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Posted On August 4, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Taylor Kitsch Offered Lead in ‘The Raid’ Remake

TheWrap reports that Screen Gems has offered Taylor Kitsch, 33, the lead role in Patrick Hughes‘ English-language remake of “The Raid.” Gareth Evans‘ original 2011 film — titled “The Raid: Redemption” — followed an Indonesian S.W.A.T. team, led by Iko Uwais‘ Rama, who are trapped in a building that is run by a mobster. The remake is written by Brad Ingelsby (“Run All Night”) and is set for a January 2015 start date. Kitsch, who is in talks to play one of the leads on the second season of HBO’sRead More
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The Wrap reports that Taylor Kitsch, 33, is being eyed for one of the four lead roles on “True Detective” season two. In addition to Kitsch, Colin Farrell is also reportedly nearing a deal to join the cast as the older male lead since HBO is intent on landing a true movie star that “could play rugged and gritty.” If the two sign on, they fill a void left by original stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Kitsch, who is best known to audiences for playing Tim Riggins on NBC’sRead More
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There are many stories to tell in any part of history–but it in filmmaking, sometimes, less is more. Ryan Murphy‘s HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer‘s stage play “The Normal Heart” tackles a few too many stories as it provides an unevenly paced snapshot of the onset of the AIDS epidemic– but its real impact lies in the portrayal of the emotional impact on the gay community in the scramble to make the world respond. The film centers on Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo), the fictionalized version of Kramer’s own experiences atRead More
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Taylor Kitsch is taking a break in between his high-profile action-adventure efforts for a more low-key affair as seen in the first trailer for “The Grand Seduction,” a Don McKellar-directed Canadian indie comedy. A remake of Jean-François Pouliot’s 2003 French-Canadian comedy “La grande seduction,” the Michael Dowse and Ken Scott-scripted “The Grand Seduction” takes place in the fictional harbor town of Tickle Head, Newfoundland, and centers on the search for a doctor to take permanent residence in the town in order to obtain a contract for a new factory toRead More
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A new trailer has been released for HBO Films’ and Ryan Murphy’s telefilm adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning play “The Normal Heart.” Kramer also adapted the screenplay himself, with the film chronicling the AIDS epidemic spreading through New York City in the 1980s Mark Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, the gay founder of an HIV advocacy group. Ned “prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner (Matt Bomer), none of whom is prepared to throw himself into the mediaRead More
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“Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy has assembled an all-star cast to help tell his HBO AIDS drama “The Normal Heart,” and we’ve got the first trailer. Based on the largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer, who also adapted the screenplay, the film chronicles the AIDS epidemic spreading through New York City in the 1980s, with Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, the gay founder of an HIV advocacy group. Ned “prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted loverRead More
He couldn’t quite conquer Mars or battleships, so will Taylor Kitsch have better luck with a slightly smaller film? Canadian indie comedy “The Grand Seduction” was announced this morning to be premiering as a Gala at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and now we have the first images of Kitsch in something quite different from the attempted blockbusters of his recent past. The film, directed by Don McKellar and written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, who also wrote the original French film on which this is based, centersRead More

Posted On February 26, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Taylor Kitsch heads for “Exit 147″

Looks like Taylor Kitsch has been given one more chance. After box office flops “Battleship” and “John Carter“, the actor has signed on to headline horror-thriller “Exit 147” which will be directed by Julian Jarrold (“Becoming Jane”) Bloody Disgusting (via The Playlist) report that the film is “about a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff (Kitsch) and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.” Both The Playlist and Bloody Disgusting use headlines that suggest Kitsch will be fighting theRead More
A list by Emiah Gardner If you’re a Hollywood follower, you know the drill. Small-time star has a bit-part in a big movie and suddenly goes wild. Soon, that star achieves A-list status and is able to choose any part he wants after paying his dues as a walk-on. Well, that’s how it used to be, anyway. With the growing number of movie actors who are TV actors and vice versa, it’s become kosher for TV and movie worlds to collide. In fact, some of the fresh-faced new A-listers areRead More
We thought Peter Berg’s Navy SEAL thriller “Lone Survivor” was all done casting, but apparently not. Deadline reports “The Hunger Games” star Alexander Ludwig has landed yet another SEAL role in the film, joining Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster and Mark Wahlberg. Based on Marcus Luttrell’s book chronicling his own wartime experience, Kitsch will play Luttrell as “he and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountainRead More