On behalf of DAVID STRATHAIRN ONLINE, I’d like to take this time to wish David the happiest of birthdays. He turns a spry 71 today and it is my sincerest wish that he has the best day. Thank you David for all the work you’ve given us, and for all the work you’ll be giving us in the future.
Here is more information on David’s show INTERROGATION which premieres on CBS All Access on February 6, 2020.
CBS ALL ACCESS’ TRUE-CRIME SERIES “INTERROGATION” TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, FEB. 6
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dec. 12, 2019 – CBS All Access today announced that its new original true-crime series, INTERROGATION, will be available to binge beginning Thursday, Feb. 6. The streaming service also released the series’ teaser art. With all episodes dropping at once, viewers will see the day of the crime and then follow the evidence like a cold case detective, abandon the linear narrative and determine their own investigative path by watching the episodes leading up to the finale in any order.
Starring Peter Sarsgaard (“The Looming Tower”), Kyle Gallner (“Outsiders”), David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), and special guest star Vincent D’Onofrio (“The Godfather of Harlem”), INTERROGATION is based on a case that spans more than 20 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. After being sentenced to life in prison, he continued to fight to prove his innocence. Each episode is structured around interrogations informed by real police case files. Sarsgaard plays David Russell, the lead detective on the case; Gallner plays the accused, Eric Fisher; Strathairn plays Eric’s father, Henry Fisher; and D’Onofrio plays Ian Lynch, an Internal Affairs officer who ends up becoming Eric Fisher’s biggest ally.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios. Co-creators Anders Weidemann (“30 Degrees in February”) and John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “Bosch”) serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin (“Bosch”) and Melissa Aouate (“Hit the Road”). Ernest Dickerson (“The Godfather of Harlem”) directs six out of the series’ 10 episodes and also serves as executive producer. Patrick Cady (“Rectify”) also directs.
INTERROGATION joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series that currently includes THE GOOD FIGHT, NO ACTIVITY, TELL ME A STORY, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, WHY WOMEN KILL and the forthcoming limited event series THE STAND as well as THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, with additional series to be announced. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and upcoming series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.
To sign up for CBS All Access, please visit: www.cbs.com/allaccess
About CBS All Access:
CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 12,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TELL ME A STORY, NO ACTIVITY, and WHY WOMEN KILL, as well as the upcoming INTERROGATION, THE STAND, and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs, Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.
SOURCE: THE FUTON CRITIC
CBS All Access has released the first poster from David’s series INTERROGATION and his character’s name is finally revealed. David will play the part of Henry Russell, the father of the lead character played by Peter Sarsgaard. Funny enough, Sarsgaard’s character’s name is, wait for it ….. David Russell. David’s full name is David Russell Strathairn, and this isn’t the first time David has played someone with Russell in their character name. There was SIMON BIRCH where David played Reverend Russell, then BEYOND THE CALL where he played the part of Russell Cates, and finally HOME FROM THE HOLIDAYS where he played Russell Terziak. There seems to be a pattern forming. I’m wondering if the irony has hit David? Likely. Here’s the information on the series and the poster. Oh premiere date is February 6, 2020.
‘Interrogation’: Your First Look at Peter Sarsgaard’s True-Crime Series (PHOTO)
Meaghan Darwish December 12, 2019 12:45 pm
CBS All Access is bulking up its originals with Interrogation, a true-crime series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, and David Strathairn, with guest star Vincent D’Onofrio.
Set to premiere Thursday, February 6 on the streaming platform, Interrogation will drop all of its episodes for viewers’ bingeing pleasure.
What makes this series unique is that while watching the episodes from start to finish will wind an investigative path to its conclusion, every installment between the premiere and finale can be watched in any order of the viewer’s choosing.
Along with the premiere date, a teaser poster has been revealed as well, featuring an interrogation scene from a birds-eye perspective. Based on a real case that spanned over 20 years, the show focuses on a man convicted of killing his mother.
