Stargate star Robert Carlyle has been cast in at least two new projects, and there’s the possibility of another! The highly-sought-after actor is continuing his presence in American television, as well as returning to films in London, England, and possibly his native Glasgow, Scotland.
The first announced project is the film Dogs of Law, described by Indie Wire:
Screen Daily reports that rising star Luke Evans will appear alongside Robert Carlyle in “Dogs of Law,” an action-thriller set in London about an undercover cop (Evans) investigating a corrupt colleague (Carlyle). The script is from newcomers Matthew Cooke and Vincent Lund, and will be directed by TV veteran Declan O’Dwyer, who was behind the pilot for the cult British series “Being Human.” Producer Michael Ford is currently in talks with sales agents and financiers, calling the film “very international in its vision” and the $3.7 million project is heading for a summer shoot.
Before heading to London to film Dogs of Law, Carlyle will be working on his American television project, a pilot for ABC called Once Upon a Time. Comic Book Resources Spin-off has the details:
Stargate Universe star Robert Carlyle will play Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon a Time, the ABC pilot from Lost producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Deadline reports.
As revealed last month, the drama centers on a young boy in Storybrooke, Maine, where everything isn’t as it seems and we’re introduced to dual plots unfolding in separate realities — our world and a fairy-tale land. To that Deadline adds a woman “drawn into a town where the magic and mystery of fairy tales may be real and hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her troubled past.”
Carlyle’s Rumpelstiltskin is an expert in black magic who agrees to help Snow White and Prince Charming counteract the Evil Queen’s spells … for a price.
And finally, Carlyle’s name has been attached to the Glasgow film project Paying for It, which is based on the book by Tony Black. Screen Daily has the mention in an article centering around writers visiting prisoners so that the two groups can learn from each other:
THREE top crime writers came face-to-face with their fiercest critics this week – when they met hardened CONS at Barlinnie Prison.
Alex Gray, Gordon J Brown and Tony Black went inside the tough Glasgow nick to give a talk to inmates about how to write books.
But THEY ended up taking tips from the prisoners.
The trio were invited into Bar-L by Deputy Governor Rhona Hotchkiss.
But Tony reckoned stepping through the front gates of the Victorian jail – built in 1880 – was like a scene from the 1994 prison movie The Shawshank Redemption, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins The 38-year-old from Edinburgh, whose book Paying For It is set to be turned into a film starring Robert Carlyle, said: “Even though it looks like Shawshank, I couldn’t believe how friendly the staff and inmates were.”
Congratulations to Mr. Carlyle, and we’re hoping to hear about your casting as Dr. Nicholas Rush in the SGU movie or movies currently being negotiated with MGM.