Outlander’s Sam Heughan is set to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures. The pic, which marks Diesel’s first starring superhero film, starts production in July with Dave Wilson directing and Neal H. Moritz producing. The film is casting up quickly, with Eiza Gonzalez and Michael Sheen also coming aboard.
Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.
Wilson is a director at Blur Studios, the VFX factory owned by Tim Miller, who directed the first Deadpool and is reviving the Terminator franchise. Pic re-teams Fast and the Furious‘ Moritz and Diesel. Sony is hoping to launch a franchise here through the Bloodshot comic universe.
The film fits nicely into Heughan’s hiatus before he returns for Outlander, which recently got a two-season pickup from Starz. Heughan next stars with Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, which Lionsgate releases August 3.
We have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons) and “Vida” (Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada), returning Emmy contender “Outlander” (Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) as part of their 2018 campaign.
Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.
Drama Actress – Caitriona Balfe
Drama Actor – Sam Heughan
Drama Supporting Actress – Sophie Skelton
Drama Supporting Actor – David Berry, Tobias Menzies, Richard Rankin
Drama Guest Actress – Lotte Verbeek
Drama Guest Actor – Duncan Lacroix
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Comedy Actor – Bruce Campbell
Comedy Supporting Actress – Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver O’Neil
Comedy Supporting Actor – Lindsay Farris, Ray Santiago
Comedy Guest Actor – Hemky Madera, Lee Majors
Drama Actress – Olivia Williams
Drama Actor – J.K. Simmons
Drama Supporting Actress – Nazanin Boniadi, Sara Serraiocco
Drama Supporting Actor – Mido Hamada, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock, Stephen Rea, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama Guest Actress – Jacqueline Bisset, Sarah Bolger
Drama Guest Actor – Guy Burnet, Kenneth Choi, Richard Schiff
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Squealing with delight, she told him: “I will try and control myself!”
She then proceeded to ask him a series of questions about the upcoming fourth series, while Phillip Schofield sat back, clearly amused.
At the end of the interview she stood up as Phillip took a picture of them – unable to hide huge smile.
Holly gushed: “So nice to meet you.”
Those watching at home found the whole interaction very funny and took to Twitter to comment on it.
One person wrote: “Holly’s dream just came true and Phil had to drag out a photo with Sam Heughan #ThisMorning.”
Another added: “Love watching Holly fan girl over @SamHeughan . To be fair he is an absolute dream 😍 #ThisMorning.”
While someone else Tweeted: “#thismorning Holly, wipe the dribble off your lip you.”
Sam, 38, is a Scottish actor best known for his role in Outlander, which he joined in 2013.
The show, which is based on a series of bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, follows Jamie’s romance with the World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as she travels back in time to 18th century Scotland.