Yara Shahidi In Talks For Leading Role In ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’
Yara Shahidi is gearing up for the leading role in the YA novel, “The Sun Is Also A Star”.
The flick, based on the bestseller by Nicola Yoon, follows a teenage girl who meets and falls in love with a boy just hours before her family gets deported back to Jamaica.
Tiffany Haddish Hosting MTV Movie And TV Awards
Tiffany Haddish has lined up her next gig, hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Haddish follows the past ranks of Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and last year’s Adam Devine.
The awards show airs June 18.
Finn Wolfhard Joins Steven Spielberg Horror
“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard is joining a horror film produced by Steven Spielberg.
“The Turning” is currently in production in Ireland with Wolfhard, but all other details are being kept on the down low.
Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’
Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to produce and star in “Born A Crime”, a film based on “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo.
Ray Liotta Joins 'The Simpsons'
Ray Liotta is trading in "Shades of Blue" for shades of yellow, joining "The Simpsons" as Moe's dad, Morty Szyslak, who is described as a more cunning, evil version of Moe.
The animated comedy is set to air the Szyslak-centric episode in April 2018, promising fans it will delve into the gruff bartender’s family history.
Executive producer Matt Selman hinted earlier this season, “It’s a Shakespearean family drama, set against the backdrop of a fading mattress store empire.”
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Ty Labine Joins 'Bellevue'
Tyler Labine has been cast as a series regular opposite Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher in NBC’s untitled Bellevue hospital drama.
Produced by Dr. Eric Manheimer, the former medical director at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, the hour-long drama will follow his memoir, titled Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital.
Labine will play Dr. Iggy Frome, an attending child psychiatrist at the hospital.
Sarah Gadon To Star In ‘True Detective’
Sarah Gadon has been cast in season 3 of “True Detective”. Gadon with play the role of Elisa Montgomery. Season 3 is set to arrive in 2019.
Emily Nelson Cast In ‘True Detective’
Season 3 of “True Detective” will see “Made of Honor” star Emily Nelson join the cast. Nelson will be playing a woman named Margaret.
Walton Goggins Joins The ‘L.A. Confidential' Reboot
“Justified” star Walton Goggins has joined the series reboot of “L.A. Confidential”.
Goggins will take on the role of Detective Jack Vincennes, who was played by Kevin Spacey in the original film.
Tiffany Haddish Joins Animated Comedy ‘Tuca & Bertie’
Tiffany Haddish is joining the cast of the Netflix animated comedy, “Tuca and Bertie”.
The studios that brought hit “Bojack Horseman” to life are behind the upcoming series that follows Tuca, a carefree toucan (Haddish) and Bertie, an anxious songbird who live in the same apartment building.
Giacomo Giannotti Added To 'Baseballissimo'
Giacomo Giannotti joins Jay Baruchel in the upcoming baseball comedy "Baseballissimo", written by Baruchel.
The "Grey’s Anatomy" star will take on the role of a pitcher on an up-and-coming minor league baseball team, who ultimately decides to join the Peones, an Italian team close to his family, launching him to stardom.
Anne Hathaway In Talks For Political Thriller
Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in "The Last Thing He Wanted", based on the novel by Joan Didion, with Dee Rees ("Mudbound") set to direct. Described as "a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time,” the film focuses on a female journalist journalist who enters dangerous territory while investigating the Iran Contra cocaine trafficking scandal.
Keira Knightley Stars In 'Forgotten' Iraq War Story
Keira Knightley is slated to star as Katherine Gun in a story about the Iraq War whistleblower who leaked an email to the Observer about U.S. spying plans.
“I found Katharine’s story fascinating,” says director Gavin Hood. “It’s a story that has largely been overlooked.
Alfre Woodard To Play Pivotal Role On 'Empire'
Fans of "Empire" continue to marvel at the over-the-top escapades of Cookie Lyons (Taraji P. Henson) — but wait until they meet her mom! Former "Desperate Housewives" star Alfre Woodard has been tapped to play Cookie's mother, Renee, as a recurring guest star. Look for Renee to appear later this season, with her re-entrance into Cookie's life said to be "turbulent."
Martin Scorsese Working On New TV Series
Martin Scorsese is working with “Vikings” screenwriter Micheal Hirst to tell the story of the early rulers of ancient Rome in a new TV series, beginning with Julius Caesar.
Bradley Whitford Joining 'Handmaid's Tale'
Bradley Whitford is heading to Giliead as a recurring guest star in the upcoming second season of "The Handmaid's Tale". The former "West Wing" star will be playing Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead's economy, described as being "is gruff and intimidating, with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humour and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid."
Robert Pattinson Joins Horror ‘The Lighthouse’
Robert Pattinson joins Robert Eggers’ ("The Witch") upcoming flick “The Lighthouse”.
Pattinson will take on the leading role next to Willem Dafoe.
Details are being kept under wraps but production of the fantasy/horror will kick off this spring.
Ashla Taylor Takes On Shania Twain
Ashla Taylor is taking on the role of an icon, Shania Twain.
