MR. MERCEDES: Breeda Wool gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Breeda Woll in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s MR. MERCEDES, based on a trilogy of novels by Stephen King, things are heating up. Mass murderer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) has been in a coma since being knocked out by aspiring private eye Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) in the Season 1 finale. Holly’s timely action prevented Brady from detonating a bomb. But by now, it’s become clear to a lot of people, especially Holly’s professional partner, retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), that Brady is somehow able to murderously control other people from his hospital bed. Breeda Wool plays Lou Linklatter, […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Executive Producer Jack Bender on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MR. MERCEDES - Season 2 key art | ©2018 AT&T Audience Network

In Season 1 of AT&T Audience Network/DirecTV’s MR. MERCEDES, adapted for television by David E. Kelley from the Stephen King novel of the same name, innocent-looking young man Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) commits mass murder with the title vehicle. Retired Chicago police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and his friend Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) track Brady down while he’s committing more homicides. Holly manages to inflict near-fatal brain damage on Brady, thwarting his plan to blow up a full auditorium. In Season 2 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Wednesday, August, 22 Bill and Holly have opened a private detective agency, Finders […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on playing detective on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Brendan Gleeson in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, which has its first-season finale Wednesday, October 11 (and was just renewed for Season 2 today), Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for decades. He’s gained three Golden Globe nominations – for playing an idiosyncratic Irish cop in THE GUARD, a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Harry Treadaway on Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

Harry Treadaway in MR. MERCEDES - Season 1 | ©2017 AT&T Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, airing Wednesday nights, no one but the audience knows the true identity of the title character. To the untrained eye, Brady Hartsfield, played by Harry Treadaway, is a slightly withdrawn, tech-savvy young man who lives with his widowed mother (Kelly Lynch) and supplements his income by driving an ice cream truck. However, in this ten-part adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller, Brady’s hobby is murder. Two years ago, he used a stolen Mercedes to kill and cripple people waiting to enter a job fair, and now he wants to do something even bigger. Retired police […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: MOONLIGHT actor Jharrel Jerome chats new series – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, based on Stephen King’s novel, Brendan Gleeson plays retired police detective Bill Hodges, still in pursuit of the psychopath who used a stolen car to commit mass murder. Bill is aided in his quest by Jharrel Jerome’s character Jerome Robinson, a Harvard-bound young computer whiz who until now hasn’t truly encountered human evil. Jerome has been acting professionally for only a little over a year, but it’s been an eventful journey. His first gig was as the sixteen-year-old protagonist Kevin (other actors play young and older Kevin) in the Best Picture Oscar winner MOONLIGHT. […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Director Jack Bender on adapting Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

MR MERCEDES, airing on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday nights, is based on the first book in Stephen King’s best-selling trilogy. Adapted for television by David E. Kelley, MR MERCEDES takes its title from the character of Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a young man who used a stolen Mercedes-Benz to commit vehicular multiple homicide and has since graduated to other forms of serial killing. Brady may have made a mistake, though, in taunting retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who refuses to give up on the case. Jack Bender is an executive producer on MR MERCEDES and directed seven of […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Kelly Lynch on new Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

MR MERCEDES - Season 1 key art | ©2017 Audience Network

MR. MERCEDES, airing Wednesday nights, is Audience Network’s ten-episode adaptation of the Stephen King best seller, the first in a trilogy. The story concerns the hunt by a retired Chicago police detective, portrayed by Brendan Gleeson, to track down the man who used the title vehicle to commit mass murder at a job fair. Kelly Lynch plays Deborah Hartsfield, who doesn’t realize that her son Brady (Harry Treadaway) is the killer. Then again, there are a lot of things that Deborah doesn’t know, as she’s in an alcohol-induced haze most of the time, for reasons that gradually become clear. Lynch, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRESPASS AGAINST US

TRESPASS AGAINST US | © 2017 A24

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Georgie Smith, Killian Scott, Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear, Kingsley Ben-Adair, Kacie Anderson Writer: Alastair Siddons Director: Adam Smith Distributor: A24 Release Date (theatrical and VOD): January 20, 2017 TRESPASS AGAINST US takes its title from a familiar prayer, though it’s a safe bet that Colby Cutler (Brendan Gleeson) doesn’t interpret it in the conventional way. The Cutler clan lives in a collection of trailers in a rural section of England. They are ruled by patriarch Colby, who is in his way a devout Christian, as well as being a fearsome criminal. Colby’s eldest […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ASSASSIN’S CREED

ASSASSIN'S CREED | © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams, Charlotte Rampling, Brendan Gleeson, Essie Davis Writers: Michael Lesslie and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage, based on the Ubisoft game Director: Justin Kurzel Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: December 21, 2016 There are plenty of movies adapted from videogames. What makes ASSASSIN’S CREED notable among these is that it actively tries to look like a videogame, even though it’s got big-name actors and what appears to be impressive practical production value. (The film lists multiple locations, including Malta, Spain and the U.K. – no need to be […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW

EDGE OF TOMORROW movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor Writers: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka Director: Doug Liman Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 6, 2014 What if the premise of GROUNDHOG DAY – a man who wakes up to live the same day over and over – were applied to a science-fiction war drama? One answer to that question is provided effectively and mostly engrossingly by EDGE OF TOMORROW, the film adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel ALL YOU NEED IS […]Read On »

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