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Fledgling writer Samuel Liston is enlisted by Floyd Deveraux – the enigmatic, middle-aged father of two – to pen his biography. But the circumstances that lead up to this arrangement in the first place are quite astonishing, and efforts to write the biography are quickly stymied by ensuing chaos.
Miami, 1975. A true story in the vein of American Hustle, The Fastest Game follows Ronnie Weiss, a law school graduate primed to start his life, who’s suddenly saddled with his late-father’s enormous gambling debt and thrust into a world he’s desperately tried to avoid. To climb out of the hole and escape a notorious Miami Beach bookie, Ronnie and his childhood friend devise a betting system that exploits the glamorous, high-stakes sport of Jai Alai, making millions of dollars and enemies of the Boston Mob and Federal Government in the process.
Before The Huffington Post and Breitbart News, there was The Drudge Report. This is the story of how oddball internet reporter Matt Drudge broke the Lewinsky Scandal, and nearly took down a presidency, all from a desktop computer in his one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood.
The story looks at gentrification and the culture clash around food when two Latina American cousins from the Bay Area find themselves fighting over an inherited rundown restaurant and the one thing that originally brought their families together — their late grandfather’s family recipes.
A cultural coming-of-age story about a career-driven Latina American during her “double quinceañera” — celebrated at age 30 because she missed having her first quinceñera at 15. She invites her parents, best friends, and brazen married cousin to a work trip disguised as a double quince, inviting trouble that could jeopardize her job and her relationships.
The Oscar-nominated actor will also produce the adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s upcoming novel To Die in Vienna under his production company Nine Stories.
The drama is inspired by a number of different stories that piece together a narrative about starvation in third world countries.
Based on the excellent book by Josh Bazell that was adapted by Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the story follows a young ER doctor whose life is upended when a patient recognizes him from his past life as a mafia hitman.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana), production for the Universal release has already begun in London with Downey joined by Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett and Jim Broadbent.
The surreal L.A.-based coming-of-age comedy is written by author and Vice.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, and it follows Araki directing a number of episodes of the Soderbergh-produced Red Oaks series for Amazon.
The Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
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.
Kathy Bates did not appear in the last season as she was in the midst of filming her Netflix comedy series Disjointed. Bates and Sarah Paulson have both received Emmy wins for their team ups with executive producer Ryan Murphy in the past.
Jenna Dewan Tatum has joined Fox’s untitled musical drama and Ving Rhames has booked a series regular role in the reboot of Cagney & Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
Written and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.
Sydney Poitier, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, and Jeremy Allen White are joing Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming and Netflix’s second season of American Vandal has set its two leading men. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.