Saturday, 2 January 2010

Newsy Stuff - Things to look forward to?

Now that The Wire has sadly finished what have we got to look forward to? The BBC have a new cop shop called Luther which features Idris Elba (aka Stringer Bell) from The Wire. Elba stars as a cop with his own problems and the propensity to get into trouble. We know who commits the murders but it is seeing how Luther works it out. There is also Vexed which stars former Bond villan Toby Stephens as a police officer who along with his partner both have problems in their personal and professional lives.

More4 have Southland which is an LA cop show along the line of The Shield. It stars Ben McKenzie (better known as Ryan Atwood for those of you that watched the OC) as a rookie law enforcer.

As far as films go we can look forward to Cop Out which not only features Bruce Willis but also Jason Lee of My Name is Earl fame. Nic Cage is also featuring in the Werner Herzog remake Bad Lieutenant, which will actually be known as The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans It also stars Eva Mendes and Val Kilmer.

Another film to look out for is Brooklyn's Finest which stars a raft of well-known actors including Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes and Ethan Hawke.

There is also Un Proph├Ęte (A Prophet) which is a tough French prison drama. A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. It won the Grand Prix at Cannes and the Best Film at the London Film Festival. It has also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award. It is also France's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010.

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