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Rutherford Falls Let Michael Greyeyes Say What Indigenous People Have Long Been Wanting to Say

Michael Greyeyes started out his career as a dancer and has since become one of the go-to actors to play Indigenous icons onscreen, including Crazy Horse (in a 1996 TV film) and Sitting Bull (in 2018’s Woman Walks Ahead). But while he has built up quite the rep in playing gravitas, one thing he didn’t have much experience with was comedy, up until Rutherford Falls. On the Peacock comedy series, Greyeyes, who is Plains Cree, throws himself into the goofier world of the sitcom, playing a casino manager named Terry Thomas who turns out to have a grand scheme to bring an old contract between his tribe and Ed Helms’s family, the Rutherfords, to court.
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‘Rutherford Falls’ Stars Jana Schmieding & Michael Greyeyes On Recentering Native Lives & Laughs [Interview]

When “Rutherford Falls” premieres its first season on NBC’s new streaming service Peacock, the warm-hearted half-hour sitcom will have already succeeded in raising the bar for Native representation in comedy television. Starring opposite Ed Helms in the series are Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) and Michael Greyeyes (Nêhiyaw from...
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Michael Greyeyes will play Rainbird in the Stephen King remake

According to Deadline, Michael Greyeyes joined the cast of the remake of Firestarter, once again a film adaptation from the work of the same name by Stephen King already brought to the cinema in 1984 with the title Uncontrollable paranormal phenomena and with Drew Barrymore as the protagonist. Greyeyes will play the character Rainbird.
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Michael Greyeyes on ‘Wild Indian’: ‘I’m Here to Demolish Notions About Who We Are’

Michael Greyeyes pushed his body to the breaking point in order to play Makwa, the haunted man at the center of “Wild Indian.”. The veteran actor shed 35 pounds from his already slender frame, losing the weight largely by fasting. It was hard, Greyeyes admits, but also necessary to portray someone who has a toxic secret that threatens to destroy his carefully manicured existence as a successful executive and family man.
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Stephen King's Firestarter Reboot Adds Michael Greyeyes

The latest performer to join the cast of Blumhouse Productions' new take on Stephen King's Firestarter is Michael Greyeyes, who will be playing the part of Rainbird in the project. The new film is being directed by Keith Thomas, while it was confirmed last fall that Zac Efron would be starring in the project, who plays Andy, the father of the child with telekinetic abilities. However, it has not yet been confirmed who would be playing the young girl, with Drew Barrymore having played the character in the original 1984 movie. George C. Scott played the part of Rainbird in that previous adaptation.
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Blumhouse's Firestarter Remake Gets Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird

True Detective and Blood Quantum star Michael Greyeyes will play Rainbird in Blumhouse's new movie based on Stephen King's Firestarter. Michael Greyeyes (True Detective) has joined the cast of the Firestarter reboot, a new movie in the works based on the Stephen King horror story. In the new Firestarter movie - which comes from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, and Weed Road Pictures - Greyeyes will play Rainbird, a "relentless powerful fan who has been pushed into a violent life." The role was previously portrayed by George C. Scott in the original 1984 movie adaptation.
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Michael Greyeyes Cast in Remake of FIRESTARTER

A classic Stephen King tale, Firestarter, which was first made into a movie in 1984, is being remade by Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Pictures. Remakes are typically looked down on by most of the horror community. However, this one has an excellent team behind it that has just made a vital casting announcement. Michael Greyeyes has been cast to play the character of Rainbird.
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‘Firestarter’ Remake From Blumhouse Adds Michael Greyeyes as Villain John Rainbird

Firestarter, Stephen King‘s tale of a girl with pyrokinetic abilities, is headed to the screen again – this time from Blumhouse. And the film has just cast one of its villains – John Rainbird, a hitman who works for the secret government agency known as The Shop. Michael Greyeyes, who has appeared Blood Quantum, Woman Walks Ahead, and the fantastic Sundance 2021 film Wild Indian, will play the character.
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Michael Greyeyes Joins the Cast of New Adaptation of Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER

Michael Greyeyes (Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls, True Detective) has been cast as the character of ‘Rainbird’ in Firestarter, a relentless powerful man who has been pushed into a violent life. Firestarter, adapted Stephen King’s classic sci-fi thriller novel, is from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Pictures. Michael Greyeyes...
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Michael Greyeyes Joins Blumhouse’s Stephen King Pic ‘Firestarter’

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Greyeyes has been cast as the character of Rainbird in Universal-Blumhouse-Weed Road Pictures’ adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel Firestarter. In Firestarter, a young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. Rainbird is...
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'Wild Indian' Star Michael Greyeyes Is 'Still Haunted' by His Character's 'Inherent Violence' (Video)

"Wild Indian," a psychological thriller about two men that have to live with a crime they committed as children, has left its star Michael Greyeyes "haunted." "Makwa was so very complicated — when I read the script, I was immediately attracted to the potential of playing a character like this — and this character challenged me on every level," he told Beatrice Verhoeven at TheWrap's Sundance Virtual Studio presented by NFP and National Geographic. "I was attracted to it because Lyle (Mitchell Corbine Jr.)'s script placed an indigenous character inside the center of a frame, like the frame of narrative, and this is a space not usually reserved for indigenous actors, and I relished the opportunity to lead in that sense. But the darkness and the character's inherent violence was really something challenging for me."