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:
It looks like Warner Bros. believes it has an awards contender on its hands with Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad. According to Box Office Mojo, the studio has set the 1940s crime thriller for October 19, 2012. The film is based on the true story of an Los Angeles Police Department task force whose mission was to bring down notorious mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). The impressive cast also features Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Mireille Enos, Holt McCallany, Robert Patrick, and Giovanni Ribisi.
The other films that currently hold the 10/19/12 date are the romantic comedy The Big Wedding starring Robert De Niro and Katherine Heigl (hoo-boy) and an untitled project from Sopranos creator David Chase.
Following the two casting stories we had for you this morning, we now have a few more this afternoon. First up, The Killing star Mireille Enos’ may land another high-profile gig after signing on to co-star in World War Z earlier this year. THR reports that Enos is in talks to play the wife of Josh Brolin’s character in Ruben Fleischer’s period crime drama Gangster Squad. Brolin plays John O’Mara, one of the few good cops not on the payroll of crime boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in 1940s Los Angeles. If she signs on, “Enos will play O’Mara’s wife, who is afraid her husband may die while in the line of duty but still helps him pick his squad. The film’s impressive cast also includes Ryan Gosling, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, and Giovanni Ribisi. Emma Stone is also in talks to join the film.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, Stoker.
With production set to begin this month, Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z continues to fill out its cast. Bloody Disgusting reports that Matthew Fox is now on board while Deadline adds that Ed Harris is in talks to join him. The zombie-action flick also stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos (The Killing), Anthony Mackie, Julia Levy-Boeken, and James Badge Dale. BD reports that Fox will play “Parajumper” while Harris role is currently unknown. The book takes place ten years after a zombie apocalypse but since Paramount sees the property as a tentpole, it will be repurposed into a PG-13 action movie.
Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel. Fox is also attached to play the villain in Rob Cohen’s adaptation of I, Alex Cross starring Tyler Perry. Harris is playing John McCain in Game Change and he’s attached to co-star with Aaron Eckhart in Neil Labute’s The Geography of Hope.
Hot off the heels of the success of AMC’s latest series, The Killing, star Mireille Enos is now in talks to join the cast of Paramount’s big-budget zombie pic World War Z. Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), the film stars Brad Pitt and is based on the book of the same name which details the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of survivors as varied as mercenaries, US government officials, and impoverished Palestinians.
Heat Vision reports that Enos is in talks to join the cast as Pitt’s wife, and the mother of his two children. Pitt will portray a U.N. worker. The fate of World War Z was in doubt for some time because of the hefty $125 million price tag. However, Paramount was able to find other investors and now production is set to start this June in London, Malta, and other various locations around the world. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.
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:
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.
Barely a month separates us from the April 3 two-hour premiere of AMC’s next series The Killing. Based on the popular Danish series Forbrydelsen, The Killing “tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.” Mireille Enos (Big Love), Billy Campbell (The 4400), Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash), Michelle Forbes (True Blood), and Brent Sexton (Life) star.
I’ve let The Killing sneak up on me, but AMC has released a couple featurettes that drew me in right quick. Watch both after the jump.
Fitting right in to their usual original programming slot, AMC has announced they will premiere their new original series The Killing on Sunday, April 3rd at 9/8c. Following the premiere, new episodes will air every Sunday at 10/9c on AMC. Since the series is based on the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen, this is probably the cable network’s least original series endeavor, but it still sounds promising. The series 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. No official trailer has been released yet, but you can check out the first photos from the pilot and information about the cast below.
We just heard last week that AMC was close to holding up its perfect pilot-to-series ratio for its original programming as the network inched closer to picking up The Killing for a full series order. Well today AMC announced via press release that they have officially picked up The Killing as a new original series slated to premiere sometime in 2011. An adaptation of the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen, the story centers on the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation through the perspective of the detectives, the grieving family, and the suspects. We’ll let the full press release after the jump take care of the rest of the details.