Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Feb 26, 2013

Kyle Chandler and Daughter, Sawyer, to Join Texas Humane Lobby Day in Support of Banning Shark Fin Trade

Texas-based TV and film star supports daughter’s animal advocacy

 



  •  Some species of shark are on the brink of extinction due to the cruel and exploitive shark fin industry.  iStockphoto

Kyle Chandler, star of “Friday Night Lights,” Oscar-winning “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” and his 11-year-old daughter, Sawyer, will be joining The Humane Society of the United States and other concerned animal welfare advocates to meet with Texas lawmakers and lobby for better protections for sharks. H.B.852/S.B. 572 was recently introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-District 38, and Sen. Larry Taylor, R-District 11, to prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins in Texas.

Sawyer Chandler, who is scheduled to address the Humane Lobby Day attendees on March 14, started a website and petition to speak out regarding threats against sharks and advocate for them through the political process. Her dedication to this issue sparked her father’s interest and her work was recently highlighted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I created the website to help end shark finning because when I first learned of this horrible cruelty I knew that I wanted to do something about it,” said Sawyer Chandler. “I am glad that these politicians are listening to an 11 year old – they’re good guys.”

Shark finning involves cutting off the fins of sharks then throwing the shark back into the ocean, often while still alive, only to drown, starve or die a slow death due to predation from other animals. Some species of shark are on the brink of extinction due to the cruel and exploitive shark fin industry.

“I’m proud of my daughter and I’m proud to be a part of her passion,” said Kyle Chandler. “I am also proud to be alongside The Humane Society of the United States to meet with Texas lawmakers and urge them to pass HB 852/SB 572.”

“It is always exciting to see young people get involved in the legislative process and exhibit a passion for animal welfare issues,” said Katie Jarl, Texas state director for The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Sawyer Chandler and her dad, Kyle, for bringing the cruel shark fin trade in Texas to the attention of Texas lawmakers.”

If passed, Texas would become the sixth state to crack down on the cruel and unnecessary shark fin trade. Similar legislation has been enacted in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon and Washington as well as in the U.S. Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Marianna Islands.

Texas Humane Lobby Day will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin and is hosted by The HSUS, ASPCA and Texas Humane Legislation Network. You can find more information here.

NOTE: Sawyer Chandler will be available for media interviews during Humane Lobby Day. To learn more and schedule an interview, please contact  

Niki Ianni at nianni@humanesociety.org
Media Contact: Niki Ianni, 301-548-7793, nianni@humanesociety.org

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/02/kyle-sawyer-chandler-tx-shark-finning-022613.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thank you, Josy!!!

Feb 16, 2013

Kyle Chandler Enters ‘The Vatican’ At Showtime

The “Friday Night Lights” star returns to television just as reality mirrors the events in “The Vatican” pilot.



Kyle Chandler Enters ‘The Vatican’ At Showtime

February 15, 2013 


Ever since “Friday Night Lights” came to a conclusion, Kyle Chandler has been heavily sought after for numerous TV projects. But the man who was best known for playing a high school football coach will have a higher calling in his next television role.

Showtime has announced that Chandler has signed on to “The Vatican,” an upcoming drama pilot about the politics and intrigue within the Roman Catholic Church. Chandler will portray Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the unusually progressive Archbishop of New York who is described as “charismatic, yet enigmatic.” However, Chandler’s more modern views will apparently cause some conflict within the church.

“The Vatican” pilot script also deals with the process of choosing a new Pope when the fictional
Pope Sixtus VI passes away. And apparently, there was even a reference in the script about Sixtus potentially resigning; which eerily echoes the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to step down at the end of this month.

As Deadline notes, this may give the production team behind “The Vatican” a chance to actually use a second unit to film in the streets of Vatican City when the next Pope is chosen; which would lend the pilot an even greater sense of authenticity.
 
Prior to “Friday Night Lights,” Chandler was featured in “Tour of Duty” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in addition to starring in “Early Edition.” More recently, Chandler was featured in the films Super 8, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo.

Film director Ridley Scott is slated to make his television directing debut on the pilot episode of “The Vatican;” which caps an impressive week that included landing an adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's “The Man In the High Tower” on Syfy and an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ “The Terror” at AMC.

“The Vatican” will likely begin filming within a few months.

http://www.craveonline.com/tv/articles/205085-kyle-chandler-enters-the-vatican-at-showtime

Feb 15, 2013

Kyle Chandler to Star in Showtime's 'The Vatican' Pilot

He'll reunite with "Friday Night Lights" executive producer and network topper David Nevins.

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Kyle Chandler is returning to the small screen.

