Ben McKenzie

Fox's ‘Gotham’: Ben McKenzie Talks Honesty, Idealism and James Gordon

Fox's ‘Gotham’: Ben McKenzie Talks Honesty, Idealism and James Gordon

One of this fall's most highly-anticipated shows is the Fox series Gotham, which gives DC Comics fans a look inside the Batman universe like they've never seen before. The show is set years before Bruce Wayne ever puts on the cape and cowl as Gotham City's defender of justice, although we do get to see some of the city's iconic villains in their formative years. Gotham centers on a young James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, a rookie cop with the Gotham City Police Department, who is investigating the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents with his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). While fans will have to wait a few more months to see how James' journey begins, Ben McKenzie revealed new details from the series in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he explains how Bruno Heller wrote the role specifically for him, how he is bringing some of his skills learned on Southland to Gotham, and how James is one of the only honest men in the entire city.

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‘Gotham’: First Photo with Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon

‘Gotham’: First Photo with Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon

Following our first looks at Gotham characters Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) Fox has released a new photo featuring our first look at Ben McKenzie as James Gordon.

Gotham is a crime drama that explores the origin stories of eventual Police Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie - Southland) and the rogues' gallery of villains that made the city infamous.

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Ben McKenzie Is Detective Gordon in Batman TV Series ‘Gotham’

Ben McKenzie Is Detective Gordon in Batman TV Series ‘Gotham’

Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) has been cast in the lead role of Detective James Gordon in Fox and Warner Bros. Television's Gotham, which has a series commitment at the network.

Based upon characters published by DC Comics, Gotham is a drama exploring the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous. With stories taking place inside the world of Batman, the series will feature a younger version of Bruce Wayne, along with Riddler, Catwoman, the Joker and the Penguin.

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‘Adventures in the Sin Bin’ Poster

‘Adventures in the Sin Bin’ Poster

On behalf of Phase 4 Films, we're excited to share the new poster for the upcoming comedy Adventures in the Sin Bin, starring Bo Burnham, Michael Seater, Emily Meade, Gillian Jacobs, Ben McKenzie, Jeff Garlin and Tim Blake Nelson!

Brian is a shy teen who loans out his van, nicknamed SIN BIN, to his friends for their sexual exploits while he remains a frustrated virgin. When he meets a helpful school mate and his girlfriend, he finds himself in an awkward love triangle while learning the art of wooing women.

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Ben McKenzie to Star in ‘The Swimmer’

Ben McKenzie to Star in ‘The Swimmer’

Daniel Wagner's BiFrost Pictures has announced today that the company will finance and produce the feature The Swimmer, starring Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) and to be directed by Richard L. Fox. The film, written by Bard Ivar Engelsas, is an official selection of the U.S.- Norway Film Development Project founded in 2011 by Lisa G. Black of Garnet Girl, LLC and Brandi Savitt of Senza Pictures, in collaboration with the regional film funds of Norway.

The movie will also star two of Norway's celebrated actors, Agnes Kittelsen and Kristoffer Joner, who are playing supporting roles opposite McKenzie. Wagner is producing the project with Black and Savitt and their respective companies, along with Sweet Films AS of Norway. The Swimmer is scheduled to commence principal photography in Northern Norway in June 2014.

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Third ‘Batman: Year One’ Clip

Warner Premiere and DC Showcase are set to unleash the latest all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Year One on October 18th. Available on both Blu-ray and DVD, this thrilling adventure follows Bruce Wayne in his first year as the caped crusader. The third clip has been released, which features Lt. Jim Gordon (Bryan Cranston), and his wife Barbara (Grey DeLisle), as they question the young millionaire Bruce Wayne (the fantastic Ben McKenzie) hoping to obtain some information about The Batman. Check out this enthralling scene below, then start saving those pennies so you can buy a copy for yourself!

Batman: Year One Blu-ray and Batman Year One DVD are available October 18th.

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Ben McKenzie Talks ‘Batman: Year One’ Blu-ray

Ben McKenzie plays a wealthy young man on a personal quest for justice in TNT's hit series Southland. Now the actor heads to the streets of Gotham City as the voice of another rich young adult with a need for righteousness in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Ben McKenzie makes his maiden voyage into animation voiceovers as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the title character of comics legend Frank Miller's classic retelling of the Dark Knight's gritty, formative days.

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Second ‘Batman: Year One’ Blu-ray Clip

From Warner Premiere and DC Showcase comes the all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Year One, which stars the voice talents of Ben McKenzie as Bruce Wayne, Eliza Dushku as Catwoman, and Bryan Cranston as Jim Gordon. Based on the landmark 1987 comic title of the same name, this thrilling adventure follows the playboy millionaire during his first year as a vigilante crime fighter. Warner Premiere and DC have released the second clip from Batman: Year One, which you can check out below.

Batman: Year One Blu-ray and Batman Year One DVD are available October 18th.

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