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Olivia Thirlby Goes Noir For 'The White Orchid'; 'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield Joins 'The Purge 2' & More

The Playlist By Ben Brock | The Playlist January 8, 2014 at 5:41PM

New year, new movies, new news. Over at THR we hear of a new project for Olivia Thirlby, who this website wishes got more work, so hurrah.
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Olivia Thirlby

New year, new movies, new news. Over at THR we hear of a new project for Olivia Thirlby, who this website wishes got more work, so hurrah. The project is called “The White Orchid,” and will be a California noir starring Thirlby as a social worker who gets involved in the investigation of a murder: that of the titular blonde. It'll also star Nichelle Nichols, the original Uhura, and will be directed by Steve Anderson.

A little while ago we reported on news of an Allman Brothers biopic, “Midnight Rider,” set to be directed by Randall Miller ("CBGB") and starring Tyson Ritter (of All-American Rejects) as Gregg Allman. That project continues apace, with news from THR that William Hurt has been cast as the older Gregg, looking back on his rise to stardom and doing his best to get clean in his old age.

Keith Stanfield had a good 2013, with his first ever role as Marcus in “Short Term 12 earning him (and the rest of the cast) acclaim. The Wrap has the news that he's now leveraged that into a role in “The Purge 2,” the sequel to 2013's surprise horror hit about a night of legal crime in a dystopian society. Frank Grillo and Michael K. Williams will also be appearing, because if there's one thing Michael K. Williams knows, it's committing crimes (on film).

And finally, over here in Britannia (via Hey U Guys), some news coming out of a chat between two of the nominees for BAFTA's Rising Star Award, George MacKay and Will Poulter, who featured respectively in director-actor Dexter Fletcher's two films “Wild Bill” and “Sunshine on Leith.” The two discussed the apparent possibility of appearing as brothers in another Fletcher film, though it won't be the somewhat troubled Freddie Mercury biopic that finally settled on Ben Whishaw for its leading man. It is one we know a little something about, however: “Provenance,” a long-planned Western about Londoners shipping out to the Old West (Victorian Londoners, presumably, unless it's also a time travel movie). But first, he has to get that Mercury movie made...

This article is related to: Olivia Thirlby, The White Orchid, Midnight Rider, William Hurt, Keith Stanfield, The Purge: Anarchy, Provenance, George MacKay, Will Poulter


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