Annette Bening To Star In 'Nyad'
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Annette Bening has signed on to star in "Nyad".
Based on the autobiography of Diana Nyad, Bening stars as the swimmer who, at age 64, defied the odds to become the first person to complete the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, braving poisonous jellyfish and shark-infested waters.
Ella Bleu Travolta To Star In 'Alice In Wonderland' Reimagining
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The upcoming modern-day Alice In Wonderland reimagining "Get Lost" is taking Ella Bleu Travolta down the rabbit hole.
The actress, and daughter of John Travolta, will star as Alicia/Alice, who goes on a mind-bending adventure while backpacking through Hungary.
"I am looking forward to working with Daniela Amavia and Michael Mendelsohn on this exciting new project!" she said on Instagram.
Reba McEntire Joins Lifetime For 2-Movie Deal
Lifetime has just announced that Reba McEntire has inked a two-picture deal with the cable net, with the first to be a holiday movie titled "Christmas in Tune". The second film is described as a "non-holiday" project yet to be announced.
"Christmas In Tune" tells the story of Belle, a marketing executive who is worried she may lose her job. She decides to reunite a singing duo for a charity Christmas concert in order, but there's a big problem: the singers are actually her estranged parents, who haven't spoken in years. Soon the at-odds couple is helping Belle get her life in order and she begins her own romantic duet with the new man in her life.
“I am thrilled to partner with Lifetime for a return to television movies!" said McEntire in a statement. "My fans and I enjoy their programming and loved watching the 'Reba' show there for so many years.”
‘Bridgerton’ Star Regé-Jean Page Joins 'The Gray Man'
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"Bridgerton" star Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thorton and Alfre Woodard join leading man Ryan Gosling in the Russo brothers new Netflix movie "The Gray Man".
Cynthia Erivo Is The Blue Fairy In 'Pinocchio'
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Cynthia Erivo has snagged the role of Blue Fairy in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming live-action adaptation "Pinocchio". She will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who voices Jiminy Cricket and Keegan-Michael Key as the voice of Honest John.
Neil Patrick Harris In Charge
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Neil Patrick Harris will lead the new ensemble comedy series "8-Bit Christmas" from New Line and HBO Max. NPH will star alongside Winslow Fegley ("Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made"), June Diane Raphael ("Grace and Frankie") and Steve Zahn.
Hugh Grant To Play Villain Opposite Sophia Lillis In 'Dungeons And Dragons'
Hugh Grant has signed on to play the big bad in a new "Dungeons and Dragons" movie, based on the popular board game.
Sophia Lillis ("It", "Nancy Drew") has also signed on; the plot is being kept under wraps, and details about their characters have yet to be revealed.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw And David Oyelowo To Star In ‘The Girl Before’
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“The Morning Show”) and David Oyelowo (“Selma”) will headline the four-part psychological thriller "The Girl Before", a co-production of HBO Max and BBC One/
Created, written and executive produced by J.P. Delaney, based on his bestselling novel,
“The Girl Before” follows Jane (Mbatha-Raw), who accepts an offer to live in a stunning new house designed by an enigmatic architect (Oyelowo) who insists she abide by his meticulous list of rules. As she feels the house changing her in unexpected ways, she discovers a horrific secret about the home's previous occupant.
Ridley Scott Picks Jodie Comer For ‘Kitbag’
Ridley Scott has found his Josephine in "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer.
Scott is directing the upcoming Apple Studios project, “Kitbag”, all about Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) and has hired Comer to play the Emperor’s love interest, Empress Joséphine.
Comer previously worked with Scott on his upcoming film "The Last Duel" with Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck.
Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo And More Join 'Roar' Anthology Series
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The upcoming Apple TV+ anthology series "Roar" has added some major star power.
Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever and Alison Brie are all joining the show, which is based on a book of short stories by author Cecelia Ahern.
Coming to TV from "Glow" creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the series will feature a vide variety of stories from a female point-of-view.
Dakota Fanning Joins Anthology Series 'First Lady'
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The Showtime anthology series "First Lady" has added another big name.
Dakota Fanning is joining the show, playing Susan Ford, the only daughter of late U.S. president Gerald Ford and his wife Betty, played by Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The series, which tells the stories of First Ladies throughout the years, also stars Viola Davis a Michelle Obama and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Indira Varma Cast In Disney+’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series
“Game of Thrones” star Indira Varma will join Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series from Disney+.
The sci-fi action show will be set 10 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith”.
