'Shameless' Star Emma Kenney Lands Role In 'Roseanne' Reboot
Emme Kenney (who plays middle Gallagher daughter Debbie on "Shameless") has been cast as the daughter of Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki) in the upcoming "Roseanne" reboot, slated to debut at midseason. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenney's character, Harris, is described as “a recent transplant from Chicago to Lanford, Ill., and not necessarily happy about it. She is determined to do better than her parents and grandparents. Her choices from clothes to friends should represent her drive to move up the socioeconomic ladder. She vacillates between typical teenage acting out to showing she actually has a big heart.”
Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino's 'Dog Days'
Nina Dobrev has joined the cast of "Dog Days", the sophomore directorial effort from Ken Marino ("Wet, Hot American Summer"). In the upcoming comedy, the former "Vampire Diaries" star plays Dog Days a Seattle morning show host, reports Deadline, " who relies on her pet through life and work stresses, including the unwelcome advances of an on-air colleague."
Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani Nab 'SNL' Host Gig
"Saturday Night Live" pins down "Wonder Woman"'s Gal Gadot (Oct. 7) and "The Big Sick"'s Kumail Nanjiani (Oct. 14) as host.
This will be both Gadot and Najiani's first time hosting the show.
Sam Smith and Pink will act as musical guests.
Matthew Broderick To Narrate 'A Christmas Story Live'
Matthew Broderick joins the cast of "A Christmas Story Live" as the narrator, a.k.a. grown-up Ralphie Parker.
Broderick joins Maya Rudolph who was already announced to play Ralphie's mother.
"A Christmas Story Live" will air Dec. 17.
Tom Hanks To Star And Produce 'A Man Called Ove'
Tom Hanks is set to star in the remake of the Swedish comedy "A Man Called Ove".
The original film was a smash in Sweden and was even nominated for an Oscar.
Playtone partners Hanks and Gary Goetzman, along with Hanks' wife Rita Wilson, and Fredrick Wikstrom Nicastro will produce the flick.
Sam Waterston Heading Back To 'Law & Order'
Sam Waterston will return as the infamous Jack McCoy on "Law & Order" in a special appearance in an upcoming "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" episode.
Waterston starred as McCoy for 16 years in the long-running TV series before moving on to Netflix's "Grace and Frankie".
Gal Gadot Joins Bradley Cooper Thriller
Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in the thriller “Deeper”. The film will follow a former astronaut, played by Cooper, who is hired to take a submersible vehicle to the deepest parts of the ocean as supernatural events begin to transpire the closer the underwater vehicle gets to its target. Gadot’s role has not yet been revealed.
Netflix Greenlights New Comedy From Amy Poehler
Netflix has ordered an eight-episode comedy series from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland. Lyonne will star as a young woman named Lydia on her one-night journey as the guest of honour at an inescapable party in New York City.
Sean Penn To Make TV Debut
Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn will make his TV series debut in “The First”, a new Hulu drama which explores the first human mission to Mars and interplanetary colonization, focusing on both the astronauts and their families and science team on Earth. Penn has previously appeared in guest roles on shows such as “Friends” and “Ellen”, but “The First” will be his first time as a TV series regular. Details about his character are being kept under wraps.
Linda Hamilton To Reprise Sarah Connor In Upcoming 'Terminator' Sequel
While fans thought Linda Hamilton said "hasta la vista, baby" to the role of Sarah Connor, "Terminator" director James Cameron (who also happens to be Hamilton's ex-husband) confirmed that she'll be reprising the role in an upcoming sequel. "As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return," said Cameron at a "Terminator"-themed event, reports The Hollywood Reporter. "There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” added Cameron of long-in-the-tooth action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger (who has also been confirmed to return for the sequel), “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory In Concert'
The beloved classic film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" will get the live concert treatment with an unlikely trio of talented Hollywood stars. Canadian "Stranger Things" and "It" star Finn Wolfhard will lead as Charlie Bucket, John Stamos tags along as Willy Wonka and the legendary “Weird Al” Yankovic will embody the Oompa Loompas. "Ex's and Oh's" singer Elle King is also on board to sing "I Want It Now".
