Aimee Teegarden Joins Paramount’s ‘Rings'; Clemens Schick To Menace ‘The Lake’
Aimee Teegarden has joined Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe in Paramount’s Rings, the third installment in the horror franchise about a cursed video tape that unleashes a demonic horror which kills the unwitting viewer within seven days. Formerly called The Ring 3D, Rings began principle photography in Atlanta this week. It’s directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez from a script by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes, and Akiva Goldsman. The former Friday Night Lights star will next be seen… Read
Ernie Hudson Cast In ‘Delores And Jermaine'; Corbin Bernsen In ‘Living On Video’, ‘Uncle Buck’ Adds Young Co-Star
Ernie Hudson is set for a recurring role in ABC's multi-camera comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine. Written by comedian Jermaine Fowler based on his life, it stars Fowler as a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive, who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Whoopi Goldberg), a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting. Hudson will play the grandmother’s love interest. The… Read
Lolita Davidovich & David Clennon Among Cast Additions To ‘Dr. Del’ Indie Pilot
Lolita Davidovich and David Clennon (Gone Girl) have joined the cast of Katie Jacobs and Nick Wechsler’s independently produced medical drama pilot Dr. Del, inspired by Peter Hessler's New Yorker piece "Dr. Don."
Written by John Sayles and directed by Jacobs, Dr. Del follows Del Canyon (John Hawkes) as he reluctantly returns to his small hometown of Isotope to run his family's apothecary, the only source for medical attention for hundreds of miles. There, he emerges as… Read
‘Big Bang’s Simon Helberg Is Meryl Streep’s Pianist In Stephen Frears-Directed ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
EXCLUSIVE: The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg has just been set to star alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, the Pathe-financed film that Stephen Frears will next direct.
It’s a true story and Streep plays the title character, a wealthy woman in high-society NYC in the early 2oth century who used her relationships and her fortune to gain traction as a singer. Trouble was, she couldn’t sing; she was plagued by terrible pitch and rhythm and… Read
Matthew McConaughey Has Taste For ‘Billionaire’s Vinegar’
EXCLUSIVE: Matthew McConaughey has become attached to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, the Sony Pictures film about the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes. Script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the team behind Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma and Chicago Fire. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for several years, based on the book by Benjamin… Read
Nickelodeon’s ‘School Of Rock’ Rounds Out Cast
Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher), Aidan Miner (Homeroom), Jade Pettyjohn (Henry Danger), and Breanna Yde (The Haunted Hathaways) have joined the cast of Nickelodeon's straight-to-series live action musical comedy School Of Rock. It centers on Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock 'n'… Read
William Petersen Joins WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’ For TV Return
Former CSI star William Petersen is returning to television with a series regular role on the second season of the WGN America drama series Manhattan.
Created and written by Sam Shaw and directed by Thomas Schlamme, Manhattan is set against the backdrop of the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos. Petersen will play Col. Emmett Darrow, the enigmatic new ranking military officer at… Read
Pedro Almodovar Unveils Cast For New Pic ‘Silencio’
Iconoclastic Spanish director and Oscar winner Pedro Almodovar unveiled today the cast of his new feature Silencio. The film will see Emma Suarez (The Red Squirrel) and Adriana Ugarte (3some) play the same character, Julieta, in a drama that focuses on the director’s familiar themes of destiny, guilt and what makes people abandon those they love. While Suarez previously won a Goya for The Dog In The Manger, both actresses have far lower profiles internationally than… Read
Aaron Staton Joins Showtime Drama ‘Ray Donovan’
Aaron Staton (Mad Men) has been cast in a heavily recurring role on the third season of Showtime drama Ray Donovan. Staton will play Mr. Donellen, a strict yet kind high school teacher with a tragedy in his past.
The series stars Liev Schreiber as LA's best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away. In Season 2, Ray's life erupted when the FBI, his… Read
Sony Assembles 1980s Sci-Fi Anime ‘Robotech'; Idris Elba Eyed For ‘Star Trek 3′
1980s sci-fi anime series Robotech is being fast-tracked for the big screen by Sony. The studio acquired rights to the toon with an eye on developing it as a worldwide franchise. Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are producing from Michael Gordon’s script. Doug Belgrad, Michael De Luca and Matthew Milam are overseeing. Our sister publication Variety got there first on this one. Said De Luca: "Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human… Read
James Lesure To Co-Star In ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck'; NBC’s ‘Heart Matters’ Adds Doctor
James Lesure (Men At Work) is set to co-star opposite Mike Epps in Uncle Buck, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. Like the movie, the series adaptation, written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, centers on Buck Russell (Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of the kids of his younger yet more accomplished brother Will (Lesure) in a very childish way. Nia Long plays Will's wife in the… Read
Chris Daughtry To Recur & Write Music For Fox Pilot ‘Studio City’
Singer/songwriter Chris Daughtry, who got his break on Fox’s American Idol, is returning to the network with another music-themed project, scripted dramedy pilot Studio City. Daughtry will have a recurring role in the project, written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Inspired by Vernoff's real-life experience growing up as the daughter of a drug dealer to the stars, Studio City is set in present-day Studio City, CA, and tells the story of a young singer's… Read