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New Images Of Steve Buscemi, Michael K. Williams, Bobby Cannavale & More In 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 2:44 PM
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Yes, there are just a few weeks to go before the summer is over and the blitzkrieg of the fall festival and movie season begins. For most folks, all of these highly touted movies vying for awards and acclaim will be making a slow roll to theaters -- if they even arrive at all -- but HBO has got your entertainment needs covered. "Boardwalk Empire" is back in September, and a batch of new images are here to get you ready.

Michael K. Williams Boots Up To 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 10:59 PM
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After making his name on the wrong end of the law on TV to acclaim on shows like "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," the always awesome Michael K. Williams is ready to fight for the good guys in a major summer tentpole.

'Twelve Years A Slave' Becomes More Awesome By Adding Michael K. Williams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2012 3:52 PM
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So far, Steve McQueen's films --"Hunger" and "Shame" -- have favored small casts delivering intense drama, but with "Twelve Years A Slave" he's switching the game. The subject matter is still sober (slavery), but he's enlisting pretty much every one of our favorite actors in a cinephile's equivalent of pornography. And he's added one more name to the already stellar cast.

Celebrate The Ten-Year Anniversary: Watch 'The Wire: The Musical'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 5, 2012 12:18 PM
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Ten years ago this month, "The Wire" premiered on HBO. While the show was mostly met with indifference at first, was routinely ignored by the Emmys and almost always faced cancellation from season to season, the show has obviously posthumusly grown in stature and is now well-regarded as one of the greatest shows to ever appear on television. Created by ex- Baltimore police reporter David Simon with the assistance of former Baltimore police detective Ed Burns, in many ways, 'The Wire" changed the game of TV with its scope of vision and longtail patience.

Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic 'Dirty White Boy' Will Feature The Wu-Tang Clan Playing Themselves

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 4:25 PM
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Music biopics come and go, but this spring minds were blown when the always awesome Michael K. Williams was cast as Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film "Dirty White Boy." Of course, any movie involving ODB has to include the Wu-Tang Clan, and the idea of trying to find actors to fill those roles would be a mind-boggling challenge. But likely, the filmmakers don't have to worry about that.

Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 1, 2012 9:21 AM
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Amazing: Michael K. Williams To Play Ol' Dirty Bastard In Biopic 'Dirty White Boy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2012 2:16 PM
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While biopics on N.W.A. and Tupac have been talked about for a while now, and seem to be stuck in development, it looks like a movie about one of their contemporaries is not only moving forward, but has made a brilliant and bold casting choice: Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from "The Wire") will be playing Ol' Dirty Bastard in "Dirty White Boy." Fucking yes.

Michael K. Williams Won't Be In 'Django Unchained' But Books 'Snitch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 3:00 PM
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Bummer! Though once mooted for the lead role that eventually went to Jamie Foxx, Quentin Taraninto has long had his eye on Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from "The Wire") for a role in "Django Unchained." The actor himself chatted up the prospect of starring in the movie, saying earlier this year that the director was writing a part for him and following that up shortly thereafter with the tease that his participation looked "good to go." But a long time has past since, with a ton of casting along the way and unfortunately, Williams won't be in the film.

Michael K. Williams & Isaiah Washington Team For Indie-Thriller 'The Suspect'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 27, 2011 2:59 AM
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After years of excellent work, Michael K. Williams is finally starting to reap the rewards in a mainstream capacity with a recurring role on the Martin Scorsese-backed HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," a guest spot on this season of "Community," and more recently, a role that looks good to go in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" specifically written after Williams lost out the lead role to Jamie Foxx.

Michael K. Williams Says 'Django Unchained' Role Looks Good To Go

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2011 2:30 AM
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Says He'll Co-Star In 'Sparkle' Remake With Whitney Houston & Cee-Lo Green; R. Kelly Doing The SoundtrackIt was just under a week ago that Michael K. Williams first revealed that while he lost out on the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming "Django Unchained," that the director might be writing a new part for him. Well, as the actor continues to do the rounds to promote the second season of "Boardwalk Empire" (the first episode aired last night), he's becoming much more chatty and confident about his prospects for 'Django.'

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