The Friday Night Lights Emmy winner has been tapped to star in Showtime's drama pilot The Vatican, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Vatican, a contemporary thriller about spirituality, power and politics, is set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic Church. The potential series would explore the relationships and rivalries in addition to the mysteries and miracles behind the institution.

Chandler, who has been among the most sought-after actors since his five-season run on NBC's Friday Night Lights, will star as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, a charismatic yet enigmatic archbishop of New York whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. The casting reunites Chandler with former Friday Night Lights executive producer and Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins, who is said to have wanted to cast the actor for the role of Brody on Homeland.

The Super 8 and Argo actor joins a cast that also includes A Good Day to Die Hard's Sebastian Koch and A Single Man's Matthew Goode.

Paul Attanasio (House) penned the one-hour script, with Ridley Scott (Prometheus, The Good Wife) onboard to direct his first television pilot. Production on the Sony Pictures Television entry is expected to begin soon. Attanasio, Scott and David Zucker (The Good Wife) are onboard to exec produce.

"Kyle Chandler is one of the most talented and sought-after actors working today and was a fantastic creative partner through five seasons of Friday Night Lights," Nevins said. "With Kyle, Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch, Ridley and Paul have put together a powerhouse cast to anchor this incredibly timely show.”

Koch will play Cardinal Marco Malerba, the Vatican's secretary of state, who is informally known as the "dark prince of the Curia" for his ability to ruthlessly wield power within the Church hierarchy. Goode will play papal secretary Bernd Koch, the pope's closest confidant, who has a very powerful perch within the Vatican inner circle.

Chandler earned two Emmy nominations and one win for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on FNL. His credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still, Broken City and best picture Oscar nominee Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. He also earned an Emmy nomination for his guest turn in ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

He's repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/kyle-chandler-showtime-vatican-421904?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fcolumns+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Columns%29

Kyle Chandler for Pope!

Kyle Chandler is going celibate. Friday Night Lights's beloved Coach Taylor is headed back to television, for a role that will have him wearing a dress. Or a tunic. Or whatever they call it. The point is that he's playing a Catholic in a Showtime pilot called Vatican, which is about all the political maneuvering and whatnot in the modern-day Catholic Church. Chandler's character is progressive by Catholic standards, which I'm sure will find him running afoul of lots of stuffy squares. Matthew Goode is on the show as well, playing "the Pope’s closest confidante." Ohhh, like that sexy one Ratzinger had? Hm?? While this could potentially be an interesting show — though it being on Showtime suggests it'll be a bit trashy — it's hard to think about Kyle Chandler in this kind of role.

He's such a salt of the earth, controlled twang kind of a guy. Putting him in priestly garb and sending him to St. Peter's seems strange. And a show all about priests? Will there be any women? I mean, probably, what, Chandler's character has a secret lover or something? But that's probably about it, lady wise. Which, actually, is a good thing. Too many women on TV. Time for the men to take it back. And what better men to take it back than a bunch of Catholic priests, and not just any Catholic priests, the ones in management, who've done such a good job these past few centuries. Terrific.

http://news.yahoo.com/kyle-chandler-pope-231902169.html;_ylt=A2KJjaiq4B5RpRMAJBrQtDMD

Kyle Chandler to deliver God's tough love on Showtime's The Vatican

Kyle Chandler, who sees a wicked godless world that should damn well know better.

Seeing as the Catholic Church takes it upon itself to act as the hand of God, it’s somehow fitting to see that hand placed on the shoulder of His people by Kyle Chandler, as he delivers the motivational halftime sermon to a sinful world that really needs to get its act together. Chandler has signed on to star in Showtime’s Ridley Scott-directed series The Vatican, a role that should satisfy those who have watched him deliver stern talking-tos in recent films such as Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and wished that the Friday Night Lights star would get back to expressing heartfelt disappointment on a weekly basis, preferably steeping that shame in old-fashioned Catholic guilt.

He’ll do just that as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the progressive-minded Archbishop of New York who proves polarizing among other church leaders like Watchmen star Matthew Goode’s Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, a close confidant to the Pope himself, and A Good Day To Die Hard’s Sebastian Koch, the Vatican’s sinister Secretary of State. And if anything can clean up the Vatican’s shadowy history of sex scandals and cover-ups, it’s Kyle Chandler and a single “Listen up, gentlemen…” speech.
https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1892088998816168963#editor/target=post;postID=2927462680604715529

Kyle Chandler to star in Showtime's 'Vatican'

'Friday Night Lights' star joins drama from Paul Attanasio, Ridley Scott


Kyle Chandler is set to topline Showtime's "The Vatican," playing Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the Archbishop of New York.

