Kyle Chandler may have been among the detractors of a potential 'Friday Night Lights' reunion movie, but it doesn't seem as if he'll be ascending the ranks any time soon either. Showtime has officially dropped its buzzworthy Ridley Scott papal drama, 'The Vatican,' from development, effectively ending the project.
A few months ago we brought you the news that Showtime and acclaimed director Ridley Scott were plotting an ambitious, if controversial move to craft a drama around the papal scene of 'The Vatican,' one surely spurred along by the recent real-life controversy in Rome. As the pilot season soldiers on, Showtime's 'The Vatican' has made some impressive additions to the cast, most recently that of 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' star Kyle Chandler! Find out Coach Taylor's new holy role on 'The Vatican' inside!
Few TV series ever end, whether cancellation or their own accord, without invariable talk of a movie wrapping up the story for good. Perhaps one series that has always endured such scrutiny and passion is that of NBC's 'Friday Night Lights,' which itself was first brought before screens as a movie before being re-imagined as the beloved TV series. Rumors of scripts and cast involvement have been on the field forever, but at least one major 'Friday Night Lights' star is throwing a serious flag on the play.
'Zero Dark Thirty' looks like the collision of a number of great things. Add Kathryn Bigelow - the first woman to win a Best Directing Oscar - to a based on a true story procedural about the hunting and killing of Osama Bin-Laden, and a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, and Mark Strong, and you've got a winning combination. Now there's a new trailer for this likely Oscar front-runner.