Writer/director Ric Roman Waugh worked for years in the prison system and saw first hand how unfair mandatory drug sentences can destroyed lives. His latest crime thriller Snitch is based on the true story of a father, John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), whose son is set-up by his best friend in a drug sting. Matthews goes undercover to prevent his son from facing a minimum ten year sentence in federal prison. Snitch serves as a great commentary on the failed drug war and is the most dramatic role yet from Dwayne Johnson. Barry Pepper costars as a wary DEA agent, along with Jon Bernthal, who plays a former convict forced back into the drug trade. Check out our exclusive interviews with the cast as they discuss the film's message and working alongside Director Ric Roman Waugh.
Snitch was released February 22nd, 2013.Read More
Actor Barry Pepper is using the extra time allotted by the delay of what was supposed to be his next film, Lone Ranger, to star in two very different films.
First up, Barry Pepper has taken on a role in New Regency's Broken City for director Allen Hughes. He will then star in Ric Roman Waugh's action drama Snitch. Both films are shooting simultaneously in New Orleans.Read More
Disney's Lone Ranger has gone on a casting frenzy, with Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, and Dwight Yoakam all in talks to join the cast.
Helena Bonham Carter will play a brothel owner if her deal closes, while Dwight Yoakam will play Butch Cavendish, the primary villain and leader of the Cavendish gang who Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) square off with. James Badge Dale will portray Dan Reid, the leader of the Texas Rangers and older brother to Armie Hammer's title character, while Barry Pepper is set for the role of Captain J. Fuller, the leader of the seventh cavalry.Read More
Barry Pepper is one of those actors who you just can't help but notice, not only because of his fantastic chops as an actor, but because he keeps popping up in high-profile projects. After cutting his teeth in small TV roles in the early 90s, director Steven Spielberg cast him in his World War II classic Saving Private Ryan, and his movie career was off and running. He appeared in Enemy of the State and The Green Mile before earning an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of New York Yankees legend Roger Maris in the HBO movie 61* in 2001. His latest role is that of the villainous Lucky Ned Pepper in the phenomenal Western True Grit, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on June 7 (CLICK HERE to read my review of this stunning Blu-ray disc).
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Barry Pepper over the phone about his role in True Grit. Here's what he had to say.Read More
Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in Casino Jack, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.
Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, Casino Jack lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.Read More
This holiday season, get ready to cowboy-up as Oscar winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, a remake of the classic John Wayne Western, is released on December 22nd. The 1969 version was actually based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis, and supposedly, this new film will be a mix of both the book and the original classic.
The story revolves around a 14-year-old who seeks out the help of an alcoholic marshal after her father is murdered by a drifter, hoping to avenge his death. In addition to John Wayne, the original starred Glen Campbell, Dennis Hopper and Robert Duvall. This new movie stars an equally impressive cast of actors including, Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper.Read More