Academy Award nominee MICHAEL SHANNON [Dane Wells]
continues to make his mark working
with the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's
most respected theaters.
Shannon will soon be seen starring opposite Andrew Garfield in Ramin Bahrani's
timely drama 99 Homes.
Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, Shannon plays 'Rick Carver,' a
charismatic and ruthless
real estate magnate - gaming the market and home banking system. When he evicts
(Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Laura Dern)
and young son (Noah
Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work
for Carver - the very
man who evicted him in the first place. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes
with an increasingly high
cost. As Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more
brutal and dangerous than
he ever imagined. Broad Green Pictures will release the film September 25, 2015.
Also this fall, Shannon will return to Chicago's A Red Orchid Theater in
Shade Murray's Pilgrim's Progress,
opposite Kirsten Fitzgerald. The play will run October through November 2015.
Additionally, Shannon also
has The Night Before, a comedy opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and
Lizzy Caplan. The film
tells the story of three lifelong best friends who set out to find the Holy
Grail of Christmas parties. Sony
Pictures is set to release the film November 25, 2015.
In 2016, Shannon will star in Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, a sci-fi
thriller about a father (Shannon)
desperate to protect his uniquely gifted eight year old son (Jaeden Lieberher).
Shannon leads opposite
Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard. Warner Brothers is
set to release the film
March 16, 2016. Shannon's previous collaborations with Nichols include Take
Shelter, for which he
received a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor; as well
as the films Mud and
Shotgun Stories. Also in 2016, Shannon returns to Broadway co-starring alongside
Jessica Lange, Gabriel
Byrne, and John Gallagher Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night . Produced by the
Company with Ryan Murphy and directed by Jonathan Kent, the play is the revival
of Eugene O'Neill's
landmark 1956 drama. This is scheduled to open on April 19, 2016 at American
Shannon has completed production on Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon opposite
Kevin Spacey. Based on a
true story, the film stars Shannon as Elvis Presley-he travels to the White
House to meet with President
Richard Nixon (Spacey) in hopes that he will be sworn in as a federal agent
against the war on drugs and
communism. He also recently completed production on Matthew M. Ross' Frank and
Lola, in which he
stars opposite Imogen Poots; the Untitled Joshua Marston Project, co-starring
opposite Rachel Weisz,
Kathy Bates and Danny Glover; as well as on Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire,
alongside Gael Garcia Bernal
and Veronica Ferras.
Upcoming Shannon will soon lens Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals lead by Jake
Gyllenhall and Amy Adams
and co-starring alongside Aaron Taylor-Johsnon. The film is an adaptation of
Austin Wright's 1993 novel
Tony And Susan. The first of the two-part story follows a woman (Adams) who
receives a book
manuscript from her ex-husband, who she left 20 years earlier, asking for her
opinion. The second part
revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent. Shannon
will play a detective
investigating the violent incident Gyllenhaal's family is involved with and
Taylor-Johnson plays a
mysterious figure who may pose a threat to Gyllenhaal's family. Following that,
he will begin production
on writer-director Siofra Campbell's thriller The Price opposite Noomi Rapace.
Most notably, Shannon made his mark in an Oscar-nominated supporting role in
playing 'John Givings,' the psychologically troubled neighbor's son. Directed by
Sam Mendes and adapted
by Justin Haythe, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy
With over forty roles in film, Shannon's credits include John McNaughton's
The Harvest; Jake
Paltrow's The Young Ones; Zack Snyder's Man of Steel; Ariel Vromen's The Iceman;
Premium Rush; Liza Johnson's Return; Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher; Floria
Runaways; Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant;
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead ; Oliver Stone's World Trade Center ; William
Friedkin's Bug; Curtis
Hanson's Lucky You; Michael Bay's Bad Boys II; Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile; David
McNally's Kangaroo Jack,
Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky; Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor; John Waters' Cecil B.
Buschel's The Missing Person and Shana Feste's The Greatest.
For all his roles on screen, Shannon maintains a connection to theatre. In
2012, Shannon appeared
opposite Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, and Kate Arrington in Grace at the Cort Theatre.
For his portrayal of 'Sam,'
Shannon was nominated for a 2013 Distinguished Performance Drama League Award.
In 2010, he led
Craig Wright's off-Broadway play, Mistakes Were Made, at the Barrow Street
Theater. Directed by Dexter
Bullard, Shannon portrays 'Felix Artifex,' a small time theatre producer, who
gets in way over his fast-talking
head when he takes on an epic about the French Revolution. The play received its
at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago in 2009 with the same cast and director. The
production garnered numerous accolades for Shannon, including an Outstanding
Lead Actor Lortel Award
nomination, an Outstanding Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award nomination, an
Performance Outer Critics Award nomination, and a Distinguished Performance
Drama League Award
Additional theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep Theatre), Our Town
(Barrow Street Theatre),
Lady (Rattlestick Theatre), The Metal Children (Vineyard Theatre), The Little
Flower of East Orange
(Public Theatre), The Pillowman (Steppenwolf Theatre), Bug (Barrow Street
Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre
and Gate Theatre), Man From Nebraska (Steppenwolf Theatre), Mr. Kolpert (Red
Orchid Theatre), Killer
Joe (SoHo Playhouse, Next Lab Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre), The Idiot (Lookingglass
Killer (Red Orchid Theatre), and Woyzeck (Gate Theatre).
On television, Shannon's credits include Martin Scorsese's HBO series,
Boardwalk Empire, co-starring
Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald. In the series, Shannon portrayed 'Nelson Van
Alden,' a dedicated
senior agent with the Treasury Department who has a strong interest in
Michael Shannon grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and began his professional
stage career in Chicago,
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