Gillian Anderson To Play Margaret Thatcher On 'The Crown'
Former "X Files" star Gillian Anderson has reportedly been cast as Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of "The Crown". The show — which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II — is jumping ahead in time for the upcoming third season, with Olivia Colman taking over the role from Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first two seasons. The addition of Thatcher indicates that season 4 will bring the show into the 1980s.
Kenan Thompson's 'SNL' Future
Longtime "Saturday Night Live" member Kenan Thompson reportedly has one foot out the door. NBC has given the comedian the thumbs up for a new family comedy pilot "Saving Kenan" starring and executive produced by him.
Shawn Levy To Bring Back ‘Unsolved Mysteries’
Canadian filmmaker Shawn Levy is revamping “Unsolved Mysteries”. The series, which originally ran between 1987 and 2010, will join the Netflix ranks with the help of the show's original production company. Each episode will focus on one mystery, following a documentary format with re-enactments and interviews with those involved with unsolved crimes.
Kevin Hart To Star In ‘Fatherhood’
Kevin Hart will show a more serious side in "Fatherhood", the Sony adaptation of the memoir 'Two Kisses For Maddy'. The comedian will star in the Paul Weitz-directed film that follows a young widower who must raise his daughter by himself after his wife dies during childbirth.
Kumail Nanjiani And Issa Rae To Star In Rom-Com
Two HBO stars are teaming up for a big-screen romantic comedy, with Kumail Nanjiani ("Silicon Valley") and Issa Rae ("Insecure") to star in "The Lovebirds" for Paramount. Directed by Michael Showalter (who helmed Nanjiani's acclaimed "The Big Sick"), "The Lovebirds" sees the pair play a couple on the verge of splitting up when they become embroiled in a life-threatening murder mystery.
'Let It Snow', 'Let It Snow'
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" star Kiernan Shipka leads a cast of teens in John Green's new movie "Let It Snow", based on his book of the same name.
Charlotte Rampling Joins The Cast Of 'Dune'
Charlotte Rampling will play the sorceress Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in Denis Villeneuve's "Dune".
She joins Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dave Bautista.
Octavia Spencer And Bryce Dallas Howard Reunite
"The Help" co-stars Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard reunite in the ensemble comedy "Fairy Tale Ending". Screenplay duties will be handled by Jim Hecht ("Ice Age: The Meltdown") and Tracy McMillan ("Marvel's Runaways").
Josh Gad Rumoured To Star In Disney’s ‘Hunchback Of Notre Dame’ Remake
Disney has lined up its next live-action remake, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”.
Josh Gad is rumoured to take on the lead role while also serving as producer.
According to Deadline, the classic story will get a musical adaptation, simply titled “Hunchback”.
Anne Hathaway To Take On Anjelica Huston’s Role In ‘The Witches’ Remake
Anne Hathaway is set to star in Robert Zemeckis‘ remake of “The Witches”.
According to Variety, Hathaway will take on Anjelica Huston’s role of Grand High Witch in the new adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s novel.
All other details surrounding the flick are still under wraps.
Chris Evans, Robert Pattinson Join Forces For Netflix
Chris Evans and Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen are teaming up for Netflix’s “The Devil All The Time”.
According to the streaming giant, the flick, based off the novel by the same name, is “a midwestern gothic involving a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff.”
Antonio Campos has signed on to direct.
Steve Carell Set To Star In Netflix Series Based On Trump's 'Space Force'
Donald Trump may have some interesting ideas that sure make for good TV.
Netflix is producing a comedy series called "Space Force", based on Trump's new military branch proposal, with Steve Carell set to star.
Carell will reunite with "The Office" showrunner Greg Daniels on the series.
DJ Khaled Added To ‘Bad Boys’ Sequel
Music producer and entertainment icon DJ Khaled will be joining Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the new “Bad Boys” sequel, “Bad Boys for Life”. The scheduled release date for the film is January 17, 2020.
Danny Glover Joins ‘Jumanji 2’
Danny Glover is getting ready to join the cast of “Jumanji 2”.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are set to reprise their roles with the additions of Glover, Danny DeVito and Awkwafina.
The upcoming sequel will continue the storyline of the 2017 hit, but any further details are being kept under wraps.
Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes Join ‘Lexi’
Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley and Wanda Sykes join the upcoming comedy “Lexi” from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
The film is currently in production and will follow what happens when you love your phone more than anything else in the world.
