July 05, 2013 | 11:47 a.m.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright will kick off the July 19 programming in Hall H at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, with “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead” and Sony’s panel presentation featuring “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ also figuring into the lineup for the convention’s biggest arena. Pegg, Frost and Wright will appear on the Focus Features panel to promote the new film, “The World’s End,” due out in the U.S. Aug. 23. The final installment in their “Blood & Ice Cream” trilogy, the movie sees Pegg play Gary King, a (lovable?) loser who recruits his high school chums to try to finish a famous pub crawl in their hometown that they had once unsuccessfully attempted in their younger days — but the apocalypse intervenes. It’s the zombie apocalypse that drives what will be one of the biggest […]
Nov. 06, 2012 | 9:19 a.m.
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Danai Gurira cast a glance around the dining room of an upscale Century City eatery, and with a broad grin, leaned in to make a confession. “I feel like I’m in ‘Entourage,’” she said. If Gurira were starring in the inside-Hollywood hipster saga that ran for years on HBO, she would have her choice of intriguing roles. She could portray either the acclaimed playwright with an Obie, a young talent whose work — inspired in part by her childhood in Zimbabwe — centers largely on the experience of African women. PHOTOS: On the set of ‘The Walking Dead’ Or she could play the brightest new star of cable television’s highest-rated scripted drama. Gurira is on the cusp of a star-making turn as the wary and wise Michonne on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” […]