In between Sarah Wayne Callies' stints on Fox's Prison Break and AMC's The Walking Dead, the actress shot an independent film from acclaimed Nigerian director Jeta Amata entitled Black Gold. The film, which is loosely based on actual events, follows the people living in Nigeria's Niger Delta, fighting to reclaim their devastated homeland from their own government and a massive oil corporation. In 2012, over 60% of Black Gold's scenes were re-shot, with new scenes also included to make the film more current, which resulted in an entirely different movie entitled Black November.
The film received a miniscule theatrical release in 2012, after it premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., although it actually inspired two Congressmen to pressure the Nigerian government and oil corporations into cleaning up the Niger Delta. Starting today, Black November has finally been given the release it deserves, with Entertainment One rolling out this gripping drama in theaters and on VOD. I recently had the chance to speak with Sarah Wayne Callies about her character Kate Summers, a journalist who becomes far more involved with the Niger Delta movement than she initially bargained for, her experiences shooting in Nigeria and much more. Take a look at what she had to say below.Read More
The Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies has signed on to join Nicolas Cage in the upcoming thriller Pay the Ghost for Voltage Pictures.
The story centers on a New York professor (Nicolas Cage) whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade. One year later, the professor begins to sense his son's presence, uncovering clues that lead him to a vengeful ghost who abducts children every Halloween. Sarah Wayne Callies is playing the professor's estranged wife Kristen, an environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to get their child back before the spirit life claims him forever.Read More
Ahead of the first trailer's debut later this week, Warner Bros. has released the first three photos for Into the Storm, featuring stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead). This thriller follows multiple residents of a small Oklahoma town who come together when a deadly tornado ravages their area. Take a look at these photos, then read on for more details from director Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) and Sarah Wayne Callies.
The actress also talked about why she's drawn to stories of survival, following her work on the small screen in The Walking Dead and Prison Break."I would love to do a project where I don't almost die. But I do think I'm drawn to stories about survival. They are so primal. You get into human behavior and really elemental things.".Read More
Earlier today, we reported that The Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies has been cast in the found footage thriller Category Six. The news came from Entertainment Weekly, where it was also revealed that production is starting July 23. Since that is just over two weeks from today, and production on The Walking Dead Season 3 is still ongoing, it begs the following question: Is Sarah Wayne Callies leaving The Walking Dead?
There may be any number of reasonable explanations that do not involve the actress leaving/being killed off of the hit AMC zombie series. First off, no details were given for Sarah Wayne Callies' character in Category Six, so perhaps she just has a small role, and was given a short amount of time off from The Walking Dead to shoot this movie.Read More
Director Steven Quale is lining up the cast for his found footage tornado thriller Category Six, adding Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) to the cast.
We first reported on this project back in October, when New Line Cinema acquired the screenplay by John Swetnam. This found footage drama centers on the worst tornado in American history, as captured by a group of local high school students through their cell phones and other devices. Richard Armitage is playing a widowed father, who enlists the help of storm chasers to find his missing son. No details were given for Sarah Wayne Callies' character.Read More
In anticipation of The Walking Dead: Season 2 90-minute premiere, Episde 02.01: What Lies Ahead, airing Sunday, October 16, AMC has launched yet another intriguing featurette. This all-new look at the horror hit's return shines a spotlight on the terrific cast, which includes Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, and the great Jeffrey DeMunn. Check out the survivors of the zombie apocalypse in the clip below.Read More
AMC's critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead is back with its much anticipated 13 episode Season 2. Kicking off a two week long Fearfest, the network will once again present viewers with a 90-minute premiere episode title Miles Behind Us, airing at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 16th, with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season will commence on Sunday, February 12th at 9pm ET.
The 90 minute version will also be launched globally on all Fox International Channels, following the US premiere the week of October 17th-23rd. Season two will reach FOX audiences in 122 countries, speaking 35 languages and will be seen by over 200 million households globally.Read More