November 12, 2013 | Posted by Alyssa Pando
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Last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Coven” had acid thrown in faces, zombie chainsaw killings, and a witch-burning funeral. So, tomorrow’s episode titled “The Axeman Cometh” has quite a bit of fallout to deal with.
From the stills, it looks like Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) and Nan (Jamie Brewer) are hosting some sort of seance in the coven. Just speculating, but the spirit they’re trying to communicate with might be Madison (Emma Roberts), especially since Madison is pictured in one of the stills. And she looks marginally better than she did last episode, what with her arm being ripped out of its socket thanks to the creepy and ever faithful Spalding (Denis O’Hare). Probably the most surprising thing about this is the fact that a bunch of authentic witches, including the potentially new Supreme, would have to use what looks like the equivalent of a Ouija board to figure out that Madison’s dead. But hey, better late than never.
It also looks like Misty Day (Lily Rabe) is making a return next episode, and this time out of the woods. Perhaps we’ll find out why exactly she thought it was a good idea to revive the ashes of Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy), or at the very least have some information on where Kyle (Evan Peters) is. Really, where is Kyle? Off beating his head against walls and grunting? Certainly wouldn’t mind some closure on his whereabouts.
“American Horror Story: Coven” airs Wednesdays at 10PM on FX. Check out the stills and official press releases under the cut.
October 22, 2013 | Posted by Alyssa Pando
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“American Horror Story: Coven” is back again this week with more voodoo, witchcraft and more than likely, blood. New stills from the third episode, titled “The Replacements,” show that at least one new face is going to be added to the mix, and with it comes a guilty conscience for Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe Benson.
Playing Kyle’s (Evan Peters) “white trash” and mourning mother, Alicia, is Mare Winningham. It looks like Alicia and Zoe need to have quite a loaded discussion, because Zoe forgoes her witchy wardrobe for a forest-green blazer, and nothing says “Sorry, I brought your son back to life with black magic, and now he’s a psycho zombie creature” like a forest-green blazer. Meanwhile, it appears Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) is facing some well-deserved karmic justice by becoming the Academy’s maid, and Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) won’t be taking it easy on her. Go get ‘em Queenie.
Check out the images as well as the synopsis under the cut!
October 10, 2013 | Posted by Alyssa Pando
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The cast of “American Horror Story: Coven” seem to be up to some witchy business in new stills from the upcoming second episode of the FX horror series.
Not much has been released about the new episode entitled “Boy Parts,” but the name may have some connection with Zoe Benson’s (Taissa Farmiga) er, special power. She seems to have teamed up with Emma Roberts’ Madison Montgomery, and Lily Rabe as Misty Day proves once again that she is a professional at looking simultaneously sexy and a tiny bit terrifying. Gabourey Sidibe and Jamie Brewer as Queenie and Nan are both cloaked in mystery, as is the show’s trademark.
The second episode airs October 16th at 10PM, but until then, check out the new images below, as well as the official press release.
October 1, 2013 | Posted by Alyssa Pando
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Ryan Murphy and Brian Falchuk’s terrifying and titillating series adds witches to the mix in the new season of “American Horror Story: Coven,” and FX has released new opening credits, cast images and episode stills from the season premiere.
Fans can expect to see some familiar faces this season, along with some new additions as well. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga and Lily Rabe are just a few of the returning regulars, while newcomers include Danny Huston, Christine Ebersole, Leslie Jordan, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, and Kathy Bates, who has proven she knows her way around horror. (I can’t be the only one who had nightmares from “Misery.”)
Each of the show’s seasons has had a different plot, and this one revolves around witchcraft and voodoo. It will be set in New Orleans but move back and forth from the present to the 1830s, focusing on a school that has opened to protect young witches. Overlooking it all is the long-absent Supreme (Lange) while her daughter, Fiona (Paulson), is a teacher harboring a secret agenda against the Coven’s deadly enemy, the Voodoo.
“American Horror Story: Coven” premieres October 9th at 10PM on FX. Check out the cast images, from SpoilerTV, and episode stills below, as well as a video of the opening credits, if you dare.
Witchcraft is the theme for the new promo of Ryan Murphy‘s FX hit “American Horror Story: Coven,” which was released exclusively by E! News. It features returning stars Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga and Sarah Paulson. Also teased in the new promo are the latest additions to the cast: Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe.
Season three takes place at Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a New Orleans school for young witches that is run by Cordelia (Paulson). At the focus are a group young witches: Zoe (Farmiga), Queenie (Sidibe) and Madison (Roberts). With the help of Cordelia’s estranged mother Fiona (Lange), they teach the pupils about how to defend themselves from being the targets of a witch hunt. Also included are real life historical figures, voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau (Bassett) and serial killer Madame LaLaurie (Bates).
The 30 second teaser shows plenty of Lange as the ruthless mentor who has no qualms about abusing her students with magic. “The only thing you have to be afraid of is me,” she warns. “You girls need to learn how to fight. When witches don’t fight, we burn.” Who isn’t excited to see her on screen next to fellow acting vets Bates and Bassett? Bates, in particular, has already proven that horror is a genre she is a master of. “Misery,” anyone? Bassett only appears towards the end, but her maniacal laugh is quite haunting.
“American Horror Story: Coven” is set to premiere on October 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check out the thrilling new teaser below, as well as the latest promotional poster!
