December 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos and Scott Speedman will star in psychological thriller “The Queen of the Night”, according to Deadline. Reynolds and Enos play parents of an abducted girl who begin receiving disturbing clues eight years after her disappearance, which they believe may lead to her still being found alive. Speedman will play a police officer working on the case. “The Devil’s Knot” helmer Atom Egoyan will direct early next year in Ontario.
Enos, who broke out playing Detective Linden on AMC series “The Killing”, is reuniting with Egoyan here after playing a small part in the director’s West Memphis Three drama “The Devil’s Knot.” She’ll next be seen opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling in Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” and opposite Brad Pitt in zombie apocalypse thriller “World War Z”, both releasing next year. She’s currently filming David Ayer’s “Ten” opposite Sam Worthington.
November 8, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
If you learned about how to survive a horde of zombies from “The Walking Dead”, you might be in trouble if you found yourself in the world of Marc Forster’s “World War Z.” Brad Pitt makes for an unexpected action hero in the first trailer for the film based on the novel of the same name, in which zombies are less slow amblers and more super fast, furious predators. Oh yeah, and there’s so many of them they literally pile up on top of each other in their quest to reach the nearest human flesh. Yeah, don’t even bother trying that “hide under a car and hold still” trick on these guys.
Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a U.N. employee who flees with his family, “The Killing” star Mireille Enos as his wife, and two daughters, and is then tasked with finding a way to stop the zombie epidemic and save the world. Despite some very public setbacks and rumor and speculation about a troubled production, the footage here looks entertaining and epic. Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox and James Badge Dale co-star, and “World War Z” will be released on June 21, 2013. Looks like it’ll be worth the wait.
Watch the first trailer below.
August 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
While “The Killing” remains in limbo waiting to see if someone other than AMC will pick it up for a third season, star Mireille Enos continues to build her film resume. She has joined the cast of David Ayer’s “Ten”, according to Deadline. Enos rounds out a cast that is led by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington, as well as Terrence Howard, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri and Max Martini. The film also has the working title of “Breacher” while it’s unclear at this point which title will end up being used.
Based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “Ten Little Indians”, this modern retelling will revolve an elite squad of ten DEA agents who take down a drug cartel safe house with the intention of stealing the goods for themselves. Their plans are thwarted when they begin dying off one by one. If our math is correct, Enos completes the squad of ten, unless some of the cast members are playing other supporting characters. Enos’ character is married to Worthington’s. Filming begins this October after Ayer releases his new found-footage cop drama “End of Watch.”
Enos, one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, actually will not be seen in a 2012 film at all. Warner Bros pushed back “Gangster Squad”, in which she plays Josh Brolin’s wife, until January 2013, while zombie apocalypse flick “World War Z”, in which she plays Mrs. Brad Pitt, is in even bigger trouble. Enos also wrapped up shooting on West Memphis Three dramatization “The Devil’s Knot” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.
June 13, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
One of our favorite up and comers Dane DeHaan is in early, tentative talks to join the cast of West Memphis Three drama “The Devil’s Knot”, according to Variety. Amy Ryan is also in early talks for a role, though in both actors’ cases, scheduling still needs to be finalized, and as DeHaan is set to be married around the same time shooting takes place, his place amongst the cast is far from firm. Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon lead a cast that also includes Alessandro Nivola, Mireille Enos and newcomers Kristopher Higgins and Justin Castor, who will be playing two of the three accused teens at the center of the court case.
Atom Egoyan is directing “The Devil’s Knot” based on the bestselling book by Mara Leveritt, which follows Firth’s private detective Ron Lax, who took the case of Damien Echols, James Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley pro bono and was one of their earliest supporters, and eventually provided key evidence that led to the three men’s release in 2011, 17 years after their conviction. Higgins and Castor play Miskelley and Baldwin, respectively, while the role of Echolls remains to be announced. DeHaan is eyeing the role of a teenager who had a connection to the three young murdered boys the West Memphis Three were accused of killing. Shooting begins on June 25th in Georgia.
