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Jeremy Renner plays real life journalist Gary Webb in political thriller “Kill the Messenger,” and now we’ve got the first poster for the fall release also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt and Michael Sheen. Webb was a San Jose Mercury News reporter during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, who published an expose detailing the link between the CIA and Contra rebels in Nicaragua in importing and selling cocaine on the streets of California. Rather than make his career, theRead More
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Rising film actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join the throngs of other primarily big screen actors heading for the small screen. Today it was announced that Winstead has agreed to the starring role in ABC drama pilot “Exposed.” The Deadline report says Winstead turned down several other TV offers before saying yes to the adaptation based on the novels by Liza Marklund. Winstead will take on the role of Anna (Annika in the original Swedish novels), an ambitious rising reporter who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get theRead More
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Posted On October 17, 2013By Araceli RoachIn Television, TV Casting

TV: Joshua Close and Joey King Head to “Fargo”

Joshua Close and Joey King have joined the cast of FX’s limited series “Fargo,” according to Deadline. The drama will also star Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, Bob Odenkirk and Glenn Howerton. Inspired by their 1996 film, Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producing the 10-episode series with an all-new story and characters. It centers on Lester Nygaard (Freeman), a small-town insurance salesman whose life changes when a mysterious stranger (Thornton) comes to town. Close will play Ron, the brother of Freeman’s Lester Nygaard. King will play Greta, the daughter of Hank’s Police Deputy Gus Grimly, aRead More
Rosemaire DeWitt continues to land more mainstream and prestige roles, with Jason Reitman now eyeing the indie actress for his next film, an adaptation of novel “Men, Women and Children.” DeWitt is in good company, as other actors in discussions to join the cast include Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Cameron Diaz. Chad Kultgen’s novel follows families of junior high students having their sexual awakening in the internet era. But the teens aren’t the only ones going through “sexual pressures.” Adult characters include the strict mom trying to keep herRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined “Kill the Messenger”, the biopic of journalist Gary Webb, according to Deadline. Jeremy Renner plays Webb in the Michael Cuesta-directed film, with Rosemarie DeWitt and Barry Pepper also part of the supporting cast. Webb was a San Jose Mercury News reporter during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, who published an expose detailing the link between the CIA and Contra rebels in Nicaragua in importing and selling cocaine on the streets of California. Rather than make his career, the expose elicited harsh criticisms which renderedRead More
After a string of big budget studio blockbusters, Jeremy Renner is set to return to the darker and more serious films that made him a two-time Oscar nominee. Deadline reports Renner will star in “Kill the Messener”, a true life thriller that will be directed by Michael Cuesta this summer. Renner will play Gary Webb in the film written by Peter Landesman. Webb was a San Jose Mercury News reporter during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, who published an expose detailing the link between the CIA and Contra rebelsRead More