Stephen Lang Joins WGN America’s ‘Salem’

By | Thursday April 17, 2014 @ 6:04pm PDT

Stephen Lang (Avatar)stephenlang2 has been tapped for a recurring role on WGN America‘s drama series Salem. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and centers on Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), the beautiful, ruthless but vulnerable wife of the ancient, ailing but very wealthy George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), one of Salem’s town Selectmen. Innovative Artists-repped Lang will play Increase Mather, an old-line, hard-core Puritan who led the way across the ocean to the Promised Land in the late 1600s. Intellectually, spiritually and politically, he’s the most influential man in the country — and the most feared. Read More »

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James Cameron Has Found ‘Avatar’s Darth Vader: It’s Stephen Lang

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 10:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Even though Stephen Lang‘s Col. Miles Quaritch character seemed to have run his course in 20th Century Fox’s Avatar, director James Cameron has revealed that Lang is not only returning for the sequel, he’s going to be part of the next three films. It sounds like he’s the closest thing to a mix between Star Wars‘ Darth Vader and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character. “Steven was so memorable in the first film, we’re privileged to have him back,” Cameron said. “I’m not going to say exactly how we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who’s also become a good friend.”

Cameron has been working out brainy plot details throughout his career — how many times has the time travel concept from the original Terminator film been swiped over the years — so I’ll bet he’s come up with something thrilling. As for Lang, he’s been turning in memorable performances since going back to the Michael Mann TV series Crime Story and in character roles in films like White Irish Drinkers. Good on Lang, who’s repped by Innovative.

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‘Avatar’s Stephen Lang Joins China-Set Pic ‘The Dragon Angel’

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 12:55pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Lang will play the dual role of a French Colonel in 1860 China and the mysterious chauffeur of an American architect in modern-day Beijing in The Dragon Angel, a family adventure movie. Pitof, … Read More »

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Stephen Lang To Star In ABC’s ‘Reckless’

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 10:44am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Avatar‘s Stephen Lang has been tapped for a lead in ABC‘s drama pilot Reckless. Written by Chris Black and directed by Martin Campbell, the thriller centers on David (Patrick Fugit), a resourceful problem solver … Read More »

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Stephen Lang, Vinnie Jones Join ‘34th Battalion’

By | Thursday January 3, 2013 @ 10:49pm PST

Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.

EXCLUSIVE: Vinnie Jones and Stephen Lang have joined the ensemble cast of The 34th Battalion, the $20 million saga … Read More »

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‘Terra Nova’ Co-Star Stephen Lang Calls Fox’s Decision To Cancel Series “Myopic”

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 5:40pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: While Terra Nova star Jason O’Mara took to Twitter moments after Fox cancelled Terra Nova and has been rallying fan support ever since, his co-lead on the show Stephen Lang had not commented on the issue until now. Here is Lang’s reaction to the cancellation in his own words. … Read More »

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‘Terra Nova’ Moves To Pick Up Stars Jason O’Mara & Stephen Lang, Add High-Level Writers While Awaiting Renewal Decision

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 12:03pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has not made a decision on a Terra Nova renewal, but the series’ producers are moving to secure key actors and beef up writer ranks to be ready for production on Season 2. The options on the cast of the prehistoric drama are up on December 31, and I’ve learned that pickups for stars Jason O’Mara and Stephen Lang are imminent. With the cast options’ expiration date looming, the network originally was expected to make a decision on the series last week, following a top-level meeting between the heads of 20th Century Fox, which produces Terra Nova, and Fox on December 16. That didn’t happen, but the pickup of sought-after actors O’Mara and Lang gives Fox a little bit of breathing room, and the network is now expected to make its decision in January. That would make for a very tight production schedule on Terra Nova, which has to begin filming in April to make a September premiere date because of the series’ extensive post-production, including visual effects. Read More »

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Fox Series ‘Terra Nova’ Finds Female Lead

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After an extensive search, British actress Shelley Conn has landed the female lead opposite Jason O’Mara and Stephen Lang on Fox’s upcoming adventure series Terra Nova. The project, produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin, follows Jim Shannon (O’Mara), Elizabeth Shannon (Conn) and their 3 kids – an ordinary family from 2149 who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. Production on Terra Nova Read More »

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Done Deal: ‘Avatar’ Co-Star Stephen Lang Set As ‘Terra Nova’ Leading Man

Nellie Andreeva

Avatar baddie Stephen Lang has closed a deal to star on Fox’s upcoming series Terra Nova, just as Deadline predicted. He will play the lead opposite Jason O’Mara on Terra Nova, a colony of humans from 2149 who take a second … Read More »

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Ellen Burstyn Rounds Out ‘Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You’ Cast

By | Wednesday August 18, 2010 @ 2:58am PDT

The Italian production starts shooting today in Central Park, New York City. The Oscar-winning actress joins Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Regbo (Harry Potter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) in this coming-of-age story. … Read More »

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