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Mireille Enos makes her mark with dark and dreary roles

Posted: 11 Mar 2014 09:00 AM PDT

The star of The Killing will next be seen in the action movie, Sabotage.

On an unseasonably warm winter day, Mireille Enos is dressed for spring. Red-headed and radiant in a floral print dress, she's also quick to smile. This bears mention because Enos' roles in film and television tend to not be very bright.

The Sugar Land, Texas native and High School for the Performing and Visual Arts grad is best known for doing three seasons of The Killing, work that requires a lot of standing in the rain in Vancouver during the winter. Fittingly on the show, she plays Detective Sarah Linden, an anguished Seattle officer who does the decidedly glum work of investigating the murders of children.

Prior to The Killing, Enos played twins JoDean Marquart and Kathy Marquart on the dark Big Love. Nothing good happened to them. And more recently she was Karin Lane in World War Z, which allowed Enos to clutch a walkie-talkie waiting for calls from Brad Pitt, who was being pursued by zombies.

"My manager and I joke that next I need to play a character who talks and wears colourful clothes," Enos says, laughing. She rattles off a few forthcoming projects, all of which sound pretty dark. "But I did just shoot a lovely little movie called If I Stay with Chloë Moretz based on a lovely young adult novel. I get to be much lighter and happier in that one. Which was nice."

We'll have to take her word for it. The IMDb summary of the film is as follows: "A car accident lands 17-year-old Mia in a coma and claims the life of her family."

But Enos works well amid death and darkness. Because she's played such quiet types, Enos has had to find physical ways to convey information, particularly on The Killing. Enos has had a herky jerky relationship with Linden, simply because the show keeps getting cancelled and resurrected. "We can't get rid of it, right?" Enos says.

AMC cancelled the show once but brought it back. After the cable channel pulled the plug a second time, Netflix stepped in with plans to shoot a short fourth season to air this year. A show frequently critiqued for leaving viewers hanging between seasons will likely have the opportunity to write its own resolution.

Enos – who has received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the show – can't talk about plot points, but says, "It's a continuation of where we left off in Season Three. It's about resolving events from that season.

"But it's nice to have the opportunity to close it the way Veena (Sud, the show's creator) wants to. I'll miss Sarah. It's the longest I've ever spent with any character. Getting to end it this way will help me feel like there was closure."

Enos is married to actor Alan Ruck and they have one child together, Vesper Vivianne Ruck. The actress was in Texas for an HSPVA luncheon at the River Oaks Country Club, where she was honoured and a guest speaker. She credits her mother, who was roving about the event beforehand taking photos of some of the art pieces and performers, with nurturing her career when Enos was young.

"She wanted to dance, but she didn't have the chance," Enos says. "So she promised herself – not just for the arts, but anything her kids wanted to do, she'd throw open the doors if she could. Of course she got a bunch of arty kids. But she was the one up all night helping us with audition pieces, driving us to rehearsals, throwing study parties."

The fourth of five children, Enos followed an older sister to HSPVA, where she studied in the school's theatre programme until her graduation in 1993. She calls the school "magic. There's something very special they've captured there. Such a diverse group of kids thrown together. No cliques, no acting out. Just creative people who were thrilled to be there.

"There was no turning back after that. No backup plan. This was the deal."

After college, Enos moved to New York City. Her first big break came with a 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, which earned her a Tony nomination.

Two years later she began appearing in Big Love, which led to her work on The Killing.

At 38, Enos is finding more doors open. She appreciates the slow slog toward success. "I don't think I would've been responsible enough in my twenties to navigate all this," she says.

In a few weeks, she'll begin shooting the final episodes of The Killing. While the show was on ice, Enos took several other projects. The first one set for release is Sabotage, about DEA agents being targeted by members of a drug cartel.

She also has made a pair of films with director Atom Egoyan, who isn't exactly known for light fare.

The first of those is Devil's Knot, a feature film about the West Memphis 3 – a trio of Arkansas teenagers who were believed by many to be innocent of three 1993 child murders for which they were convicted; they were released in 2011.

Enos plays Vicki Hutcherson, who was a crucial figure in turning the police investigation toward the accused, even though she later recanted her testimony.

Once again she finds herself in an internalised and tormented part.

"She's a tragic figure," Enos says, "a single mum who was barely keeping it together."

Like The Killing, the film sounds like it will be long on mood. Enos says Egoyan "shot it like a mystery. There's so much in the story that we don't know and will probably never know. He used factual events and actual dialog from courtroom transcripts. But there's some mystery there, and the mystery is what Atom really leaned into. He made it twisty." – Houston Chronicle/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

Sabotage is scheduled to open in cinemas on April 10.

‘Noah’ faces a flood of fatwas in the Middle East

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 11:25 PM PDT

Hollywood's Noah film adaptation starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins gets banned in Qatar, Bahrain and UAE ahead of its premiere.

Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film Noah on religious grounds before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday.

Islam frowns upon representing holy figures in art and depictions of the Prophet Mohammad in European and North American media have repeatedly sparked deadly protests in Islamic countries over the last decade, fanning cultural tensions with the West.

"Censors for Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) officially confirmed this week that the film will not release in their countries," a representative of Paramount Pictures, which produced the US$125mil (RM410mil) film starring Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, told Reuters.

"The official statement they offered in confirming this news is because 'it contradicts the teachings of Islam'," the representative said, adding the studio expected a similar ban in Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait.

The film will premiere in the United States on March 28.

Noah, who in the Bible's Book Of Genesis built the ark that saved his family and many pairs of animals from a great flood, is revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. An entire chapter in the Quran is devoted to him.

Cairo's Al-Azhar, the highest authority of Sunni Islam and a main centre of Islamic teaching for over a millennium, issued a fatwa, or religious injunction, against the film on Thursday.

"Al-Azhar ... renews its objection to any act depicting the messengers and prophets of God and the companions of the Prophet (Mohammad), peace be upon him," it announced in a statement.

They "provoke the feelings of believers ... and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law," the fatwa added.

Noah, whose official video trailer depicts a burly Crowe wielding an axe and computer-animated geysers swamping an army of sinners hoping to board his ark, has also stoked religious controversy in the US. 

Jerry A. Johnson, president of a conservative National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) group, said last month he wanted to "make sure everyone who sees this impactful film knows this is an imaginative interpretation of Scripture, and not literal."

Paramount responded by agreeing to issue a disclaimer on advertising for the film.

"While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide," the advisory reads. – Reuters

Idris Elba might play 'Jungle Book' tiger

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 07:30 PM PDT

The actor is most likely to voice the menacing tiger in Disney's live-action remake of the classic cartoon.

Move over, Richard Parker! Disney has found the perfect actor to voice the killer tiger Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, as Idris Elba is nearing a deal to star in the live-action movie, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Disney's Jungle Book movie, which was written by Justin Marks, will be a mix of live-action and VFX. The studio is in a race with Warner Bros to bring Rudyard Kipling's classic tale to the big screen. WB's project suffered a setback when Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu bowed out.

Jungle Book follows Mowgli, a young orphan raised in the jungle by wild animals. Shere Khan is the tiger who stalks the boy and decides to kill him when he becomes a threat.

Elba, who recently played Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is preparing to star in Cary Fukunaga's Beasts Of No Nation. The news was first reported by Deadline. — Reuters

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