‘Cruel Intentions’: Sarah Michelle Gellar Courted To Reprise Her Role In NBC Pilot
NBC’s Cruel Intentions reboot, which was just greenlighted to pilot, picks up 15 years after the cult 1999 movie, which starred Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil — the character played in the film by Gellar — as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her step-brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (Phillippe), and Annette Hargrove… Read
‘Training Day’: Will Ethan Hawke’s Jake Hoyt Return For TV Series Reboot?
Training Day, CBS’ present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature that starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, could become a true sequel, featuring the surviving main characters from the movie.
I have learned that Hawke has been approached to reprise his role as Jake Hoyt in the TV series, which hails from Fuqua, Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. TV. It is unclear at the moment whether it will happen or not as talks are ongoing. If he does, it… Read
Bella Heathcote To Play Christian Grey’s Ex Leila In ‘Fifty Shades Darker’
EXCLUSIVE: Bella Heathcote has been set to join the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment of the trilogy based on E L James' worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey book series. Heathcote, who starred in Dark Shadows, opens today in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. James Foley is directing both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed with Niall Leonard adapting the screenplay for the next two films. Heathcote joins Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who… Read
‘Designated Survivor’ Casts Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci
House alum Kal Penn, Nikita leading lady Maggie Q, Californication‘s Natascha McElhone and Chasing Life star Italia Ricci are set to co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Designated Survivor, ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama about a low-ranking Cabinet member becoming President of the U.S. Penn, who has White House experience — he served as the associate director for the Office of Public Engagement for President Barack Obama — also will serve as a… Read
Catherine Hardwicke Set To Direct USA Series ‘Eyewitness’, Tyler Young To Star
Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is set to direct and executive produce the first two episodes of USA Network’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama Eyewitness. Tyler Young has been cast as one of the two young leads in the project, an adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne. Additionally, Scott Peters (V) has joined as an executive producer and will direct multiple episodes of the Universal Cable Prods. series, from Shades Of Blue creator Adi Hasak, who wrote it… Read
Rosamund Pike Circling ‘Guernsey’ With Director Mike Newell
EXCLUSIVE: Much-in-demand Brit actress Rosamund Pike is circling long-gestating project Guernsey, with Harry Potter director Mike Newell also in the mix to direct. The project, previously known by the more unwieldy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, has previously attracted a string of high-profile actresses to consider the formidable lead role, including Kate Winslet, Lily James and Rebecca Ferguson. The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected… Read
Michael Pitt In Talks To Join ‘Ghost In The Shell’
Michael Pitt is in negotiations for a key role in Ghost In The Shell, the DreamWorks pic based on the Japanese sci-fi manga that Scarlett Johansson is aboard to star in. Paramount has set a March 31, 2017, release date. They’re still keeping the logline under wraps, but word is Pitt is not necessarily playing the baddie as others have reported. Stay… Read
‘The Interestings’: Jessica Collins & Corey Cott Join Amazon Drama Pilot
Jessica Collins (Rubicon, Zero Dark Thirty) and Corey Cott (Public Morals) have booked series regular roles on Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV's TriStar Television.
Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer's novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they're 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships… Read
Zelda Williams, Alberto Frezza & Eli Goree Join ‘Dead Of Summer’ Freeform Drama Series
Zelda Williams (Teen Wolf), Alberto Frezza (Charlie’s Angels) and Eli Goree (The 100) have joined the cast of Freeform’s Dead Of Summer horror drama series. In addition, the network announced that series creators/executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon A Time) will direct the first episode. Williams, Frezza and Goree join previously announced cast members Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Ronen Rubinstein (Orange Is The New Black) and Paulina Singer (Got… Read
Jane Levy To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘My Time/Your Time’
Jane Levy, the breakout star of ABC’s Suburgatory, has been tapped for the female lead in My Time/Your Time, CBS’s hybrid comedy pilot from Hilary Winston and How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Pamela Fryman, who helped invent the hybrid comedy format on HIMYM, where she was a director/executive producer for the show’s entire run, will direct My Time/Your Time, reuniting with Bays and Thomas.
Winston wrote My Time/Your Time, based on the web… Read
Fox’s ‘The Passion’ Casts Seal As Pontius Pilate
The Passion, Fox’s Bible-based live musical airing next month, has cast Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Seal as Pontius Pilate. He joins host and narrator Tyler Perry and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus). The special will air live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20.
Written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical), The Passion tells the story of… Read
‘Legion’: Dan Stevens To Play The Lead In FX Marvel Pilot, Aubrey Plaza & Jean Smart Co-Star
Downton Abbey heartthrob Dan Stevens is returning to television as a superhero, signing on for the title role in Legion, FX's X-Men-universe pilot from Fargo creator Noah Hawley. Co-starring in the pilot, from Marvel TV and FX Prods., are Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart, joining previously cast Rachel Keller.
Legion introduces the story of David Haller (Stevens), based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Since he was a teenager… Read