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TV Casting Round-Up (03.21.17) – Ashley Judd Boards “Berlin Station”, Carey Mulligan to Topline “Collateral”, Amy Brenneman Reunites with CBS, and More…

ashley juddAshley Judd is set to join Epix’s spy drama Berlin Station for season two and Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan will headline the four-part miniseries Collateral for the BBC.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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Universal to Explore Obama’s White House Through Stenographer’s Eyes in “From the Corner of the Oval”

Obama White House From the Corner of the OvalWritten by Beck Dorey-Stein, the book follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.17) – Jim Caviezel Reunites with CBS, Jane Lynch to Topline NBC Comedy, “Scrubs” Star Boards “Spaced Out”, and More…

jim caviezelSteven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.

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Patricia Clarkson to Play Amy Adams’ Mother on HBO’s “Sharp Objects”

Patricia Clarkson Sharp ObjectsJean-Marc Vallée will direct all eight episodes and co-edit the drama series, while Marti Noxon serves as showrunner and is writing all of the episodes with author Gillian Flynn.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson to Star in Macon Blair’s Dark Comedy “The Shitheads”

Tracy Morgan ShitheadsDanny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier are among the executive producers of Imperative Entertainment’s road movie.

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Anna Faris to Star in “Overboard” Remake That Comes With a Gender-Flipped Twist

Anna Faris OverboardThe Mom actress joins Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez in the remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn comedy.

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The Underwater Welder (In Development)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMOn an oil rig, and underwater welder has a supernatural encounter that alters his life.

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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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“Game of Thrones” Star Alexander Siddig to Play Supervillain Ra’s Al Ghul on “Gotham”

siddig-excerptGame of Thrones star Alexander Siddig is entering the world of Gotham as one of the Dark Knight’s biggest foes. He is set to play the supervillain Ra’s al Ghul in the forthcoming third season of the Fox series.

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John Hillcoat to Direct Episode of “Black Mirror” for Netflix (Exclusive)

John Hillcoat Black MirrorBirdman actress Andrea Riseborough is being eyed to star in the fourth season episode, which is rumored to be titled “Crocodile.”

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TV Casting Round-Up: Alex Meraz Snags Lead Role in “Scalped”

alex meraz excerptSuicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parks and Rec” Alum Retta Joins Mae Whitman for “Good Girls”

retta excerptRyan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls

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“Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali Moving From Drug Dealer to Drug Drama “Triple Frontier”

Mahershala Ali Triple Frontier Director J.C. Chandor and writer-producer Mark Boal have recruited the Oscar-nominated actor for Paramount’s crime thriller.

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Amazon Orders “Electric Dreams” from Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Cranston

bryan cranston excerptStreaming site Amazon has given a 10-episode order to the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston. Sony Pictures is the studio.

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“Spotlight” Scribe to Adapt “The Fox Hunt” at Fox 2000 with Marc Platt Producing

Marc Platt ExcerptLast year’s Best Picture winner is teaming with this year’s Best Picture frontrunner. Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the unpublished non-fiction book The Fox Hunt, with La La Land‘s Marc Platt producing and Spotlight writer Josh Singer set to adapt the story.

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The Fox Hunt (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter the life of a Muslim peace activist in Yemen is in danger, four American activists set up a rescue mission through social media in order to save him.

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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STXfilms to Chase “Gone Girl” Crowd With Thriller Spec “The New Neighbors”

Leslye Headland New NeighborEveryone has skeletons in their closet, even (especially?) rich people! To that end, STX Films has optioned the spec script The New Neighbors and attached Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) to direct the psychological thriller.

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Teen Spirit (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA shy teenager living in a small town in Eastern Europe enters an international singing competition.

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Joe Ballarini’s Berlin Wall Spec “Skyward” Into Studios with Producers (Exclusive)

Skyward Joe BallariniUpdate: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.

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Callie Khouri, T Bone Burnett, & Juan Carlos Coto Team Up for Music Series “Deep City”

callie khouriTandem Productions of Studiocanal has put into development Deep City from scribe Juan Carlos Coto. The project is a described as a music-driven ensemble drama.

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Crook County (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA whistleblower’s harrowing journey into an undercover FBI operation in 1980’s Cook County, Illinois, sending him toe-to-toe with corrupt judges, hustling defense attorneys, and Chicago mobsters; and ultimately resulting in the largest number of convictions of government officials in the history of the United States.

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“American Gods” Director David Slade Helming Western “Surrounded” for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

David Slade ExcerptDirector David Slade, who has found a home for himself on the small screen, is taking on his next feature with the western Surrounded. The film comes from a spec written by Andrew Pagana and Justin Thomas back in 2012.

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Patrick Wilson Joins “Aquaman” Cast as Hero’s Villainous Half-Brother

Patrick Wilson ExcerptFargo star Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of the upcoming Aquaman blockbuster to co-star alongside leading man Jason Momoa. According to reports, Wilson will play the evil Orm Marius aka Ocean Master in the James Wan-directed flick.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe biopic follows John Callahan, who became paralyzed following a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. The artist’s work raised eyebrows for its depiction of taboo topics, leading to numerous boycotts in his hometown of Portland.

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Paul Dano in Talks to Star in Thriller “The Englishman”

paul-dano-excerptWorking Title is looking to tap Paul Dano as the star of its forthcoming hitman thriller The Englishman from director Edward Berger. Luke Garrett wrote the script set in the shadowy underworld of the Stasi, East Germany’s infamous Ministry for State Security.

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Laurence Fishburne & Grace Gummer in Talks to Join Daniel Radcliffe in “Beast of Burden”

fishnurne-gummer-excerptActors Laurence Fishburne and Grace Gummer are looking to join Daniel Radcliffe in the forthcoming action-thriller Beast of Burden directed by Jesper Ganslandt. The project will mark the Swedish filmmaker’s English-language debut.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJunior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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