DeHaan starred in this year’s low budget sci fi hit “Chronicle” and recently made his first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival with John Hillcoat’s prohibition era actioner “Lawless.” He recently wrapped up Beat Generation origin pic “Kill Your Darlings”, in which he played Lucien Carr, and Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines”, in which he plays the son of Ryan Gosling’s character.
June 12, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
With all the high profile names joining the ever-growing cast of West Memphis Three dramatization “The Devil’s Knot” – Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, “The Killing” star Mireille Enos and most recently Alessandro Nivola – the trio of accused teenagers at the center of the high profile court case remained uncast. That has now changed as Deadline reports Justin Castor has been chosen to play James Baldwin in the film, while Kristopher Higgins will play Jessie Misskelley. Casting for the role of Damien Echolls, painted as the leader of the trio, has yet to be announced.
Colette Wolfe and Kristoffer Polaha have also joined the cast of the Atom Egoyan directed film. Baldwin, Misskelley and Echolls were accused and convicted of killing three young boys in 1994, and the case immediately drew high profile media attention as far-reaching as Hollywood since there was no physical evidence implicating the teens. They were finally released from prison in 2011 and several documentaries have already been made about their case, including the critically acclaimed “Paradise Lost” trilogy and Peter Jackson’s upcoming “West of Memphis.” Egoyan’s film will be the first dramatization of events featuring actors.
Castor has made guest appearances on “Glee” and “CSI: NY” and will make his feature film debut on “Devil’s Knot.” Higgins recently recurred as Peter on ABC Family series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” starring Shailene Woodley, and also had roles in teen-friendly fare including Disney’s “Prom” and Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi actioner “In Time” opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.
May 30, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“The Killing” star Mirelle Enos continues to build an intriguing big screen resume, with Deadline reporting her latest get is a role in West Memphis 3 drama “The Devil’s Knot”, which already has Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon attached to star.
Witherspoon, Firth and Enos all play real life figures who orbit around the trio of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, widely believed to be wrongly convicted of killing three young boys in 1994. They were finally freed in 2011 after years of high profile support in the media. Though several documentaries have been made of the trial, “The Devil’s Knot”, to be directed by Atom Egoyan, will be the first dramatization. Witherspoon plays the mother of one of the victims while Firth plays a private investigators who was one of the earliest supporters of the trio. Enos will play key witness Vicki Hutcheson.
Enos, one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, earns high marks for her work on AMC series “The Killing”, even while the show itself divides its viewers. In 2012 she has two high profile projects awaiting release: Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” with Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, and zombie apocalyptic thriller “World War Z”, in which she plays the wife of Brad Pitt’s character.
January 18, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
and Rebecca Lewis
2011 saw some great new talent rise to stardom, but now let’s turn our attention to who may be following in their footsteps.
Again, we’ve chosen a group of fresh talent who we believe will be appearing in some interesting and high profile movies this year, which may or may not propel them to another level in their career. Some may be familiar to you already, some may be completely new. You may cheer at some inclusions, rage at who we left off (it was hard for us too, trust us!), but for better or worse, here are twenty-four actors and actresses that we will be keeping our eyes on this year.
>> 24 Faces to Watch in 2012 < <
April 25, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s one breakthrough after another for Mireille Enos. After years on television and finally a breakout role starring in AMC’s hit new series “The Killing”, the 36 year old has nabbed one hell of a feature film debut. THR reports Enos will be playing Karin Lane, the wife of Brad Pitt’s character Gerard Lane in the Marc Forster-directed zombie apocalyptic thriller “World War Z”.
There had been some speculation that the film, based on the Max Brooks novel of the same name, might not get made, due mostly to its $125 million budget, but now all signs say go and production is set to get underway this June in London, Malta and other locales around the world. The story is set 10 years after a zombie epidemic and told from various survivor perspectives. Matt Carnahan adapted the screenplay.
Enos has been making the guest-starring rounds on every TV show from “Sex and the City” to “Law & Order” to a regular role on HBO’s “Big Love” before landing the lead role of Detective Sarah Linden on AMC’s “The Killing”. Her only previous big screen credit was a small cameo appearance in 2001′s forgettable Hugh Jackman-Ashley Judd rom-com “Someone Like You”.