Stana Katic And Raza Jaffrey Star In Amin Matalqa’s ‘The Rendezvous’
EXCLUSIVE: Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland) will star in Sundance award-winning director Amin Matalqa’s action adventure The Rendezvous. Inspired by classic romantic capers as North By Northwest and Romancing The Stone, the film is an adaptation of Sarah Isaias’ book A New Song. Set in Jordan, the film recently wrapped principal photography on location there. Terrel Seltzer (One Fine Day) has written the script, which follows an unlikely pair who find… Read
Rockmond Dunbar Cast In Hulu Series ‘The Way’
Rockmond Dunbar is set to co-star opposite Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan in the Hulu original drama series The Way from Jason Katims' True Jack Prods. Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Way examines a couple, Eddie (Paul) and Sarah Cleary (Monaghan) at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Dunbar will play… Read
‘Hannibal’ Releases Cast As Show Continues To Look For New Home
Ten days after NBC cancelled Hannibal, the series no longer has its cast under contract. I hear that starting today, stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are free agents, and they are already fielding film and TV offers. Their options expired last night and were not extended by Hannibal producer Gaumont International Television.
Still, the independent production company continues talks with potential distributors. If Hannibal finds a new home, new deals have to be hammered… Read
Timothy Spall In Talks To Star As Sir Ian Paisley In ‘The Journey’
EXCLUSIVE: Timothy Spall (Mr Turner) is in advanced discussions to star as the late Sir Ian Paisley in Nick Hamm’s The Journey. The film is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland — firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness — who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of modern history. It is… Read
Kevin Alejandro Joins Fox Series ‘Lucifer’ As Regular In Recasting
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Arrow) has been cast as a series regular on Fox's comic book midseason drama Lucifer. He replaces Nicholas Gonzalez who played the role in the pilot, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman.
Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the series, from Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his… Read
Dulé Hill & Jacob Latimore Appear To Topline ‘Sleight’
EXCLUSIVE: Dulé Hill, Jacob Latimore, rapper Tyga and Storm Reid have been cast in Sleight, a thriller pic from Diablo Entertainment. The film will mark the feature directing debut of music video helmer JD Dillard, who co-wrote the script with Alex Theurer. Diablo’s Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tabibian, whose credits include Two-Bit Waltz and Carnage Park, are producing the feature, which is set to begin production this summer in Los Angeles.
The film centers on a young… Read
ABC Family Pilot ‘Gorgeous Morons’ Casts Female Lead
ABC Family has cast Lilah Richcreek as the female lead in its multi-camera comedy pilot Gorgeous Morons, from ABC Signature. The project, co-created by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Danny Chun and written by Chun, focuses on Madison and AJ, two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers – one is a model, the other a personal trainer – who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, American literature Ph.D. student Jane (Richcreek) whose looks… Read
Michael Keaton And JK Simmons Exit Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Keaton and JK Simmons have exited Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. Scheduling conflicts are believed to be the principal reason behind both actors’ departures. The project, which has Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing from a script written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, pushed back its production start by a few weeks from the fall to before the end of the year. That, and the fact that it is likely to be a demanding shoot in terms of time, didn’t… Read
Michael Ian Black, Missi Pyle Join Indie Comedy ‘Slash’
Michael Ian Black (The State, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) have joined the indie comedy ‘Slash’, currently filming in Austin. The cast also includes Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Peter Vack (Mozart In The Jungle), Jessie Ennis (Veep) and Matt Peters (Orange Is The New Black).
Directed by Clay Liford (Earthling), who also wrote the screenplay, the coming of age drama focuses on a teenage erotic fan fic author; the title is a reference… Read
‘The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia Joins ‘God’s Not Dead 2′
The Goldbergs costar Hayley Orrantia is set to lead God's Not Dead 2, sequel to the hugely profitable 2014 religious drama. As with its predecessor, God’s Not Dead 2 depicts the debate between a skeptic and an evangelical Christian who come into conflict in an educational setting, but in this outing the roles will be reversed. Orrantia will star as "Brooke," a high school student whose teacher, played by Melissa Joan Hart, quotes bible verses in class, causing Brooke’s… Read
Kevin Costner Walks Away From Amazon Drama ‘Trial’
It wasn’t meant to be. After weeks of courtship and a week of negotiations, Kevin Costner has opted not to proceed with Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley. For a few days, it looked like Costner was well on his way to toplining his first TV series (Amazon has been eyeing a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Trial). But negotiations ultimately unraveled. Word is that Amazon is now moving on… Read
Neve Campbell Joins ‘House Of Cards’ As New Regular
As House Of Cards’ Frank and Claire Underwood head into an election, they will face a new lady in Season 4 played by Neve Campbell. The former Party Of Five and Scream star has joined the cast of the Netflix White House drama as a new series regular. Everyone is staying mum on the character Campbell will be playing. There had been speculation that Season 4 would introduce a new, younger couple to rival Frank and Claire.
Stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return as power… Read