While details about Varma’s character are not yet known, McGregeor will star in the title role while Christensen will play Darth Vader.
Shira Haas To Star In Barbra Streisand's 'Lioness'
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Shira Haas has signed on to star in "Lioness" about the life of Former Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir, based on the book, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun.
Barbra Streisand is set to executive produce the series.
Constance Wu Joins Thriller Series 'The Terminal List'
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Amazon Prime Video's new conspiracy thriller series "The Terminal List" just boosted its star power with Constance Wu.
The "Crazy Rich Asians" star joins Chris Pratt in the series, based on Jack Carr’s bestselling novel, about a U.S. Navy SEAL who returns home with conflicting memories after his team was ambushed during a covert mission overseas.
Wu will play war correspondent Katie Buranek who becomes an ally of Pratt's James Reece in an attempt to uncover the truth about a dangerous conspiracy that threatens their lives.
Spike Lee To Direct Documentary Series 'NYC Epicenters'
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From 9/11 to COVID-19, New Yorkers have been through a lot.
In his next major project, Spike Lee is teaming up with HBO to direct a new documentary series chronicling that tumultuous two-decade period in the Big Apple.
"NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½" will paint an “unprecedented, sweeping portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic."
Wagner Moura Joining Elisabeth Moss In 'Shining Girls'
Wagner Moura will be co-starring with Elisabeth Moss in the "Handmaid's Tale" star's upcoming series for Apple TV+, "Shining Girls".
Adapted from Lauren Beukes' 2013 novel, the series follows a Chicago reporter (Moss) who feels her reality begin to shift while she hunts down the man who brutally assaulted her and left her for dead.
Moura, best known for playing drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Netflix's "Narcos", will play a fellow journalist reporting on a copycat attack that bears striking similarities to her assault.
Florence Pugh To Star In Zach Braff's 'A Good Person'
Florence Pugh is set to collaborate with her boyfriend, Zach Braff, on his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by Braff, “A Good Person” will see Pugh star alongside legendary actor, Morgan Freeman.
According to Deadline, “The film will follow Allison (Pugh), whose life falls apart following her involvement in a fatal accident. In the following years, it is the unlikely relationship she forms with her would-be father-in-law (Freeman) that helps her live a life worth living.”
Pugh and Braff have been dating since 2018.
George Clooney And Julia Roberts Reteam For 'Ticket To Paradise'
"Suburbicon" co-stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts will be reuniting for "Ticket to Paradise," an upcoming film in which they play a divorced couple who teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter's wedding, believing she's making the same mistake that they did 25 years earlier.
Helen Mirren To Star In 'White Bird: A Wonder Story'
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In "White Bird: A Wonder Story", the companion film to the 2017 hit "Wonder", Helen Mirren is set to play the grandmother of bully character Julian from the original film, based on the books by R.J. Palacio.
The new movie tells the grandmother's story of being a girl in Nazi-occupied France and the schoolmate who helps her go into hiding and survive.
Gillian Anderson will also star in the film as Julian's mother.
Rose Leslie & Theo James To Star In 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Series
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A TV version of "The Time Traveler's Wife" is on the way from "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat.
Based on the Audrey Niffenegger book about a chronologically complicated, sci-fi romance, the HBO series is set to star "Game of Thrones" actress Rose Leslie and "Divergent" actor Theo James.
The novel was previously adapted for the big screen in a 2009 film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.
O-T Fagbenle Stars As Barack Obama
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O-T Fagbenle ("The Handmaid's Tale) will portray 44th U.S. President Barack Obama in Showtime's "First Lady". Season one will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis).
Zoe Kravitz Added To Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Kimi’
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Zoe Kravtiz is set to join forces with Steven Soderbergh for his upcoming feature, “Kimi”, for HBO Max.
According to Deadline, “Kimi” follows Kravitz as “an agoraphobic tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review and tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company.”
America Ferrera To Direct 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter'
America Ferrara is set to helm a new screen adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name, “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”.
The new dramedy for Netflix will be Ferrara’s feature directorial debut.
The New York Times bestselling book centres on Julia Reyes, a rebellious teenager who is the daughter of first-generation Mexican immigrants. When her perfect sister tragically passes away, it’s up to Julia to put her family back together.
Ryan Gosling Is 'The Actor'
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Yes, you know that Ryan Gosling is an actor. But did you know that he is The Actor? Gosling will star in director Duke Johnson's adaptation of Donald E. Westlake's novel Memory.
