When I was recently offered the opportunity to do an interview with actor Donal Logue, to chat with him about his roles on three of my must-watch TV shows – Vikings, Copper and Sons of Anarchy – needless to say, I jumped at the chance. Throw in the fact that that he was on one of my personal favorites – the gone-far-too-soon Terriers – and it was truly one of the most enjoyable interviews that I’ve ever done.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Donal Logue talked about the amazing and unique opportunity he has to work on three popular drama series simultaneously, how he came to play King Horik on History’s original drama series Vikings (which just wrapped up its highly successful first season) and that he’ll definitely be back for Season 2, the type of character he’ll be playing on BBC America’s Copper, when the series returns for Season 2 on June 23rd, what the experience of doing Sons of Anarchy has been like, and if the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie gives him any more hope that Terriers could return, in some form and at some point. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Possibly one of the most interesting characters to come out of History Channel’s new series Vikings is that of Lagertha, a Shieldmaiden played by the lovely Katheryn Winnick. Even though she is a mother of two, she goes and fights alongside her husband, Ragnar, and frankly might actually be more of a badass then he is. The cast of Vikings stopped by WonderCon last Saturday to talk about what’s to come for the second half of season; battling in harsh weather conditions, the challenges her character faces in upcoming episodes, and the standing of women in the Viking society. Hit the jump for the interview.
In its fractious fifth season, FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy introduced us to two new characters, with varying results. The first, Nero Padilla (played by Jimmy Smits) started out as a love interest for Gemma (Katey Segal), but ended up being a better father figure to Jax (Charlie Hunnam) than his (increasingly evil) step-father Clay (Ron Perlman). Nero helped the MC financially and also emotionally as things began to break apart. As much as he wanted to help lead Jax away from its violence, he ended up caught in its web as well.
Last year we also got the beginning of the story of U.S. Marshall Lee Toric (Donal Logue) in the final few episodes, and it seems Logue will also be back in the new season to expand on that part. Hit the jump for more on these characters and what we might see of them coming up.
Actor Donal Logue is currently guest starring on the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, as former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, a man who is both mysterious and intense with a definite violent streak. Looking to avenge the death of his sister, he’s clearly focused on making everyone pay that was connected, including Tara (Maggie Siff), the wife of SAMCRO president Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam).
During this recent interview to promote his appearance on the show, Donal Logue talked about how this role came about, what the experience of being on the show has been like, how he views his very intense character, and the possibility of him hanging around for next season. He also talked about what Season 2 of Terriers might have been, being a part of the drama series Vikings (set to debut on History in Summer 2013), doing the Silent Night remake, his memories from his time on The X-Files, and his secret experimental project with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Tonight, casting agents found actors most of their supporting roles based on real-life people:
- Ashley Charles will play Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, led by Andre 3000 as Hendrix.
- Martin Scorsese cast Margot Robbie as the female lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort.
- Seth Meriwether signed on to play one of the West Memphis Three in Devil’s Knot.
- Donal Logue will play the right hand man of CBGB owner Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in CBGB.
Hit the jump for details on each project.
There are a number of things to recommend about Shark Night, which is unfortunate. Had there been a little more care in the first act, had there been nudity and had the majority of the shark effects been practical, they might have had an engagingly stupid B movie on their hands. Alas, the film comes close, but there is no cigar. Sara Paxton, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore and a bunch of random teenagers star in Shark Night, and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.
After teaming up with his brother Shawn Wayans as an undercover cop duo in White Chicks, comedian Marlon Wayans is developing a new comedy series at ABC about two sibling police officers. Deadline says the potential new series is a hybrid single/multi-camera series will follow a down on his luck police officer who moves in with his brother and his family. Marlon will play the married brother, and while it’s not clear who will play the other sibling, you would think Shawn would be an obvious choice, especially since he’s also producing the series along with Keenan Ivory Wayans. The brothers have been working together along with their brother Damon since the days of In Living Color on Fox, and have teamed for the Scary Movie franchise and a couple terrible comedies. Maybe heading back to TV can get them back on their game.
Details on Donal Logue joining Gateway, and Harry Potter cast member Tom Felton joining Labyrinth can be found after the jump.
Though fans and critics alike have praised the new FX drama, it looks like there weren’t enough of them as the cable network announced today that it will not renew their freshman series Terriers for a second season. The news isn’t all that surprising considering the ratings were never really impressive for the new series (it ranked as the lowest rated first-year drama series on FX ever with an average of 970,000 viewers per episode). Will Donal Logue ever find a series that won’t get canceled? Surely there are still some viewers out there who will be sad, and maybe even angry, with FX’s decision, but I guess fans of The Shield creator Shawn Ryan’s work on this series will just have to look forward to The Chicago Code in January. Feel free to express your frustration in the comments below!
Relativity Media has just obtained the rights to child-actor turned stuntman turned director David R. Ellis’ new untitled 3D shark thriller. THR is reporting that Relativity Media is planning a wide release for the shark thriller which should hit theaters sometime next year. The movie, which is being produced by Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment, has a large cast including Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls and Chris Zylka. The plot has seven college friends spending the weekend at a lake house on the Louisiana gulf where they find out that theres much more than shrimp in these waters.
The screenplay was penned by first timer film writers Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes and is being produced by Chris Briggs and Mike Fleiss under their NextFilms banner and Lynette Howell of Silverwood Films. Ellis’ previous films include the underwhelming The Final Destination and Cellular. The film is already in post production so expect an official release date soon.
Terriers is a comedic, edgy, original new FX series that centers on Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue), an ex-cop who partners with his best friend Britt Pollack (Michael Raymond-James) in an unlicensed private investigation business. The 13 episodes from creator/executive producer Ted Griffin (Ocean’s 11), and executive producers Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Tim Minear (Angel), will follow the two men as they solve cases for new clients on a weekly basis, while also promising a bigger storyline that will run throughout.
During a recent interview, co-stars Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James talked about developing their off-screen friendship, which is reflected in their on screen chemistry, shooting in San Diego and having the artistic freedom of doing a cable series. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
Today we get our first look at the romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, which stars Zac Efron. Based on the novel by Ben Sherwood, the film centers around a “young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way.” Alongside Efron, the cast includes Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, and Ray Liotta. Burr Steers (17 Again) directs from a script by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!) and Lewis Colick (Ladder 49).
The film doesn’t look like my cup of tea, but I hope for big things from Efron, and this seems to represent a step in the right direction away from teen stardom. The beginning of his career his not all too dissimilar from that of Leonardo DiCaprio, if I may make a bold comparison. Check out new images and a full plot synopsis after the break.
I got sucked into this series during reruns of the first season. Could not turn away. Sure it’s a procedural and we’ve all seen dozens of these, but there was something about this particular version that caught my attention and held it. I’m gonna try to explain what the special ingredient is, so just bear with me…
This is the pitch for this series… You’ve got to imagine the show creator, Rand Ravich sitting in a room filled with stone faced executives and saying, “You know ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, an innocent man thrown into jail where he is forgotten for 20 years? When he returns to his home after his escape, he does so in the guise of a wealthy man now vowing revenge against all those responsible for his years in jail. Great story, right? Now imagine that character as a detective in Los Angeles, fighting crime with a sexy, sexy female partner…more after the jump: