next from David Simon & George Pelecanos: The Deuce

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  2. Corch

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    I'm pretty sure David Simon is working on a piece about Yonkers as his next project
     
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    Comes out later this year. August I believe. The porn show hasn't been officially announced but it sounds like it's a go.

    Didn't like Treme, but I'll give anything Simon does a shot.
     
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    Casting roles spoiler stuff

    ‘The Deuce’ HBO Series Adds Chris Bauer & Gbenga Akinnagbe As Regulars

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    True Blood alum Chris Bauer and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) have booked series regular roles on The Deuce, HBO’s upcoming drama series starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

    Written by The Wire creator David Simon and longtime collaborator George Pelecanos and directed by Michelle MacLaren, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic, and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence.

    Bauer will play Bobby Dwyer, Vincent and Frankie Martino’s brother-in-law, a construction foreman and family man whose eyes are opened by their adventures along the Deuce. Akinnagbe is Larry Brown, an intense and demanding pimp who physically intimidates his stable of women but also has moments that betray a conflicted, underlying humanity.



    The project reunites both Bauer and Akinnagbe with Simon from their days on True Blood and The Wire, respectively. Bauer recently wrapped the third season ofSurvivor’s Remorse and was a member of the ensemble cast on American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson. On the film side, he recently wrapped the Untitled Sully Project for Clint Eastwood. Akinnagbe next will be seen inIndependence Day: Resurgence with Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum, which bows Friday.

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    Chris Coy will play Paul Hendrickson. A kindred spirit to Vincent Martino (Franco), Paul is a veteran bartender who pursues his own personal and professional ambitions in the emerging gay, lesbian and transsexual community of ’70s New York.

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    Daniel Sauli (Show Me A Hero) and Sepideh Moafi (Black Box) have joined the cast of David Simon’s HBO drama pilot The Deuce in recurring roles.

    Sauli, repped by CESD, plays Tommy Longo, a mafia debt collector who has business with the Martino brothers. Moafi, repped by Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, is Loretta, a streetwalker who works for pimp Larry Brown and introduces Candy to a new side of the sex trade.

    Sauli was recently seen as Mayor Terry Zaleski in David Simon’s Show Me A Hero.He will next be seen in HBO’s Confirmation, Netflix’s House Of Cards, and the feature film Bleed For This opposite Miles Teller. Moafi recurred on ABC’s Black Box and also appeared on Limitless, The Blacklist, Forever and The Good Wife.
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    Margarita Levieva (Revenge) has landed a co-lead opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in David Simon’s HBO drama pilot The Deuce. Also cast in the project, a narrative set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and ’80s, areLawrence Gilliard Jr. (The Walking Dead) and Dominique Fishback (HBO’s Show Me a Hero).

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    Levieva will play Abigail “Abby” Parker, an adventurous college student who strikes up a relationship with nightclub owner Vincent Martino (Franco) who has ties to the burgeoning sex industry of early ’70s Times Square. Gilliard plays Chris Alston, an NYPD patrolman working midtown Manhattan. Fishback plays Darlene, a young, sweet-natured prostitute who’s trying to survive on the street while under the thumb of a volatile, violent pimp. Gyllenhaal plays Eileen Merrell, a Times Square hooker whose street name is Candy.

    The Deuce is written and executive produced by Simon and George Pelecanos, and directed by Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad), who also exec produces with Nina K. Noble and Richard Price. Marc Henry Johnson, who was instrumental in documenting the story, is a producer.

    Levieva, repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment, was recently seen in the features The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Sleeping with Other People. Gilliard is repped by Innovate Artists and Thruline Entertainment;Fishback is with Don Buchwald & Associates and Schreck Rose.

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    Gyllenhaal will play Eileen Merrell, street name “Candy,” a Times Square hooker and veteran with an entrepreneurial bent who is drawn into the fledgling industry.

    The Deuce is written and executive produced by Simon and George Pelecanos, and directed by Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad), who also exec produces with Nina K. Noble and Richard Price. Marc Henry Johnson (A Huey P. Newton Story), who was instrumental in documenting the story, is a producer.
     
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    I guess whoever wrote that has only seen seasons 3 through 5 of The Wire because they totally overlooked Frank Sobotka and Dee Barksdale
     
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    couldn't even tell that was Chris from that picture without the dirty beard and fro.

    I got more and more interested as a read that article and then got to the bottom and saw Maggie Gyllenhall playing a hooker and it almost ruined it for me.

    will still watch though for sure.
     
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    James Franco :yaoface:
     
  8. Clown Baby

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    Franco's questionable acting in serious roles aside, this part is going to be judged against Ewan McGregor playing twins in Fargo S3 and I don't like its chances.
     
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    Franco is without a doubt the worst actor of his generation yet somehow keeps getting decent roles
     
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    I literally thought the same thing when reading that article on both not recognizing Chris and then the casting of that cuntbag
     
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    < 2 week bump.

    I'll watch anything Simon is involved in. Hope it's as good as it looks on the previews.
     
  17. southlick

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    1st episode was released Friday
     
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    Holding out but p excited
     
  19. Nelson

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    Has anybody watched?
     
  20. southlick

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    I thought the 1st episode was fantastic.

    Will rewatch again when it airs on HBO.
     
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    First ep was solid
     
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    Watched the pilot on Sunday. Very Wire-like feel
     
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    A little too over produced to feel wire like to me... but I get it.
     
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    Show has some serious potential
     
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    So many The Wire actors in this
     
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    Hope none of my neighbors were walking by looking in at what I was watching
     
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    I just may be in love with Margarita Levieva

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    + she was a gymnast, a gymnast Jerry
     
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    Rhythmic gymnastics but I'll still take it
     
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    no one plays a beat up over the hill whore like Maggie Gyllenhaal

    but dat Zoe Kazan cameo tho :lovelove:
     
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    and how about James Franco rocking the bush

    now that is method acting
     
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    of course D'Angelo Barksdale is a fucking cop

    snitch ass bitch
     
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    Can't believe she's 37
     
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    she looks so much better than her time on Revenge
     
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    Now I know why they say pimpin ain't easy. Looks like a full days work.
     
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    Potato soup haha
     
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    Chick from the leftovers is hot.

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    Here’s Everybody From “The Wire” Who Now Works on “The Deuce”

    If you enjoyed David Simon’s seminal series about Baltimore, you might recognize a few faces (and names) from his latest project, “The Deuce.”


    The Deuce, HBO’s unfortunately titled new drama series, might feel a little familiar to fans of The Wire. Although one concerns the dawn of the porn industry in 1970s New York City and the other is about the contemporary drug trade in Baltimore, both are bursting with urban grittiness, moral ambiguity, and about a million and a half distinct characters. Both shows also happen to share a lot of talent both in front of and behind the camera.

    The new series, which premiered to rave reviews last week, incorporates actors and directors from some of co-creator David Simon’s previous HBO projects, like Treme and Show Me a Hero. The most overlap by far, though, is with The Wire. Perhaps not coincidentally, The Wire is also Simon’s most beloved creation and is widely considered one of the all-time greatest TV shows. Drawing heavily from that talent pool sends a signal flare to Wire-lovers that Simon is operating in full-on beast mode once again.

    The marquee names on The Deuce–stars/producers James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal–may have nothing to do with The Wire, but below is a guide to who’s who on both shows.

    THE BRAIN TRUST
    David Simon: A 12-year veteran of the Baltimore Sun before moving into television, Simon works with both feet planted firmly in reality. Although The Wire was his baby, he had a lot of help bringing it to term. With The Deuce, he has even more help, including a co-creator.

    George Pelecanos: Pelecanos is an author of hardboiled crime fiction, like The Sweet Forever, who hooked up with Simon in The Wire days. He was a producer on season 3—which many consider its pinnacle—and a writer of seven episodes. With The Deuce, the pair’s collaboration has become a full partnership.

    Richard Price: A kindred spirit to Simon. Price’s milieu is New York City’s seedy underbelly. (See for example his novels Clockers and Lush Life.) He successfully transplanted his urban insight to Baltimore when writing for The Wire, but as a producer and writer on The Deuce, he puts his expertise in New York nightlife to great use.

