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Michael B. Jordan Will Play a Deadly Assassin in a New Thriller Called The Silver Bear

Michael B. Jordan has signed on to a new action thriller called The Silver Bear. He will play a deadly assassin named Columbus and it’s based on the book series by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma screenwriter Derek Haas.

The film is set up at Lionsgate and they are hoping that this will be a successful franchise for them. The script for the film was written by Frank Baldwin (The Godmother, Hard Powder) and it tells the formative story of a man who becomes the most feared and respected hit man in the criminal underworld.

There are five books in the series and they center on an assassin “who is so effective he becomes what Russian criminals call a silver bear: he never fails, and he seems immune to the stresses of his work. But he comes up against his own nightmarish origins when he takes on the job
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Oscar for Killmonger? Top 4 reasons Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) could be a contender

Oscar for Killmonger? Top 4 reasons Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) could be a contender
Comic book movies aren’t usually Oscar bait, but “Black Panther” could change that this year. The size and demographics of the motion picture academy are gradually expanding, and we’ve seen genre movies contend in top categories in recent years like “Avatar” (2009), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and “Get Out” (2017). But while “Black Panther” has looked like a potential Best Picture contender almost since its release (it currently ranks in the top 10 in our odds), what about for acting?

Among the cast members, Michael B. Jordan probably stands the best chance at the Oscars for his role as villain Erik Killmonger. In fact, six of the Expert journalists we’ve polled think he’ll be nominated, and two of them even think he’ll win: Claudia Puig (Kpcc) and Glenn Whipp (La Times). Here are four reasons why I think they might be on the right track.

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Hitman Actioner The Silver Bear

Joseph Baxter Oct 17, 2018

The Silver Bear will see Michael B. Jordan star as an elite assassin in what could become a film franchise.

Michael B. Jordan might just be on the verge of giving Dwayne Johnson a run for his money as Hollywood’s most ubiquitous action film star. The actor has nabbed a starring role in another prospective action franchise, having just been cast in a Lionsgate film adaptation of the popular novel series, The Silver Bear.

Jordan's casting in The Silver Bear, as reported by Deadline, will see Jordan star as a shadowy assassin who calls himself Columbus but is known as a bit of a boogeyman in the Russian criminal underworld as the assassin, the Silver Bear. The film is based on the initial entry in the novel series of author Derek Haas, who also wrote the screenplays for films like Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma (2007), 2 Fast 2 Furious and Invincible.
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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Hitman Actioner The Silver Bear

Joseph Baxter Oct 17, 2018

The Silver Bear will see Michael B. Jordan star as an elite assassin in what could become a film franchise.

Michael B. Jordan might just be on the verge of giving Dwayne Johnson a run for his money as Hollywood’s most ubiquitous action film star. The actor has nabbed a starring role in another prospective action franchise, having just been cast in a Lionsgate film adaptation of the popular novel series, The Silver Bear.

Jordan's casting in The Silver Bear, as reported by Deadline, will see Jordan star as a shadowy assassin who calls himself Columbus but is known as a bit of a boogeyman in the Russian criminal underworld as the assassin, the Silver Bear. The film is based on the initial entry in the novel series of author Derek Haas, who also wrote the screenplays for films like Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma (2007), 2 Fast 2 Furious and Invincible.
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Michael B. Jordan to Star in, Produce Hitman Drama ‘The Silver Bear’

Michael B. Jordan to Star in, Produce Hitman Drama ‘The Silver Bear’
Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Lionsgate’s film adaptation of assassin story “The Silver Bear.”

A director has not yet been attached to the project, announced Wednesday. “The Silver Bear” is based on the book series by Derek Haas, the screenwriter for “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” The novel centers on an assassin named Columbus — called the Silver Bear by some — who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations. Frank Baldwin (“The Godmother”) wrote the script.

“’The Silver Bear’ is the kind of story that needs to be experienced on the big screen and Michael is the perfect movie star to inhabit the skin of this dynamic character and take us into the cinematic world of Columbus,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “We’re incredibly honored that Michael and Nickel City chose Lionsgate to partner with in bringing this exciting property to life.”

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Michael B. Jordan to produce, star as hitman in 'The Silver Bear' for Lionsgate

Michael B. Jordan to produce, star as hitman in 'The Silver Bear' for Lionsgate
Based on novel by Wanted screenwriter Derek Haas.

Michael B. Jordan of global smash Black Panther and the upcoming Creed II will star in and produce The Silver Bear for Lionsgate.

The studio acquired film rights from Nickel City Pictures based on the book series by Derek Haas, who also wrote the screenplays to Wanted and 3:10 To Yuma.

Frank Baldwin was brought on to adapt the first book of the series, which tells the story of Columbus, the most feared and respected hitman in the criminal underworld.

Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta of Nickel City Pictures will produce
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Michael B Jordan Set to Produce, Star in ‘The Silver Bear’ for Lionsgate

Michael B Jordan Set to Produce, Star in ‘The Silver Bear’ for Lionsgate
Michael B. Jordan is set to star in a potential franchise launch for Lionsgate with the hitman film “The Silver Bear.”

