AVENGERS UNITE AGAIN…

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 Avengers: Age of Ultron is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comicso team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and James Spader.

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The sequel was announced in May 2012, after the successful release of The Avengers. Whedon, the director of the first film, was brought back on board in August and a release date was set. By April 2013, Whedon had completed a draft of the script, and casting began in June with the re-signing of Downey. Second unit filming began in February 2014 in South Africa with principal photography beginning in March. The film was primarily shot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England, with additional footage filmed in Italy, South Korea, and various locations around England.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America, in 2D and IMAX 3D.

Premise

With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a break from stopping threats, Tony Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things quickly go awry when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth.

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Cast

The co-leader and benefactor of the Avengers, who is a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own invention.
The crown prince of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name.
A genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated. Ruffalo worked with motion capture performer Andy SerkisThe Imaginarium Studios in preparation for the role. Ruffalo added, “[My role’s] even bigger than last time, and it’s more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc. Not only that, but it seems that the motion capture process is becoming a whole lot more agreeable second time around. I’m really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff… now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers.” Describing the relationship between Banner and Hulk in the film, Ruffalo said, “I think there’s a whole relationship with Banner and Hulk that needs to be discovered. There’s a very cool thing happening: Hulk is as afraid of Banner as Banner is afraid of Hulk.” Ruffalo added, “Both of these guys are obviously the same guy, and they have got to come to peace somehow with each other. And I think that this confrontation is building along the lines of this film.”
The co-leader of the Avengers, who is a World War II veteran enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world. Evans said that he was able to maintain the strength he built up for Captain America: The Winter Soldier by working out up to an hour a day. Evans said, “…you pull the plug about two to three weeks before you wrap. When you see the finish line coming, you are so glad to not have to think about the gym. But we are starting Avengers 2, so over the past month, I have been hitting it pretty hard.”
A highly trained spy, formerly of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer Kevin Feige stated that more of the character’s backstory is explored in the film. Johansson elaborated, “In Avengers 2 we go back… we definitely learn more about Widow’s backstory, and we get to find out how she became the person you see. All of these characters have deep, dark pasts, and I think that the past catches up to some of us a little bit.” On where the film picks up Widow’s story, Johansson said, “At this stage, when you see the Widow, she’s — especially in Avengers, these characters all have a past, and hers [sic] is a very complex one, where she’s realizing — and it’s kind of a continuation of Cap 2 — ‘I’ve never made an active choice. I’m a product of other people’s imposition.’ That’s going to catch up with her. That’s bound to have a huge effect. There’s got to be a result of that realization… You’ll see her actively making some choices in her life, for better or worse.” A mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide Johansson’s pregnancy during filming.
A master archer who worked as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. in previous films. Whedon said that Hawkeye would interact more with the other characters in the film, as opposed to the first film where the character had been “possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly.”
The former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. who originally recruited the Avengers. Jackson described the role as a cameo, saying, “I’m just kind of passing by… Because, it’s another one of those ‘people who have powers fighting people who have powers’. That’s why I didn’t get to New York in The Avengers. There’s not a lot I could do except shoot a gun.”
The twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, who can move at superhuman speed. About the character Taylor-Johnson said, “Him [sic] and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other… His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her.” Taylor-Johnson also said that Quicksilver has “real anger frustration” and is easily bored due to a short attention span. Feige stated exploring Quicksilver’s relationship with his sister and his backstory growing up in Eastern Europe would help differentiate the character from Evan Peters‘ version in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
The twin sister of Quicksilver, who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis. Olsen said, “The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times.” Olsen drew on her relationship with her older brother and her twin sisters to prepare for the role.
An artificial intelligence programmed with elements of Tony Stark’s personality, who is overwhelmed with a god complex and longs to bring peace to Earth by eradicating humanity. Director Joss Whedon stated that Spader was his “first and only choice” for the role, because of his “hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling” while also being very human and humorous. Feige clarified, “We’ll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance… We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice.” Extensive scans were taken of Spader’s head and body in preparation for the role. About the character Whedon said, “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff.” Whedon added that Ultron is “not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.” Whedon also indicated that some of Ultron’s abilities from the comics would be stripped.

