meaning lots of Bean goodness to look forward to.
Legends has wrapped filming and the publicity machine has been cranked up. In the show, Sean plays Mark Odum, an undercover agent for the FBI who transforms himself into different people for his job, but eventually starts to question his own identity when a stranger suggests he’s not who he thinks he is. Based on a book by Robert Littell and from the executive producers of Homeland, the series costars Ali Larter, Tina Majorino and Amber Valletta. Here's the first trailer for this Sean-starring TNT series that has been greenlit for early 2014 and received a 10-episode series order:
A nice surprise for us all happened when, at the last minute, Sean signed on to Wicked Blood alongside James Purefoy, Jake Busey and Abigail Breslin. Wicked Blood will be marketed at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes, May 15-24, 2013, so watch for news on a distribution deal. As for the plot: Hannah Lee (Abigail Breslin) is a bright teen girl trapped in the dark Southern underworld of violence and guns, drugs and vicious biker gangs. Neglected by her angry sister Amber (Alexa Vega), her only refuge is her troubled uncle Donny, who is a drug addict. Both live in fear of “Uncle Frank” Stinson (Sean Bean), who runs the illegal family business with an iron fist, aided by his psychotic younger brother Bobby. But when Amber falls in love with family rival Wild Bill (James Purefoy), Hannah realizes there is no escape from the ruthless Stinsons, and cleverly schemes to pit one pawn against another in a cunning game of revenge. Principal photography for the thriller took place in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Coming soon to the gallery are some set photos captured by the cast and crew.
Probably the most anticipated of Sean's upcoming projects is Jupiter Ascending. A Warner Bros production, Jupiter Ascending, which Lana and Andy Wachowski are directing, has Sean playing “Stinger”, a Hans Solo type of character written older than co-star Channing Tatum. He joins Eddie Redmayne, Tatum and Mila Kunis. The film has a $200 million budget and is viewed as potential blockbuster to be produced as a trilogy. Jupiter Ascending is shooting in Chicago, London and other locations in the UK, and is tentatively slated for a Summer or Fall 2014 release date target for 3D and IMAX theaters. A tight wrap is being maintained on plot details and only a few set photos, none of Sean, from the Ely Cathedral set location have been leaked so far.
But that's not all we have to look forward to. Sean has filled his off time with a number of voice projects, including several new O2 adverts, soon to be added to the media archives:
In March, Sean got his first major award for Best Actor for his performance as a cross-dressing teacher in Accused. He was crowned Best Actor at this year's Royal Television Society Programme Awards. The accomplishment was quickly followed by a BAFTA Best Actor Award nomination for the same performance. Sadly, he was robbed by relative newcomer Ben Whishaw who won the award for his Richard III performance. Sean was able to make it back from Baton Rouge in time to attend the event and graciously posed for the media on the red carpet. The awards ceremony, hosted by Graham Norton, was held at the Royal Festival Hall, on London's South Bank, on Sunday 12 May and broadcast on BBC One.
And finally, there is some movement on the long-rumoured Macbeth project, now titled Enemy of Man. Vincent Regan has filmed a promo trailer, currently in post-production, featuring Sean in the starring role, with James D'Arcy, Stephen Graham, Charles Dance and Charlotte Gainsbourgh. At the least, we can assume that this promo trailer is intended for marketing and funding purposes. Lets keep fingers crossed that we will finally see Sean bring the character to life for the big screen. Meanwhile, we'll keep ours eyes open for that trailer.
Be sure to check back soon for additions to the media archives, press pages and the gallery and all the Bean news fit to print.