Adam Devine and Michael Pena will also star.
Bill Murray Reteams With Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray will reteam with his “Lost In Translation” and “A Very Murray Christmas” director Sofia Coppola for the drama “On The Rocks”. The new film will follow a young mother (Rashida Jones) who reconnects with her estranged playboy father (Murray) for an adventure through New York City.
Goran Visnjic Joins ‘This Is Us’
“This Is Us” just got a new cast member, “Timeless”’Goran Visnjic.
On Tuesday, NBC announced Visnjic will play Vincent, one of Beth's (Susan Kelechi Watson) teachers.
While details are still under wraps, fans are worried what Vincent’s relationship with Beth will entail and what it means for her and Randall (Sterling K. Brown).
“This Is Us” resumes its third season on Tuesday.
James McAvoy Is Heading To ‘Saturday Night Live’
James McAvoy was announced as host for Global’s “Saturday Night Live” for the first time.
The Scottish actor, who is currently promoting his new film “Glass”, will take the helm at the second "SNL" episode of the year following Rachel Brosnahan.
McAvoy will host on Jan. 26, with Meek Mill as the musical guest.
Ryan Murphy Announces Cast Of Netflix Series ‘Ratched’
Ryan Murphy’s long-awaited series “Ratched” finally has a cast.
The producer shared an update on the series with fans on Instagram Monday, announcing Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charles Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Corey Stoll. Sarah Paulson was previously announced in the title role of Nurse Ratched.
“‘Ratched’ on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks,” Murphy wrote on Instagram. “On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson, who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast...a true murderers’ row of talent.”
“Ratched” is based on the flick “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”.
High Schooler Rachel Zegler Cast As Maria In ‘West Side Story’ Remake
Steven Spielberg has found his Maria for the upcoming remake of “West Side Story”.
High school student Rachel Zegler, 17, has joined the cast alongside Broadway veterans Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez who are set to play Anita and Bernardo, respectively.
Zegler has a popular YouTube channel where she regularly posts covers of hit songs, including "A Star Is Born"'s "Shallow".
Matthew Rhys Joins Perry Mason Drama At HBO
Matthew Rhys has found his post-“The Americans” role.
The actor has been tapped to star in the long-awaited Perry Mason drama for HBO.
Robert Downey Jr. was originally attached to the rebooted role, but will act solely as an executive producer instead.
The original “Perry Mason” aired from 1957-1966.
'Sopranos' Prequel Movie Adds Jon Bernthal And Vera Farmiga
"Punisher" star Jon Bernthal and "Bates Motel" star Vera Farmiga have been cast in the upcoming "Sopranos" prequel movie "The Many Saints of Newark".
The film, set during the during the Newark riots of the ’60s, is co-written by series creator David Chase, and also stars Alessandro Nivola.
Michelle Yeoh To Headline ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Spin-Off
CBS All Access has put a “Star Trek: Discovery” spin-off into development and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh is set to star.
With “Star Trek: Discovery” returning Jan. 17, fans can expect to see Yeoh’s character, Captain Philippa Georgiou included in the new season. The spin-off, still in its early stages of production, will focus on the continuation of Yeoh’s character’s season 2 adventures in Starflee’s Section 31 division, a semi-secret organization first introduced in the ‘90s on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.
“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich ‘Star Trek’ stories,” Yeoh told Deadline. “Being a part of this Universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play. I can’t wait to see where it all goes – certainly I believe it will go ‘where no WOMAN has ever gone before!'”
‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Is Back
Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman is returning to TV with “Dog’s Most Wanted”. The unscripted series will follow Chapman and wife Beth as they pursue a “bucket list” of major wanted criminals.
'Saw' Writers Patrick Melton And Marcus Dunstan Pen Another 'Final Destination' Movie
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are set to write the script for an upcoming sixth instalment of the "Final Destination" franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, plot details for the eagerly anticipated flick are being kept under wraps.
The New Line movies have grossed almost $700 million worldwide since the first film's debut back in 2000.
Billy Zane To Play Marlon Brando In New Film
Billy Zane is taking on one of the most iconic acting figures of all time.
The actor is set to produced and star as Marlon Brando in the new film "Waltzing With Brando".
The film tells the story of how Brando chose Bernard Judge to build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a small Tahitian island.
Noah Centineo To Star Opposite Camila Mendes In 'The Perfect Date'
Netflix is pairing up two of its biggest stars for their brand new rom-com "The Perfect Date".
