Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

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Alicia Vikander Circling “Freakshift” from Ben Wheatley

alicia vikander excerptOscar-winner Alicia Vikander is in talks to star in Ben Wheatley’s next project, Freakshift. The film is looking to start production this August and Vikander will wrap Tomb Raider earlier in the summer.

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“Fleabag” Producers Receive Order from ITV for “The Widow”

williams brothersThe Missing scribes Harry and Jack Williams have netted a series order for the eight-part drama The Widow from ITV. The project hails from the duo’s production banner Two Brothers, which previously produced hit comedy Fleabag.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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Gaumont Developing “The Star Shards Chronicles” as Animated Series

star shards chronicles excerptEpic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles has been picked up by Gaumont for a high-concept animated series adaptation. The books were penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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Comedy Central Orders Pilot from “SNL” Head Writers Chris Kelly & Sarah Schneider

schneider kelly excerptSaturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider have received a pilot order from Comedy Central for their untitled sibling comedy. Kelly will direct the pilot and the pair will executive produce with Lorne Michael and Andrew Singer.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.17) – “Game of Thrones” Books Ed Sheeran, “The Crossing” Rounds Out Its Cast, “Mission Control” Lands “Grimm” Star, and More…

david gunioli grimmBook-to-television adaptations were busy making big casting announcements today, with Game of Thrones, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and The Alienist all adding to their line-ups.

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Oscar-Winner Damien Chazelle Sells Hit List Script “The Claim”

damien chazelle excerptLa La Land writer-director Damien Chazelle has optioned the movie rights to his mystery thriller The Claim to Oceanside Media. Oceanside’s Scott Clayton will produce with Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levin and Motion Picture Capital’s Leon Clarance.

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Relive Your Favorite Walter White Moments with “Breaking Bad – The Movie” (Things We Love)

breaking-bad-the-movieThough it ended back in 2013, Breaking Bad remains one of the most popular and critically acclaimed television shows, held up as a barometer for other hour-longs to compare themselves to. Now, two fans are proving what makes the series so good, yet again, with Breaking Bad – The Movie.

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“Ray Donovan” Nabs Susan Sarandon for Recurring Role

susan sarandanFeud star and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has boarded Ray Donovan in a recurring role for season five. Her character is Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio.

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Warner Bros. Gives a Glimpse of Diana’s Past in the Origin Trailer (Video)

wonder womanThe future is female and the future is justice in DC’s Wonder Woman origin trailer, where we get a look at Diana’s life on Themyscira.

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TV Casting Round (03.10.17) – Steve Zahn to Headling “The Crossing”, “Perfect Citizen” Nabs Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Bilson Boards “Nashville”, and More…

rachel bilson excerptO.C. and Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson is headed to Nashville alongside Empire actor Kaitlin Doubleday, meanwhile Kristin Chenoweth and Steve Zahn are set to topline network pilots.

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Charlize Theron Packs a Punch in the “Atomic Blonde” Restricted Trailer (Video)

atomic blondeCharlize Therone stars as an undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.10.17) – Sean Astin to Play Theodore Roosevelt, Josh Radnor Joins Drama High, “Preacher” Lines Up Season Two Cast, & More…

sean astinTNT’s The Alienist has tapped Sean Astin to play Theodore Roosevelt, meanwhile How I Met Your Motheralum Josh Radnor is set to lead NBC’s Drama High cast.

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Sci-Fi Novel “Afterlife” Prepares for Town Rollout as Rights Hit Market

amazonAuthor Marcus Sakey is hoping to make a big splash this weekend with as his upcoming novel Afterlife prepares to hit the market. His previous novel Brilliance was sold to Legendary for $1.25 million and attached Will Smith to star and Joe Roth to produce.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Stranger Things” Star Shannon Purser Joins NBC Pilot

shannon purserStranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser is set to join Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the NBC pilot Drama High, meanwhile It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is teaming up with comedian Patton Oswalt for Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled comedy.