Additionally, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann, and Josh Brolin reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, and Thanos, respectively. Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. in previous films, plays the Vision, and Claudia Kim was cast as a doctor/scientist and friend of Tony Stark. Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. Avengers co-creator Stan Lee will make a cameo appearance.

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Transcendence this April…

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Transcendence is an upcoming 2014 American science fiction thriller film that will mark the directorial debut of long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister. The film stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy and Paul Bettany. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are executive producers of the film. It is set to be released in theaters on April 18, 2014.

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Synopsis

A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable. Dr. Will Caster is an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence. Extremists who oppose technological advancement target him, but their actions drive him toward his goal. Caster also wants to become part of the new technology, and his wife Evelyn and his best friend Max Waters, also researchers, question the wisdom of this drive. Caster’s goal to acquire knowledge becomes one to acquire power, and he seems to be unstoppable.

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Cast

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  • Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence researcher.

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  • Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster, Will’s wife and a fellow academic.

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NOAH…

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Noah is an upcoming Biblical epic film directed by Darren Aronofsky

and written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel.

Starring Academy Award winners Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, and Jennifer Connelly,

with Emma WatsonDouglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone,

the film is loosely based on the story of Noah’s Ark and is set to be released in theaters on March 28, 2014.

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Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people

to cease their wickedness and turn from their evil ways and to turn to God before it is too late.

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No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family build an ark to be saved

from the Flood that God is bringing on the earth.

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Walking with Dinosaurs…12/2013

Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie is an upcoming dinosaur film produced by BBC Earth and based on the 1999 BBC miniseries of the same name. The film features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings. The film is directed by Neil Nightingale and Barry Cook. Walking with Dinosaurs is scheduled to be released in theaters in 2D and 3D on December 20, 2013.

During the Late Cretaceous period 70 million years ago, the Alexornis bird Alex narrates about three Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper who grow from infants into adulthood. Alex has a symbiotic relationship with Pachyrhinosaurus. Patchi leads the herd in migrating, and they also encounter the predator Gorgon the Gorgosaurus.

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Say goodbye to innocence…

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Endless Love is an upcoming American romantic drama film directed by Shana Feste and co-written with Joshua Safran. The film is the remake of the 1981 film of same name.

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It stars Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson, Emma Rigby, Dayo Okeniyi and Anna Enger. The film is set to be released on February 14, 2014.

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It is supposed to be a remake of the 1981 film of the same title (Plot below) but based on the trailer, it looks like a modern day remake of “The Notebook” instead. Poor boy met rich girl and they fell in love… dad disapproves and all hell breaks loose for the poor guy. But that is based only on the trailer alone. Let’s just wait for another trailer to be released.

PLOT OF THE ORIGINAL MOVIE:

In suburban Chicago, teenagers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod fall in love after they are introduced by Jade’s brother Keith. Jade’s family is known in their community for a bohemian lifestyle, allowing them to develop an all-consuming and passionate relationship; including allowing the two to make love in Jade’s bedroom. In contrast to the openness of her family, David’s home life is dull; his parents are wealthy political activists who are not actively involved in his life.

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One night Jade’s mother Ann sneaks downstairs, and upon seeing Jade and David make love in her living room, starts living through them vicariously. Jade’s father, Hugh, watches the couple with increasing unease. Soon Jade realizes her regular sexual encounters with David are depriving her of sleep and adversely affecting her grades at school. Eventually, she tries to steal a sleeping pill in order to get some sleep, but her father catches her in the act. Subsequently, he insists David stop seeing Jade until the end of the school term in 30 days. Although David is heavily opposed to this idea, Ann gently coaxes him into agreeing, telling him not to let Hugh “do something he’ll regret.”

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One of David’s friends jokingly suggests kidnapping Jade to get her back or burning down the Butterfield house in revenge. Another friend Billy, then tells David that when he was 8-years-old he tried burning a pile of newspapers and after he became scared, put the fire out, only to find his parents think he was a hero for saving the house from burning. Inspired by this story, David starts a fire on the Butterfields’ front porch and walks away briefly to be seen returning to the flame. By the time he returns, the flame has spread too far and he rushes to warn the family but he is too late, the entire house is lost.

