Tim Blake Nelson joins Michael B. Jordan’s Just Mercy Tim Blake Nelson (HBO’s Watchmen, The True Don Quixote, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) is joining the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ legal drama Just Mercy, Variety has confirmed. Nelson joins Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed II), Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel) and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, Baby Driver), as well as the previously announced O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). RELATED: Brie Larson Joins Michael B. Jordan Legal Drama Just Mercy Just Mercy will be based on Bryan Stevenson’s best-selling memoir of the same name. The story follows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Stevenson (Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free. The true story is one of redemption, passion, and mercy set against a backdrop of a … [Read more...] about Tim Blake Nelson Joins Michael B. Jordan’s Just Mercy
Yesterday Damon Lindelof shared a letter with fans regarding his HBO Watchmen series. In that letter, he reveals that his series will not be an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's graphic novel. He doesn't want to touch that because of his respect for it, so this new series of his will expand on the universe, which I think it the best possible way to play in that world without adapting a story that fans are already happy with. Today we have the names of several actors that have been cast in the series so far, and I love who they've brought on board! The series will star Regina King (Seven Seconds), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother Where Art Thou), Louis Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle), Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation), and Andrew Howard (Hell on Wheels). … [Read more...] about HBO’s WATCHMEN Series Casts Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., and More!
After sharing a lengthy and, some would say "pleading" letter about the nature of his upcoming WATCHMEN series for HBO, Damon Lindelof and the premiere cable network have announced that some major star power is being added to the pilot for a brand-new take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' gritty comic book classic. The impressive list begins with THE LEFTOVERS alum Regina King (RAY, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and continues with the additions of Don Johnson (MIAMI VICE, DJANGO UNCHAINED), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?), Louis Gosset Jr. (ROOTS, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN), Adelaide Clemens (RECTIFY) and Andrew Hoard (HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS). For the moment, details about who they will be playing are unknown. When Lindelof's WATCHMEN series arrives, the LOST and TOMORROWLAND creative will introduce fans of the iconic superhero series to an alternate history where "superheroes" are regarded as outlaws. The new series is said to take cues from the original source material, but will … [Read more...] about HBO adds Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson to Watchmen series cast
Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson & more join Watchmen cast Following creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof’s letter to fans containing details on HBO’s series adaptation of the Watchmen comics, Variety reports that the cast for the pilot has come together! Emmy winner Regina King (American Crime, The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Book Club, Django Unchained), Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Lincoln), Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, The Reason), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify, Parade’s End), and Andrew Howard (The Oath, The Brave) have all been cast in the series. King is said to be starring in the lead role, though the exact details of the characters are being kept under wraps. As Lindelof explained in his letter, there will be “new faces” and unknown characters introduced in the Watchmen television series. Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in … [Read more...] about Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson & More Join Watchmen Cast
A day after sharing a lengthy (and heartfelt) open letter about his approach to adapting Watchmen, Damon Lindelof and HBO have announced the star-studded cast of the drama pilot take on Alan Moore's beloved comic series. The Leftovers grad Regina King will reunite with Lindelof on the HBO pilot and lead a cast that also includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys). Details about their respective characters are being kept under wraps. Lindelof's take is set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws. Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Lindelof penned the pilot script and exec produces alongside Tom Spezialy and Nicole Kassell (The Leftovers), the latter of whom will direct the pilot. The drama hails from … [Read more...] about ‘Watchmen’: Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson to Star in Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot