Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Hamm and Hall

Two of my favourite actors of the moment, Mad Men's Jon Hamm and the very lovely and talented Rebecca Hall who starred in Chris Nolan's The Prestige and Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona, have joined the cast of Ben Affleck's The Town, his follow up to the pitch perfect directorial debut Gone Baby Gone.

Adapted from the Chuck Hogan novel Prince Of Thieves, The Town stars Affleck as a bank robber smitten with the teller (Hall) of the bank he held up. Hamm will play the FBI agent who's after him and who also falls for Hall's character. The film will shoot in Boston next month.


Gina said...

Nice - sounds good to me. Looking forward to this one. Not to mention, I very much enjoyed Gone Baby Gone.

Did you read about the tv series adaptation of del Toro's and Hogan's "The Strain"? It's looking to be shopped around by writers Marti Noxon (Buffy) and Dawn Parouse Olmstead (Prison Break). They're planning a 3 season layout to follow the trilogy. As much as I'd like it to get as much exposure as possible, I think they should take it to HBO or Showtime, considering the restriction. Broadcast doesn't usually go for that sort of thing. Then again, considering what shows don't get the deserved viewers these days, maybe a Broadcast network would be willing to hold to 3 seasons if it only manages a typical ratings number for a sci-fi/fantasy/non-reality show.

Mark Salisbury said...

Yeah, read about it today. Was going to post something but didn't get round to it. Maybe tomorrow because I have some thoughts on the book that I wanted to put down.

Not surprised though. Del Toro originally planned it as a TV series. And HBO or Showtime is definitely the way to go. That book is gory.