Luke Perry has signed on with the ensemble cast of HBO's new drama John From Cincinnati.
Perry had done a guest shot in the Cincinnati pilot and has now signed on to be a regular on the series, which began production this month for an anticipated summer premiere date. The series, from Deadwood creator David Milch, revolves around southern California's surfing culture and a dysfunctional family. Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay, Ed O'Neill, and Luis Guzman also star.
Perry, best known for his stint on Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210, most recently starred in the short-lived NBC drama Windfall. He also starred the Showtime sci-fi series Jeremiah from 2002-04.
Sheriff Bullock is heading to the wrong side of the law.
Timothy Olyphant, who plays Sheriff Seth Bullock in the HBO drama Deadwood, has signed up to play the villain in the next installment of the Die Hard film series. In Live Free or Die Hard, Olyphant will play an evil computer genius who can be stopped only by Bruce Willis.
In June, HBO decideded not to renew Deadwood for a fourth season, citing expenses--each episode costs $5 million to produce. Show creator David Milch will instead make two two-hour movies wrapping up the story of the lawless Wild West town.
Olyphant recently appeared in an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl and has the romantic comedy Catch and Release waiting in the wings. Live Free or Die Hard is being directed by Underworld director Len Wiseman.Read more
HBO has given a series order to Deadwood creator David Milch's surfing drama, John From Cincinnati.
After reviewing a rough cut of the pilot, the premium cable network picked up 11 episodes of the show, bringing the total order to 12 episodes, including the pilot.
John marks Milch's second consecutive series for HBO, following the recently canceled Western Deadwood.
Set in the world of Southern California surfing, John revolves around the dysfunctional Yost family of Imperial Beach and their encounter with contemporary American culture and commerce and other forces.
Milch, who wrote the pilot script with surfer novelist Kem Nunn, noted that John is set at the intersection of land and water and of two countries, the United States and Mexico.
"It is at those crossings that drama occurs, and it's not just geographical, it has to do with generations ...Read more
Bruce Greenwood is in final negotiations to star in David Milch's pilot John From Cincinnati, which Emmy winner Mark Tinker will direct.
Written by Deadwood creator Milch and author Kem Nunn, John is a drama set in the world of Southern California surfing.
Greenwood will play the patriarch of the surfing family at the center of the show.
Also cast in the project is Luis Guzman as Ramon.
Nunn is known for writing dark novels with a heavy surfing motif. His books include "Tijuana Straits," "Tapping the Source," and "The Dogs of Winter."
Tinker has won Emmys for his directing work on NYPD Blue (which Milch cocreated), St. Elsewhere, and Brooklyn South. He most recently helmed episodes of HBO's Deadwood and ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
Greenwood, who recently appeared in the features Capote, Eight Below, and The World's Fastest Indian, next stars opposite Kim Basinger in ...Read more
McShane has been playing the pivotal character on the HBO drama for two seasons. Before Deadwood, he was a veteran of British television and cinema, performing in the show Wuthering Heights, and the films The Battle of Britain and Sexy Beast.
Woody Allen may have broken his streak of box-office and critical duds (Hollywood Ending, Anything But) with Match Point. Match Point, also starring Johansson, recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France to praise from critics and audiences alike. It is one of Allen's few films that do not take place in New York City, instead playing out in London.
McShane will return to HBO for the third season of Deadwood.
Rebecca De Mornay will play Bruce Greenwood's wife in John From Cincinnati, a new HBO drama from Deadwood creator David Milch.
Set in the world of southern California surfing, the project revolves around the dysfunctional Yost family of Imperial Beach--patriarch Mitch (Greenwood), a former surfing star; his aggressively unhappy wife, Cissy (De Mornay); their drug-addicted, dissolute son, Butchie (Brian Van Holt), also a former surfing champ; and his son, Shaun.
Their lives are disrupted by the arrival of the dim but wealthy John (Austin Nichols) from Cincinnati, who has come to take surfing lessons, and Barry Cunningham (Matt Winston), who is returning to Imperial Beach to avenge a wrong done to him by the Yosts 23 years ago.
De Mornay, who appeared in the 2005 features Wedding Crashers and Lords of Dogtown, recently wrapped the indies American Venus and Music Within.Read more
Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant and 3rd Rock From the Sun alumnus Joseph Gordon-Levitt have enlisted for the Iraq War drama Stop Loss.
Based on a true story adapted for the screen by Boys Don't Cry writer/director Kimberly Peirce, the Paramount Pictures project centers on Brandon (Ryan Phillippe), a soldier who returns home to Texas and is called to duty again in Iraq through the military's "stop-loss" procedure.
Olyphant has been cast as Lt. Col. Boot Miller, a no-nonsense military man who, serving as Brandon's commanding officer, welcomes the troops home from Iraq but then orders their reenlistment.
Gordon-Levitt will play one of the soldiers who returns to a failing marriage and seems to be having the toughest time readjusting to civilian life.
Olyphant next stars in Sony Pictures' Catch and Release. Gordon-Levitt recently starred in indie films Brick and Mysterious Skin, and next appears in Disney ...Read more
Two pilots have cast their title characters: newcomer Jack Carpenter is set to play Adam Lipshitz in the NBC comedy Lipshitz Saves the World, and Austin Nichols will star in the HBO drama John From Cincinnati.
Lipshitz Saves the World centers on a 17-year-old social outcast (Carpenter) who finds out in a most bizarre way that he might be "the one" to save the world with the help of a character played by Leslie Nielsen.
Carpenter landed the role in his third professional audition after graduating this summer from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
John From Cincinnati centers on the dysfunctional Yost family of Imperial Beach, California, led by patriarch Mitch (Bruce Greenwood), whose life is disrupted by the arrival of the dim but wealthy John (Nichols) from Cincinnati, who has come to take surfing lessons.
Nichols, a former competitive water skier, has been training for the role for ...Read more