Michael K. Williams

‘Ghostbusters’ & ‘Assassin's Creed’ Get Michael K. Williams

‘Ghostbusters’ & ‘Assassin's Creed’ Get Michael K. Williams

If you've been missing Chalky White since his fateful turn in the final season of Boardwalk Empire, don't worry! There will be enough of the man to go around soon enough. Variety reports that much-sought after actor Michael K. Williams has joined two very high profile genre projects. They include a role in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which is currently filming in New York. And the video game adaptation, Assassin's Creed, which will shoot later this year for a 2016 Christmas release.

Michael K. Williams is playing a character named Hawkins in Ghostbusters. Though, at this time, the specifics of that character are being kept under wraps. And it isn't known if he has any ties to the original in any way. He will shoot this complete revamp of the franchise first, before going to work alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard later in the year. Also recently added to the Ghostbusters cast are Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Matt Walsh as a character named Rouke, and real-life NYC News anchor Pat Kiernan starring as, what else, a news anchor.

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Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Gets Andy Garcia as Mayor of NYC

Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Gets Andy Garcia as Mayor of NYC

With Sony's Ghostbusters reboot still shooting in Boston, the production has added a few new cast members, with Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh and New York TV news anchor Pat Kiernan signing on to star. Andy Garcia will play the Mayor of New York City, a role originally portrayed by David Margulies in 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters 2. Michael K. Williams is playing a character named Hawkins, with Matt Walsh portraying Rouke and Pat Kiernan starring as a news anchor in the Ghostbusters reboot.

These actors will be joined by confirmed stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new Ghostbusters, with Chris Hemsworth starring as their male secretary. Director Paul Feig has already shown fans the new costumes and proton packs that will be used in the reboot, and it has been rumored that the beloved ghost Slimer will make an appearance in the reboot, after the director posted a photo with some green ooze.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Wants to Play ‘Black Panther’

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Wants to Play ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther has been in development for quite some time at Marvel, and while casting hasn't officially started yet, a number of actors have expressed interest in the title role recently, including John Boyega, Chadwick Boseman and Djimon Hounsou. Now another actor has thrown his hat in the ring for the role, Boardwalk Empire's Michael K. Williams.

It isn't known how far along Black Panther is in the development process, or when it may be ready to start production. Back in July, just before Comic-Con 2014, Marvel Studios announced five new release dates for Marvel Phase Three and, presumably, Marvel Phase Four that go up to the year 2019, and it is believed that Black Panther will fill one of those release date slots.

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‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Cast and Crew Interviews | EXCLUSIVE

‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Cast and Crew Interviews | EXCLUSIVE

Survive the night! Director James DeMonaco follows up on his horror smash hit The Purge with The Purge: Anarchy. The action packed sequel stars veteran actor Frank Grillo as a bereaved father out for revenge. His quest takes a heroic turn when he encounters a group of terrified people caught in the purge. Carmen Ejogo and Michael K. Williams co-star in a much different film than the original. Riddled with blood, bullets and filled with social commentary, The Purge: Anarchy is sure to slay the box office. Check out our exclusive interviews with Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo and Michael K. Williams and writer-director James DeMonaco for The Purge: Anarchy, which hits theaters July 18.

The Purge is a night where all crime is legal and all hospitals, fire stations, poison control centers and police stations in the United States are closed down for 12 hours. In 2023, a year after The Purge of 2022, a couple named Shane and Liz, are driving to one of their sister's house in Los Angeles to wait out the Purge when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences, and they flee from masked attackers on motorcycles and minibikes. Meanwhile, Leo Barnes goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter, Eva and Cali, run into the night after an unknown group of well-equipped assailants break into their tenement. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night.

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Michael K. Williams and Carmen Ejogo Join ‘The Purge 2’

Michael K. Williams and Carmen Ejogo Join ‘The Purge 2’

Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez have joined the cast of James DeMonaco's horror sequel The Purge 2.

No plot details have been revealed for the sequel, but it will likely be set in the same setting as the first. The original was set in a world that allowed a 12-hour period where all crime is allowed and condoned. Frank Grillo will be starring in sequel in this sequel.

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Michael K. Williams Circling ‘RoboCop’ as Alex Murphy's Partner

Michael K. Williams Circling ‘RoboCop’ as Alex Murphy's Partner

Michael K. Williams is in talks to join José Padilha's remake of the classic 1987 action movie RoboCop.

The actor would play Alex Murphy's (Joel Kinnaman) close friend and partner alongside Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Michael Kenneth Williams Boards ‘12 Years a Slave’

Michael K. Williams has boarded Steve McQueen's mid-1800's drama 12 Years a Slave. Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt are already attached to star.

The film is based on the autobiography of Solomon Northrup, who was kidnapped in Washington DC and wrongfully enslaved after being born a free man. The film follows him as he works on a Louisiana cotton plantation until his rescue 12 years later.

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Michael K. Williams to Star as Ol' Dirty Bastard in ‘Dirty White Boy’

‘The Wire’ star will portray the Wu Tang Clan member in this drama about a young intern's relationship with the rapper before his death.