Starz renews Ash vs Evil Dead for Season 3 while Comedy Central gives @Midnight with Chris Hardwick a 40-week pickup, taking it through 2017.
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Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has officially joined the all-star cast of Marvel’s Black Panther. Whitaker is set to join Chadwick Boseman, who stars as the titular superhero, in a role that has been kept under wraps.
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.
Late night host Seth Meyers is stepping away from the desk and behind the camera to work on two new scripted comedies at NBC, the network he has been with since the beginning.
The popular ’80s action series Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck is making a comeback complete with Hawaiian shirts and probably less mustache. ABC has picked up Magnum from Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and John Rogers. The new series will serve as a female-driven sequel to the classic series, following Magnum’s daughter Lily.
Amazon has ordered Toy Wars to pilot, a limited drama series from Frozen star Josh Gad and Josh Schwartz based on G Wayne Miller’s 1998 non-fiction Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies that Make Them.
NBC has purchased a script for First Responders, a procedural drama from executive producer Vin Diesel. Diesel will produce the hourlong series through his One Race Television banner which has a first-look deal with Universal Television.
The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes is set to direct Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Home Invasion for Paramount Pictures. The script comes from Aaron Guzikowski.
From the minds of Pumpkin directors Adam Larson Broder and Tony R. Abrams comes a brand new feature film, Spivak, which has found its first two cast members in actors Rob Kazinsky and Maggie Lawson. The film is in production at BN Films and Super Crispy Entertainment, with Broder and Abrams set to both write and direct.
Academy Award-winning actor Anna Paquin has been tapped to star opposite Sarah Gadon and Zachary Levi in Alias Grace, a Netflix and CBC miniseries inspired by the true story of murderer Grace Marks based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.
The rumor mill is buzzing with casting reports for two favorite characters from the Marvel comics in Deadpool. If all of the reports are true, we might be seeing Kyle Chandler step into the role of the time-travelling, cyber-armed, telekinetic soldier Cable, while Mackenzie Davis is being considered for the role of badass gunslinging mutant Domino.
The sequel to World War Z has hit many speed bumps as of late. Most recently, J.A. Bayona, who was signed on to helm the follow-up, stepped down and decided to direct the Jurassic World sequel instead. Now, star Brad Pitt is attempting to bring his zombie apocalypse movie back to life with Gone Girl director David Fincher.
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords is re-teaming with Muppets director James Bobin for a fantasy film at Warner Bros. Pictures titled Moonland.
The Amy Adams dramedy An Object of Beauty has tapped screenwriter Mike Goldbach to adapt Steve Martin’s 2010 book. Goldbach inherits the writing duties from scribe Ned Benson, who penned the first draft of the adaptation.
The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to grow — and it’s pulling talent from the most unexpected places. The latest to join the cast are comedian Martha Kelly from FX’s Baskets and UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley
The Parks and Recreation alum and Captain America: Civil War star will enter the world of social media obsession in Mike Spicer’s dark comedy Ingrid Goes West.
Three more actors have RSVP’d for the upcoming indie Beatriz at Dinner. The dinner party dramedy has added Salma Hayek, Chloe Sevigny, and Jay Duplass to its cast which includes John Lithgow, Connie Britton, and Nino Arianda.
A talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
The duo of Ben Stiller and Brad Pitt may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the two worked together in the hit animated feature Megamind and are looking to reunite for the upcoming comedy Brad’s Status.
The Lobster star Rachel Weisz has joined the upcoming English biopic, The Last Romantics, as the lead character, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The Oscar-nominated actress would join Hugh Jackman in the original Fox musical based on the real-life P.T. Barnum, who formed the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Jim Belushi is the latest actor to join the ensemble of Woody Allen’s yet-to-be-titled period drama which currently stars Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet.
Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek has been tapped to star in Carters Get Rich. The six-part comedy series hails from Roughcut TV and Sky 1.
TLC’s first script series Too Close To Home has set its cast and tapped Heather Locklear for a guest starring role. The drama is written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry.
Adam Pally, Brooklyn Decker, Fred Armisen, Hannah Simone, Ravi Patel, and Susie Essman are all in talks to star in the project alongside Lister-Jones, who wrote the script and is set to make her feature directorial debut.
BBC Two’s adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline & Fall has landed Eva Longoria to star opposite Jack Whitehall. The actress is in final negotiations to play wealthy and powerful Margot Beste-Chetwynde.