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‘Quantico’: Alan Powell Cast As Series Regular For Season 3

Alan Powell has booked a series regular role on Season 3 of Quantico, which premieres midseason on ABC. Powell will play Mike McQuigg, whom we meet undercover in a white supremacist militia, which is involved in a bioweapon attack. "We're incredibly fortunate to have four leading men on Quantico: Jake McLaughlin, Blair Underwood, Russell Tovey, and now Alan Powell,” said EP/showrunner Michael Seitzman. “Alan not only brings a muscularity to the role of Mike McQuigg, but… Read

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‘City On A Hill’: Mark O’Brien Cast As Series Regular In Showtime Drama Pilot

Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire) has been cast as a series regular opposite Aldis Hodge and Kevin Bacon in Showtime's drama pilot City on a Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Michael Cuesta (Homeland, American Assassin) is directing and executive producing. Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) based on an original idea by Affleck and MacLean, City on a Hill is set in Boston in the early '90s when the city was rife with violent criminals… Read

International

Alexander Skarsgard Joins ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Opposite Florence Pugh

Big Little Lies Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgard is dancing to the beat of The Little Drummer Girl, the recently announced John le Carré adaptation from The Night Manager team of The Ink Factory, BBC One and AMC. Florence Pugh was already aboard the espionage thriller which has Park Chan-wook directing. Production on the six-part mini begins early next year with global sales handled by Endeavor Content/IMG. Skarsgard is playing Becker, an intriguing stranger with whom Pugh… Read

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Alexandra Shipp In Final Negotiations To Join Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree In ‘Shaft’

EXCLUSIVE: Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Straight Outta Compton) is in final negotiations as the female lead in the reboot of Shaft from director Tim Story and producers John Davis and Kenya Barris. Shipp joins Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree (who starred in the original) and Jesse T. Usher. The production goes before the cameras next month. New Line and Netflix are partnering on this film with Netflix financing more than half the film's high $30M budget for… Read

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‘Designated Survivor’: Breckin Meyer Set To Recur In Season 2

Men at Work creator and former Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer is set for a recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the second season of of ABC's drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Meyer will play Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. Trey is smart, outgoing, a bit of a free spirit but grounded enough to have forged a successful career in the… Read

Film

Lizzy Caplan In Talks To Co-Star In Fox’s ‘Gambit’

Masters of Sex alum Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join Channing Tatum in Gambit, the X-Men spinoff that has Gore Verbinski directing from a script by Josh Zetumer. 20th Century Fox is releasing the film February 14, 2019. Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990, Gambit/Remy LeBeau has the ability to charge matter with volatile kinetic energy, causing the object in question to explosively release its charge on impact. He had a brief appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins… Read

Business

TV & Film Casting Biz Disrupted: Fox’s Decision To Drop Breakdown Services For Casting Networks & Its Fallout

UPDATED: There is a potentially seismic shift underway in the theatrical casting software business, which for decades had been dominated by Gary Marsh’s Breakdown Services. The casting community was shocked last week when Fox — 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 TV Studios, as well as movie studio 20th Century Fox  — dropped Breakdown and replaced it with Casting Networks, a primarily commercial casting service known by its operating brand LA Casting, which is… Read

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June Diane Raphael & Ravi Patel Cast In Lionsgate’s Comedy ‘Flarsky’

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EXCLUSIVE: Grace and Frankie‘s June Diane Raphael and Ravi Patel, who recurs on CBS' upcoming series By the Book, have joined the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy Flarsky, which will be released on Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label on February 8, 2019. Snatched helmer Jonathan Levine is directing from a script by Dan Sterling. The pic follows Fred Flarsky (Rogen), an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and… Read

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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays)… Read

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‘True Detective’: Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

Carmen Ejogo is set to star opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's HBO crime anthology series True Detective. The new installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali plays the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state… Read

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‘Dietland’ Casts Ricardo Davila As Regular; Dale Whibley Joins ‘Ice’

Newcomer Ricardo Davila is set as a series regular opposite Joy Nash, Julianna Margulies and Adam Rothenberg in Dietland, AMC's 10-episode straight-to-series darkly comedic drama based on Sarai Walker's novel, which is set for a 2018 premiere. Dietland, from Marti Noxon (UnReal), Skydance TV and AMC Studios, is set against the backdrop of the beauty industry. It follows Plum Kettle (Nash), an obese woman who is preparing for weight-loss surgery when her world is upturned… Read

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Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

EXCLUSIVE: Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the heavy metal group Motley Crue, in the biopic The Dirt, which has Jackass helmer Jeff Tremaine directing and Netflix distributing. It’s based on the 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band and follows the group’s rise to fame in the 1980s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 with bassist Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, singer Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars… Read