Outlander’s Sam Heughan is set to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures. The pic, which marks Diesel’s first starring superhero film, starts production in July with Dave Wilson directing and Neal H. Moritz producing. The film is casting up quickly, with Eiza Gonzalez and Michael Sheen also coming aboard.
Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.
Wilson is a director at Blur Studios, the VFX factory owned by Tim Miller, who directed the first Deadpool and is reviving the Terminator franchise. Pic re-teams Fast and the Furious‘ Moritz and Diesel. Sony is hoping to launch a franchise here through the Bloodshot comic universe.
The film fits nicely into Heughan’s hiatus before he returns for Outlander, which recently got a two-season pickup from Starz. Heughan next stars with Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, which Lionsgate releases August 3.
Private Outlander tours can now reveal in Outlander season 4 five new characters are introduced to the Starz drama — Billy Boyd as Gerald Forbes, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss, Natalie Simpson as Phaedre, Tim Downie as Governor William Tryon, and Simona Brown as Gayle.
Who are these folks, you say? Here is a breakdown of the new additions and how they’ll fit into the narrative for the coming season, which is based on the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling Outlander series called Drums of Autumn.
Boyd (above) will portray Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek who is friends with his prominent client, Jocasta Cameron (Maria Doyle Kennedy). Boyd is best known for Lord of the Rings; his other credits includeThe Flying Scotsman, Seed of Chucky, and An Urban Ghost Story.
Brown pays Gayle, Brianna’s best friend and college roommate. Her TV credits include the new C4/Netflix series Kiss Me First. She was also in Roots for A&E.
O’Ryan is Lizzie, a Scottish woman who goes on a big adventure with Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton), the daughter of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). O’Ryan is is a recent graduate from the Oxford School of Drama; this role marks her TV debut.
Simpson will take over as Phaedre, the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta, and is considered a trusted member of the River Run household. Her TV credits include Les Miserables.
Downie portrays Governor William Tyron, who was an actual historical figure. The ambitious William is a former British officer who used his family connections to land the position of governor. Downie’s film credits include Transformers: The Last Night, War Machine, Paddington, and The King’s Speech.
Earlier this month, Starz announced it renewed Outlander for a fifth and sixth season. The fourth season is currently filming through June in Scotland.
We have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons) and “Vida” (Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada), returning Emmy contender “Outlander” (Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) as part of their 2018 campaign.
Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.
Drama Actress – Caitriona Balfe
Drama Actor – Sam Heughan
Drama Supporting Actress – Sophie Skelton
Drama Supporting Actor – David Berry, Tobias Menzies, Richard Rankin
Drama Guest Actress – Lotte Verbeek
Drama Guest Actor – Duncan Lacroix
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Comedy Actor – Bruce Campbell
Comedy Supporting Actress – Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver O’Neil
Comedy Supporting Actor – Lindsay Farris, Ray Santiago
Comedy Guest Actor – Hemky Madera, Lee Majors
Drama Actress – Olivia Williams
Drama Actor – J.K. Simmons
Drama Supporting Actress – Nazanin Boniadi, Sara Serraiocco
Drama Supporting Actor – Mido Hamada, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock, Stephen Rea, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama Guest Actress – Jacqueline Bisset, Sarah Bolger
Drama Guest Actor – Guy Burnet, Kenneth Choi, Richard Schiff
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Written by authoress Phoebe Taplin, it’s on general release from Thursday, and promises to take the dedicated Outlander fan on a journey packed with trivia facts from the series. Falkirk’s Callendar House and Blackness Castle are among the local highlights, and we’re told the book is beautifully illustrated with photographs from the series. One high profile advance review of the book is enthusiastic about the book, but stresses it’s aimed squarely at the fan market – mainstream readers probably won’t get some of the references. Sunset Over Skye – A3 Limited Edition Print by Ben …£189 £189 Promoted by artfinder.com It’s available from Amazon in paperback, priced £6.
Read more at: https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/falkirk-stars-in-new-outlander-book-1-4742209
Sam Heughan has been teasing a number of announcements as of late, and one of them included the development of his own whisky. He teased it briefly in an interview this week on This Morning, and earlier today he released a little more news in the form of a name: Great Glen Company.
In the post below via his official Twitter, you can see the announcement of the name alongside the notice that “Great Glen is Coming.” The development of a whisky brand is certainly not something that happens overnight, so obviously this has been planned out for a while. Also, what better time to make said announcement than World Whisky Day? It’s a great way to get some attention out there on the brand before the launch, whenever that may be.
With a name like Great Glen, it’s pretty clear that the brand is meant to be a celebration of Scotland. The Great Glen is a famous rift valley / fault line that runs through much of Scotland, and there is also a famous pathway entitled the Great Glen Way that goes along with it. Developing a whisky that reflects Scotland is clearly important, and this also helps to tie it in more with Outlanderand the show’s devoted fans. Without ever mentioning or even referencing the show, the idea invokes a similar reaction. After all, Outlander fans would be a key marketing base for the product.
Heughan is not the first television star to be involved in a line of specialty beverages / spirits. Here in North America Arrow star Stephen Amell is heavily involved in Nocking Point, which is primarily a winery but also markets a number of other products. Doing this sort of thing is a way to further expand your business portfolio, while also exploring something else you have a passion for. Sam’s love of whisky is pretty well-documented at this point so this feels like the perfect endeavor for him to take on. The thing that continues to impress us is how he can juggle this with the show, charity work, and other ventures — it’s the end result of having focus and a good team around you.
Squealing with delight, she told him: “I will try and control myself!”
She then proceeded to ask him a series of questions about the upcoming fourth series, while Phillip Schofield sat back, clearly amused.
At the end of the interview she stood up as Phillip took a picture of them – unable to hide huge smile.
Holly gushed: “So nice to meet you.”
Those watching at home found the whole interaction very funny and took to Twitter to comment on it.
One person wrote: “Holly’s dream just came true and Phil had to drag out a photo with Sam Heughan #ThisMorning.”
Another added: “Love watching Holly fan girl over @SamHeughan . To be fair he is an absolute dream 😍 #ThisMorning.”
While someone else Tweeted: “#thismorning Holly, wipe the dribble off your lip you.”
Sam, 38, is a Scottish actor best known for his role in Outlander, which he joined in 2013.
The show, which is based on a series of bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, follows Jamie’s romance with the World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as she travels back in time to 18th century Scotland.
The Outlander TV series has been a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic , with much of the series shot in Scotland . Three castles and the town of Falkland feature heavily. This our selection of unique Outlander castles featuring the film locations in Scotland on our Outlander castles tour .
Doune Castle – Castle Leoch
Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan.
It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.
Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.
Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.
This royal pleasure palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.
One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle near Linlithgow was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.
The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.
It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.