Joel Kinnaman Talks EASY MONEY, Bringing the Movie to the States, Working with Gary Oldman on ROBOCOP and the Season Two Finale of THE KILLING

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Easy Money (aka Snabba Cash), from director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), is a Swedish crime thriller based on the international best-selling novel by Jens Lapidus, now being presented in the U.S. by Martin Scorsese.  The story follows JW (Joel Kinnaman), a lower-class business student living a double life with Stockholm’s wealthy elite.  To keep up his lifestyle, he finds himself in deep with the dark world of organized crime and in an intensely dramatic struggle for life and death.

For the film’s press day, Collider spoke to actor Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), in both a roundtable and a 1-on-1 interview, about what it’s like to finally have U.S. audiences get to see the 2010 film, his desire to tell stories in the moral grey zone, how he finally ended up landing the role of JW, and what he finds most appealing about acting.  He also talked about taking on a film with as much attention as the RoboCop re-imagining, how proud he is to have the opportunity to work with Gary Oldman, how surreal it is that the film already has a viral campaign, that he wants to do as much of his stunts as he can, how he felt about the Season 2 finale of his AMC drama series The Killing, and his hopes for a Season 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Eric Ladin Talks THE KILLING Season 2

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The AMC drama series The Killing, currently in its second season, ties together three distinct stories around a single murder – the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects.  While Season 1 was all about questions and red herrings, Season 2 is starting to uncover those answers while delving into and exploring the notion that everyone has past secrets that are now coming back to haunt them.  And, the resolution of who killed Rosie Larson (Katie Findlay) will be answered at the conclusion of this season.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Eric Ladin (who plays master strategist Jamie Wright, Mayoral candidate Darren Richmond’s campaign manager) talked about being surprised by the reaction fans had to the Season 1 finale, what fans can expect from his character in Season 2, how viewers will finally get to learn more about Jamie’s backstory, how much darker and more intense things will get as they head toward the big reveal, how much of his arc he was told at the beginning of the season, and his favorite episodes.  He also talked about how he’s hoping to direct a project after Season 2 wraps, that he hopes to get to do a western at some point, and that he’d love to do a guest spot on Breaking Bad, The Good Wife or Damages.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Billy Campbell Talks THE KILLING Season 2 and Fan Reaction to the Season 1 Finale

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The AMC drama series The Killing, returning for its second season on April 1st, ties together three distinct stories around a single murder – the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects. While Season 1 was all about questions and red herrings, Season 2 promises to start uncovering the answers while delving into and exploring the notion that everyone has past secrets that are now coming back to haunt them. And, the resolution of who killed Rosie Larson (Katie Findlay) will be answered at the conclusion of this season.

At a press day for the show, actor Billy Campbell (who plays Mayoral candidate Darren Richmond) talked about being surprised by the fan outcry after the Season 1 finale, that he finds out what’s going on with the show on a script by script basis, how not knowing informs his performance, that he sees this series as one continuous movie, and how much he enjoys being surrounded by such great actors. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman Talk THE KILLING Season 2, WORLD WAR Z, and the ROBOCOP Reboot

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The AMC drama series The Killing, returning for its second season on April 1st, ties together three distinct stories around a single murder – the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects. While Season 1 was all about questions and red herrings, Season 2 promises to start uncovering the answers while delving into and exploring the notion that everyone has past secrets that are now coming back to haunt them. And, the resolution of who killed Rosie Larson (Katie Findlay) will be answered at the conclusion of this season.

At a press day for the show, co-stars Mireille Enos (who plays homicide detective Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (who plays Linden’s partner, Stephen Holder) talked about their surprise over the fan reaction for the Season 1 finale, how the marketing of the show mismanaged expectations for viewers, that the stakes will get more and more intense in Season 2, how neither of them knows the identity of the killer yet (they’ve shot 11 of 13 episodes so far this season), and how all of the relationship dynamics will play out. Enos also talked about how much fun she had playing Brad Pitt’s wife in World War Z and working with the incredible ensemble cast in Gangster Squad, while Kinnaman talked about what he’s looking forward to with taking on the lead role in the RoboCop reboot, which starts shooting in August. Check out what they had to say after the jump:

Michel Hazanavicius Wins Feature Film Directors Guild Award for THE ARTIST

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The Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year will go to The Artist. It’s over. Call off the dogs. The little silent film that could will be crowned the winner at next month’s ceremony. After riding a pretty solid frontrunner status throughout the past two months, the film has now picked up two of the most important Oscar precursor awards: the Producers Guild Award and the Directors Guild Award. Michel Hazanavicius was given the Best Feature Film director award at last night’s DGA ceremony, besting the likes of Hugo’s Martin Scorsese and The DescendantsAlexander Payne.

