The Silence Of The Lambs star Scott Glenn has been cast as Matt Murdock's martial arts mentor Stick in a new Daredevil TV series. Marvel's Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in 2015 and Glenn will join Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio among the cast.
Marvel Studio's TV head Jeph Loeb says, "Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the superhero we call Daredevil."
Blind Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, was previously played on the big screen by Ben Affleck and portrayed by Cox in the new series.
Three upcoming TV series are hitting the streets of New York City today. Here's a closer look what you can expect from each show and where you can find them filming.
Marvel recently announced Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in May 2015, forcing fans to wait longer than they had anticipated to check it out.
The 13-episode series will follow the Marvel superhero Daredevil, a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock who fights for justice in the courtroom by day before transforming into a vigilante crimefighter by night. The new adaptation stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, and Rosario Dawson in an undisclosed role.
You can catch Daredevil filming at Murray and Church St in NYC right now.
The Mysteries of Laura
Debra Messing is back in NYC to star in this NBC series about a homicide detective who has to balance the pressures of work with the pressures of raising rambunctious twin boys as a single mom.
Today, The Mysteries of Laura is filming at 37th St and 5th Ave in New York.
This new CBS series stars Tea Leoni as the Secretary of State who is determined to get thing done, even if it means breaking a few rules. Like The Mysteries of Laura, the series also follows her character home where she has to contend with her husband and two teenage children.
Madam Secretary is filming at E 52nd and 3rd Ave in Manhattan today.
Check out more filming locations in NYC and around the country in my Daily Filming Locations.
David Arquette's fiancee has confirmed reports she is set to wed the actor, insisting she is "the luckiest girl in the world". The Scream star popped the question to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14).
The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present.
McLarty tells Us Weekly magazine, "He is the love of my life and I love him and my family so much. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!"
The news comes just a week after Arquette's ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.
The former Friends star and Arquette were married for 11 years before they split in 2010.
Actor David Arquette is reportedly engaged, just days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox confirmed she is set to marry again.
The Scream star proposed to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14), according to EOnline.com. The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present at the dinner.
The news comes just a week after Arquette's former partner Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. The former Friends star and Arquette split in 2010 after 11 years together.
Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts have filmed a skit to promote the Monty Python comedy troupe's live comeback. In the sketch, posted on YouTube.com on Monday (30Jun14), Jagger jokes that the comedians planning for a string of London reunion dates may be past their prime.
He asks bandmate Watts, "Monty Python? Are they still going? Who wants to see that again? They're a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money."
The joke is a reference to criticism aimed at the Stones, who are still touring in their 70s.
Meanwhile, the five surviving members of the British comedy troupe - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - have revealed that astrophysicists Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox will feature in filmed skits and comedian David Walliams will conduct red carpet interviews at their final show on 20 July (14).
Actress Rosario Dawson is set to tackle a new comic book character after landing a role in the new Daredevil series. The Sin City beauty has been cast as a young woman whose efforts to turn around the fortunes of rough New York City neighbourhood Hell's Kitchen bring her face-to-face with the crime-fighting titular superhero.
Dawson will star opposite Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox as blind attorney Matt Murdock and his Daredevil alter ego, while Vincent D'Onofrio will portray villainous businessman Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.
The Marvel role will mark Dawson's first job on a series since Gemini Division in 2008 and her second comic book adaptation following the Sin City movie franchise.
The show is due to air on online streaming service Netflix next year (15).
Actor Vincent D'onofrio is going bad to play a villain in the new Daredevil TV series. The Men in Black and former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star has been cast as powerful businessman Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, a character who faces off against blind attorney Matt Murdock and his crime-fighting alter ego.
The late Michael Clarke Duncan portrayed Kingpin in the 2003 movie, opposite Ben Affleck as the Marvel superhero. Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox will star as the title character in the forthcoming show, which will air on online streaming service Netflix next year (15).
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television, says, "We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel's Daredevil in such an integral role. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently at the top of the box office and DC steadily teasing more and more about their upcoming superhero showdown, Marvel decided to keep itself in the news by throwing a new name into the ring: Charlie Cox. The Boardwalk Empire star is set to play Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil in the upcoming Netflix miniseries. Daredevil is the first of four heroes who will be receiving the small-screen treatment, with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist set to follow. Fans of the character have high expectations for the series, as the last time the Scarlet Swashbuckler appeared on-screen, he was played by Ben Affleck in the disastrous 2003 movie.
