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Jon Lindstrom Joins ‘True Detective'; Dan Buran Boards TNT’s Drug-Trade Pilot

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Jon Lindstrom (Castle) is the latest to sign on for the upcoming second season of HBO's True Detective. He'll join Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn in the second installment of the crime franchise that revolves around three police officers (Farrell, Kitsch, McAdams) and a career criminal (Vaughn), who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Lindstrom, repped by BRS/Gage and Gordon Gilbertson, will play Glenn Ellinger, a… Read


Mel Brooks To Voice Adam Sandler’s Vampire Dad In ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′

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Comedy legend Mel Brooks has been tapped to voice Vlad in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2. He'll play the very old and grumpy vampire father to Adam Sandler's Dracula. The sequel to Sony's 2012 family film sees old-school supernatural meet modern-day cool when Vlad turns up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together. Genndy Tartakovsky is helming again from a script by Robert Smigel. The original movie made about $360M worldwide and was nominated for… Read


Matt Barr Joins TNT’s Drug-Trade Pilot; Katie Sarife In ‘The Michelle Knight Story’

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Matt Barr¬†(Parkland) has booked a lead role in in TNT's Untitled Miami Project executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Written by Masters Of Sex creator/executive producer Michelle Ashford, the serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Barr, repped by UTA and Luber Roklin, will play Julius Jackson, the lifelong best friend of Bobby (Michael Stahl-David) and now his loyal partner in crime… Read


Justin Chatwin, James Frain Join BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ For Season 3


BBC America's hit original drama Orphan Black has added new cast for the 3rd season which is currently shooting in Toronto and will return to air next year. The new cast members joining the Graeme Manson and John Fawcett-created series include Justin Chatwin (Shameless) in a recurring role as a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman. James Frain (Intruders) is to guest star as a well-educated "cleaner" who is both charming and intimidating; he's a… Read


Justina Machado Joins ‘Queen Of The South'; Kyle Gallner In ‘Outsiders’

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Justina Machado (Purge Anarchy, Six Feet Under) has been cast in USA Network's drama pilot Queen Of The South, an English-language adaptation of Telemundo's blockbuster 2011 telenovela La Reina del Sur. Based on the bestselling book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Queen Of The South¬†centers on Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), who's forced to go on the run when her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. She seeks refuge in America where she teams with an unlikely… Read


Parminder Nagra & Jessalyn Gilsig To Co-Star In ‘Evil Men’ USA Pilot

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ER and Blacklist alumna Parminder Nagra and Glee and Vikings' Jessalyn Gilsig are set to co-star opposite Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr. in Evil Men, USA Network's supernatural drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Universal Cable Prods. Written by Daniel Taplitz and directed by Gary Fleder, the project follows Harry Killas (Roberts), an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and… Read


Broadway’s Lesli Margherita Joins ‘One Shot'; Eddie Marsan Cast In ‘The Blunderer’ Adaptation

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EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Award-winning stage star Lesli Margherita has joined Taye Diggs and Topher Grace in One Shot, the movie musical about a failed performer-turned-stage manager (Grace) struggling to keep his latest show from imploding on opening night. Broadway and West End vet Margherita will play Brandy, a brassy resident chorus girl who makes a bet with the flamboyant Malcolm (Diggs) to see who'll bed a hunky new cast member first. Margherita is currently on Broadway… Read


‘True Detective’ Co-Stars Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly Confirmed By HBO For Season 2

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HBO is following its own timetable in announcing the cast of the second season of True Detective. Filming on the eight-episode season has already begun in California. Meanwhile, the pay cable network has just made the second casting announcement, confirming Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kirsch and Kelly Reilly. In the first announcement, the network announced Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. All five are series regulars. The eight-episode second season of the Nic Pizzolatto crime… Read


Michael Stahl-David To Topline Drug-Trade Pilot From Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay


Michael Stahl-David (In Your Eyes) has been cast as the lead in TNT's Untitled Miami Project executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Written by Masters Of Sex creator/executive producer Michelle Ashford, the serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. It centers on Bobby Nickel (Stahl-David), a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own… Read


David Dobkin To Direct ‘Badlands’ AMC Series; Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger Cast


Shanghai Knights director David Dobkin is reuniting with the film's writers Al Gough and Miles Millar for another martial arts project, AMC series Badlands (working title). Dobkin has been tapped as a director and executive producer of the straight-to-series project, which has cast Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) and Oliver Stark (The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box) as regulars. The six-episode Badlands is described as a genre-bending… Read


Steven Weber To Guest Star On Showtime’s ‘House Of Lies’

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Steven Weber (Wings) is set to guest star in one episode on the upcoming fourth season of Showtime comedy House Of Lies. Weber will play Ray Montinola, a turnaround specialist who is called into action to help Kaan & Associates when Marty's (Don Cheadle) incarceration leaves the firm in shambles, but Marty has different ideas for the so-called savior. Weber joins previously announced guest stars Valorie Curry, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Jenny Slate, Larenz Tate and… Read


Cast Set For BBC & Carnival’s ‘Game Of Thrones’-Style Epic ‘The Last Kingdom’

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An international cast has been firmed up as shooting begins on The Last Kingdom, BBC America, BBC Two and Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films' Game Of Thrones-esque epic series. Set in the 9th century, the eight-part historical drama is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of books The Saxon Stories, with Stephen Butchard penning the transfer. As Deadline reported in September, American Horror Story: Coven's Alexander Dreymon is leading the ensemble… Read


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