Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Casting: Ving Rhames Back For 'Mission: Impossible 5,' Paul Giamatti Joins N.W.A. Biopic And More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 18, 2014 at 9:42AM

In case you were worried about the continuity of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, never fear: Ving Rhames will be back once again for "Mission: Impossible 5." Director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the actor's return on Twitter, with Rhames reprising his Luther Stickell role.
3
Mission: Impossible III Ving Rhames

In case you were worried about the continuity of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, never fear: Ving Rhames will be back once again for "Mission: Impossible 5." Director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the actor's return on Twitter, with Rhames reprising his Luther Stickell role. In case you forgot, he appeared briefly at the end of "Mission: Impossible —Ghost Protocol" and we'll presume he'll have a bit more to do in this next entry in the series. [via SuperHeroHype]

Paul Giamatti will play music manager Jerry Heller in the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" directed by F. Gary Gray. Heller managed the groundbreaking hip hop group during their rise to fame, but was also blamed by members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre for hastening group's breakup by favoring Eazy E in business decisions. The film arrives in theatres on August 14, 2015. [THR]

"Les Miserables" star Samantha Barks has joined Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton in the drama "A Hundred Streets" (formerly known as "One Square Mile"). The currently lensing movie will follow "interconnecting London stories" and co-star Ken Stott, Charlie Creed Miles, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby. [Screen Daily]

Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia have come aboard the sci-fi "Geostorm" starring Gerard Butler. The movie will follow "a stubborn but charming satellite designer (Butler) who, when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother (Sturgess) to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. As the designer heads into space, the brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president." WTF. Dean Devlin directs with filming kicking off this fall in New Orleans. [THR]

The cast of "Orange Is The New Black" is getting bigger for season three, adding comedian Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk With Me"). His role is being kept under wraps for now. [THR]

Christopher Lloyd, Jane Kaczmarek and Tekola Cornetet have come together for the indie family film "The Boat Builder." The story will follow "a one-time Merchant Marine captain who in the twilight of his years and against the wishes of his daughter (Kaczmarek), endeavors to construct a seaworthy vessel in his oceanfront yard. Abner's scheme is complicated when he's befriended by Rick (Cornetet), a bright, inquisitive child in a difficult foster situation." Arnold Grossman directs with production now underway. [The Wrap]

Thandie Newton has joined the sprawling ensemble of Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman in HBO's "Westworld." The actress will play a theme park madame in the series from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. [Deadline]

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" is taking it up a notch for the fourth season, adding the world's smallest woman Jyoti Amge. The new season will take place in the 1950s and center on one of the last remaining freak shows. [Variety]

Malin Akerman has joined Dan Stevens in the Oren Moverman produced "The Ticket." Ido Fluk directs the movie about "a sightless man (Stevens) who suddenly regains his vision only to be “blinded” by his obsession with the superficial." Production is now underway. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, Paul Giamatti, Straight Outta Compton, Samantha Barks, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Orange is the New Black, Mike Birbiglia, Christopher Lloyd, Thandie Newton, Westworld, American Horror Story, Malin Akerman, The Ticket, Television, TV News, A Hundred Streets, Geostorm, The Boat Builder


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates