Brendan Gleeson News

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

'A Little Piece of a Great Big Soul' Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a sneak peek at the play below! (more...)

HBO Will Not Proceed with Drama Pilot THE MONEY, ft. Nathan Lane & Billy Magnussnen
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

HBO has put the breaks on their planned drama pilot THE MONEY (more...)

MISSION BLUE to Open Santa Barbara Film Festival; Full Line-Up Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has today announced its 2014 lineup. The 29th annual event, which runs from January 30-February 9, will spotlight 23 World Premieres as well as 31 U.S. Premieres. (more...)

THE SMURFS 2 Comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, Sony Pictures Animation's THE SMURFS 2 arrives today, Dec. 3 on 3D combo pack*, Blu-ray combo pack*, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This heartwarming new adventure reunites the world's favorite three apple-high creatures, bringing loads of laughs for every member of the family. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Billy Magnussen Talks Reserved For Rondee UK Gigs, INTO THE WOODS Movie, VANYA, 50 SHADES & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 18, 2013

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest recent breakout stars all about his wide range of recent roles, from Broadway comedies to TV dramas to big screen movie musicals and beyond - the amiable and versatile Billy Magnussen. Discussing the finer points of his recent Broadway run in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Magnussen imparts stories of sharing the stage with stalwarts Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce and expresses his enthusiasm for the piece. Furthermore, Magnussen offers up the exclusive 411 on his newest venture, the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS and reveals fascinating new details about the production, as well as recounts co-starring with Meryl Streep and more. Most importantly, Magnussen gives us a preview of what we can expect from his upcoming UK rock shows with band Reserved For Rondee, opening up about the roots of the band, the types of shows they put on and specifics about the two shows coming up later this month. Plus, Magnussen comments on some of his most notable recent film and TV appearances - ranging from his stupendous character arc of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE to his brief but memorable role in the indie THE EAST - and also looks ahead to his role on the new David Milch-penned HBO series THE MONEY as well as the upcoming Mary Pickford biopic THE FIRST. All of that, recollections of his recent audition for the big screen 50 SHADES OF GREY feature film and much, much more awaits in this engrossing conversation with a major Broadway and Hollywood talent on the rise. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laila Robins Talks THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS at the Public
by Jessica Showers - Nov 03, 2013

Actress Laila Robins has seen Broadway, the big screen and the small screen. But lately she has poured her soul onto the off-Broadway stage and into her character 'Marian Apple Platt', a role she originated in 2010 as part of The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Robins about the challenges and joys of revisiting 'Marian' afresh and being part of the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York, whose actors have become like a family of their own. (more...)

Tony Nominee Billy Magnussen Closes in on FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead
by Movies News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE star screen tested on Friday opposite Dakota Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Sources suggest that the role of 'Christian Grey' will likely go to Magnussen or THE FALL's Jamie Dornan, after SONS OF ANARCHY's Charlie Hunnam exited the film earlier this month. (more...)

Broadway's Billy Magnussen Being Considered for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

According to E! Online, the Tony nominee and former VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE star is currently being considered to take on the lead role of 'Christian Grey' in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. (more...)

Billy Magnussen Boards HBO's Ensemble Drama THE MONEY; Ray Liotta, Rosemary Harris & More Set for Recurring Roles
by TV News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

According to Deadline, Tony nominee Billy Magnussen has signed on for regular role, while Ray Liotta, Rosemary Harris, and Mamie Gummer are set to recur on the series, written by David Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick. (more...)

THE SMURFS 2 Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital 12/3
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release THE SMURFS 2 on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Combo packs, DVD and Digital just in time for the holidays on December 3rd. (more...)

Laila Robins Joins HBO's THE MONEY
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 03, 2013

Frequent theatrical headliner Laila Robins is set for a featured role on the new HBO drama series THE MONEY, joining recently announced stars Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott and Brendan Gleeson. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Brendan Gleeson in HBO Pilot THE MONEY
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Deadline reports that Broadway veteran Nathan Lane will star alongside Brendan Gleeson in HBO's drama pilot THE MONEY, written by David Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick. (more...)

Production Now Underway for Ron Howard's Maritime Action Adventure HEART OF THE SEA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Production is now underway in the UK on the action adventure “Heart of the Sea.” Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs from a script by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for THE GRAND SEDUCTION
by Walter McBride - Sep 09, 2013

The cast of 'The Grand Seduction', directed by Don McKellar, just gathered on the TIFF red carpet for a special presentation of the film. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Brendan Gleeson to Lead HBO's Pilot THE MONEY
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

THE MONEY is a familial drama which centers on the 'wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family.' (more...)

2 GUNS Tops Weekend with $27.4M; THE SMURFS 2 Debuts in Miniature with $27.8M For First Week
by Jessica Showers - Aug 04, 2013

The Smurfs are making a tiny impression with THE SMURFS 2's blue first week in theaters. After five days, the movie's total domestic gross is sitting at $27.8 million, according to This is far behind the $35.6 million the 2011 Smurfs pic drew in its first three days. (more...)

Katy Perry Sings Background Vocals on Britney Spears' SMURFS 2 Tune?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

E! Online reports that Britney Spears and Katy Perry collaborated on Spears' SMURFS 2 song 'Ooh La La!', which will run over the credits of the Smurfs sequel. The song was written in part by Bonnie McKee, who often works with Perry. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - World Premiere of Britney Spear's 'Ooh La la' Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

VEVO has posted the World Premiere of Britney Spears 'Ooh La La' music video. Get a first look below! (more...)

Britney Spears to Release New Song 'Ooh La La' for Animated Comedy SMURFS 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Pop icon Britney Spears will release a song for Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's highly anticipated family comedy The Smurfs 2, entitled 'Ooh La La,' via Kemosabe / RCA Records. 'Ooh La La,' which will play at the end credits of the film. (more...)

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