‘The Mindy Project’ Casts Garret Dillahunt In Major Recurring Role
Meet Dr. Mindy Lahiri’s (temporary) replacement. After two back-to-back drama turns post-Raising Hope, Garret Dillahunt is returning to comedy with a major recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of The Mindy Project at its new home, Hulu.
He will play Jody, a new doctor who replaces Mindy while she goes on maternity leave. Jody is a charming southern gentleman with extremely traditional values who thinks that Mindy is a tacky idiot.
Dillahunt, repped by D2… Read
Rachel McAdams In Early Talks For Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is in early talks to play the female lead in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Speaking to the LA Times, McAdams, who can currently be seen wielding a knife in Season 2 of True Detective, mentioned it was “early days” but that she is considering boarding the project opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. There is still some way for this deal to get set but it would make an interesting change of pace for McAdams.
Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange… Read
‘Chicago Fire’ Casts Brian White As New Boss
Brian White has been cast in a major recurring role on Season 4 of NBC firefighter drama Chicago Fire. He will play Captain Dallas Patterson, the new captain of the squad on the series, which returned to production in Chicago last week for an October 13 season premiere. The role adds to a busy portfolio for White who also is recurring on ABC’s Scandal and Mistresses. He is repped by Paradigm, Zero Gravity Management and attorney Eric… Read
‘Sons of Anarchy’s Emilio Rivera Heads To ‘Badsville'; Monterey Media Gets ‘Sex, Death And Bowling’
Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy and Robert Knepper of Prison Break have joined the cast of Badsville, a drama set amongst gangs of rival greasers from director April Mullen (Dead Before Dawn 3D). The story, set in the eponymous town of Badsville, follows the TheBadsville Kings gang as they confront each other’s loyalty and rival gang The Aces, while at the same time discovering love, and trying to escape the town. It’s the debut screenplay for cowriters Ian McLaren and… Read
Sherri Shepherd To Return To ‘The View’
I have learned that Sherri Shepherd has closed a deal to return to The View as a lead contributor for the upcoming 19th season. I hear she is expected to appear in about 50 episodes.
The addition of Shepherd is part of The View overhaul this summer as ABC News is looking to reignite the veteran daytime talk show to its former ratings glory after a turbulent 18th season, the first without co-creator Barbara Walters.
Shepherd was among the most popular View co-hosts of the… Read
Andrew Howard Joins Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
Andrew Howard is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., landing a major recurring role. He will play Banks, an authoritative and intimidating agent on the third season of the series, which began production this week. Howard joins series stars Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen and Iain De Caestecker.
His other TV credits include Bates Motel, Hatfields & McCoys and an upcoming arc on TNT's new series Agent X. Howard is repped by ICM… Read
Bill Pullman Elected To Join Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Pullman has signed on to play Sen. Ralph Yarborough in Rob Reiner’s LBJ, joining Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins in the pic about LBJ’s ascent to the presidency and passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Filming is set to begin in September on location in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
The script by Joey Hartstone centers on the political upheaval Vice President Johnson (Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency after JFK’s… Read
Golshifteh Farahani, Louis Garrel & Pierre Niney Board Atiq Rahimi’s ‘Ports Of Call’
EXCLUSIVE: Golshifteh Farahani, Louis Garrel and Pierre Niney are attached to star in Atiq Rahimi’s Ports Of Call. The project is an adaptation of Amin Maalouf’s bestselling novel about two ill-starred lovers who meet in Paris during World War II: Ossyane, the principal narrator and Muslim Ottoman prince, and Clara, a Jewish freedom fighter from Vienna. Ports Of Call is a fable of madness and family ties, of love and despair, of mixed and uncertain identities set against… Read
Michael B. Jordan Shows ‘Just Mercy'; Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle Join Untitled Ira Sachs Film
Michael B. Jordan has been cast in Broad Green Pictures’ adaptation of Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice and Redemption, the best-selling memoir by author Bryan Stevenson. Like the book, the film will recount renowned civil rights defense attorney Stevenson as fought to free a condemned death row prisoner. The true story is one of redemption, passion and mercy set contrasted against a corrupt judicial system that favors the death penalty and unfairly targets the poor. Jordan… Read
Faran Tahir Joins ABC’s ‘American Crime'; Holly Curran In Amazon Pilot ‘Zelda’
Faran Tahir (Iron Man) has joined the second season cast of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime. Tahir will play Rhys Bashir, the chairman of the board at the local school. Tahir joins returning stars Lili Taylor, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral, all of whom will be playing new characters in a new setting. Season 2 is filming in Austin, TX. Ridley executive produces American Crime with Michael J. McDonald for ABC Studios. Tahir… Read
China-Backed Hero Films Launches With Adrien Brody-Ni Ni Romantic Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Plenty of China-U.S. co-production ventures are trying to get off the ground in the fight to find a foothold in the lucrative Chinese film market, and plenty start with high expectations but no product. Here’s a new outfit that might be bucking that trend: A group of Chinese investors have launched Hero Films, run by chairman Peter Luo, which has a deep pool of resources and has opened offices in Melbourne and Los Angeles. The company plans to finance 3-5 films… Read
Colin Salmon Joins CBS Drama ‘Limitless’
Colin Salmon has landed a major, season-long recurring role in CBS’ upcoming sci-fi drama Limitless, based on the 2011 feature starring Bradley Cooper, who is reprising his role as a recurring guest star and serves as an executive producer. The series centers on Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) — a new character that exists in the same world as the movie’s Eddie Mora (Cooper) — who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into… Read