by Nico Posted 1 year, 144 days ago
The Gallagher family isn’t necessarily a traditional one. It’s laced with sex, drugs and felonies. At the heart, though, there is love. Well, some of the time anyway. As they approach season three, the cast—William H. Macy (Frank Gallagher), Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher), Justin Chatwin (Steve/Jimmy), Jeremy Allen White (Lip Gallagher), Cameron Monaghan (Ian Gallagher)— presented at Comic Con and Mike O’Malley (who acts on Glee and writes on Shameless) moderated the panel. Hit the jump for a bullet point recap.
With Big Love all wrapped up at HBO, the creators are poised to start work on another series at the cable network about an even more unconventional family. Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are working on a new series called China Doll about a mixed-race family that has a humanoid robot living with them. It almost sounds like it could be a new series from Seth MacFarlane, but Olsen says, ““It is about China, Chinese Americans, robots, the effect of technology on our lives and the China moment in American consciousness.” The latter element refers to China’s positioning as an even bigger economic power that is influencing the relationship between our two countries. More specifically the series follows a successful California construction subcontractor, his Asian American wife, a university professor, and a robot, as they are straddling both sides of the Pacific with extended families on two continents. Obviously it’s more of a family drama than a sci-fi show, but the presence of a robot just seems strange.
Details on a new series from Glee and Yes, Dear star Mike O’Malley after the jump.
Casting continues to take shape for director Robert Schwentke’s (Red) adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ R.I.P.D.. Already starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise-Parker, and Stephanie Szostak, the supernatural pic added Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller earlier today and has now landed James Hong (Blade Runner) and Mike O’Malley (Glee). For those unfamiliar with the project, R.I.P.D. centers on dead cops who work for the “Rest in Peace Department” where they are responsible for taking on stubborn spirits who aren’t quite ready to crossover.
According to Heat Vision, Hong will play a character named “Grandpa Chen,” Reynolds’ avatar and the person humans see when Reynolds is on the job. As for O’Malley, Empire reports that he will take on a smaller role as the “ghostly character” Elliot. R.I.P.D. is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 28th, 2013.
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for director Miguel Arteta’s (Youth in Revolt) Cedar Rapids. Premiering at next month’s Sundance Film Festival and getting released nationally February 11, the film is loaded with an all star cast featuring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O’Malley, Rob Corddry, and Seth Morris.
While the premise of a small-town Wisconsin man who travels to the big city to represent his company at a regional insurance conference is nothing groundbreaking, I thought Youth in Revolt was very underrated and think Arteta is a director to watch. Also, the trailer for Cedar Rapids has a line that absolutely killed me. I won’t spoil it for you…but if you’re a fan of HBO’s The Wire, you will laugh out loud at the end of the trailer. It’s an awesome moment – especially because of who is saying it. Watch the trailer after the jump.