David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Are 'The Killer' Duo
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David Fincher and Michael Fassbender are teaming up for a new assassin drama called "The Killer". Fincher has been toying with "The Killer" since 2007, perhaps earlier. It was at one point rumoured to have Brad Pitt as the star, but it now looks like Fassbender will take the lead. The project will be distributed by Netflix.
Taylor Kitsch Joins Chris Pratt In ‘The Terminal List’
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Taylor Kitsch has signed on to the upcoming Amazon Prime Video project, "The Terminal List".
The thriller series, which co-stars Chris Pratt, is based on the Jack Carr novel of the same name.
David DiGilio has penned the script while Antoine Fuqua will direct.
Judy Greer To Star In 'Stargirl' Sequel
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The sequel to the Disney+ film "Stargirl" has added a big new cast member.
"Adaptation" and "Arrested Development" actress Judy Greer is joining the film opposite star Grace VanderWaal, which will also see the return of director Julia Hart, who will once again co-write the screenplay with husband Jordan Horowitz.
The sequel to the 2020 film will follow Stargirl's journey from her hometown out into the wider world of the music industry and the bright lights of Los Angeles.
Return Of Grace VanderWaal
Grace VanderWaal will return to Disney+'s musical "Stargirl", where she will be joined by Elijah Richardson.
Gillian Anderson To Star In Showtime's 'The First Lady'
First she was Margaret Thatcher on "The Crown" and now Gillian Anderson is set to play Eleanor Roosevelt.
The actress is set to star in Showtime's upcoming anthology series, "The First Lady".
Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer will also co-star in season one, which focuses on Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).
Mila Kunis Joins Netflix's 'Luckiest Girl Alive'
Mila Kunis is heading to Netflix for its upcoming adaptation of the Jessica Knoll bestseller, Luckiest Girl Alive.
Kunis will play Ani, a New Yorker who appears to have it all when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager. Soon Ani's life begins to unravel.
Mike Barker ("The Handmaid's Tale", "Fargo") will direct from a script by Knoll.
Laurel Marsden Cast In ‘Ms. Marvel’
“Survive” star Laurel Marsden has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ superhero series, “Ms. Marvel”.
According to Deadline,the actress will play Zoe Zimmer, a popular girl who is somewhat of a frenemy to Ms. Marvel.
The series, which is set to drop later this year, centres on teenage hero Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani).
Tom Hardy Added To Netflix’s ‘Havoc’
Tom Hardy is teaming up with writer/director Gareth Evans on the upcoming thriller, “Havoc”, for Netflix.
Hardy will play a detective who discovers the criminal underworld while attempting to rescue a politician's estranged son.
Evans wrote and will direct the project.
Rachel McAdams Joins Upcoming Judy Blume Adaptation
Rachel McAdams has signed on for the upcoming screen adaption of Judy Blume’s iconic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
McAdams will play Margaret’s (Abby Ryder Fortson) mother Barbara.
Jane Fonda To Voice Dragon In Animated 'Luck"
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Jane Fonda will be providing the voice for a key role in "Luck", an upcoming film from Apple and Skydance Animation.
"Luck" features the worlds of good and bad luck colliding, with unlucky young girl tasked with saving the day.
Fonda will voice The Dragon, described as the “exuberant CEO of Good Luck and undisputed luckiest ancient being in all the land. The Dragon is elegant, stylish and as persuasive as she is powerful. The only thing better than good luck is more good luck, so when bad luck starts to spin out of control, she must face her fears or risk losing good luck forever.”
Uzo Aduba Joins ‘Low Country’
As part of her multi-year producing deal with CBS Studios, Uza Aduba has signed on to star and executive produce the network’s upcoming drama “Low Country”.
Written by Dewayne Jones, “Low Country” stars Aduba as Shirley Johnson, "the least likely deputy sheriff in South Carolina’s low country."
Aduba will also develop and produce other projects for the studio.
Migos’ Quavo To Make Feature-Film Debut
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Migos member Quavo is set to make his feature-film debut alongside Robert De Niro, John Malkovich, and Jack Huston in the upcoming movie “Wash Me in the River", 'Variety' reports.
The flick is being directed by Randall Emmett and is currently being filmed in Puerto Rico.
Quavo will play Coyote, “a ruthless and heartless drug lord.”
Jennifer Garner Swaps Bodies In 'Family Leave'
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Jennifer Garner has lined up her next big comedy.