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, but with the PGA and DGA in hand, there’s virtually zero chance of anything upsetting The Artist for Best Picture. I’m not saying Hazanavicius isn’t deserving of the DGA, as his crafting of the silent pic is certainly commendable (though I’m partial to Scorsese’s work on Hugo), I’m just pointing out that we’re most likely in for an incredibly predictable ceremony come next month. Hit the jump to see the full list of DGA winners in both film and television. The 84th Academy Awards will be held February 26th.

AMC Announces Season Premiere Dates for MAD MEN and THE KILLING; Extends THE WALKING DEAD Season Three Order to 16 Episodes

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The Television Critics Association press tour is winding down to a close, and AMC recently held their panel and revealed tidbits on three of its original series. During the cable channel’s press panel, the network announced that its critically lauded flagship series Mad Men will finally return on March 25th. The series will have been off the air for almost a year and a half, but season five will kick off with a two-hour premiere that creator Matthew Weiner describes as a “Mad Men movie.” Hit the jump for more, including the premiere date of The Killing, when audiences will finally find out who killed Rosie Larson, and an episode extension for the third season of The Walking Dead.

Billy Campbell Talks THE ROCKETEER 20th Anniversary Blu-ray and Season Finale of THE KILLING

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The action-filled, family adventure film The Rocketeer – starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin and Timothy Dalton – is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Blu-ray release, now available. With state-of-the-art digital restoration and enhanced high-definition sound, the story of a test pilot (Campbell) who discovers a top-secret jetpack that throws him into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue, turning the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero, still holds up as one of the best comic book adaptations that’s hit the big screen.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, the film’s star, Billy Campbell, talked about how the spirit and good-hearted nature of the film have really allowed it to hold up over time, why he thinks it didn’t have the box office that people expected, that he doesn’t have any props from the film because he doesn’t collect mementos, what it was like to work with director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), and how he would love to be a part of a sequel someday, in some capacity. He also talked about how he tends to choose projects for the location they’ll be filming in, and how fans of his AMC drama series The Killing can expect that their expectations will be met in Season 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Brad Garrett In Talks for BURT WONDERSTONE; Mark Moses Joins Season 2 of THE KILLING

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Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) is in talks to join the comedy Burt Wonderstone, which tells the story rival magicians in Las Vegas.  Steve Carell stars as a more traditional magician who is upstaged by a hip, dangerous illusionist played by Jim Carrey.  The impressive cast also features James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, and S teve Buscemi.  According to THR, Garrett will play Carrell’s accountant, at least until the magician fires him.  Director Don Scardino (30 Rock) is gearing up for a January start date.

Hit the jump for details on Mark Moses‘ role in the upcoming second season of The Killing.

AMC TV Updates from the TCA’s: MAD MEN, THE WALKING DEAD, THE KILLING, BREAKING BAD, More

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Prior to the AMC presentation at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Joel Stillerman – Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content for the network – took some time to give some status updates and talk about some of the already established and much-talked about AMC series, including The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing and the upcoming western drama Hell on Wheels. Here are the most interesting points:

  • Season 5 of Mad Men starts filming on August 8th, with show star Jon Hamm making his directorial debut.
  • Glenn Mazzara is indeed taking over as showrunner for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, now that Frank Darabont has departed the series.
  • AMC is still on track with filming for The Walking Dead, allowing them to make their already announced October 16th premiere for Season 2.
  • If they had known the strongly negative reaction the ending of The Killing was going to cause with fans, they would have handled the marketing of Season 1 differently.
  • Although AMC is pleased with the performance of the current season of Breaking Bad, there has been no Season 5 pick-up yet.

