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Danny Glover, David Cross And Patton Oswalt Join ‘Sorry To Bother You’

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EXCLUSIVE: Danny Glover, David Cross and Patton Oswalt have joined the cast of writer/director Boots Riley’s directorial debut Sorry to Bother You which is currently shooting in Oakland. The feature drama is about a black telemarketer with self-esteem issues who discovers a magical key to business success, propelling him to the upper echelons of the hierarchy just as his activist comrades are rising up against unjust labor practices. When he uncovers the macabre secret of… Read

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‘Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin Is Moscow-Bound For Brief ‘Natasha, Pierre’ Gig

Mandy Patinkin, best known to television audiences as Saul Berenson on Homeland, will take a three-week side trip to Broadway via 19th-century Moscow beginning August 15. He’ll play the male title role in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 through September 3 at the Imperial Theatre. Originated on Broadway by box-office draw Josh Groban, Pierre is the linchpin character in the show, adapted by composer-lyricist Dave Malloy from a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s War and… Read


‘The Flash’: Tom Felton Won’t Return As Series Regular For Season 4

Harry Potter actor Tom Felton won’t be back as a series regular for the fourth season of the CW’s The Flash. Felton played Julian Albert, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspected there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation. The character will be written out of the show when Season 4 begins, according to EW, which first reported Felton’s exit. Felton played Draco Malfoy in all eight Harry Potter films. His TV work includes a… Read


‘Chicago P.D.’: Tracy Spiridakos Upped To Series Regular; Jessica Camacho Joins ‘Taken’

Revolution alumna Tracy Spiridakos, who appeared in three episodes of the fourth season of NBC’s Chicago P.D. has been promoted to series regular for Season 5. Spiridakos plays robbery/homicide Detective Hailey Upton, who’s described as someone with killer instincts, humor, and smarts. Always clocking in overtime, she got her detective shield meritoriously on the heels of an undercover assignment that is still shrouded in secrecy, and as a result has had to prove herself… Read


‘Olive Forever’: Tatyana Ali, Malcolm-Jamal Warner & Christian Antidormi Join USA Comedic Pilot

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alumna Tatyana Ali, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson) and Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: Blood & Sand) have been cast as series regulars opposite Emily Rudd in USA Network's Olive Forever, a comedic crime drama pilot from Insurgent and The Babysitter writer Brian Duffield, AwesomenessTV and its former CEO Brian Robbins. Written by Duffield and to be directed by Matt Shakman, Olive Forever follows the… Read


Jared Leto In Talks For ‘Bloodshot’ At Sony

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EXCLUSIVE: Jared Leto is in talks to star in Sony’s Bloodshot which is based on indie comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment’s IP. The project, which is being produced by Neal Moritz, is being directed by Dave Wilson who is partnered with Deadpool director Tim Miller’s at Blur Studios. This is the second film from a five-picture deal that was the result of a deal between Beverly Hills-based DMG and Valiant. Sony acquired the Bloodshot series from Valiant back in 2012… Read


Nicholas Hoult Frontrunner To Play Young J.R.R. Tolkien

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EXCLUSIVE: Nicholas Hoult is in early talks to star in Tolkien. He will play J.R.R. Tolkien, whose Middle-Earth epic novels hatched the Peter Jackson-directed film trilogies The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. Dome Karukoski has been set to direct Tolkien, with Chernin Entertainment producing for Fox Searchlight. The script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration… Read


Matt Groening Netflix Animated Comedy A Go With 20-Episode Order, Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon & Eric Andre Lead Voice Cast

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Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s long-gestating adult animated comedy fantasy series for Netflix, is moving forward with an official 20-episode order. The series from The Simpsons creator and Futurama creator will premiere in 2018, with the 20 episodes airing over two seasons of 10 episodes each. Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon and Eric Andre headline the voice cast of Disenchantment. Set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, the series will follow the misadventures of… Read


Rosemarie DeWitt & Danny Huston Join Johnny Depp In ‘Richard Says Goodbye’

Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young are set to join Johnny Depp and Zoey Deutch in Wayne Roberts' upcoming comedy drama Richard Says Goodbye. The project, which has already started shooting on location in Vancouver (see first look image above), is co-financed by IM Global and Cirrina Studios with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and IM Global's president of production Greg Shapiro are… Read


Anne Hathaway Circling ‘Barbie’ At Sony

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Anne Hathaway is talking about stepping into the role of Barbie for Sony Pictures, though the studio said “it is premature.” That comes even as its known that Alethea Jones also has been circling to direct after a nod from Hathaway. Hathaway had been in the mix shortly after Amy Schumer left the project in March. The first big-screen, live-action Barbie film promises to get a huge marketing push from Sony and its partner Mattel in the summer 2018. The movie is being… Read


‘Santa Clarita Diet’: Zach Knighton Set For Major Season 2 Arc On Netflix Comedy

Happy Endings alum Zach Knighton has been tapped for a major recurring role on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s dark comedy Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Netflix is not revealing details about his character, who will play a key role in Season 2. In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage… Read


Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole & More Cast In ‘Headshop’

The Carmichael Show‘s Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole (ABC’s Black-ish), are set to co-star in the upcoming indie comedy Headshop, directed by Kim Bass. Michael Jai White, Reno Wilson, Marla Gibbs, Tony Plana, Kris Marshall, Donis Leonard Jr., and Claudia Zevallos round out the cast of the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles. Written by Bass, the pic follows therapist Dr. Latrice Monroe who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots… Read