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‘Zeroville’ Adds Seth Rogen, Megan Fox & More; Brad Carter Lands ‘The Revenant;’ Noah Segan Enlists In ‘War Pigs’

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James Franco has recruited a cabal of pals for his “proto-punk Forrest Gump goes to 1970's Hollywood” lit adaptation Zeroville, now filming in LA. Joining Franco and the recently announced Jacki Weaver are Franco's The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Horatio Sanz. Franco is directing and stars as a naive loner who's drawn to the film business, becomes mistaken for a Manson family member and gets hired as… Read

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Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis To Topline Showtime Pilot ‘Billions’

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Emmy-winning Homeland star Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime with a lead role in another drama project. Lewis and fellow Emmy winner Paul Giamatti have been tapped as the two leads in Showtime's Wall Street drama pilot Billions, which will be directed by Neil Burger (Divergent). Written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions is a fictional drama that takes a close look at the world of high finance by tracking the… Read

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Sebastian Stan Joins ‘The Martian’ And ‘Ricki And The Flash’

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In addition to returning in his Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier character in Captain America 3, Sebastian Stan has been set for two strong roles. On the heels of wrapping the Duplass brothers' film The Bronze, he will play NASA scientist Dr. Chris Beck in Ridley Scott's The Martian co-starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejoifor, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig, a film based off of the pioneering e-book and bestselling novel by Andy Weir. Stan has also just been… Read

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Lyndsy Fonseca Joins ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

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Nikita alum Lyndsy Fonseca has landed a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter. She will play Angie, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy Carter (Atwell) on the new series, which will bridge the fall and spring editions of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, the series is… Read

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Jim Parsons To Star In Animated ‘Elf’ Holiday Special On NBC

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NBC has tapped The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons to topline its animated holiday special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas set to air December 16 at 8 PM. Parsons will voice Buddy in the special based on the 2003 film Elf starring Will Ferrell and the hit Broadway show Elf: The Musical. Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and… Read

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Peter Jacobson, Alex Neustaedter & Gonzalo Menendez Join USA Pilot ‘Colony’

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House alum Peter Jacobson is set to co-star in Colony, USA Network's drama pilot from Carlton Cuse. Additionally, Alex Neustaedter also has been cast as a regular and Gonzalo Menendez (The Dark Knight Rises) as recurring. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Prods., Colony is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious "foreign" occupation. Jacobson will play Alan Snyder, the savvy proxy governor of occupied Los Angeles… Read

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Lands On ‘The Martian’

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Add 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejoifor to 20th Century Fox's The Martian, the Ridley Scott-directed film that stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig in the saga of an astronaut marooned on Mars. Ejiofor plays Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the Mars Mission. Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Sean Bean also are cast. The script is adapted by The Cabin In The Woods' Drew Goddard from the book by Andy Weir, which sold to publisher Crown in 2013 after… Read

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Kiernan Shipka, Meg Ryan Board Teen Comedy ‘Fan Girl’

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Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka has been joined by Meg Ryan and Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward in Fan Girl, about a 15-year-old post-Millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given only a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up with an idea that could bring her two passions together. Pop punk band All Time Low lends its music to the Fan Girl soundtrack and will also appear as themselves. Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Big Hero 6)… Read

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Mary McCormack & Alicia Witt Join ‘House Of Lies'; Lindsey Gort In ‘Self Promotion’

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Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) and Alicia Witt (Justified) are set to guest star on the fourth season of Showtime comedy House Of Lies. McCormack will play Denna Altshuler, a tough, highly successful white knight investor who Marty (Don Cheadle) recruits to help save Kaan & Associates. Witt will play Maya Lindholm, a brilliant engineer who comes to Marty's rescue when he's in a bind. McCormack, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, recently wrapped indie features The… Read

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Courtney Love To Guest Star In Fox’s ‘Empire’

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Courtney Love (The People Vs Larry Flynt) has been tapped as a recurring guest star on Fox's midseason drama Empire. The hip-hop industry drama from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer centers on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a music superstar who is about to take his company public. The singer-songwriter/musician/actress will play Elle Dallas, a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists. She'll join previously announced guest… Read

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Rebecca Creskoff Joins HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ As New Regular

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Hung standout Rebecca Creskoff is returning to the premium cable network with a series regular role on another HBO comedy series, Mike Judge's Emmy-nominated Silicon Valley. On the second season of Silicon Valley, a comic look at the modern-day high-tech gold rush through the prism of a startup company, Creskoff will play Laurie Bream, an executive at Raviga Capital. She joins returning cast members Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin… Read

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Jacki Weaver Joins James Franco’s ‘Zeroville’

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Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is set to star in James Franco's Zeroville. She will play the lead role of Dotty, a film editor who acts as a mentor and friend to James Franco's character. Zeroville is an adaptation of the 2007 Steve Erikson novel about a 24-year-old student who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 with dreams of breaking into the movie business during a transitional time in the industry. Franco is directing. Caroline Aragon and Vince Jolivette are… Read

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