Jacob Tremblay Joins Sequel To 'The Shining'
"Room" Oscar nominee Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of "Dr. Sleep", the upcoming big-screen adaptation to Stephen King's sequel to "The Shining". The B.C.-born actor will star alongside Ewan McGregor, who'll portray the adult Danny Torrance, who was just a child in the original. "Dr. Sleep" is slated to hit theatres in 2020.
Anna Paquin Joining 'The Affair'
Former "True Blood" star Anna Paquin will be joining Showtime drama "The Affair" for its fifth and final season. According to Deadline, the series will return after a major time jump, with Paquin to play Joanie Lockhart, the now-adult daughter of Cole and Alison. The season is reportedly set years in the future in "a climate-change ravaged Montauk," where she must "piece together the truth about what happened to her mother and bringing the whole story full circle."
Tom Hiddleston To Reprise Loki For Disney's Streaming Service
Things did not end well for Loki at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War", but that won't be the last we see of the Norse trickster god played by Tom Hiddleston, who'll be reprising the role in a new TV series for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+. According to a Disney press release, "Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston." More details will presumably be forthcoming.
Max Greenfield Will Reprise His ‘Veronica Mars’ Role In Reboot
Max Greenfield is set to return to his role as Leo D’Amato in the upcoming revival of “Veronica Mars”.
Patton Oswalt will also join the eight-episode limited series.
“Veronica Mars” is set to premiere in 2019.
Ginnifer Goodwin Joins ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones’
Ginnifer Goodwin is heading to Netflix with “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones”.
The “Once Upon A Time” actress will star in one episode of the upcoming series alongside Kathleen Turner and Kyle Bornheimer.
The show is set to premiere next year on the streaming giant and each episode will tell the story behind a different Parton hit.
Kelly Ripa Joins The Family
Kelly Ripa is keeping it in the family. The "Live with Kelly and Ryan" host will guest star on "Riverdale" as the mistress of Hiram Lodge, played by Ripa's real-life husband Mark Consuelos.
A description of the role reads, "confident and tough... she's a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized."
Lil Wayne's Daughter Reginae Carter Joins 'Pride And Prejudice: Atlanta'
Reginae Carter, the eldest daughter of Lil Wayne, is set to star in “Pride And Prejudice: Atlanta”.
Lifetime has given the go-ahead on a remake of the classic Jane Austen book. This time the tale will take place in modern-day Georgia focusing on a family of Atlantan churchgoers, starring a black leading cast to portray the Bennet family.
Carter will play boy-crazy Lydia.
Shaquille O’Neal, Ken Jeong To Star In Reality Series
Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Jeong will join forces for upcoming reality series.
With the working title “Unqualified”, the series will follow the pair as they take on odd jobs.
O’Neal and Jeong will try to master jobs including mall rent-a-cop, substitute schoolteacher and train conductor.
Noah Centineo Joins ‘Valet’
Noah Centineo has been added to the upcoming action love story, “Valet”.
The film follows a young valet driver (Centineo) who gets involved in a government scheme to take down an international arms dealer.
Assaf Bernstein (“Fauda”) will direct the feature, while Jason Hall (“American Sniper”) will pen the script.
'The Color Purple'
Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical "Color Purple", according to Collider.
Christopher Plummer Is Bringing The 'Knives Out'
Veteran actor Christopher Plummer is in the works to join Rian Johnson's murder mystery "Knives Out".
Plummer adds star power and talent to a movie not lacking any star power or talent. Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon and Jamie Lee Curtis are just a handful of the names involved in "Knives Out".
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson Join ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard 2’
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have signed on for a sequel to 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”.
It was announced Friday, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” is currently in production.
Salma Hayek will also return to the franchise.
Virginia Madsen Joins DC’s ‘Swanp Thing’ As Maria Sunderland
Virginia Madsen has been added to the upcoming DC universe series “Swamp Thing” as Maria Sunderland opposite Crystal Reed.
“Swamp Thing” follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana.
The series is set to premiere in 2019.
Ewan McGregor The Bad Guy
Ewan McGregor has a bit of a reputation for playing the good guy in movies like "Star Wars", "Christopher Robin" and "Beauty and the Beast". Now he will get a chance to flex his bad bone as the villainous Black Mask in Warner Bros. and DC's "Birds of Prey".
Julianne Hough To Star In Dolly Parton Series
The first set of castings for the Dolly Parton anthology series is announced with Julianne Hough playing Jolene. The eight-episode Netflix series will explore a different Dolly Parton song in each episode. The “Jolene” episode will showcase the story of a friendship between two very different women who find themselves in a love triangle.
