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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.17) – John Cho Lands Recurring Romantic Role on “Difficult People,” David Boreanaz to Star as Navy SEAL on CBS, and More…

John Cho ExcerptJohn Cho has landed a recurring — and romantic — role in Hulu’s Difficult People while David Boreanaz is trading in his fangs and badge to play a Navy SEAL.

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“Insecure” Star Issa Rae Joins Bill Hader in “Empress of Serenity”

Issa Rae Empress of SerenityJesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct the film, which stars Hader as a man whose elaborate plan to win back his ex-wife is upended when he’s guilted into a month long mega-cruise with his widowed father.

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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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Evan Rachel Wood Casts Jenny Slate, Alison Pill, Cynthia Erivo in Her Mysterious Directorial Debut (Updated)

Evan Rachel Wood Directorial DebutThe Westworld star has worked with A-list directors such as Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Robert Redford and George Clooney, so it’s safe to assume she gained vital knowledge about filmmaking from them and is well prepared to step behind the camera herself.

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“Los Hermanos” Comedy Series in the Works at Showtime

showtime excerptHayes Davenport has set up his edgy comedy Los Hermanos in development at Showtime. The project hails from Aaron Kapital’s Kapital Entertainment.

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“Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” Has the Town Talking and Joachim Ronning Attached to Direct for Disney Territory (EXCLUSIVE)

ronning-excerptA new spec on classic princesses has hit the market and it’s a take on princesses like you have never seen before. Written by Nir Paniry and appropriately titled Princesses, the movie is being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all the classic princesses.

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Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals

Amberville AnnapurnaAmberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

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Wyatt Russell, “Fences” Breakout Jovan Adepo to Star in Bad Robot’s D-Day Movie “Overlord”

Wyatt Russell Jovan Adepo OverlordSet on the eve of D-Day, Overlord follows a group of American paratroopers who are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.17.17) – Steve Guttenberg Boards “Ballers”, Rachel Griffiths Reunites with ABC, Bobby Lee Teams Up with Jane Lynch, and More…

steve guttenberg excerptPolice Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.

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“Transformers” Producer Ian Bryce to Tackle War Drama “That Others May Live” for Paramount

Ian Bryce That Others May LiveThe story is based on the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant August O’Niell, who was injured in the line of duty while fighting in Afghanistan in 2011, but was so eager to return to service that he opted to amputate his left leg above the knee in order to improve his chances of recovery.

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Kate McKinnon Will Graduate From Scene-Stealer to Leading Lady with Action Comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Kate McKinnon Mila KunisMila Kunis is in talks to co-star in the Lionsgate movie, which Susanna Fogel will direct from a script she’s co-writing with David Iserson.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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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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Tom Hardy to Play Navy SEAL in “War Party” as Netflix Wins Bidding War

Tom Hardy War Party NetflixRidley Scott will produce under his Scott Free banner. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be based on a true story about real Navy SEALs, since life rights were rumored to be part of the deal.

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War Party (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline under wraps, but follows a team of real-life Navy SEALS.

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War Party (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStoryline under wraps, but follows a team of real-life Navy SEALS.

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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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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Music-Driven Comedy “Dumplin’,” Which Is No Longer at Disney

Jennifer Aniston DumplinAnne Fletcher will direct the film, which follows a plus-sized teen who decides to enter a local beauty pageant as a form of protest, but winds up inspiring a rag-tag group of contestants to join her.

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Paramount Acquires Ian Shorr Spec “Infinite”

Paramount ExcerptIn a quick turnaround, Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec Infinite from writer Ian Shorr, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The script only hit the market recently.

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INFINITE (Shorr) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe hallucinations of a schizophrenic are revealed to be memories from past lives where he obtained talents that he still has to this day.

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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 (03.14.17) – 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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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in and Produce “How to Stop Time” Adaptation with StudioCanal

Benedict Cumberbatch ExcerptSherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has determined his next film project: an adaptation of the upcoming book How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, to be published by Canongate Books in July. His production banner SunnyMarch is teaming with StudioCanal for the project.

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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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“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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Infinite (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline kept under wraps.

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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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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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Launch Pad Alum Sarah Acosta Signs with UTA (Exclusive)

Sarahacostapic cropLaunch Pad alum Sarah Acosta has signed with Amanda Burnett and Josh Hornstock at UTA. Acosta’s script Eclipsed landed her in the Top 5% of the 2015 Pilots Competition.

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