Screen Junkies » Parker http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Shield’ Alums Chiklis And Goggins Find Some Work http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shield-alums-chiklis-and-goggins-find-some-work/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shield-alums-chiklis-and-goggins-find-some-work/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:44:01 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219649 Chiklis will be playing the villain in Jason Statham's 'Parker', while Goggins and his teeth will play...a progressive democrat. Fun!

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If you’re pursuing an acting career, think long and hard about at least an internship with The Shield’s Strike Team, as it seems to offer a wonderful springboard into high-profile acting gigs for its graduates.

Deadline reports that Michael Chiklis will be taking his brand of “stocky and bald” to Taylor Hackford‘s Parker, playing the villain opposite Jason Statham‘s hero. Two bald men enter, but only one will leave…

Walton Goggins, who has made a fair amount of noise as the ambivalent Boyd Crowder on Justified, will be taking his homespun southern mannerisms and batshit crazy hair to Spielberg’s Lincoln, where he will play Ohio (not southern, I know) Congressman Wells A. Hutchins, a rep who champions the abolishment of slavery. Nice work there, Boyd. This role comes on the heels of this summers Cowboys and Aliens and the Straw Dogs remake. This guy just loves all things southern! And who can blame him? It’s a wonderful cardinal direction!

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Jason Statham Just Wants His Money As ‘Parker’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-statham-just-wants-his-money-as-parker/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-statham-just-wants-his-money-as-parker/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:10:52 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207483 Damn, I thought it was about parkour at first

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Author Donald Westlake’s pseudonymous (written under the name Richard Stark) novel The Hunter has been adapted several times – three movies (including the excellent Point Blank starring Lee Marvin) but has only had one official adaptation: a great comic by Darwyn Cooke. Now it looks like it’s getting an official movie adaptation from director Taylor Hackford, or at least one that’s allowed to use the name of the protagonist, “Parker,” which no other movie version has been allowed to do.

The movie, to be titled Parker might be starring Jason Statham in the lead role, who’s “in talks” to play the revenge-mad Parker. I think he might make a pretty good Parker, except for one thing: He’s English! Parker is traditionally a hard-boiled American role, but I guess it’s possible Statham will play an American or they’re just changing the part to accommodate him. Either way, I can’t think of too many better people for the part – I just hope this doesn’t mean they’re changing this scary and gritty crime story into some explosion-filled blockbuster. But no one in Hollywood would ever dream of doing something like that, would they? (Variety)

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