Martin Lawrence Confirms ‘Bad Boys 3’
It’s been 15 years since we saw the dynamic duo on screen together. Now, Martin Lawrence confirms via Instagram that he and Will Smith are returning for a third “Bad Boys” movie. “It’s official. Bad Boys for Life. #teammartymar #badboysforlife @willsmith #weback”.
Hugh Grant Joins The 'Toff Guys'
Hugh Grant has officially signed on for Guy Ritchie's new movie "Toff Guys". The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey, and Henry Golding. "Toff Guys" depicts a British drug lord trying to sell off his highly profitable empire to Oklahoma billionaires.
Eddie Redmayne In Talks To Stars In ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’
Eddie Redmayne is in early talks for a starring role in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”.
Aaron Sorkin (“Molly’s Game”) will write and direct, while Marc Platt is producing the pic.
The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy.
Sacha Baron Cohen is also rumoured to be joining the film.
Naomi Watts Joins ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel
Naomi Watts will star in a Westeros-set “Game Of Thrones” prequel from George R.R. Martin and screenwriter Jane Goldman. According to reports, Watts will play a “charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” Plot details are being kept under wraps, but HBO teased the prequel series’ synopsis: “From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it's not the story we think we know."
Chloe Grace Moretz, Jack O’Connell To Play Bonnie And Clyde
Iconic crime couple Bonnie and Clyde are heading back to the big screen in a new biopic, “Love Is A Gun”. Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell are set to play the Depression-era duo in what’s being called a “gritty and emotional” take on their story.
Cate Blanchett To Make TV Debut
Cate Blanchett is the latest A-lister to head to the small screen. The Oscar-winner will star in and executive produce the nine-episode limited series “Mrs. America” for FX. The series will tell the true story of the movement to ratify the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment and the opposition and backlash spurred on by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett.
Ava DuVernay To Make Prince Documentary
Ava DuVernay, director of “A Wrinkle In Time”, will make a documentary about music icon Prince with help from Netflix. The documentary will span the artist's entire life, boosted by the co-operation of the late artist's estate, which will allow DuVernay access to archives.
Mel Gibson Joins Charlie Hunnam In Thriller ‘Waldo’
Mel Gibson has signed on to join Charlie Hunnam and Eiza Gonzalez in the upcoming action thriller “Waldo”.
The project is being helmed by Tim Kirkby, who directed episodes of “Veep” and “Fleabag.”
The flick is based on the novel Last Looks by Howard Gould.
Cast Of Fox’s Live Musical Of ‘Rent’ Announced
Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe, Valentina, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher and Keala Settle will sing their hearts out in Fox’s live musical of “Rent” airing in January.
Liam Neeson Lines Up Next Role With Son
Liam Neeson will star opposite his son Micheal Richardson in “Made In Italy”. Neeson will play a Bohemian artist who returns to Italy with his estranged son to sell a house inherited by his late wife in the drama.
Animated ‘Spies In Disguise’ Reveals Voice Cast
Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Kahlid and Masi Oka will lend their voices to Fox’s new animated series “Spies In Disguise”. They join already-announced cast members Will Smith and Tom Holland who will voice the cartoon’s leads – a spy and his trusty gadget inventor.
Fiennes Family To Explore The Nile For Nat Geo
Actor Joseph Fiennes and his cousin, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will embark on an adventure down the Nile in a new three-part National Geographic documentary series set to air in 2019. The pair will travel the same route Ranulph traversed 50 years ago and see if “The Handmaid’s Tale” actor has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of his adventurous relative as they visit tombs and come face-to-face with deadly creatures.
Katherine Langford Joins 'Avengers 4'
Katherine Langford can give you "13 Reasons Why" she should be in "Avengers 4". The Netflix actress is set to appear in the upcoming superhero epic. She has reportedly filmed her scenes already, but there is no word on what her role is.
'King Of The Jungle'
Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton are set to star in the John McAfee's dark comedy "King of the Jungle".
The movie will be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It focuses on the wild true story of the creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune and moved to the jungle in Belize.
An Evening with Russell Brand at Esquire Townhouse with Dior
Russell Brand, Caroline Flack, Michelle Keegan, Rylan Clark-Neal, Georgia Toffolo, Rusell Tovey, Nicola Adams and Jonny Vegas will compete in support of Stand Up To Cancer charity on the “Great Celebrity Bake Off”.
