Steven Schirripa Joins Next Woody Allen Movie, Setting Up ‘Sopranos’ Reunion
EXCLUSIVE: Woody Allen is getting the gang back together. Steven Schirripa, who famously played Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri on The Sopranos, has joined the cast of Allen’s untitled next movie. The role sets up a reunion with Tony Sirico, who played Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri on the HBO mob drama and joined the cast of Allen’s film last month. The cast also includes Juno Temple, Kate Winslet, James Belushi and Justin Timberlake.
No character description was provided for… Read
Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund & Tom Wilkinson Join Drama ‘Burden’
EXCLUSIVE: As the film prepares to go into production, principal cast has been set for The Firm’s drama Burden, with Garrett Hedlund in the title role joined by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Oscar nominees Tom Wilkinson and Tess Harper and Hands of Stone‘s Usher Raymond IV.
Written and directed by Andrew Heckler and inspired by true events, the film follows Mike Burden (Hedlund), an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away when the girl he falls in… Read
Gina Gershon Joins Nicolas Cage In ‘Inconceivable’
Gina Gershon has signed on to the Jonathan Baker-directed thriller Inconceivable opposite Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie. Written by Chloe King, filming is set to begin next month with Lionsgate Premiere releasing the picture in the U.S., while Highland Film Group will sell internationally.
The film follows Katie (Whelan), who moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life after enduring abuse in her past and she quickly… Read
Phoebe Dynevor Joins Crackle’s ‘Snatch’; Jona Xiao Recurs On BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’
Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian) has been cast as a series regular on Snatch, the drama series for Sony's streaming network Crackle that’s based on the 2000 Jason Statham-Brad Pitt movie. Rupert Grint and Luke Pasqualino star in the series, which will carry the spirit of the setting in the film, while creating a new world with new characters. It revolves around a group of up-and-coming twentysomething hustlers who stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and suddenly… Read
Brenda Vaccaro & ‘The Night Of’s Poorna Jagannathan Join Netflix Drama ‘Gyspy’ – Update
UPDATED, 1:21 PM: Poorna Jagannathan. hot off her role in HBO’s summer miniseries The Night Of, and Brenda Vaccaro have joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy. Naomi Watts stars as a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives. Jagannathan will play a straight-shooting fellow therapist at Jean's practice with an irreverent sense of humor and a laid-back vibe. No word on Vaccaro’s role. Billy… Read
Pierce Brosnan Joins ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’
EXCLUSIVE: Pierce Brosnan has just signed on to star in The Only Living Boy In New York, the Marc Webb-directed film for Amazon Studios. He joins Jeff Bridges, Kate BeckinsaleCallum Turner, and Kiersey Clemons in the drama that follows a recent college graduate who begins a relationship with his father's mistress.
The script is by Allan Loeb with Albert Berger, John Fogel and Ron Yerxa serving as producers.
Brosnan’s thriller I.T. from director John Moore, opened today in… Read
Jake Gyllenhaal & Carey Mulligan Star In ‘Wildlife’, Paul Dano’s Directing Debut
Paul Dano is set to make his directorial debut with Wildlife, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in a period drama based on Robert Ford’s 1990 novel. Production is set to launch in November for June Pictures and Nine Stories.
Co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, the film centers on a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parents' marriage after their move to Montana. Wildlife is produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva… Read
Indie Rom-Com ‘F*cking People’ Finds More People
Josh Radnor, Aya Cash and Fortune Feimster are joining topliner Noël Wells and Carly Chaikin in F*cking People, the indie dark romantic comedy written and being directed by Theresa Bennett. Shooting is underway in Austin.
The plot: Determined not to become her feckless parents or to be drawn into any relationship longer than a one-night stand, Zoe (Wells) struggles to keep her head above water with her failing business and her failing love life. Startled to find herself… Read
‘Mr. Robot’s Carly Chaikin Joins ‘F*cking People’
EXCLUSIVE: Having just appeared in last night’s Season 2 finale of Mr. Robot, Carly Chaikin is boarding Theresa Bennett’s indie film F*cking People. The pic follows a young woman (Noel Wells) and her friends, who are struggling with both a failing business and love lives. Chaikin plays a strong-willed music manager and the young woman’s best friend who finds herself having relationship struggles of her own. Ash Christian is producing. Mason Novick and Michelle… Read
Margot Robbie To Host ‘SNL’ Season Opener
Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1. The Weeknd will be musical guest as the NBC late-night staple launches its 42nd season.
SNL is adding three new featured players for the upcoming season: improv performer Alex Moffat and America's Got Talent finalist Melissa Villaseñor, as well as Mikey Day, who has been a writer on the show since 2013.
The trio would be filling the void left from the recent exit of three… Read
‘Nashville’ Adds Murray Bartlett As Recurring For Season 5
Is Nashville expanding into fashion? Looking alum Murray Bartlett has been cast as recurring on the upcoming fifth season of the country music drama on CMT. He will play Jakob Fine, a very handsome, charismatic and successful men's fashion designer.
Daytime drama veteran Bartlett joins fellow recent new Nashville recurring additions, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens and Jen Richards.
Produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, Nashville makes its… Read
Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier To Topline Rod McCall’s ‘Rose’
Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier have signed on to star in Rose, written and directed by Rod McCall, which starts shooting this month in New Mexico.
The dramatic comedy follows Rose (Shepherd), a recently disabled and widowed woman with a short time to live, taking a solo road trip through the "land of enchantment" in an effort to reconcile with her estranged son and make her peace with life. Along the way, she fends off surly predators, makes new friends, and… Read