Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is back with The Romanoffs, an ambitious, star-studded anthology series coming to Amazon. The show focuses on eight separate stories about people who think they’re descended from the Russian royal family. That sounds both weird and interesting, and the cast assembled here is out of this world. Watch The Romanoffs trailer below.
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Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »
Elias Koteas has never been one of the more high-profile character actors out there, but he’s always one of my favorites. (Not because of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he played Casey Jones, but for films like Crash and The Adjuster.) Directors like David Fincher and Martin Scorsese have started using Koteas, which has increased his profile, and now he’s cast in Winnie, the biopic about Winnie Mandela.
He joins Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson, who play Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Koteas will be De Vries, “an overzealous officer in the apartheid police stage who rises in power and becomes intent on stopping Winnie and the black anti-apartheid activists from gaining power.” So not a role that audiences will look kindly on, but a major role. I’ll take it. [THR]
After the break, Green Lantern gets a dad and Fred Ward and Jessica Chastain book new roles. Read More »
AMC seems pretty high on Frank Darabont‘s The Walking Dead, a series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comics. Andrew Lincoln stars as Rick Grimes, with Jon Bernthal as his partner before the story’s zombie apocalypse takes place.
Now there’s word that Brandon Routh is ‘a lock’ for a role in the series. No role is mentioned, and Bloody Disgusting‘s casting report is otherwise light on details. Meanwhile, what’s up with Dylan Dog, the Routh-starring adaptation of the comic series of the same name? It has an Italian premiere scheduled for this fall, but no US distributor yet. Maybe that will change if Routh kills in Scott Pilgrim.
After the break, an addition to Green Lantern and details on a new secret comedy produced by Todd Phillips. Read More »