“Willy Wonka is the first movie I ever saw,” said Stamos in a statement to Variety. “The film was released at a time when you could bring your own popcorn to the movie theatre. I filled a whole grocery bag full of popcorn, but never touched it because I was so fascinated with what was going on behind Willy’s eyes."
The show will be an interactive experience, featuring exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets, a factory of treats, a costume contest and special projections on the surface of the Hollywood Bowl.
Elisabeth Moss To Lead Abortion Drama
Fresh off her “Handmaid’s Tale” Emmy win, Elisabeth Moss will next star in the abortion drama “Call Jane”. Based on a true story, Moss will play Jane, who, after finding herself unexpectedly pregnant, discovers an underground group of women providing safe abortions for women in need in 1960s Chicago.
‘True Lies’ Reboot Coming To TV
A reboot of the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie “True Lies” is coming to TV. Original writer and director James Cameron will executive produce the new series which will be a modernized take on the original story about how a suburban couple adjusts when it is revealed that one of them is a spy.
Claire Foy Confirmed For ‘Girl In The Spider’s Web’
Following in the footsteps of Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace, “The Crown” star Claire Foy is the latest actress to take on the role of Lisbeth Salander. She’ll appear in “The Girl In The Spider’s Web” directed by Fede Alvarez and due in theatres in October 2018.
Jon Hamm To Voice Boba Fett
Notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett will be voiced by Jon Hamm for a new audiobook celebrating 40 years of “Star Wars”. “From A Certain Point Of View” features a collection of 40 stories of various secondary “Star Wars” characters including Fett, Aunt Beru and the creature in the Death Star’s trash compactor.
Canadian Actor Nabs Adam Strange Role
Victoria, B.C. native Shaun Sipos has landed the role of Adam Strange in “Krypton”, Syfy’s new Superman prequel series.
’60 Minutes’ Adds Oprah
Oprah Winfrey will join Sunday-night news magazine show “60 Minutes”. Now in its 50th year, Winfrey will make her debut on Sept. 24 with a story about America’s political divisions.
Jim Carrey To Headline New Series
Jim Carrey is heading to Showtime with a new 10-episode series about Jeff, a children’s TV show icon who spirals into crisis mode when his family life falls apart. “Kidding” will reunite Carrey with his “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry.
Keke Palmer Joins 'Scream' Season 3
MTV's "Scream" has added Keke Palmer to the upcoming season three of the teen thriller.
The "Scream Queens" star will join "13 Reasons Why" actress Giorgia Whigham in the anthology.
Bruno Mars Pins Down First TV Special
Bruno Mars is coming to the small screen on Nov. 29 as CBS will air "Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Appollo".
This is the first TV special for the Grammy winner. Mars will also executive produce the special.
Mike Myers Circling Role In Queen Biopic
Now that Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot") has been cast as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the upcoming big-screen biopic, Mike Myers is reportedly in negotiations for a role in the film about the legendary British rock group. According to Deadline, at the moment it's "unclear exactly who Myers will play."
Salma Hayek Joins ‘The Hummingbird Project’
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” actress Salma Hayek will star alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard in “The Hummingbird Project.”
Written by Kim Nguyen, Eisenberg and Skarsgard will play cousins in the world of high-frequency trading and create a multimillion dollar plan that can put then in danger if they fail. Hayek will play their nemesis and former boss.
Spike Lee And Jordan Peele Partner Up
Spike Lee and Jordan Peele are teaming up for the new KKK thriller, "Black Klansman".
John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington, has signed on to star in the adaptation of the novel; about an African American police detective who infiltrated the KKK.
Lauren Graham To Guest On 'Curb'
"Gilmore Girls" star Lauren Graham will be featured in the long-awaited upcoming ninth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", reportedly playing the love interest of Larry David. Graham, however, won't be playing herself, but will be portraying an NBC censor. “Larry’s always had a complicated relationship with NBC censors. Now he’s dating one,” 'Curb' executive producer Jeff Schaffer tells 'Entertainment Weekly'. “This is a pretty good relationship in spite of the fact that she’s an NBC censor. She does have a kid. And that can complicate things.”
Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In ‘Gypsy Boy’
“The Imitation Game” actor Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in an adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s memoirs. He will play a demanding father and member of the Romany Gypsy people, who are known for their strong boxing skills.
