The series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.
The actor who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s The Inhumans will play a popular character that appeared both in the original Star Trek series and in J.J. Abrams’ first two movies.
The prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.
Having recently appeared with Sam Worthington, another Terminator vet, in Netflix’s The Titan, Boneta has been keeping busy since the end of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series.
The news comes after the departure of an original castmember from the series and the annuncement of the show’s renewal for season seven along with DC’s other superhero shows at the network.
The series centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their grit and willingness to fight dirty.
Rubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.
Jennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.
George Tillman Jr. is directing the film, which is gearing up for reshoots in Atlanta. Those reshoots were deemed necessary after video surfaced of Lawley making racist remarks, and it’s sure hard to sell a topical movie like this one with that kind of cloud hanging over the film.
If the pilot goes to series, this would be the second series HBO does with author Tom Perrotta based on one of his works, following the cult hit series The Leftovers.
Based on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).
Jeremy Irvine from War Horse has also joined the cast of the directorial debut by Alice Waddington, which is currently filming in Spain.
Plot details are kept under wraps other than it’s a music-based comedy set in the ’60s or ’70s with Lily James and Himesh Patel already cast.
Handler recently wrapped her Netflix talk show Chelsea, and before that she did a successful seven-year run as host of E!’s Chelsea Lately.
Miranda July has lined up an all-star cast for her heist feature including Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger. Production is set to begin in May.
The Oscar-winning actor, a three-time Emmy nominee, has been having success doing shows for streaming networks following Netflix’s Bloodline and the upcoming Castle Rock series for Hulu.
Lost in Space will debut next month on Netflix, and when it does, it’s going to make a star of the up-and-coming actress who plays Judy Robinson on the reboot of the classic sci-fi series.
The story follows a young woman (Rodriguez) who suffers a devastating breakup and decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job.
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.
Mendes will play Shelby Pace, a beautiful, fashionable, private school student who is bored by her wealthy male suitors.
Penn has written a number of comic book adaptations from X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand to The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers for Marvel Studios.
Morel is reteaming with Lakeshore Entertainment, who produced his upcoming action film Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, which will be released by STXfilms on Sept. 7.
Susanna Jones’ award-winning novel was initially set-up at Amazon Studios, but Netflix comes on board with hopes to start filming the Japan-based story in May.
The show is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke will serve as showrunner, and Evan Golberg and Seth Rogen are set to direct.
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.