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.
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A Wonder Woman reunion is underway on TNT’s One Day She’ll Darken, with Connie Nielsen joining co-star Chris Pine onscreen, and director Patty Jenkins serving as executive producer behind the scenes.
John Crowley directs the Donna Tartt adaptation with plans to begin filming next year. Amazon Studios is on board as a co-financier with RatPac and Warners.
Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. Together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, and the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
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.
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.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes will produce the film, which comes on the heels of Krasinski’s starring turn in Bay’s Paramount pic 13 Hours.
Ryan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls
Samira Wiley and Elisabeth Moss are going to be joined by English actor Joseph Fiennes in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. The online streaming service has picked up the drama from creator-writer Bruce Miller for 10 episodes.
We’re a couple days into the Cannes Film Festival and there’s a considerable amount of buzz around Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman and the long list of deals to report including the Halle Berry and Michael Douglas drama Silence.
Real life mother and daughter, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, have signed on for Julien Landais’ adaptation of Henry James’ Aspern Papers.
Starz continues fill out their cast for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods as they add Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, and Mousa Kraish.
Sean Harris and Yetide Badaki have joined the Starz series American Gods, opposite Ian McShane; Bojana Novakovic will play the female lead opposite Wilmer Valderrama in Four Stars; Speechless adds John Ross Bowie and more in today’s TV casting round-up!
Avenger Anthony Mackie may be taking a break from saving the world to star in a new indie noir Wetlands. He’ll be working opposite Suicide Squad’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
There’s word today that One Direction singer Harry Styles has accepted a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II action adventure pic, Dunkirk. Styles joins previously cast Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Oscar winner Mark Rylance.
Emily Blunt has signed on to voice a new character in the animated feature My Little Pony. The project from Lionsgate is based on the popular Hasbro franchise.
Fresh off of his Screen Actors Guild win for supporting actor in Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba may have found his next starring role in The Mountain Between Us at Fox 2000.
Who will the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter play in Fox’s remake? Twisted‘s Kylie Bunbury is playing ball, Neil Patrick Harris to experience Unfortunate Events while Trisha Yearwood and Prince Royce are feeling the passion.
Idris Elba is said to be circling the lead role in Sony’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Elba would anchor the first of what Sony expects to be a multi-film franchise.
Idris Elba joins the massively star-studded cast of Disney’s new animated feature Zootopia in the role of Chief Bogo. He’ll lend his voice acting skills opposite Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Alan Tudyk, and Octavia Spencer.
Natasha Pulley’s debut novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, has hit the market in search of the right mix of charm and elusiveness to match its unique story. Her work has been likened to that of Neil Gaiman.
In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny London flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has bigger things to worry about than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a bomb threat.
The English actress has already proven herself musically in Into the Woods, so rumors that she may be the next to wield the flying umbrella look good.
Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s YA debut, The Accident Season, has hit the market. Set to be published in the U.S. on August 18th, the novel centers on Cara and her family, who are inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone, which are sometimes minor, but sometimes tragic.
Corey Stoll, Jeannie Berlin, and Ken Stott are the latest additions to the cast of Woody Allen’s next movie. They join Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis, and Parker Posey, who was announced in July.