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‘Psych: The Movie’: Jimmi Simpson To Reprise Series Role – Comic-Con

Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), who played Mary Lightly on USA dramedy series Psych, will return to reprise his role in Psych: The Movie, which is set to air in December.

Simpson made the announcement today during the Psych reunion panel he moderated at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring series stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernson; creator Steve Franks; and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak.

Psych: The Movie, from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline, hails from Psych creator Steve Frank and will feature the series’ core cast led by James Roday and Dulé Hill. It picks up three years after the series finale as the gang reunites after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. Psych aired from 2006-14 on USA.

Previously announced guest stars include Zachary Levi (as Thin White Duke), Jazmyn Simon (as Selene), Ralph Macchio (as Nick Conforth) and WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair (as Heather Rockrear).


I’ve added some photos of Jimmi attending a screening and panel for Westworld during The Paley Center For Media’s 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles (March 25).

GQ Style interviewed Jimmi, and talked about tailored clothing, Westworld predictions and more! Check out the interview below.

Jimmi Simpson Talks Tailored Clothing and Westworld Predictions

We sat down with the Westworld star to discuss his future on the show.
Spoiler alert: Jimmi Simpson isn’t done with Westworld yet. At least he hopes he isn’t, as do the rest of us, who marveled at his character’s transformation from earnest, rumpled William into series-defining dark cowboy over the course of the show’s hit first season. Luckily, Simpson predicts there’s at least “six or seven” seasons of Westworld plot in the works: “It’s like The Odyssey,” he told us. And we’ll happily go along for the ride. Not only did Westworld deliver gripping performances—shoutout Evan Rachel Wood—and mind-melting plot twists, it was low-key one of the most stylish shows on television. Nearly every character’s costume in the futuristic Wild West theme park balanced historical accuracy with a pinch of contemporary trendiness. And Simpson’s character wore band-collar shirts, patterned silk scarves, black jeans, and cowboy boots with the best of them.

We sat down with the actor on the set of GQ Style’s Spring fashion portfolio—where he and some of our other favorite guys of the moment rocked the season’s best relaxed tailoring—to discuss what’s next for him, for William, and for his newly reinvigorated personal style. Check it out below, and stay tuned for the full shoot later this week.

What did you make of the overwhelmingly positive response to Westworld?
I was delighted. It’s some of the work I’m proudest of. A lot of times, I do work either on stage or on small-scale television that a lot of people miss. It’s so nice to feel proud of something that people are engaged in.

It certainly struck a chord.
Really—it’s so pertinent. We’re dealing with our own waves of revolution. And it was the perfect time for [Westworld writers] Jonah [Nolan] and Lisa [Joy] to talk about it.

One thing that really struck me about Westworld was the costume design. From the moment your character, William, arrived on the show by walking into basically a futuristic Tom Ford cowboy store—
It was just gorgeous. The same person that brought the style into that scene was responsible for all the historically accurate style—or intentionally inaccurate style—throughout the whole show, [costume designer] Ane Crabtree. She did every single choice that blew your mind. And it’s because she’s so passionate about it.

Did you borrow any ideas from her after filming?
Back in the day, they did things a little more fitted than I’m used to doing, and Ane encouraged me to do that in my life and have a little bit more structure in my look. I’ve always been a little bit Western-leaning anyway. Tailoring is something I think most, like, straight men aren’t aware of how amazing the effect is. Especially being a skinny guy. We learned from the baggy ’90s situation, where the idea was you’re thin, so surround yourself in fabric. But as I got older, I realized—when you cut the fabric away, you stop looking so skinny!

Sure, and now that dress codes are relaxing, wearing one is a much more conscious choice.
Oh, it’s so true. I guess that’s why they’re looking sharper. The suit now is less a uniform that you’re putting on to go to school and it’s a choice, a choice to look better, as opposed to looking how you have to look.

Do you have any personal style inspirations?
It would be helpful if I did. I think I’ve gotten most from the activity I’m doing, which is generally skateboarding. It’s about simplicity, and layers, and comfort. I think a well-fit T-shirt and jeans can just kill, style-wise. At least that’s what I tell myself, because that’s what I’m going to keep wearing till I die.

You skateboard?
I mean, I’m 41, so I moved to the longboard when I hit 30, but it’s a lifesaver. Not only does it eclipse my time for parking in Los Angeles, because I keep my skateboard in my trunk at all times, but it helps me feel kind of young. I’ve skateboarded my whole life, and I’m going to keep enjoying it until my age prohibits me. My buddies who play golf, it seems to me a very passive choice of like, I’m old, I’m tired, and this is now my time where I don’t have to talk to anybody. And I’m like, Later, dudes!

“No matter which job you’re doing in acting, you have to be doing something different, or else you’re not doing your job.”

What’s your next project?
I just wrapped David Robert Mitchell’s movie Under the Silver Lake. He’s the guy who did It Follows, and he’s written this 150-page opus to L.A., and he’s fabricated this entire history and it’s fabulous, and Andrew Garfield’s our lead and he’s so talented.

