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‘Empire’ Adds Diamond White In Recurring Role; Adan Rocha Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’

  • Deadline
Fox continues to add to the cast of Empire, which will send the musical drama go out with a bang. The latest to join the roster of the sixth and final season is actress/singer Diamond White, who will appear in the series as a recurring guest star.

White will play Lala, a soft-spoken SoundCloud singer who sounds great online but is plagued with performance anxiety and cursed by an inability to sing in front of a crowd.

She joins recent additions to the series that include Lethal Weapon alumna Keesha Sharp who will also appear in a recurring role as well as Vivica A. Fox who was upped to series regular for the final season which premieres on September 24.

From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Empire was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels,
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Piper Perabo Joins ‘Penny Dreadful’ Spinoff at Showtime

  • The Wrap
Piper Perabo Joins ‘Penny Dreadful’ Spinoff at Showtime
Piper Perabo has joined Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” spinoff series, “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” in a recurring role.

Perabo will feature as Linda Craft, wife of Dr. Peter Craft, played by original series star Rory Kinnear and mother to Trevor (Hudson West) and Tom (Julian Hilliard). Her character is described as “a fading American Beauty rose, disappointed with her life and husband, and bored with her constrained suburban life.”

She joins previously cast Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Dominic Sherwood (“Shadowhunters”) and Ethan Peck (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

Also Read: 'Penny Dreadful' Spinoff Adds Michael Gladis as Series Regular, Lorenza Izzo as 'Angel of Holy Death'

Showtime describes the series as “a spiritual descendant” of the original “Penny Dreadful,” which was set in Victorian-era London. The new series “opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a
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‘City Of Angels’ Adds Sebastian Chacon In Recurring Role, Josh Ventura Joins ‘P-Valley’ At Starz

  • Deadline
‘City Of Angels’ Adds Sebastian Chacon In Recurring Role, Josh Ventura Joins ‘P-Valley’ At Starz
Exclusive: Sebastian Chacon has joined the Penny Dreadful spinoff City of Angels at Showtime. He play the character of Fly Rico, the powerful leader of the Pachucos, a Latino “Zoot Suit” gang. Rico exudes an irresistible bravado and is slick, smart and dangerous.

Chacon joins a robust cast that includes Daniel Zovatto, Natalie Dormer, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Michael Gladis and Nathan Lane. Other recurring roles will be filled by Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Sherwood and Ethan Peck.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter of the Penny Dreadful saga will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the
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Lore on Amazon: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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Will the legends continue? Has the Lore TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Lore, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

An Amazon Prime Video episodic anthology, Lore is narrated by creator Aaron Mahnke. Based on his podcast of the same name, each episode of Lore explores the folklore behind modern day horror stories. The season two cast includes: Josh Bowman, Doug Bradley, Thomas Kretschmann, Paula Malcomson, Maimie McCoy, Jürgen Prochnow, Emmett Scanlan, and Alicia Witt. Read More…
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Lore: Cancelled at Amazon; No Season Three for Horror Anthology Series

The horror, the horror! Amazon Prime Video has cancelled the Lore TV show so there won't be a third season.

An episodic anthology series, Lore is narrated by creator Aaron Mahnke. Based on his podcast of the same name, each episode of Lore explores the folklore behind modern-day horror stories. The season two cast includes Josh Bowman, Doug Bradley, Thomas Kretschmann, Paula Malcomson, Maimie McCoy, Jürgen Prochnow, Emmett Scanlan, and Alicia Witt. Read More…
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Penny Dreadful spin-off City of Angels adds Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Ethan Peck and more

As Showtime prepares its Penny Dreadful sequel spin-off City of Angels, the show has just cast six actors to the series in various lead and recurring roles. Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Lorenza Izzo (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood) have joined in series regular roles while Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) and Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters) will play recurring roles.

The six new actors join Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Johnathan Nieves (Better Call Saul), Jessica Garza (The Purge), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) Adriana Barraza (Rambo: Last Blood), Amy Madigan (The Hunt), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) in the series. Character descriptions are as below:

Gladis will play Councilman Charlton Townsend, “the ambitious head of the L.A. City
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‘Penny Dreadful’ Spinoff Adds Michael Gladis as Series Regular, Lorenza Izzo as ‘Angel of Holy Death’

  • The Wrap
‘Penny Dreadful’ Spinoff Adds Michael Gladis as Series Regular, Lorenza Izzo as ‘Angel of Holy Death’
Mad Men” veteran Michael Gladis will join the spinoff series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” as a ruthless politician, while “The Green Inferno” actress Lorenza Izzo will join the cast as a character known as the Angel of Holy Death.