After receiving a life sentence in prison, this man continued the fight to prove his innocence in the matter. Every episode itself is structured around interrogations that are inspired by real police case files.
Sarsgaard portrays lead detective David Russell and Gallner plays the accused criminal, Eric Fisher. Strathairn takes on the role of Eric’s father, Henry, and D’Onofrio guest star as Ian Lynch, an Internal Affairs officer who supports Eric’s fight to prove his innocence.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, Interrogation is co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz who also serve as executive producers. They’re joined by fellow executive producers Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate as well as Ernest Dickerson, who also directs six out of the 10 episodes. Patrick Cady is on board as a director.
Don’t miss the mystery unfold beginning this February on CBS All Access.
Interrogation, Series Premiere, Thursday, February 6, CBS All Access
SOURCE: TV INSIDER
There is a review on David’s film AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD where he plays a mysterious man by the name of ‘The Man’.
New-Release Tuesday: An Interview with God
Dec 10, 2019 | Arts/Entertainment
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.
I confess that I am a sucker for anything starring David Strathairn.
If your reaction to that is, “Who?” then you really should see some David Strathairn films. They are almost always small, thoughtful projects. Probably the most high-profile thing he has ever done is star opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon in River Wild, and he looked pretty out of place in a Big Hollywood Thriller.
I also confess that I am a sucker for films with a theological bent. That’s natural, because I am a film critic who also happens to be a pastor.
But having spent a decade “servicing” the “Christian Film industry” as part of my editorial responsibilities, I also have a tremendously sensitive B.S. meter. That is, I can smell an “evangelical” film a mile away–you know, one of those holier-than-thou “I have the answers and you don’t, ha ha ha” lectures that are not really films at all but smug propaganda designed to guilt people into a loving relationship with Jesus. As if.
Well, An Interview with God is not one of those. And you really can’t know that until you see it. (And isn’t that a potent metaphor for faith?)
The trailer pretty much tells you all you need to know going in. A battlefront journalist sets up a short series of interviews with a man purporting to be God… and there are only so many places a story like this could go. Primarily: is this dude really God, or is this a put-on? Or a hallucination? The options narrow when you get an actor like Strathairn involved, and once you label the film “thoughtful.”
So… the film is thoughtful. It is sincere, and while it does not grapple with theology on the level of, say, Christopher Hitchens or Thomas Merton, the rubber does hit the road. Anybody who has devoted any amount of energy in the Big Questions of God and “purpose” or “meaning” will be on familiar ground with this film.
Both Strathairn and young Brenton Thwaites (who also has a solid industry resume behind him) do solid, interesting work here. The script and direction by indie filmmakers Ken Aguado and Perry Lang never stray into maudlin or ostentatious territory. All around, it’s clear that this is a project of passion–that all parties involved are seriously interested in the human condition and the implications of metaphysical inquiry.
If you are cruising around Netflix and wondering whether this is worth your time, all I can say is… go ahead and crank up your brain and your B.S. meter and settle in. As long as you aren’t expecting car crashes, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock, or Transformers, I think you’ll be glad you watched. It won’t answer any questions for you, and it doesn’t try to; but it will re-engage you with your questions in a meaningful and worthwhile way.
An Interview with God is included with your Netflix subscription. You can also find it at the other usual streaming sites for a small fee.
SOURCE: I LOVE KENT DOT NET
David has a film coming to Amazon Prime this week. It’s called FAST COLOR and he plays the part of Ellis, the sheriff of a small town. The film actually sounds a lot like ALPHAS with a woman with ‘special skills’ is on the run. Here’s more below plus a trailer.
Fast Color (2018)
Director: Julia Hart
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, and David Strathairn
Release Date: Dec. 11
If you like superhero movies but you want a break from DC and Marvel, you should consider checking out Fast Color. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a woman with supernatural abilities.
Her gift makes her a target for scientists and government officials who desire to test her and use her abilities for their own means. She’s forced on the run and on her journey meets several interesting people along the way.