to our sister site Variety. Goggins will play the role of Detective Jack Vincennes, the flashy and morally questionable Lapd cop played by Kevin Spacey in the Oscar-winning 1997 film.
Like the film, CBS’ L.A. Confidential — which scored an official pilot order earlier this month — is based on the novel by acclaimed crime author James Ellroy, and follows a trio of homicide detectives, a reporter and an aspiring actress as their lives intersect in 1950s Los Angeles.
Goggins will play Det. Jack Vincennes. All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side. Vincennes was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the critically-acclaimed 1997 movie of the same name.
Goggins recently starred in the first season of the Navy Seal drama “Six” for History and is due to star opposite Alicia Vikander in the new “Tomb Raider” film due out in March. He received widespread acclaim for his roles on FX, namely Boyd Crowder on “Justified” and Det. Shane Vendrell on “The Shield.” He also made appearances on “Sons of Anarchy,” playing transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam. He has appeared in the Quentin Tarantino films “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight.”
He is repped
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