Sylvester Stallone is back in a big way and would you believe that this is his actual Television Series debut? The iconic two-time Academy Award nominee returns in Paramount+‘s TULSA KING, starring as Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a crime boss who just completed his 26-year prison sentence, surfacing in Oklahoma of all places. He is sent to Tulsa and given the impossible task of setting-up operations there and it’s slim pickings. He knows literally no one and forges his way into a smalltime cannabis shop, volun-telling them that they need protection and staking claim to a cut of profits.
By the end of the first episode we really see him begin to plant his roots and just how Dwight’s poise and charm quickly win the locals over. Whether it be a local bar owner Mitch (Garrett Hedlund); Tyson (Jay Will), whom he convinces to be his personal driver; or Stacy (Andrea Savage), a local woman who becomes involved with Dwight.. in more ways than one, let’s just say. Things get messy as he begins to draw attention with his arrival and that’s exactly what we’re here for.
Taylor Sheridan who is responsible for the likes of Veronica Mars and Sons of Anarchy, brings us TULSA KING. We get drama, a bit of a thrill ride and lots of Comedy. We’re actually surprised how comedic the Series and it works. Stallone approaches the role exactly as he should – a step slow and still, really gravitating this people of this town towards him as he leans-in to whisper. Hedlund‘s Mitch likely will play a very integral role to the story, already establishing early that he is trustworthy and likable. The real scenestealer though is Savage who looks like she’s got a complicated history and we can’t wait to find out about it.
TULSA KING debuts on Paramount+November 13, 2022, with new episodes arriving weekly.
We had the pleasure of being in Stallone‘s presences on a recent visit to Toronto in support of the Series. More here.
Two new exciting star-studded Netflix Original Films to tell you about which will see a theatrical release and also be streamed right to your homes!
The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From Director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Highwaymen follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers Frank Hammer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.
March 22 – Limited Theatrical Release in Toronto
March 29 – Netflix
A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by Academy Award® nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Academy Award® winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).
March 6 – Limited Theatrical Release in Toronto
March 13 – Netflix
Early Awards Season buzz surrounding Angelina Jolie‘s UNBROKEN is almost deafening. Universal Pictures Canada and Mr. Will want to take Readers across Canada to see it first! Screenings take place Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Official Synopsis: Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini‘s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini‘s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
Watch the phenomenal Trailer:
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Universal Pictures Canada release UNBROKEN on Christmas Day.
Already gaining serious Oscars Buzz especially in the acting categories, The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis is nearing a release. The Drama is a close look at New York City’s Folk Music Scene in the ’60s through the eyes of a young Singer and it stars Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
See the Canadian HD Trailer below:
Produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Marcus Mumford, the Warner Music Soundtrack for the Film features 12 new recordings from the Cast, plus a never-heard-before Recording from Bob Dylan. It hits stores Tuesday, November 11, 2013. Pre-order it here.
Mongrel Media releases Inside Llewyn Davis on Friday, December 20, 2013.
Many of you might remember him from Disney‘s TRON 3D. Garrett Hedlund arrived in Toronto earlier today along with Kirsten Dunst, to promote their latest Film, On the Road. Drawing a huge crowd together with Twilight Star Kristen Stewart, Hedlund was spotted at a Private Cast Dinner at George, before returning back to Ryerson Theatre for a much-delayed Q&A together with Director Walter Salles and his Cast Mates.
I was so close to getting a Photo with him, before he was rushed-off!