Just days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
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The premium cable network rounds out the cast of its Stephanie Danler adaptation opposite Ella Purnell in the lead role.
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.
Big Bang Theory prequel has found its leads to take on the roles of Sheldon Cooper and his mother, while Alice Eve has landed a the title role in CBS’s Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.
Best-selling author Emma Forrest has lined up a star-studded cast for her directorial debut Untogether including Rogue One villain Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Dornan, and real-life sisters Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke. This will be the first major feature film the Kirke sisters star in together.
Adria Arjona is circling the Melissa McCarthy-led comedy Life of the Party from New Line Cinema. Arjona, who will star in NBC’s upcoming take on The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City, would join previously cast Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, Molly Gordon, and Maya Rudolph.
Frozen star Idina Menzel is about to feel the wind beneath her wings in the upcoming remake of the 1988 drama Beaches. Lifetime has greenlit a contemporary version of the Garry Marshall-directed film for television and the Tony Award-winning actress is set to play CC, the role originated by Bette Midler.
Tohn has joined David Wain’s film about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney. Tohn will play legendary comedian Gilda Radner, who was a featured player in The National Lampoon Radio Hour and helped create The National Lampoon Show.
The Yellow Birds has added Olivia Crocicchia to its already impressive cast. She joins previously announced Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston in the adaptation of Kevin Powers novel of the same name.
Manganiello, Gaffigan, Bridget Moynahan, and Ben Platt have been cast in the comedy about a couple who gets drunk the night after dropping their daughter off at college, leading to a bad decision, a kidnapping and a serious case of mistaken identity.
The stars join the upcoming war drama from Oscar winning director Ang Lee.
The “Pitch Perfect” actor has signed on for Jonathan Demme’s rock star dramedy.
The actress joins the untitled Gerardo Naranjo project.