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AMC Renews THE KILLING for Second Season

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Even though the cancellation of Rubicon broke AMC’s perfect record for renewing all their hit drama series for a second season, EW reports the cable network is pleased enough with their series The Killing to renew it for a second season. Based on a popular Danish series, the drama follows the investigation of the murder of a teenage girl. Though the series has lost about half of the viewers form its two hour premiere (around 4.7 million) the ratings still sit strong at about 2.2 million per episode. Honestly, I haven’t taken the time to check out The Killing, but with a second season on the way, it might be worth it.

Nominations for First Critics’ Choice Television Awards Include MODERN FAMILY, THE WALKING DEAD, GAME OF THRONES and More

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You may know of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, but now there’s a new branch from that organization with The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and they’ve just announced their nominations for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Modern Family leads the pack with six nominations, while the dramatic side seems to be dominated by cable series including freshman series Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Killing. Other veteran series like Friday Night Lights, Dexter and Mad Men get plenty of love too. And before fans get upset when they don’t see any respect paid to Breaking Bad, the show was ruled ineligible since the series’ fourth season doesn’t begin until July. On the comedy side of things, kudos to the critics for recognizing the greatness of Louie and Community, both two fantastic comedy series that need more praise.

Reelz Channel will broadcast the awards telecast on June 22nd at 8/7c and will repeat at 11/10c and several more times throughout the week. The live presentation of the awards themselves will stream on VH1.com on June 20th when the awards take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.

Eric Ladin Exclusive Interview THE KILLING

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On the AMC crime drama The Killing, actor Eric Ladin plays Jamie Wright, the brilliant campaign manager for Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), who currently has his sights set on being the Mayor of Seattle. After the body of local teenager Rosie Larsen was discovered in the trunk of a car owned by the campaign, things seem to be at their most vulnerable, and someone on the campaign staff seems to be leaking confidential information. Loyal and focused, Jamie is secretly working with Richmond to figure out who it is, in an attempt to restore Richmond’s slipping image.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Eric Ladin talked about being a part of the ambitious mystery series, learning about your character as they unfold over the course of a show where each episode is one day, how he often wondered if he could be the one responsible for the murder, how his grandmother has come the closest to guessing where things are going, and how he would love to get to do some more comedy, in the future. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Mireille Enos Exclusive Interview THE KILLING

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On the AMC crime drama The Killing (premiering April 3), actress Mireille Enos (Big Love) plays Sarah Linden, a single mom and homicide detective with the Seattle Police Department, who is ready to walk away, marry her fiancé and move her life to Sonoma, Calif. But, when local teenager Rosie Larsen is found murdered, her determination to solve the crime and catch the killer becomes a compulsion, no matter the cost to herself and her family.

In this exclusive interview with Collider, show star Mireille Enos talked about what drew her to The Killing, taking on such a complex leading role, juggling new motherhood with a drama series, the excitement of getting the new scripts each week and learning what secrets are revealed, and her decision not to watch the original Danish series, Forbrydelsen, so as not to compare the two. Check out what she had to say after the jump:

Showrunner Veena Sud Exclusive Interview THE KILLING

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Based on the popular Danish television series Forbrydelsen, the AMC drama The Killing tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Tying together three distinct stories, the series follows the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects, with each of the 13 episodes covering one day.

When teenager Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay) is found murdered, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is the lead homicide detective called in to investigate the case, and ex-narc cop Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) becomes her partner on the crime. Seattle’s City Council President, Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), is in the midst of his campaign for Mayor when Rosie’s body is discovered in the trunk of a campaign vehicle. And, Rosie’s distraught parents, Mitch (Michelle Forbes) and Stan (Brent Sexton), are searching for answers about what happened to their daughter.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer/writer/showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case) talked about how she adapted the Danish series for an American audience, the appeal of having such a strong female lead character in the center of the series, the importance of finding actors who could carry the weight of this story, her interest in exploring what human nature is capable of, and what an incredibly intense effort it is to create the world of a series, from the ground up. Check out what she had to say after the jump:

New Trailer for AMC’s THE KILLING

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Just last month we got our first look at AMC’s new series The Killing with a batch of photos from the pilot which premieres on Sunday, April 3rd at 9/8c. Now we finally have the first full trailer for the series. Looks like AMC has another great show on their hands with this crime drama, a remake of the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen.

If you haven’t been following the development of the series, it weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim’s grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case.  As stories unfold, it becomes clear that there are no accidents, everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved on, their past still lingers. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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