American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in Sex and the City: The Movie.... Also per the Reporter, the new Indiana Jones film is officially subtitled The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.... Kate Bosworth has the title role in Veronika Decides to Die, an adaptation of the best-selling novel.... Desperate Housewives' Jesse Metcalfe and Prison Break's Peter Stormare are on board for the horror thriller Insanitarium.... Mischa Barton, who apparently is an actress when she's not posing for the glossies, will costar with Deborah Kara Unger in the thriller Walled In, says Variety.... Having recently wrapped an update of Prom Night, Nelson McCormick will next direct a redo of 1987's The Stepfather.
Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff will star in the Lifetime movie Be Careful What You Wish For, playing a teenager who, because of an eclipse, is shot forward 20 years into the future, where she is about to wed her high-school crush.... Frasier's Peri Gilpin guests on Desperate Housewives April 22.... Prizefighter Oscar De La Hoya plays the son of George Lopez's longtime rival on April 24.... Peter Stormare (Prison Break) and Tony- and Emmy-winner James Whitmore will guest on CSI April 26.... X-Files' Mitch Pileggi visits Seattle Grace on the April 26 Grey's Anatomy.... Eric Stoltz is on trial for murdering a fellow police officer on Close to Home April 27 and May 4.
It was a funny thing when word spread that Robert Knepper would be visiting the TV Guide offices here. Because as much as people wanted to meet the Prison Break star, there's still that apprehension. He does play T-Bag, after all, the most morally corrupt of the Fox hit's escaped cons. But when all was said and done, Knepper was greeted by many, and had this to share about Prison Break's debut season gone by and T-Bag's vengeance-filled — and single-handed? — days ahead.
TV Guide: What are they going to do about T-Bag's hand next season?Robert Knepper: I actually called my doctor in L.A.
Question: That German guy in the Volkswagen "Unpimp My Ride" commercials looks very familiar — I think I've seen him in movies, but I can't place him. Can you help?
Answer: The actor in Volkswagen's "Unpimp My Ride" commercials is Swedish-born actor/director Peter Stormare, whom most people first noticed in Fargo (1996). He was one of the two hired kidnappers; the other was Steve Buscemi. He's also in TV's Prison Break, playing a hard-ass Italian prisoner. Stormare's forte is playing freaky, which the Volkswagen ads exploit to the hilt: I think my two favorite among his many bizarro roles are pornographer Dino Velvet in 8mm (1999) and the Devil himself in Constantine (2005). But I'll watch him in just about anything, because you can always count on his not-of-this-Earth spin.