Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
When it was revealed that Star Trek: Discovery was going to take place a decade before the events of Captain James T. Kirk’s original five-year mission on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, many fans wondered if that meant we’d see some classic characters pop up to say hello. Now, we know that the answer is yes. The Vulcan ambassador Sarek, better known as the father of Spock, will have a role on the show and he’ll be played by James Frain.
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Poor Jim Gordon. The guy really wants to clean up Gotham, and is clearly willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. But in Season 1, he encountered, greed, corruption, and evil at every turn. And based on the fact that Season 2 is titled “Rise of the Villains,” we’re gonna guess that doesn’t really change in Season 2.
A fresh Gotham Season 2 promo and a bunch of new photos showcase some of the friends and foes Jim (Ben McKenzie) will be dealing with when the show returns in a few weeks. Of particular interest are new characters like GCPD captain Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis), billionaire industrialist Theo Galavan (James Frain), and his loyal sister / enforcer Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas). Watch the Gotham Season 2 promo and see the new photos after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Who’s James Frain really playing in Gotham? Is there a new peek at Captain America: White? How will The Flash handle its overabundance of speedsters? Would Jim Carrey make a good Wolverine? What’s Anthony Mackie‘s idea for a Captain America buddy comedy? How’s Jared Leto weirding out his Suicide Squad castmates now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Is the second season of Gotham going to do a better job dealing with the characters running around Batman’s home city as his giant rogue’s gallery begins to cohere? Maybe. With the September premiere weeks away we won’t know for a while, but a new set of official Gotham S2 images is here to not-so subtly remind us all of the Batman connection. There’s that banner, above, with the familiar outline, for one. Below you can see the primary key art along with a couple new character shots. Read More »
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Fox has released a new promo for Gotham Season 2 which ominously promises a “new era” filled with familiar and new villains. Some of the Batman villains teased in the Gotham season 2 promo is Tabitha Galavan aka Tigress (played by Jessica Lucas from Gracepoint) and her big brother Theo (played by James Frain from True Blood), Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Edward Nygma aka The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Jerome aka The Joker (Cameron Monaghan). Hit the jump to watch the new Gotham season 2 teaser trailer.
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Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is Ant-Man complete? When does Gotham return? What can Clark Gregg say about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Does William Hurt want to play Red Hulk? Will the Collector return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Did you catch all the Superman Easter eggs in Batman: Arkham Knight? Which Iron Man star is returning for Captain America: Civil War? What does Jeffrey Dean Morgan think of those Batman v Superman rumors? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
Casting on the long-gestating adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s sci-fi YA novel Ender’s Game has been falling into place over the past month, with Asa Butterfield (Hugo) signed on for the lead role and Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley in talks to join as well. Now Canadian teen star Brendan Meyer has boarded the project in the role of Stilson, a classmate who bullies Ender. Meyer is best known for his lead role in the Canadian series Mr. Young, which follows a child prodigy who graduates college at 14 and returns to his high school as a science teacher.
Gavin Hood will direct the film from his own script, about a gifted boy who is drafted into a special military program that trains children to fight against an alien species called the Formics. Ender’s Game will begin shooting early next year for a March 2013 release. [The Hollywood Reporter]
After the jump, Tom Wilkinson gets some help in Disney’s The Lone Ranger.
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 by Angie Han
It was announced earlier this week that Ben Affleck and longtime pal Matt Damon would reunite for a biopic about Whitey Bulger, with Casey Affleck set to co-star. We now have a more information about the younger Affleck’s part. He’ll be playing Bill Bugler, little brother of Whitey Bugler (Damon’s role). Unlike notorious gangster Whitey, Billy was an upstanding member of society — Korean war vet, lawyer, politician, and educator. He lost his post as the president of the University of Massachusetts in 2003 when he was found to have spoken with his fugitive brother in secret.
In addition to starring, Damon will also script the film; Affleck the Elder will direct and co-star. It’s unclear when exactly the picture will get off the ground, as both brothers and Damon have plenty of other projects on their plates. But they’ll have to get moving if they want to beat the two other Whitey Bulger movies in the works — there’s one in development with producer Graham King, who produced The Departed, and another titled Black Mass, which was scripted by Russell Gerwitz. [Showbiz 411 via The Playlist]
After the jump, new jobs for Dylan McDermott, Rufus Sewell, Gabriel Byrne, and Toby Stephens.
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Briefly: I’m not sure that we’ve talked about Transit: it’s the After Dark Films thriller to be directed by Antonio Negret from a script by Michael Gilvary, with Joel Silver as exec producer. The story is ” about a band of thieves on the run from a bank robbery and the suburban family they come across during their escape. When the criminals stash their stolen money in the family’s SUV at a rest stop, the road trippers unwittingly draw the murderous band of outlaws on their trail.”
Boilerplate thriller stuff, but the cast is starting to get a bit interesting. Yesterday Elisabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Diora Baird signed on, and today James Caviezel and James Frain are on board. Caviezel is, of course, the father of the family (would be better if he was cast against type as the criminal leader) and Rohm is his wife. Perrineau and Baird make up part of the thieving team. Still: Caviezel goes from working with Terrence Malick and being in one of the bigger movies of all time (that Mel Gibson thing) to this? Hurm. [THR]