‘Orange Is The New Black’s Jackie Cruz Joins Lucy Hale In ‘A Nice Girl Like You’
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Cruz, best known for Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, will join Lucy Hale when filming for the romantic comedy A Nice Girl Like You commences next month in New Jersey. Siblings Chris & Nick Riedell are directing the film based on a screenplay by Andrea Marcellus.
Based on a true story by Ayn Carillo-Gailey, the pic follows Lucy Neal (Hale), an adorable, follow-the-rules, somewhat repressed, well-educated violinist who is thrown for a loop when she is… Read
‘Murphy Brown’: Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric & Peter Gallagher To Guest Star In CBS Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Some hefty star power is coming to Murphy Brown. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!; Beaches; First Wives Club), Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan, Jane The Virgin, Law & Order SVU), Emmy and Tony winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Librarians) Emmy-winning news anchor Katie Couric (CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today show) and SAG winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are all set to… Read
Judi Dench Set To Pounce On ‘Cats’
EXCLUSIVE: Judi Dench, the seven-time Oscar nominee and winner for Shakespeare In Love, is set to play Deuteronomy in Tom Hooper’s Universal-Working Title adaptation of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.
Interesting fact: Dench was originally set to play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, but she snapped her Achilles’ tendon shortly before previews began and had to withdraw from the show.
In the original, the Jellicle’s leader Old Deuteronomy… Read
‘The Terror’: Derek Mio To Star In AMC Anthology Series
EXCLUSIVE: Derek Mio has been cast as the lead in Season 2 of AMC's anthology series The Terror.
Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first episode. The next iteration will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home… Read
‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic
EXCLUSIVE: Season 5 of Steven Knight’s period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that’s led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.
Also new to the series are Neil Maskell (Happy New Year, In Darkne… Read
‘Designated Survivor’: Anthony Edwards & Julie White Cast In Season 3 On Netflix
Anthony Edwards and Julie White (Transformers) have been cast in major recurring roles opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the upcoming third season of Designated Survivor at its new network, Netflix. This marks a reunion for ER alum Edwards and new Designated Survivor showrunner Neal Baer who also served as showrunner on the long-running NBC medical drama.
In season 3 of Designated Survivor, produced by eOne, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… Read
Adam Brody & Mark O’Brien Join ‘Ready Or Not’ Thriller At Fox Searchlight
Adam Brody (The O.C., upcoming Shazam!), Mark O'Brien (Halt and Catch Fire, upcoming The Front Runner), and Henry Czerny (Sharp Object) have come aboard Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not thriller, which is being directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin from the Radio Silence team. Samara Weaving and Andie MacDowell were previously announced to star in the film, which is currently in production.
The plot, which was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, centers on… Read
‘Daredevil’: Peter Halpin Joins Netflix Show As Foggy Nelson’s Brother
Daredevil has added Peter Halpin as Theo Nelson, the affable, younger brother of attorney Foggy Nelson. The Netflix series returns with Season 3 this Friday.
The character of Theo Nelson is as genial as his older sibling but less career-driven than Matthew Murdock’s law partner — the younger Nelson has worked his whole life with at his parents’ local business, the Hell’s Kitchen Butcher Shop in the gritty namesake New York neighborhood
The Theo Nelson character is a new… Read
‘Search Party’: Louie Anderson Joins Season 3 Of TBS Comedy As Recurring
Three-time Emmy winner Louie Anderson (Baskets) is joining Season 3 of TBS’ dark comedy Search Party in a key recurring role.
Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter, season three of Search Party centers around four self-absorbed 20-somethings whose friendship corrodes under the pressure of covering up a semi-accidental murder. Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner) cancel their brunch plans… Read
Liev Schreiber & Alex Wolff To Star In ‘Human Capital’ Movie; Marc Meyers To Direct Oren Moverman Script
EXCLUSIVE: Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff have been set to star in Human Capital, an adaptation of Stephen Amidon's 2005 novel about families who collide as they chase the American Dream. Paolo Virzì adapted the book into a 2013 Italian-language film. For this incarnation, Oren Moverman (The Messenger) penned the screenplay, and My Friend Dahmer helmer Marc Meyers is aboard to direct. We hear a November production start is in the works.
Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray's Ma… Read
Christian Camargo & Hera Hilmar Join Apple Series ‘See’ From Steven Knight & Francis Lawrence
EXCLUSIVE: Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful) and Hera Hilmar (DaVinci’s Demons) have been cast as series regulars opposite Jason Momoa in Apple's original drama series See, from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.
Written by Knight and directed by Lawrence, See is described as an epic… Read
‘Constance’: Kevin Dunn To Star In TNT Drama Pilot From Team Downey
Veep’s Kevin Dunn is set to co-star opposite Elisabeth Shue in TNT drama pilot Constance, from Team Downey, Sonar Entertainment and Studio T.
Written by KC Perry and directed by Jesse Peretz, Constance is a fun, darkly humorous, veneer-stripping story about one woman's refusal to fade into obsolescence. It follows former beauty queen turned small town bureaucrat, Constance Young (Shue), whose life is thrown into turmoil after her husband's mysterious death. Realizing she… Read