The “Black Panther” and “Creed II” star will also serve as producer for the film, which is an adaptation of the popular book series by Derek Haas. Nickel City Pictures is the production company behind the film.

“The Silver Bear” tells the story of Columbus (Jordan) who becomes the most feared and respected hitman in the criminal underworld.

Also Read: Michael B. Jordan to Lead Animated Series 'gen:lock' From Rooster Teeth

“‘The Silver Bear’ is the kind of story that needs to be experienced on the big screen and Michael is the perfect movie star to inhabit the skin of this dynamic character and take us into the cinematic world of Columbus,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said in a statement. “We’re incredibly honored that Michael
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Michael B. Jordan To Star In, Produce Hitman Tale ‘The Silver Bear’ For Lionsgate

Michael B. Jordan To Star In, Produce Hitman Tale ‘The Silver Bear’ For Lionsgate
Exclusive: Black Panther and Creed II star Michael B. Jordan will play the deadly assassin Columbus in The Silver Bear, a potential franchise launch for Lionsgate based on the book series by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma screenwriter Derek Haas. Frank Baldwin (The Godmother) has written the script that tells the formative story of a man who becomes the most feared and respected hit man in the criminal underworld.

The film will be produced by Jordan through Outlier Society and Nickel City PicturesVishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta. Haas, Michael Garnett and Tobias Weymar will serve as executive producers.

Haas wrote three followup novels featuring an assassin who is so effective he becomes what Russian criminals call a silver bear: he never fails, and he seems immune to the stresses of his work. But he comes up against his own nightmarish origins when he takes on the job of
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Dominic West Receives Canneseries’ First Excellence Award

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Dominic West Receives Canneseries’ First Excellence Award
Cannes — Dominic West, detective Jimmy McNulty in David Simon’s “The Wire,” was in Cannes on Monday to receive Canneseries’ first Excellence Award.

The Award comes months before the festival itself, whose second edition will take place over April 5-10.

That said, few would question the merit of “The Wire” star as its first recipient. For many critics the crowning achievement of HBO, “The Wire” compounded the respect that TV series were commanding ever since “The Sopranos,” confirming to anew generation of TV covers the artistic power and ambitions of drama series as it set new standards in its insistent attention to authentic detail and far larger themes shaping its event.

“His breakthrough as Det. McNulty in ‘The Wire’ is one of the starting points of the New Golden Age of series,” said Canneseries artistic director Albin Lewi in a statement announcing the Award.

Since “The Wire,” West has pursued
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A+E’s ‘Project Blue Book’ Thinks the Truth Is Still Out There

A+E’s ‘Project Blue Book’ Thinks the Truth Is Still Out There
It started with a long-ago conversation with astronomer Carl Sagan, which awoke an abiding interest in UFOs and the possibility of extraterrestrial life in Robert Zemeckis. That led in part to 1997’s “Contact,” which Zemeckis helmed, and, now, “Project Blue Book,” which he’s executive producing for A+E Studios.

The show bears more than a passing resemblance to “The X-Files,” from the tagline to the menacing presence of a shadowy figure in a hat and coat. Based on a real-life government operation called Project Blue Book, the series centers on the investigation by the U.S. Air Force into UFO sightings in the 1950s and ’60s. It stars Aiden Gillen as J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysics professor recruited to help with the investigation, and Michael Malarkey as the Air Force captain assigned to debunk the stories.

The first of eight hourlong episodes of “Project Blue Book,” which bows this winter, was
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The Deuce Season 2 Episode 6 Review: We're All Beasts

Alec Bojalad Oct 14, 2018

Vincent admits he's operating within a machine and Eileen shoots her movie on a lively The Deuce.

This The Deuce review contains spoilers.

The Deuce Season 2 Episode 6

“Red Hot” looks like one hell of a movie.

The Deuce has a way of making idealists look like fools. Vincent thought he could take the mob’s money and still be a good guy, yet here he is tearfully confessing the details of his mob arrangement to Abby and all but begging her to take the money from the parlors for her community efforts.

Abby, in turn, at first refuses the money but then seemingly not even a full day later gives the money to Dorothy so she can get a poor girl who has reached her limit off the streets. Bobby thought he could be arrested on television without suffering any repercussions - now his kid has been
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Michael K. Williams heading to Lovecraft Country

HBO’s upcoming horror anthology series Lovecraft Country has made another addition to its cast, with The Wire and Boardwalk Empire’s Michael K. Williams signing on for a key role in the straight-to-series drama.

The show, which is being produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, follows 25-year-old Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), who joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father (Williams). This begins “a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback”.

The Wrap reports that Williams’ character, Montrose Freeman, is described as “heard headed and secretive [and] has always believed you can’t live in a fantasy world, which is why he despises his son’s pulp novels.
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Michael Kenneth Williams Heads to Jordan Peele’s Lovecraft Country

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams’ high-profile straight-to-series HBO drama Lovecraft Country has just cast Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) in a lead role opposite Jonathan Majors. Deadline reports that Williams will play Majors’ father Montrose Freeman. In addition to Majors and Williams, Lovecraft Country also stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Jamie […]

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Former Blue Bloods Star Amy Carlson Books TV Return!