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Following the trial for arson, David is sent to a mental hospital for the next two years and is forbidden from ever going near Jade or her family again. Nevertheless, he continues to write daily, but his letters are held and never mailed. He receives them upon his exit, learning for the first time why Jade never wrote back, thus renewing his spark to pursue her.

When David is released on probation, he goes to look for Jade and remains in love with her. In the meantime, following the loss of their home, the Butterfield family has moved from Chicago to Manhattan, and Ann and Hugh divorce. In Manhattan, Ann tries to seduce David, but he refuses and tells her he can make love only with Jade. In a chance meeting, Hugh sees David on the streets of Manhattan and while chasing David, Hugh is hit by a car and killed. Hugh’s new girlfriend Ingrid Orchester, catches up to the scene and cannot put together what just happened, but later recognizes David as having been present at the accident.

Later, Jade goes to see David to say goodbye but he pulls her back as she tries to leave, throwing her on the bed and begging for her to admit she still loves him. Jade does, and resumes her relationship with him. When Keith tells the couple to come downstairs, he tells Jade that David is at fault for their father’s death. Jade refuses to believe this and turns to David for the truth. He tries to explain it was an accident, but Keith fights with David until the police arrive and arrest David.

Sent to prison, David seems doomed never to see Jade again. Jade tells her mother that no one will ever love her the way David does. The final scene shows Jade walking toward the prison where David is being held.

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From the Original movie… the song “Endless Love”

The Originals…

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The Originals is an upcoming American television series that will air on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series sneak peek premiere will air after The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013, then a week later on October 8, 2013, it will begin airing on Tuesdays in the 8:00 pm Eastern (7:00 pm Central) in its regular timeslot where it will lead in Supernatural.

Synopsis

A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world’s original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). It was revealed during the backdoor pilot, aired on April 25, 2013, that recurring character Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus’ child. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. “Every King needs an heir” says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley).

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In the backdoor pilot for the spin-off series, Klaus returns to his former home of New Orleans to find a witch with ties to him. He instead finds a former protegè, named Marcel, who is ruling the city with an iron fist. As Klaus continues his search, he finds that the witches who live there are trying to overthrow Marcel and that they plan to use Hayley, who is, for some odd reason, miraculously carrying a child that is Klaus’. After Elijah arrives to help out and persuades him to stay, Klaus decides to stay in New Orleans and return the city to his command with his brother by his side. Rebekah is offered a spot in Klaus’ new domain, but she turns them down.

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Daniel Gillies Elijah Mikaelson Original Vampire Regular
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TVLand’s Beauty & the Beast Season 2 premieres 10.07.13

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Beauty & the Beast is an American television series very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name. The series premiered on October 11, 2012.On November 9, 2012, The CW ordered a full 22-episode season of the series.

On April 26, 2013, The CW renewed the series for a full 22-episode second season. The show will move to Mondays for its second season having been paired with Hart of Dixie.The show’s second season will premiere on October 7, 2013.

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Catherine Chandler, a detective, witnesses her mother being shot the same night she is saved from her mother’s murderers by a supposed beast. Nine years later, a case leads her to discover that Vincent Keller, an ex-soldier killed in action during military service, is actually alive. As Catherine gets to know him, she starts finding out more about her mother’s murder and about who (and what) Vincent really is. At the same time, they get to know each other and eventually fall in love with each other.
Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), shaken to the core over the fact that everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the secrets that have been revealed about her family. Cat must also try to navigate her evolving relationship with handsome doctor Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), who struggles with becoming a terrifying beast when he is enraged, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat and Vincent continue to grapple with the desire to be a normal couple while trying to keep a low profile in order to stay one step ahead of the mysterious organization known as Muirfield, now on the hunt for both of them.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films with executive producers Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”) & Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected,” “October Road”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”), Frank Siracusa (“The Yard”) and John Weber (“Borgias”).
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KRISTIN KREUK
as DETECTIVE CATHERINE CHANDLER

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In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Kristin Kreuk plays Detective Catherine Chandler, a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective who witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen when she was a teenager. Now, ten years later, Catherine is about to uncover the mystery of the “beast” that saved her.

Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Kreuk began acting in plays in high school, but mostly focused on her schoolwork rather than the stage. Fate came calling at the beginning of her senior year when a casting director looking for new talent for the Canadian series “Edgemont” tapped Kreuk for a starring role. It was her first professional audition.

