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'Warrior' Star Frank Grillo Joins The Cast Of Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 8:38 PM
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At this point, we're beginning to suspect that in order to cast her still-untitled film about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow incepted us, found out all our favorite actors and actresses, and put them in her movie. First, she cast Australian actor Jason Clarke from "Brotherhood," and "Parks & Recreation" scene stealer Chris Pratt. Then came rising star Joel Edgerton, of "Warrior" not-quite-fame, along with "Carlos" star Edgar Ramirez, 'Tinker Tailor' stand out Mark Strong, and The Playlist's Woman of the Year 2011, Jessica Chastain. And after that? The always-wonderful Jennifer Ehle, and Coach Taylor himself, "Friday Night Lights" and "Super 8" star Kyle Chandler, along with Harold Perrineau Jr, Nash Edgerton and Fares Fares.

On The Rise 2012: 10 Actors We're Tipping For Stardom In The Future

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2012 3:30 PM
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Last week, we took a look at the relative dearth of leading men in Hollywood: why Tom Cruise, Will Smith et al remain at the top of the tree, and why so few serious competitors have emerged since. But one of the most exciting things about our job is getting to watch the new names that emerge, breakouts who have the potential to join the A-listers, or at the very least, deliver a host of hugely exciting performances for decades to come.

Joe Carnahan Says 'Death Wish' Will Be A Contemporary Remake Based On The Book, Frank Grillo Eyed For A Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 12:24 PM
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Yesterday, Twitter enthusiast Joe Carnahan promised his followers he would provide an update on the just announced remake of "Death Wish" he will be writing and directing. And, for those who stayed glued to their feeds, they got a little bigger window into what "The Grey" helmer has planned.

Review: 'The Grey' Pits Stock Characters Against Cartoon Wolves

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2012 10:08 PM
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It wasn’t long ago that Liam Neeson was considered a prestigious name in film. Though his early career was peppered with genre roles, “Schindler’s List” put him on the map as an awards-friendly leading man. But in the past few years, Neeson has reinvented himself once again, into the hardest of men, a proud warrior who will throw down with any on-comer. You no longer need exposition in a Liam Neeson movie, only his weathered, battered face.

Alexander Skarsgård Will 'Disconnect' In New Film From 'Murderball' Director Henry-Alex Rubin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 4:23 AM
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It seems Alexander Skarsgård is making the most of his time off from fang banging in "True Blood." The actor is currently shooting the indie flick “What Maisie Knew” with Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan, he just lined up "The East" with Brit Marling and now he's added another project to his slate from a director we haven't heard from in a while.

Empire Big Screen '11 Review: 'Warrior' Is Silly, Over-Familiar & Enormously Effective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 12, 2011 11:12 AM
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Considering that it's the fastest rising sport in the world and that it's inherently cinematic in a way that, say, baseball isn't, it's surprising that Hollywood hasn't made greater hay out of mixed martial arts (or MMA). For the newcomer, it's essentially a blend of boxing, wrestling and a good old bar fight, a mix you would have thought would have led to far more movie outings than David Mamet's "Redbelt" and next year's Kevin James (yes, Kevin James) vehicle "Here Comes the Boom." But a movie opening next month, Gavin O'Connor's "Warrior," which we caught today as the first surprise public screening at Empire Big Screen in London, is planting its feet firmly in the cage, and it's taking two of the fastest rising stars in town, "Inception" 's Tom Hardy and "Animal Kingdom" 's Joel Edgerton, in with it.

Frank Grillo Joins 'Gangster Squad' & 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 3:19 AM
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Wait, who? While the name Frank Grillo might be not familiar yet, Hollywood has certainly taken a shine to the actor lately. Best known for his stint on the shortlived ABC series "The Gates" (or for his role as Jessup on the daytime soap "The Guiding Light") Grillo has been earning strong buzz for his role as Joel Edgerton's trainer in the upcoming "Warrior" and has already knocked out a performance in Stephen Frears' "Lay The Favorite." Well, Grillo is going to spend the rest of 2011 working on two high-profile pictures adding some serious meat to his scattered IMDB page.

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