How do you find the transition from television to film?
It’s all its own art form, each one. I do a lot of theater, a lot of television, a lot of film. Even more than the medium, I think it’s project-specific as to how your craft changes. But it’s always different. And that’s one of the reasons I fell for this career, is because no matter which job you’re doing in acting, you have to be doing something different or else you’re not doing your job, basically. So it’s always new, and I personally get off on things being new and fresh. You always have to be pushing your boundaries. I try to avoid doing long-term roles that don’t grow or change. I’ve been in this business for 20 years, and I haven’t had a long-running sitcom or anything that’s a little more technical, because I think I’d start to lose my shit.

Everyone’s curious about Westworld season two and beyond. What do you know about your potential involvement?
So far, my involvement in that is unclear. If they have more for William, I would assume it would be a whole new kind of story. Because I feel like this story, the love affair [with Evan Rachel Wood’s character, Dolores], we know everything, we know what happens, we don’t have to belabor that point. But if they have a reason—I mean, it was the greatest set I’ve ever worked on. But we’re all speculating what season two will be, and I think it’ll be something that will blow our minds, to the degree that the first season did. But I wouldn’t be surprised if William showed up season three or something.


‘Unsolved’: Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson & Bokeem Woodbine To Topline USA Pilot On Tupac Shakur & Biggie Smalls Murders

Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards) and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) will lead the cast of Unsolved, USA’s scripted true crime serial drama pilot that chronicles the major police investigations into the murders of rap stars Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.

Written by Kyle Long (Suits), Unsolved, from Universal Cable Productions, is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is played by Duhamel, author of the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murder. Simpson will play Detective Russell Poole. In 1997, Poole investigated the murder of Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls. Poole became convinced the LAPD was covering something up, and his findings eventually led Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, to file a massive lawsuit against the department. Woodbine will portray Officer Daryn Dupree. In 2006, Dupree became a key member of the task force because of his deep knowledge of both Los Angeles gangs and the rap industry.

Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) is set to direct and will executive produce along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Long will also executive produce.

Simpson, known his role as Gavin in House of Cards, also recently appeared in Westworld, and has wrapped roles in Under the Silver Lake and an upcoming Errol Morris miniseries. He is repped by Industry Entertainment and WME.

Jimmi attended Esquire’s celebration of their March cover star, James Corden, and celebrated the Mavericks of Hollywood, presented by Hugo Boss (February 8).

From Hap and Leonard to Westworld, Jimmi had a great 2016! I’ve decided to write a “year in review” for Jimmi’s career.

Jimmi attended various events during 2016. The first event for the year was on February 25th, an AOL Build Speakers Series for Hap and Leonard. Check out the other Appearances from 2016.

On March 2nd, the premiere episode of Hap and Leonard aired on SundanceTV. Jimmi starred alongside with James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks. The series is based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale, and is set in the late 1980s. Jimmi portrayed the character Soldier, “unpredictable and violent, Soldier is a mysterious and volatile presence.” The first season finished with the final episode on April 6th.

Jimmi appeared on an episode of Person of Interest on June 7th. He reprised his role as Logan Pierce (5×11 – Synecdoche). Jimmi had originally appeared as Logan Pierce in 2013.

On October 7th, Westworld‘s second episode aired (“Chestnut”), and it was the first appearance of Jimmi’s character William. The series is mainly set in a Western-themed futuristic theme park.

On December 6th, Jimmi had a role on the NBC series This Is Us. He appeared as Andy in the tenth episode, “Last Christmas.”

In November, it was announced that Jimmi had joined the crime thriller, Under the Silver Lake.

Welcome to Jimmi Simpson Network, a fansite source dedicated to the talented Jimmi Simpson. Jimmi is perhaps best known for his roles in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Newsroom, Psych, House of Cards and Hap and Leonard. Jimmi currently stars in the HBO television series, Westworld. I’ve always wanted to start a Jimmi fansite, and I’m very excited to share this site with you all. Here you can find the latest news and more. Make sure to check out the Photo Archive with over 10,000 files and still counting! Our photo archive has completed sections such as Hap and Leonard and Westworld, and with more to come. We hope to become a great resource for everything Jimmi. Thank you for visiting.

‘Under The Silver Lake’ Adds Zosia Mamet, Jimmi Simpson, Patrick Fischler & More To Round Out Cast

EXCLUSIVE: Zosia Mamet, Jimmi Simpson and Patrick Fischler and Luke Baines have been cast in David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, the crime thriller that stars Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace. Production has begun on the film, with Callie Hernandez (La La Land), Riki Lindome (The Dramatics: A Comedy), and Don McManus (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) rounding out the cast.

The story centers on a man who becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul’s murder and the kidnapping of a girl. Fifty Shades Of Grey and The Social Network producer Michael De Luca is producing the pic as well as Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Adele Romanski. A24 will distribute in the U.S.

Simpson currently is on the HBO series Westworld and his film credits include White House Down, Date Night, and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. He is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment.

Under The Silver Lake is financed by VX119 Media Capital, along with Beasts Of No Nation producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg’s new banner Stay Gold Features and Michael Bassick’s Vendian Entertainment. IMR is handling international sales for the film.

CAA packaged the film and brokered the domestic and international distribution deals.


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