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'Mother's Instinct' Adds Josh Charles and Anders Danielsen Lie to Psychological Thriller

Josh Charles and Anders Danielsen Lie have joined the cast of the psychological thriller Mother's Instinct starring Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, Deadline reports. The four-round out what we know of the film's cast so far for the not-so-idyllic early '60s housewives tale. The story follows two housewives,...
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Interview: Josh Charles discusses the pressures of starring in ‘We Own This City’ and his personal connection to the story

Actor Josh Charles has been in some of the most memorable ensemble pieces throughout his three-decade career. Some might know the pop culture gem the 1991 comedy Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, which featured a 20-year-old Charles riding around in a clown car. There’s also the undeniable classic Dead Poets Society, featuring Charles as the boyish, hopeless romantic.
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Josh Charles, ‘Worst Person in the World’ Star Anders Danielsen Lie Join Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Josh Charles (We Own This City, The Good Wife) and Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, who plays Renate Reinsve’s love interest Aksel in Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, have signed on to co-star alongside Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in the upcoming psycho-thriller Mothers’ Instinct. Chastain and Hathaway play Alice and Celine, best friends and neighbors who live superficially perfect lives as suburban housewives in 1960s America. But a tragic accident shatters that facade and guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to disolve their sisterly bond, turning the two mothers against one another in a psychological battle of wills.More...

Josh Charles, Anders Danielsen Lie Set to Join Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Click here to read the full article. Josh Charles (“The Good Wife”) and Anders Danielsen Lie (“Bergman Island”) are set to join Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in “Mothers’ Instinct.” The film, which is based on Barbara Abel’s novel “Derrière la Haine,” tells the story of Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway), two best friends and mothers living an outwardly idyllic life a stone’s throw from each other in 1960s America. But the manicured lawns and successful husbands fade into the background when a tragic accident unravels their bond and gives way to guilt, suspicion and paranoia. Olivier Masset-Depasse made a French adaptation,...

Bits & Bites: Josh Charles makes snowballs on ‘The Tonight Show,’ new concept for Clyde’s, Hopkins Deli to move

Have you been watching HBO’s new series “We Own This City”? Based on a book by former Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, the show offers a grim slice of local history, focusing on the exploits of the Gun Trace Task Force, a corrupt unit within the police department whose members were sent to prison for their misdeeds. Baltimoreans depressed by what they’re seeing on screen can still ...

'We Own This City': Josh Charles & Jamie Hector on Moving on From Filming Brutal Scenes

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the season finale of We Own This City.]From executive producers George Pelecanos and David Simon, and based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton about the corruption that led to the collapse of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, the HBO six-episode limited series We Own This City illustrates what happens when results are prioritized over actual police work. After decades of a relentless drug war that resulted in mass incarceration, Sgt. Wayne Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) was at the center of the unit that went rogue, brutally pursuing citizens and drug dealers for their own gain.

The Famous Baltimore Treat That Actor Josh Charles Made For Jimmy Fallon

If you don't know too much about Charm City, least of all how it earns its nickname, there's a good chance that the only thing you think about when someone mentions Baltimore is crime. Or cake, maybe, if you're a big Duff Goldman fan. Non-Food Network viewers, however, are more likely to have seen the seamier side of Baltimore that shows such as "The Wire," "Homicide: Life on the Street," and, most recently, "We Own This City" are so fond of depicting.
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Actor Josh Charles demonstrates how to make a 'Baltimore snowball'

Baltimore-born actor Josh Charles demonstrated how to make a "Baltimore snowball" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Well, you know, you were asking me to bring something from Baltimore," Charles said. "If I think of something uniquely Baltimore, it's a snowball." WATCH: Josh Charles demonstrates how to make a...
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Josh Charles on Reading Aaron Sorkin’s Scripts: “Eh”

If Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin needs to be humbled, his former leading man Josh Charles is more than happy to help. In a recent interview with Esquire, the actor demured when asked if receiving a Sorkin script was akin to “Christmas morning,” telling reporter Dave Holmes: “Eh.”

Josh Charles: Aaron Sorkin's dialogue isn't as fun to deliver as it looks

Asked by Esquire if receiving a Sorkin script is "like Christmas morning," the former Sports Night star responded: "Eh," adding: "Well, I mean, that's going to sound wrong. Let me say that clearly. Yes, doing (Sports Night), there were certain scripts that were absolutely mind-blowing. The man has a gift. No one would dispute that he has an incredible gift for writing. But I don't know if it's like… I wouldn't look at every one and open it up like it was Christmas. Everybody's human and some are better than others." Charles says Sorkin's dialogue "works incredibly well," but "Aaron's stuff even sings more" when it's handled by an acclaimed director like David Fincher, Warren Beatty or Rob Reiner. "When you're doing a steady diet of it I think it feels a little self-conscious to me, honestly. I find it very aware of itself," says Charles, adding: "I feel like you always notice the writer's in the room, and I acknowledge that there's a brilliance in that. He has a gift and it's remarkable. But when you're performing it, at least on a television show where it's a weekly thing, I found that tricky. I find it very self-conscious if you want to know the truth. So there, I said it. Sorry to burst your bubble."