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Darabont's LA Noir Wins Series Order
Jon Bernthal fights crime



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Good news today for Frank Darabont, who has mixed fortunes on the goggle box recently. While he launched The Walking Dead to great acclaim, he was forced to step down from that show at the start of the second season. He moved on to make a pilot for LA Noir and now US channel TNT has ordered a six-episode season of the show. The first official picture from the series is above.

LA Noir adapts John Buntinís book and finds a roster of cops battling mobsters in the same era as Gangster Squad, even to the point that the primary menace is again Mickey Cohen.

The focus here, though, is Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), a former Marine now working as part of the LAPD at a time when police corruption is rampant. Mayor Fletcher Bowron (Ron Rifkin) is determined to root out the bad element and also take down Cohenís mob. So Captain William Parker (Neal McDonough) puts together a team to make that happen, including Detective Hal Morrison (Jeffrey DeMunn), who heads the new unit.

Also featured is Milo Ventimiglia, an old military buddy of Teagueís who's now a lawyer connected to the mob, and Alexa Davalos as Jasmin, a beautiful woman with a dark past who discovers it has come back to haunt her.

Simon Pegg makes an appearance in the pilot, and weíre excited to see this one on screen. As to when that will happen hasnít yet been set, but hopefully we wonít have to wait too long. 
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 03:01:19 pm by Chiprocks1 »
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Re: LA Noir
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 12:17:52 pm »
I've been impatiently waiting for the series premiere for quite some time now.
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Re: LA Noir
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 07:57:14 pm »
Thomas Jane Joins Cast as Bugsy Siegel

Let me clarify, he is being pursued to play the role of Bugsy Siegel. If they land him, I approve of the casting 100%.
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Re: LA Noir
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 03:43:07 pm »
IGN News : Darabont's New Series Forced to Change Title Thanks to Video Game L.A. Noire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1kIreJyEgY

When I first heard of Darabont's new series, I immediately thought of the game, which I own. I'm not surprised that this turned into a legal matter.
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Re: Lost Angels (Formerly LA Noir)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 03:46:28 pm »
Changed the title of thread to reflect new name.
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Mob City Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfVyc7K0Ajs

Cool looking trailer. I'm not sure this is an actual series. I think it's just a mini-series. Updated the thread title......again.
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I didn't realize that this premieres tomorrow.
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This "two hour" movie was really two 1 hour episodes back to back. So, the pacing is naturally going to be a bit more condensed. But therein lies the problem, it still wasn't fast enough for my taste. A great opening and a nice twist at the end. But everything that came in between was just too slow. It looks great. Beautifully shot. Reminds me a lot of LA Confidential, just not in the same league as that movie. Mob City has a lot of potential and given that we only have two more airings, I will stick it out. I hope they can find their groove and give me reason to come back for more beyond the initial episodes.

FYI, I'm still not a fan of Jon Bernthal and I liked him even less in this one.
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I glanced at a recent review and they pretty much said the same thing.
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'Mob City' Canceled at TNT

Duh!
One of the rare misfires for Frank Darabont and I think it had to do with the cast. Two episodes was all I needed to watch to know this was a goner.
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