Browsing: Hamilton Hodell
The Golden Globe-winner previously starred in Hulu’s drama series Chance. Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ellen Kuras have all signed on to direct episodes with scripts co-written by Luke Davies and David Michod.
Actor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
The Weinstein Company is no longer involved with the project, which will co-star Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Erin Kellyman as Éponine, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.
Based on the 1979 murder trial of politician Jeremy Thorpe, accused of murdering his ex-lover (Whishaw’s role), it’s being adapted by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies with Stephen Frears directing.
The acclaimed star of Ava Duvernay’s Selma will play one of the film’s antagonists along with Mads Mikkelsen. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on March 1, 2019.
Netflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.
Actor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.
The Impossible Missions Force (IMF) has found its new leading lady. Vanessa Kirby of Netflix’s The Crown is in final talks to join Mission: Impossible 6 as the female lead.
E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.
Oscar-nominated actor Steve Carell and The Revenant actor Will Poulter are in talks to star in the harrowing addiction drama Beautiful Boy for New Regency and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Felix van Groeningen is directing from a script by Luke Davies.
Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly has added Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie to the roster. Details about their characters in the comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books are currently being kept under lock and key.
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.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis has tapped Olivia Wilde to star in A Vigilante. The project is written and directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson with production set to begin in February.
Animated comedy Early Man has added Tom Hiddleston. He joins previously cast Eddie Redmayne. The film marks Oscar-winner Nick Park’s first animated feature in over ten years.
Oscar winner Mark Rylance and director Ciro Guerra are bringing Nobel Prize winner Waiting for the Barbarians to the big screen with producer Michael Fitzgerald. The book from J.M. Coetzee was published in 1980 and won numerous awards.
The upcoming spinoff of CBS’ The Good Wife has added a new character — Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie will play Maia, the goddaughter of Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart.
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 remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria just took a huge step forward with the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz in the starring role. She will join Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Mia Goth in the retelling of the horror classic.
Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci have officially signed on to star in The Children Act. Adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel, the film will be directed by Richard Eyre.
Writer-actor Mindy Kaling is teaming up with Oscar-winner Emma Thompson for a feature film depicting the behind-the-scenes drama of a late-night talk show. Kaling penned the script and will produce alongside Scott Rudin and Howard Klein.
English thespian Emma Thompson is currently in talks to star in The Children Act from director Richard Eyre. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan.
Sketch comedy maven Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO in a new six-episode series, Tracey Ullman’s Show, which aired on BBC One earlier this year.
Online streaming TV network Crackle is developing Guy Ritchie’s cult film Snatch into a dramatic series and it has tapped Hogwarts alum Rupert Grint to star. The Harry Potter actor will be joined by Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick.
The cast of Disney’s forthcoming Untitled Mary Poppins Sequel is starting to take shape as Ben Winshaw is in talks to play a key role in the follow-up to the 1964 classic.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s upcoming DreamWorks thriller Haunted has tapped Game of Thrones favorite Rose Leslie to star opposite Alfre Woodard. The script was penned by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes and based on the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw.
Warner Bros.’ highly-anticipated bad-guys-turned-heroes comic book movie Suicide Squad opens in theaters in about a week, but it seems as though that they weren’t quite finished with adding characters to its long roster of names. In a last-minute decision, Warner Bros. has decided to add a scene with one key member from the Justice League to the movie.
Rupert Grint is set to headline Sick Note for European pay TV operator Sky, alongside Shaun Of The Dead‘s Nick Frost and Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson.
The Kick-Ass star is in talks to star in Amazon’s first original feature film directed by Doug Liman.