'24: Live Another Day' releases theatrical-style trailer

'24: Live Another Day' releases theatrical-style trailer

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- "24: Live Another Day" has released a theatrical-style trailer ahead of its television premiere in May.
Annie Martin
LSD user breaks into apartment claiming he is Jack Bauer

LSD user breaks into apartment claiming he is Jack Bauer

SEATTLE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- David Stolte, 30, was suspected to have been high on LSD when he broke into a couple's home while thinking he was Jack Bauer from the popular TV show "24."
Aileen Graef
Stephen Fry to play prime minister on '24'

Stephen Fry to play prime minister on '24'

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor and writer Stephen Fry has confirmed on Twitter he will play the British prime minister character in "24: Live Another Day."
Kiefer Sutherland back as Jack Bauer when '24' reboot debuts in May

Kiefer Sutherland back as Jack Bauer when '24' reboot debuts in May

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Fox has rebooted the hit show for a 12-hour miniseries.
Kate Stanton
'Slumdog' actor Anil Kapoor to star in Indian version of '24'

'Slumdog' actor Anil Kapoor to star in Indian version of '24'

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Anil Kapoor is to star in a Mumbai-set version of the American television thriller "24," the BBC reported.
'24' movie set for 2012 release

'24' movie set for 2012 release

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Producer Brian Grazer says a big-screen follow-up to the TV thriller series "24" is to open in theaters in 2012 with Kiefer Sutherland again playing Jack Bauer.
'24' movie in the works

'24' movie in the works

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Howard Gordon, a producer of the U.S. television series "24," said a big-screen version of the show is in the works.
Freddie Prinze Jr. joins '24' cast

Freddie Prinze Jr. joins '24' cast

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Freddie Prinze Jr. has joined the cast of "24" for the popular TV drama's eighth season, entertainment industry sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

TV portrayal of torture increasing

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The portrayal of torture on U.S. TV series is becoming increasingly popular and sending the wrong message to the military, human rights officials say.

Analysis: Jordan defends Islam with charm

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," reads part of an inscription on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, once the gateway to the New World.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Analysis: Ghost of outsourcing yet to come

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- It is that time of year again, when we both look back at what happened and what will be. Just as Ebenezer Scrooge did, aided by the Ghosts of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in Charles Dickens' famous classic, "A Christmas Carol." So in the spirit of Christmas let's look at the issue of national security and privatization.

'Hasselhoff ' becomes Brit medical slang

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- When actor David Hasselhoff hit his head on a chandelier ... while shaving ... little did he know he was about to become slang among British doctors.

Sutherland formally charged with DUI

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Kiefer Sutherland has been formally charged with two counts of misdemeanor drunken driving in Los Angeles, People.com said Friday.

Kiefer Sutherland arrested for DUI

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Television star Kiefer Sutherland was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in West Hollywood, Calif., early Tuesday morning.

Garofalo to play agent on TV's '24'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo has signed on to appear in the acclaimed real-time Fox TV drama, “24,” the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
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Jack Bauer is the protagonist of the American television series 24, in which he has trained and worked in various capacities as a government agent, including U.S. Army Delta Force, Los Angeles Police Department SWAT, CIA, and finally the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Within the 24 storyline, he is a key member of CTU and is often noted as the best agent CTU has. Bauer's job usually involves him helping prevent major terrorist attacks on the United States, saving both civilian lives and government administrations. On many occasions Jack does so at great personal expense, as those he thwarts subsequently target him and his loved ones. Actor Kiefer Sutherland portrays Jack Bauer in the television show and video game, and in 2006 signed on for at least three further seasons.

24 co-creator Joel Surnow commented that they did not have any actors in mind for the part; "We didn't really know who it was. We were casting a lot of people and then we heard Kiefer Sutherland's name and thought, that's Jack Bauer." In 2000, Sutherland was contacted by his friend, director Stephen Hopkins, who was working on the pilot for the experimental real-time TV show and offered him the lead. Initially Sutherland had reservations about playing Bauer, stating, "I thought, 'This is really clever and different, so there's no way they're going to pick it up. But I could use the money, and no one will ever see it'."

Sutherland must produce around 18 hours of film each season, "which is like making 12 movies, so there are going to be mistakes along the way, but I am incredibly surprised by how many things work well as a result of working at that pace."

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