No matter what Cox does with the character, he will inevitably be compared to Affleck, whose performance has become something of a punchline amongst comic book fans. While there are a lot of things wrong with the Daredevil movie — terrible lighting, awkward editing, a script full of plot holes, a soundtrack full of Evanescence — nothing seems to inspire the kind of ire that Affleck's take on Matt Murdock has. A decade later, both Affleck and the film have their defenders, but whether you believe that Daredevil is an underrated classic or best forgotten completely, Cox has some big shows to fill, and a lot of wrongs to make right. Wrongs like:
Playing a Blind Character AppropriatelyMatt Murdock's blindness is an integral part of the character, and while the Daredevil movie did give it the import that it deserves, all of the torment, pain and difficulty that Matt dealt with as part of his life-changing injury were forgotten the second that Affleck took off his glasses, thanks to Affleck's blank, cross-eyed stare. Maybe it was the contacts, maybe it was the way he awkwardly held eye contact with whomever he was sharing the scene with, but either way, it was simultaneously hilarious and uncomfortable. We've got to believe Cox will do a better job, if only because it's impossible to do worse than Affleck.
Being Too Brooding Like most superheroes, Daredevil has a lot to be upset about: he was blinded as a child, his father was murdered, his girlfriend might be trying to kill him, and there's some weird Catholic guilt stuff he's dealing with. But unlike Batman, Daredevil is able to see the brighter side of things, and balances out his brooding side with some wise-cracks and charm. Affleck played up the dark, serious moments to the detriment of his charisma, resulting in a boring, overly-somber superhero. Cox, however, knows how to play up the charm, winning over both Claire Danes and Robert De Niro in Stardust — and that takes a lot of personality.
Not Brooding Enough Yes, you read that correctly. Affleck's turn as Daredevil somehow managed to be too cocky and too serious in equal measure, instead of finding the right balance of the two. When he wasn't skulking about sadly, Affleck was swanning about with an obnoxious smirk on his face, trading terribly-written quips with the supporting cast. Cox's biggest challenge will be finding a way to get across the character's joking nature as well as giving the right amount of gravitas to his angstier moments, or he, like Affleck, will somehow manage to upset both sides of the fandom.
Lacking Inner TurmoilOne of the biggest things that Matt struggles with is the idea of doing the right thing. He's an earnest, well-meaning guy, who only took up his vigilante hobbies in order to ensure that good people got the justice they deserve. While the script for Daredevil referenced that inner struggle, it was never really evident in Affleck's performance that it was something the character was really wrestling with. Cox has played his fair share of complicated characters, so he should be better equipped to hint at some of the conflicted feelings that Matt has about what he's doing. Or, you know, any feelings at all.
That Awkward Murdering-People Thing Like Superman before him, Daredevil has issues with brutally killing people just because they're bad guys. It has to do with all that Catholic guilt we mentioned earlier. However, in the first few minutes of the film, Affleck's throwing people in the path of a moving train, while Daredevil believes that violence is a last resort. While Cox has proven himself to be menacing and murderous, he's going to need to tone that down a bit in order to really bring Matt Murdock to life. Less strangling, more courtroom jargon.
Pulling Off Ridiculous Costumes With the exception of George Clooney's Batman, no hero has a more universally reviled costume than Affleck's Daredevil. Both too baggy and too tight and made of obnoxiously shiny read leather, it truly is the kind of costume only a blind person would design, and Affleck never looked comfortable in it. If you're forced to wear a ridiculous costume, you might as well commit to it, like Cox did with all of the ruffs and feathered hair he had to sport in Stardust. Embrace the absurdity, and it will embrace you right back.
And if all else fails, both Cox and Daredevil fans can take comfort in the fact that the fight scenes will be better choreographed than this:
Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox is to take over from Ben Affleck as Marvel superhero Daredevil in an upcoming series on Netflix. The actor is set to star as Matt Murdock, the blind comic book character with a crime-fighting alter ego, in the streaming service's new action programme.
Daredevil is one of four Marvel characters who will each receive their own series, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.
The superhero was portrayed by Affleck, Hollywood's new Batman, in the feature film of the same name in 2003.
Actor David Arquette has become a father for the second time. The Scream star's girlfriend Christina McLarty gave birth to baby boy Charlie West on Monday (28Apr14).
His representative tells People.com, "Mom, dad and baby are doing well. They appreciate all of your well wishes and thank you for respecting their privacy at this time."
This is the first child for McLarty and the second for Arquette, who has nine-year-old daughter, called Coco, from his marriage to Courteney Cox.