After several years of development, The Weinstein Company is finally moving forward with Bad Santa 2, and now the cast is coming together. The Wrap is reporting that Kathy Bates has signed on to portray the mother of Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke in the upcoming comedy sequel. No details have been released about her character, or how she fits into the story at this point.
We reported last month that Bad Santa 2 will hit theaters in 2016, with production scheduled to begin this January in Montreal. Very little is known about the story at this point, but Kathy Bates' character is described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. The Wrap also reports that original Bad Santa stars Tony Cox and Brett Kelly will reprise their roles, but it isn't known if Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up.Read More
Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Kathy Bates has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel, the highly anticipated fifth installment of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series. AHS: Hotel will represent Bates' third appearance in the series, having previously starred in the recently completed AHS: Freak Show and AHS: Coven, for which she won an Emmy Award. Bates joins previously announced stars Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny.
Bates starred as "Ethel Darling" in AHS: Freak Show, the fourth installment of the series. In the third installment, AHS: Coven, she starred as "Madame Delphine LaLaurie," for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. She also won an Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Two and a Half Men, and an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1991 for Misery.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/kathy-bates/Kathy Bates is heading back to NBC's The Office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress announced that she will be appearing in a "couple more" episodes this spring.Read More
http://movieweb.com/movie/midnight-in-paris/ A flood of new details on Woody Allen's mysterious new film project has come from an unlikely source: Woody Allen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allen has revealed the full cast and the title of his new film, Midnight in Paris.
We reported last month that Oscar winner Marion Cotillard had joined the cast alongside Owen Wilson. Now Allen has revealed the full cast which includes Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Nina Arianda, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy and Kurt Fuller.Read More