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Marvel Confirms Mike Colter As Luke Cage In ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series

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Marvel today officially confirmed Deadline's scoop that The Good Wife's Mike Colter will play Luke Cage opposite Krysten Ritter's Jessica Jones in A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel's second 13-episode series to debut on Netflix in 2015, following Daredevil. Colter will introduce the Luke Cage character as the male lead in A.K.A. Jessica Jones before headlining the third series in Marvel's four-series package for Netflix, which also includes a miniseries conclusion. After a… Read


Katherine McNamara Books ‘The Maze Runner 2′ & ‘Indiscretion’

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Happyland's Katherine McNamara has landed a supporting role in 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials, with two additional sequel options. Plot and character details are being kept under wraps, but we know her character's name is Sonya. Production begins this month for a September 18 release. Wes Ball returns to direct the sequel to Fox's hit The Maze Runner, the dystopian adventure adapted from James Dashner's YA series that has grossed over… Read


Jena Malone, Riley Keough Hit The Road For ‘Lovesong’

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EXCLUSIVE: For Ellen helmer So Yong Kim has set Jena Malone and Riley Keough to lead Lovesong, the tale of best friends Sarah (Keough) and Mindy (Malone) who take off on an impromptu road trip with Sarah's young daughter in tow and see their deep BFFship develop into a surprising romance – despite the fact that Mindy is about to get married. Kim wrote Lovesong with frequent collaborator Bradley Rust Gray, whose own features Jack and Diane and The Exploding Girl were… Read


Embeth Davidtz & Jack Noseworthy Join ‘Marilyn’ Miniseries; ‘Lumen’ Pilot Rounds Out Cast

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Mad Men alumna Embeth Davidtz and Jack Noseworthy (Killing Kennedy) have been cast opposite Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon in Marilyn, Lifetime's upcoming four-hour miniseries about tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, to premiere in 2015. Based on best-selling book The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, the mini will center on Marilyn (Garner), who walks red carpets in shimmering gowns while fighting a battle against demons she's inherited from her… Read


Veronica Osorio Inks Talent Deal With Fox


In a competitive situation, Fox Broadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox TV have signed a talent holding deal with Veronica Osorio of Upright Citizen's Brigade New York to be cast in a comedy pilot for the network and studio this development season. “We met Veronica and were instantly captivated by her story, drive and passion for comedy,” said Fox SVP casting Tess Sanchez. “She's performed with the very best in sketch and improv, and we're so excited to catch her on the… Read


David Schwimmer To Play Robert Kardashian In FX’s ‘American Crime Story: People Vs. O.J.’

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FX has cast another key player in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the first installment of Ryan Murphy's new anthology miniseries, an offshoot of his hit American Horror Story FX franchise. David Schwimmer is set to star in the project based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The miniseries takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and… Read


Ernie Hudson To Play Poseidon On ‘Once Upon a Time’

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Ernie Hudson has been cast as King Poseidon in ABC's Once Upon A Time. He will appear in episode 15 of the fairytale drama's current fourth season. In a twist, in addition to being the the powerful deity of legend, in the OUAT world, we will also discover that Poseidon is the father of the villainous Ursula, played by Merrin Dungey. The two will be joined by JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who will be reprising her role as… Read


Daniel Wu To Star In AMC Martial Arts Drama Series ‘Badlands’


AMC has tapped Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu to play the lead of its direct-to-series martial arts drama Badlands (working title). Wu also will serve as an executive producer on the six-episode series, loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey To The West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Wu joins previously… Read


Loretta Devine Joins Jerrod Carmichael Comedy Pilot; Hemky Madera In ‘Queen Of The South’

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Emmy-winning actress Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy) has been cast opposite Jerrod Carmichael in Go Jerrod Go, NBC's multi-camera pilot written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller that's described as an irreverent comedy inspired by Carmichael's stand-up and his relationships with his girlfriend and family. The project follows a young couple, Jerrod (Carmichael) and Maxine (Amber West), who decide to move in together, but when it comes time to tell Jerrod's parents, he finds… Read


Amber West To Star In Jerrod Carmichael NBC Comedy Pilot


Amber West (form. Stevens) has been cast as the female lead opposite Jerrod Carmichael in Go Jerrod Go, NBC's multi-camera comedy pilot written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller. Described as a irreverent multi-camera comedy inspired by Carmichael's stand-up and his relationships with his girlfriend and family, the project follows a young couple, Jerrod (Carmichael) and Maxine (West), who decide to move in together but when it comes time to tell Jerrod's parents, Jerrod… Read


Michael Roark Joins ‘Wild For The Night'; Tina Casciani Cast In ‘Bleed For This’

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Michael Roark has been cast in Wild For The Night, an indie thriller directed by Benny Boom. He will play Karl, a former LA street kid who is best friends with Wyatt's (James Maslow) and works with him to search for his sister's killer. Roark's credits include Magic MikeDolphin Tale and TV's Grey's Anatomy, Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Royal Pains. He is repped by the Kohner Agency and Principal Entertainment. Tina Casciani has joined the cast of director Ben Younger's… Read


Julian McMahon & Daisy Betts Join Syfy’s ‘Childhood’s End’

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Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Daisy Betts (Shutter) have been added to the cast of Syfy's Childhood's End, a six-hour miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic to premiere in 2015. It follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious 'Overlords,' whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. McMahon will play Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic entrepreneur. Betts is set as the female… Read