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Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2013 9:45 AM
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It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a return to the Baltimore streets, but that hasn't stopped actor Wendell Pierce from lamenting an intriguing prequel idea.

Watch: Tri-Lingual Trailer For Thriller 'Mobius' Starring Jean Dujardin, Tim Roth & Cecile De France

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 9:02 AM
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Last fall, our attention was grabbed in a big way by the teaser trailer for "Mobius." Coming somewhat out of nowhere, it certainly riffed on BRAAAHM-esque, "Inception"-style marketing, but was still tantalizingly mysterious, and provided more than enough stirring imagery to intrigue us. Well, with the movie set to open overseas shortly, a longer, more traditional trailer has dropped that's no less compelling.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Four' Is A Remarkable & Moving Portrait of Solitude

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 19, 2012 1:59 PM
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We are all faced with loneliness at one time or another, perhaps for longer periods than we can understand or accept. In a modern world, with all the connectivity our technology and our society have to offer, we may still be confronted by the looming threat of isolation. This condition of being alone, of lacking a friend, lover, or confidant in which to share your most personal self is the subject of “Four,” written and directed by Joshua Sanchez. In its relatively brief 76 minutes, the film provides a beautiful commentary on this state, a quiet and poetic meditation on the solitude of the human condition.

Michael Chiklis Will Square Off Against Jason Statham In 'Parker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 7:52 AM
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Clifton Collins Jr. & Wendell Pierce Also JoinFor Michael Chiklis, a leap to the big screen has been been curiously out of the reach. The star of "The Commish" and more recently "The Shield" memorably played The Thing in the "Fantastic Four" films but otherwise, has not made much of an impression in feature films, but it looks like he's going to get his shot.

Bunk! 'The Wire' Star Wendell Pierce To Play Blues Legend B.B. King In New Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2011 3:10 AM
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Patrick Fugit Joins Him In 'B.B. King And I'We suspect we've said this before, but, while we love basically every character on HBO's much-missed masterpiece "The Wire," our favorite may have been Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland, as embodied by Wendell Pierce, the warm beating heart of the show, but capable of regular badassery (watch the Season 3 confrontation with Omar, one of the great pieces of television acting by both Pierce and Michael K. Williams, for proof). Like many of the show's stars, the 49-year-old actor has gone on to bigger, if not better, things -- he's currently one of the key cast members in David Simon's 'Wire' follow-up "Treme," and before the year is out he'll crop up in both the comedy "Horrible Bosses" and in mega-franchise film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1." But it looks like he's finally landed a long overdue starring role.

Bunk From 'The Wire,' Other People We Don't Care As Much About Cast In 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2010 1:05 AM
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Edward Cullen, They Gonna Beat On Your White Ass Like It Was A Rented MuleNearly two years on from the end of our beloved "The Wire," actors from the show keep cropping up in odd places. Michael Williams (Omar) in "The Incredible Hulk." Seth Gilliam (Carver) in "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" Sonja Sohn (Kima) in "Step Up 2 The Streets." But so far, none have sunk so far as to make an appearance in the "Twilight" franchise. A man got to have a code, after all.

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