Walton Attends Sundance’s NEXT FEST Opening Night Honoring Quentin Tarantino

Walton Attends Sundance’s NEXT FEST Opening Night Honoring Quentin Tarantino

The Sundance Institute’s Next Fest kicked off on August 10th at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles with the presentation of the vanguard leadership award to lauded filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, along with a 35 mm 25th anniversary screening of his film “Reservoir Dogs.”

Clad in his trademark brown leather jacket, Tarantino accepted the award to a packed house and received a standing ovation as he took the stage. True to his gregarious self, Tarantino treated the crowd to a near-15-minute acceptance speech and brought actors Tim Roth and Michael Madsen, who both starred in “Reservoir Dogs” and “The Hateful Eight,” on stage. He also saluted producers Monte Hellman, Richard Gladstein, and Ronna B. Wallace, who were in the audience, and gave a shout-out to Los Angeles. “I’m an L.A. boy, I mean I was born in Tennessee, but I moved at like two, so give me a f—ing break,” he said. “There are New York crime films, and other crime films, but (‘Reservoir Dogs’) is a Los Angeles crime film.”

Tarantino was so animated that at one point midway through his speech, he accidentally knocked the vanguard award off the podium. Thankfully, he caught it, the audience laughing along with him, and relocated it to his side. Finally, he yelled, “On with the show!” and the screening commenced.

Tarantino has been nominated for five Academy Awards and won two, the first in 1995 for best original screenplay for “Pulp Fiction,” and the same award in 2013 for “Django Unchained.”

Source: Variety.com

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Walton’s Role in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Revealed at Comic-Con

While it was previously announced the Walton Goggins would be appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was largely thought he’d play a character such as Crossfire or Taskmaster but at tonight’s panel, he was confirmed to be playing a character by the name of Sonny Burch.

Burch is a character deep in the Marvel mythos.  In the comics, he’s the chairman of Cross Technologies — coincidentally the company we were introduced to in Ant-Man.

He has traditionally been a character rooted in Iron Man lore but now that Cross Technologies itself is based within the Ant-Man franchise, once could assume that Burch will want to get back at Lang and Co. for the destroying the company he so feverishly worked for.

Source: comicbook.com

Walton Goggins Joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Walton Goggins has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Paul Rudd is returning in the title role with Evangeline Lilly coming back as Hope van Dyne — aka the Wasp. Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are also expected to reprise their roles from the original. “Black Mirror” star Hannah John-Kamen and Randal Park have joined the ensemble as well.

Marvel had no comment on the casting.

Peyton Reed, who helmed the first movie, is back in the director’s chair with Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari penning the script. Kevin Feige is producing.

The plot is being kept under wraps, as are details about Goggins’ character. Marvel will be unveiling the film at this week’s Comic-Con.

 The original 2015 tentpole grossed $519 million worldwide, including $180 million domestically. Rudd most recently reprised the role in “Captain America: Civil War.” The sequel hits theaters on July 6, 2018.

Goggins stars opposite Alicia Vikander in the “Tomb Raider” reboot, which bows March 16, and he just wrapped “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” He was most recently seen in the History channel Navy Seal drama “Six.”

He is repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Source: variety.com

Olivia Munn Joins Season 2 of History’s Navy SEAL Drama ‘SIX’

Olivia Munn Joins Season 2 of History’s Navy SEAL Drama ‘SIX’

History’s breakout Navy SEAL drama series Six is getting a major new cast addition for Season 2, with The Newsroom alumna Olivia Munn signing on for a key role.

From A+E Studios and Weinstein Television, and created by father/son duo William and David Broyles, the series follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. In the first season, former SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Walton Goggins) is captured by Boko Haram, and it’s up to his SEAL brothers to put their differences aside to locate and rescue him.

Munn will play Gina, a ruthless and smart CIA operative who rose from being a shooter to a high-level Operations Officer. In addition to Goggins, she joins returning series stars Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Dominic Adams, Jaylen Moore and Lindsley Register along with new Season 2 castmember Eric Ladin.

Production on the 10-episode second season begins this month in Vancouver.

William Broyles, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, David Broyles, Bruce C. McKenna, Alfredo Barrios, Jr., George W. Perkins, David Glasser, Nicolas Chartier, Meryl Poster and Barry Jossen are executive producers.

Source: deadline.com

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