Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have announced that Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (Deadwood), Rufus Sewell (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt (Immortals) have joined the cast of the upcoming film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brett Ratner. The film is set to begin production in May.
Based on Radical Studio’s graphic novel ‘Hercules: The Thracian Wars,’ the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Producers are Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Brett Ratner; executive producers are Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger.
“We are thrilled to surround Dwayne with an ensemble cast featuring legendary actors as well as some of the finest emerging talents working today,” said Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group.
“We are anxious to get production underway on what promises to be a high-action film that works around the globe.”
Hercules marks the reinvigorated MGM’s second original project, in addition to the previously announced film The Machine with Vin Diesel scheduled to begin production later this year.
The studio has several films slated for release this year including another Paramount partnership with GI Joe: Retaliation set for release March 28, Carrie with Sony’s Screen Gems due October 18 and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug with New Line/Warner Bros. set for December 13.
Hercules will be distributed by Paramount Pictures on August 1, 2014.
Joseph Fiennes at the Bulgari B.zero1 at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan on April 10, 2013. Enjoy!
Public Appearances • 2013 • Bulgari B.zero1 at the Bulgari Hotel Milan – April 10
Here are some photos that I just added to the image archive. The photos are from the Portrait Session for AHS: Asylum 0n October 26th, AHS: Asylum premiere in Los Angeles on October 13th and the most recent event at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on January 17th. Enjoy!
British actor Joseph Fiennes is hoping to stop the slaughter of polar bears by calling on the British government to support a proposed ban on the international trade of the animals’ parts.
The Shakespeare In Love star has joined forces with Humane Society International/Uk in writing an open letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Minister Richard Benyon urging him to champion the cause.
Fellow British actors Brian Blessed and Martin Clunes have also signed the I’m There For The Polar Bear petition in a bid to end the killing of polar bears for their parts, which are traded on the global market as rugs, trophies and ornaments.
In the letter, the signatories call on Benyon to support a U.S. proposal to increase protection for the animals.
The plan will be unveiled at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in Thailand in March (13).
Fiennes says, “Polar bears are having a hard enough time surviving the challenges of climate change. Surely we humans can give them a break by ending the commercial hunting of these magnificent creatures. A world without polar bears would be very bleak indeed, so I for one proudly stand with Humane Society International and declare I’m There For The Polar Bear!”
Blessed adds, “Polar bears are such awesome creatures, we must do everything we can to protect them. They face such an uncertain future with immense threats from oil exploration and climate change, and we are only making their survival harder by allowing them to be killed and sold around the world. The polar bear is in great danger of becoming extinct. We must save them, before they are gone forever.”
Here are the episode screen captures of Joseph Fiennes in American Horror Story: Asylum season 2 episode 06 – The Origins of Monstrosity. Really enjoyed the opening up of Joe’s character and that we wasn’t always evilish, also why he has a strong allegiance to the crazy doctor. Enjoy!
American Horror Story (2012-Present) •Episode Screen Captures • 0206: The Origins of Monstrosity
Here the the episode screen captures from American Horror Story – Asylum Season 2 Episode 04: I Am Frank Part 1. Enjoy!
American Horror Story (2012-Present) • Episode Screen Captures • 0204: I Am Anne Frank Part 1
Here are the episode screen captures from American Horror Story Season 2 Episode 2 Tricks or Treats. Another great episode. Loved the scenes Joe was in featuring the exorcism. Enjoy!
American Horror Story (2012-Present) •Episode Screen Captures • 0202: Tricks and Treats
Here are the episode screen captures from American Horror Story Season 2 Episode 1 Welcome to Briarcliff. I thought the episode was fabulous. Looking forward to this season. Let me know what you thought of the episode and Joe’s character. Enjoy!
American Horror Story (2012-Present) •Episode Screen Captures • 0201: Welcome to Briarcliff
Check out this latest poll, Superficial Summer Madness. They are currently in round 2 & Joseph Fiennes has been put up against Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So come participate in the poll and get Joseph to the 3rd round!