February 09, 2018

Are your The Killing hearts ready? Joel and Mireille are reuniting to lead the TV adaptation of the 2011 film, Hanna! However, reports also say that this marks Joel’s exit on Altered Carbon, should the series officially get a second season.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos are reuniting on the small screen.

The stars of AMC-turned-Netflix drama The Killing have been tapped to topline Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Hanna, with newcomer Esme Creed-Miles set for the title role. Kinnaman’s casting comes while generating strong reviews for his role in the Netflix drama Altered Carbon. The actor will not return for a likely second season of the show after he signed a one-year deal to star.

Hanna, picked up to series in May, is based on Joe Wright’s 2011 film that starred Saoirse Ronan. It is a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama that follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

Enos will take on the role of Marissa, an efficient and ruthless agent who has risen up the ranks of the CIA. However, beneath her cool exterior is a deeply buried secret that continues to haunt her. The reappearance of Hanna and her father, Erik, threaten to expose the past she has worked to repress.

Kinnaman will portray Erik, a hardened, intuitive and uncompromising soldier and mercenary who, for the past 15 years, has raised his daughter in the remote forests of northern Poland. Isolated from the world he once knew, he has trained Hanna in every method of survival, with his only goal, to keep her safe. But his teenage daughter begins to seek freedom from the restricted haven he has created.

Creed-Miles (Dark River) will take on her first leading role as Hanna, an extraordinary teenage girl who feels she must leave the confinement of the forest to experience life. But once in the world, Hanna is hunted by Marissa and others connected to Hanna’s hidden origins and exceptional abilities.

“I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the caliber of Mireille and Joel to play our adult leads. And in Esme Creed-Miles I believe we have discovered a star of the future — she is going to be a very special Hanna,” said Farr. “Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She’s a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they’re abnormal. She’s just a little more abnormal than most.”

September 06, 2017

VARIETY – Aviron Pictures has bought North American distribution rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s thriller “Three Seconds,” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

The script, based on the Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland, and current edits by Di Stefano.

Kinnaman plays a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who, in order to free himself from jail,  has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (played by Pike, Common, and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York.

Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris, and Ollie Madden. The Fyzz Facility is also financing the film. Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman and Magnolia Entertainment’s Shelley Browning are the executive producers.

October 21, 2016

Follow Joel live in Vancouver as he’s rehearsing for a new production. Visit Tele2’s site for a few more details!

October 06, 2016

Suicide Squad: Extended Cut features 13 more minutes of footage not previously seen in theatrical version. Get it as early as November 15th on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray on December 13th.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will all include both the theatrical cut and the extended version of Suicide Squad, and the extended version will be available to own on Digital HD.

Source: Collider

June 09, 2016

It’s official: Warner Bros. Suicide Squad has landed a PG-13 rating, the norm for summer tentpoles hoping to play to the widest audience possible, including families.

Every other film directed by David Ayer, including his most recent pic, Fury, was rated R.

Hollywood studios, however, are loath to slap their superhero offerings with an R rating. The one film daring to break the rule was Fox’s Deadpool, which stunned in earning north of $772 million at the worldwide box office earlier this year despite the restrictive rating.

Deadpool has prompted plenty of debate about whether other studios should follow suit; so far, no one else has been willing to make that move.

Generally speaking, there can be a fair amount of violence in a PG-13 title, but language and sex are another matter.

Suicide Squad, which revolves around an irreverent band of supervillains, is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language, according to the ratings board.

Set to open in theaters Aug. 5, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

May 13, 2016

Former Killing star Joel Kinnaman is returning to the Netflix fold once more, this time to topline the futuristic drama Altered Carbon.

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 science fiction novel, the series is set in the 25th century, when the human mind has been digitized and the soul can be transferred from one body to the next.

Kinnaman will star as Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years. After getting downloaded into a future he previously tried to stop, Takeshi must solve a single murder — in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete — in order to earn a chance at a new life on Earth.

Source: TVLine