Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vincent D'Onofrio cast as Wilson Fisk in Netflix's 'Daredevil' series

 The 'Law & Order' actor will play the arch-nemesis of the titular blind superhero in Marvel's highly anticipated 13-episode series, which is set to start shooting soon in New York City. He'll star opposite Charlie Cox, who has been tapped to play Daredevil.


Vincent D'Onofrio is graduating from cop to criminal mastermind.

Marvel announced Tuesday that the "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" vet landed the part of the heavy, Wilson Fisk, in the upcoming Netflix "Daredevil" series.

"We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel's Daredevil' in such an integral role," Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television, said in a statement. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."

The 6-foot-3-inch D'Onofrio has the height to play the physically imposing villain, but adds some weight of the more proverbial kind to the cast. The 53-year-old Brooklyn-born actor has an impressive resume that includes "Full Metal Jacket " (1987), "Men in Black" (1997) and the role of radical icon Abbie Hoffman in "Steal This Movie" (2000).

His character, a shady businessman who controls crime in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen where Daredevil is based, will vex the titular blind superhero, who will be played by British actor Charlie Cox in the 13-episode series set to bow in 2015.
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Fisk, who goes by the name the Kingpin in the comic books, was first introduced in a 1967 issue of "The Amazing Spider-Man," but is best known as Daredevil's arch-nemesis.

The late Michael Clarke Duncan played Fisk in the 2003 "Daredevil" movie.

"Daredevil," which will be filmed entirely on location in New York City, is one of four live-action series coming to Netflix that feature some of Marvel's most popular superheroes. Those characters will join forces in an Avengers-like team for a major miniseries event.

Stephen S. DeKnight ("Angel," "Spartacus: War of the Damned") recently boarded the production as show runner.

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Vincent D'Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil"

Veteran actor Vincent D'Onofrio has been cast as the Kingpin in the upcoming 13-episode "Daredevil" Netflix series, Marvel announced on Tuesday. D'Onofrio is the second actor announced for the show, following Charlie Cox in the title role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

 



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1 comment:

Stephanie J said...

I guess we can look forward to seeing Vincent completely bald again. He will be cool in this Marvel has my approval casting Vincent in this and Mark Ruffalo in the Avengers. My 2 favorite actors.

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

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In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

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Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

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'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

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Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

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'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
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