Aaron Sorkin To Direct ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will step behind the camera to direct the long-gestating political drama “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” with Sacha Baron Cohen. Sorkin penned the script about the infamous trial of seven defendants charged with conspiracy against the government stemming from countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Over the years, both Steven Spielberg and Paul Greengrass have been attached to the project.
Chris Rock To Direct Kevin Hart Comedy
Two comedy minds are set to unite with “Co-Parenting”. Chris Rock will direct Kevin Hart in the comedy about a stay-at-home dad who suddenly finds himself out of luck and in the middle of a bitter custody battle when his powerful wife kicks him to the curb.
‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ Cast Revealed
The cast of Hulu’s update of the rom-com classic “Four Weddings And A Funeral” has been announced. Jessica Williams, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds will star in the new London-set anthology series from producer Mindy Kaling.
Adam Scott To Appear On ‘The Twilight Zone’
Adam Scott is the latest actor to enter “The Twilight Zone” revival for CBS’ digital streaming service, CBS All Access. “The Good Place” actor will appear in the episode “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet”, scheduled to be released next year. The reboot of the classic TV series will be narrated by Jordan Peele, who also serves as executive producer.
Jerry Springer Talks Hosting Courtroom Show
Jerry Springer, the former Cincinnati mayor and former host of “The Jerry Springer Show” is supposedly talking to NBCUniversal about hosting a daytime courtroom show called “Judge Jerry”.
‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Adds Alexander Skarsgard
Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgard is set to join “Godzilla Vs. Kong” with Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir and Julian Dennison, slated for release in May 2020. The film will continue the saga of “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” which is due in the next year.
'Pirates Of The Caribbean Reboot
Disney is exploring the idea of rebooting the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise without Johnny Depp. The company hopes to bring on "Deadpool" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to take charge of the series. Depp has been accused of going through the motions in the last few movies.
Katie Holmes To Star In 'The Boy 2'
Katie Holmes is making a comeback! The actress has been slated to star in "The Boy 2", the upcoming sequel to William Brent Bell's 2016 horror hit.
This will be Holmes' first high-profile lead role in over a decade.
Steve Carell Joins Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston Drama
Steve Carell has been added as the male lead in the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston drama for Apple.
His role in the untitled morning show drama marks Carell's first series regular part since wrapping “The Office” in 2011.
‘The Crown’ Adds Emerald Fennell As Young Camilla
“Call The Midwives” actress Emerald Fennell has been named young Camilla Shand (Parker Bowles) in “The Crown”'s upcoming season three.
Fennell will join the show as it moves into the ‘70s when Camilla and Prince Charles first meet.
Charles will be played by Josh O’Conner.
Dierks Bentley To Produce TV Series
Country singer Dierks Bentley is set to produce his first TV comedy pilot for Fox. The untitled series will centre around singers and songwriters at a Nashville bar.
Zosia Mamet Joins ‘Tales Of The City’
“Girls” alum Zosia Mamet will play Ellen Page’s love interest in Netflix’s 10-episode revival of 1993’s “Tales Of The City”. Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Paul Gross also star in the San Francisco-set series.
Guillermo del Toro To Direct ‘Pinocchio’ Musical
Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro is set to direct, write, and produce an upcoming stop-motion “Pinocchio” musical for Netflix.
The new film will be the first animated feature for the filmmaker, and will be set during the rise of fascism in Italy under Mussolini. Production on the upcoming musical will begin sometime in late 2018.
Matthew Broderick Joins Netflix Dramedy ‘Daybreak’
Matthew Broderick has been added to the upcoming Netflix dramedy “Daybreak”.
The 10-episode series is based on the graphic novel, of the same name, by Brian Ralph.
Broderick will play Principal Burr in the series focused around high school outcast Josh and his search for missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, Calif.
Sam Claflin Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Cast
“The Hunger Games” star Sam Claflin will be joining the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders”. The 32-year-old will play Finnick Odair in the BBC One series that will air in 2019. The BBC confirms season 5 will centre on the financial crash in 1929.
Judi Dench Is The Latest Addition To ‘Cats’
The A-list cast of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is growing with the newest addition of Judi Dench.
The Oscar-winning actress joins previously announced cast members Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Idris Elba.
Mark Ruffalo Joins ‘I Know This Much Is True' As Twins
Mark Ruffalo has signed on to play twins in the upcoming HBO limited series “I Know This Much Is True”.
The drama is based on the novel of the same name by Wally Lamb.
Derek Cianfrance (“Place Beyond The Pines”) will pen the script, direct and executive produce the series.
