Nelsan Ellis Joins the cast of ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’

October 19, 2014

The Stanford Prison Experiment is Based on an Horrific True Experiment:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True BloodTrue Blood’s Nelsan Ellis (who played flamboyant Lafayette in the HBO vampire series) will join the cast of The Standford Prison Experiment alongside actress Olivia Thirlby.

Set in 1971, this true story is based on a psychological experiment conducted in which college students were sorted into ‘prisoners’ and ‘prison guards’. The results recorded shocking and sadistic behavior from these students.

IMDb lists the full movie synopsis as:

The Stanford prison experiment was ostensibly a psychological study of human responses to captivity and its behavioral effects on both authorities and inmates in prison. It was conducted in 1971 by a team of researchers led by Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University. Undergraduate volunteers played the roles of both guards and prisoners living in a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Within one day things got out of hand, and the “guards” used unmonitored brute force on many of the inmates. The experiment was cancelled after 6 days instead of the planned 14.

Nelsan Ellis will play a character called Jesse Fletcher, but little else is known yet about what role his character will play in this movie. Olivia Thirlby will play Christina Zimbardo, the wife of Dr. Philip Zimbardo (played by actor Billy Crudup), the man behind the experiment who would later go on to write a book on the psychology of good and evil behavior. Also starring are Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons and Ki Hong Lee.

Sandbar Pictures and Abandon Features will finance The Stanford Prison Experiment with Tim Talbott and P.W. Hopsidor having written the script. Brent Emery will produce along with Lizzie Friedman, Greg Little, Brian Geraghty and Lauren Bratman. Kyle Patrick Alvarez will direct.

Sounds like an interesting movie. Let us know if you will be watching The Stanford Prison Experiment by commenting below!

Source: Deadline – ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ Adds Olivia Thirlby, ‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis, More

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Joe Manganiello to Host Cosmopolitan Magazine Mexico’s 42nd Anniversary Gala

October 18, 2014

Keep November the 11th 2014 Free Truebies!

Photo Credit: People Magazine

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It has just been confirmed that True Blood’s Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) is gearing up to host the Cosmopolitan Magazine Mexico’s 42nd Anniversary Gala event. It will be held on November the 11th 2014 in Mexico City. You can view the full press release on this event below:

ONE Entertainment is pleased to announce the selection of Joe Manganiello as the host of Cosmopolitan Mexico’s Gala Event in Mexico City for their 42nd Anniversary. Mexico Territory Manager and EDM Director Mikey Gallagher spearheaded the effort in his new position with the company.

Manganiello is not just a suitable host, it is as if he was created and tailor fit for the event to create the kind of anticipation and international notice worthy of this event. As the reigning Hottest Bachelor for 2014 on People Magazine’s list and the beau of one of Latin America’s most talked about Latinas; Joe is epically qualified to get this event noticed and to turn the heads of attendees at an event for one of Mexico’s #1 Female publications.

Manganiello will be subject of the feature article in a special section of the magazine for this November anniversary edition. Stay tuned for a unique piece that profiles a man with depth and style in addition to a godlike physique and exterior.

Cosmopolitan is an international magazine for women. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, was later transformed into a literary magazine and eventually became a women’s magazine in the late 1960s. Also known as Cosmo, its content as of 2011 included articles on women’s issues, relationships, sex, health, careers, self-improvement, celebrities, fashion and beauty. Published by Hearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan has 64 international editions, is printed in 35 languages and is distributed in more than 110 countries. Cosmopolitan Mexico has been published for 42 years in November and this event celebrates that legacy of excellence.

ONE Entertainment is a Los Angeles, CA based entertainment consulting firm that among other things specializes in international transactions and providing access to film, music, television talent to various international buyers throughout the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa through their US headquarters and through their foreign offices in Belgium, Johannesburg and London.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a Mexican multimedia mass media company, is the largest in Latin America and the first of Spanish-speaking world. It is a major international entertainment business, with much of its programming airing in the United States on Univision, with which it has an exclusive contract.

Let us know if you will be attending this event by commenting below!

Source: PR.com – The World’s Sexiest Man Joe Manganiello Has Agreed to Host Cosmopolitan Magazine Mexico’s 42nd Anniversary Gala on November 11 in Mexico City

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Marshall Allman Cast in ‘Ken Jeong Made Me Do It’

October 17, 2014

Ken Jeong and Marshal Allman Co-Star in New MTV Comedy Pilot Presentation:

Marshall Allman who played Tommy Mickens in HBO's True BloodKen Jeong Made Me Do It tells the story of 22 year old Andy who finds out his girlfriend is cheating on him. This isn’t the worst part about his day though, he then goes on to crash into the back of Ken Jeong’s expensive car!  Feeling sorry for Andy, Ken (who will play himself) takes him under his wing in an attempt to teach Andy how to ‘man up’.

