The name “Frank Grillo” does not get thrown around a whole lot, but I think that’s going to change over the next few years. The memorable (albeit small) turns in decent-to-strong films like Warrior and The Grey count for something — well, I at least like to think they count for something — but Joe Carnahan‘s plans to have him lead the Death Wish remake is, quite easily, the biggest step of his entire career thus far. And it’s not a bad step in its own right, either.
But there’s still another supporting turn waiting for him — a good one, it seems. According to Variety, Grillo is the latest (and possibly one of the final) additions to Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama bin Laden film, tentatively titled Zero Dark Thirty. We don’t know who he’ll be playing, or how big his role will prove to be, but it’s putting him in the company of some big talent; thankfully, I think he’ll be able to acquit himself with relative ease.
The main cast is headlined by Joel Edgerton (his Warrior co-star), Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Strong, Nash Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, and Harold Perrineau. Zero Dark Thirty (we’ll just call it that for now) will open on December 19th, thanks to Sony Pictures; Universal have just acquired the international rights.
Is this a good addition for Bigelow and the rest of the cast?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Show! This week, I am joined by Michael Snydel and Bill Graham. First, we discuss the death of director Jonathan Demme. Then, we talk about the anime film Your Name. by Makoto Shinkai. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream download (right-click and save as…). […]
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