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A movie about the 1996 Everest climbing disaster that claimed the life of Kiwi Rob Hall and seven others will open the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.

Everest tells the story of two simultaneous expeditions to summit Mt Everest, which ended in disaster when the groups were caught in a blizzard on May 11th 1996.

New Zealander Rob Hall led one of the ill-fated groups, and is portrayed in the film by Australian Jason Clarke. British actress Keira Knightley plays his wife Jan Arnold, who was pregnant at the time her husband died.

Jake Gyllenhaal co-stars as Scott Fischer, who led the second expedition, while Martin Henderson plays Andrew Harris, the other New Zealander who perished on the mountain.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival begins on September 2nd

The film was shot on location in Nepal and in the Italian Alps. It will be released in the United States in IMAX theaters in 3D on Sept. 18 before wider release on Sept. 25.

Everest opens world-wide September 2015.

– nzherald.co.nz

Rachelle   Jul 9, 2015
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(Exclusive from Variety)

Martin Henderson has joined Jennifer Garner in Sony’s adaptation of “Miracles From Heaven.” The film, which will be released through TriStar Pictures, also added Queen Latifah to the cast on Monday.

Patricia Riggen is directing, with the “Heaven Is for Real” trio of Joe Roth, Devon Franklin and T.D. Jakes producing.

Sony has released several successful faith-based films for mainstream audiences. “Heaven Is for Real” was one such hit, taking in more than $100 million worldwide to become one of the biggest religious-themed movies of all time. In fact, it was one of the top grossers on the studio’s slate last year.

Randy Brown is writing the script based on Christy Beam’s book of the same name. The story follows a young girl who is suffering from a rare digestive disorder and finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Henderson will play Garner’s husband.

Henderson can be seen next in Universal’s “Everest” and has also joined the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy.” He is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Warren Dern.

(Image from Martin Henderson’s official Instagram.)

Rachelle   Jun 23, 2015
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From Deadline…

Meet Grey’s Anatomy‘s hot new doctor. Martin Henderson has been cast as a new regular on the veteran ABC medical drama, which is heading into its 12th season, first without its original male lead Patrick Dempsey. No details about Henderson’s character are provided, but he is expected to play a new surgeon at Seattle Grace. The show had been looking to recruit a known actor, likely to fill the void left by Dempsey’s departure.

Playing a lead doctor on a Shonda Rhimes-produced ABC medical drama is a familiar territory for New Zealand-born Henderson, who toplined the 2011 Off the Map, executive produced by the Grey’s Anatomy creator, and also starred in the Shondaland 2009 ABC drama pilot Inside The Box.

In addition to recruiting Henderson, Grey’s also has promoted Jason George to series regular for season 12. Henderson most recently starred in the original Australian series Secrets & Lies, which was remade by ABC, and in Sundance Channel’s The Red Road. He will next be seen in the feature Everest.

Henderson is expected to make his debut in Grey’s Anatomy‘s Season 12 premiere on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c.

(Image from ‘Off The Map’)

Rachelle   Jun 15, 2015
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MARTIN HENDERSON (“Harold Jensen”) will be live tweeting the finale tonight!! Join him on Twitter at @MartinHenders15.

Watch the excitement unfold at 10pm/9C on Sundance TV!

Rachelle   May 7, 2015
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Rachelle   May 2, 2015
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Don’t make “Harold” tell you twice!:

Rachelle   Apr 7, 2015
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Tonight on SundanceTV: The Lenape tribe is on the verge of receiving federal recognition and tensions between the tribe and the citizens of Walpole have reached an all-time high. Meanwhile, Phillip (Jason Momoa) and Harold (Martin Henderson) try to return to their lives in the aftermath of the shoot-out with the Albanian drug dealers.

The high-octane thriller the Associated Press calls ‘gripping,’ returns tonight at 10/9C on SundanceTV.

Rachelle   Apr 2, 2015
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Catch “Harold Jensen” (Martin Henderson) in action when the second season of ‘The Red Road’ returns this Thursday, April 2nd, at 10pm/9C on Sundance TV.

And now….One more day!

Rachelle   Mar 31, 2015
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Martin has been nominated for a Logie, the award for excellence in Australian television, for his role in ‘Secrets & Lies.’

Most Outstanding Actor

• Ashley Zukerman (The Code, ABC)

• John Noble (Devil’s Playground, FOXTEL/Showcase)

• Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)

• Martin Henderson (Secrets & Lies, Network Ten)

• Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC)

Rachelle   Mar 22, 2015
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Two Worlds Collide on DVD March 10, 2015

“Best New Series” –Rolling Stone

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Get ready for the powerful new series that has critics raving. On March 10th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases SundanceTV’s tense and gritty drama “The Red Road: The Complete First Season” on DVD. Available as a 2-disc set, “The Red Road: The Complete First Season” contains all 6 episodes from the series the Philadelphia Inquirer says, “has a hypnotic power, a strange rhythm of dread that makes it far more interesting than most network dramas.” The release also contains insightful bonus features about the making of the show, including behind-the-scenes footage and an introduction to cast and crew.

“The Red Road: The Complete First Season” is a gripping, dramatic thriller that presents two distinct visions of America today as played out through the conflict between two different men. The series revolves around a local sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up just outside of New York City, and the neighboring mountains—home of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover-up further divides these worlds, an uneasy alliance is forged between the officer and a dangerous member of the tribe.

As each of the two men find themselves increasingly compromised by the other and the emotional ghosts of their collective pasts begin to emerge, the lives of both quickly unravel, leading to terrible consequences.

The exceptional cast features Martin Henderson (Devil’s Knot, The Ring, Smokin’ Aces), Jason Momoa (Wolves, “Game of Thrones,” the upcoming Batman v. Superman), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County, “Boardwalk Empire”), Tamara Tunie (“Law And Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Good Wife”), Annalise Basso (Oculus, Standing Up), Allie Gonino (“The Lying Game,” Hidden Away), Kiowa Gordon (Twilight, Wind Walkers), Lisa Bonet (High Fidelity, “The Cosby Show”) and Golden Globe®, nominee Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Heat).

Bonus Features:
•Sundance On Set: THE RED ROAD
•Behind The Screen: THE RED ROAD
•THE RED ROAD: Cast And Crew

Rachelle   Mar 3, 2015
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