The actress will star in "Family Leave", a body swap comedy about a family whose bodies are switched with another family on the other side of the world.
Minnie Driver Joins 'Modern Love' Season 2
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"Modern Love" is returning for more stories of romance, and the first new cast member has been announced.
Minnie Driver is joining the anthology series for season 2.
The first season, based on the popular New York Times column, featured, among many more, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and John Slattery.
Tim Burton Helming 'Wednesday', New 'Addams Family' Spinoff Series For Netflix
Tim Burton is heading to Netflix, which just gave the director an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for "Wednesday", a new spinoff of "The Addams Family" focusing on daughter Wednesday Addams.
According to the Netflix logline, the series is "a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."
The Cast Of 'Conversations With Friends' Revealed
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After the success of "Normal People", Hulu has announced the cast of its next Sally Rooney adaptation, "Conversations with Friends".
Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke and Alison Oliver will star in the series.
The series tells the story of Frances, a 21-year-old college student played by Oliver, who navigates a series of relationships and her own vulnerabilities out in the world for the first time.
Regina King To Play Politician Shirley Chisholm
After stepping behind the camera to direct "One Night in Miami", Regina King is once against getting back in front of the lens to star in the new film "Shirley".
Written and directed by John Ridley, the film will tell the story of Shirley Chisholm, America's first Black congresswoman, who mounted a pioneering presidential campaign in 1972.
Archie Panjabi Boards 'Snowpiercer'
All aboard! Archie Panjabi is joining the cast of "Snowpiercer" for the upcoming third season.
Details of her role have yet to be announced, other the "Good Wife" alum's character is named Asha.
Keke Palmer And Daniel Kaluuya Cast In Jordan Peele's Next Film
Jordan Peele is keeping details of his next movie to himself, but it's been revealed that he'll be reuniting with Daniel Kaluuya, who starred in his acclaimed directorial debut "Get Out". Joining Kaluuya on the project will be Keke Palmer, recently seen in JLo's "Hustlers".
'Bridgerton' Star Rege-Jean Page Faces 'Dungeons And Dragons'
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Breakout "Bridgerton" heartthrob Rege-Jean Page has scored his next big role. Page will star alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith in Paramount's new "Dungeons and Dragons" movie.
Lenny Kravitz To Star In Jennifer Lopez's 'Shotgun Wedding'
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Musician Lenny Kravitz has joined the cast of the upcoming action-comedy "Shotgun Wedding", starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel.
Also joining the cast are actors Cheech Marin, D'Arcy Carden, Selena Tan, Desmin Borges and Alex Mallari.
In the film, Lopez and Duhamel gather their family and friends together fora. destination wedding, only to have the party taken hostage.
Aaron Eckhart To Play Gerald Ford In 'First Lady' Anthology Series
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Aaron Eckhart is going presidential.
The actor has been cast as former U.S. President Gerald Ford, who took over the Oval Office after Richard Nixon's impeachment and ultimate resignation, in the upcoming anthology series "The First Lady".
The series, directed by Susanne Bier, will tell the stories of the wives of American presidents, with Michelle Pfeiffer playing former First Lady Betty Ford and Viola Davis playing former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Simone Ashley Heads To 'Bridgerton'
"Sex Education" star Simone Ashley has been cast in season two of "Bridgerton".
Ashley will play the female lead, Kate Sharam, opposite Jonathan Bailey (Anthony).
The New 'Mr. And Mrs. Smith'
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will star in Amazon Studios take on "Mr. and Mrs. Smith".
The movie is slated for release in 2022.
Ruth Negga To Play Josephine Baker In Limited Series
"Preacher" star Ruth Negga has signed on to portray legendary singer and dancer Josephine Baker in a new limited series produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter's Springhill Entertainment.
Titled "Josephine", the series will explore the life of the woman who was the biggest Black female artist of her era, an international superstar who was also a decorated Second World War spy and Civil Rights activist.
Zawe Ashton Tapped To Play Villain In 'Captain Marvel 2'
Zawe Ashton has reportedly signed on to the upcoming sequel to "Captain Marvel". According to sources, the "Velvet Buzzsaw" actress will play the villain opposite Brie Larson's cosmic superhero; as is typically the case with Marvel Studios, details beyond that are scarce.
The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime Show Gets Documentary
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Showtime has announced that it will be airing a 90-minute documentary on the making of the Weeknd's 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
"The Show" will detail all the months of hard work and planning that went into the Canadian singer's showstopping 13-minute performance.