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John C. Reilly has joined the HBO pilot about the 1980s Showtime Lakers in a recasting. Reilly will play the role of former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, replacing Michael Shannon, who exited the project over creative differences. The character is described as a self-made millionaire whose success has only amplified his proclivity for risk, Buss […]
“Boardwalk Empire” breakout Michael Shannon has been cast to play former Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss on HBO’s now-untitled pilot about the iconic 1980s team.Shannon joins Jason Clarke, who was previously announced for the key Jerry West role, in the pilot from Adam McKay.The prospective hour-long series is a true story based on Jeff Pearlman’s non-fiction book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” The pilot had previously been referred to by HBO as “Showtime,” the team’s nickname for that dominant decade, but it is now being called “The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project.”Also Read: How 'Barry' Avoided a Sophomore Slump and Allowed Bill Hader to Embrace His Dark SideThough an HBO spokeswoman told TheWrap she is “not sure about the reason for the switch,” it’s probably not a major stretch to speculate that HBO may not want a show’s title to have the same name as one of its key premium-cable channel competitors.Anyway, here is the logline: “A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties-a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.”And HBO’s description of the Buss character: “A self-made millionaire whose success has only amplified his proclivity for risk. Buss redefines American sports, celebrity, and wealth by transforming the Lakers into a dynasty but his house of cards threatens to collapse on him–and the people he loves most.”Also Read: Jason Clarke to Star as LA Lakers Legend Jerry West in HBO's 'Showtime' Pilot From Adam McKayMcKay, an executive producer through his yet-to-be-named new company, is currently casting the pilot, which will go into production in September. McKay will also direct the pilot. Kevin Messick, who works at McKay’s new production company, is also an executive producer.Max Borenstein is writer and executive producer. Jim Hecht is co-writer of story and an executive producer. Jason Shuman is an executive producer.Clarke, who will star alongside Helen Mirren in upcoming HBO miniseries “Catherine The Great,” is represented by WME, Robert Stein Management, attorney Carlos Goodman and Narrative PR.Read original story Michael Shannon to Play Lakers Owner Jerry Buss in HBO Pilot About Dominant ’80s Team At TheWrap
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Michael Shannon just earned his second Oscar nomination for his turn as a cop with a somewhat lax attitude toward vigilante vengeance in last fall’s Nocturnal Animals. It was yet another in a long line of menacingly intense performances from the 42-year-old actor, and he’ll again assume a similar role as the villain of this April’s Salt and Fire from legendary director Werner Herzog. In the clip, Shannon’s CEO Matt Riley takes Veronica Ferres’ ecologist Laura to an abandoned train graveyard in the middle of the South American desert.
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Asked what makes a Tom Ford set different from any other Hollywood director’s, one thing immediately came to Amy Adams’s mind: the haircuts the iconic fashion designer-turned-filmmaker gave his actors on his sophomore feature, Nocturnal Animals. “Michael [Shannon] and Aaron [Taylor-Johnson] have talked about the fact that Tom actually cut their hair,” Adams told Yahoo Movies (watch above) at the film’s Los Angeles press day. Shannon was not present at the junket, but Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) confirmed as much.
All the way back in 2013, there was a sleepy arthouse motion picture named Man of Steel. Among its players was actor Michael Shannon, who played the antagonist, Zod. When Shannon was interviewed by Fandango, they asked him if he had watched that film’s followup, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Usually, when an actor is asked by a reporter for information about an upcoming comic book movie, they wink and speak in vague clichés, hoping to avoid divulging any secrets. Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, on the other hand, gives out the most insane details possible, then makes the situation even more confusing by saying he was kidding the whole time. Last month, the 41-year-old actor told Vulture that he got stuck in a porta potty on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because he was wearing flippers on his hands as part of his General Zod costume.