AMERICAN RUST: Actor Mark Pellegrino on new drama and Lucifer’s end on SUPERNATURAL – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST - Season 1 - 'jojo Ameri-Go" | ©2021 Dennis Wong/Showtime

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Mark Pellegrino, he talks more about his role on Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST, which is on Sunday nights on Showtime. Virgil is the father of Billy Poe (Alex Neustaedter), a young man accused of murder in the small town of Buell, Pennsylvania. Virgil and Billy’s mom Grace (Maura Tierney) are no longer together, and Virgil is not the most responsible person, but in his way, he tries to help his son. Virgil is rather resentful that town sheriff/Grace’s lover Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) is also trying to help Billy. Additionally, […]Read On »

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AMERICAN RUST: Actor Mark Pellegrino on new Showtime drama – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Mark Pellegrino as Virgil Poe in AMERICAN RUST - Season 1 | ©2021 Matthias Clamer/Showtime

AMERICAN RUST was developed for television by Dan Futterman from Philipp Meyer’s novel. The Showtime limited series, airing Sunday nights, is set in the fictional small town of Buell, Pennsylvania, and concerns the widespread fallout from a murder. The prime suspect in the murder is Billy Poe (Alex Neustaedter), a young man who has stayed in Buell despite the offer of a college football scholarship. Billy’s parents are no longer together, but still hook up once in a while. Billy’s mother Grace (Maura Tierney) is involved with Buell Sheriff Del Harris (Jeff Daniels). Mark Pellegrino plays Billy’s father, Virgil Poe, […]Read On »

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AMERICAN RUST: Actor Alex Neustaedter on playing a small town murder suspect – Exclusive Interview

Alex Neustaedter as Billy Poe in AMERICAN RUST - "My Name is Billy"| ©2021 Showtime/Dennis Mong

AMERICAN RUST is a Showtime limited series, airing Sunday nights. Adapted for television by executive producer Dan Futterman from Philipp Meyer’s novel, AMERICAN RUST is set in the fictional small, rural Pennsylvania town of Buell, where a murder occurs. Alex Neustaedter plays Billy Poe, whom Sheriff Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) believes has committed the crime. However, Del is in love with Billy’s mother, Grace (Maura Tierney), and therefore tries to conceal any evidence pointing to the young man. Billy, meanwhile, is still in love with his now-married high school sweetheart Lee (Julia Mayorga), whose brother Isaac (David Alvarez) is Billy’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FOXCATCHER

FOXCATCHER movie poster | ©2014 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Writers: E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman Director: Bennett Miller Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: November 14, 2014 FOXCATCHER is a disturbing film, and not only because of the true-life events it depicts, though those are certainly unnerving and dismaying. Director Bennett Miller, working from a screenplay by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, creates an atmosphere of unhappiness and shame that works as an emotional fog. However, through all the sweat, tears and finally blood that appears here, we feel as though we’re watching at […]Read On »

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GRACEPOINT actor Kevin Rankin is one of many suspects on this BROADCHURCH remake – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Rankin in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Mathieu Young

Fox’s new series GRACEPOINT, Thursdays at 9 PM, is an American remake of the BBC’s BROADCHURCH, with some changes. In both, a young boy is murdered in a small coastal town – English in BROADCHURCH, Northern Californian in GRACEPOINT – and in both, just about everyone is a suspect. Also in both versions, David Tennant plays in a police detective, brought in from outside by the local force to head up the investigation. One of several changes, however, is that the dead boy’s family in GRACEPOINT is Episcopalian. Kevin Rankin plays the Reverend Paul Coates, who has a close relationship […]Read On »

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Michael Peña talks GRACEPOINT – Exclusive Interview

Michael Peña in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Mathieu Young

In Fox’s ten-part miniseries GRACEPOINT, Thursdays at 9 PM, a young boy has been murdered in a small Northern California coastal town, and everyone is a suspect. This includes the deceased’s father, Mark Solano, played by Michael Peña. Peña, a Chicago native, has a film and TV career going back to 1994. He played Detective Armando Renta on a season of THE SHIELD. More recently he’s starred or co-starred in films including TOWER HEIST, END OF WATCH, AMERICAN HUSTLE and played the title role in CESAR CHAVEZ. This week, Pena can be seen in FURY, the World War II drama […]Read On »

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GRACEPOINT show runner Dan Futterman discusses the BROADCHURCH remake – Interview

Anna Gunn and David Tennant in GRACEPOINT - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2014 Fox/Ed Araquel

GRACEPOINT, the ten-episode miniseries airing in weekly installments on Fox beginning Thursday, October 2, is based on the eight-part British miniseries BROADCHURCH. In both, a young boy is found murdered in a small coastal town and in both, an outside police detective is brought in to supervise the case. He works with a local female police detective whose young son was the victim’s best friend. One more similarity between the two versions – in both, David Tennant plays the new-to-town detective (called Alec Hardy in BROADCHURCH and Emmett Carver in GRACEPOINT). Dan Futterman and his wife and frequent writing partner […]Read On »

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