Joining Simmons in the series is Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) as Emily Burton Silk, Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything) as Peter Quayle, Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Clare, Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw, Sara Serraiocco (Salvo) as Baldwin and Ulrich Thomsen (The Blacklist) as Aldrich. Also starring are Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta), Richard Schiff (The West Wing) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors).
Counterpart will premiere on January 21st, 2018 on Starz.
“Counterpart” is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, “what if our lives could have been different?”
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"Say 'sci-fi' and there are so many images that spring to life," said Simmons, adding that while the premise has elements of the genre, it draws heavily on Cold War and spy themes while working in a sci-fi world.
"We really didn't want ray guns," added writer and creator Justin Marks, who framed it as a metaphysical, existential, John LeCarre-inspired spy thriller.
So what's it about? "Regret or hope, depending on...
Tell that to Viserys (Harry Lloyd), closely linked with dragon lore due to his Valyrian roots as a Targaryen, nevertheless murdered via a hot vat of gold to the face. "A crown for a king," the hulking Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) snarled as he poured the molten metal upon the sniveling brother of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), signaling the first major main character death of Game of Thrones — and certainly not the last, by any stretch of the imagination.
Dany's proclamation about her brother's suitability as a dragon notwithstanding,...
Set to feature alongside Mangan in the comedy series are David Tennant (Broadchurch), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd), Monica Dolan (W1A), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Game of Thrones alumni Conleth Hill, Charles Dance, Richard E. Grant, and Harry Lloyd.
Hang Ups is being written by Mangan and Robert Delamere; the half-hour comedy series will consist of six episodes, and is set to air on Channel 4 in 2018.
Directed by Björn Runge, the film is adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. The film stars Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke.
The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety‘s Andrew Barker praised Close in his review, saying, “The film itself – solid, conventional, and potentially quite attractive to older filmgoers – is very lucky to have her.”
Close plays Joan, the perfect devoted wife to her charismatic husband, played by Pryce, ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan’s reached her breaking point.
“‘The Wife’ is an emotional powerhouse of an experience featuring career best performances by Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. It
The adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel, directed by Bjorn Runge, also features Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. It made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Wife stars Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and devoted wife who has spent 40 years ignoring her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. After tolerating his infidelities and excuses for decades, she...
The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings for both public and industry are down the street at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and around the corner at the Scotia Multiplex. The dense mingling of public and industry at these venues and on the street itself which is closed to traffic for the first weekend but is open to pedestrians, photo-op spots, food trucks creates a festive bevvy of activity to the city.
Even though this season of Game of Thrones was shorter on the episode count, it delivered action/story packed episodes that inched us ever closer to the big finale and the ultimate fate of Westeros. If you're eager to watch it again, HBO has announced you can own the entire season digitally startingSeptember 25th, so you'll be able to enjoy it all over again. Going that route, however, only nabs you a single bonus feature that goes behind the scenes of the shows' biggest battle.
If you want all the awesome bonus goodies (of which there are quite a few
Perhaps fittingly, it’s been revealed that the season 7 Blu-ray will be available from December 12th – just in time for the festive season, no less – while those who simply can’t wait for winter to come can look forward to the Digital HD launch on September 25th. And in keeping with tradition, the home video release is packed to the rafters with bonus features and other tantalizing extras.
For Thrones fan, Christmas has come early, as the season 7 Blu-ray heralds an “Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms,” along with scores of special features designed to take you behind-the-scenes of HBO’s fantasy juggernaut.
Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms – From the Game of Thrones
Close stars as sixty-something Joan Castleman in this adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel. Set in 1992, we first see Joan in bed with her novelist husband, Joe (Jonathan Pryce), who is scarfing down sweets to compensate
Available December 12th, The Blu-ray™ and DVD sets are packed with exclusive new bonus content including audio commentaries on every episode, two new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and, for a limited time only, a bonus disc containing Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, a 45-minute, never-before-seen extension of
Stephen Rea, Colm Feore, and Zawe Ashton have joined the previously announced cast of the thriller “The Widow,” opposite Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe.
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Neil Jordan, who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for “The Crying Game,” will direct from a screenplay by Ray Wright. The project re-teams Jordan with Rea, who received a best actor Oscar nomination for “The Crying Game.”
The film begins principal photography this month. The story is set in New York and follows Moretz’s character as she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic widow, played by Huppert, whose motives are gradually revealed to be sinister. Rea
The dragon has three heads — and now, one of those heads is dead.
In "Beyond the Wall," the riveting penultimate installment of Game of Thrones season seven, we lost one of the longest-running characters in the series: Viserion, one of Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) three dragons, named after her late brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd). By all accounts, Viserion was far better and much more helpful than his namesake, providing both his mother and Thrones fans alike with countless reasons to celebrate over the seasons. Moving forward, Viserion will most certainly continue to leave...
The Wife, with its wise and provocative tone, hinges on a revelation for Joan Castleman, who is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else. He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent forty years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough. The Wife reveals a
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