September 16, 2013 | Posted by Brittney Seegers
Another day, another addition to the “Hunger Games” cast! “The Hunger Games” official Facebook announced the casting today of Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”. Lyme is a past victor from District 2 who joins the rebellion sparked by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ is the first of a two-part adaptation of the final book in Suzanne Collins’ series. The final two films will be helmed by “Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence. Rabe is the latest addition to a growing cast that includes Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and the franchise’s original stars, Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.
Rabe, a Broadway actress Tony-nominated for her work in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” is perhaps best known to mainstream audiences for her work on television’s “American Horror Story,”. She will be starring in biopic “The First”, playing silent screen icon Mary Pickford opposite Julia Stiles and Michael Pitt.
May 23, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Well, this just got interesting. It appears Fox may not be quite as happy as the internet is about the possibility of X-Men characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch appearing in Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers 2.” Today “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer tweeted out another casting announcement that caught at least this writer off guard. “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters is joining the cast playing none other than Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver.
Now, this announcement could be taken one of two ways. Either Fox is none too pleased about Marvel taking characters who have been central to X-Men lore for decades and are staking ownership first, or Singer and “Avengers” director Joss Whedon reached some sort of compromise to allow Quicksilver and his twin sister the Scarlet Witch to appear in both film canons as played by the same actors, marking a major crossover development in the world of comic book movies. Of course, the likeliest scenario may just be that Peters and whichever actress is cast by Singer will play one version of Pietro and Wanda (with mutant origins as Magneto’s children in tact) and Whedon will cast his own version of the brother-sister duo (with no mention of mutant genetics and Magneto? Who’s that?). Either way, like I said, this just got very, very interesting. We’ll see how things develop from here. Whether Saoirse Ronan is cast as Singer’s Scarlet Witch may be our first clue to how this whole thing will shake out.
Evans, who’s wrapped up filming on indies “Adult World” with Emma Roberts and “Truck Stop” with Juno Temple, is most known for his TV work on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story”, on which he’s appeared in all three standalone seasons. He’s also attached to indie thriller “The Preppie Connection” with Bella Heathcote, expected to film this summer.
January 22, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising stars Bella Heathcote and Evan Peters have been cast in indie drug cartel drama “The Preppie Connection”, according to Deadline. Joe Castelo will direct this summer in New York City.
The film is based on a true story and follows a group of prep school students who ran a drug trafficking ring in the 1980s. Peters will prsumably play Toby, a lower-class scholarship student who utilizes his connection to easy drug access to get “in” with the popular kids, eventually cultivating a successful trafficking network. He gets in over his head when he and his friends cross paths with the much more powerful and sinister Colombian drug cartels.
Evans, who recently wrapped up filming on indies “Adult World” with Emma Roberts and “Truck Stop” with Juno Temple, is most known for his TV work on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.” He’s completed two stand-alone seasons of the FX horror series, and is expected to return for season three, which features another brand-new storyline. Heathcote starred opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” and was seen most recently in David Chase’s musical coming of age drama “Not Fade Away.”
April 27, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising stars Jamie Bell and Kate Mara will star in quirky romantic comedy “Fighting Jacob”, according to Variety. Bell plays the titular character Jacob ‘The Manic Maniac’ Rosenthal, an up and coming boxer whose “whose extreme OCD is the key to his success in the ring.” When Mara’s character breaks up with him, likely due to that same extreme OCDness, he’s forced to reexamine all of his quirks and neuroses and evaluate whether he wants to stay the way he is and be a great fighter or tone it down to find happiness outside the ring. Charlie McDowell will make his feature directorial debut on the indie project written by Justin Lader. Filming is scheduled for this summer in Los Angeles.
Bell was recently mo-capped as the titular character in Steven Spilberg and Peter Jackson’s “The Adventures of Tin Tin” and was also recently seen in “Jane Eyre” and “Man on a Ledge.” He’s currently filming post-apocalyptic “Snow Piercer” opposite Chris Evans and recently wrapped up British thriller “Filth” opposite James McAvoy. Mara, sister to “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Rooney Mara, is following in her sister’s footsteps and working with David Fincher on Netflix series “House of Cards.” She was recently a regular on hit FX series “American Horror Story” and just premiered Eric Bana-Olivia Wilde actioner “Deadfall” at the Tribeca Film Festival.
March 30, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising stars Juno Temple and Evan Peters have signed on to headline indie drama “Truck Stop”, according to Deadline. This puts to rest continued speculation of Jennifer Lawrence’s involvement with the film, which she had been attached to star in back in 2010, along with “Twilight” star Jackson Rathbone. That was, of course, way before her career took off the way it did so this is no surprise at all, and Temple is certainly a nice substitute.
Along with a complete cast makeover, the director’s chair has changed hands too. Tony Aloupis had written the script for Rotimi Rainwater to direct Lawrence and Rathbone, but now Aloupis will take on directing duties himself, making his directorial debut on the project. In the 1970s set coming-of-age drama, Peters plays a young man with cerebral palsy who works at a truck stop and takes care of his dying father. When he encounters a young runaway/prostitute with her own dark past, the two form a bond.
Peters’ film credits include “Never Back Down” and “Kick-Ass” while he’s been much more prolific on TV, culminating last year when he landed his big break last year as creepy Tate Langdon on Ryan Murphy’s surprise hit FX series “American Horror Story.” He’s currently filming dramedy “Adult World” opposite Emma Roberts. Temple, one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, recently signed on to replace Dakota Fanning in British royal family drama “Girls Night Out” and will be seen in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” She next films thriller “Magic Magic” opposite Michael Cera and Emily Browning.