Martha Higareda (Royal Pains) is set as the female lead opposite Joel Kinnaman and Hap and Leonard’s James Purefoy will co-star in Altered Carbon, Netflix’s futuristic drama series conceived, written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis. Also cast in the series, from Skydance Television, are Dichen Lachman (The Last Ship) and Leonardo Nam (Westworld).
Based on Richard Morgan’s award-winning 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel, Altered Carbon is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs (Kinnaman), a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.
Higareda will play Kristin Ortega, a smart and tough Lieutenant in the Bay City PD. She and her family are immigrants from the North LaTam Zone (an area that was once Mexico, Belize, Guatamala and El Salvador) and Ortega is following in the footsteps of her father, a cop who died heroically in the line of duty. Read the rest of this entry »
James attended the European premiere of “The Legend Of Tarzan” at Odeon Leicester Square in London on July 5, 2016. I’ve uploaded 10 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/07/05] “The Legend of Tarzan” European Premiere in London
James attended the launch of Glenmorangie and Finlay & Co. collaboration “Beyond the Cask” in London on March 1, 2016. I’ve uploaded 11 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/03/01] Glenmorangie And Finlay & Co. “Beyond the Cask” Launch
Actor James Purefoy (The Following) was raised in the English county of Somerset, an area which is notable, among other things, for its complete lack of alligators. So, shooting in the swamps of Louisiana for SundanceTV’s new crime drama Hap and Leonard was an at times an unsettling experience for the Brit.
“The most dangerous thing we’re going to come across [in Somerset] is a badger,” says Purefoy, whose costars on the show include Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks. “It’s quite hairy filming in a swamp or just filming in very rural Louisiana. There are copperhead snakes, alligators. We had men with guns on the set making sure alligators didn’t nip our ankles.”
The cast and crew also had to deal with the tempestuous Louisiana climate. “We had a tornado on the first day we were shooting, which was an alarming experience,” says Purefoy. “Suddenly the sky went very dark green, and an incredible wind went up, followed by torrential torrential rain, the like of which I’ve never seen before. We were all told that we could go home, but within five minutes of that happening the sky had gone completely clear, as if somebody had turned the lights back on again, and then everything was okay. The weather changes really fast down there, really very fast. We’re not the first people to film in Louisiana, so people are very used to it. But I’m not used to extreme levels of climate. I’m used to a soft drizzle!”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
BERLIN — A bevy of British talent is set to lead the cast in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drama “Interlude in Prague,” including James Purefoy (“Solomon Kane,” “John Carter,” “Ironclad”), Aneurin Barnard (“The White Queen,” “The Truth About Emanuel,” “Ironclad”) and “Les Miserables” star Samantha Barks. London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, which will be presented to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.
Directed by John Stephenson (“Animal Farm,” “Five Children and It”) with a screenplay by Brian Ashby, “Interlude in Prague” is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “The Edge of Love,” “Cold Mountain,” “Chaos”) along with Hannah Leader (“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”) with cinematography by Michael Brewster (“Five Children and It,” “Animal Farm”), production design by Oscar winner Luciana Arrighi (“Only You,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” “Jakob the Liar”) and Hybrid’s Charlotte Truman joins principal crew as composer and music producer.
Set in Prague in 1787, the film is “an intense and emotional narrative of love, lust and murder.” Based on true-life events, it follows the story of a few turbulent months in the short life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that influenced the creation of the opera “Don Giovanni.” Read the rest of this entry »
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to the Wall Street drama Equity.
In the film, Anna Gunn plays a senior investment banker that finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception after she leads a controversial tech IPO and is being investigated by an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past. James Purefoy also stars.
Equity was directed by Meera Menon from a screenplay penned by Amy Fox, while Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas acted as producers. Read the rest of this entry »
James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks star in new drama, “Hap and Leonard,” and AccessHollywood.com has your exclusive sneak peek.
In this exclusive clip from “Hap and Leonard,” coming to SundanceTV, Hap (Purefoy) hangs out with Leonard (Williams) but is interrupted when his ex-wife, Trudy (Hendricks) stops by.
Leonard isn’t happy to see her again, but Trudy, who has been doing some jazzercise, clearly still has chemistry with her ex.
The new series premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 10 PM ET/PT on Sundance.
Source: Access Hollywood
James attended “Equity” Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater in Park City yesterday. I’ve uploaded 14 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/01/26] 2016 Sundance Film Festival – “Equity” Premiere
James attended SundanceTVs “Hap And Leonard” Screening in Park City yesterday. I’ve uploaded 14 HQ photos from this event to the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2016 Appearances > [2016/01/25] SundanceTV’s “Hap & Leonard” Screening
Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by Christina Hendricks? ‘Hap and Leonard’ star James Purefoy had nothing but nice things to say about working with the former ‘Mad Men’ star in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Click inside to watch!
James Purefoy, 51, had the pleasure of working with Christina Hendricks, 40, in the 6-part series Hap and Leonard, which will premiere on Sundance TV in March 2016. At the Sundance Film Festival, the actor likened the actress to one of the most luxurious vehicles ever made — and confessed that he’s just a junker!
“Christina Hendricks is like a Rolls Royce,” James Purefoy gushed about his co-star while talking to @hollywood‘s Charlie Berens. on Friday, Jan. 22 in Park City, Utah. “We’re like a couple of beaten up rusty old trucks. She purrs onto the set.” Aw, what a compliment! Read the rest of this entry »