Alexandra Shipp Negotiating For Lead Role In Fox 2000’s ‘Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’
EXCLUSIVE: The popular YA novel Simon v. The Homosapiens Agenda is one step closer to becoming a film. Alexandra Shipp, who starred as Storm in Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse and will be reprising her role in the next installment of the franchise, is in negotiations for the Fox 2000 film. The actress who is becoming a go-to for the studio would be taking on a lead role.
Fox acquired the popular YA novel in October for The Fault in Our Stars filmmakers Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen… Read
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins ABC Drama Series ‘Ten Days In The Valley’
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson) has been cast in a series regular role in ABC’s straight-to-series drama Ten Days in the Valley.
Kyra Sedgwick stars as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world — and her controversial police series — implodes. Life imitates art: everything's a mystery… Read
‘Happy!’: Lili Mirojnick Joins Syfy Pilot As Series Regular
Lili Mirojnick (Friends With Benefits) has signed on for a series regular role opposite Chris Meloni in Syfy pilot Happy!, based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel.
Originally written by Morrison and co-created with artist Darick Robertson, Happy!, from Universal Cable Productions, follows Nick Sax (Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his… Read
Ray Diaz Joins George Lopez Comedy As Series Regular
Ray Diaz (East Los High, Real Husbands of Hollywood) has joined the Season 2 cast of George Lopez’s TV Land comedy Lopez as a series regular.
Diaz will make his debut in the first episode of the new season on March 29 as Hector, a friend from Manolo's (Anthony "Citric" Campos) past, who becomes like a son to George and a little brother to Manolo and Maronzio (Maronzio Vance). With George's help, Hector tries to get on his feet and find something he's good at. The ladies… Read
‘La La Land’ & ‘Hidden Figures’ Among Artios Award Winners
The Casting Society of America gathered tonight to honor casting in film, TV and theater at the 32nd annual Artios Awards. The conventional wisdom of the 2017 Oscars is undisturbed as the year’s award-season regulars all took home wins in their respective categories.
Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land won for the award for Feature Big Budget – Comedy, another feather in the nearly universally acclaimed film’s cap. But La La‘s closest competition didn’t go home… Read
‘Tangled’: Julie Bowen Joins New Disney Channel Animated Series In Recasting
One of ABC’s top comedy stars, Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen, will be landing her voice to the upcoming Tangled animated series for sibling Disney Channel. She’ll voice Queen Arianna, Rapunzel’s mother in the animated series, based on the 2010 movie, which will launch in March with a Disney Channel original movie.
Bowen takes over for Ashley Judd, who initially was cast in the role. The move was made when “producers decided to take the character’s voice in a different… Read
‘Brown Girls’: Andrew Lees, Omar Maskati & Natalie Dreyfuss Join Freeform Comedy Pilot
The Originals alum Andrew Lees, Omar Maskati (Better Call Saul) and Natalie Dreyfuss (National Treasure: The Book of Secrets) have landed series regular roles opposite Hina Abdullah and Punam Patel in Brown Girls, Freeform’s multi-camera comedy pilot written by Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai.
Brown Girls centers on the relationship between Rimmi (Abdullah), an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi (Patel), a young woman who recently has emigrated from India… Read
‘UnReal’: Caitlin FitzGerald Joins Lifetime Series As Everlasting’s “Suitress”
Masters of Sex alumna Caitlin FitzGerald has joined the Season 3 cast of Lifetime’s critically praised series UnReal as Everlasting’s “suitress”. Determined to have her pick of eager male suitors, Serena (FitzGerald) will face off with Everlasting's queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Constance Zimmer) who are shaking things up, all for the sake of ratings.
Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnReal gives a fictitious… Read
Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Are The ‘Nasty Women’ In MGM’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Remake
EXCLUSIVE: MGM is in talks with Anne Hathaway to team with Rebel Wilson in Nasty Women, the title of the Jac Schaeffer-scripted remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The comedy gender-reverses the 1988 Frank Oz-directed film that starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as con men who try to swindle an heiress.
The title is clever, given the awareness it received when Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton that moniker during the presidential debates. Hathaway and Wilson play the… Read
Shazam! To Split Into Two Films: Dwayne Johnson To Star As ‘Black Adam’
The New Line DC property Shazam! has morphed into two pictures. Black Adam has proved vibrant enough to become its own film, to star Dwayne Johnson. Originally, the plan was for him to play the character in Shazam!, which is the tale of a teen boy who can transform himself into a superhero by speaking the word “Shazam!”
Black Adam is his arch-nemesis and a complex antihero with a rich history of his own. As the studio began to figure out the movie, they realized, why not… Read
‘Counterpart’: Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff & Sarah Bolger Set To Recur On Starz Spy Thriller
Stephen Rea (The Honourable Woman, V for Vendetta), Richard Schiff (The Affair, Ballers) and Sarah Bolger (Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time) have joined Counterpart, Starz’s upcoming spy thriller, in recurring roles.
From MRC, Anonymous Content and Gilbert Films, Counterpart is the story of Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and… Read
Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco & Thomas Mann Head To Nicole Holofcener’s ‘The Land Of Steady Habits’ For Netflix, Likely Story
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco and Thomas Mann have been set to star in Nicole Holofcener's new project, The Land of Steady Habits. The film, based on Ted Thompson’s novel, reunites Holofcener with frequent collaborator Anthony Bregman, who will produce through his New York-based banner Likely Story with Stefanie Azpiazu.
Netflix is fully-financing the project and distributing worldwide.
Holofcener will direct from her own adapted script, which focuses on Anders… Read