Miles Fisher Joins ‘Man Seeking Woman'; Michael Liu In ‘Sin City Saints’
Miles Fisher (Final Destination) has booked a multi-episode recurring role opposite Jay Baruchel on FX comedy Man Seeking Woman, from Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. Described as a sweet and absurd look at the life-and-death stakes of dating, it centers on Josh Greenberg (Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. When his longtime girlfriend dumps him, Josh enters the dating scene, a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. Despite the agony, Josh… Read
Kristin Scott Thomas Crowned Queen For New West End Run Of ‘The Audience’
Helen Mirren won an Olivier Award in 2013 for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Stephen Daldry-directed West End drama The Audience. That production is moving to Broadway beginning on February 17, 2015. Back in London, Kristin Scott Thomas is stepping into the lead part in a new version of the Peter Morgan-scripted play. She'll hit the boards at the Apollo Theatre from April 21-July 25. Further casting for the West End run is yet to be announced; Daldry will return to… Read
Adam Rodriguez Joins ‘The Night Shift’ As Recurring
Adam Rodriguez (Magic Mike, CSI: Miami) has booked a major recurring role on NBC drama series The Night Shift. Rodriguez is set for a minimum of five episodes in Season 2, which begins production November 10 in Albuquerque, NM. Rodriguez will play Dr. Joey Chavez, the newly hired night call trauma surgeon at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. He is an Air Force vet that served in Iraq whose personal experiences have led him to investigate his cases with an Eastern medicine… Read
Tory Kittles Moves To ‘The Colony'; Kevin Rahm In ‘Bates Motel’
Tory Kittles (Bessie) has landed a series regular role on The Colony, the USA Network drama pilot from Carlton Cuse. Written and executive produced by Cuse and Ryan Condal, The Colony is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious "foreign" occupation. Kittles will play Broussard, a strong but kind man with a hidden past and a double life. Juan José Campanella will direct the pilot which is being co-produced by Legendary Television and UCP… Read
‘True Detective': Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin Eye Roles
HBO is putting finishing touches on the cast for the second season of True Detective ahead of the Friday table read. I have learned that Kelly Reilly (Black Box) is finalizing a deal for a regular role, while Michael Irby (Almost Human), Abigail Spencer (Suits) and Leven Rambin (Hunger Games) are either set or close to deals for recurring roles.
Reilly and Spencer had been on the short list of actresses invited to meet with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the… Read
Eva Longoria & Lily Collins Rev Up For Low Riders Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Eva Longoria and Lily Collins are in talks to star opposite Demian Bichir in the untitled Low Riders movie for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. Bichir was already tapped to play the lead in the pic, which takes place in the East LA world of lowrider cars and street tagging.
Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct the script, written by Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Score Big Raises
After lengthy negotiations, the lead cast of HBO's flagship drama Game Of Thrones have landed major salary increases. I hear mainstays Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will all be paid close to $300,000 an episode. I hear the quintet did not negotiate together, with the deals done one by one over the past couple of months, with Harington, Headey and Clarke closing their new contracts first, followed by Dinklage, with… Read
Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, More, Round Out ‘The Expanse’
Syfy and Alcon TV have finalized the cast for upcoming 10-episode space drama The Expanse. Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy), Cas Anvar (Olympus), and Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) have signed on as series regulars. Additionally, Jonathan Banks (Community, Breaking Bad), Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains), and Jay Hernandez (Nashville, Gang Related) will appear as guest stars in the thriller's first season, which has begun shooting in Toronto. They join previously… Read
Tyne Daly Back On Broadway In ‘It Shoulda Been You’
The Tony and Emmy winner will head the cast of It Shoulda Been You, a new musical slated for the spring that will also mark the Broadway directing debut of David Hyde Pierce. Set around an upcoming wedding uniting wildly different families, the show has book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi. Cast includes Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and Edward Hibbert.
Here's the release:
New York, NY (October 29, 2014)- Producers Daryl Roth… Read
‘CSI: Cyber’ Adds Hayley Kiyoko As Regular
Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) has been cast as a regular opposite Patricia Arquette, Bow Wow and James Van Der Beek in CBS' midseason drama series CSI: Cyber. Inspired by the work of real-life cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken, the CSI spinoff centers on Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette), who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world.
The 23-year-old… Read
Hailee Steinfeld Calculates ‘The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight’ For Dustin Lance Black
The Oscar-nominated True Grit actress will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight from writer-director-exec producer Dustin Lance Black (Milk). Based on last year's YA novel by Jennifer E. Smith, the film follows Hadley (Hailee Steinfeld) over a 24-hour period. What first looks like a rotten day as she waits in an airport for a flight to London for her father's second wedding brightens up when she meets a young British chap. Turns out they're seated… Read
Meagen Fay Joins ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter'; Max Gail In Comedy Central’s ‘Review’
Meagen Fay (Murder In The First) has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter. She will play the woman who runs the boarding house where Agent Carter (Atwell) lives in NYC. She's set for a minimum 4-episode arc. Fay can next be seen in a guest starring role on the final season of Mad Men. Her other TV credits include Murder In The First, The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory and Neighbors. On the feature side… Read