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‘Married’s Kimiko Glenn Joins ‘Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Gueros’

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Kimiko Glenn, who has a recurring role on FX’s Married and appears in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, has joined the Lionsgate feature Nerve, co-starring with Emma Roberts ​​and Dave Franco. Glenn plays the worried friend of a high school senior (Roberts) who’s enmeshed in an increasingly dangerous online game of dare. The project is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and produced by Allison Shearmur (Cinderalla). Her Orange Is The New Black character is… Read

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Michael Roark Joins ‘Finding Carter'; Alexandra Metz To Recur On ‘Chicago Fire’

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Michael Roark has joined the Season 2 of MTV’s Finding Carter. He will play Shay, the uncle of Crash (Caleb Ruminer). His recent credits include Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Grey’s Anatomy. Roark next will be seen in the feature Wild For Night with Tommy Flanagan and James Maslow. He is repped by Amanda Glazer at The Kohner Agency and Principal Entertainment. Alexandra Metz is set to recur on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She returns to the series as Elise Mills, sister of Peter… Read

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Arturo Castro Tags Along On ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

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Arturo Castro (Broad City) has joined the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee’s feature adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel. It follows a group of servicemen sent on a "victory tour" after returning from combat in Iraq. Billy Lynn and his comrades will return to battle after the tour ends with a halftime show of a Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day. Castro will play Marcellino “Mango” Montoya, a steady and skeptical member of Lynn’s Bravo… Read

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Sterling K. Brown To Play Christopher Darden In ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’

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FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has cast another key player in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Army Wives alum Sterling K. Brown has been cast as prosecutor Christopher Darden in the miniseries, which takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the… Read

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Elizabeth Perkins Joins ‘Preacher’ Cast

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Weeds alumna Elizabeth Perkins is set for a co-starring role opposite Dominic Cooper in AMC drama pilot Preacher, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, centers on Jesse Custer (Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip… Read

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Isabelle Fuhrman Joins ‘Masters Of Sex’

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She is all grown up! As Masters of Sex fast forwards another half-decade to 1966 in Season 3, the Showtime drama has cast Isabelle Fuhrman in a major recurring role as Virginia Johnson’s daughter Tessa. Set in 1966, Season 3 of Masters of Sex finds the famed duo of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) dealing with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled. It's the start of the Sexual Revolution — and Masters and… Read

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Dominic Cooper Set For ‘Preacher’ Lead

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After lengthy negotiations, Dominic Cooper has closed a deal to play the lead in AMC drama pilot Preacher, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, centers on Jesse Custer (Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth… Read

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Israeli Helmers Join Call On Locarno Fest To Drop ‘Israel Film Focus'; Tessa Ross Quits National Theatre: Global Briefs

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More than 200 filmmakers and industry professionals have signed a petition calling on the Locarno Film Festival to drop a planned Israel Film Focus, organised in partnership with the state-backed Israel Film Fund. Ken Loach, Mira Nair, Sally El Hosaini as well as Israeli filmmakers Simone Bitton, Eyal Sivan and Rachel Leah Jones were among the signatories, who expressed, “our deep concern with the fact that the Locarno festival is choosing to partner with the Israel Film… Read

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Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke And Douglas Booth To Star In ‘The Limehouse Golem’

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Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) and Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) have boarded Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s best-selling novel Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem, with Lionsgate acquired UK and Ireland rights. The film, which will be directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), will simply be called The Limehouse Golem. Set in 1880 London, it’s a gothic murder mystery described as being in the style of David Fincher’s… Read

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Newcomer Herizen Guardiola To Star In Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’

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Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut in The Get Down, Netflix’s original series from Baz Luhurman. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will topline the music-driven drama that revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Tremaine Brown Jr., Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Skylan Brooks were already cast in the series, which is set for 13 episodes to debut… Read

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‘Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez Attaches To Alloy Entertainment’s ‘Purple Hearts’

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Alloy Entertainment has attached Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and The Sessions writer-director Ben Lewin to Purple Hearts, a film project that Alloy commissioned internally by Alloy Entertainment Features. Written by Kyle Jarrow, it’s a love story about an aspiring musician and a soldier who marry under false pretenses but eventually find true love. Lewin’s The Sessions starred Helen Hunt. Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her work… Read