EXCLUSIVE: The actor has booked a baddie gig in the hybrid live-action/CGI pic. Holt McCallany is joining Lucas Till, Amy Ryan and Jane Levy in Paramount Animation’s Monster Trucks for director Chris Wedge (Epic, Ice Age). He’ll play Burke, an intense and dangerous security contractor who will stop at nothing to get his job done — even it means roughing up teenagers. Paramount is hoping to fire up a Transformers-type franchise with the pic scripted Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and produced by Mary Parent. The pic arrives May 29, 2015. McCallany’s recent credits include toplining the drama series Golden Boy at CBS and Lights Out for FX along with big-screen appearances in Gangster Squad and Bullet To The Head. He recently wrapped shooting on the features Run All Night and Cyber. McCallany is repped by APA, Mosaic, and attorney Rick Genow.
EXCLUSIVE: Lights Out star Holt McCallany has booked a lead role opposite Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis in the untitled Legendary Pictures movie being directed by Michael Mann that centers on cyber terrorism. The thriller is expected to begin shooting this month in China. The plot is being kept quiet, but McCallany will play a street-smart U.S. Marshal charged with the custody of Hemsworth’s character. McCallany played heavyweight champ Patrick “Lights Out” Leary on the FX series that lasted one season. That jump-started a string of feature roles including in Gangster Squad and Bullet To The Head. He is repped by APA and Mosaic.
Lights Out star Holt McCallany has joined the cast of CBS’ drama pilot Golden Boy, from Nick Wootton and Greg Berlanti. The project, produced by Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Prods. and directed by Richard Shepard, centers on cop Walter Clark (James) and chronicles his meteoric rise from officer to detective and ultimately police commissioner. McCallany, repped by APA, Mosaic and attorney Rick Genow, will plat Detective Diaco, a homicide detective who fancies himself as a super-connected man about town. McCallany, who received praise for his starring role on the FX boxing drama Lights Out, just finished Warner Bros.’ Gangster Squad opposite Sean Penn and Bullet to the Head opposite Sylvester Stallone.
Damages alum Tate Donovan has been cast in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious, from Universal TV and BermanBraun. Written by Liz Heldens, it is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Lawson family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Gersh-repped Donovan will play Robert Lawson’s (Victor Garber) oldest child, the smart and cold CFO of Lawson Pharmaceuticals. Gersh-repped Donovan just wrapped Ben Affleck’s Argo and before that starred in Good People on Broadway opposite Frances McDormand.
EXCLUSIVE: Holt McCallany, who starred in FX’s now-canceled but critically acclaimed boxing drama Lights Out this past season, has landed a role as the bodyguard and main enforcer to Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in Warner Bros’ Gangster Squad. He joins Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi in the Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama set in 1949 Los Angeles. Will Beall wrote the script, about an elite police squad that tracks down bad guys like Cohen. McCallany recently wrapped the indie film White Space and is now shooting Walter Hill’s Headshot opposite Sylvester Stallone for Joel Silver and Warner Bros. He is repped by APA and Mosaic.
FX’s new boxing drama Lights Out won’t premiere until January, but the network has already started airing the first teaser for it. Since the promo skimps on the story to go for an emotional impact, here is a little about the show: It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick “Lights Out” Leary, a retired boxer with pugilistic dementia eyeing a comeback to support his family. Stacy Keach plays his father and former trainer.