Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.
Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction). “We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.
Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
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The Breaker Upperers (2018)
Directed by: Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek
Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola, Ana Scotney, Cohen Holloway and Rima Te Wiata
Review: I was actually quite excited to see The Breaker Upperers. This movie stars a lot of people who’ve collaborated with Taika Waititi and it was great to see them come together for this absurd, yet funny premise. Compared to recent Kiwi comedies, The Breaker Upperers offers some light fun, but is ultimately disappointing. This movie has its fair share of funny and heartfelt moments, but is quite forgettable. Leads, Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, work really well together. They really felt like best friends as they play off of each other’s humour so naturally and their more dramatic scenes are also taken with care. I’m a fan of James Rolleston because of “Boy” and in this movie he lands a lot of his comedic lines. I’m only disappointed he wasn’t in the movie more because from the trailers, this movie felt like it would focus on Sami and Beek breaking up Rolleston and his girlfriend, with Sami developing feelings for Rolleston. Instead, a woman that we meet in the first scene sticks around for the whole movie and is essentially the driving force of the story. The reason why this bothered me was because I wanted to see more of Rolleston and Scotney as they were the scene stealers. Something I was surprised with was how much we saw of the Breaker Upperer’s doing their jobs. Usually all those scenes would just be featured at the start but those scenes get spread out throughout the movie which helped it feel more consistent. Although this movie is short, it felt like it dragged in the middle act as the dramatic point of the movie hit. There were a lot of jokes in this movie and while most of them landed, some of them just felt like they tried too hard to capture that Kiwi dry humour. I can definitely recommend The Breaker Upperers because it’s a light-hearted movie that lands a lot of laughs. This movie just suffered from trying to fit in with recent Kiwi comedies instead of trying to be its own thing and ultimately came across as awkward.