Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club, The White Lotus), Jared Harris (Mad Men, Chernobyl) and John Magaro (First Cow, The Umbrella Academy) have signed on to star in LaRoy, a dark comedy thriller from Shane Atkinson, the screenwriter of 2019 Diane Keaton comedy Poms. Based on Atkinson’s original screenplay, LaRoy follows a down-and-out man who gets mistaken for a hired killer. With nothing to lose, he decides to play along. But he runs into trouble when the real killer comes looking for his payment. Magaro will play Ray, the would-be hitman. Harris is the unassuming yet very real contract killer. Zahn will...
‘The Sea Beast’: Karl Urban, Jared Harris, Dan Stevens & More Set For Netflix Animated Pic From ‘Moana’s Chris Williams — Watch The Teaser
Click here to read the full article. Netflix announced today that Karl Urban (The Boys), Zaris-Angel Hator (The Power), Jared Harris (Foundation), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Boxing Day), Dan Stevens (Gaslit) and Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Solider Spy) will topline The Sea Beast, its upcoming animated film from Academy Award winner Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero 6). Pic is set in an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, and monster hunters were celebrated heroes, with none being more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together, they embark...
It's no secret that Mad Men and Chernobyl star Jared Harris is part of the Morbius cast, but we finally have some details on who he's playing in the Sony Pictures movie. According to the production notes (shared by CBR), the actor is playing Dr. Nicholas, a mentor to both Michael Morbius and Matt Smith's Milo (who we recently learned in an amalgam of two comic book characters).
Jared Leto Vamps Out In The Moody ‘Morbius’ Trailer (Which Also Features Michael Keaton And Jared Harris)
What a wild few years this has been for release dates. Morbius was initially due in October 2020, and we saw the first teaser trailer trailer in January 2020, after significant interest in a moody first look from Jared Leto. That interest, most likely, sourced from people wondering how he’d make a comic-book comeback from his rather awful Joker turn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Now, the timeline is all fudged because Leto struck a different Joker turn in Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut, and he’s also preparing to play the most cartoony Gucci family member of all in House of Gucci.
"It’s something about the posture, and particularly his legs," says Robert Lloyd of Harris sitting in a chair near the end of the first episode of his Apple TV+ series. "Harris, as (Hari) Seldon, is slung low in his chair, with his legs shot straight out before him in a way that feels unlike anything I can remember seeing in science fiction. It’s ordinary enough, but it steers the ship in a new direction. His head rests lightly on his left hand, a finger on his temple. He scratches his ear; he scratches his beard. He is not doing anything apparently big in this scene, which follows a more standard Trial Before the Emperors (a trinity of clones in this retelling), and yet he is doing quite a lot. Seldon is not a hero in the usual sense; he’s got no moral beef with the Empire, though it is just the sort of outfit your typical sci-fi hero would naturally rebel against. He’s just a scientist, a man with a plan. His posture seems meant to communicate the fact that he’s not worried — he’s done the math — and his apparent relaxation is in itself an expression of control. (There may be a performance element in that as well; Seldon knows they’re being watched.) It’s a picture of authority not quite at rest, the way a cat may be asleep and awake, present and not present at once. What it is, of course, is acting, that most magical of crafts. (There are many good actors in the series, and Harris is not around for much of it.) He does not merely sit, of course. He stands, he walks, he speaks in his extremely pleasing Jared Harris voice. He does many things with his face that say much without showing much. The way he sits in this scene is a choice, maybe unconscious, maybe just the incidental product of years worth of stepping into characters."
This contains spoilers for the second episode of AppleTV+’s Foundation. You don’t have to understand much of what happens in Foundation — and to be clear, I do not — to know that Jared Harris’s character is not going to have an easy go of it. AppleTV+’s big, interplanetary adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s series of novels skips between several timelines, but a crucial one centers on the travails of Harris’s character, Hari Seldon, a man who has developed a theory of “psychohistory” through which he can predict the movements of masses of people, and thus the future of humanity. Because he is played by Jared Harris, he projects an air of quiet authority. Because he is played by Jared Harris, you know things are not going to end well for him. Because things never go well for Jared Harris on TV. The very serious, very British, very sad man cannot catch a break.
In 'Foundation,' now on Apple TV+, the 'Mad Men' and 'The Crown' veteran conveys something elemental about his character — without even standing up.
Jared Harris on Hari Seldon That Sparked the Events for Apple TV+’s Foundation [Exclusive Interview]
Although Hari Seldon is the mathematician that used algorithmic science and psychohistory to predict the downfall of the empire in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, his predictions sparked the turn of events that made it all possible. Apple TV+’s series Foundation is the adaptation of the critically acclaimed novels written by Asimov...
Jared Harris on ‘Foundation,’ How the Series’ Superpower Is Math, and the Unique Way the Spaceships Were Constructed for the Actors
After many years of people talking about bringing acclaimed author Isaac Asimov’s hugely influential series of novels, Foundation, to the screen, the day has finally arrived and it’s tomorrow on AppleTV+. Considered by many to be one of the greatest science fiction works of all time, Foundation is an extremely ambitious series that takes place across many planets and time periods.
Apple TV+’s Foundation, adapted from the science fiction franchise by Isaac Asimov, is beautiful but tedious. That may, in fact, be understating both counts. The blending of location cinematography, ambitious sets and computer-augmented imagery in Foundation is pause-your-TV-to-contemplate-the-visuals gorgeous, possibly as well mounted a space opera as I’ve seen on TV. It’s at least as fulfillingly epic and expensive as the genre can get on the small screen, keeping in mind that something like the Battlestar Galactic remake achieved much of its visceral impact from how it worked around its budgetary limitations. Foundation has no evident limitations of any kind, yet no...
Jared Harris is making a habit of playing very smart men who anger the powerful. He received an Emmy nomination for his incredible work as a Soviet scientist who dares to speak the truth in HBO's "Chernobyl," and now, he's one of the leads in "Foundation," playing a mathematician who predicts the end of a galactic civilization ... but also the key to saving it.
Pro tip: Get a bigger TV to watch this take on Isaac Asimov’s lauded 1951 novel, Foundation. You’ll want to catch the visually stunning array of planets and peoples in this far-future galactic realm, and every blink from the actors, starting with Jared Harris as savvy genius Hari Seldon and Lou Llobel as innocent young Gaal Dornick, two mismatched souls out to save humanity.