Jeffrey Wright

Westworld star compares new HBO show to GTA V

Westworld star Jeffrey Wright knows that despite his show’s amusement park premise, the HBO hit is way less Disney World-esque than you might expect from a theme park. In fact, it may be a bit more violent in the vein of, say, Grand Theft Auto V.

Wright sat down with Entertainment Weekly: The Show to chat about Westworld, which is earning rave reviews from critics and stellar ratings for HBO.

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Westworld team already working on potential season 2

Even though the artificial intelligence-fueled world of Westworld may revel in sharing secrets to its visitors, the HBO show’s creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, avoided divulging spoilers during their New York Comic Con panel — but fans did get the download on some behind-the-scenes details after watching a screening of the second episode.

Below, check out the highlights from a spoiler-allergic panel that also included cast members Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmi Simpson, and Ben Barnes.

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Westworld star: 'Each script is a psychedelic birthday cake'

Jeffrey Wright gives us a map to HBO’s wild wild Westworld theme park in this interview below. Wright (Casino Royale, Boardwalk EmpireThe Hunger Games franchise) talks about his digital detective character, the ambitious sci-fi drama’s production hiccups, working with Anthony Hopkins, and more. Westworld premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET; will have a deep-dive recap and post-episode interview with showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

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See Kerry Washington testify as Anita Hill in extended Confirmation trailer

Following the short glimpse of the film Kerry Washington gave fans in February, HBO debuted an extended trailer on Friday for Confirmation, its dramatization of the media storm surrounding Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual assault against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991.

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'Boardwalk Empire' post-mortem: Jeffrey Wright says Narcisse suffers 'spiritual assassination'

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Spoilers for the Boardwalk Empire season finale ahead! With Nucky winding down his operations, Van Alden reclaiming his identity, and Harrow going from living to not living (sad!), the major players of Boardwalk Empire each found themselves undergoing a transformation during the fourth season finale.

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Sundance 2013: Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mom in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Jennifer Hudson Sundance

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, premiering next week at the Sundance Film Festival, is the kind of heart-wrenching, emotional, and funny coming-of-age drama that isn’t afraid to be rough around the edges. It also boasts big names, from Alicia Keys as co-executive producer and composer, to American Idol alums Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks as stars.

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