We're still not sure what to make of Amazon's forthcoming 'Zombieland' TV pilot, which has the delicate task of replacing it's all-star 2009 lineup of Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin with a more budget-friendly group, but things are getting interesting now that the big man himself has been cast. 'Invasion Iowa' star Kirk Ward has been tasked with filling Woody Harrelson's snakeskin boots as iconic Twinkie-seeking zombie-slayer Tallahassee, but will he live up to the challenge?
Oh guerrilla marketing. 'Seven Psychopaths' was an audience favorite at Toronto's International Film Festival, and director Martin McDonagh is highly respected, but it takes a lot for a quirky film to find an audience these days. And so the film has now produced some snarky in-character material to help sell the film.
It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Two of America's most charming Southern-flavored actors doing a buddy-detective story on cable? Perhaps an oversimplification, but for now it seems like HBO has won the bidding war to the high-profile new drama 'True Detective,' written by 'The Killing's own Nic Pizzolato.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson first worked together over a decade ago in Ron Howard's largely ignored 'Ed TV.' But the two became friends and are now looking to headline a cop show by director Cary Fukunaga ('Jane Eyre') called 'True Detective.' They have a writer and a episode count, what they don't have yet is a network.