DC Finds Its Hawk
DC’s live-action series “Titans” has found its Hawk. Former “Smallville” star Alan Ritchson is set to play the vigilante crime fighter when the series debuts in 2018.
Minka Kelly Joins ‘Titans’
Minka Kelly will play Dove in DC’s live-action series “Titans”. She will play one-half of a crime-fighting vigilante duo alongside Alan Ritchson as Hawk.
Lyriq Bent Joins Netflix Series
Canadian-born actor Lyriq Bent will join the Netflix movie “Nappily Ever After” as a hairstylist and salon owner.
Sarah Paulson Signs On For Ryan Murphy's 'Cuckoo's Nest' Prequel
Lousie Fletcher won an Oscar for her portrayal of sadistic Nurse Ratched in 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and Sarah Paulson will be portraying the character in "Ratched", a new origin-story series from "People v. O.J. Simpson"/"American Horror Story" producer Ryan Murphy. Also serving as exec producer is Michael Douglas, who produced the original film. According to Deadline, the series will begin in 1947, and follow the character's "journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster," tracking "her murderous progression through the mental health care system."
Gavin O'Connor Tapped To Direct 'Suicide Squad' Sequel
Director Gavin O'Connor ("The Accountant") will be directing the upcoming "Suicide Squad" sequel, reuniting Will Smith, Margot Robbie and the rest of the stars from the original film. O'Connor replaces David Ayer, who directed the first "Suicide Squad" movie.
Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Start Movie
Real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are ready to make their first movie together! Production has begun on their new horror film, “A Quiet Place”. Plot details and who the actors will play is being kept under wraps.
Antonio Banderas To Play Picasso
Antonio Banderas will play Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in the second season of National Geographic Channel’s “Genius”. “The life story of Pablo Picasso has long since fascinated me and I have so much respect for this man, who also comes from my birthplace Malaga,” the star said in a statement. Banderas’ season of the anthology series will air in 2018.
Chris Pine In Talks To Play Robert F. Kennedy
Hulu is developing a limited series about Robert F. Kennedy’s early days through his 1968 assassination. Chris Pine is in talks to lead the series and will also serve as executive producer.
Stallone Confirms 'Creed 2'
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that production will begin in 2018 on a sequel to "Creed", in which his iconic role of boxer Rocky Balboa in an Oscar-nominated performance. Details so far are sketchy, as Stallone announced the news in an Instagram post, with a photo of himself and co-star Michael B. Jordan from the original film, along with the caption: "Getting stronger !!! 2018 #Creed 2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky"
Paul Bettany Joining 'Han Solo' Movie
Now that director Ron Howard has taken the reins of the Han Solo prequel, he's brought in actor Paul Bettany to join the project. Howard himself broke the news by tweeting a photo of himself and the actor (who appeared in such Howard-directed films as "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Da Vinci Code") on the set. "The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder #PaulBettany #ForceFriday," Howard wrote, later confirming: "It's my third opportunity to work with Paul. He's a blast & so talented."
Lisa Rinna Returning To 'Days Of Our Lives'
Lisa Rinna is taking things full circle when she returns to "Days Of Our Lives" in 2018, reprising the character of Billie Reid in the daytime drama, in which she first appeared back in 1992. Details of her return to "DOOL" are being kept under wraps. Most recently, Rinna has been one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".
Brenton Thwaites Set To Star In New DC Drama "Titans"
"Pirates Of The Caribbean" actor Brenton Thwaites has been cast in the lead role of "Boy Wonder" Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Robin) for Greg Berlanti's new DC drama "Titans".
Damien Chazelle And Netflix Team Up
Oscar-winning "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle has teamed up with Netflix for the original musical drama series "The Eddy". Chazelle will serve as executive producer and direct two episodes
Cara Delevingne Set To Star In New Amazon Series
Model and Actress Cara Delevingne is heading to television as she joins the cast for the new Amazon Series "Carnival Row" starring Orlando Bloom.
Jon Bernthal Joins Cast For Neil Armstrong Biopic
"The Walking Dead" actor Jon Bernthal hops on board as the newest cast member of the Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man". The film will star Ryan Gosling and Kyle Chandler and be directed by Damien Chazelle.
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Reunite For New Rom-Com
Actors Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are teaming up once again for the new romantic comedy "Destination Wedding". The pair previously worked together on "Dracula" (1992) and "A Scanner Darkly" (2006).