Drama from Sony Pictures TV is a provocative, contemporary thriller set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. Cardinal Thomas Duffy's progressive leanings stir up controversy within the church's hierarchy.

Ridley Scott will helm the "Vatican" pilot, which Paul Attanasio penned. Scott, Anttanasio and David Zucker are exec producing the project.

Chandler, best known for his Emmy-winning role on "Friday Night Lights," joins a cast that includes Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch.

"Kyle Chandler is one of the most talented and sought-after actors working today, and was a fantastic creative partner through five seasons of 'Friday Night Lights,'" said David Nevins, prexy of entertainment at the paybler. "With Kyle, Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch, Ridley and Paul have put together a powerhouse cast to anchor this incredibly timely show."

 http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118066257/?cmpid=RSS|News|LatestNews

'Friday Night Lights'' Kyle Chandler returns to TV in 'The Vatican'

Pretty much everyone in television has been clamoring for Kyle Chandler to come back to the medium that made him Coach Taylor for the last two years, but he's been quietly exploring a movie career with small roles in critically acclaimed films.

Now, he has finally signed on to come back to the small screen, with a role that's very different from the "Friday Night Lights" patriarch that made him a household name. (At least, in all the best households.)

Showtime has cast Chandler in their drama pilot "The Vatican," directed by Ridley Scott and written by "House" scribe Paul Attanasio. Centered around the politics of the modern Catholic Church, the show is described as "a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."

Chandler will play Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the charming and mysterious Archbishop of New York. His progressive leanings are polarizing to others within the Catholic hierarchy -- some are excited by his new ideas (gasp, he's ordained a woman!) and others are alarmed.

"Kyle Chandler is one of the most talented and sought-after actors working today, and was a fantastic creative partner through five seasons of 'Friday Night Lights'," says Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins. "With Kyle, Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch, Ridley and Paul have put together a powerhouse cast to anchor this incredibly timely show."

He could have just said, "Clear eyes! Full hearts! Can't lose!" and we'd have gotten it.

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/friday-night-lights-kyle-chandler-returns-to-tv-in-the-vatican.html

Kyle Chandler, Matthew Goode Will Lead Showtime's 'Vatican"

Showtime has cloistered a trio of actors for its new pilot "The Vatican," with Kyle Chandler, Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch joining the Ridley Scott-directed drama.
 
The premium cable network announced on Friday (February 15) that Emmy-winning "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler will play the pilot's lead role,  Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the progressive and enigmatic Archbishop of New York.
 
The "Early Edition" star has been seen on the big screen this year in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" and in the Sundance award winner "The Spectacular Now." He'll still always be Coach Taylor to us.
 
Goode, whose feature credits include "Watchmen," "Match Point" and the upcoming "Stoker," will play Papal Secretary Bernd Koch. He's currently appearing in the BBC's "Dancing on the Edge."
 
Playing a darker role is "Lives of Others" star Koch, who will be Cardinal Marco Malerba, the Vatican's Secretary of State. Showtime says the character is known as the "dark prince of the Curia."
 
"Vatican," which comes to Showtime from Sony Pictures Television, was created by Paul Attanasio
 
You think with the Pope's resignation and the Vatican's constant presence -- for better or for worse -- in the news, Showtime may feel they can generate buzz around this one?

http://www.hitfix.com/news/kyle-chandler-matthew-goode-will-lead-showtimes-vatican

Kyle Chandler Cast in Showtime's 'Vatican'


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Kyle Chandler has picked his next project: Showtime’s pilot The Vatican.

The Friday Night Lights and Zero Dark Thirty Emmy winner has been one of the most sought-after actors this TV pilot season. Chandler will play Cardinal Thomas Duffy, “the charismatic yet enigmatic Archbishop of New York, whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.”

Also joining the cast: Matthew Goode (A Single Man) as the Pope’s closest confidante and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as a cardinal who is informally known as the “dark prince of the Curia” for his proven abilities to ruthlessly wield power within the Church hierarchy.

The Vatican has sparked some early controversy for seeking to provocatively dramatize the Catholic Church. The official description: The Vatican will “explore the relationships and rivalries as well as the mysteries and miracles behind one of the world’s most hidden institutions …. provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic Church.”
The script is from Paul Attanasio (House M.D.) with cinema legend Ridley Scott directing the pilot.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/15/kyle-chandler-vatican/

Feb 3, 2013

FNLs Puppy Bowl 2013

Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) gives inspirational locker room 'pup' talk:



http://vimeo.com/58781626#