Police 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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Eva 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.
Book-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.
According to reports, Warner Bros. is currently eyeing Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn to helm the untitled Man of Steel sequel, taking over the directing reigns Zack Snyder.
Jessica 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.
Jon 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
Happy 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.
True 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.
The Godzilla sequel must be pretty special for Chandler to do another monster movie following Super 8 and King Kong.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman star Teri Hatcher has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on The CW’s Supergirl. While Hatcher will play a major villain in the back half of season two, further details on the role are being kept under wraps.
After scoring eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday for Arrival, producer Shawn Levy is looking to stay in the realm of science-fiction. Along with his 21 Laps banner, Levy will produce an untitled sci-fi pitch, which has been acquired by Fox 2000. James Ponsoldt will direct based on a script by Daniel Casey.
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.
Australian director Julius Avery has found his newest project in The King of LA, a crime drama based on an original spec from writer Chris Bremner. The project was recently picked up by Ridley Scott and his production banner Scott Free.
Expendabelles scribe Allison Kiessling and Jamie Tarses have sold an untitled single-camera comedy to ABC. This is the second project for Kiessling at ABC, who set up The Mighty Camilla two seasons ago.
The forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Randall Sullivan’s book Labyrinth has tapped Forest Whitaker to star. The Oscar-winning actor will join Johnny Depp in the Brad Furman-directed drama about the investigation into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
Emmy award-winning actor Rami Malek is ready to “rock you.” The Mr. Robot actor has been tapped to play the legendary rock star Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody directed by Bryan Singer.
Logline: Based on the true story of America’s first female detective, the story delves deep into the mystery of Warne’s parents’ brutal murder only to uncover a widespread and nefarious conspiracy that infiltrates all corners of Civil War-era society — a secret organization that will stop at nothing to achieve its ultimate goal: the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln.
The all-star cast of the Ava DuVernay-directed A Wrinkle in Time continues to grow with Zach Galifianakis. The comedian/actor is in talks to join the adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle novel.
The 1980s action classic Rambo is the latest piece of cinematic nostalgia to get a reboot. Nu Image/Millennium Films is working on bringing the one-man army back to the big screen with the title Rambo: New Blood. However, Sylvester Stallone, who originated the role in 1982, isn’t expected to return to the titular role.
Sons of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam and Spectre star Lea Seydoux are set to topline the romance Zoe from Equals director Drake Doremus.
Life in Pieces executive producer Jason Winer’s hourlong legal dramedy Token White Male has landed at Fox, while CBS is developing a CBS spy drama from the team behind Scorpion.
Veep actor Timothy Simons is ready to go on some awkward dates at Freeform while ABC is developing a single-camera comedy from Christina Lee, who wrote and produced Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp for Netflix.
An upcoming eight-episode family comedy series from Netflix has added Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, and Michael Rapaport to its cast. Atypical from The Goldbergs executive producer Robia Rashid follows a family with an autistic son.
Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin may have found his lead for his upcoming biopic Janis. Currently in talks to take on the iconic role of Janis Joplin is Michelle Williams.