The singer, 31, will portray the country music legend in the upcoming biopic series “The Price of Fame: Shania Twain”.
The “Price Of Fame” has also featured episodes on Johnny Depp, Robin Williams and Carrie Fisher.
Dev Patel To Star In A 'Personal History'
Oscar nominee Dev Patel is stepping into a new role.
The actor will star in "The Personal History of David Copperfield" based on Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical novel David Copperfield.
From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, the film is said to be a modern take on Dickens' story about the iconic title character.
RuPaul Set To Face Off With 'Grace & Frankie'
That's right! With Netflix announcing the renewal of the comedic hit, "Grace & Frankie", the series is also sharing news of a new cast member ready to shake things up.
RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as ‘Benjamin Le Day,’ a formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.
Rita Ora Joins Pikachu Movie
Rita Ora has officially signed on to the movie “Detective Pikachu”. Ora will join a cast that includes Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Ryan Reynolds.
Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson To Tackle Shakespeare
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are set to appear in a production of “Henry IV”. The married couple will tread the boards at the Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles for 24 performances beginning in June.
Gerard Butler To Star In 'Den Of Thieves' Sequel
Following the box office success of "Den of Thieves", a sequel has already been greenlit. So far, star Gerard Butler is onboard, as are Tucker Tooley, Mark Canton, Alan Siegel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and director Christian Gudegast (star O'Shea Jackson Jr. is said to be in negotiations). In the second installment, the action surrounds a diamond heist in Europe.
LeBron James, The Producer
NBA superstar LeBron James is returning to the production house, reviving "House Party" with help from "Atlanta" writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Orori.
“This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie,” James told The Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone I grew up with loved 'House Party'. To partner with this creative team to bring a new 'House Party' to a new generation is unbelievable.”
Melissa McCarthy In 'The Kitchen'
Actress Melissa McCarthy is cooking up a deal to star alongside breakout star Tiffany Haddish in New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment's gritty drama "The Kitchen".
The film will be directed by "Straight Outta Compton" scribe Andrea Berloff and will star three female anti-heroes.
Hannah Simone Is 'The Greatest American Hero'
Canada's own Hannah Simone has landed the lead role in ABC's reboot of "The Greatest American Hero". The "New Girl" star will play Meera, described as "a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands."
Bette Midler, Sharon Stone To Star In Buddy Comedy
Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are set to star in the odd-couple comedy “The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife”. Based on a Broadway play, Stone will play a mysterious houseguest who invades Midler’s home leading to several wild and unexpected turns.
Michael Fassbender To Star In Action-Comedy
Michael Fassbender will star in the feature-length action-comedy “Kung Fury”, based on a short film of the same name which has become a cult favourite. Set in 1985, the movie pays homage to the era’s martial arts and police comedy movies.
Mary J. Blige Set For ‘Umbrella Academy’
Mary J. Blige will follow her Oscar-nominated turn in “Mudbound” with another project for Netflix. She’ll co-star in “Umbrella Academy” as a hit-woman who travels through time to assassinate targets in the series adapted from the comic book series of the same name.
Guillermo Del Toro Set As Jury President
“Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro has been named president of this year’s Venice Film Festival competition jury. Upon accepting this position, del Toro said: “To serve as president in Venice is an immense honour and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude. Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance.”
A Serious Triple Threat
Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ansel Elgort will star in the new Boston-based crime drama "Finest Kind".
The story centres on two half-brothers, both on a collision course with the Boston underworld after uniting as adults.
Elisabeth Moss Takes On Rosemary Kennedy Role
Fresh off her “The Handmaid’s Tale” Golden Globes win, star Elisabeth Moss has lined up her next role, Rosemary Kennedy.
Moss will star as Kennedy, the eldest sister to former U.S. President John F. Kennedy in “A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy”.
The flick will follow Kennedy and her haunting life story, hidden from the public eye.
First Facebook-Streamed Show To Star Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen is set to star in Facebook’s first-ever streaming show.
The 10-episode, straight-to-series dramedy is still untitled but will have Olsen star and produce.
TImothee Chalamet To Play King Henry V
"Call Me By Your Name" star as the title character in "The King", playing young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering, and the young ruler rises to the occasion. The film will be produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company.
Joaquin Phoenix Might Be The New Joker
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in a standalone movie about the origin of notorious Batman villain, The Joker. The movie will fall under a new banner of DC Comics movies and not cross over into the existing comic universe in which Jared Leto is The Joker. Phoenix was originally offered and passed on roles in both “Batman V. Superman” and “Doctor Stranger”.
Kevin Hart Is About To Get ‘Cold As Balls’
Kevin Hart is taking his new comedy network, Laugh Out Loud, to the next level with sports talk show, “Cold as Balls”.
The 12-episode series will see Hart and guest hosts Terry Crews and Lil Rel Howery chat with a different sports personality in each episode.
Armie Hammer’s Next Project
“Call Me By Your Name” star Armie Hammer has landed himself a new role in an untitled thriller about a bartender who experiences disturbing events after finding a phone left at his bar.
