Jennifer has landed the female lead role in NBC’s “Taken” a prequel tv series based on the film Taken. Starring alongside Jennifer is British actor Clive Stranden (Vikings) who plays Bryan Mills.
Jennifer plays Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence, who has taken Stranden’s Bryan Mills under her wing. Cultured and powerful with a wealth of field experience, her current government position has her overseeing an elite team of operatives who take care of America’s national security emergencies.
In the original Taken, Liam Neeson starred as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent who springs into action when his daughter is kidnapped during a trip to Paris. After contacting one of the thugs who took his daughter, Mills delivered an iconic speech to one of his daughter’s kidnappers, revealing the “very particular set of skills” he acquired over a long career, which makes him “a nightmare for people like you.” We see these skills in action throughout the rest of the movie, and its subsequent sequels, but this Taken series will show how a younger Mills acquired these skills, as he’s recruited to become a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team.
Directed by Alex Graves (Proof), the “Taken” pilot is written and produced by Alex Cary.
Taken is being filmed in Toronto
Jennifer attended yesterday the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. Jennifer was nominated on the category Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or limited series for her role in “A Wife’s Nightmare”. Unfortunately Jennifer didn’t win, the award went to Aunjanue Ellis for “The Book of Negroes”.
Jennifer posted on her Instagram: :
I had a great time at the Canadian Screen Awards! #cdnscreen16 Always nice to meet great artists like @mariadoylekennedy & see old friends like #bruceramsey. Congrats to the inspiring @aunjanue_ellis Thanks to Miss @jodiurichuk for bringing out her wand & keeping the dream alive & to the saintly @anthonycrosfield for taming the beast. So happy to have celebrated all the nominees and winners. #ocanada”
The Canadian Screen Awards are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions.
The 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS will be broadcast on CBC on March 13, 2016.
Check our gallery for some pictures of Jennifer at the Awards
Jennifer Beals is joining the cast on season 3 of the NBC tv series The Night Shift with a major recurring role where she will play Doctor Syd Jennings. Doctor Syd Jennings will meet Dr. Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) during his tour in Afghanistan. A Major in the Army, Syd will increase her medical duties through the Culture Support Teams (CST)
Jennifer will first appear in the medical drama’s season 3 premiere possibly airing late spring/summer 2016 on NBC. Production begins in February in New Mexico.
The Night Shift debuted in summer 2014 and follows the lives of the staff who work the late night shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.
Jennifer is set to star in a new film called Before I Fall, the adaptation of the 2010 young-adult and New York Times bestseller novel by Lauren Oliver.
Jennifer plays the mother of Sam (Zoey Deutch) a high school senior who finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over and until she gets it right she must untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
Ry Russo-Young is directing the script by Maria Maggenti and filming starts in November in Vancouver
Jennifer made an announcement today about a new clothing collection she’s collaborated with in partnership with a fashion brand called Naked Truth. She visited the Yahoo Style studio in New York where she was interviewed by Joe Zee and Ashley Graham.
The collection is really beautiful, classic and elegant and eco-concious. Part of the proceeds go to charity too !
Jennifer is the voice over on a new Japanese anime film called “The Laws Of The Universe Part 0” The story is about a group of students that after hearing that a fellow student is abducted by aliens, they realised the danger their academy is in and in order to find the truth they go searching for aliens and UFO’s only to realise this is the beginning of a battle associated with the future of the universe. The film is released in October in Japan and selected theatres in the US.
Jennifer’s part is a good alien commander of the universe called Inkar