‘Nashville’ Adds ‘Harry Potter’ Alum Christian Coulson As Recurring
EXCLUSIVE: Christian Coulson (Love Is Strange, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) has been cast as recurring on CMT's upcoming fifth season of its country music drama Nashville, from Lionsgate and Hulu.
Coulson will play Damien George, a sought-after British director who will be helming Gunner Scott & Scarlett O'Connor's first video. Confident and by turns charming and caustic, he has a specific vision for his work and gets off on pushing the limits of actors to… Read
Kwame Patterson Joins TNT Pilot ‘Monsters Of God’
EXCLUSIVE: Kwame Patterson has been tapped as a series regular on TNT’s Monsters of God, Rod Lurie’s post-Civil War drama pilot being produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.
Written and to be directed by Lurie, Monsters of God stars Garret Dillahunt as Col. "Terrible" Bill Lancaster, who is waging a savage and violent holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Despite the peace between the Comanche and local townspeople, he sets out on a quest to kill… Read
‘24: Legacy’ Adds Raphael Acloque & Themo Melikidze
EXCLUSIVE: Fox has added a pair of actors to its upcoming limited series 24: Legacy. Raphael Acloque is set for a regular role and Themo Melikidze will recur on the series that chronicles a race against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Starring Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins, it will follow the original series' real-time format.
Acloque will play Jadalla “Jad” bin-Khalid, a bookish scholar who rejected his father's politics while at university… Read
Margot Robbie Near Deal To Join ‘Peter Rabbit’
Margot Robbie is in final negotiations to join Peter Rabbit, Sony/Columbia’s live-action/CGI hybrid feature film based on Beatrix Potter’s classic characters. The pic has been casting up, with Deadline breaking last week that Domhnall Gleeson has been set to play menacing farmer Mr. McGregor.
Will Gluck is directing, with Gleeson and Rose Byrne playing the live-action roles. Robbie joins James Corden as Peter, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki in the voice cast… Read
ABC Nabs Family Comedy Starring Rev Run & Justine Simmons With Big Commitment
EXCLUSIVE: In a very competitive situation with multiple networks pursuing, ABC has landed a multi-camera family comedy toplined and produced by reality stars Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons & Justine Simmons. The project, which has received a put pilot commitment with a big penalty, hails from ABC Studios and Amblin TV.
Written by Jeremy Bronson (The Mindy Project), with veteran comedy writer-producer Jhoni Marchinko (Will & Grace) supervising, the untitled comedy centers on a… Read
Shannon Purser Joins Joey King In ‘Wish Upon’ For Broad Green Pictures
Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser has joined the cast of Broad Green Pictures' Wish Upon, which David Garrett's Mister Smith Entertainment is selling at the American Film Market next week.
Purser joins Joey King (Oz The Great And Powerful, Independence Day: Resurgence) in the horror thriller title, which is currently in pre-production. John Leonetti is directing from a Black List script by Barbara Marshall. Busted Shark Productions' Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield)… Read
‘Being Mary Jane’ Adds Valarie Pettiford, Ashton Holmes & Chiké Okonkwo
Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist), Ashton Holmes (Revenge) and Chiké Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation) are set for recurring roles opposite Gabrielle Union on the upcoming fourth season of BET's popular drama series Being Mary Jane.
Created by The Game‘s Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane follows the sometimes disastrous personal and professional life of news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union).
Pettiform will play Ronda Sales, a veteran anchor at Great Day, USA and Mary Jane's… Read
Toni Servillo & Matteo Garrone Reteam For ‘Pinocchio’
Italian actor Toni Servillo, who's known for his role in the Foreign-Language Oscar winner The Great Beauty, is set to star in Matteo Garrone's new imagining of the classic tale Pinocchio. He'll play the wooden puppet's father Geppetto, reteaming him with Garrone for the first time since the duo worked together on the 2008 Cannes Film Festival hit Gomorrah.
Rarely revisited since the 1940 Disney classic, Garrone’s live-action version will take an “artisanal approach… Read
Benedict Cumberbatch To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ November 5
Saturday Night Live is getting a superpowered guest for its final show before the 2016 election, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch hosting the Novemeber 5 episode with musical guest Solange Knowles. NBC announced the news during last night’s Tom Hanks-hosted episode of SNL.
The show is off for Halloween weekend, following a stretch of four episodes since the season premiere last… Read
‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’: Daisy Head To Topline Lifetime’s Shakespearean Pilot, Casey Deidrick Set As A Male Lead
After a lengthy search, Lifetime has found its Elena Holland. Daisy Head is set as the lead in Lifetime’s psychological thriller pilot A Midsummer's Nightmare. The deal came down quickly, with Lifetime snagging Head moments after she became available when the Freeform drama series Guilt, which she toplined, was canceled yesterday. Also cast as one of the male leads in Midsummer’s Nightmare, a modern-day take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is Casey Deidrick (Ey… Read
Donald Glover Will Be Young Lando In Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
Confirming months of speculation and recent rumors, Donald Glover has officially joined the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars Han Solo stand-alone spinoff film in the role of Lando Calrissian. The news was announced minutes ago via the official Star Wars Twitter.
Hello, what have we here? Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in the untitled 2018 Han Solo Star Wars Story. https://t.co/ChueOBd0fv pic.twitter.com/54JOBM1P9K
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 21… Read
Chris Pine Joins Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
EXCLUSIVE: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time has its patriarch, with Chris Pine joining the Ava DuVernay-directed tentpole.
The Star Trek alum will play Mr. Murray, husband to the Gugu Mbatha-Raw-portrayed Dr. Kate Murray, microbiologist and mother to main character Meg Murray played by Storm Reid, I’ve learned.
Pine is expected to get in front of the camera for DuVernay before the end of the year, with filming in Los Angeles.
A Wrinkle In Time involves a young girl whose… Read