Former Blue Bloods actress, Amy Carlson is returning to the small screen.

Just over a year after the actress bowed out of the CBS drama series, she has landed a guest-starring role on NBC's midseason thriller, The Village.

TV Line first reported the casting news, but there are no further details about who she will be playing at this stage.

"Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside," reads the official description of the series.

"The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah's a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe's a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when Ice comes knocking; Nick's a veteran who's returned from war
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Lff: ‘Colette’ Review: Dir. Wash Westmoreland (2018)

Colette review: Keira Knightley is insightful and charming as the radical and pioneering Colette, in this new biopic that takes a look at the early years of the French author’s exciting life.

Colette is a simple and strong-minded country girl, plucked out of her family home and relocated to bourgeoisie Paris when she marries famous literary entrepreneur Willy. The intelligentsia salons of the Belle Epoque, though at first foreign and pretentious to her, quickly grow on the young Colette as she adapts to her new lifestyle. In an attempt to help with her husband’s debts, Colette ghostwrites her first novel for him, based loosely on her adolescence, producing a bestseller and igniting a cultural stir.

As the popularity of the book grows, so does Colette’s need to push the boundaries of societal conventions and gender norms. From lesbian lovers to outspoken manners and an attempt to make her talents known,
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Blue Bloods Alum Amy Carlson Sets TV Return With NBC's The Village

Blue Bloods Alum Amy Carlson Sets TV Return With NBC's The Village
One year and two weeks after her Blue Bloods character was shockingly revealed to have died off-screen, Amy Carlson has lined up her next TV gig.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Carlson will guest-star on The Village, NBC’s midseason drama that has been likened to “Die Hard in an apartment building.” No, scratch that — it’s “This Is Us in an apartment building.” No character details were made available.

Per NBC’s synopsis, the titular Village is “an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside
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Hot 2018 Mipcom Titles: What Will Be The High-End Dramas & Breakout Formats To Watch Out For On The Croisette

Some 14,000 international TV executives, including around 5,000 buyers from over 100 countries, will be cruising down the Croisette in Cannes this weekend for the annual Mipcom market.

The sun is set to shine in the south of France and the major international distributors, including the Hollywood studios, will hope this helps shift their latest high-end dramas and non-scripted entertainment formats.

The Americans will be back in town, having largely given Mip TV in April a miss, with high-profile buyers from the FAANGs joining traditional buyers from the broadcast networks and cable stations. The likes of Apple’s Morgan Wandell, Hulu’s Craig Erwich, Amazon’s Cj Yu and Euro chief Georgia Brown, Facebook’s Toby Faulkner and Mina Lefevre and YouTube’s Luke Hyams are expected to be joined by Fox’s Rob Wade and teams from Bravo, FX, A+E Networks, Nat Geo and Discovery.

Hollywood talent chief Ari Emanuel will be
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Dominic West to Receive Canneseries’ Inaugural Excellence Award at Mipcom

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Dominic West to Receive Canneseries’ Inaugural Excellence Award at Mipcom
British actor Dominic West is set to receive Canneseries’s inaugural Excellence Award during Mipcom, the international TV showcase which kicks off Oct. 15.

West will be celebrated at Mipcom for his “outstanding contribution in TV series,” said Reed Midem, which organizes Mipcom, MipTV and Canneseries, in a statement.

Although Canneseries will have its second edition run once again alongside to MipTV in April, the festival will give its Excellence during Mipcom on Oct. 15, in presence of Cannes mayor David Lisnard, Reed Midem chief executive Paul Zilk and Canneseries managing director Benoît Louvet.

Since breaking out with his performance as detective Jimmy McNulty in David Simon’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire,” West has been leading a successful career as a stage, screen and film actor. His most recent roles include Noah Solloway in Hagai Levi and Sarah Treem’s “The Affair,” and he will next be seen as Jean Valjean
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Michael K. Williams joins the cast of HBO's Lovecraft Country

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Michael K. Williams is always a memorable addition to any project, and his next will find the actor returning to HBO where he's had major roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and The Night Of. Williams is slated to take on a leading role in Lovecraft Country, an upcoming hour-long HBO drama series from Get Out's Jordan Peele based upon the novel of the same name by Matt…
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Michael K Williams Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ Series at HBO

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Michael K Williams Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ Series at HBO
Jordan Peele’s upcoming HBO drama “Lovecraft Country” has added “The Wire” alum Michael K. Williams to its cast.

Williams will play Montrose Freeman, father to Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors). Described as “hard headed and secretive,” the character has always believed you can’t live in a fantasy world, which is why he despises his son’s pulp novels. Most of the books on his shelf are nonfiction, history, and political theory.

According to HBO, “The guys at the local bar call him a communist, but today we’d just call him conscious.”

Also Read: Courtney B. Vance Boards Jordan Peele's HBO Series 'Lovecraft Country'

Written by “Underground” creator Misha Green, “Lovecraft Country,” is a drama series based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff. It follows Atticus Freeman as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on
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