Πέμπτη, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Legends: On the Set Report: Utkarsh Ambudkar


Here's a nice surprise! Actor/musician Utkarsh Ambudkar, who is playing Bobby Mehta in the Legends pilot, kindly tweeted publicly a few statuses of his first day on the set. Here's 2 screen shots mentioning Sean (see left)


He also tweeted an Instagram picture of a call sheet, where you can see Sean's name at the top (click through for status): http://instagram.com/p/UhGhq1sNj8/

As of this writing there's no further info as to how long Utkarsh is scheduled to shoot, but the peek is very cool, thanks!
Thanks also to MyrL (@faboamanto on Twitter) for heads up.
  


Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)

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Give Utkarsh a follow if you like: https://twitter.com/UTKtheINC
For more info about Utkarsh's EP: http://utktheinc.bandcamp.com/album/members-only-ep

Τρίτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Production Update: Legends: Sean Bean stars in 2013 TV spy drama pilot

Delighted to see some more news about Fox 21's Legends, an upcoming 60 min. TV pilot for TNT. A few days ago Iceman Fitness head man Ricky Parcell kindly posted publicly a couple photos of himself & Sean to Facebook, with his captions (status links please click through to see pictures):

Sean's involvement is underway! Legends is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Littell, the subtitle is: A Novel of Dissimulation. In "spy speak," the word "legend" means an agent's fake identity & memories. The story is about deep-cover CIA operative Martin Odum (Sean Bean), who has the useful ability to make himself appear completely different for each job. But he also has amnesia bouts... and a stranger shakes his world with a thought... Is Martin really who he thinks he is? Or is he himself a legend?

Newly cast is Ali Larter (Heroes TV series, Resident Evil films) as Crystal Quest, another operative that has a history with Martin Odum. She initially doesn't like him coming back into the fold. Also appearing on the main cast list so far is Rob Mayes (John Dies At The End film, Jane By Design TV series) as Troy and Steve Harris (Awake TV series, The Practice TV series) as CIA Task Force director Yates. (Side note: I was a big fan of Awake.)
20/01/2013 UPDATE to cast: Lux Haney-Jardine (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter film) is son Aiden Odum; Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project TV series) is Bobby Mehta; Amber Valletta (Revenge TV series, Transporter 2 film) is ex-wife Jardine Odum; Brendan McCarthy (Justified, True Blood TV series) is Leroy Streeter; Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars, Grey's Anatomy TV series) is Maggie Poole.
27/01/2013 UPDATE: Tracy Brennan, who is as yet uncredited with a role, tweeted a photo of her & Sean outside the set from her Instagram account: http://instagram.com/p/U5U2XWAtt0/
Jesse Wang is also newly added to cast as Tsou Xing, he posted a photo of himself & Sean on Facebook.
And another near set photo with Sean from Jennifer Kim, who is apparently playing Minh, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/UxtNd-PEsh/
30/01/2013 Director of Photography Sidney Sidell tweeted this fantastic picture of Sean on set! (Click thru): https://twitter.com/SidneySidell/status/294990739602022401/photo/1/large

It will be interesting to see how the TV series is planned if it is picked up. There are a few options I can imagine. One is that a different male actor for Odum could be employed for each episode, unhappy for us Sean fans but cost effective for keeping a credible adaption. Makeup these days is good, and so is Sean's ability to transform himself, but neither may suffice for what I think will be demanded. Another option I can think of is digital enhancement of Sean for Odum's shifting appearance. How exciting would that be! Using such high tech would depend on the budget. Please note I'm merely speculating here and I'll be eagerly watching for details from the production.

Legends is co-executive produced by Homeland & 24's Howard Gordon, developed for Fox 21 by Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback.
TNT is a mark of Turner Network Television.

Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)


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IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402137/
https://www.facebook.com/ricky.parcell.1
For more info about the Iceman Fitness system visit: www.icemanfitness.com