Gladis will be a series regular, while Izzo will recur on the show, along with several other actors who joined the cast Tuesday. Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Dominic Sherwood (“Shadowhunters”) and Ethan Peck (“Star Trek: Discovery”) will all appear in multiple episodes. “Game of Thrones” veteran Natalie Dormer was previously announced as a star of the series.

Also Read: 'Penny Dreadful' Spinoff Adds 'Penny Dreadful' Alum Rory Kinnear

Showtime describes the series as “a spiritual descendant” of the original “Penny Dreadful,” which was set in Victorian-era London. The new series, says the network, “opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo Among 6 Cast In Showtime Sequel Series

  • Deadline
‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo Among 6 Cast In Showtime Sequel Series
Michael Gladis (Mad Men) is set as a series regular opposite Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dormer in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a follow-up to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan. Additionally, Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock) has been tapped for the pivotal recurring role of Santa Muerte, and Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), and Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery) also are set to recur.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the
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Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up

  • Variety
Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors.

Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced cast members Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, and Lin Shaye.

Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) is embroiled in a story that reflects the history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.
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Adam Rodriguez, Shadowhunters Star and More Join Penny Dreadful 'Sequel'

Adam Rodriguez, Shadowhunters Star and More Join Penny Dreadful 'Sequel'
Adam Rodriguez has lined up his first post-Criminal Minds gig, and it’s Dreadful.

The actor is among six who have been cast in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the “spiritual descendant” of Showtime’s original horror-drama, TVLine has learned.

Set in 1938 Los Angeles, the Penny Dreadful “sequel” centers on Det. Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto), who becomes embroiled in an epic story following a grisly murder that shocks the city. The drama will soon find Tiago and his family “grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart,” per the official logline.

Rodriguez — who recently wrapped production on Criminal
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UK Trailer for German Film 'Balloon' About Fleeing from East to West

"We can make it with your help." Studiocanal has debuted an official UK trailer for a German thriller titled Balloon, or simply Ballon in German. The film tells the true story of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families, who built their own hot air balloon and flew from the Gdr to West Germany in the late 1970s when the country was divided. Günter Wetzel, played by David Kross, was inspired by a magazine article about the balloon show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "While I’m happy now that we took that decision, if I had the knowledge I have now I wouldn’t do it, because it was so dangerous, but I didn’t recognise that then," he says (via The Guardian). The full cast includes Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann, Jonas Holdenrieder, Tilman Döbler, and Till Patz. That cool shot with the patchwork colors of the balloon lighting up is gorgeous,
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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review – Second Opinion

  • Nerdly
Stars: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Thomas Kretschmann, Laurie Holden, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Fred Melamed | Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler

Dragged Across Concrete is the third feature film from writer-director Craig S. Zahler in his, at this time of writing, scorching assessment of America in a social-political discourse in a trilogy of films beginning with Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 released in 2015 and 2017 respectively, with his latest feature the most scathing and exciting film yet. A sordid and thrilling epic that throttles your anticipation and expectations with a seismic shift of tense insipid nature that results in a magnificent display of craft in a thrilling atmospheric venture.

Let’s start with the running time. Each feature before Dragged Across Concrete for Zahler has clocked in at a sturdy one hundred and thirty-five minute running time.
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Movie Review – Dragged Across Concrete (2019)

Dragged Across Concrete, 2019.

Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler.

Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White, Tory Kittles, Laurie Holden, Udo Kier, Liannet Borrego, Trezzo Mahoro, Fred Melamed, Andrew Dunbar, Giacomo Baessato, Primo Allon, Jenn Griffin, Myles Truitt, Justine Warrington, Brett Alexander Davidson, Cardi Wong, Vivian Ng, Alexander Soto, and Thomas Kretschmann.

Synopsis:

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Filmmaker S. Craig Zahler makes his third feature here with all the idiosyncrasies we’ve come to expect; the rich dialogue, opting for slow-burning pacing rather than cheap thrills, and his ability to balance exploitation with gritty realism. Bone Tomahawk, the subversive western with a twist ending that no-one saw coming, and Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a macabre prison thriller. In his third outing with Dragged Across Concrete, we
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Dragged Across Concrete gets a UK trailer

With less than a month to go until its UK release, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete. Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, the film stars Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Thomas Kretschmann, and Don Johnson; watch it here…

Dragged Across Concrete follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

Dragged Across Concrete is out now in the Us and is set for a UK release on April 19th.

The post Dragged Across Concrete gets a UK trailer appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Dragged Across Concrete Review

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are stone cold terrific in writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across the Concrete.