Troye Sivan Joins Cast of "Boy Erased"
"Youth" singer and YouTube personality Troye Sivan joins the cast of the anticipated film "Boy Erased", alongside Xavier Dolan, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.
Lauren Graham To Star In New Show "Vampirina"
Former "Gilmore Girls" actress Lauren Graham has joined a new family (of vampires) as she's set to star in the new Disney Channel show "Vampirina" alongside James Van Der Beek and Isabelle Crovetti on Oct.1.
John Cena, Kat Dennings Sign On For ‘Dallas & Robo’
YouTube Red animated series “Dallas & Robo” will feature the voices of John Cena and Kat Dennings. Billed as a space adventure buddy comedy, the series will be produced by the team behind “Robot Chicken”.
Toronto Native To Star In Barry Jenkins Film
Toronto-born actor Stephan James is in talks to star in the next film from “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins. “If Beale Street Could Talk” follows the story of a young pregnant woman in Harlem who races against the clock to prove her fiance’s (James) innocence.
Reese Witherspoon To Guest Star On ‘The Mindy Project’
Mindy Kaling has tapped her “A Wrinkle In Time” co-star Reese Witherspoon for a guest role on “The Mindy Project”. The show will premiere its sixth and final season on Sept. 12.
Minnie Driver To Guest Star On ‘Will & Grace’
Minnie Driver will reprise her role as Lorraine Finster, Karen’s stepdaughter in the rebooted “Will & Grace”.
Orlando Bloom To Star In New Drama ‘Carnival Row’
Orlando Bloom will lead Amazon’s upcoming fantasy-drama series, “Carnival Row”. According to THR, the new show will feature eight episodes, set to begin filming this fall with an expected release in 2019. “Carnival Row” will tell the story of various mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homelands, while Bloom’s character investigates the murder of a showgirl.
Ryan Gosling To Host 'SNL' Season Premiere
Ryan Gosling will be hosting the season 43 premiere of "Saturday Night Live", airing on Sept. 30 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Gosling — who'll be marking his second time hosting — will be joined by musical guest JAY-Z, performing tracks from his new album "4:44".
Will Ferrell To Play ‘100-Year-Old Man’
Will Ferrell is set to star in and produce an English-language adaptation of “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared”. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the 2013 Swedish version of the film was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar.
Maya Rudolph Teams Up With Melissa McCarthy
Maya Rudolph is reuniting with her “Bridesmaids” co-star Melissa McCarthy for “The Happytime Murders”. The comedy takes place in the Los Angeles underground world where humans and puppets co-exist.
New 'Joker' Movie In The Works
Warner Bros. is moving ahead with plans for a standalone feature focusing on Batman's most deadly nemesis, the Joker. And while Jared Leto played the iconic super-villain in 2016's "Suicide Squad", it's unlikely he'll be reprising the role for the upcoming film, which will cast a new actor to play the character, with the film to be set in Gotham City during the 1980s.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix Special Sets Date
Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Netflix Sept. 19. The hour-long comedy special “Jerry Before Seinfeld” will feature previously unreleased material including footage from his childhood and a performance at the Comic Strip in New York City.
Harry Styles To Star In Primetime Special
One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles will soon be seen in his very first primetime TV special in the U.K.\. "Harry Styles at the BBC" will see the "Dunkirk" star perform 1D favourites and songs from his debut solo album. The special is scheduled to be recorded in Manchester, England, on Aug. 30, and will be broadcast at a later date. It's not known at the moment whether the special will air in North America.
Rami Malek Gets His 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Bandmates
Director Bryan Singer casts Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee as members of Queen in the upcoming film "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Mazzello will play bass player John Deacon, Hardy will take on the role of drummer Roger Taylor and Lee will be lead guitarist Brian May in the movie.
The three new cast members join Rami Malek who was cast as Freddie Mercury.
'Battlestar Galactica' Meets 'The Flash'
"Battlestar Galactica" alum Katee Sackhoff has signed on for season four of "The Flash". The 37-year-old actress is perhaps best known for her award-winning role as Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace.
Sackhoff will play Amunet Black, also known as Blacksmith, on CW's superhero spectacle. Her character is a rogue who runs an underground marketplace for super-villains.