Upcoming Baywatch star and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson is getting back into the ring — on screen, that is. He will executive produce and have a cameo in Fighting with My Family, a new film from writer-director Stephen Merchant.
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Reformed gangster Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Raya, and son Zak scrape a living together performing in tiny venues. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for the WWE, Raya and Zak learn that becoming an international superstar demands more than they ever dreamed possible.
British actor Richard Armitage has been cast in the highly anticipated Ocean’s Eight from director Gary Ross. The spinoff hails from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow with a script co-written by Ross and Olivia Milch.
The cast of Ocean’s 8 is welcoming late night talk show host James Corden to the cast. The carpool karaoke creator will join the all-star cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables is looking to add Nicole Kidman and Amara Karan to the cast. The two would join Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the remake of the French original directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.
TNT’s forthcoming straight-to-series drama The Alienist has added Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans. Based on the Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel, the psychological thriller is set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty, and technological innovation.
Sony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly continues to round out its cast as they add Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, and Rob Brydon. The film puts a comedic spin on the classic sleuthing duo.
Ben Briand’s action-thriller Fever Heart has booked Alexander Skarsgard and Cara Delevingne to star. Briand directs with a script he co-wrote with Kevin W. Koehler.
The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling is teaming with her co-star on the show Ed Weeks for a new ABC comedy. The untitled single-camera series has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network.
Sons of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam and Spectre star Lea Seydoux are set to topline the romance Zoe from Equals director Drake Doremus.
The film tells a parallel story between ancient and modern times in which a young boy seeks revenge on his mother’s death and learns through his mentors that wisdom is the key to victory and not warfare.
Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim is sticking with CBS as he teams up with Alexi Hawley and Ben Silverman to develop Exhibit A at the network. The series is a legal drama based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr. Jo.
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.
Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer have been tapped to join Emojimovie: Express Yourself at Sony Pictures Animation. The two join T.J. Miller in the animated feature based on the titular emojis that have become overly commonplace in the world’s text-happy culture.
David Shore, creator of the Emmy-award series House, has landed a new medical drama titled The Good Doctor at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim is set to executive produce.
BBC and Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos are in talks with Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington to star in the drama series Gunpowder inspired by Guy Fawkes.
Sony’s Columbia Pictures has officially landed James Corden as the voice of the titular character in Peter Rabbit. The live-action/animated adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s children’s classic has also announced that Rose Byrne will be playing the live-action role of Bea and that Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki will be lending their voice to the feature.
Black Sails actor Toby Stephens has boarded the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space based on the 1965 cult classic TV series from Irwin Allen. Stephens joins Taylor Russell and Maxwell Jenkins in the series written and produced by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.
Scottish actor James McAvoy is trading his mutant powers for a more robotic persona as he’s currently in negotiations to take the lead role in Extinction. The film is currently in development with Good Universe and Mandeville Films.
Martial arts action star Jackie Chan is among the talent to be presented with the Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. The list of honorees also includes film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Voltage Pictures’ The Professor and the Madman has added Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer. She stars opposite previously announced Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.
Disney’s retelling of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms has found their Sugar Plum Fairy in Oscar-nominated actor Keira Knightley. She joins the growing cast which includes Mackenzie Foy, who stars as Clara, as well as lead ballerina Misty Copland. Morgan Freeman has also signed on to the live-action adaptation.
Academy Award-nominated director David O. Russell is taking his talent for A-list ensemble-driven stories from the big screen to television with a new series starring marquee actors Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro.
The Meredith Danluck-directed State Like Sleep has added Luke Evans to its cast which includes Michael Shannon, Rebecca Hall, and Ben Foster. The indie drama, also written by Danluck, centers on the basic need for human connection and love.
Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories about an anthropomorphic bunny is getting a live-action/CGI adaptation from Sony Pictures and actors James Corden and Rose Byrne are in talks to star.