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Kevin Hart to Star in an Action Comedy From ‘Broad City’ Alums

Kevin Hart has found his next comedy. The Jumanji: The Next Level star is attached to star in a yet-untitled action-comedy from Broad City alums Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. The film is being developed by Universal Pictures, with Aniello and Downs set to pen the script as well as executive produce. Variety reports that Kevin Hart is attached to star in an untitled action-comedy under Universal Pictures. The film is based on an original idea from Broad City‘s Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Dow...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Star, Broad City, Universal, Kevin-Hart, Universal Pictures, Will Packer, Lee, PAUL, Hart, Variety, Packer, Downs, James Lopez


Amblin Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Distant’ Adds Rachel Brosnahan Alongside Anthony Ramos

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan and In the Heights‘ Anthony Ramos are uniting for a sci-fi comedy from the fine folks at Amblin. The flick features a script from Spenser Cohen and follows an asteroid miner and a woman trapped in an escape pod. I, for one, am sick and tired of all these Hollywood movies about asteroid miners – there’s one every week! But maybe this one will be a cut above the rest. Deadline has the scoop on Distant, a new sci-fi comedy from Amblin starring Rachel Bro...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Broadway, Hamilton, Josh Gordon, Ramos, Maisel, Ragnarok, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Rachel Brosnahan, Anthony Ramos, Fred Berger, Spenser Cohen


TV Casting: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Spin-Off ‘Clarice’, ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot, and ‘The Lost Boys’

A slew of TV casting happened this week, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Clarice, a Silence of the Lambs spin-off series that isn’t Hannibal, has found its lead, and so has the Kung Fu reboot. Meanwhile, the new pilot for The Lost Boys TV series has added a bunch of names as well. This will actually be the second attempt at a Lost Boys pilot – Warner Bros. TV fired the entire cast of their original pilot, save for two actors. Clarice Casting Rebecca Breeds has been cast as Clarice...
Tags: Cook, Television, Movies, Casting, China, Kung Fu, David, Cbs, Hannibal Lecter, University Of Virginia, North Carolina, Cw, Hannibal, Michael, Jodie Foster, David Carradine


Eric Bana to Write, Co-Direct, and Star in Movie About Motorcycle Racer Mike Hailwood

There was a time in the 2000s when Hollywood seemed hellbent on making Eric Bana the next big thing. But the Australian actor has shrugged off those expectations and settled into the next phase of his career, most recently playing the title character on the TV series Dirty John. Now he’s found his next project, and it’s one he’s obviously passionate about: he’ll write, co-direct, and star in a film based on Mike “The Bike” Hailwood, a British grand prix motorcycle racer who was once considered ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, David, Ferrari, Ducati, Ford, Judd Apatow, Deadline, True Story, Mike, Connolly, Bana, Robert Connolly, Eric-Bana


Melissa Leo and Zazie Beetz Team Up for Shelter

Melissa Leo and Zazie Beetz Team Up for Shelter According to Deadline, Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo is teaming up with Zazie Beetz for the drama Shelter. Jen Gerber will direct from a script by David Rysdahl, who also stars. Production will take place in New Ulm, Minnesota. RELATED: Creed III In Development With King Richard Writer Per the report, the film will focus on a troubled father (played by Rysdahl), who attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter (played by Man With a Plan...
Tags: Movies, News, Casting, Harley Quinn, Leo, Deadpool, Shelter, Lucy, Freeze, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Alfred Molina, New Ulm Minnesota, ComingSoon, Movie News, Zazie Beetz


‘Rebel Ridge’, From Director Jeremy Saulnier, Adds Don Johnson and More Alongside Star John Boyega

