Michael Rooker Signs Up For ‘The Belko Experiment'; Bai Ling To Have ‘Maximum Impact’
Michael Rooker has joined the cast of the upcoming horror thriller The Belko Experiment, writer/producer James Gunn announced today on Facebook. The Walking Dead star, last seen as Yondu in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, will play the role of Bud Melks, head of maintenance in the Belko Building.
The film follows the employees… Read
Michael Nyqvist Logs On For Indie Thriller ‘I.T.’ – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Nyqvist has joined the cast of I.T., the indie revenge thriller that Pierce Brosnan is toplining and producing. He joins a cast that’s shaping up to be a good one, with Brosnan, Stefanie Scott, James Frechville and Anna Friel already aboard.
In the John Moore-directed pic, Brosnan plays a self-made man who has it all: A gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. His company is on the verge of changing the… Read
John C. McGinley Joins ‘The Belko Experiment'; ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Adds Two
Scrubs alum John C. McGinley has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment. Writer James Gunn made the announcement on his Facebook page. McGinley will play socially awkward Wendell Dukes, one of the top executives at Belko and longtime friend of Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn). Helmed by Greg McLean, the MGM thriller is about an office building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where employees are mysteriously forced to either start killing each other or be killed. Gunn is also producing… Read
‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Climbs Into ‘Lowriders’ Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has just closed a deal to star in Lowriders, the pic from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. The film takes takes place in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James.
Benoist’s casting as Lorelai — previously Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz… Read
Steven Williams Joins ‘The Leftovers'; Gabriela De La Garza In ‘Narcos’
Steven Williams (The X-Files) has joined the upcoming second season of HBO drama series The Leftovers in a recurring role opposite Justin Theroux. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, Leftovers was based on Perrotta's book about the aftermath of a Rapture-type event that causes the sudden disappearance of 2% of the world's population. Williams will play Virgil, an outcast who proves to be an unlikely confidant to Kevin Garvey (Theroux). The series is undergoing a… Read
Andrea Riseborough In Talks To Join ‘The Crow’ Remake As Villain
EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Studios is in negotiations with Andrea Riseborough to play the villain in The Crow, the revamp of the fantasy pic that The Hallow‘s Corin Hardy is directing. Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston is already aboard to play Eric Draven, portrayed by Brandon Lee in the 1994 original. Claire Wilson wrote the adaptation based on James O'Barr's graphic novel.
Riseborough would play Top Dollar, who in the novel and the original movie was the baddest of the bad… Read
Grandmaster Flash Close To The Edge In Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’
Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash is set as an associate producer and adviser on The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series about the 1970 NYC music scene and the birth of rap. "I can't tell you just how much joy and great spirit we are getting from working with some of the founding fathers of the form,” Luhrmann said in a statement. “Not only in music, dance and graffiti but the culture of the time in general. The whole team is absolutely thrilled to have… Read
Bruce Greenwood & Gbenga Akinnagbe Join FX’s ‘American Crime Story: O.J. Simpson’- Update
UPDATED, 3:06 PM: Gbenga Akinnagbe also has joined the cast of FX’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, Deadline has learned exclusively. He will play Dennis Schatzman, the journalist who jumped on the O.J. Simpson soapbox to cry out about the LAPD's war against African-Americans. Akinnagbe recurred on The Wire, and recent credits include 24: Live Another Day, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3. He is repped by APA, Silver Lining… Read
Peter Sarsgaard Signs On To Play Outlaw In ‘The Magnificent Seven’ As Jason Momoa Exits
The MGM/Sony remake of the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven has found its bad guy. Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron whose hired thugs kill the husband of a woman who hires a group of mercenaries to take back the small town that has become Bogue’s stomping grounds.
At the same time, the Antoine Fuqua-directed movie is shy one gunman as Jason Momoa has dropped out of the film that stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan… Read
‘Fruitvale Station’s Melonie Diaz Joins ‘The Belko Experiment'; Sam Hazeldine Cast In ‘The Huntsman’
Melonie Diaz has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment, the MGM action horror pic written and produced by Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn. Production kicks off next month in Bogota with director Greg McLean. Diaz will play Dany Wilkins, the new girl at Belko Corporation. It’s her first day working in the building, and she really couldn’t have chosen a worst first day, since this is the day the employees are forced to either kill each one another or be… Read
Tom Brooke Cast In AMC Pilot ‘Preacher’
British actor Tom Brooke has landed a series regular role in AMC's drama pilot Preacher, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, centers on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and… Read
‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Casts Bravo Squad; Patrick St. Esprit Joins ‘Independence Day 2′
The upcoming film adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has found its squad of beleaguered Iraq War veterans. Filling the ranks of Bravo Squad: Arturo Castro (Broad City), who will play “Mango”; Barney Harris, who will play “Sykes”; Beau Knapp, who plays “Crack”; Mason Lee, who plays “Foo”; Brian “Astro” Bradley, who plays “Lodis”; and Ismael Cruz Cordova, who plays “Holiday”. In addition, Makenzie Leigh (The Slap) will play Faison, a Texas… Read