The part of Andy will be played by True Blood’s Marshall Allman (who played shapeshifter Tommy Mickens in the HBO vampire series). The MTV comedy pilot presentation is written and executive produced by Andy St. Clair and Paul O’Toole. Peter Segal will direct. Alongside Marshall and Ken will be actress Bonnie Dennison who plays the role of Molly, Andy’s best friend. Apparently Molly just likes to be one of the guys, but it seems there might be a little unresolved chemistry also happening between her and Andy. Justin Hires will round out the friends list for Andy. he will be playing a character called Paul, who Deadline described as:

…a ball of manic energy with no filter, a flaky goofball but completely dedicated to his job as preschool teacher.

Sounds like fun!

Let us know if you plan on tuning in to watch Ken Jeong Made Me Do It when it hits our screens in 2015.

Source: Deadline – Marshall Allman To Star In ‘Ken Jeong Made Me Do It’ For MTV, Two Others Cast

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First Still From Ryan Kwanten’s Latest Movie

October 16, 2014

From Bon Temps to the Voice of Australia’s Blinky Bill:

Ryan Kwanten will voice over Aussie Blinky BillRecently we announced that True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten (who starred as Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s vampire series) was cast as the voice of Australia’s iconic koala cartoon character, Blinky Bill. Now we have the very first movie still from this animated movie – what do you think?

The cast was also announced and it is an ensemble of some of Australia’s best film and TV stars; Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Rufus Sewell. While British actor Rufus Sewell may look like the odd one out, it turns out his father was actually an Australian animator!

Producer Barbara Stephen (from Flying Bark Productions) had the following to say about the new Blinky Bill Movie:

The Blinky Bill Movie will introduce a whole new generation to Blinky Bill and his Australian bush friends. We are so excited that we’ve been able to attract such an impressive cast to the project.

Blinky Bill is based on the books created by New Zealand author Dorothy Ward. Australians have enjoyed the lovable koala in many forms since he was created in 1933, including cartoon strips, on television and even on postage stamps. In 1992 Blinky made it to the big screen for the very first time. This will be the second time he gets the silver screen treatment.

Let us know if you will be checking this out when it hits the movie theaters by commenting below!

Source: News.com.au – Blinky Bill movie will star Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Deborah Mailman and other big names

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True Blood’s Carrie Preston Set to Return to ‘The Good Wife’

October 12, 2014

Keep October Free if You Want to See Carrie Preston in The Good Wife:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler Bellefleur in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 entitled May Be the Last TimeFor fans of True Blood’s Carrie Preston (who played fiery redhead Arlene Fowler in the HBO vampire series) make sure you keep October 26th 2014 clear on your calendar! According to Hallels, this is the predicted day on which Carrie will return to her role of Elsbeth Tascioni in CBS’s The Good Wife.

They also list the synopsis for the episode (Episode 6 of Season 6) screening on this date as follows (although we can find no confirmation on this synopsis with any other website, so we must assume this is not yet the official synopsis):

Alicia and Elsbeth put their legal battle on hold when the government brings an economic espionage charge against both of their clients. Meanwhile, Diane sets her sights on moving Florrick/Agos/Lockhart into the Lockhart/Gardner/Canning office space, leading to a battle with her former partners David Lee and Louis Canning.

If you are planning to view Carrie’s return to The Good Wife, you may want to tune in a week earlier than the 26th though as Carrie’s IMDb page has her character Elsbeth Tascioni listed as returning for Episode 5 (entitled Shiny Objects) of Season 6.

Let us know if you will be tuning in to watch Carrie Preston’s return to The Good Wife by commenting below!

Sources: Hallels – ‘The Good Wife Season 6′ Spoilers: Alicia Makes Big Decision, Michael Fox, Carrie Preston Much Awaited Scenes

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VIDEO: Joe Manganiello Impersonates Kermit the Frog

October 11, 2014

Check out Joe Maganiello Doing Impersonations for Interview’s Talent Show Segment:

rp_Alcide-Herveaux-Joe-Manganiello-Whatever-I-Am-You-Made-Me-True-Blood-HBO.jpgWho knew True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (who played werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO vampire series) could impersonate Kermit the Frog so well? Or his Sabotage co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger? How about Rodney Dangerfield, Christopher Walken and Pee Wee Herman? Turns out he is an expert at all these voices, and more!

You can check out the impersonations he did for Interview’s Talent Show segment by clicking on the image below:

Joe Manganiello does impersonations for Interview's Talent Show video

The video is directed and edited by Matt Baron. Camera and sound is by Ben Katz. Lighting is by Bartosz Jankowski. Grooming is by Erin Green/Art Department. The executive producer is Kelly Brant. It is produced by Emma Brown. With special thanks given to Fast Ashleys.

Let us know what you think of Joe’s impersonations – or if you are great at impersonating someone – by commenting below!