Bette Midler Joins ‘Hocus Pocus’ Celebration
Bette Midler will attend the 25th anniversary celebration of “Hocus Pocus”. Midler, who plays Winnifred Sanderson in the fan favourite Halloween movie, confirmed she’ll join her fellow Sanderson sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the TV special which is set to air on Oct. 20 on ABC Spark Canada.
'Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show'
"American Idol" alums and former rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are reuniting for a limited run of Christmas songs and comedy sketches. Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show, or Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show for short, runs from Dec. 7 to Dec. 30 on Broadway.
Rachel Brosnahan To Narrate ‘Paris To Pittsburgh’
Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan is set to narrate the National Geographic climate change documentary “Paris To Pittsburgh”. The documentary will focus on individuals who are experiencing severe climate change in their own backyard and will premiere on December 12.
‘NYPD Blue’ Reboot In Works At ABC
ABC is gearing up to bring back the beloved series “NYPD Blue”.
The sequel will follow Andy Spiowicz's (original star Dennis Franz) son, Theo, as he becomes a detective.
Matt Olmstead will pen the script alongside Nick Wootton, one “NYPD Blue”’s original writers.
Michael B. Jordan To Play An Assassin
“Creed II” star Michael B. Jordan will play an unstoppable lethal assassin in “The Silver Bear” who is tasked with killing a top presidential candidate – who just happens to be his own father.
Keira Knightley To Star In Pageant Comedy
Actress Keira Knightley is diverting from her drama roles to something a little more fun but still holds an important message. Knightley is set to star in the upcoming Miss World pageant comedy-drama, “Misbehaviour”.
The film is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss World pageant in London, in which audiences witnessed the Western ideal of beauty change and the women’s liberation movement disrupt the live broadcast.
Idris Elba Added To ‘Cats’ With Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift
Idris Elba is the latest A-lister to join the upcoming film adaptation of the hit musical “Cats”.
Elba will join Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and James Corden.
Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) will direct while Lee Hall (“Billy Elliott”) writes the screenplay.
Old Faces In New 'Annabelle' Movie
"The Conjuring" stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warrens in the upcoming untitled "Annabelle" movie. This marks the first time the Warrens will appear in one of "The Conjuring" spinoffs.
Fantasy police series "Grimm" is getting the spinoff treatment. NBC says the upcoming series “builds off the mythology of the original series and will feature returning fan favourites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and new mysteries," according to Variety. Writer and executive producer Melissa Glenn will lead this new project.
‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Developing Royal Drama
“Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is developing a royal drama on the Queen’s art collection with Simon Cowell’s entertainment company Syco.
Brandon Lee Joining Reboot Of 'The Hills'
Brandon Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, is the latest cast member to join the upcoming reboot of MTV reality hit "The Hills". The new reboot will reportedly centre around the friends of original cast member Brody Jenner. In addition to Lee, former "The O.C." star Mischa Barton is also joining the show.
Limited Series On Roger Ailes Reveals Cast
Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Russell Crowe and Simon McBurney will star in a limited series for Showtime based on the late Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Ailes was ousted from the company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations in 2016 which helped pave the way for the investigations into sexual misconduct at the hands of other powerful men in media.
Liam Neeson Is ‘The Honest Thief’
Liam Neeson will play a bank robber who tries to wipe his slate clean after he meets the love of his life (Kate Walsh) who just happens to work at the front desk of the storage facility where he’s hidden $7 million in stolen goods. Wanting a fresh start, he decides to turn himself in, but a crooked FBI agent assigned to his case makes coming clean all the more difficult. “Ozark” co-creator Mark Williams is set to direct.
Whoopi Goldberg, Alison Pill To Voice Animated Short
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg and Toronto-born actress Alison Pill will lend their voices to a new animated short film by Canadian animated company Nelvana. “The Most Magnificent Thing” is based on the children’s picture book of the same name and will make its debut next year.
Wu Tang ClanTV Series In The Works
U.S. streaming service Hulu has ordered "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" straight-to-series, following the genesis of the iconic rap group during its early days in Staten Island. “I’m delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse. Wu-Tang through our music has always strove to inspire as we entertain,” Wu Tang Clan co-founder RZA said in the statement. “This opportunity to continue the Wu-Saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB, 'Wu-Tang is for the Children.'"
Ryan Coogler To Return To ‘Black Panther 2’
Ryan Coogler will return to write and direct the upcoming “Black Panther” sequel.
The 32-year-old will join star Chadwick Boseman and other stars in the second instalment.
A release date has not yet been set.
Mahershala Ali Is A 'True Detective'
Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali spearheads the return of "True Detective" premiering Jan. 13. Ali plays the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.