EXCLUSIVE: His songs have appeared in films from Transformers to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Now Linkin Park’s Joseph Hahn has tried so hard, and got so far that he’s made the jump from the recording studio to the director’s chair. Paragon Pictures has picked up North American rights to Hahn’s feature helming debut Mall, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville in the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.
Hahn serves as beat master for Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park and directed dozens of its music videos prior to making his feature debut. D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee adapted the script from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel. Mall is produced by D’Onofrio alongside Sam Maydew for Silver Lining Entertainment. Hahn most recently directed the music video for “New Divide,” the Linkin Park track that appears in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, and the band’s latest music video, for “Until It’s Gone” from its current album The Hunting Party. Read More »
Marvel is adding some serious acting chops to its 13-episode Netflix series Daredevil. Law & Order: Criminal Intent alum Vincent D’Onofrio will co-star opposite Charlie Cox in the series, set to premiere in 2015, Marvel announced today. (It is unclear why the company chose a mugshot-style photo of D’Onofrio, right, to accompany its announcement). D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk (known as supervillain The Kingpin in the Marvel Comics universe), a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock (Cox) and his alter ego Daredevil. In the 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck, the role of Fisk/Kingpin was played by Michael Clarke Duncan. The Daredevil series was written by executive producer Drew Goddard, with Steven S. DeKnight recently hired as executive producer/showrunner. Daredevil is the first of four 13-episode superhero series set in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, which Marvel is producing for Netflix. It will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, with the characters from each show then coming together for an Avengers-type superhero teaming in a chapter-closing miniseries.
EXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Indian star Irrfan Khan will star in Universal‘s franchise reboot Jurassic World. D’Onofrio will play the bad guy in the pic that Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are also attached to star in. D’Onofrio, repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman, recently wrapped The Judge opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. He will next be seen in Pelé as the coach and in Run All Night starring opposite Liam Neeson. Khan’s role remains under wraps, but his credits include Life Of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man as well as last year’s Cannes success The Lunchbox. He is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Colin Trevorrow is directing Jurassic World from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, and it is set for a 3D release June 12, 2015.
Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to play the brother of Robert Downey Jr’s character in The Judge, the Warner Bros dramedy that also stars Robert Duvall. Bill Dubuque was pegged to pen a new draft of the Nick Schenk script, about a big-city lawyer (Downey) who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father (Duvall), the town‘s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. David Dobkin is directing, and Downey and Susan Downey are producing with Dobkin. D’Onofrio just completed the off-Broadway show Clive opposite Ethan Hawke and Zoe Kazan. On the big screen, he just wrapped the action comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles and next appears in the indie Broken Horses with Anton Yelchin and Thomas Jane. D’Onofrio is repped by UTA and the Collective.
EXCLUSIVE: Joining Oscar- and Tony-winner Marcia Gay Harden are Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brian Geraghty and Vincent D’Onofrio in the film set in a small Midwestern town. Supreme Ruler follows Steve (Morgan) as he campaigns to become “Supreme Ruler” of his local Buffalo lodge. He soon finds himself challenged by Hank (D’Onofrio), an elder lodge member. To gain more support, he travels to the Order’s annual convention in Chicago where he befriends Nancy (Harden), a more established “Supreme Ruler.” The project is the directorial debut of Duane Edwards, who previously directed the shorts Hit And Run and The Confession. Steven A. Jones (Wild Things) will produce. Read More »
Myriad Pictures has picked up international sales rights for Jennifer Lynch’s psychological thriller Chained. Myriad will show buyers the first footage of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. Chained, starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Julia Ormond and Eamon Farren, centers on a serial killer and an abducted child who begins to follow in the killer’s footsteps. Lynch’s most recent film, Surveillance, grabbed a midnight screening slot at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was named Best Film at the Sitges horror/fantasy festival. It went on to gain a cult following.
The tenth and final season of USA’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, featuring original stars Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, will launch on May 1. Also on May 1, USA’s drama In Plain Sight will return for a fourth season with new showrunners Ed Decter and John Strauss.
There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA in the past month or so. I hear the network looked at a number of scenarios, including a full-season pickup, two-season pickup and a partial season pickup until settling on the idea for an eight-episode order for what would be the show’s 10th and final season. I hear that a final pickup decision, which largely hinges on making the economics work, will be made in the next couple of days, and the network is looking to bring some of the show’s original players, including Vincent D’Onofrio. Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum, who starred on the show for the last 2 seasons, has decided not to return. The options on all the actors formally expired on July 31 after being extended by a month on June 30 when they were originally up. For Goldblum, the decision coincided with an agency switch. He has left Gersh and signed with CAA. Goldblum took on the role of Law & Order: CI‘s new leading man last fall when, in a major cast overhaul, original stars D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe exited, along with veteran Eric Bogosian. Goldblum now stars in Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue at London’s Old Vic. Law & Order: CI, which originated on NBC, was the second spinoff from the mothership Law & Order series, which was canceled by NBC in May after 20 … Read More »
Alfred Molina has joined Skeet Ulrich on NBC’s upcoming Law & Order spinoff, Law & Order: Los Angeles. He will play Deputy D.A. Morales. ”I am thrilled that Fred is LOLA‘s Deputy D.A.,” creator-executive producer Dick Wolf said. “He joins a remarkable list of some of America’s greatest character actors like Sam Waterson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeff Goldblum, Steven Hill, Dianne Wiest and Michael Moriarity as stars of the Law & Order-branded series.”
Ulrich was previously tapped to play Detective Rex Winters, one of the two detectives at the center of the crime procedural. Production on LOLA is slated to begin on Aug. 2 for a Sept. 22 premiere.
Molina is coming off a Tony-nominated turn on Broadway in Red. On the big screen, he is currently seen in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. LOLA will mark Molina’s first regular series gig since the 2002 sitcom Bram and Alice. Law & Order: Los Angeles is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Wolf, Rene Balcer, Blake Masters and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.