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Watch: Trailer For Gerardo Naranjo-Directed FX Series 'The Bridge' With Demian Bichir & Diane Kruger

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 16, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailers for the networks' fall shows are upon us (more on that later today), and here's a daring direction for a new show: a remake of a Scandinavian crime drama! No but really, FX's “The Bridge,” a trailer for which just arrived on Indiewire, looks interesting: a police procedural featuring the police of two different countries working on the same case, after a body turns up at a Texan border crossing between the US and Mexico.

Paul Feig Lines Up New Action Comedy To Direct & Demian Bichir To Make Directorial Debut

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 4, 2013 11:36 AM
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While “Bridesmaids” launched the career of Melissa McCarthy into an onslaught of projects with varying results, the film's director, Paul Feig, certainly took his time in deciding a follow-up. However, in the end it wasn't a wild shift, as he collaborated again with McCarthy for the upcoming buddy comedy with Sandra Bullock, “The Heat,” and along the way has decided on his team for the next project as well.

First Look At Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger In Remake Of 'The Bridge' From 'Miss Bala' Helmer Gerardo Naranjo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2013 10:06 AM
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If can you weren't aware, Danish television is currently having a bit of a moment. Last month, New Yorker did a fascinating profile on the country's television industry and the popularity of their shows at home and more importantly abroad, with the politically minded "Borgen," "The Killing" (duh) and "The Bridge" all gaining fervent fans. And with "The Killing" already been taken down the remake route, next is the "The Bridge" (there is a separate UK remake in the works too) being brought to life by "Miss Bala" helmer Gerardo Naranjo. And now we have a first look at what he's been up to.

Demian Bichir Joins 'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo's FX Series 'The Bridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 3:05 PM
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While foreign filmmakers dipping their toes into Hollywood waters can have mixed results, it looks like "Miss Bala" helmer Gerardo Naranjo is off to a great start with his brewing FX series "The Bridge." He's already nabbed Diane Kruger to take on the female lead role, and now he's got her male co-star, and it's an actor we're always keen to see more of.

Demian Bichir, 'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke & More Join Jude Law In 'Dom Hemingway'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 5:23 PM
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And just like that, "Dom Hemingway" has rounded out its cast to join Jude Law and "Withnail & I" star Richard E. Grant, and is headed in front of cameras as planned. First announced this spring around the Cannes Film Festival, the ratio of projects unveiled to those actually having a chance to get made is probably a 50/50 shot, but lo and behold, this one is sticking to the plan.

'The Heat' Is On: Demián Bichir, Jessica Chaffin & Jamie Denbo Join Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Cop Comedy

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 31, 2012 3:24 PM
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It’s may seem strange that Paul Feig, the man behind last summer’s female-centric comedy smash “Bridesmaids,” didn't immediately jump on the first big opportunity that came along in the wake of that film, but that's because he's wisely selected his follow-up project carefully, with the promising cop comedy “The Heat” set to go next. He’s already lined up megastar Sandra Bullock and “Bridesmaids” MVP Melissa McCarthy for the lead roles of a by-the-book FBI agent (Bullock) and an unconventional Boston cop (McCarthy), with a difficult relationship, and the film recently added familiar comedic talent in “Arrested Development” actor Tony Hale -- and now Feig is making the pot even sweeter.

Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'The Runway' Starring 'A Better Life' & 'Savages' Star Demian Bichir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 3:59 PM
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For Demian Bichir, the deserved Oscar nomination he received for his moving turn in "A Better Life," was validation for a career that has been building steadily. This year the actor is beginning to see the payoff with more substantial roles in bigger films like Oliver Stone's "Savages" (where he was one of the highlights) and Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" which is now shooting. But this week a film arrives that is likely to serve as a reminder of how he came to the attention of Hollywood in the first place.

New Images Of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek & More In 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 2:59 PM
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While Universal's decision to move Oliver Stone's "Savages" from a fall release date to a prime summer slot on the same weekend that "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters may seem like a strange choice, there's a certain logic to it from a counter-programming perspective. And moreover, it seems to be in the oddball spirit of the director himself, who usually doesn't miss an opportunity to provoke and challenge when given half the chance. And while we'll have to wait and see if the gamble will pay off, with just a couple weeks to go the studio has dropped a generous helping of new images of the film, giving us a chance to see what Stone is pulling together for his latest, pulpier effort.

Demian Bichir Follows Oscar Nom With Roles In 'Machete Kills' & William Friedkin's 'Trapped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 5:28 PM
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Sometimes an Oscar nomination (or more importantly a win) bumps you into a higher echelon, with more prestige style scripts crossing your desk and doors opening where they were closed. Or, it doesn't. And though he earned a well deserved Oscar nod for his turn in "A Better Life," Demian Birchir's next couple of projects likely won't find him returning to the Kodak Theater Dolby Theater anytime soon.

Patton Oswalt Disappointed Charlize Theron Wasn't Nominated At The Oscars, But Thrilled For Melissa McCarthy & Demian Bichir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 12:03 PM
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The Oscars, remember those? It all seems like a distant memory now, and it's hard to believe it was just a couple of weeks ago that we were sitting down in extra stretchy pants with some beer and unhealthy snack food to watch the annual Super Bowl for the movies. And while time will tell what the lasting impression from this year's ceremonies will be, debates will continue about who missed out and who should have won.

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