Russell Brand To Star In ‘Butterfingers’
Russell Brand has been cast to play a hitman who goes against his rival in Spain in the upcoming comedy “Butterfingers”.
Richard Linklater Confirms Next Project: The Apollo 11 Landing
Following the success of “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater has revealed his next project is a film about the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Linklater took to his website to ask fans for archival footage, “Where were you when we landed on the moon?”
The filmmaker is looking specifically for “home movies and archival images from Houston in the 1960s.”
No cast has been confirmed for the upcoming flick.
Milo Ventimiglia Up For 'The Art Of Racing In The Rain'
Just when we stopped crying over Jack in "This Is Us", Milo Ventimiglia is ready to make us tear up all over again. According to THR, the actor is in negotiations to appear in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel "The Art Of Racing In The Rain", about the relationship between a race car driver and his beloved dog, Enzo.
Selena Gomez Joins 'The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle’
Selena Gomez is the latest star to sign on to the upcoming flick, “The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle”.
The film will follow leading actor Robert Downey Jr.’s character, the doctor who can talk to animals, one of which Gomez will lend her voice to.
Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Holland have previously been announced as fellow animals.
Scott Speedman Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
“Grey’s Anatomy” will add a little CanCon with Toronto-raised Scott Speedman joining the long-running medical drama in a top secret guest role for season 14.
Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen Join Star-Studded ‘Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle’
Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen join the cast of the upcoming feature “Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”.
Robert Downey Jr. has already signed on to the title role, while Banderas will play a pirate named Rassouli and Sheen is set to play Medfly.
Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Holland will voice the iconic Dolittle talking animals.
Hilary Duff To Play Sharon Tate
Hilary Duff steps into the role of Sharon Tate in the upcoming horror “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”.
The flick will follow Tate’s final days before her brutal murder at the hands of Charles Manson. The story will be told from her point of view.
Jonathan Bennett will take on Tate’s protective ex-boyfriend. Lydia Hearst has also been cast.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins ‘Outrider’
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to join Amazon’s latest project, “Outrider”.
The actor is set to star in the western-drama for the streaming service under the same producer, Mace Neufeld, of the upcoming “Jack Ryan” series.
Following a classic western storyline of enemies turned allies, fans will be happy to see Schwarzenegger back in action.
Jenny Slate Joins Disney Junior's 'Muppet Babies' Revival
Jenny Slate is set to star in Disney Junior's upcoming animated revival of the classic series "Muppet Babies".
Slate will voice the character Miss Nanny, who takes care of the little Muppets, nurturing them and reading them stories.
"Muppet Babies" will premiere on Disney Channel in March.
Matt Smith To Play Charles Manson In 'Charlie Says'
Matt Smith is set to star as Charles Manson in Mary Harron's "Charlie Says", it has been revealed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suki Waterhouse has also joined the drama, which is set to focus around the stories of the three women who were sentenced to death in Manson's infamous murder case.
The showbiz duo are said to have been cast alongside the likes of Hannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon and Cara Guigno.
Murray, Young and Rendon will play the three young women who are sentenced to death before the death penalty was lifted and their sentence became life imprisonment.
The movie is set to follow their life transformations as they begin to come to terms with what they've done.
Noomi Rapace Tapped For 'Angel Of Mine'
Noomi Rapace ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") will be starring in "Angel of Mine", a psychological drama from the screenwriters of "Lion". Based on the 2008 French film "L’Empreinte de L’Ange", Rapace will star as a mother still grieving the loss of her presumed-dead daughter several years earlier. Things take a disturbing turn when she becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is actually her own, her growing obsession with the girl leading her to lose touch with reality
Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks For 'The Politician'
Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are in talks to join Ryan Murphy’s Netflix project “The Politician”, with Ben Platt already signed on.
Murphy’s “Glee” collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan will join the project as producers and writers.
The new hour-long comedy series has already received a two-season straight-to-series order with the streaming giant.
Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps.
Drew Barrymore Lands Dual Parts In New Rom-Com
Looks like we'll be seeing double of Drew Barrymore in the upcoming romantic comedy " The Stand-In".
The film sees Barrymore as a washed-up actress who hires an unemployed stand-in (also Barrymore) to complete community service when she's busted for tax evasion. She eventually starts seeing double for all other aspects of her life, causing her stand-in to take over her identity, relationships and career.
The "Santa Clarita Diet" actress is also set to step behind the camera to help produce the movie.
Chrissy Metz To Star In 'The Impossible'
Chrissy Metz has been cast to headline upcoming big-screen drama "The Impossible". Based on a true story, the "This Is Us" star will play a woman whose 14-year-old son fell through a frozen lake and was thought to be dead. Unable to accept that, she sat at her son's bedside until his heart started beating again.
Jim Parsons Cast In ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’
The “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons has been set to star in the upcoming drama “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” alongside Zac Efron.
Candis Cayne Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast
“I Am Cait” actress Candis Cayne has been cast to play a transgender patient looking to undergo vaginoplasty surgery in season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy”.