The 1997 political satire Wag the Dog is getting the television treatment from HBO, with original director Barry Levinson and star Robert de Niro returning for this small-screen adaptation. Rajiv Joseph is on board to adapt and executive produce.
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The Tracking Board has confirmed that Tom McCarthy is in talks to helm and co-write the adaptation of Timmy Failure for Disney, based on the children’s book series by Stephan Pastis.
The Rocky IV star will play King Nereus, the ruler of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and has it in for Momoa’s Aquaman.
Father Martin was a former Jesuit priest who became a frequent critic of the Catholic Church as well as an expert in the field of exorcism. He is sometimes cited as an inspiration for William Peter Blatty’s famed novel The Exorcist, a comparison that incensed the man, who wrote 17 books in his lifetime.
The Affair actor Brendan Fraser is returning to television to star opposite Max Irons and Mira Sorvino in Condor on AT&T Audience Network. The ten episodes series hails from MGM Television and Skydance TV.
Real O’Neals‘ star Jay R. Ferguson has signed on to star in Living Biblically, putting the show in second position after the ABC sitcom which is unlikely to get a third season order. Meanwhile, Sharp Objects rounds out its cast with the addition of three recurring roles.
The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi and The Pirates of the Carribbean‘s Jack Davenport are teaming up for ITV’s Next of Kin and Billy Eichner has joined the anthology series American Horror Story.
Via their Columbia Pictures banner, Sony Pictures has acquired the pitch Hope Heals from writers Bob Smiley and Justin Hensley, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project is based on the memoir of the same name and adds to the growing list of faith-based films from the studio.
YouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the BBC series Peaky Blinders and a Whedon alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS series Bull.
John 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.
Steven C. Miller is directing the action-packed sequel, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Wes Chatham and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Chris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.
Set 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.
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.
Community 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.
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.
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.
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.
O.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.
Steven C. Miller (Marauders) will direct the action-packed sequel, which will co-star Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame.
TNT’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.
True to form, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today and dropped a puzzling message written in domino dots that, when deciphered, announced that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz would be taking on the coveted role of mercenary Domino in Deadpool 2.
Stranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser is set to join Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the NBC pilot Drama High, meanwhile It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is teaming up with comedian Patton Oswalt for Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled comedy.