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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.
January 24, 2013 • Category: Joseph News • Comments Off on Joseph Fiennes Join Forces to Help Polar Bears
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.”
June 14, 2012 • Category: Joseph News, Projects • Comments Off on Joseph Fiennes in Talks to Join ‘American Horror Story’
FX’s American Horror Storymay have found the head of its insane asylum.
FlashForward star Joseph Fiennes is in talks to join the second season of the FX anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy andBrad Falchuk, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As first reported by EW, Fiennes would play the head of the East Coast institution for the criminally insane whereJessica Lange’s new character is employed. Fiennes’ character will also be a love interest for Lange’s character, who is charged with running the joint.
The casting marks the second time Murphy and Fiennes will work together; the actor starred in theAHS co-creator’s 2008 FX drama pilotPretty/Handsome, in which he played a family man struggling with his gender identity.
Fiennes would join an all-star cast for the rebooted second season. In addition to Season 1 cast members coming back to play different characters Lange,Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulsonand Lily Rabe, the second-season cast includesChloe Sevigny, The Voice‘s Adam Levine, Oscar nominee James Cromwell and newcomer Lizzie Brochere.
August 29, 2010 • Category: Joseph News • Comments Off on Flash Forward DVD Contest!
ABC’s FlashForward starring Joseph Fiennes and John Cho is coming to DVD in a complete series set on August 31 after previously having been available as partial-season sets. I am going to award one of you this upcoming release as randomly chosen in this daily entry contest.
To enter please fill out and submit the short entry form below. You are encouraged to return any or every day the contest is open to enter again and increase the odds of winning with each additional entry.
This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada, and will close on September 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm EST. You can enter this contest once every day until the contest closes.
Here is a first look of Joseph Fiennes as Merlin in the upcoming Starz flick Camelot.
August 13, 2010 • Category: Joseph News • Comments Off on Fiennes: ‘Camelot will have Magic”
May 14, 2010 • Category: Joseph News • Comments Off on FlashForward Cancelled
Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly announced that ABC swung its dreaded axe on several new shows recently. Among the canceled series is FlashForward, headlined by Joseph Fiennes.
March 20, 2010 • Category: Joseph News • Comments Off on Joe and Sonya Walger Talks Flash Forward Finale
So the second half of the first season has already aired, but there’s still more to come on FlashForward. Since this is a show about the future, we thought it’d be a good idea to fast-forward time and talk about the finale of the show.
That’s a long way from now though, and by the time the finale airs you’d have forgotten this information. Or not, since what Joseph Fiennes and Sonya Walger have to say isn’t that easy to dismiss.
Possible spoilers below!
On interviews with Collider, actor Joseph Fiennes revealed what we can expect from the finale. As with this upcoming batch of episodes, he says we’re going to get some answers. By the end of the season, we’ll see how the problem of flashforwards will be resolved before other issues can be addressed.
“I think it’s really important that fans get to realize, over and above, the thrilling element of the characters is to get almost a kind of realization or closure on how these flashforwards play out,” the FlashForward star said.
“We’re going really to that moment, to see each and every one of these visions – how they affect and how they finally get results. I think that’s ultimately the goal is to get to that point, to bring a sort of resolution,” Fiennes went on. “Only then can we move on to other issues, other flashforwards.”
As for his co-star and on-screen wife Sonya Walger, she had a few hints about the finale too. For one thing, she wishes to have more scenes with Michael Ealy’s character, Agent Vogel. The two friends starred in Sleeper Cell together and might work on the conclusion of FlashForward’s first season too.
Other than that, the cast haven’t gotten scripts for the season ender, although there are some bits Sonya Walger looks forward to. “There’s the whole resolution to why the flashforwards happen and who’s behind it, who was the man in the stadium . There’s great, satisfying resolves to lots of these big questions,” she said.
“More interesting to me, personally, is the emotional resolve of all these characters set up in these extraordinary situations,” Walger continued. “It really is incredible writing.”
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