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Penny Dreadful's Josh Hartnett says his chemistry with Eva Green 'made itself evident early'

If Josh Hartnett and Eva Green’s chemistry hadn’t been what it is, Penny Dreadful could be a very different show.

The push and pull between Hartnett’s tortured Ethan Chandler and Green’s equally tortured Vanessa Ives is so natural it almost feels unplanned — so when Hartnett stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), we asked him if it was. Hartnett says that a romance between their characters was always in the cards, but, he adds, “I also think that the chemistry sort of made itself evident early on to people.”

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Penny Dreadful embraces its dark side in season 3 trailer

“All the broken and shunned creatures” of Penny Dreadful are back.

The latest trailer for the gothic horror’s third season is the most seductive yet. Set to Masquer’s cover of “You Don’t Own Me,” the promo finds Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) locked in a padded room, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) coming to terms with his werewolf side, Lily (Billie Piper) dancing on a table, and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) surveying the desert. Where have his travels taken him this time? And who is in bed with the Creature (Rory Kinnear)?

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Penny Dreadful season 3 teaser is not frightened

Vanessa Ives is ready — but are we?

The first teaser for season 3 of Penny Dreadful is here, and it’s every bit as dark and twisted as you’d expect. Zombie-like figures break through windows. Vanessa (Eva Green) prays. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) cries. Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian (Reeve Carney) are perpetually on the verge of murdering someone without messing up their hair. And has Ethan (Josh Hartnett) finally embraced his werewolf side? He looks as comfortable with the blood dripping from his lips as he does in his dramatic reunion with Vanessa.

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Casting Net: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett cast in James Franco's The Long Home

  • Josh Hartnett and Ashton Kutcher are the latest stars to join James Franco’s adaptation of The Long Home, based on the novel by William Gay which centers around a young man (Josh Hutcherson) who is employed by the same bootlegger who was responsible for killing his father 10 years earlier. Franco will also star. Production has already begun.

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Penny Dreadful's Ethan Chandler: Breaking down the clues to his (werewolf?) identity

Penny Dreadful’s Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is a werewolf. An American werewolf in London. Right?

The gunslinger, who traveled from the Old West to late 19th-century London, confirmed his supernatural classification in the season 1 finale of Showtime’s gothic horror series when he morphed into a familiar-looking furry creature that tore apart a pub, leaving a vicious bloodbath in his wake. It left no doubt in my mind about what he was.

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Josh Hartnett could have been Christopher Nolan's Batman

Before Batfleck was a thing (and Christian Bale’s Batgrowl became an infinitely repeatable joke), the trajectory of cinematic Batmen could have looked much different. In an interview with Playboy, Josh Hartnett, who is currently starring in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, discussed how he had meetings with Christopher Nolan about p

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