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Anna Gunn Joins ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff


Breaking Bad alumna Anna Gunn is set as the female lead opposite Gary Sinise in CBS' Criminal Minds planted spinoff. The proposed spinoff will air as an episode of the mothership series this season written by Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer. The spinoff follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad, with Sinise playing their boss, Jack Garrett. Gunn will play Ally Lambert, an international law expert and… Read


Sam Reid Makes Time For ‘2:22′ With Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer – Berlin

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EXCLUSIVE: Aussie up-and-comer Sam Reid has joined the Paul Currie-directed 2:22 alongside Michiel Huisman (Game Of Thrones, Wild) and Teresa Palmer (Knight Of Cups, Point Break, ). Good Universe is selling in Berlin. The romantic thriller has gone through some casting changes, but now looks set with principal photography beginning on February 2 in Sydney. Reid, whose feature credits include Belle and ’71, also had a role in TV mini Hatfields & McCoys and plays John Glen… Read


Nicolas Winding Refn Sets Abbey Lee To Star In ‘Neon Demon’

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EXCLUSIVE: Abbey Lee is Nicolas Winding Refn’s choice to star with Elle Fanning in his next film The Neon Demon, and she’s negotiating to play the role of Sarah. This comes after the Australian supermodel-turned-actress co-starred in George Miller’s Mad Max for Warner Bros and Gods Of Egypt for Summit/Lionsgate. In Neon Demon, she plays a cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models. She is represented by UTA, Management 360 and United Management in Australia. Neon Demon… Read


Jeffrey Dean Morgan To Co-Star On CBS Drama ‘Extant’


Magic City alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to co-star opposite Halle Berry on the CBS summer drama series Extant. Morgan is expected to play the male lead on the sci-fi series’ second season. His character, JD Richter, is a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future, a free-wheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless mercenary/bounty hunter, mostly because he’s got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods… Read


Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biel To Voice Ani Pic ‘Spark’

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Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon join Jessica Biel in the 3D animated pic Spark, directed by Aaron Woodley for Toonbox Entertainment, Redrover and Gulfstream, the team behind The Nut Job. It’s a big space-age battle between good and evil. From a screenplay by Doug Hadders, Adam Rotstein and Woodley, the action-packed, humor and heart-filled Spark follows a teenage monkey Spark, voiced by Jace Norman (Nickelodeon's Henry Danger), and his friends Vix, a battle-ready fox… Read


Paul Scheer Heads To ‘Daddy’s Home’, Joins Brian Huskey In Musical ‘One Shot’

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Paul Scheer has boarded the Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home from Paramount, Gary Sanchez and Red Granite. Ferrell stars as a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Scheer will play The Whip, a crazy DJ who has an interaction with Ferrell’s character… Read


‘Wet Hot American Summer': Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm & Jason Schwartzman Join Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: More big names are joining the large ensemble cast of Netflix's limited series Wet Hot American Summer. I hear Chris PineJon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman have been tapped for guest starring/recurring roles in the eight-part series from Michael Showalter and David Wain. They join some 20 returning cast members from the movie, including Wiig’s SNL co-star Amy Poehler, Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley… Read


Geoffrey Rush To Play ‘Oliver!’ Composer Lionel Bart In Vadim Jean’s ‘Consider Yourself’

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EXCLUSIVE: Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) will play composer-lyricist Lionel Bart, who famously wrote the score for Oliver!, in Vadim Jean’s musical feature Consider Yourself. Joining Rush is a stellar cast including Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Eddie Marsan (Snow White And The Huntsman), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Al Weaver (Marie Antoinette) as the younger Bart. Consider Yourself (the title… Read


Henry Lloyd-Hughes Conjures Role In ‘Now You See Me: The Second Act’

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EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising British actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes has been set to play tech whiz kid Allen Scott-Frank in Lionsgate’s heist sequel Now You See Me: The Second Act. Production is underway on the Jon M Chu-helmed pic that stars returning cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, and Michael Caine along with Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou who are new to the franchise. Scripted by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon, the sequel picks up a year after the… Read


Tyler James Williams Cast In ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff

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Tyler James Williams, who recurs on The Walking Dead, is set to co-star opposite Gary Sinise in CBS Criminal Minds planted spinoff. The proposed spinoff will air as an episode of the mothership series written by Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer. Like Criminal Minds, the spinoff focuses on a division of the FBI. It follows agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad. Sinise plays their boss, Jack Garrett. Williams will… Read


‘The Huntsman': No Snow White, What About The Dwarves?

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EXCLUSIVE: It’s not just Snow White who’ll be missing from Universal’s The Huntsman. Most of the seven dwarves won’t be in the film either, Deadline has learned. Nick Frost (Cuban Fury), Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) won’t be reprising their roles as the pint-sized companions from  2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman. That’s partly due to the fact that The Huntsman will only feature two dwarves, and… Read