Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is set to bring his dark, moody aesthetic to the small screen with the upcoming crime thriller Too Old To Die Young. Refn will team with Amazon for the project, marking Refn’s first foray into American television.
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Patrick Stewart is going to join the voice cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie as Poop. The project is directed Tony Leondis who penned the script with Eric Siegel and Mike White.
Period biography The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry has been acquired by Maven Pictures with Rachel Weisz attached to star. The project reunites Maven and Weisz who previously worked together on The Whistleblower.
High-Rise‘s director and star, Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston, are on the hunt for a new project to work on together and circling Frank Miller’s comic Hard Boiled. The project is based out of studio Warner Bros.
Sony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly continues to round out its cast as they add Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, and Rob Brydon. The film puts a comedic spin on the classic sleuthing duo.
The upcoming superhero team-up series The Defenders has added another character from the canon of Netflix’s Marvel characters. Elodie Yung is set to return as Elektra, joining fellow small-screen heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling is teaming with her co-star on the show Ed Weeks for a new ABC comedy. The untitled single-camera series has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network.
Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has added Colin Firth to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. He joins previously cast Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Whishaw.
The Path star Aaron Paul has joined Olga Kurylenko for Android. Niall Johnson is set to direct with a script he co-wrote with Matt O’Reilly.
DC Comics series Krypton has added six series regular castmembers including Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, and Aaron Pierre. They join previously cast Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.
The film will mark Rachel Weisz’s first run as a producer. Element Films’ Ed Guiney will also produce alongside Frida Torresblanco of Braven Films and Film 4. Sebastian Lelio is set to direct the script adapted by him and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
The forthcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Crooked House has tapped Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks and X-Files star Gillian Anderson. The two will join Max Irons and Glenn Close for the big screen version of the whodunit.
Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton from David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler has found its female lead in English actress Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
Rob Reiner’s upcoming USA Network drama The Tap has set its lead cast, while the Starz miniseries The White Queen has added three new actors and a new director to its roster.
HBO’s critical and ratings darling Game of Thrones has added a familiar face to its penultimate season: actor Jim Broadbent. He has landed what’s being described as a “significant” role in the series, which could mean a variety of characters, especially in the world of Westeros.
Dean Devlin’s Bad Samaritan feature is set to star David Tennant, best known for his work on the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who. The thriller is slated to shoot later this year in Portland, OR.
The cast of the Jamie Dagg-directed thriller Sweet Virginia is starting to take shape with an impressive roster of actors including Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie Dewitt, and Odessa Young.
Whitney Cummings-starrer The Female Brain has added James Marsden, Lucy Punch, and Toby Kebbell. They join previously Sofia Vergara in the comedy based on the book by Louann Brizendine.
Known best for his role as the fair-haired and deceiving Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, Jason Isaacs has been tapped to join the cast of Hotel Mumbai at Thunder Road Pictures.
Sansa Stark is making her way from Westeros to a sleepy town in Florida. Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is set to star in the Eric England-directed indie Huntsville.
ABC actioner Mavel’s Agents Of SHIELD has staffed Jason O’Mara as the new director and long-running comic book character.
Known 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.
The Walking Dead actor Lennie James is in talks to join the untitled Blade Runner starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
U.K. based production company Working Title has optioned Tamara Mellon’s autobiography IN MY SHOES. The book recounts Mellon’s troubled childhood, her time working at Vogue, and her relationship with the Malaysian cobbler Jimmy Choo, as she took his work and turned it into one of the most famous shoe brands of all time.
After months of speculation, it has been made (somewhat) official that Colin Firth will be returning for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the Matthew Vaughn-directed follow up to the adaptation of the comic book The Secret Service created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.
The Lobster star Rachel Weisz has joined the upcoming English biopic, The Last Romantics, as the lead character, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.