Rebel Ridge, a new Jeremy Saulnier-directed Netflix movie starring John Boyega, just added a bunch of familiar names to its cast. Don Johnson, James Badge Dale, Zsane Jhe, James Cromwell, and Erin Doherty have all now joined the film, which is being described as a “high-velocity thriller.” Not much more is known beyond that, but a new Jeremy Saulnier movie is always worth paying attention to. Variety has the Rebel Ridge casting news, stating Don Johnson, James Badge Dale, Zsane Jhe, James Cr...
Tags: Casting, Netflix, Don Johnson, Erin Doherty, James Badge Dale, James-Cromwell, Jeremy Saulnier, John Boyega, Rebel Ridge, Zsane Jhe


‘The Independent’: Kumail Nanjiani Adds a Political Thriller to His Resumé

Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick) continues to add fascinating projects to his already eclectic resume. Hot on the heels of launching the AppleTV+ anthology series Little America, the actor/writer/producer has signed on to star in a political thriller called The Independent, in which he’ll play a journalist who uncovers a conspiracy. The Hollywood Reporter says Nanjiani “will play an idealistic young journalist who uncovers a major political conspiracy just as America’s first via...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Casting, Berlin, America, Barack Obama, United States, Thriller, Mitt Romney, The Independent, Political, Hollywood Reporter, Dolittle, Stuber


Seann William Scott Lands a Role in Paul Feig Series This Country

Seann William Scott Lands a Role in Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig Series This Country According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seann William Scott has signed up for a recurring role in the Jenny Bicks/Paul Feig comedy series This Country from Fox. The former Lethal Weapon star will play Father Joe, a man who arrives in the series’ fictional town of Flatch, Ohio, and must quickly learn how to deal with the situation presented to him. RELATED: Jason Segel’s Dispatches from Elsewhere Series Premiere Sn...
Tags: Comedy, TV, Hollywood, Movies, News, Lionsgate, Casting, Bbc, Fox, TV News, Paul Feig, Hulu, Kelly, Scott, Cooper, Coopers


‘Jurassic World 3’ Might Bring Back Another ‘Jurassic Park’ Character

Oh Timmy, Timmy, Timmy. You were part of the original 1993 Jurassic Park, a film that shaped a generation of dinosaur lovers and launched a franchise that still sends chills down our spines today. Your wide-eyed look remains iconic. Your battle with the electric fence will never be forgotten. And, according to your actor Joseph Mazzello, you may be coming back in Jurassic World 3 for yet another round with that darned electric fence. Mazzello, who recently appeared in the Oscar-winning Bohem...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Universal, Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Tim, Jeff Goldblum, Action/Adventure, Omar Sy, Amblin Entertainment, Joe Mazzello, Jurassic World 3


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Remake Wants Chris Evans to be a Dentist

Today in wild casting news no one saw coming: Chris Evans is joining the cast of the Little Shop of Horrors remake. But the former Captain America isn’t being courted to play lead loser Seymour. Instead, the film wants Evans to play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello, a role made famous by Steve Martin in the 1986 Frank Oz-directed Little Shop of Horrors. Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are also being sought after as the leads, while Billy Porter is signed to voice man-eating plant Audrey II....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Evans, Steve Martin, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Musical, Chris-Evans, Roger Corman, Captain America, Remakes, Martin, Seymour, Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors, Greg Berlanti


Netflix Nears $25 Million Deal to Buy Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne-Starring Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne have got the cure for true-crime fatigue, and it is the upcoming serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. Chastain and Redmayne are attached to star in Tobias Lindholm‘s (The Hunt) English-language directorial debut The Good Nurse, based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Netflix is nearing a deal to buy the rights of the thriller in one of the biggest sales deals to come out of the Europ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Casting, Berlin, Netflix, Thriller, Eddie Redmayne, Newark, Darren Aronofsky, True Story, Redmayne, Chastain, Cullen, Tobias Lindholm


‘First Wives Club’ Alums Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler & Diane Keaton Call Another Meeting With the Comedy ‘Family Jewels’

