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In Five: “The Killing” Finds Its Villain, Shakespeare in the Park Announces Lineup, and More Culture News

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1. Peter Sarsgaard has signed on for the third season of AMC’s recently resurrected “The Killing.” The actor will play “a death row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down,” who’s “been in and out of the system for violent crimes since he was 10.” Sarsgaard joins Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, who are returning, along with new cast addition Elias Koteas. [Deadline]

2. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) will act alongside Hamish Linklater (“The Future”) in “Comedy of Errors,” one of two works that will be presented this summer as part of the Shakespeare in Park festival. The second production will be a musical version of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” an early Shakespeare comedy. [Artsbeat]

3. James Franco is at it again. “Bukowski,” the actor’s low-budget adaptation of Charles Bukowski’s novel “Ham on Rye,” has quietly begun production, it’s being reported. The crew has been shooting under the radar for two weeks and plans to finish production on the film in March. In addition to producing and directing, Franco wrote the screenplay with his brother, the actor Dave FrancoTim Blake Nelson stars as the author in the film, set in the 1920s and ’30s. [LA Times]

4. FX has picked up a full episode order for “The Bridge,” a new drama starring Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger. The show “revolves around two detectives, one from the U.S. and one from Mexico, who must work together to hunt down a serial killer” and is “set on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico.” The pilot was directed by Gerardo Naranjo (“Miss Bala”) and was created by “Homeland” writer/executive producer Meredith Stieham. [Hollywood Reporter]

5. Watch the video for “Wakin on a Pretty Day,” the first single from Kurt Vile’s upcoming album, “Walkin on a Pretty Daze.” The video for the nine-minute track takes place in Philadelphia and features time-lapse photography of the street artist Espo creating a mural for the album, along with clouds rolling past the city skyline. [The Fader]

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