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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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Political Drama From Brian Koppelman & David Levien Set At Showtime

Nov 4 2014 1:00pm CST | Source: Deadline

On the day of the midterm elections, a political drama that kicks off on an election day has landed at Showtime in a competitive situation. Titled Anthem, the project is executive produced by the Ocean's Thirteen duo of Brian Koppelman and David Levien, writers/executive producers of Showtime's high-profile Wall Street drama pilot Billions starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Written by former President Obama speechwr ...
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Damian Lewis Finds Billions

Oct 26 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

A new Showtime drama with Paul GiamattiDespite what happened to the character of Nicholas Brody, Damian Lewis clearly enjoyed working with US cable network Showtime, because he’s jumped right back into another project for the company, signing on to co-star in Billions with Paul Giamatti.Originated by writer/producers Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions aims to take a deep, forensic look at the poisonous world of high finance, using the approaching clash between t ...
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