Aaron Paul Signs on to FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS with Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe; Emily Blunt Set to Star in SISTER; Natalie Zea Joins SUPREME RULER

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will join Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe in Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers and Daughters.
  • Emily Blunt (Looper) is set to star in the psychological thriller, Sister, based on Rosamund Lupton’s bestselling novel of the same name.
  • Natalie Zea (Under the Dome) will star in Duane Edwards indie drama, Supreme Ruler, starring Ron Livingston, Vincent D’Onofrio, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Geraghty. 

Hit the jump for more on each project. 

Natalie Zea Talks THE FOLLOWING, Moving Towards the Season Finale, Claire’s Mental State, Fan Theories, and More

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From show creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), the dark, fast-paced thriller The Following is an epic story of good versus evil, as told through the eyes of ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who is forced to return to the case that destroyed his career when it becomes evident that notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is at the center of a cult of like-minded killers who have created an insidious web of blood and carnage.  With Hardy’s help, a team of agents, including Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and cult specialist Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), attempt to unravel the deadly plot of murder before the body count rises.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Natalie Zea – who plays Carroll’s ex-wife and Hardy’s love interest, caught in the middle of Carroll’s devious plot – talked about how things will be ramping up as the season finale gets closer, how Claire Matthews is on extra high alert, what Claire’s mental state is now, that her role will be getting much more physical in the remaining episodes, that the storylines will be pretty wrapped up by the end of the season, and how the fans have been coming up with their own theories, including one that Claire could have been Roderick, before his real identity was revealed.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Natalie Zea Talks THE FOLLOWING, What Drew Her Character to a Psychopath, and Recurring on JUSTIFIED

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From show creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), the dark, fast-paced thriller The Following is an epic story of good versus evil, as told through the eyes of ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who is forced to return to the case that destroyed his career, when it becomes evident that notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is at the center of a cult of like-minded killers who have created an insidious web of blood and carnage.  With Hardy’s help, a team of agents, including Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) and cult specialist Debra Parker (Annie Parisse), attempt to unravel the deadly plot of murder before the body count rises.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Natalie Zea – who plays Carroll’s ex-wife and Hardy’s love interest, caught in the middle of Carroll’s devious plot – talked about what drew her to the pilot script, how lucky she feels to play such strong characters, what it’s like to work with both Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, what she thinks drew her character to the psychopath Joe Carroll, when viewers might start to get some resolution to the kidnapping storyline, and getting to continue to recur on Justified.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Pilot”

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Despite the network’s protestations otherwise, there are many things about The Following that feel specifically like network television.  At the same time, it has some genuine twists and jumps and set ups that certainly lend one to believe the show may be more than initially meets the eye (if you still have yours).  The series comes from Kevin Williamson, who has had a hand in so many cultural touchstones, from Dawson’s Creek to Scream to the Vampire Diaries, it’s nearly unfathomable to figure how he could not have a hit with this one, particularly with Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy (Rome) as acting anchors.  Plus, the formula combines some of our biggest cultural fascinations – serial killers, cults and, well, Kevin Bacon.  Hit the jump for a recap of the series’ premiere episode, which seems promising.

Timothy Olyphant Interview JUSTIFIED Season Two

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On the hugely popular FX drama series Justified, actor Timothy Olyphant plays U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a modern-day 19th century style lawman who faces off against the criminal organizations in Harlan County, Kentucky. Having just kicked off its second season, things are sure to quickly heat up between Raylan, his nemesis Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), his ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea) and the Bennett family, headed by Mags (Margo Martindale), who are looking to fill the void left by the removal of the Crowder family’s criminal grip on the town.

During a recent conference call to promote the return of the series, Timothy Olyphant talked about the appeal of the show, the challenges of playing Raylan Givens, the strength of the writing, his duties as a producer this season, and the fact that he knew right away how special the role was. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

JUSTIFIED: Season One Blu-ray Review

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Timothy Olyphant is a movie star, but only on television. Sadly, between Deadwood and Justified, he’s also one of the only actors today who’s a credible cowboy, having spent three years playing an old west lawman on Deadwood, and now the modern variant in Justified. Here Timothy Olyphant is Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshall who’s moved from Florida – after shooting a man – to Kentucky, where he grew up. There, he’s surrounded by the life he left behind and tries to arrest Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who may have blown up a church and killed a man or two. Based on the works of Elmore Leonard, this Graham Yost produced TV show is easily one of the most entertaining action/mystery serials in a good long while. My review of Justified Season One on Blu-ray follows after the jump.

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