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Alan Ball Nabbed A Leading Man

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We'll take him!

As we previously mentioned, Alan Ball is hard at work for his new HBO pilot, All Signs of Death - and now he's found his leading man!

British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast in the role of Webster Filmore Goodhue, a twenty-something slacker who becomes a crime scene cleaner, finding himself amongst a murder mystery, femme fatale and struggling with his own past.

Whishaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has appearing in films such as Layer Cake, Bright Star and Brideshead Revisited.

The show will begin filming in August in El Lay.

[Image via WENN.]

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18 comments to “Alan Ball Nabbed A Leading Man”

  1. 1

    OMG…..perez you wanna be a celebrity blogger?????
    Cmon, it´s a shame that you don´t know Ben Wishaw´s astonishing performance in "Perfume: The story of a Murderer".

    Do your homework Mario!

  2. 2

    Re: KidIkarus – …as with all people who wish they had British Blood at least in their left pinky nail they don't know anything about anyone British….

  3. 3

    Re: KidIkarus – AGREED!!! Perfume was AMAZING!

  4. chiro says – reply to this


    He's UGLY!!!! He looks like that italian chick from the NJ Housewives! What's up with his forehead??? he looks like an APE! One thing i know about British people is that they're FUGLY!!!! They also have really bad teeth!!!

  5. 5

    omg he is gorgeous

  6. 6

    I liked Ben in Perfume and Layer Cake. I don't think he is attractive but he is a good actor. Alan Ball helped write Six Feet Under. If this is on the same level of perfection as that show, then I am totally in.

  7. 7

    i love this guy, perfume was amazing

  8. 8

    hes cute but WOW that hair has got to go

  9. 9

    who the hell is this british bum? deport his ass!

  10. 10

    I thought Alan Ball was the starting safety for the Dallas Cowboys. lol

  11. 11

    He also had a recurring role in the liquid genius that was Nathan Barley.

  12. 12

    Yay! Good for Ben. I think the combo of him and Alan Ball will be amazing. I loved him and Abbie Cornish in Bright Star, and I always thought the both of them should get more work.

  13. 13

    Firstly Ben gave my all time favorite male performance in Perfume. Secondly, the show sounds really cool but Im a little sad that he has to downgrade to T.V. and wasnt able to be a huge mega star on the film scene :(

  14. 14

    KidIkarus, THAT'S WHERE I KNOW HIM FROM! He was awesome in Perfume. He's not handsome, but he IS attractive.

  15. 15

    the dood just woke up, couldnt even take a shower of comb his hair ?

  16. 16

    Quite right KidIkarus, Perfume (despite being no way NEAR as good as the book) was his first huge role. He's also starred in a series of the award-winning BBC crime drama Criminal Justice as a man accused of murder.

  17. 17

    Oh and Keefer, why should he shower? he could do an R-Patz and never wash or comb his hair and become a megastar!

  18. 18

    Re: chiro
    weLL i hope calling British people fugly gave you some pride
    your just one of those damn sad people who pull other people down to feel good about themselves pathetic