MIPTV: Italian Actress Violante Placido Joins ‘Transporter – The Series’

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 3:58am PDT

violante placidoEXCLUSIVE: France’s Atlantique Productions is set to premiere footage from the second season of Transporter – The Series here in Cannes tomorrow, with showrunner Frank Spotnitz on hand. Based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, the series stars Chris Vance as professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. Joining Vance is Italian actress Violante Placido who will play Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer who first met Frank when he rescued her from captivity in North Africa. Two years on, the brilliant strategist has come to work transporter__140123184524for him. Placido, repped by APA and The Lasher Group, broke out at home in L’Anima Gemella in 2002 and was nominated for a David di Donatello Best Actress award for Gianni Veronesi’s 2004 Che Ne Sarà Di Noi? Her feature Hollywood credits include Anton Corbijn’s George Clooney-starrer The American and 2011′s Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. Most recently, she starred in French crime drama Le Guetteur, directed by her father Michel Placido and starring Daniel Auteuil and Mathieu Kassovitz. TNT acquired both seasons of Transporter earlier this year and will air it in fall 2014. Read More »

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Production On Cinemax’s ‘Transporter’ On Hold After Star Chris Vance Gets Injured

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 8:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Filming of Cinemax’s upcoming series Transporter has been temporary suspended after the series star, Chris Vance was injured while shooting an action sequence. I hear no return has been set and the hiatus is expected to last at least 2 weeks. “We want to ensure Chris’ return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this fast-paced, action-packed series,” executive producer/showrunner Steve Shill said. Transporter had been shooting in Toronto, with production on the series’ 12-epiosde order slated to continue through November. Read More »

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Cinemax’s ‘Transporter’ Showrunners Exit

By | Tuesday August 30, 2011 @ 5:48pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Three weeks into filming on Cinemax’s 12-episode series Transporter, the action drama’s executive producers/showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have left over creative differences. Veteran TV director-producer Steven Shill, who was recently brought in to work alongside … Read More »

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Cinemax’s ‘Transporter’ Series Casts Male & Female Leads

By | Friday May 20, 2011 @ 11:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Chris Vance was cast as the male lead and Andrea Osvart as the female lead in Transporter, Cinemax’s 12-episode action series based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise. The seriesRead More »

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Cinemax Greenlights ‘Transporter’ Series Executive Produced by Luc Besson

By | Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 10:49am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Cinemax is teaming with Luc Besson for a TV series based on his popular Transporter film franchise. After lengthy negotiations, HBO’s sibling pay-cable channel has committed to 12 episodes of  the action drama, produced by French company Atlantique and executive … Read More »

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‘Transporter’ TV Series Filming Early 2011; EuropaCorp Thinking About ‘Taken’ Show

By | Sunday December 12, 2010 @ 11:40am PST

A U.S. broadcaster is already on board the new Transporter TV show, based on the hit movie franchise from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp movie factory. EuropaCorp won’t say who the US partner is, “but it’s a big one,” chairman Pierre-Ange Le … Read More »

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