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‘King Arthur’ Crowns Its Guinevere

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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and Guy Ritchie have set French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey to play Guinevere in Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The casting comes after the studio set Sons Of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur. Berges-Frisbey was in the cast of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She was born in Spain, grew up in France and started on French TV in 2007. She had to learn English when she was cast as the mermaid Syrena in the Pirates… Read

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Annika Marks Joins ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters'; Rotimi Akinosho In Starz’s ‘Power’

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Annika Marks (The Sessions) has landed a recurring role on ABC Family's The Fosters, produced by Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions. Marks will play Monte, the principal at Anchor Beach Community Charter School. An attractive, personable professional woman, Monte wants to focus on administration, budget and finance, giving Lena (Sherri Saum) control over student curriculum, but she is shocked when Lena suddenly quits. Marks is repped by APA and Greenlight Management. R… Read

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Zach Gilford & Jonathan Cake Join USA Pilot ‘Stanistan’

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Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, The Purge: Anarchy) and Jonathan Cake (Desperate Housewives) have been cast opposite Jennifer Carpenter in USA's drama pilot Stanistan. It follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and levity. Gilford, repped by WME and Untitled, will play Phillip Guthrey, an Infrastructure Deputy Manager… Read

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Sam Richardson Upped To Regular On ‘Veep’

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After appearing in four episodes of Veep's third season, Sam Richardson is joining the cast of HBO's D.C. comedy as a regular for Season 4. Richardson was introduced in the third-season premiere as VP Selina Meyer's handler during her book tour in Iowa. He will continue to serve as one of her aides. Second City alum Richardson, repped by Innovative Artists and Levity Entertainment Group, has two upcoming feature films: Horrible Bosses 2 and Paul Feig's… Read

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Mark Feuerstein Joins Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie'; Nick Clifford In VH1’s ‘Hindsight’

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Royal Pains' Mark Feuerstein has signed on as a recurring guest star opposite Edie Falco on the seventh and final season of Showtime comedy Nurse Jackie. Feuerstein will appear in six episodes as Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie (Falco) as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season. He joins recently announced recurring Tony Shalhoub. In addition to his role as Hank Lawson on Royal Pains, Feuerstein is… Read

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Chiké Okonkwo Set For ‘Banshee’ Arc; Scott Glenn Joins ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

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Chiké Okonkwo has signed for a multiepisode arc on Cinemax's Banshee. He will play Lennox, a mysterious business associate of crime kingpin Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen). Anthony Starr and Ivana Milicevic also star in the series, which returns for Season 3 in 2015. Okonkwo co-starred in the BBC miniseries Paradox and recently wrapped a run in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar. He next appears in Stephen Frears' untitled Lance Armstrong biopic. The English actor… Read

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Pete Davidson Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ As New Featured Player

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EXCLUSIVE: “I just turned 20 and it's over, I'm not going to make it,' comedian Pete Davidson said in his set on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April. He couldn't have been further from the truth. The fast-rising stand-up has just been handpicked by Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels as the only new featured player to join the venerable NBC late-night sketch show in its upcoming 40th season. a rep for SNL confirmed to Deadline. SNL is coming off a transitional season in which… Read

Brian d’Arcy James Joins ‘Spotlight'; Ruby Jerins Cast In ‘Louder Than Bombs'; Beau Knapp Gets Role In ‘The Finest Hours’

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Brian d'Arcy James has joined the cast of Spotlight, the Boston pedophile priest film from director Tom McCarthy. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Rachel McAdams star in the pic written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. James plays Matty Carroll, one of the key Spotlight team members at the Boston Globe who helps uncover the years of abuse by church leadership. James' credits include TV's Smash, The Good Wife and The Big C; he also starred on Broadway as… Read

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Mykelti Williamson To Recur (And Sing) On ABC’s ‘Nashville’

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Mykelti Williamson will show his little-known music talents in a recurring role on the upcoming third season of ABC's country music drama Nashville. The Justified and 24 alum will play Terry, a brilliant musician who, after suffering a terrible personal tragedy, lives as a nomad on the streets of Nashville. When his talent finally is uncovered, he works hard to reclaim the self-sufficiency he lost years ago. Williamson will sing on the show, in what is expected to be a… Read

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Andrea Parker Joins Fox’s ‘Red Band Society'; Owain Yeoman In AMC’s ‘Turn’

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Andrea Parker has booked a recurring role on Fox's coming-of age-drama series Red Band Society, from ABC Studios and Amblin TV. Written/exec produced by Margaret Nagle and based on a Spanish format, Red Band Society revolves around teenagers who are long-term hospital patients. APA-repped Parker will play Sarah, the mother of Kara Sounders (Zoe Levin), a wealthy, driven, dedicated and fashionable woman who has connections and usually gets what she wants. She is the “alpha… Read

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Greg Ellis To Recur On CBS’ ‘Hawaii Five-O’

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Greg Ellis has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on Season 5 of CBS' Hawaii Five-O. Ellis will play an antique book shop owner who Jerry (Jorge Garcia) believes is running a major counterfeiting money operation on O'ahu. Ellis, repped by Jane Berliner at Authentic, appeared as Lt. Commander Groves in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, as well as features Star Trek, Beowulf, Mr. And Mrs. Smith and Titanic. His small screen credits include Fox's Touch and 24, Dexter… Read

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Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin Join USA Pilot ‘Mr. Robot'; Rupert Evans In Amazon’s ‘Man In The High Castle’

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Portia Doubleday (Her, Carrie) and Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) have been cast in USA's pilot Mr. Robot. The hacking drama from exec producers Sam Esmail, Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton centers on Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Paradigm-repped Doubleday plays Angela, the pragmatic old childhood friend of Elliot and an account executive at the AllSafe… Read

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