Source: Interview Magazine  – Interview’s Talent Show: Joe Manganiello

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Happy Birthday to Stephen Moyer!

October 11, 2014

Stephen Moyer who plays Bill Compton in HBO's True Blood

TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Stephen a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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New York Comic Con: Check Out True Blood’s Lara Pulver

October 9, 2014

Lara Pulver Discusses Da Vinci’s Demons:

Lara Pulver as Claudine S4 Ep3It will be slim pickings for fans of HBO’s True Blood at this year’s New York Comic Con. The only True Blood star appearing will be Lara Pulver (who starred as the fairy Claudine Crane in Seasons 3-5 of the vampire series). She will be appearing on the panel for Da Vinci’s Demons, a TV series which follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci. In this show, Lara stars as Clarice Orsini, the wife of Lorenzo de’ Medici, who is both seductive and politically minded. You can view the full details on this appearance below:

STARZ will present a first look at David S. Goyer’s highly anticipated adventure drama, “Da Vinci’s Demons,” at a panel on Saturday, October 13th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm in RM 1A21 as part of New YorkComic Con. Da Vinci’s DemonsGoyer will be joined by series star Tom Riley (“Monroe,” I Want Candy), who plays Leonardo Da Vinci, and costars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, “Honest,” Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (“True Blood,” “Sherlock,” “Robin Hood”). Following the panel Goyer and cast will sign autographs.

“Da Vinci’s Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

“Da Vinci’s Demons” is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement between Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions. Goyer, co-writer of blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and writer of the upcoming Man of Steel, is showrunner. Julie Gardner is Executive Producer, along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ Head Jane Tranter. Production began this summer and Starz will premiere an eight-episode first season in the U.S. in 2013.

Also, if you are a Deborah Ann Woll fan (who starred as baby vampire Jessica Hamby), you might want to check out the Marvel panel for all the latest news on Deborah’s new TV series, Daredevil.

Let us know if you are attending this year’s New York Comic Con by commenting below!

Source: New York Comic Con – STARZ To Present David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” At New York Comic Con On October 13th

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True Blood’s Courtney Ford Joins the Cast of ‘Revenge’

October 7, 2014

Courtney Ford Joins Season 4 of Revenge as FBI Agent Kate Taylor:

Courtney Ford stars as Portia Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 6Truebies will remember Courtney Ford as Portia Bellefleur the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) who accidentally slept with him before they knew of the family connection. Recently TVLine announced that Courtney would take on the role of FBI agent, Kate Taylor, in Season 4 of ABC’s Revenge. According to an earlier role call, her is the description of Kate:

Though young, she’s a pro and has been given this high profile assignment because she can handle it, not to make her bones. While professionally hardcore, personally she will quickly fall into intrigue — and maybe into bed with one of her colleagues.

In Season 4, Kate has been assigned to investigate the murder of Conrad Grayson (played by Henry Czerny). It will be interesting to see how Courtney handles this role – and who she just may, or may not, fall into bed with.

Let us know your Revenge theories in relation to Courtney’s character by commenting below!

Source: TVLine – Revenge Enlists True Blood Alum to Head Up [Spoiler]‘s Murder Case

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Stephen Moyer is Set to Crucify in ‘Killing Jesus’

October 6, 2014

The True Blood Actor Will Take on the Role of Pontius Pilate:

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton in HBOs True Blood Season 7National Geographic channel has announced it will be adapting Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s novel, Killing Jesus. The book delves into the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth, exploring his life and the reasons behind his crucifixion. It will be turned into a four hour mini series with the cast just being announced. Among the fine list of actors is Stephen Moyer (who played vampire Bill Compton in HBO’s True Blood) who has taken on the role of Pontius Pilate, the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.

The full list of cast and characters so far includes Haaz Sleiman (Jesus), Kelsey Grammer (King Herod), Rufus Sewell (Caiaphas), Abhin Galeya (John the Baptist), Stephanie Leonidas (Salome), Aneurin Barnard (James), Tamsin Egerton (Pontius’s wife, Claudia), Joe Doyle (Judas), Alexis Rodney ( Simon, also known as Peter), Eoin Macken (Antipas), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II and wife of his brother Antipas). John Rhys Davies (Annas), Vernon Dobtcheff (Isaiah) and John Lynch (Nicodemus).

This adaptation is the third the National Geographic channel has aired. Killing Kennedy was Emmy nominated in 2013 and Killing Lincoln which aired in February 2013. Walon Green is set to write the script with Executive producers Bill O’Reilly, Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Mary Lisio listed as executive producers. Chris Menaul will direct Killing Jesus which is due to start filming in the fall.

Let us know if you will be checking out Stephen Moyer’s latest TV endeavor by commenting below!

Source: Deadline – ‘Killing Jesus’ Casting News: Kelsey Grammer To Play King Herod, Stephen Moyer Is Pontius Pilate

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