TV Casting News
Samberg Moves to BBC Three
Andy Samberg's Digital Shorts will be dearly missed on Saturday Night Live, but he hasn't abandoned the small screen completely: the post-SNL comedian has joined the cast of the BBC Three series Cuckoo. He plays the title character, a laid-back, go-with-the-flow type who doesn't necessarily jibe with his English girlfriend's refined parents. Cuckoo is set to start production soon, with an air date of late 2012.
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Ashley Tisdale Joins Sons of Anarchy
Looks like Ashley Tisdale is doing her best to get as far away from her High School Musical roots as possible. On top of starring in the next entry of the Scary Movie franchise, Tisdale will pop up for a two-episode stint on FX's Sons of Anarchy as Emma Jean, a prostitute who stirs things up for the big-talkin' bikers of SAMCRO.
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Aykroyd to Manage Soderbergh's Liberace
Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh's take on Liberace (Michael Douglas), has just tapped Dan Aykroyd to play the iconic singer's manager. Aykroyd has filled his schedule with less than stellar comedies and family films recently, so it will be great to see him exercise his dramatic chops again. With Matt Damon lined up to play Liberace's lover Scott Thorson, the biopic boasts an impressive amount of talent on both sides of the camera, and will film this summer to debut on HBO.
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Dexter Gains Chuck Star
With Chuck behind her, Yvonne Strahovski will co-star alongside everyone's favorite serial killer, Dexter, during the Showtime drama's seventh season. Details are slim on her character, Hannah McKay, but with Swedish actress Katia Winter also joining the cast, it looks like Dexter will have more than his fair share of romantic prospects come September 30.
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Movie Casting News
Catching Fire Seeks Out Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has set its sights on a potential new gamemaker after -- spoiler alert! -- Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) fell at the hands of Donald Sutherland in the first film. The role of Plutarch Heavensbee has been offered to none other than dramatic heavyweight Philip Seymour Hoffman. Now all we have to do is wait and see if Hoffman bites since, well, the guy doesn't exactly make his living off of summer blockbusters.
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Abbie Cornish Joins RoboCop
My oh my, is this RoboCop remake looking better every day or what? José Padilha's fresh take on the defender of justice has nabbed Australian beauty Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star) to play the wife of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), the fatally wounded officer who becomes a cybernetic hero. And because we can't stress this enough, Gary Oldman will play the scientist responsible for bringing RoboCop to life.
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Ray Winstone May Hop Aboard Noah
Darren Aronofsky's much anticipated biblical epic Noah has secured its leading man in Russell Crowe, and now Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman) has been offered the role of Noah's arch nemesis. Look, I'm sure this film will be all kinds of incredible, and Winstone is a fabulous actor -- but did the story of Noah's Ark really need a villain? Was the decimating storm not enough of a threat?
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Foxx and Gyllenhaal Enter the White House
Jaime Foxx will play the President of the United States for Roland Emmerich in the director's political thriller White House Down, about secret service agents (Channing Tatum and Maggie Gyllenhaal) defending their leader from a terrorist attack. Emmerich is kinda terrible (Godzilla and 2012, anyone?), but the cast is good enough to keep us semi-intrigued. The film is set for an August release.
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Who Should Play Pennywise?
Now that Stephen King's It is finally getting the big-screen, two-part treatment it deserves under Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga, we're left with one enormous question: who will replace Tim Curry as the nefarious clown Pennywise? Michael Shannon? Or how about Daniel Day-Lewis? Whoever fills those big red shoes, we wish them Godspeed.
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