"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" star Noah Centineo plays a student who raises money by starting an app for women to use him as a fake boyfriend, eventually getting involved with "Riverdale" actress Camila Mendes.
The film also stars actress and singer Laura Marano.
Al Pacino Joins Jordan Peele’s TV Series
Al Pacino is signing on for the Jordan Peele-produced Amazon Prime Video series, “The Hunt”. The role, which will mark the 78-year-old’s first time as a TV series regular, will follow a band of Nazi hunters in New York City circa 1977 who discover a number of high-ranking Nazi officials that intend to start a Fourth Reich there.
‘Supergirl’ Adds ‘Mean Girls’ Star
Jonathan Bennett, best known for looking sexy with his hair pushed back as Aaron Samuels in “Mean Girls”, will guest star on “Supergirl” as an anti-alien government worker.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Says 'Sometimes I Lie'
Sarah Michelle Gellar will star in Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV's limited series "Sometimes I Lie". The series is based on former BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s debut novel.
‘Captain Marvel’ Writer Signs On For ‘Vision And Scarlet Witch’ Series
Marvel’s upcoming series, “Vision and Scarlet Witch” has found its writer - “Captain Marvel”’s Jac Schaeffer.
The series, which will be streamed exclusively on Disney+, will star Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, reprising the roles they originated on the big screen.
Details surrounding the series’ plot are being kept under wraps.
DuPont Scandal Film Finds Its Cast
The new movie about the DuPont chemical scandal from director Todd Haynes (“Velvet Goldmine”) has founds its cast. Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Anne Hathaway will join a cast that already includes Bill Pullman, Mare Winnignham, “The Good Place”’s William Jackson Harper and Canadian Victor Garber.
Stellan Skarsgard Joins ‘Dune’ Reboot
Stellan Skarsgard is the latest actor to join Denis Villeneuve’s take on “Dune”. The Swedish actor will play the villain Baron Harkonnen in the sci-fi tale opposite Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista.
Kevin Smith To Host Tribute To Stan Lee
Kevin Smith is set to host a tribute to the late comic book icon Stan Lee. Excelsior! A Stan Lee Celebration will be held on January 30 in Los Angeles which will benefit one of Lee’s favourite charities, the Hero Initiative which supports comic book creators, writers and artists in need.
Margot Robbie To Play Barbie On Screen
Margot Robbie will be playing Barbie girl in a Barbie world. Mattel and Warner Bros. have just confirmed the Oscar-nominated actress will take on the role of Barbie in the live-action adaptation of Mattel’s iconic doll. The film is set to be released in 2020 and is expected to bring a brighter future to Mattel and their financial struggles. Robbie will also co-produce the movie.
Daniel Dae Kim Joins ‘The Good Doctor’
Daniel Dae Kim is heading in front of the camera on “The Good Doctor”.
The actor, who acts as executive producer of the hit medical drama, will join the series in a new recurring role.
Kim will play Dr. Jackson Han, the new chief of surgery.
Luke Wilson Joins DC Universe In ‘Stargirl’
Luke Wilson is gearing up to join Nickelodeon star Brec Bassinger in the upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl”.
Wilson has signed on to play the mechanic-turned-superhero, Pat Dugan while Bassigner will take on the title role.
Lou Ferrigno Jr., Brian Stapf, Henry Thomas, Charles McNider and Anjelika Washington will also star in the series.
‘Game Of Thrones’ Finds Prequel’s Cast
The “Game Of Thrones” prequel just got a little more real with HBO revealing the cast.
The series regulars consist of Naomi Ackie (upcoming “Star Wars”), Denise Gough (Tony-nominated for “Angels In America”), Jamie Campbell Bower (“Twilight”, “Mortal Instruments”), Sheila Atim (“Harlots”), Ivanno Jeremiah (“Black Mirror”), Georgie Henley (“The Chronicles Of Narnia”), Alex Sharp (“To The Bone”) and Toby Regbo (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald”).
Details surrounding the new roles and the premise of the series are being kept under wraps.
Dave Bautista Joins The Cast Of 'Dune'
Dave Bautista joins Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Legendary's adaptation of "Dune", according to Deadline.
This reunites the actor with director Denis Villeneuve, whom he worked with on "Blade Runner 2049".
Legendary acquired film and television rights to the Frank Herbert novels "Dune" in 2016.
