Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim 2 has added Karan Brar to the cast, joining John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny and Adria Arjona. The Steven S. DeKnigh-directed sequel will be released by Universal on February, 23 2018. Based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham, the actioner will be produced by Del Toro along with Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Boyega and Femi Oguns. Cale Boyter will serve as executive producer. Brar currently stars in the Disney Channel original series Bunk’d and was in The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid film franchise. He is with Paradigm, Perlman Management Group, Wihelmina Creative Management and Stone, Genow.
Straight Outta Compton‘s Neil Brown Jr. has joined topliners Marlon Waynes and Regina Hall in Netflix’s Naked, a remake of the Swedish film Naken. Michael Tiddes is directing the pic from a script by Cory Koller, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. Production is said to start this month on the film, which will debut on the streaming site in 2017. The romantic comedy centers around Rob Anderson. When his wedding day comes along and it’s clear he’s still got a few personal issues to deal with, he winds up repeating the same miserable few hours over and over again. Brown will play Officer McBride, a wry-humored Charleston cop. Up next, he can be seen in HBO’s new comedy Insecure and in the Netflix film Sandcastle. Brown is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and David Dean Management.