The Suicide Squad Cast

For months now, we’ve been slowly hearing about who would be part of the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. We don’t know if James Gunn‘s movie is a sequel or a reboot or something in between, but now we officially have the full roster for the cast straight from the director himself. Get the full list of The Suicide Squad cast below. Read More »

the informer trailer

Earlier this year, a Joel Kinnaman-starring crime thriller directed by Italian filmmaker Andrea Di Stefano was set to hit theaters before it was quietly pushed back. But with a new August release date set, a second The Informer trailer teases the story of a tortured ex-military man played by Kinnaman who is caught in the crosshairs of a battle between the mob, the NYPD, and the FBI as he seeks to escape to save his family. Watch the latest The Informer trailer below.

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hanna season 1 trailer

Time for yet another trailer for Hanna, the Amazon series adapted from the Joe Wright movie of the same name. We’ve already had several trailers for this show, but hey, one more won’t hurt. And while Amazon is marketing the hell out of this thing, it hasn’t actually premiered yet (although the first episode was dropped early). Watch the new Hanna trailer below, and see when the show will premiere.

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Hanna Super Bowl trailer

Hanna, the 2011 film from director Joe Wright about a teenager who was raised by her ex-CIA agent father to be a super spy, is being reimagined as a television series by Amazon. Now the company has unveiled a new Super Bowl trailer that gives us our best look yet at what to expect.

The video also reveals that Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the first episode immediately after the Super Bowl this weekend, even though the show technically doesn’t premiere until March. Check out the action-packed trailer below. Read More »

the informer trailer

Joel Kinnaman has nailed the tortured ex-military man niche, and he brings it to a new Aviron Pictures crime thriller co-starring Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Common. Kinnaman plays the titular character in The Informer, a crime thriller based on the book Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, which follows one man caught in the crosshairs of a battle between the mob, the NYPD, and the FBI as he seeks to escape to save his family. Watch the first The Informer trailer below.

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In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Benicio del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stone‘s next drama, White Lies.
  • Mark Hamill joins Knightfall as it’s renewed for season 2.
  • Disney’s live-action Mulan remake adds Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua.
  • Roland Emmerich‘s Midway enlists Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Keean Johnson.
  • Jesse Plemons to co-star with Keri Russell in Scott Cooper‘s Antlers.
  • Patton Oswalt joins Disney’s live-action Kim Possible movie.
  • Joel Kinnaman joins Ron Moore’s space drama at Apple.

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altered carbon season 2

Netflix just gave the go-ahead to Altered Carbon season 2, and the show has found its new lead: Anthony Mackie. Mackie will be stepping in for previous lead Joel Kinnaman. But he’s playing the same character. If you’re wondering just how that will work, you obviously haven’t watched Altered Carbon season 1 yet.

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Hanna TV show

Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos, who co-starred on AMC’s The Killing, have been cast in leading roles in Amazon’s Hanna TV show, a small screen adaptation of Joe Wright’s 2011 teen assassin thriller. Holder and Linden ride again!

But since Kinnaman is currently starring on Netflix’s new sci-fi series Altered Carbon, what does this mean for his participation in season 2 of that show?

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altered carbon review

Netflix’s new original series Altered Carbon is a big, bold, visually stunning sci-fi extravaganza. Unfortunately, the story the show is telling fails to live up to the jaw-dropping visuals on display, ultimately robbing the series of its power.

Minor spoilers follow.

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Altered Carbon Featurette

Netflix continues to expand their roster of original programmer, taking bigger and bigger risks. This time, they’re trying to build their own sci-fi world in the vein of Blade Runner and The Matrix with a new series called Altered Carbon.

Set in the distant future, the story takes place in a world where human consciousness and minds can be transferred liked computer files, downloaded and re-uploaded into different bodies. Existence has become something that can be bought and sold. Even if you’re killed, that doesn’t necessarily mean your life is over. So when the wealthiest man on Earth is murdered, he returns to investigate his death, and he brings someone back from the past to help him.

Watch the Altered Carbon featurette below to learn more. Read More »