The next year, she not only scored the title role of the television movie “Snow White” opposite Miranda Richardson, she landed the lead role of Lana Lang on “Smallville” and managed to continue her role on “Edgemont.”

In addition to being a face of Neutrogena for six years, Kreuk performed a cameo in the film “Eurotrip,” opposite Matt Damon, starred in the miniseries “Earthsea,” opposite Isabella Rossellini, and starred in the Canadian feature “Partition,” opposite Jimi Mistry, as well as the feature “Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun Li” and the independent “Vampire.”

Kreuk also starred in the BBC re-telling of “Ben Hur,” “Chuck” and recently starred in the feature films “Ecstacy” and “Space Milkshake.”

Kreuk currently resides in Vancouver and, when she’s not working enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and her dog Dublin.

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as VINCENT KELLER/BEAST

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In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Jay Ryan plays named Vincent Keller, a military doctor who was reportedly killed while serving in Afghanistan. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past ten years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

As a native of New Zealand, Ryan is well known for his role as Jack Scully in that country’s long running series, “Neighbours.” Ryan’s other television credits include a guest starring role in Steven Spielberg’s “Terra Nova,” Television New Zealand’s “Go Girls,” as Kevin and as Frazer King in Ten’s exuberant drama “Off Spring,” set in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. Ryan also portrayed Seaman Billy ‘Spider’ Webb in three series of Nine Network’s “Sea Patrol,” “Legend of the Seeker” for the Starz Network, “Young Hercules,” “Xena: Warrior Princess” with Lucy Lawless, “Superfire,” “Being Eve,” “Interrogation,” “The Tribe” and “You Wish.”

On the big screen Ryan has been seen in Belinda Chayko’s “Lou,” co-starring John Hurt and Emily Barclay, as well as the AFTRS feature “The Rookie.” He has also appeared in the short films “Bleeders,” “Mockingbird” and “Franswa Sharl” directed by Hannah Hilliard.

Ryan is also no stranger to theater. He has appeared in numerous theater productions, including “Anthony and Cleopatra,” “John Cleese – His Life,” “John Cleese – Seven Ways,” “Legacy,” “To Skin an Ocelot” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” for the Auckland Theatre Company. He also starred in “The Packer,” which began as a one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to tour Australia and Los Angeles. “The Packer” was nominated for Best International Contribution to Los Angeles Theater.

Ryan will next be seen co-starring in the BBC/Sundance Channel miniseries “Top of The Lake,” written and directed by multiple award winner Jane Campion.

AUSTIN BASIS
as J.T. FORBES

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In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Austin Basis plays J.T. Forbes, the childhood friend of Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), who has been helping Keller guard his terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Basis attended Binghamton University, where he received a BA in Theatre. He was then accepted to The Actors Studio Drama School, where he received an MFA in Acting. After graduating, Austin became a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. There he had the privilege to work with the likes of Al Pacino, Faye Dunaway and Estelle Parsons; and under the tutelage of Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Martin Landau, Arthur Penn, Lou Antonio & Mark Rydell. In addition to several productions at The Actors Studio, he also co-created and performed in an improv and sketch comedy show in New York City called “Mmm… Comedy.”

Basis made his television debut in the Comedy Central film “Porn ‘n’ Chicken,” but his big break came in 2004 when he was cast in an episode of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Basis has appeared on numerous television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Supernatural,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “NCIS,” “Life on Mars” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” He also played Math for two seasons on The CW drama “Life Unexpected.”

Basis also starred in the Warner Bros. web series “Ghostfacers,” a spin-off of the “Supernatural” episode of the same name. His film credits include “J. Edgar,” “The Other End of the Line,” “My Sassy Girl,” “American Zombie,” “Boxboarders!,” “Re-Cut” and “Dorian Blues.”

Basis has been featured in national commercial spots for State Farm, Burger King, Toys ‘R’ Us, Wendy’s, Dr Pepper and AT&T. He also portrayed Benjamin Bankes the Pig in the Ad Council’s “Feed the Pig” PSA campaign. Basis recently published his first book of poetry called: “An Actor Without An Audience: Poetry for Artists, Lovers & Everymen.”

BRIAN WHITE
as JOE BISHOP

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In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Brian White plays Joe Bishop, Catherine Chandler’s (Kristin Kreuk) tough-but-fair boss.