The First Wives Club members Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton are calling another meeting to order with a silver screen reunion in the comedy Family Jewels. New Republic Pictures won the rights to Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy that will reunite Hawn, Midler, and Keaton 24 years after they co-starred in the 1996 comedy The First Wives Club. Deadline reports that New Republic Pictures has won the rights for Peter Hoar’s pitch Family Jewels, which follows Hawn, Mid...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, New York City, Bette Midler, Diane-Keaton, New Republic, Keaton, First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler Diane Keaton, Goldie-Hawn, Brian Oliver, Hoar, Hugh Wilson


‘The Chair’: Sandra Oh to Star in Amanda Peet’s Netflix Series, Which is Produced By Benioff and Weiss

Last summer, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss signed a massive five-year deal with Netflix worth $250 million, which precipitated their departure from a galaxy far, far away. Six months later, we now know what their next big project is going to be at the streaming service. Benioff and Weiss and fellow Game of Thrones executive producer Bernadette Caulfield will executive produce a new dramedy series called The Chair, which will star Sandra Oh. Actress and playwright Aman...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Pensacola, Leslie Jones, Jay Duplass, Silverman, Peet, Sandra, Weiss, David-Benioff, Amanda-Peet


Watergate Drama From Producer Sam Esmail Will Star Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, and More

Homecoming‘s Sam Esmail is bringing another podcast to television. He’ll executive produce Gaslit, a drama that focuses on the “untold stories and forgotten characters” of Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. The series is based on the popular podcast Slow Burn, which debuted in 2017, and the TV adaptation has lined up an impressive cast: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton are all set to star. Deadline brings word about the adaptation, which will have Robbie Pickering (Mr...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, White House, Fbi, Julia-Roberts, Adaptation, Joel Edgerton, True Story, Penn, Nixon, Watergate, John Mitchell, Martha, Julia


‘Cus and Mike’ Casts Anthony Hopkins as Mike Tyson’s Trainer

Anthony Hopkins is going to train Mike Tyson…sort of. Hopkins is set to play Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus and Mike, a new film about Tyson’s meteoric rise, directed by Nick Cassavetes. D’Amato adopted Tyson after the boxer’s mother died and then trained him over the next few years. Both Martin Scorsese and Bruce Willis were both attempting to get a film about D’Amato made in the past, and D’Amato was portrayed by George C. Scott in the HBO movie Tyson. Deadline has the news about Antho...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Mike Tyson, True Story, Anthony, Anthony-Hopkins, Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Martin Scorsese, Mike, George C Scott, Evander Holyfield, Tyson, Amato, D'Amato




Dev Patel is Set to Star in the Financial Thriller ‘Flash Crash’

Hot off the buzzy release of the trailer for the Arthurian thriller The Green Knight, Dev Patel is proving his leading man chops with a starring role in a financial thriller under New Regency. Dev Patel will star in Flash Crash, a dramatic thriller based on Liam Vaughan’s upcoming book based on the true story about an financial outsider who finds a way to beat the stock market. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dev Patel is set to star in Flash Crash, a financial thriller that See-Saw Fil...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Thriller, Dev Patel, New Regency, David Lowery, Flash Crash, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Arnon Milchan, Patel, David Copperfield


‘Jurassic World 3’ Will Be Like ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ According to Chris Pratt

Jurassic World 3 is starting to have quite a loaded cast. In addition to returning Jurassic World series leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World 3 is getting the original Jurassic Park gang back together, with Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum set to reprise their roles as Dr. Ellie Satler, Dr. Alan Grant, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, respectively. And as the cast grows, with newcomers like sci-fi TV regular Dichen Lachman and most recently, Venom actor Scott Haze, the Jurassic...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Universal, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Ellen Degeneres, Neill, Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, DeGeneres, Jake Johnson, Goldblum, Ian Malcolm, Action/Adventure, Omar Sy


A24’s ‘The Stars At Noon’ Will Reunite ‘High Life’ Team Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson

Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson, the duo that brought us the Fuck Box in A24’s High Life, are getting the band back together. Denis will direct Pattinson in The Stars at Noon – and A24 just picked up the North American rights. The movie is based on the Denis Johnson novel of the same name, and follows an English businessman and an American journalist who fall for each other against the backdrop of the Nicaraguan Revolution. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Margaret Qualley is set to star along...
Tags: A24, Adaptation, Casting, Claire Denis, Margaret Qualley, Robert-Pattinson, The Stars at Noon


Abbi Jacobson to Star in ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines,’ The Next Animated From Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Abbi Jacobson is continuing to stretch her voice acting chops following her starring role in Netflix’s Disenchantment. Jacobson has been tapped to star in the Sony animated movie The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the next film produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Deadline reports that Broad City alum Abbi Jacobson will star in The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the Sony Pictures Animation film produced by Lord and Miller along with Kurt Albrecht. Jacobson will be leading the ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Animation, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Sony Pictures Animation, Miller, Katie Mitchell, Jacobson


Mahershala Ali to Star in AppleTV+ Original Movie ‘Swan Song’, a Genre-Bending Drama

Before he sinks his teeth into the role of Blade the vampire hunter for Marvel Studios, two time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will star in Swan Song for AppleTV+. The “genre-bending drama” is an original feature film that will join the fledgling streaming service’s slate of movies and also receive a theatrical release. This afternoon, Apple sent out a press release announcing that production on Swan Song will begin this spring with Ali producing and playing the lead role of Milo. Adam Shulman ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Mahershala Ali, Casting, John Malkovich, Ali, Ben, Jacob, Michel Gondry, Cleary, Adam Shulman, Benjamin Cleary, Gondry, Appletv, Swan Song


‘The Portable Door’ Will Team Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce With the Jim Henson Company

Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce will star in The Portable Door, a fantasy-adventure-comedy based on the book series from Tom Holt. The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films are producing the film, which producers are describing as a cross between The Office and Harry Potter. Jeffrey Walker is directing from a screenplay adapted by Leon Ford, with Patrick Gibson set to play the lead. THR has the scoop on The Portable Door, which will finally give us all the team-up we’ve been dreaming of: ...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Office, Fantasy, Adaptation, Guy-Pearce, Harry Potter, Christoph Waltz, Lisa Henson, Waltz, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Company, Jeffrey Walker, The Jim Henson Company, Patrick Gibson


‘Don’t Look Up’, an Adam McKay Netflix Comedy About an Asteroid Headed to Earth, Will Star Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence will star in Adam McKay‘s Don’t Look Up, a new Netflix comedy set to arrive later this year. In the film, “an asteroid is approaching Earth and it’s up to two low-level astronomers to go on a massive media tour to warn the rest of mankind.” It will mark McKay’s film first directing gig since Vice, and Lawrence’s first lead role since 2018’s Red Sparrow (Dark Phoenix doesn’t count, folks; Lawrence wasn’t the lead in that). A new Adam McKay comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence?...
Tags: Comedy, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Casting, Earth, Netflix, Paolo Sorrentino, Adam-McKay, Phoenix, Don, Lawrence, Adam, McKay, Scott Stuber, Kevin Messick, Lila Neugebauer


‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Adds Carl Lumbly, Possibly as Another Black Captain America

In Marvel Studios’ first live-action Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we expect to see Falcon, AKA Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), grapple with the responsibility of becoming the new Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame left Steve Rogers an old man in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. But it turns out Mackie may not be the only black Captain America in the upcoming show. A new report says the series has just hired Alias and Doctor Sleep actor Carl Lu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Superman, Disney, America, Atlanta, Sydney, Cia, Batman, Jennifer Garner, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Falcon, Bradley


‘The Curse’: Nathan Fielder Teams with ‘Uncut Gems’ Directors for Showtime Comedy Series

