Chris Cooper Departs Discovery Channel’s ‘Klondike’ Miniseries

By | Wednesday March 27, 2013 @ 9:31am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Chris Cooper Spider-Man 2Chris Cooper has exited Discovery Channel‘s miniseries Klondike due to a personal matter that has unexpectedly arisen. The Oscar winner was the first actor cast in the mini, produced by Scott Free Prods, Discovery Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures. Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich In The Klondike, the mini tells the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small frontier town in the remote Klondike. Cooper was to play Father Judge, who has come to Klondike to atone for his violent past on a mission to save souls. The role will now be recast. “I have nothing but respect and admiration for Discovery, Ridley Scott and the very talented cast and crew for bringing this compelling project called Klondike to life and for inviting me to be a part of it,” Cooper said. “It is with regret that I am unable to continue, but I look forward to another opportunity to hopefully work with Discovery in the future.” Read More »

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Chris Cooper Cast As Norman Osborne In ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 1:00pm PST

Chris Cooper Spider-Man 2Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has set Chris Cooper to play Norman Osborn, Deadline has confirmed. Father to Peter Parker’s pal Harry, Norman Osborn is the alter ego of … Read More »

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Chris Cooper To Star In Discovery Channel’s ‘Klondike’ Miniseries

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 12:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Following in the footsteps of History, which made a splashy entrance into scripted programming with the blockbuster miniseries Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner, Discovery Channel too has tapped an Oscar winner for its first scripted … Read More »

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Actor Chris Cooper Leaves Paradigm After Decade

By | Friday November 30, 2012 @ 2:15pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Cooper has left Paradigm, Deadline has learned. The actor is said to be in talks with CAA, according to a source but will remain agentless for the time being. This comes after a decade at Paradigm … Read More »

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Pilot ‘The Corrections’ Is A Go At HBO

By | Wednesday November 2, 2011 @ 7:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With 2 Oscar winners, Chris Cooper and Diane Wiest, already cast as the leads, this was a no-brainer, but it’s now official: HBO’s drama pilot The Corrections is proceeding to … Read More »

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Brendan Gleeson In Robert Redford’s ‘The Company You Keep’

Mike Fleming

The Guard star Brendan Gleeson has joined Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Brit Marling and Anna Kendrick in the Redford-directed The Company You Keep. Gleeson will next be seen opposite Glenn Close in … Read More »

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It’s Official: Chris Cooper Set To Star In Noah Baumbach’s HBO Pilot ‘The Corrections’

By | Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 2:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After lengthy negotiations, Oscar winner Chris Cooper has closed his deal to star in HBO’s Noah Baumbach/Scott Rudin drama pilot The Corrections. Cooper and fellow Oscar winner Dianne Wiest will play the leads in the project based on … Read More »

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Dianne Wiest Set, Chris Cooper In Talks To Star In Noah Baumbach/Scott Rudin’s HBO Pilot ‘The Corrections’

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 3:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO is going for some serious acting firepower on the Noah Baumbach/Scott Rudin drama The Corrections. The pay cable network has Oscar winner Chris Cooper in negotiations and two-time … Read More »

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Hot Parody: Disney’s ‘The Muppets’

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 11:11am PDT
Mike Fleming

Taking a page from the quick-cut teaser trailer done by director David Fincher for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the makers of The Muppets have generated their own to promote the family comedy that premieres November 23 through Disney. James Bobin directs and Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris … Read More »

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