A Boston native and son of a licensed financial consultant mother and professional basketball player father (legend JoJo White of the Boston Celtics), White was instilled with the importance of both sports and education throughout his childhood. He studied Political Science, psychology and theatre at Dartmouth College.

White continued to play football and lacrosse throughout his college years and upon graduation was signed by both an NFL (New England Patriots) and NLL (Boston Blazers) team. In 2000, due to an injury, White made the transition from professional athlete to investment broker. Later, a chance meeting with an entertainment executive led him to leave the world of finance to begin a new career in modeling and eventually acting.

White recently starred in Tyler Perry’s romantic drama “Good Deeds,” and in Joss Whedon’s horror film “The Cabin in the Woods.” Other notable film credits include Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All by Myself,” “Fighting,” “12 Rounds,” “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale,” “Stomp the Yard,” “The Game Plan,” the Bollywood romantic comedy film “Politics of Love,” “The Family Stone” and “Brick.”

White is most recognizable to television audiences as Detective Tavon Garris on the crime drama “The Shield.” Other television credits include the popular role of Marcus in “Men of A Certain Age,” “Moonlight,” “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” and “Second Time Around,” as well as “Spyder Games.”

White is co-founder of a multitude of ventures including the Helping Hands Celebrity Weekend (HHCW) in St. Thomas, US VI, which creates a unique arena where members of the entertainment industry, professional athletes and corporate leaders can unite and support one another’s charitable efforts; Black Carpenter (www.BlackCarpenter.org), which is a multi-platform youth empowerment brand that includes a book, feature documentary and speaking tour designed to create a “tool box” that represents the essential life skills for building a successful next generation; a professional dance company/community youth outreach organization called Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Theatre. He is also a founding partner of a full-service film, television and broadband production company based in Los Angeles, California.

MAX BROWN
as EVAN MARKS

In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Max Brown plays Evan Marks, the medical examiner who works with Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk). They have a fun, flirtatious relationship that could easily turn into something deeper – if Cat would let that happen.

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Brown first appeared on our screens in the long-running BBC series “Grange Hill.” He has gone onto appear in many popular television shows, and is best known to audiences for his role in “The Tudors,” in which he starred opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Brown also starred in the popular British series “MI-5” and the BBC series “Mistresses.” Other credits include the feature film “Turistas” opposite Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde, and the forthcoming feature film “Departure Date,” from director Kat Coiro.

NINA LISANDRELLO
as TESS VARGAS

In The CW’s new drama, “Beauty and The Beast,” Nina Lisandrello plays Tess Vargas, a police detective partnered with Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk). The two women make a good team, and have become close friends while working on countless homicide cases.

Born in New York, Lisandrello has appeared on numerous television shows including “Nurse Jackie,” “Law and Order,” “Mercy” and “Conviction.” She also recently starred in the films “The Bleeding House,” “Pre” and “The Best and The Brightest,” alongside Neil Patrick Harris.

Recurring cast

  • Nicole Anderson as Heather Chandler: Catherine’s younger sister.
  • Rob Stewart as Mr. Chandler: Catherine and Heather’s dad. He recently married Brooke, a woman many years his junior. In the season finale, it was discovered that he’s actually not Catherine’s biological father.
  • Rachel Skarsten as Brooke Chandler: Catherine and Heather’s stepmother.
  • Bridget Regan as Alex Salter: Former fiancée of Vincent Keller. She grew up with Vincent and his family and they grew closer—eventually becoming romantically involved. He ran out on her 10 years ago when he became a supersoldier and she recognized him when he snuck into the hospital to visit Catherine. Alex tried to rekindle her old relationship with Vincent, but realizes that he has feelings for Catherine.
  • Christian Keyes as Darius Bishop: Joe’s younger brother. He briefly dated Heather. He was accidentally killed by Vincent; his death causes Joe to launch a manhunt against Vincent.
  • Edi Gathegi as Kyle: The man from Muirfield with whom who Evan was secretly working.
  • Shantel VanSanten as Tyler: Gabriel’s girlfriend and partner in helping with his beastly side.
  • Annie Ilonzeh as Beth
  • Blair Redford as Zach

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from: Wiki & The CW Network