In the wake of last year’s anxiety-inducing, Adam Sandler gambling thriller Uncut Gems and their short film Goldman v Silverman, co-writers/directors Josh and Benny Safdie (aka the Safdie Brothers) still haven’t officially lined up their next movie. But a new report says the directing duo will soon head to television, because they’re teaming up with Nathan For You‘s Nathan Fielder for a new half-hour Showtime comedy called The Curse. Get the details below. According to Deadline, Showtime has...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, America, Showtime, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher Walken, Goldman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Adam Sandler, Hgtv, Josh, Will Forte, Benny, Silverman


Noomi Rapace Breathes Life Into Black List Thriller ‘O2,’ Franck Khalfoun Set to Direct

Noomi Rapace has been wildly underserved by Hollywood, despite consistently turning out fantastic performances since her breakout role in the 2009 Swedish-language The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. After a stint in blockbuster supporting roles as the go-to global presence, Rapace has found a niche in solid, but also underseen, thrillers. Hopefully her next role in the Black List thriller O2, which is directed by Amityville: Awakening director Franck Khalfoun and produced by Crawl director Alexan...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Berlin, Thriller, O2, European Film Market, Black List, Charlie, LeBlanc, Amityville, Aja, Alexandre-Aja, Franck Khalfoun, Noomi Rapace, The Black List


Margaret Qualley Will Get ‘A Head Full of Ghosts’ From Director Scott Cooper

Margaret Qualley is going to find herself with A Head Full of Ghosts for her next feature film, starring in the adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s psychological horror novel directed by Scott Cooper. Cooper, best known for directing Crazy Heart, Black Mass, and most recently, Hostiles, is taking over directing duties from The Blackcoat’s Daughter director Oz Perkins, who was attached to A Head Full of Ghosts back in 2018. Deadline reports that Scott Cooper will direct Margaret Qualley in the psyc...
Tags: Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Casting, Horror, Thriller, Adaptation, Johnny Depp, New England, Perkins, Cooper, Barrett, Marjorie, Scott Cooper, Cross Creek, Paul Tremblay, Margaret Qualley


Netflix Developing ‘Cocaine Hippos’, a Movie About What Happened to Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Zoo Animals

I don’t know about you, but when I see the words “cocaine” and “hippos” next to each other, I pay attention. And when the context is that a major company is developing a movie called Cocaine Hippos, I perk up even more. So Netflix certainly has my attention with its new upcoming comedy, which, oddly enough, is based on a true story. In the 1980s, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar demanded that a group of exotic animals be brought in to populate the grounds of his estate as part of his own...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, America, Colombia, Netflix, Paramount, True Story, Columbia, Escobar, Pablo Escobar, Fowler, Adam Goodman, Jermaine Fowler, Cocaine Hippos


‘A League of Their Own’ TV Series Cast Will Feature Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden and More

The A League of Their Own TV series cast is ready to take the field. Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson, The Good Place‘s D’Arcy Carden, and more, will lead the series inspired by the Penny Marshall film of the same name about the first professional all-female baseball league in the 1940s. The show is currently in the pilot stage and follows new characters rather than characters seen in the 1992 movie. THR has a breakdown of the League of Their Own TV series cast, and their respective characters: Ab...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Television, Movies, Geena Davis, Casting, Chicago, Tom Hanks, Broad City, Queens, Abbi Jacobson, Madonna, Cbs, Penny Marshall, Max, Jo


Samuel L. Jackson to Play a Retired Hitman in New Movie, Finally Doing Something Different For Once

I always love it when actors test their limits and push themselves to try things they’ve never done before. That’s why I’m thrilled that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing – get this – a retired hitman in a new untitled movie from the directors of Focus. Jackson as a hitman? What a concept! All snark aside, Jackson has played hitmen on screen before (famously doing so in Pulp Fiction and The Hitman’s Bodyguard), so it obviously makes sense that a risk-averse company would want to finance a mov...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Jackson, Samuel-L-Jackson, Morris, Leslie, Matthew Stone, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Action/Adventure, Ficarra, Requa, Morris Stokes, Phillip Morris John Davis