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Ovation TV Adapting “Hot Art” Drama with Storyscape

hot art excerptJournalist Joshua Knelman’s book Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art has landed at Ovation TV where it will be adapted into a scripted drama. Storyscape Entertainment is producing.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Jessica Jones”, “The Good Wife”, & “O.C.” Alums Score Pilot Roles

erin moriarty excerptJessica Jones actor Erin Moriarty has landed a spot in an untitled thriller on Fox opposite Archie Panjabi and Rita Wilson, while Jane the Virgin‘s Sofia Pernas is joining NBC’s military drama For God and Country.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Marvel’s Inhumans” Fills Out the Royal Family

inhumansMarvel’s Inhumans has added five new castmembers including one mysterious role, and Rosie Perez is set to headline NBC’s Drama High.

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TV Casting Round-Up: CBS Casts Leads in “Big Bang Theory” Prequel

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBig Bang Theory prequel has found its leads to take on the roles of Sheldon Cooper and his mother, while Alice Eve has landed a the title role in CBS’s Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.

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Marvel Taps Amy Acker to Topline Fox Pilot

amy acker excerptAgents of SHIELD alum Amy Acker is swapping one Marvel series for another as she boards Fox’s untitled X-Men pilot in the female lead role. Acker joins the project with Emma Dumont and Percy Hynes White.

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Disney Highlights Javier Bardem Over Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean” Trailer

pirates excerptPirates of the Caribbean delivers its full trailer bringing in big set pieces, lots of CGI, Javier Bardem in another villainous role, and replacements for the Will and Elizabeth characters from the original. But can all the work put into reviving this franchise win over audiences?

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TV Casting Round-Up: Casey Wilson to Headline “The Sackett Sisters” for NBC

casey wilson excerptHappy Endings alum Casey Wilson has landed at NBC to star opposite Busy Philipps in Tina Fey’s single camera comedy The Sackett Sisters. Several networks have been fighting to land Wilson the past few weeks before she settled on Fey’s sitcom today.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jenna Fischer to Topline ABC Comedy

jenna fischer excerptThe Office star Jenna Fischer is set to headline an ABC comedy pilot and a Syfy star is moving to Fox for Bryan Singer’s Marvel pilot.

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“Feud” Season 2 Targets Royal Couple Charles and Diana

charles and diana 2Ahead of its series premiere, FX has ordered season two of Feud from creator Ryan Murphy and have announced Prince Charles and Princess Diana as the anthology’s next focus. Season one debuts next week starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star & Produce “Melrose” on Showtime

benedict cumberbatch excerptBenedict Cumberbatch is teaming up with Showtime on Melrose, a five-part limited series based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Cumberbatch will star and executive produce, while David Nicholls is adapting the series.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Stephen Moyer to Headline Fox Marvel Pilot

stephen moyer 2True Blood alum Stephen Moyer is set to star in Fox’s Marvel pilot, and Diana Rigg is joining PBS’s Victoria to play a confidante of the infamous queen.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Rain Valdez Joins “Lopez” Season Two in Major Arc

rain valdez 2George Lopez has politics on the mind heading into season two of his TV Land series Lopez, as Rain Valdez joins the show for an arc centering on transgender issues and when her character arrives in the series and butts heads with Lopez.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lea Michele Departing “Scream Queens” for ABC Comedy

lea michele excerptLea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.

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Damon Wayans Jr. to Headline AI Comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

damon wayans jr 2FX has tapped Damon Wayans Jr. to star in the FX comedy Singularity, executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey banner. The pilot was picked up by FX after a bidding war from multiple networks.

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Lauren Graham Returning to Broadcast with “Linda From HR” Pilot

lauren graham excerptGilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is moving back to network television to headline Fox’s half-hour comedy Linda from HR. The pilot was picked up after Graham’s boarding the project, lifting the casting contingency.

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