Emily Hampshire To Star In Indie ‘Never Saw It Coming’
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey based on Lindwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Shooting is set to start next week in Sudbury, Ontario.
Hampshire, who more than holds her own alongside the likes of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott in the Pop comedy series Schitt’s Creek, will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic who finds herself too much in the middle of a… Read
Will Sasso Joins ‘The Burning Woman’; Adrian Glynn McMorran Boards ‘Volition’
Actor and comedian Will Sasso has been added to the cast of The Burning Woman, joining Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller and Jacki Weaver in the thriller helmed by Jake Scott. Brad Ingelsby wrote the script about a woman who, after the disappearance of her daughter, is left to raise her young grandson. Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh and Mike Pruss are producing. Sasso, who plays Curly in The Three Stooges reboot, can be seen in Audience… Read
Amazon Near Pickups Of Comedy Pilots From Michael Patrick King, George Saunders & Diarra Kilpatrick
EXCLUSIVE: I hear Amazon Studios is finalizing deals for pilot orders to three single-camera comedy projects, Love You More, from former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King, which stars Bridget Everett; the genre-bending Sea Oak, from short-story writer George Saunders; and the Detroit-set The Climb, starring and written by Diarra Kilpatrick, from the Mark Gordon Co.
The current pilot season at Amazon, home of such original comedy series as Transparent and Moz… Read
‘Being Mary Jane’ Casts Raney Branch; Falk Hentschel Joins ‘The Alienist’
Raney Branch (Bones, The Originals) has booked a key recurring role opposite Gabrielle Union on 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). Branch will play Aaliyah Luckett, an up-and-coming force of nature. Aaliyah is a junior PR associate with the network’s brand strategy firm, and she’s been tasked with improving… Read
Sofia Vergara, Karl Urban, & Andy Garcia To Topline Bobby Moresco’s ‘Bent’
AMBI Media Group/ Deadly Codes Productions’ revenge thriller Bent has tapped Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, and Andy Garcia as leads in the film, written and directed by Bobby Moresco. Based on characters created by Joseph O'Donnell, the pic is set to begin filming in Rome this month.
It's follows Danny Gallagher (Urban), a shamed and discredited narcotics detective who, upon his release from prison, makes plans to seek revenge on the accuser who framed him and killed his… Read
Adrien Brody Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4; First Story Elements Revealed
EXCLUSIVE: As filming gets underway on the 4th season of Peaky Blinders, Oscar winner Adrien Brody has suited up to join the Steven Knight-created period gangster drama. The epic BBC Two saga of the Shelby clan, from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, started shooting this week in Liverpool.
Brody’s role is being kept under wraps, but Knight says, “He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I'm sure he will be a formidable presence in… Read
‘Real Life’: Bret Harrison Cast In CBS Comedy Pilot From Hilary Winston
Former Reaper and The Loop star Bret Harrison has booked a series-regular role in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of Nora (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Drew (to be cast), two twentysomethings who go from being co-workers on… Read
‘Game Night’ Gains Another Player In Sharon Horgan
EXCLUSIVE: More contestants continue to join New Line/Warner Bros’ Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night, with Catastrophe Emmy nominee Sharon Horgan set to play Sarah, the date Billy Magnussen’s Ryan brings along to the evening of comedy errors. While Ryan has a predilection for dating millennial girls, Sarah is more normal, clever and of an appropriate age.
Game Night, directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, revolves around a group of couples who… Read
Kristen Wiig In Negotiations To Star In ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette?’
EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Wiig is in negotiations to star in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette? Annapurna and Nina Jacobson’s Color Force are producing. The drama follows a once famous Los Angeles architect-turned-recluse who disappears, prompting her techie husband and her 15 year-old daughter Bee to go on a quest to find her. It is expected to go before the cameras this summer.
The character that Wiig will play is the neighbor Audrey, an uptight and intense mother… Read
Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ As Savvy Lawyer This Season & Maybe Next
Eliza Dushku will join CBS’ Bull beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.
She will appear in three episodes of Season 1 with an option to become a series regular in Season 2.
Dushku is best known for playing Faith on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently appeared… Read
‘Westworld’: Talulah Riley Promoted To Series Regular For Season 2 On HBO
We will be seeing more of Westworld host Angela next season. After recurring in Season 1 of the HBO drama, Talulah Riley has been promoted to a series regular in Season 2.
Riley, who appeared in six of Season 1’s 10 episodes, will continue as Angela, the host whose beatific face welcomed guests to Westworld for decades. She will prove to be one of the last faces many guests will ever see.
HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld, a breakout in its first season, was renewed for a… Read
Andrew Dice Clay In Negotiations To Join ‘A Star Is Born’ In Key Role
EXCLUSIVE: The Diceman cometh. Andrew Dice Clay, whose acting prowess was on display in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and HBO’s Vinyl, is in negotiations to play the coveted role of Lorenzo in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. The role is known to be significant and considered the comic relief in Warner Bros’ remake; Clay will portray Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in what’s said to be a scene-stealing role.
A Star Is Born is about a singer (Lady Gaga) who falls in love… Read