Jennifer attended today the NBC Upfronts in New York at the Radio City Music Hall the presentation to the media of her upcoming tv series Taken. Wearing a beautiful dress Jennifer was accompanied by her co-star in Taken Clive Standen.
The series is set to air in midseason 2017 on NBC on Mondays 10pm following the run of the new fall NBC drama Timeless
Manhattan Night, the thriller starring Adrien Brody, Jennifer Beals, Yvonne Strahovski and Campbell Scott, opens in selected theatres across the USA and video on demand on May 20th.
Here’s some interesting production notes about the film:
“I finished reading the book Manhattan Nocturne, I knew I had to make it into a movie,” says director, screenwriter and producer Brian DeCubellis. That was back in 1999.
Four years later DeCubellis secured the film rights of the book. DeCubellis had a vision for the movie from that initial reading. “I had made an outline for the movie while reading the book four years earlier. I just pulled that outline out and started writing it. The first draft came very quickly and was to be the main structure which got updated many times over the years.”
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