Scoot McNairy Set for a Lead Role in COGAN’S TRADE; In Consideration for PROMETHEUS and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
by Adam Chitwood Posted: February 16th, 2011
The already impressive cast of Andrew Dominik’s (The Assassination of Jesse James) Cogan’s Trade has added one more. Scoot McNairy, star of Gareth Edwards’ low-budge Monsters has nabbed one of the lead roles in the flick alongside Brad Pitt. Other castmembers include James Gandolfini, Sam Rockwell, Casey Affleck, Mark Ruffalo, Javier Bardem, Ray Liotta, Bella Heathcote, and Richard Jenkins. The story of Cogan’s Trade revolves around a mob enforcer (Pitt) who must investigate the robbery of a high-stakes poker game. Filming is set to get underway later this month in New Orleans.
Deadline’s report that McNairy joins Cogan’s Trade also points out that the actor is in high demand. He’s in contention for a role in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and is circling the role of Josh Speed in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. No telling how he plans to fit all of that into his schedule should he land all of these roles, but it sure would be quite a ride. Cogan’s Trade is set to be released sometime in 2012.
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 16th, 2011
HBO has dominated the TV movie for ages. The network has won the last 7 Emmys for Outstanding Made for TV Movie, not to mention 16 of the last 19. But it’s not the sexiest format, so HBO’s efforts do a much better job at boosting the Emmy total than my actual interest in the network, no matter how solid Temple Grandin was.
Yet something about Cinema Verite stands out. The cast is teriffic, featuring Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini, Patrick Fugit — but that’s not it. HBO telepics always have great casts. I’m drawn in by the story, a look behind the scenes of the 1973 documentary An American Family, which chronicled the lives of the Loud family and effectively birthed the reality TV genre. The first teaser trailer, which makes excellent use of “California Dreamin’” by The Mamas & the Papas, does not disappoint. Watch it after the jump.
TV Casting: Michael Emerson is a PERSON OF INTEREST, Maria Bello is a PRIME SUSPECT, and James Van Der Beek Playing Himself in New Pilot
by Ethan Anderton Posted: February 17th, 2011
Though we’d heard J.J. Abrams was looking to reunite Lost stars Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn with Odd Jobs, the series has apparently been pushed back until the next development season in 2012. However, it looks like Emerson will still be working with Abrams this season as Deadline reports the actor will lead Bad Robot’s drama Person of Interest which has been set up at CBS. The proposed series is said to follow an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire (Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. David Semel (Heroes) will direct the pilot which we’ll hopefully be seeing later this year.
For news on other TV casting with James Van Der Beek and Maria Bello, hit the jump.