    THE PLAYERS
    Gbenga Akinnagbe: On The Wire, Akinnagbe played Chris Partlow, a stone cold hitman (with subtle shades of depth) who worked directly under rising kingpin Marlow Stanfield. Here, he plays Larry Brown, a vicious pimp (with subtle shades of depth.)

    Chris Bauer: On The Wire, Bauer played Frank Sobotka, the compromised treasurer for a union of Stevedores on the Baltimore docks in the series’s highly underrated second season. Here, he plays an ill-tempered construction foreman who happens to be a brother-in-law to Vincent and Frankie Martino, the twins (!) played by James Franco.


    Lawrence Gilliard Jr.: On The Wire, Gilliard Jr. played D’Angelo Barksdale, the conflicted nephew of The Wire‘s initial drug-dealing focal point, Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris.) Here, he does a tonal flip to play Chris Alston, a New York City patrolman whose jurisdiction, Times Square, is the series’ prime location.


    Anwan Glover: On The Wire, Glover played Slim Charles, a slow-drawling, heavily braided enforcer for Avon Barksdale who later drifts to Proposition Joe’s team. Here, he plays Leon, the owner of a midtown diner that caters to pimps and prostitutes.

    Michael Kostroff: On The Wire, Kostroff played Maury Levy, the slimy defense attorney who basically lives inside the well-lined pockets of a series of murderous drug dealers. Here, he plays Rizzi, a character whose provenance is unknown as yet, but who appears to be less slimy than his predecessor.

    Method Man: On The Wire, the rapper/actor born as Clifford Smith played Cheese, the hotheaded nephew of Proposition Joe. Here, he plays Rodney, a not-particularly-pleasant pimp with Katt Williams hair.

    THE RINGERS
    Ernest R. Dickerson: A director of six episodes of The Wire who is in the directing stable on The Deuce.

    Uta Briesewitz: A director of photography on The Wire, now working as part of the directing stable on The Deuce.

    Nina Kostroff-Noble: A producer on both projects, who is married to actor Michael Kostroff, mentioned above.

    Alex Hall: An editor on The Wire, now working as part of the directing stable on The Deuce.

    Chris Yakaitis: A researcher on The Wire, now a writer for The Deuce.

    Will Ralston: A sound editor on The Wire, now a writer for The Deuce.

    These last few names reveal how David Simon is not only loyal to his collaborators but also gives them opportunities to try new things. Now we just have to see if loyal fans of The Wire will show up for Simon’s new project.
     
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    Frank Sobotka being in his old Baltimore docks trailer :ohgosh:

    lmbo at squirting cold potato soup on the girls during the facial scene

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  45. Luka

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    No
     
  46. zeberdee

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  47. BellottiBold

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    Not sure what the author's deal is, but Nina Noble is definitely part of the "brain trust" rather than a ringer.
     
  48. southlick

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    ‘The Deuce’ Renewed by HBO for Season 2

    HBO has renewed drama series “The Deuce” for a second season.

    Created by David Simon and George Pelacanos, “The Deuce” premiered Sept. 10 on the premium service. Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the series tells the story of the rise of the porn industry in New York in the 1970s.

    “We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “Their unique gift for immersing the audience in their dark and edgy worlds brings a brilliant verisimilitude unlike any other. With the remarkably talented Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco leading an exceptional cast, we look forward to delving deeper as this captivating story evolves.”

    Executive producers for “The Deuce” are Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble, James Franco. Richard Price is co-executive producer; Marc Henry Johnson and Gyllenhaal serve as producers.

    “Everyone involved with this project is genuinely grateful to HBO for the chance to take the narrative where it needs to go,” said Simon. “We knew the theme and purpose of the story, but there are many people in the entertainment industry who might not have it told, or worse, would have told it for the wrong reasons. HBO is a serious outfit. And they don’t scare.”

    “Many thanks to HBO, our longtime partners, who’ve now given us the opportunity to continue to tell this compelling story,” said Pelecanos. “We’re ready to get back to work with our amazing cast and crew.”

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  49. enjj

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    Maybe an old badge he pulled off a cop at some point?
     
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    I watched both episodes last night. I'm already hooked.
     
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