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Waco miniseries starring Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon in the works

Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon are set to star in a true-crime miniseries based on the deadly 1993 standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidians religious sect in Waco, Texas.

Weinstein Television is developing the project, titled Waco, and expects to shop it to networks next month. Brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) will write the series, with John directing.

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What Would Tim Riggins Do? Life lessons from
Taylor Kitsch's FNL favorite

In the very first episode of Friday Night Lights‘ second season, Landry posed a question to Saracen: WWRD? Or, what would Riggins do? Because let’s face it: Tim Riggins knows how to live life with #noregrets. (Well, except maybe for that one decision in season 4.)

Regardless, Riggins is the kind of character who comes around once in a lifetime. So, in honor of Taylor Kitsch’s 35th birthday Friday, we’ve rounded up some timeless Riggins wisdom — the good, the bad, and the oh-so-Tim.

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Taylor Kitsch to write, direct, produce, and star in crime drama Pieces

Taylor Kitsch is heading back to Texas for his feature directorial debut, Pieces, EW has confirmed.

Kitsch is also writing, producing, and starring in the indie, based on his short film of the same name, which premiered at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest. The drama centers on three best friends from Detroit and the life-altering aftermath of intercepting a drug run.

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Taylor Kitsch joins the cast of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Taylor Kitsch is joining Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates in the cast of Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, EW has confirmed.

The project will be Dolan’s first English-language feature film, one that Adele (whom Dolan directed in her smash “Hello” music video) is also reportedly in talks to make a cameo.

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Taylor Kitsch remembers his really terrible first audition

From playing Tim Riggins, a (drunk) high school football star in Friday Night Lights, to playing Paul Woodrugh, the self-loathing California Patrolman in True Detective — and loads of action heroes and soldiers and in between — Taylor Kitsch has had his fair share of casting calls. But it’s his first that he’ll never forget.

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Poll: Who should play the young Han Solo in the Star Wars spinoff?

The long-rumored news we’ve all wanted came Tuesday: A Star Wars spinoff centered around a young Han Solo is coming, directed by The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The movie’s plot “focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley,” according to a LucasFilms statement.

One natural question arises: Who should play the lead scruffy-looking nerf-herder?

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Taylor Kitsch breaks down his True Detective motorcycle scene

In the season 2 opener of True Detective, fans don’t learn much about Paul Woodrugh. Played by Taylor Kitsch, Woodrugh is clearly a scarred man, both physically and emotionally. But the depths of those scars were only hinted at in one of Woodrugh’s final scenes of the hour. 

After having what appeared to be a less-than-satisfying sexual experience with a lady friend, Woodrugh hopped on his motorcycle for a high-speed ride that immediately caused discussion across social media. (Because who doesn’t love watching Kitsch brood on a bike at dangerously high speeds?)

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