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Promotion for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is starting! Benicio attended Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 yesterday along his co-stars to promote the movie! Thanks to my friend Claudia for the help with the pictures!


Showtime has given a formal order to “Escape at Dannemora,” the prison break project starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette.

Escape at Dannemora,” which has been greenlit for an eight-hour run, is the latest limited series for Showtime, following “Twin Peaks.”

Paul Dano will also star alongside Del Toro and Arquette. All eight episodes will be directed by Stiller who is also executive producer on the series.

Escape at Dannemora” — formerly titled “Escape at Clinton Correctional” — is based on the real-life 2015 prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt who masterminds the escape; Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who works at the prison and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape; and Dano will play David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who uses his good looks to seduce Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt’s plot.

The series will be written by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, who met while working as writers on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” Both scribes will serve as executive producers with Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca though his Michael De Luca Productions, Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions and Stiller.

“We are all very intent on trying to tell this singular story in a way that shows the reality and humanity of the people involved,” said Stiller. “While the genre is a prison escape story, at its core it is a story about real people, some criminals and some not, who make some bad choices that have huge consequences. I think that’s what’s so compelling about this.”

Arquette commented, “I’m very excited about ‘Escape at Dannemora’ and about working with Ben, Benicio, Michael, Brett and Showtime on this fascinating and dark American love story rooted in real and self-deceptive incarceration.”

Stiller is repped by WME. Del Toro is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment. Arquette is repped by The Gersh Agency and 3 Arts Entertainment. Dano is repped by WME and Anonymous Content. He will also make his directorial debut with the upcoming film “Wildlife,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan.

No premiere date has been set. The series will shoot at actual locations in Upstate New York. Production begins later this year.

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May 27, 2017 Gallery, Public Appearances

Benicio attended the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!’ grand opening on May 25. You can find 12 High Quality pictures in the gallery!


May 25, 2017 Video

In the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, The Collector is portrayed by Terran actor Benicio del Toro. On a recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, Benicio shared his excitement for being part of this new Disney Parks attraction.


Vanity Fair recently revealed their 4 collector covers featuring Star Wars Episode VIII main characters. Inside features an exclusive portfolio of the main characters including an exclusive first look at Benicio’s character, the shifty “DJ”! You can find the High Quality picture of Benicio in costume in our gallery!

Once again, Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair have visited a Star Wars set to bring a first look at brand-new characters and exotic new worlds.

In the exclusive photo portfolio above, see Annie Leibovitz’s photographs from the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the Star Wars saga coming to theaters December 15. The portfolio includes a first look at the characters played by Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern, at returning favorites Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, reunited as brother and sister Luke and Leia for one of the last times before Fisher’s death in December.

For more, read David Kamp’s cover story about the latest adventure in the galaxy far, far away, and keep coming back to VF.com for even more details from behind the scenes. The Summer issue of Vanity Fair will be on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on June 1, and nationally on June 6. – Source




Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette are attached to star in a Showtime limited series, “Escape at Clinton Correctiona” Variety has learned.

Ben Stiller will serve as executive producer and will direct all eight episodes.

The eight-part series is in development, though sources say the pay cabler is close to giving the greenlight. Our insiders also caution Del Toro and Arquette are still in negotiations, but their deals are expected to close soon.

Showtime declined to comment.

The project is based on the prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, the female prison employee. Casting for the character of Sweat is underway.

“Escape at Clinton Correctional” will be written by Brett Johnson Michael Tolkin, who met while working as writers on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” Along with Stiller, Johnson and Tolkin, executive producers are Bryan Zurif, Michael De Luca and Nicky Weinstock. Michael De Luca Productions and Red Hour Productions are behind the limited series.

Del Toro is repped by CAA. Arquette is repped by Gersh.

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