One of our favorite actors, John C. McGinley, was cast in a new project by producer James Gunn called the Belko Experiment. The story is about CEO Barry Norris, the CEO of the Belko Corporation. Barry “is a guy who is used to being in charge at the Belko Building in South America, so it isn’t easy for him to start taking orders when the office employees are mysteriously forced to either start killing each other or be killed.” Barry will be played by Tony Goldwyn of Scandal fame.
We can’t wait to see the latest project Johnny C is in. He’s a fantastic actor and will be a great asset to any project he is a part of.
Gunn released the news today on FB detailing McGinley’s Role.
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“I’m pleased to announce John C. McGinley has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment. I know when I think of John I often think of Bob Slydell from Office Space. Fortunately, in that film, the characters only had to murder each other spiritually, and not physically as they do in Belko.
John may be most recognized from Scrubs, but he’s an eerily dexterous actor who can do almost anything and has shone in any role he’s been given – he most recently got rave reviews for his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway with Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale.
John will play Wendell Dukes, one of the top execs at Belko, and longtime friends with Tony Goldwyn’s character, Barry Norris. Wendell is a bit socially awkward, and has never been at home with the other employees at Belko… I’m not sure his social problems will be eased much when mysterious forces start compelling them to kill one another or be killed.
From Office Space to Scrubs to Glengarry Glen Ross to Belko, John just may be the lucky totem for stories told in the workplace. I know we’re lucky to have him on board.
He’ll start shooting with us in Bogota, Colombia in June, with myself, director Greg McLean, my fellow producer Peter Safran, and fellow cast members John Gallagher, Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz, and…
Well, you’ll have to turn into this Facebook Page tomorrow for yet another cast announcement!”
The Belko Experiment (which was previously being called The Belco Experiment) was written by Gunn, with Greg McLean directing. Gunn and Peter Safran will produce, with shooting scheduled to start next month in Bogota, Colombia. We wish him all the best and can’t wait to see this in the theaters!
Thatsmye Interviews: Les Weiler on Henchin’: the Series
The 8 Episode Series Tries To Encompass A Lot Leaving Fans In A Cliffhanger.
The 2010 “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie by M. Night Shyamalan faced criticism for its deviations from the beloved animated series. The film struggled with pacing, casting, and a lackluster script, disappointing fans who cherished the source material. In contrast, the 2024 Netflix series has generated positive buzz for its commitment to diverse casting, adherence to the original storyline, and improved character development. The series seems poised to capture the essence of the animated show, offering a fresh and faithful adaptation that resonates with both new and existing fans.
Even though the Netflix series comes closer to the core ideals of the animated series, I feel it lacks heart. Many scenes barely scratch the surface of the relationships between the characters and the push-and-pull relationship between Aang and Zuko. I will admit the CG versions of Momo and Appa are just so gosh darn cute.
The 8 episode series tries to encompass a lot leaving fans in a cliffhanger. It’s worth a watch and I am hanging on for the next season to be announced.
Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes
Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.