Ty Burrell Latest To Join ‘Rock That Body’
EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning Modern Family star Ty Burrell has joined the cast of Rock That Body, the R-rated comedy at Sony Pictures starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz and Demi Moore. Shooting is now underway on the pic in New York and the Hamptons.
The movie centers on five friends who get a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Moore and Burrell are in supporting roles and… Read
‘Snatch’: Luke Pasqualino To Star, Lucien Laviscount To Co-Star In Crackle Series
Coming off playing d’Artagnan on BBC’s The Musketeers, Luke Pasqualino is set as the lead of another series reboot, Snatch. Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) also has been cast in the series for Sony's streaming network Crackle, which is based on the cult 2000 Sony movie of the same name that starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt.
Pasqualino will play the central character, Albert Hill, with Rupert Grint recently cast as the co-lead, Charlie Cavendish. The cast of the show… Read
Larenz Tate To Star In Indie Comedy ‘Business Ethics’
EXCLUSIVE: Larenz Tate has been set to topline Business Ethics, an indie dark comedy from Innis Lake Entertainment and Know Rules Media. The pic, to be directed by Nick Wernham (No Stranger Than Love), is based on his short film of the same name about a man who sets out to run a Ponzi scheme. The production is eyeing an October shooting start in Toronto.
Tate plays Zachery Cranston, an ambitious and unethical financial tycoon who will stop at nothing to climb the ladder… Read
‘The Affair’: Guy Burnet Joins Season 3 In Recurring Role
Guy Burnet (Ray Donovan) is joining Season 3 of Showtime drama series The Affair in a recurring role.
Burnet will play Mike Cornwall, a graduate student and campus Lothario, who crosses paths with Noah Solloway (Dominic West).
The Affair follows an extramarital situation as seen through distinctly different perspectives: the man, the woman and their respective spouses. Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson also star in the drama exec produced by creators Sarah… Read
Demi Moore Ready To ‘Rock That Body’ For Sony Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Demi Moore has joined the cast of Rock That Body, Sony Pictures’ R-rated comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz. Shooting began last week on the pic, which the studio picked up last summer in a bidding war. A June 23, 2017 release date has been set.
The pic revolves around five friends who get a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Paul W. Downs & Lucia… Read
Vincent D’Onofrio Joins Bruce Willis In Eli Roth-Helmed ‘Death Wish’
EXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have joined Bruce Willis in Paramount and MGM’s revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish, which was based on the book by Brian Garfield.
Eli Roth is directing the picture which follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his… Read
Wave Of The Future? How A Smart Computer Is Helping To Craft A Horror Film
EXCLUSIVE: Author-screenwriter William Goldman summed up the film industry by saying, “Nobody knows anything.” However, Concourse Media and Productivity Media are betting that reverse-engineering scripts via a smart computer process may prove that adage wrong. Take the fact that their mock trailer for the horror film Impossible Things, which is only at the script stage, has been viewed 562,000 times and already has 33K followers on Facebook — without a single cast member… Read
‘Disjointed’: Elizabeth Alderfer Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre
Elizabeth Alderfer (Better Off Single) has been cast as a series regular opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix's pot-themed workplace multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV.
Written and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed, which has a 20-episode straight-to-series order, stars Bates as Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who's finally living her dream as the owner of an… Read
Sarah Paulson In Talks To Join ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Crew
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Paulson, who is up for an Emmy for her turn as Marcia Clark in The People Vs OJ Simpson, is in early talks to join the killer cast of Ocean’s Eight, Warner Bros and Village Roadshow’s female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross. If the deal makes she will join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina.
The film will be produced by Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, and Ross wrote… Read
Comedy Central Buys Brothers Comedy Starring Zack Pearlman & Julian Sergi
Comedy Central has put in development a brothers comedy series co-written, executive produced and staring Zack Pearlman (The Intern, Mulaney) and Julian Sergi (War Dogs, Key & Peele).
Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine Nine, Community) will co-write the script with Pearlman and Sergi. Payman Benz (Last Man on Earth, Key & Peele) is set to direct the potential pilot and executive produces along with Principato-Young Entertainment.
The show centers on brothers, George and Calvin… Read
David Tennant To Star In ‘Bad Samaritan’ Directed By Dean Devlin
EXCLUSIVE: David Tennant has been tapped to star in Bad Samaritan, the next film from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment that Devlin is set to direct himself. Brandon Boyce (Apt Pupil, Wicker Park) penned the screenplay for the thriller, which is lining up a shoot later this year in and around Portland, OR.
The film centers on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves… Read
Spy Dramedy Starring Toni Collette From ‘Black-ish’ Duo Lindsey Shockley & Kenya Barris Sells To ABC
Toni Collette is set to star in and executive produce Unit Zero, an action dramedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and supervising producer Lindsey Shockley, which has landed at ABC. The hourlong project hails from ABC Studios where Barris is under an overall deal.
Unit Zero is based on an idea from Shockley who will write the script and will executive produce with Barris as well as Collette who has been closely involved in the project alongside the two… Read