heraldsun.com.au — Now the trilogy concludes with Thomas determined to save every one of the Gladers, including Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), a turncoat now working for WCKD. That will require breaking back in to WCKD’s heavily fortified HQ.
“He’s got a problem, he needs to go to rehab,” O’Brien laughs of Thomas’s saviour complex.
“It’s the heartbreaking piece of my character’s journey. He just believes so badly that he can protect and save everyone that he cares about. The fact that is never true is something that really weighs on him.”
As the trilogy has gone on, it has bolstered its young cast with classy veterans such as Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper and Aidan Gillen. O’Brien considers himself lucky to have great moments with all of them in this final chapter.
He got even luckier third time out with Walton Goggins — star of Justified, The Hateful Eight and a certified dude — joining the world as an anarchist rebel leader.
“He’s a super cool dude,” O’Brien grins. “He was really complimentary of our films, too. I was geeking out because I love Walton Goggins, he’s a great actor, so it was cool to see he that this wasn’t just a job he was taking, he did like what we were doing.”
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.”
A week ago today, we reported that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has finally found its villain, with The Hateful Eight and Justified star Walton Goggins coming aboard to star as the antagonist, alongside Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. No details have been confirmed about this character, or if he will be based on one of the villains in the video game series. While promoting his new History Channel series Six, based on the real life exploits of Navy SEAL Team Six, Walton Goggins shed some new light on this character. Here’s what he had to say, teasing that this villain is much more complex.
“Is he a villain? Sure, that is an easy description. An antagonist, for sure. But [like other characters] I have been so lucky to have the opportunity to play over the course of my career, there are real reasons behind his antagonism, and it’s not what you’d expect. He is very complicated, and his motivations are pure.”
The actor added in his interview with Yahoo! Movies how excited he is to take on this role, adding, “I’ve got my d-n Tomb Raider saddlebag! I am ready to get lost in a godd-n tomb!” While very little is known about the story, it has been confirmed that this reboot is based on the Square Enix video game reboot that hit the shelves in 2013, with the story reportedly following a young Lara Croft, as she searches for her father. While he wouldn’t offer any specific plot details, Walton Goggins did reveal how much he admires director Roar Uthaug and his co-star, Alicia Vikander.
“This director is an extraordinarily talented filmmaker, and Alicia Vikander I’ve met a few times, we have some friends in common, but I just think she’s one of the greatest contributions to any generation of actors, man. That for me was just a wonderful opportunity. But more importantly, the story is so good. It’s so good! I think I can say this: For me, it’s like Raiders of the Lost Ark meets a genre version of the Joseph Conrad novel Victory: An Island Tale. I just jumped at the chance.”
This summer, MGM set a March 16, 2018 release date for Tomb Raider, which is currently the only movie slated for release on that date. It will arrive one week after Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph 2 and one week before Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins, Sony’s Peter Rabbit and 20th Century Fox’s Annubis. It remains to be seen how many more characters need to be cast in Tomb Raider, as we inch closer and closer to production starting early next year.
Tim Roth plays Oswaldo Mobray, the man who claims to be the new local hangman, while Walton Goggins plays Chris Mannix, the man who claims to be the sheriff. “The film really is presented as a play,” says Goggins. “It’s filmed mainly in one room and it’s as if every time he says, ‘Action,’ the curtain goes up.”
You can find more exclusive photos over at Entertainment Weekly.
Congratulations to Walton on his recent nominations! Be sure to tune in to the A&E Network on Sunday, May 31st (at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT) to see if Walton wins!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline (Netflix)
• Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers (HBO)
• Craig T. Nelson – Parenthood (NBC)
• Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
• Mandy Patinkin – Homeland (Showtime)
• Walton Goggins – Justified (FX)
GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
• Julianne Nicholson – Masters of Sex (Showtime)
• Linda Lavin – The Good Wife (CBS)
• Lois Smith – The Americans (FX)
• Sam Elliott – Justified (FX)
• Walton Goggins – Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Check out Kim’s entire interview over at MTV.com
Basically, everyone in Northern California needs to watch out, because the boys of Charming are on a rampage. Actually, scratch that: everyone in Northern California minus Venus Van Dam should watch out, because everyone’s favorite transgender escort is back, and we all know that Tig would never, ever hurt her.
“Venus is back,” Coates said. “She’s back. When Walton Goggins and I get to do stuff, the commitment that we both have… He and I just giggle when the scenes are over, at the fun that we get to have in the craziest scenarios. Two married-with-children guys. It’s an amazing time that Sutter has given he and I. I don’t know what’s going to happen with us in the last five episodes, but so far so good.”
From the sound of it, it sounds like many fans will be getting what they want! I can only imagine how this little tidbit below plays out!
Speaking of bonds, look for Tig and Venus (a returning Walton Goggins) to take theirs to the next level. Declares Sutter: “That’s definitely our love story this season.”
Check out what Ausiello had to say when asked if the fabulous Venus Van Dam will make a return to the charming world of Sons of Anarchy in his latest edition of Ask Ausiello!
Question: I heard a rumor we have not seen the last of Walton Goggins’ Venus on Sons of Anarchy. Please tell me the rumor is true. —Greg
Ausiello: Not only are we going to see the gender-bending dynamo again, SOA creator Kurt Sutter reveals, “I’m pitching a Venus spin-off to FX!” All kidding aside (and yes, he was kidding), Sutter hopes to have Venus back — possibly as early as next season. “My hope is to keep some of this Diosa world alive,” he says, “and there’s no reason why we can’t have him back, because it was pretty fantastic.”
Check out what Ausiello had to say about the upcoming fourth season of Justified!
Question: Any news at all on Justified? —Jay
Ausiello: The FX western is recruiting a new batch of freaks for Season 4, and they include a rule-bending military police sergeant who shares a past with Boyd, a fugitive family man who teams up with a pair of drug addicts, a local Constable who went to high school with Raylan, and a charismatic young preacher who starts cutting into Boyd’s profits. Bonus Spoiler: The Season 4 premiere is titled “Hole in the Wall.”
Variety to host Emmy thesp panels, Walton to Attend.
Variety to host Emmy thesp panels, Walton to Attend.
Variety will conduct a series of Emmy-centric interview panels moderated by its TV editors under the Variety Studio banner.
Actors and actresses in the lead and supporting categories for comedy and drama will gather May 30-31 at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood for the interview sessions. Among the three dozen thesps scheduled for the chats include Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Laura Dern (“Enlightened”), Walton Goggins (“Justified”), Joel McHale (“Community”), Jessica Pare (“Mad Men”) and Kiefer Sutherland (“Touch”).
The sessions will run online at Variety Emmy Central beginning June 11 and also have a print component.
Variety Studio has previously been a fixture at the Sundance and Toronto film festivals. Other Variety events tied to the Emmy campaign season in the near future include invitation-only “A Night in the Writers’ Room” on June 12 at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Beverly Hills.