In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor’s reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister’s death and his father’s vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.
Will Forte posted a set photo to Instagram recently in order to hype up the upcoming MacGruber TV series coming to Peacock soon. MacGruber started out as a recurring Saturday Night Live skit of the same name which, although a little cheesy at times, had its chuckle-worthy moments. It was a gentle mockery of the more serious drama MacGyver starring Richard Dean Anderson. The parody skit was later adapted into a movie that debuted in 2010 without much fare at the box office. Regardless of its lack of critical success, the movie is considered a cult classic amongst its diehard fans.
In the photo, Forte and two other members of the main cast – Ryan Phillipe (Lt. Dixon Piper) and Kristen Wiig (Vicki Gloria St. Elmo) stand triumphantly, backlit by a beautiful, blue-sky sunset during the golden hour. Phillippe stares down the camera with his muscly arms crossed, while Forte and Wiig are flexing a classic superhero pose with their hands on their hips. There’s a building that looks like it has the words “Albuquerque Police” on the front. Phillippe is tagged in the post, but Wiig is not. Phillippe commented on the photo with a single word: “Squad”.
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If you’re one of the many excited MacGruber fans, you can check out the Instagram post below. There is no official release date yet for the show, but it is expected to debut in late 2021.
Ryan started shooting his new film provisionally called ‘Summit Fever’ in London, from there he flew to France and then to Italy where he has been shooting in ‘Mont Blanc’ (France) and now in Aoste (Italy).
The film is produced by Andrew Loveday and directed by Julian Gilbey and tells the story of a young climber who spends a hedonistic summer in Chamonix while attempting the world’s deadliest trio of mountains.
Even with the word “big” in the title, we weren’t prepared for the mammoth shock in the final moments of the Big Sky pilot when it premiered last fall.
After months of an advertising push featuring star Ryan Phillippe, the ABC series kicked things off with a bang when Phillippe‘s Cody was shot in the head and killed at the end of episode 1. It was a pull-the-rug-out twist that we so rarely get on network TV anymore with the advent of social media, but it hooked audiences from the start and quickly made the David E. Kelley drama a ratings hit.
But while Cody was always marked for death (thanks to the source material, C.J. Box’s The Highway), there was some debate about just when he should meet his grisly end. And if the pilot was too soon.
“I’ve been with this project since the inception and we kept playing with ‘When does Cody die?'” executive producer Ross Fineman revealed during the show’s PaleyFest LA panel. “For awhile there, it was actually in the second script, and there was a great cliffhanger, which I can’t remember at the moment, at the end of the first script.”
Ultimately, Fineman said the entire team was too enthused with the potential payoff of killing the person everyone assumed was the lead of the series in the final frames of the pilot. As John Carroll Lynch, who starred as Officer Rick Legarski, noted, it was far from the last shocking moment in the twisty series.
“The end of the pilot was so shocking but what has been extraordinary is that every episode is shocking,” he said. “Every episode has moments where when you’re reading the script you go, ‘You’re kidding me! Where are they going to go from here? How is that possible?’ And it just keeps going and going.”
Still, that pilot twist ran the risk of alienating viewers. Particularly Phillippe‘s fans who came to the show specifically to see him. So, ABC network president Karey Burke suggested the show build in scenes with flashbacks featuring Cody to soften that blow.
“The key to those was just keeping Cody alive emotionally for the other characters and for the audience,” executive producer Matthew Gross said. “That was the reason for doing it. But it did come at the suggestion of the network, and it was a correct one.”
Katheryn Winnick, who stars on the series as Jenny Hoyt, Cody’s estranged wife, also felt the flashbacks helped establish the bond between her and Cody’s partner, Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) via their love for Cody. “It was so important to have him because it helped me and Kylie’s characters really bond,” she reflected. “Two women, both in love with the same guy, they’re completely opposite, but they have a kinship and a mutual goal. They have to get through all that to be able to follow through with finding these girls and establish a partnership.”
Martial arts star Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4, Triple Threat) is re-teaming with director James Nunn (Eliminators, Green Street 3: Never Back Down) for One Shot, an upcoming actioner that also stars Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) and Ryan Phillippe (Shooter).
In this intense, non-stop action-thriller, relentlessly filmed in a single continuous take, an elite squad of Navy SEALs on a covert mission to transport a prisoner off a CIA black site island prison is trapped when insurgents attack, trying to rescue the same prisoner. Led by Lieutenant Blake Harris (Adkins), the team, including Deputy Site Manager Tom Shields (Phillippe), must trust the secret intel of Junior Analyst Zoe Anderson (Greene) in order to deliver the prisoner and thwart a pending terrorist attack on Washington D.C.
One Shot is produced by Ben Jacques (Accident Man) and (Final Score). Production for the film is scheduled to begin on March 9, 2021 with an estimated release due in 2022.