Earlier this week HBO finally confirmed that both Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn had signed on for the second season of True Detective. And if sources are correct, both men will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, who will round out the series’ four lead roles. The casting news is sure to draw excitement and ire among fans as debate unfolds about whether or not each actor is the right choice.
While it remains to be seen just how each actor does in the series, we rounded up their best roles that serve as a primer to the crime drama.
Let us be clear: Lone Survivor is a serious war movie, a brutal look at the violence of combat in Afghanistan based on the tragic true story as told by Navy SEALs veteran Marcus Luttrell. But even if, like us, you’re not normally into war movies, this movie from director Peter Berg deserves your attention, for reasons both serious and completely NOT. Take, for instance, Mark Wahlberg’s complaint (in the video above) about what went down between this all-male cast on location in the mountains of New Mexico.
Scandal’s Olivia Pope and President Grant are in the middle of one of the sexiest — and most flagrantly dead-wrong (hello, he’s still very married to Mellie!) — affairs in TV history. But they certainly didn’t invent the art of scandalous secret love. From Friday Night Lights’ Tim Riggins stealing Lila Garrity from his BFF; to Cersei and Jaime’s twincestuous, extra-marital boning on Game of Thrones; here are the 10 hottest affairs in TV history.
2012 was a tough year for Taylor Kitsch, headlining big movies that bombed spectacularly at the box office. (Don’t remember John Carter? That’s okay, no one else does either.) But the extraordinarily handsome actor, who sucked fans in with his angsty portrayal of Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, is back on the big screen in a movie you’ve probably never heard of.
Friday Night Lights may have closed the door on Eric and Tami Taylor (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton), but thanks to Netflix, complete DVD packages, and obsessive Tumblrs, new audiences are being introduced to the world of Texas football every day. And with a slew of big-time roles in the coming months, your favorite Dillon residents will never be that far away.
Let’s be honest, we’ll go see anything Taylor Kitsch is in. But throw in a little Peter Skarsgard, and suddenly a total bomb like Battlefield becomes Oscar-caliber (imagine how two sexed-up stars can upgrade actual Oscar-caliber flicks like Brokeback Mountain and Vicky Christy Barcelona). For your eye candy viewing pleasure, check out our favorite flicks starring a pair of same-sex hotties!
We always sort of hope we’ll never see Lady Gaga doing anything we do. Going to the laundromat, being on-time to a dental appointment, shopping for toilet paper while wearing Crocs: that’s stuff for people like us to be seen doing in public. Which is why Lady Gaga’s perfectly normal, unquestionably average dinner date with on-again, off-again boyfriend Taylor Kinney at her father’s New York restaurant Joanne is a borderline let-down. We know Gaga isn’t obligated to play a piano made of human hair while wearing a latex Victoria wedding dress at all times. We just…we just like it when she does.
We’ll give girl some leeway, though; she was kind enough to play one of the tracks from her upcoming album last night after some New York City fans swarmed her car. You can try and see if you can actually hear any of the song, which was posted online by at least one little monster, but there is too much background to guarantee for sure it’s a banger. On a related note, if we ever yell, “Listen to my CD” over a new Lady Gaga track, someone lock us inside that hair piano and throw away the key, for real.
Just when you think every actor under the age of 30 has tried out for the role of Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, you find out that you are totally and completely correct. Glee’s Grant Gustin is just the latest man-child to throw his name into the reaping ball, joining the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Hunter Parrish and whatever actor just popped into your head after Hunter Parrish. Oh yeah, he’ll do. “I have auditioned for the role,” he admitted in an interview with The Insider today. “I don’t think [the producers] know what they’re looking for just yet, but yes, I auditioned for the role.” Hmmm, an interesting aside. Were the casting directions literally scratching their heads and shrugging in the middle of auditions? Did giant cartoon question marks appear about their heads? From all the names that have been swirling recently, all signs point to…yes.
When not subtly and hilarious undermining Kurt’s relationship on Glee, Gustin stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie A Mother’s Fear, a film which also sounds like it could be about a dystopian teen battle royale. We’re intrigued by him as a choice, but other than Glee, he doesn’t have much on his IMDB to go by. Which begs the question…who do you want to see don the trident and fishnet underwear of Finnick Odair? Right, right, all of them, but in the movie. Who do you want to see put them on in the movie?
Taylor Kitsch might be down for fighting aliens in John Carter or…well, fighting more aliens in Battleship, but he apparently won’t be donning a skimpy golden fish net as tribute Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games‘ sequel Catching Fire. “Not going to happen,” he replied to Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman in response to the rumors. Luckily, the casting notice for Catching Fire we spotted earlier this month read “Finnick Odair, male, mid-20s, very handsome, tall, tan skin, bronze hair, green eyes,” so that only leaves…oh jeez, virtually every young actor in Hollywood.
Well, except Robert Pattinson, of course. “I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent. My agent was like, ‘No.’ [My agent] was like, ‘No one’s going to offer you that part.’ I was like, ‘Thanks for the reassurance,’ ” the Cosmopolis start told MTV this week. Meanwhile E! Online reported that the casting had been whittled down to Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund and Kitsch, and a vocal group of fans has been hyping Cabin In The Woods star Jesse Williams as a possible casting pick. What do you think? Who do you want to see wielding a trident on the big screen next year?
So, Peter Berg’s Battleship is finally out in the U.S. today. We have been waiting for this moment ever since the cast was announced — and sounded like basically the best-looking cast ever assembled. Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna together in the same movie? Our eyes could hardly believe their luck. Except, well, the reviews are making us second-guess our excitement. It’s got a 36 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with a lot of critics complaining, well, that it’s a loud war movie about aliens and battleships. Well, if you’re on the fence still, or if you absolutely know that loud war movies about alien invasions aren’t your bag, we have an alternative for you. This magnificent gallery of the most beautiful cast ever assembled doing their best to promote the hell out of the flick all over the globe, on magazines ranging from Elle to Men’s Health to something called Stayhard (maybe that means something else in Swedish). However the movie turns out, it will have achieved everything we could ever want: It made these stars get in front of a lot of cameras all spring long.