Movie & TV News Wrap Up: September 1st, 2012

Our wrap up of various movie and TV news items including reports on Bryan Cranston and Catherine O’Hara joining the cast of '30 Rock' and Ethan Hawke on a sequel to 'Before Sunset' as well as 'Before Sunrise,' and more.

This week:

Bryan Cranston and Catherine O’Hara Rock; Hawke, Delpy, and Linklater have been here Before; watch The Mindy Project as well as Ben and Kate online, and what is Sony's Console War Movie?

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Catherine O’Hara look set to make an appearance on 30 Rock.

O’Hara will portray the mother of Jack McBrayer’s Kenneth Parcell, while Cranston will play her 'friend'.

Details are sketchy at this point, and it’s unknown when the pair will appear, but it looks like Kenneth’s relationship with Hazel (Kristen Schaal) might hit a family speed bump.

Source: TV Guide


Ethan Hawke has confirmed that he is in Greece with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy developing a follow-up to cult hits Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Hawke is quoted by MTV as saying:

“We're here writing a third installment to Before Sunrise. If it works out, we'll film it, and if it doesn't, we won't. It's not really worth talking about. I'm just here developing."

It's super good. We're just here workshopping it and developing it, trying to create a great script."

It sounds like we might be seeing it sooner, rather than later.

Source: MTV


The times they are a changin’ and the way we watch television is changing too. You can now catch the pilots for The Mindy Project as well as Ben and Kate online – here and here respectively.

Ben & Kate Mindy Project

According to IMDB, The Mindy Project is about a “young Ob/Gyn doctor who balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office”, while Wikipedia states that Ben and Kate “focuses on the lives of a brother and sister who are exact opposites.”

Watch them and see if they'll become part of your regular TV viewing.

Source: Collider


Sony Pictures has registered a slew of domains featuring different combinations of Console War Movie. Does this mean that there is something in the pipeline?

Console War Movie

The full list is over at Fusible, who speculate that it may be a new film, or potentially viral marketing to help sell the inevitable PS4 games console, that will be released against new machines from Microsoft and Nintendo - console war indeed.

Time will tell – however, feel free to chip in your thoughts in the comments section.

Source: Fusible


That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

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