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[TV] First Look At Michael Pitt As Mason Verger in “Hannibal”!

I am ashamed to not be caught up on “Hannibal.” I haven’t watched any of this season yet, but after hearing how it’s even better than last year I promise to buy it on iTunes and check it out ASAP. In the meantime, while you wait for Friday’s episode 2.09 “Shiizakana”, we’ve got a little treat for you.

If you saw Ridley Scott’s 2000 film Hannibal, or if you’ve read the book by Thomas Harris, you’re familiar with the batsh*t crazy character of Mason Verger. Director David Slade has circulated a picture of Michael Pitt (Funny Games, The Dreamers) as the character. Granted, this is before that unfortunate business with the pigs, but it’s still nice to see how his visage looks before it’s been digested.

The character is being described as “Joker-esque”, which means absolutely nothing to me. Best to just wait and see.



  • Evan, this season has been very much on point. Definitely give it a watch. I swear though I don’t know how they get away with some of the violence they show. It’s great stuff (though none of it is as gross as season one’s mushroom farm, in my opinion). I’m glad NBC has kept it around and I’m hoping the fact that it’s an international production will help it get a 3rd (and 4th, 5th and 6th) season renewal. But Katherine Isabelle was introduced last week as Margot Verger so I’m excited to see her and Pitt share the screen!

    • Burt Valawzio

      its just funny to me that people complain about movies ending up being pg13 when this show is probably harder than an R- yet it should be probably rated somewhere between pg and pg13 to get on tv. it just shows that directors could get away with more in pg13 its just the studio interfering the to top down that ends up making those movies crap.

  • djblack1313

    i freaking love this show! and Michael Pitt looks so smokin’ hot as Mason! can’t wait to see him in the ep!

    and Evan, shame on you for not watching season 2 yet!! 🙂

    • Agreed about Michael Pitt. I never really found him that attractive but that picture does him good!

  • Stephen Lambrechts

    Mason Verger cut his own face off. The pigs were his demise

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