Three films in, writer and director S. Craig Zahler has established himself as a thoroughly unique filmmaking voice: his movies to date, which include Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and now Dragged Across Concrete, are a blend of the lurid and the langorous, a pulp fiction sensibility and eye combined with a thoughtful, novelistic approach toward character and motivation. The latter film is certainly his most epic in scope and as violent as his previous two, yet at the same time his most leisurely paced. And yes, it's his most humorous offering to date too.

Not to say it isn’t also maddening at times: No studio exec in Hollywood would let Zahler keep the long, silent take in which an increasingly impatient Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) listens to
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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Film Review: Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson Are Dirty Cops in a Potentially Trolling Thriller

  • The Wrap
‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Film Review: Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson Are Dirty Cops in a Potentially Trolling Thriller
Overlong and indulgent, but too often skillful to be dismissed outright, “Dragged Across Concrete” feels like an epic act of trolling for liberal audiences.

And I do mean epic: at two hours and 40 minutes, this Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn-starring story of two cops who decide to rob criminals exceeds any level of patience or tolerance for the poisonous, Maga-friendly ideas that writer-director S. Craig Zahler refuses to acknowledge, much less take responsibility for in his film.

Gibson and Vaughn play Brett Ridgeman and Tony Lurasetti, seasoned detectives who break a fleeing suspect’s nose and belittle his half-naked girlfriend during a drug bust. A neighbor captures the injury on video, leading their superior Lt. Calvert (Don Johnson) to suspend them. The timing is terrible, since Lurasetti is completing payments on an engagement ring for his girlfriend Denise (Tattiawna Jones) and Ridgeman’s daughter endures a humiliating assault on her way home from school.
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Dragged Across Concrete Review: A Shockingly Violent, Slow Burn Crime Thriller

Dragged Across Concrete Review: A Shockingly Violent, Slow Burn Crime Thriller
Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn have made an unflinchingly brutal film. Dragged Across Concrete is a shockingly violent, slow burn crime thriller. I was both riveted and appalled by the depths of moral morass. Some aspects are fascinating, while others overindulge in pulp theatrics. The racial themes and treatment of women are particularly ugly. Dragged Across Concrete literally goes for your guts. Writer/director S. Craig Zahler peers into the darkest recesses of human nature. It's a visceral journey from the opening frame.

Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are two hard-boiled detectives in the Bulwark Police Department. Their rough treatment of a handcuffed suspect has earned a lengthy suspension. Vigilant crime fighters, the men feel betrayed by weak politicians and politically correct media. Ridgeman has a wife (Laurie Holden) with multiple sclerosis and a daughter who's constantly harassed by ghetto punks. Lurasetti can barely afford an engagement ring for his girlfriend.
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Review: Dragged Across Concrete

  • JoBlo
Plot: Two experienced cops, Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn), are slapped with a six-week suspension without pay after being caught on camera roughing up a suspect. Needing cash, the two succumb to temptation and, acting on a tip, intend to rip-off an international criminal, Vogelmann (Thomas Kretschmann) who they believe is in town for a drug deal. It turns out; the criminal…
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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review: Pulp Crime Drama, Straight No Chaser

‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review: Pulp Crime Drama, Straight No Chaser
Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) is a cop. He’s been on the force for a while, long enough to see an old partner (Don Johnson) get a fancy desk job and help get a new partner, Anthony (Vince Vaughn), busted for excessive force. The two of them were filmed interrogating a suspect — if you’d call placing your boot on the neck of a handcuffed man on his fire escape in broad daylight “interrogating.” The brass is not happy. Both men are temporarily suspended without pay. Brett is told that
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Movie Review – Dragged Across Concrete (2019)

Dragged Across Concrete, 2019.

Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler.

Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White, Tory Kittles, Laurie Holden, Udo Kier, Liannet Borrego, Trezzo Mahoro, Fred Melamed, Andrew Dunbar, Giacomo Baessato, Primo Allon, Jenn Griffin, Myles Truitt, Justine Warrington, Brett Alexander Davidson, Cardi Wong, Vivian Ng, Alexander Soto, and Thomas Kretschmann.

Synopsis:

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Look, I’m not going to chastise anyone that is uncomfortable still supporting Mel Gibson, but those that do give Dragged Across Concrete a shot almost certainly won’t regret the decision.

Writer/director S. Craig Zahler is completely aware of what he’s doing by casting Mel Gibson as Brett Ridgeman, a reliable but hotheaded detective that is becoming overly aggressive and prejudiced due to negative experiences living in
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