Chris Messina & Tate Donovan Topline Indie Drama ‘Blame’
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Messina, Tate Donovan and Nadia Alexander are starring in Blame, a dark indie drama that marks the directorial debut of Quinn Shephard. Shephard, an actor whose credits include CBS’ Hostages last year, also co-stars in the movie and penned the screenplay.
Messina plays a substitute drama teacher whose taboo relationship with an unstable student (Shephard) strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate (Alexander) and sparks some The Crucible-esque vengeance… Read
Kevin Costner To Narrate MMA Docu ‘Hurt Business’; ‘Kickboxer’ Remake Sequel A Go
Kevin Costner will be giving voice to every wince, slap and ouch you see and will narrate The Hurt Business, a new documentary about the world of ultimate fighting that shines a light on the daily lives of some of the sport’s top fighters, as well as its controversial history and growing popularity.
Directed and written by Vlad Yudin, the film follows light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad "Suga" Evans, and Ronda Rousey… Read
Ryan Gosling Orbiting Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong Movie At Universal?
EXCLUSIVE: Universal’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man is still being written and still being developed, but I’m hearing that Ryan Gosling is being courted to play the famed astronaut for Whiplash helmer Damien Chazelle, who is directing a script by Spotlight scribe Josh Singer.
There is a natural symmetry here, as Chazelle and Gosling are currently together making La La Land, the musical film set in contemporary Los Angeles and starring Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma… Read
‘Quantico’ Adds Three Recurring To Cast
Jay Armstrong Johnson (Sex And The City 2), Lenny Platt (How To Get Away With Murder) and Li Jun Li (Minority Report) have joined the cast of ABC’s new drama series Quantico in recurring roles. They will appear in multi-episode arcs beginning with the midseason premiere on March 6.
The thriller centers on top FBI recruit Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) on the run as the suspect in a major terrorist attack.
Paradigm-repped Johnson will play Will Olsen, a brilliant and… Read
Tom Cruise Unravels ‘Mummy’ Reboot Chatter
Speculation that Tom Cruise and Universal Pictures might be wrapping up a deal on the studio’s reboot of The Mummy has been making the rounds this week as the studio continues to plot a return to the monster business. Both Universal and the star’s people tell Deadline adamantly that no deal with Cruise is in the works for the film. He is filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Mission: Impossible 6 begins shooting… Read
‘Famous In Love’ Drama Pilot Rounds Out Cast
Georgie Flores (CSI), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Pepi Sonuga (Life Of A King) and Mark Valley (Human Target) have rounded out the cast of ABC Family drama pilot Famous In Love. The project, based on Rebecca Serle's romantic novel, was written by Serle and I. Marlene King, executive producer/co-showrunner of ABC Family's flagship drama series Pretty Little Liars.
Famous In Love centers on Paige (Bella Thorne), an ordinary college student who gets her big break after… Read
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Bulks Up With Sonia Braga
Sonia Braga has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third series in the pop culture giant’s four-series package for Netflix. The Kiss Of The Spider Woman actress will play Soledad Temple, mother of the Rosario Dawson portrayed Claire Temple – whom we’ve previously met in Marvel's Daredevil and briefly in Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Claire Temple, prepare to meet your mom in #Marvel‘s @LukeCage for #Netflix! https://t.co/X5HP6ca89R
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) Novem… Read
Chiwetel Ejiofor To Receive BIFA’s Richard Harris Award
Chiwetel Ejiofor will be this year’s recipient of the British Independent Film Awards’ Richard Harris Award. Introduced in 2002 in honor of the legendary Richard Harris in recognition of an outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, the award will be presented to Ejiofor at this year's ceremony on December 6.
Previous winners include John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon… Read
Abigail Breslin Lands Lead Role In ‘Freak Show’ Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Abigail Breslin, one of the stars on Fox's Scream Queens, has been tapped to star in Freak Show, the film adaptation of James St. James’ bestselling cult novel that Trudie Styler is directing in her feature debut.
Freak Show tells the story of Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a boldly confident teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra-conservative high school and decides to fight back on behalf of all of the misunderstood freaks of the world by… Read
Terri J. Vaughn Joins ‘Greenleaf’; Ellia English In ‘Code Black’
Terri J. Vaughn has booked a recurring role on OWN’s megachurch drama series Greenleaf, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. The series, currently in production in Atlanta, will premiere in 2016. It centers on the unscrupulous world of the powerful Greenleaf family and their sprawling megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Vaughn will play Melisse, the chief housekeeper at Greenleaf mansion. A devout busybody, she gives the kitchen… Read
Kurt Fuller Has Appointment With ‘Phil’; Anthony Michael Hall Joins ‘Live By Night’
Kurt Fuller has landed a role in the indie feature Phil opposite Greg Kinnear, who also is directing. The film centers on a suicidal dentist (Kinnear) who is stunned when his seemingly perfect patient commits suicide. Eager to make sense of his death, Phil disguises himself and goes undercover to the deceased patient's home, winning the confidence of the grieving widow and her family in the process. But it's not long before Phil realizes he's in too deep. Fuller will play… Read
Bravo’s ‘True Fiction’ & ‘My So Called Wife’ Pilots Set Cast
Bravo Media and Universal Cable Prods have announced the cast for hour-long scripted dark comedy pilots True Fiction (working title) and My So Called Wife (working title).
True Fiction from Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban, centers on a once best-selling novelist turned prestigious East Coast college professor (Olivia Grant) who has been struggling with her much anticipated, and embarrassingly belated follow-up book. But the sudden death of her most arrogant and hated… Read