Michael K. Williams

‘The Purge 3’ Will Pit Frank Grillo Against the System

by Britt Hayes August 10, 2015 @ 5:17 PM
Where The Purge was a bit more of an intimate, home invasion-style thriller, The Purge: Anarchy expanded the sandbox with Frank Grillo’s Sergeant, a man out for revenge who gets unwittingly caught up in saving the lives of other people instead. Last week we learned that Grillo will be back for The Purge 3, and while a formal plot has yet to be revealed, the actor teases more political elements and a very dangerous mission.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Adds Michael K. Williams to the Cast

by Britt Hayes July 6, 2015 @ 6:20 PM
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Omar comin’…to the Assassin’s Creed movie. Earlier today we reported on Michael K. Williams’ casting in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, but the actor has also lined up another role in a big franchise film. Williams has joined the cast of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie from director Justin Kurzel.

‘Captive’ Trailer: Kate Mara Gets Kidnapped, Reads a Self-Help Book

by Britt Hayes June 16, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Oh boy. This is the trailer for Captive, a new thriller inspired by real events, in which a single mother is kidnapped by an escaped convict, but don’t worry! Thanks to this best-selling self-help book someone gave her, she finds a way to bond with her kidnapper and survive — basically, it’s one long commercial for a book your aunt probably has sitting on a shelf somewhere.

IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ Casts Michael K. Williams, Kristen Wiig and Many More

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 10:44 AM
Last year saw IFC assembling a ridiculous collection of stars for the Funny or Die-produced Spoils of Babylon, and already the sequel is shaping up even bigger. Following Boardwalk Empire star Michael K. Williams’ cast as lead, The Spoils Before Dying has added new and returning stars the likes of Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Haley Joel Osment and more.

HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Gets HD Remastering in 16x9 Format, Blu-ray Hits in 2015

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 2, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Long renowned as one of HBO's crowning achievements in drama, David Simon's Baltimore crime saga 'The Wire' is getting a major facelift for 2015. Not only will the network premiere a high-def digital remastering of the series in late December, but digital and Blu-Ray updates of 'The Wire''s remastered set will be available after the new year.

'Inherent Vice' Is a Profound Work With the Best Fart Jokes, Says Paul Thomas Anderson at NYFF

by Nick Romano October 4, 2014 @ 4:56 PM
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"I don’t want to say ‘literary,’ because that’s a bad word," said Paul Thomas Anderson, attempting to describe the essence of Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice.' It's "beautifully written and, sort of, profound and deeply felt stuff mixed in with just the best fart jokes and poop jokes and silly songs and stuff that you could imagine." As he says, he was "trying to be as faithful to the feeling of the book as possible" in adapting it for the big screen.

New 'Boardwalk Empire' Final Season Teaser: Nucky's New Business, Al Capone Falls, and More

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 29, 2014 @ 10:10 PM
HBO's period drama 'Boardwalk Empire' has been relatively quiet going into its fifth and final season, in spite of the tagline's promises that "no one goes quietly." We've seen a few trailers to be sure, but now a new look behind the scenes reveals our most yet about the big time jump, and what characters we'll catch up with (and even flash back to) when 'Boardwalk Empire' pours its final round.

New 'Boardwalk Empire' Final Season Trailer: "Baby Girl, Jesus Was Wrong!"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 21, 2014 @ 10:07 AM
'Boardwalk Empire''s fifth and final season has come in somewhat quietly in its brief trailers, but as the tagline tells us, no one goes quietly. Check out the final season's time jump in action with some new looks for our favorite characters, and our best preview yet of 'Boardwalk Empire's final season in a brand-new trailer!

'Boardwalk Empire' Final Season: Michael K. Williams Reveals Major Time Jump?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2014 @ 10:23 AM
We weren't altogether surprised to learn that HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' would make the upcoming fifth season its last call, what with showrunner Terence Winter wanting to move onto his new series, though the latest on season 5 is more than a little sobering. As revealed by one of the cast, could 'Boardwalk Empire' season 5 see a major time-jump pushing Nucky Thompson into a brand-new era?

Tom Gormican Interview: First-Time Director Talks 'That Awkward Moment' and Its Surprise Post-Credits Cameo

by Nick Romano January 29, 2014 @ 1:35 PM
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Screenwriter Tom Gormican makes his directorial debut with 'That Awkward Moment', starring Zac Efron (who also executive produced the film), Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Imogen Poots. We sat down with the director to talk about the pressures of his first time in the driver's seat, his personal inspirations for the script (which he wrote), working with the cast and how the film's surprise post-credits cameo came about.