With production starting in Toronto next month on Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, it seems there are still more characters left to be cast. Latino Review's El Mayimbe reveals that Jackie Earle Haley is being considered to play The Thinker. Of course, this has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. and DC Comics at this time, and this is the first time we've heard this character even mentioned as being a part of the adaptation.
What remains unclear is which version of The Thinker will be used in Suicide Squad, if this rumor turns out to be true. It seems likely that the original character, Clifford De Voe, will be the one shown in the movie. Clifford De Voe was a failed lawyer who developed a thinking cap that could project mental force, which allowed him to become "the brains" behind the operations of several different villains. De Voe was originally a recurring villain in The Flash comics, before he was eventually recruited to join the Suicide Squad.Read More
Jackie Earle Haley has finalized a deal to join the cast of Focus Features and Millennium Films' London Has Fallen, a follow-up to last year's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen.
Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (Secret Service Agent Mike Banning), Aaron Eckhart (President Benjamin Asher), Morgan Freeman (Speaker Of the House Trumbull), Radha Mitchell (Leah), Angela Bassett (Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs) and Melissa Leo (Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan) are all reprising their roles for the sequel, with Jackie Earle Haley becoming the first new casting addition. He will portray Deputy Chief Mason, although no further character details were given.Read More
Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East announced today that principal photography has commenced on the feature film Parkland. Based on the book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by Vincent Bugliosi, the adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who is making his directorial debut. The dramatic thriller is produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, as well as Exclusive Media, and The American Film Company, which will also co-finance with Exclusive. Bill Paxton is also a producer.
Founded by entrepreneur Joe Ricketts, The American Film Company is dedicated to making films about true stories from American history. The company's last feature, The Conspirator, starred James McAvoy and Robin Wright and was directed by Robert Redford. Ricketts and American Film Company president Brian D. Falk are Executive Producers on Parkland.Read More
Jackie Earle Haley has joined the growing cast of RoboCop for MGM and director José Padilha.
The actor will play Maddox, who gives this crime-fighting cyborg (Joel Kinnaman) military training before RoboCop goes out to clean up the mean streets of Detroit. Actor Jay Baruchel is reportedly circling one of the final lead roles, although no specific character details were given. The cast also includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, and Hugh Laurie. The official synopsis that was released last week at Comic-Con reveals this reboot is set in the year 2029.Read More
Actor Jackie Earle Haley has joined the growing cast of Lincoln for DreamWorks Pictures and director Steven Spielberg.
Jackie Earle Haley will portray Alexander Stevens, the Confederate States vice-president during the Civil War, and an enemy of President Abraham Lincoln's anti-slavery agenda. Jackie Earle Haley joins a cast which already includes Daniel Day-Lewis as the title character, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and John Hawkes.Read More
Jackie Earle Haley is in talks to star in Tim Burton's upcoming horror project Dark Shadows, with newcomer Bella Heathcote circling a role as well.
Jackie Earle Haley will play Willie Loomis if he signs on, which was a key part in the original Dark Shadows soap opera, which aired from 1966 to 1971. Loomis is a small-time con artist who, upon discovering a portrait of Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) wearing several luxurious jewels, decides to break into his coffin and rob him. Instead, he wakes the vampire from his slumber and is enslaved. Bella Heathcoate is up for the role of Victoria Winters, the young keeper of the Collins estate.Read More
Are you in extreme danger? Need special security? Is there a bullet out there with your name on it? Leave it to Chance. Mark Valley is protector-for-hire Christopher Chance in the thrill-packed 12-Episode Season 1 based on the DC Comics series and graphic novel. From piloting a distressed, upside-down jumbo jet to bodyguarding a D.A. targeted by a gang, Chance puts his life on the line - and each new adventure reveals a little about the mysterious past that drew him to this line of work. Chi McBride as ops manager Winston and Jackie Earle Haley as techno genius/fixer Guerrero are Chance's ace support crew in a series bursting with "brilliantly off-kilter characters and high production values" (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times).Read More
While doing press for his hit Fox series Human Target, we just had to ask Jackie Earle Haley, who played the iconic horror character Freddy Krueger in this year's horror reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street, if he would like to strap on the prosthetics and razor-sharp hands for a sequel. Click on the video interview below to see what he had to say about A Nightmare on Elm Street follow-up film.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on a sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street as soon as we have more information.Read More