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Paul Giamatti to play The Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain?

Paul Giamatti to play The Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain?

Jan 29 2013, 2:13am CST | by

Paul Giamatti is negotiating a role in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel. The 45-year-old actor looks set to play The Rhino, a villainous thug from a Soviet country whose rhinoceros costume makes him...

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Paul Giamatti to play The Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain?

Jan 29 2013, 2:13am CST | by

Paul Giamatti is negotiating a role in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel.

The 45-year-old actor looks set to play The Rhino, a villainous thug from a Soviet country whose rhinoceros costume makes him unbeatable by giving him superstrength and superspeed.

The character - who also possesses a deadly horn - first appeared in the original comic books in 1966, but became an ally of Spider-Man in more recent tomes.

The Hollywood Reporter claims 'Chalet Girl' actress Felicity Jones is also in talks to play an unspecified part in Mark Webb's franchise reboot, which will see Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise the leading roles.

'Cinderella Man' star Paul previously stated he was waiting in the wings for Sam Raimi to bring the Rhino into his original trilogy - which starred Tobey MaGuire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco - and would jump at the chance to play his all-time comic book favourite.

He enthused: ''I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid. It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, 'Why don't they have the Rhino in one of their movies', but maybe the Rhino wasn't that big of a deal for anybody but me. If they ever go with the Rhino I would be ready and waiting.''

Paul and Felicity are likely to be the last stars to join the impressive cast after it was announced Jamie Foxx will play villain Electro, Shailene Woodley will star as love interest Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan has been chosen as Peter Parker's best friend, Harry Osborn.

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‘Short Term 12′ Star Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Aug 25 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Casting for any sort of musical movie can be tricky, since great actors don’t necessarily make for great musicians and vice versa. But the filmmakers behind the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton seem to have lucked out with Keith Stanfield. The 23-year-old actor and rapper, who broke our hearts with his big musical moment in Short Term 12, is set to play a young Snoop Dogg in the upcoming film. Hit the jump for all the latest updates on Straight Outta Compton. Directed by ...
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Movie News Wrap Up: ‘ExpendaBelles’, ‘A Monster Calls’ & More

Aug 25 2014 7:11am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

This Week: Paul Giamatti joins Straight Outta Compton; Sigourney Weaver joins A Monster Calls but passes on Expendabelles; Bradley Cooper to headline Mack Bolan; an animated Noah’s Ark movie is on the way; and DreamWorks pushes back The Croods 2 and Puss in Boots 2.  - Paul Giamatti has signed on to play N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton. While most know the faces of N.W.A. – Eazy E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube – few are familiar with Heller’s work behind the scenes. ...
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD Review: Triple the Villainy

Aug 19 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sold itself on saying that our hero was facing his “greatest battle.” And that could not have been truer in that Andrew Garfield returns to the Spidey suit and fights off a trio of villains, The Green Goblin, Electro and The Rhino. As The Amazing Spider-Man 2 makes its way onto DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, it’s an opportunity to witness some of those explosive action sequ ...
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Paul Giamatti Will Manage N.W.A in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Aug 18 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

The members of N.W.A — Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren — did things their way, but still needed some music industry connections to get their songs out to a big audience. The guy they turned to was Jerry Heller, who was best known for living on the opposite end of the pop spectrum, working with bands like Journey, ELO, and REO Speedwagon. The guy had connections and money; Heller and Eazy-E co-founded N.W.A’s label Ruthless Reco ...
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2 weeks ago

Paul Giamatti Joins STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON as NWA Manager Jerry Heller

Aug 18 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: Collider

With Straight Outta Compton heading towards an August 14, 2015 debut, it’s got to finish casting up soon.  When the release date news hit, we got that shot of stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins right along with their real life counterparts, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Dre, respectively, and now we just got word that another actor has joined in, too. Paul Giamatti is reportedly on board to portray NWA’s manager an ...
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2 weeks ago

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Exclusive Giveaway: Win Blu-Ray & Electro’s Head!

Aug 18 2014 11:17am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD lands tomorrow and we’ve got a special treat for our readers. One lucky winner will receive our The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grand prize which features the Electro Head Collector’s Edition that includes the 3D Blu-Ray, the regular Blu-Ray and the DVD versions of the hit movie (photo above). Four runner-ups will each receive a DVD copy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which not ...
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Paul Giamatti To Go "Straight Outta Compton"

Aug 16 2014 9:01pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Paul Giamatti has closed a deal to star in F. Gary Gray's currently filming NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton" for Universal Pictures. Giamatti will play Jerry Heller, manager of the pioneering West Coast rap group of the mid-1980s. Heller was already a major figure in the music scene who represented acts ranging form Journey to ELO to REO Speedwagon. He co-founded the label Ruthless Records with Eazy-E and both signed and managed N.W.A. and oversaw their rise. When th ...
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TV News: Rogue, Outlander, Titans, Dead

Aug 13 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Rogue DirecTV has renewed its scripted drama series "Rogue" for a supersized third season run of twenty episodes, double the standard ten episode order of the first two seasons. The first ten will air in spring 2015 and the remaining will screen in 2016. The show stars Thandie Newton stars as an undercover detective searching for her son's killer. Cole Hauser will also return for the third season. [Source: The Live Feed] Outlander ...
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2 weeks ago

WGN America Orders Appalachian Series, Fast Tracks Underground Railroad Drama From Sony TV

Aug 13 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Deadline

WGN America has greenlighted its third original scripted drama, giving a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Titans, a tale of struggle for power and control in the hills of Appalachia from playwright Peter Mattei, producers Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti and Sony Pictures TV. Additionally, WGN is giving a blinking green light to another drama from Sony TV, Underground, executive produced by Akiva Goldsman. The project, about the fabled Underground Railroad used ...
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4 weeks ago

Watch THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Opening Scene Online

Aug 4 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Collider

Remember when you still had hope that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 could be a solid sequel?   Now you can relive those 10 minutes because the opening sequence of Marc Webb’s second go-around with the hero is here.  Having seen the film, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that it never came together, but this sequence does serve as a reminder that there were some cool parts to it. The release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening sce ...
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