Category Archives: Casting

Britney Spears Biopic in the Works at Lifetime

Britney Spears ExcerptDays before the release of her new album, Lifetime has announced they are developing a movie about the life of pop star Britney Spears, simply titled Britney. In the film, set to be produced by Asylum Entertainment, actor Natasha Bassett will portray the singer.

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“Underground” Books Aisha Hinds to Play Harriet Tubman

aisha hinds excerptAll the Way actor Aisha Hinds has landed the role of Harriet Tubman in season two of WGN America’s Underground. Production on the new season begins this month in Atlanta, with plans for an early 2017 premiere.

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Ray Romano & Chris O’Down Team Up For “Get Shorty” Series

505154748Epix’s scripted series Get Shorty has tapped Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd to star. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman, and novel by Elmore Leonard.

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Joseph Fiennes Lands Lead Role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” from Hulu

Joseph Fiennes ExcerptSamira Wiley and Elisabeth Moss are going to be joined by English actor Joseph Fiennes in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. The online streaming service has picked up the drama from creator-writer Bruce Miller for 10 episodes.

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USA Developing Con Artist Series with John Cho Attached to Star

John Cho ExcerptStar Trek actor John Cho is coming back to earth to star in a brand new series from USA Network. Connoisseur is an hourlong drama from Gary Lundy, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, and Cho, which explores the world of con artists.

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Geoffrey Rush to Star as Einstein in Nat Geo Series “Genius”

Geoffrey-Rush-2015-Aactas-009Upcoming anthology series Genius from National Geographic has tapped Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush to portray Albert Einstein. The series hails from Fox 21 TV Studios and Imagine Television.

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Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Land Starring Roles on Showtime Series

gettyimages-161492484-copyLess than a week after it was announced that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam would not return to Saturday Night Live, the pair are now set to each star in a series on Showtime.

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Jennifer Lopez To Headline Drug Lord Film From HBO

Jennifer-Lopez-561766The life of drug lord Griselda Blanco is getting the cinematic treatment with HBO developing a film on the true story and Jennifer Lopez attached to star as Blanco.

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Rachel Brosnahan Lands Lead In Amy Sherman-Palladino Pilot “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Rachel+Brosnahan+_ITDvS0y0ERmHouse Of Cards and Manhattan actress Rachel Brosnahan has won the titular role in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Marvel.

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“The Mindy Project” Adds Two New Recurring Roles For Season 5

Bryan Greenberg Rebecca Rittenhouse ExcerptHulu’s The Mindy Project has added two new recurring cast members for Season 5, set to premiere on the streaming service on Tuesday, October 4.

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Jay & Mark Duplass Return To HBO With Comedy Anthology Series

mark-and-jay-duplassHBO has given a greenlight to comedy anthology series ROOM 104 from Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The project reunites the brothers with the pay cabler after having previously setting up Animals and Togetherness there.

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ABC Greenlights “Ten Days In The Valley” As Kyra Sedgwick Replaces Demi Moore

kyra-sedgwick-at-brooklyn-premiere-at-2015-new-york-film-festival-10-07-2015_2The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick will headline the newly greenlit series Ten Days In The Valley for ABC. She takes the role Demi Moore was previously attached to.

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“Agents Of SHIELD” Books Jason O’Mara As New Director

Jason-OMaras-Complications-canceled-after-one-seasonABC actioner Mavel’s Agents Of SHIELD has staffed Jason O’Mara as the new director and long-running comic book character.

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Liza Snyder To Star Opposite Matt LeBlanc In “Man With A Plan”

79426562Fall sitcom Man With A Plan has filled the void left by Jenna Fischer by tapping Liza Snyder for the role. She will star in the multi-camera sitcom opposite Matt LeBlanc.

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“Shameless” Adds 4 New Cast Members For Upcoming Seventh Season

Shameless ExcerptThe popular Showtime series Shameless about the dysfunctional Gallagher family has just added four new cast members: Alicia Coppola, Arden Myrin, Pasha Lychnikoff, and Ruby Modine. They have all joined the series as recurring characters. Plus: The network has revealed what to expect from the upcoming seventh season, beginning a month after the last season’s finale.