Lisa Ray Cast In New Amazon Series
Bollywood star Lisa Ray has landed a key role in "Four More Shots Please", an upcoming Amazon Prime Video series that portrays the daily struggles of a group of young women in urban India. Ray's character is a lesbian, with the role marking her debut in a digital series.
Danny DeVito Joins ‘Jumanji’ Sequel
“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” star Danny DeVito will join returning cast members Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in the sequel to the box office smash “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle”. “The magic of ‘Jumanji’ is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone,” Johnson announced.
Awkwafina Rumoured To Join ‘Jumanji 2’
The upcoming sequel to 2017’s “Jumanji” could be getting a new cast member, Awkwafina.
The breakout “Crazy Rich Asians” star final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas.
Details of Awkwafina’s role are being kept under wraps.
Taye Diggs To Host Critics’ Choice Awards
The Critics’ Choice Awards have announced their host for the upcoming award show and Taye Diggs is their pick. Diggs is best known for his acting in musical hits “Chicago” and “Rent”, and is currently starring in the CW’s drama “All American”.
The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards show airs on Jan. 13.
Ingrid Michaelson And Bekah Brunstetter Are Bringing ‘The Notebook’ To Broadway
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson announced on the “Today” show that she has teamed up with “This Is Us” writer and producer Bekah Brunstetter to bring the Nicholas Sparks classic and award-winning film “The Notebook” to Broadway. The singer has been working on the songs for over a year now and Brunstetter is set to write the play. Michaelson jokes that favourite on-screen couple Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling will star in the musical.
Gary Oldman To Narrate David Bowie App
Golden Globe, Oscar and three-time BAFTA Award-winning actor Gary Oldman will narrate the new “David Bowie Is” mobile app. The app will give fans the ability to experience the “David Bowie Is” museum exhibition through augmented reality. Costumes, lyrics, photos and artifacts included in the exhibit will be incorporated within the app. “David Bowie Is” will be available on Jan. 8, which would have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday.
Kal Penn, Sean Astin Join Final Season Of ‘Big Bang Theory’
“Big Bang Theory” has some new cast members joining its final season.
Kal Penn and Sean Astin will join the series as Sheldon and Amy’s assistants with their super-asymmetry theory.
“The Big Bang Theory”‘s 12th and final season resumes Thursday.
New Doc On Sly And The Family Stone In The Works
Funk music icons Sly and the Family Stone will be the subject of a new documentary, "Dance To The Streaming Music". Featuring exclusive interviews with the band, the film will chart the legal and financial troubles of Sly Stone, who ended up homeless until the 2018 Music Modernization Act changed the way artists receive royalties on streaming music sites.
Angelina Jolie To Produce BBC Kids Show
"Maleficent" star Angelina Jolie will work alongside the BBC to produce "Our World", a kids current affairs show. Although the series will be produced in English, the BBC are looking for partners on a global scale to develop the show in several languages. The series will rollout with 10 half-hour episodes in 2019.
Michelle Williams To Star In Diana Ross Biopic
Michelle Williams is about to take on the role of a lifetime, Diana Ross.
The former Destiny’s Child member will play the icon in the upcoming BET show “American Soul”.
“American Soul” is set to premiere Feb. 7.
Vanessa Hudgens Joins 'Bad Boys' Reboot
Vanessa Hudgens is the latest star to sign on to the upcoming reboot of "Bad Boys", the buddy-cop franchise featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as wisecracking Miami cops. Hudgens will be joined by "Vikings" star Alexander Ludwig and Charles Melton ("Riverdale") in the upcoming sequel, "Bad Boys 4 Life". According to Variety, the trio will play "a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys (Smith and Lawrence) when a new threat emerges in Miami." The new film is set to be released in January 2020.
Connor Jessup To Star In ‘Locke & Key’
Canadian actor Connor Jessup has officially been locked in to play Tyler Locke in the upcoming Netflix series “Locke & Key”, which is based off Joe Hill’s 2008 comic.
Jessup will star alongside British actor Emilia Jones, who’s been slated to play his sister Kinsey Locke.
Although there’s been no word on when “Locke & Key” will be released, Netflix has officially ordered 10 episodes of the series so far.
Jodie Cormer's Starring Role
"Killing Eve" actress Jodie Cormer has landed a lead role opposite Ryan Reynolds in the video game action-comedy "Free Guy". Lil Rel, who reached global audiences with his performance in "Get Out", and "Stranger Things" star Joe Keery will play supporting roles.