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“X-Files” Star Annabeth Gish Joins Charles Manson Drama “Charlie Says”

GishExcerptGish joins cast members Matt Smith as the notorious cult leader, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young, and Chace Crawford in the upcoming film from American Psycho director Mary Hannon.

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Kathryn Newton to Return for Season 2 of “Big Little Lies” as HBO Series Adds Two New Cast Members

Kathryn NewtonRobin Weigert, Merrin Dungey and Sarah Sokolovic are also coming back, and they’ll be joined by Crystal Fox and Mo McRae. Andrea Arnold is directing the seven-episode second season.

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Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy Directing “Born a Crime” as Trevor Noah Signs Overall Deal with Viacom

liesltommytrevornoahOscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o will produce and play Noah’s mother in the film based on the South African comedian’s book.

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A child psychologist who suffers from agoraphobia holes up inside her New York home spying on her neighbors until she sees a horrible crime at a house across the way inhabited by a new family.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.18) – Jerry O’Connell to Play Sheldon’s Brother on “Big Bang Theory” and More…

jerry o'connellThe Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.18) – Justin Kirk to Recur on Jim Carrey Comedy “Kidding” and More…

justin kirkThe 100 alum Tati Gabrielle joins Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff, Frequency star Peyton List boards Fox’s Gone Baby series, and Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin signs on for a co-starring role opposite Jessica Alba in Bad Boys.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.18) – CBS Casts Leads in Five Pilots & More…

cagney and laceyJust days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.12.18) – Robin Tunney, Sarah Wright Olsen, & Nina Dobrev Nab Starring Pilot Roles & More…

robin tunneyAfter several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Angus Macfadyen Reprising “Braveheart” Character “Robert the Bruce” for New Historic Drama

MacFadyenRobertTheBruceCo-written by Macfadyen with Eric Belgau and directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain), the cast will include Jared Harris, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan and more.

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Michael K. Williams, Esai Morales Joining “Superfly” Remake

MichaelKWilliamsEsaiMoralesDirector X’s remake of the 1972 crime classic, starring Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell, has been set for release in just five months.

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FOXY: MY LIFE IN THREE ACTS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A testimony of Grier’s life, past and present-from her disappointments to her triumphs. Grier shares her experiences in film, to being an activist, to her romantic entanglements with stars of the 70’s.

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Up-And-Comer Andi Matichak Books Young Lead in New “Halloween” Movie (Exclusive)

Andi Matichak HalloweenDavid Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride, and Blumhouse is among the producers of the film, which will star Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

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Toby Huss, Cult Leader In “The Invitation,” Reteams With Karyn Kusama on “Destroyer”

Toby Huss DestroyerThe Los Angeles-set crime thriller stars Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell and Scoot McNairy.

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“Godless” Star Adam David Thompson Joins M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” (Exclusive)

ThompsonShyamalan2Besides the Netflix Western, the prolific actor has also appeared on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and WGN’s The Outsiders.

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First Look at Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington on “Dynasty” (Photo)

dynasty nicolette sheridan Nicollette Sheridan has joined the cast of The CW’s Dynasty reboot, playing the iconic character of Alexis, made famous on the original show by Joan Collins.

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Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks Sign Up for Chris Morris’ “Four Lions” Follow-Up

kendrickBrooksTNThe untitled project is the second feature from the British director of the 2010 BAFTA-winning dark comedy about bumbling terrorists.

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Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern to Star in Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Baumbach SplitNetflix is back in business with the writer-director of The Meyerowitz Stories, who has also cast Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) in his next film.

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Stephan James Lands Lead Role Opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon Series “Homecoming”

stephan james The half-hour drama based on a popular podcast is from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and received a two-season order from the streaming platform.

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“Gotham” Adds “Frequency” Alum Peyton List as New Poison Ivy

List becomes the third actress to play the iconic DC supervillain on the Fox drama, following Maggie Geha and Clare Foley.

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Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre & Barrett Doss Cast in “Grey’s Anatomy” Firehouse Spin-Off

greysanatomyspinoffTNThe four actors will be series regulars in the new 10-episode series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, starring “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Jason George and Jaina Lee Ortiz.

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Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor for “Terminator 6”

hamilton Linda Hamilton is returning to the Terminator franchise after saying “hasta la vista” 26 years ago.

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KILL CREEK (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) It was supposed to be a simple publicity stunt: four best-selling horror authors spending Halloween night in one of the country’s most legendary haunted houses. Each of these writers have devoted their lives to the macabre, yet nothing they have written can prepare them for what awaits them at Kill Creek.

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“Race” Star Stephan James in Talks for Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk”

StephenJamesTN Having starred in the Fox mini-series Shots Fired earlier this year, the talented actor would join Jenkins’ immediate follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight.

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Hulu Drama Series “Crash and Burn” Announces Cast

crashandburnThe series is based on the bestselling book by Michael Hassan, centers on Steven “Crash” who saved hundreds of lives when he stopped his classmate commiting a school shooting.

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Jon Bernthal, John Hawkes, Yelawolf Join Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Shia LaBeouf Peanut Butter FalconDakota Johnson co-stars as a kind nurse who helps LaBeouf get a young man with Down syndrome (newcomer Zachary Gottsagen) to a professional wresting school in rural North Carolina.

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“Nurse Jackie” Alum Merritt Wever Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Movie (Exclusive)

Merritt Wever MarwencolBased on the documentary Marwencol, the film’s female-driven ensemble includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger, Gwendoline Christie and Eiza Gonzalez.

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Netflix Developing “Tales of the City” with Laura Linney to Star

laura linney excerptArmistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is in the works for an episodic adaptation at Netflix with original castmembers Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis attached to star. The pair starred in miniseries adaptations based on the first three books in the series, with the first airing on 1993 on PBS, and 1998 and 2001 on Showtime.

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Dakota Johnson Joins Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” T-Bone Burnett to Produce Soundtrack

Dakota Johnson The Peanut Butter FalconNewcomer Zachary Gottsagen will co-star, as he lives with high-functioning Down syndrome and actually serves as the inspiration for the indie film.

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Zach McGowan Lands Starring Role in WWII Drama, Draws Controversy

zach mcgowan excerptThe 100 star Zach McGowan has signed on to headline and produce Ni’ihau with shooting set to begin later this month. Shortly after the announcement though, the project began criticism for McGowan’s casting as the real life Ben Kanahele, a Hawaiian island leader, with many citing the news as another example of “white-washing.”

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