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Vice President Joe Biden Returns To NBC For Guest Starring Role On “Law & Order: SVU”

BOCA RATON, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Century Village Clubhouse on September 28, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. Biden continues to campaign across the country before the general election. Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Vice President Joe Biden is set to guest star as himself in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the upcoming 18th season.

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Orlando Bloom Joins HBO Mockumentary “Tour De Pharmacy” With Andy Samberg

Orlando Bloom ExcerptKnown for his role is fantasy-adventure franchises, actor Orlando Bloom has joined HBO’s upcoming mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy. The film, co-created by Andy Samberg and Murray Miller, will focus on professional cycling and its long, complicated history with athletes and drug use.

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Adrianne Palicki Signs Up To Co-Star Opposite Seth MacFarlane On New Fox Series

Adrianne Palicki ExcerptAdrianne Palicki has been cast opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new hourlong comedy-drama for Fox. Scott Grimes, who has collaborated with MacFarlane on various projects (Family Guy and American Dad), will also appear in the series.

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Katey Sagal & Jack McBrayer Join “The Big Bang Theory” For Season 10

Katey_Sagal_GGAfter nine seasons we’re finally meeting Penny’s family on The Big Bang Theory, with Katey Sagal and Jack McBrayer tapped to play Penny’s mother and brother. They will appear in the first episode of the upcoming season.

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Floriana Lima Joins “Supergirl” As Maggie Sawyer

Floriana+Lima+Uoh0NtocLYemA slew of actors are moving to National City for season two of The CW’s Supergirl. The latest addition is Det. Maggie Sawyer, played by Floriana Lima, who takes a special interest in cases involving aliens.

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“Harry Potter” Alum Tom Felton Joins “The Flash” Season 3 As Series Regular

tom felton 2 excerptHarry Potter alum Tom Felton has joined The Flash as a series regular. Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.

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Tyler Ritter Books Recurring Role On “Arrow”

shutterstock_198999731-e1428960863390The CW has booked Tyler Ritter for a recurring role on the upcoming season of Arrow. He will play Detective Malone, a new addition to the Star City Police Department.

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James Van Der Beek Joins Sky 1 Comedy “Carters Get Rich”

james-van-der-beek-csi-cyberDawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek has been tapped to star in Carters Get Rich. The six-part comedy series hails from Roughcut TV and Sky 1.

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WGN America Taps Matthew Goode To Star In Sci-Fi Series “Roadside Picnic”

matthew-goode-460x306The Imitation Game star Matthew Goode has been tapped to star in WGN America’s Roadside Picnic. The series is based on the famous novel by popular science fiction writers Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky.

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“The Good Wife” Star Archie Panjabi To Recur On “Blindspot” Season 2

Archie-PanjabiArchie Panjabi is moving to NBC for a little while with a major recurring role on their sophomore drama Blindspot. She will play the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe case.

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Heather Locklear To Guest Star On Tyler Perry Series “Too Close To Home”

450x704x04272902-450x704.jpg.pagespeed.ic.L7nkIHP4QTTLC’s first script series Too Close To Home has set its cast and tapped Heather Locklear for a guest starring role. The drama is written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry.

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Regina King Back For “American Crime” Season 3

regina_kingABC’s critically acclaimed American Crime has signed up Regina King for season three. The actress was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the first season and is in contention again this year for season two.

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“NCIS” Books Wilmer Valderrama For Series Regular Role

ix9sspj3ouc8cqkwuvykWilmer Valderrama is joining NCIS in as a series regular for season 14 in a move to help fill the void left by the exit of Michael Weatherly.

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“Supergirl” Taps Tyler Hoechlin For Superman In Season 2

1DiIxpbbTyler Hoechlin is set to fly as Superman/Clark Kent in a recurring role during season two of Supergirl. The character communicated with Kara Danvers throughout the first season and even briefly flew to National City.

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Christina Ochoa To Star in Syfy Drama “Blood Drive”

christina-ochoa-outlander-comic-con-2014-premiere_1Grindhouse-inspired series Blood Drive has tapped Christina Ochoa to star. The series has a 13 episode straight-to-series order from Syfy.

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