EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners has reason to crow a little this morning. The agency just signed Sebastian Stan. He’s the goth-looking villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which Marvel Studios and Disney release shortly. Stan, who had been repped by WME, appeared in the first Captain America as Bucky Barnes, the superhero’s sidekick in the WWII storyline who has a resurgence in the Marvel Comics and obviously the movie. He’s front and center in the sequel, but until that film comes out, Stan is better known for his stage work that includes starring opposite Ellen Burstyn in the Broadway revival of Picnic, and starring with Liev Schreiber in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio. His other film work includes The Apparition, Gone, Black Swan, Hot Tub Time Machine and The Covenant. He also did the USA Network’s Political Animals as well as Gossip Girl on the small screen. Emily Gerson Saines continues to manage him. … [Read more...] about ICM Partners Signs Sebastian Stan, ‘Captain America 2’s Winter Soldier
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X-Men: Apocalypse is drawing near, rounding out the second trilogy of full team X-Men films, and though reviews for the film have been less than stellar so far, there are some new things that fans can look forward to. In addition to returning cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, there are several new additions to the mutant team including Alexandra Shipp, who will be taking over as Storm. The actress doesn't seem totally content just playing Storm with her fellow X-Men castmates though. Shipp is playing storm in an X-Men film, which is controlled by Fox Studios which at the moment has no crossover with any of the Marvel Studios films. Black Panther just made a very well received debut in Captain America: Civil War as portrayed by Chadwick Boseman, and that presents a very interesting potential opportunity which Shipp really wants to explore. In a recent interview with Obsv, the actress expressed her strong desire for Black Panther and Storm to have a … [Read more...] about Could a Storm and Black Panther Crossover Movie Happen?
Onstage, they were the personification of unity – even family. The four men dressed the same –in leather motorcycle jackets, weathered jeans, sneakers – had the same dark hair color, shared the same last name. They seemed to think the same thoughts and breathe the same energy. They often didn’t stop between songs, not even as bassist Dee Dee Ramone barked out the mad “1-2-3- 4” time signature that dictated the tempo for their next number. Guitarist Johnny Ramone and drummer Tommy Ramone would slam into breakneck unison with a power that could make audience members lean back, as if they’d been slammed in the chest. Johnny and Dee Dee played with legs astride, looking unconquerable. Between them stood lead singer Joey Ramone – gangly, with dark glasses and a hair mess that fell over his eyes, protecting him from a world that had too often been unkind – proclaiming the band’s hilarious, disturbing tales of misplacement and … [Read more...] about The Curse of the Ramones
Dig if you will the picture: 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, and the glorious summer when Prince simultaneously had the Number One single, album and movie in the USA. Alan Light (author of The Holy or the Broken, and a Rolling Stone veteran) celebrated the occasion with the new book Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain. While Let’s Go Crazy won’t fundamentally change how you feel about the Purple Rain album (spoiler alert: it’s a masterpiece), the book is a tasty smorgasbord for Prince fans. Light didn’t just dive into his clip file, he blended a history of his own super-fandom with new interviews with just about everyone who worked on the Purple Rain project (excepting Prince himself), including manager Bob Cavallo and multiple members of the Revolution, especially Wendy (Melvoin) and Lisa (Coleman). Ten slices of the purple banana: 1. Baby I’m a StarYou may have heard that Prince wrote “Purple Rain” … [Read more...] about 10 Things We Learned About Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Via ‘Let’s Go Crazy’
Leaving aside the Super Bowl halftime show and the assless pants, Prince is like Woody Allen: They’re both reclusive, sex-obsessed geniuses who release new material relentlessly and without any regard to the law of diminishing returns. Prince’s recording career now spans 31 years: Counting fan-club records, he’s averaged more than one studio album per year. His latestrelease actually contains three separate albums, including one he wrote and produced with his new protégée, Bria Valente. The package is excessive and uneven, of course, but it’s also intermittently brilliant and a real bargain (that is, if you buy it for $11.98 at Target — not so much if you download it with a $77 membership at lotusflow3r.com). Prince played every instrument on MPLSoUND — just like the old days, only now he gets obsessive with Pro Tools. He isn’t as bawdy as he once was (becoming a Jehovah’s Witness will do that), but he’s still got a lot of … [Read more...] about MPLSoUND