Just a few days ago, it was reported that Disney had been struggling to cast an Aladdin for its live-action musical, but they’ve found him, so please stop sending (me) your auditions.
Though we were all planning to go see A Wrinkle In Time from the moment it was announced that Ava DuVernay would be directing, she keeps stacking the deck with more and more people you’ll want to pay to see on a big screen.
Now in its eighth season, ABC sitcom Modern Family makes a significant move in terms of casting diversity. The show will feature eight-year-old Jackson Millarker, television’s first openly transgender child actor.
Wow, are we excited about this movie or what.
Ryan Murphy revealed details about the making of American Crime Story’s second installment, which will focus on Hurricane Katrina and feature George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as prominent characters.
Hairspray Live isn’t airing until December 7, but little talent breadcrumbs keep getting dropped to lead us through the entertainment famine of August. There are so many characters in Hairspray, so these announcements will make for tasty morsels for the rest of fall and summer. Yum!
Luke Perry—who was once caught in his own Betty and Veronica situation with Kelly and Brenda as Dylan McKay on 90210—has been cast as Archie Andrew’s dad Fred on the CW’s sexy adaptation of the Archie comics, Riverdale.
Joseph Fiennes, brooding star of your most fervid Y2K fantasies, is set to appear in Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a 20-minute comedy that has already received a fair amount of critical press for casting Fiennes, a white British man, as Michael Jackson. Yes, what could go wrong?
A titillating casting announcement out of the Fifty Shades of Hooooorny franchise: Kim Basinger has been cast as Elena Lincoln—the older woman who “seduced” (read: statutory raped) Christian Grey when he was 15 and introduced him to BDSM—in Fifty Shades Darker. Cool, cool, cool.
Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed Best Picture-nominee The Big Short, did an interview on HuffPost Live Tuesday in which he briefly explained his choice to feature an almost entirely white and male cast, saying: “That’s the truth of Wall Street, we had to do it.” This seems like a bit of a stretch.
It’s been a while since I’ve had to think about my favorite actor/DJ, and thank god, because I’m very easily upset!
Neighbors, the unexpectedly great 2014 comedy about a raucous fraternity that moves in next to a boring married couple, is getting a sequel. And, based on its recently confirmed title, the bad neighbors (played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco in the first film) are going to be ladies this time. Chloë Grace Moretz will…
Lifetime has released the first cast photos from its upcoming 90210 and Melrose Place “telepics,” and—as always—they’re very unauthorized and very off the mark. The woman in the center of the photo above is supposed to look like Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward, but I just don’t see it. I imagine she was cast after…
Disney is currently developing a live-action prequel to Aladdin. The film, tentatively titled Genies, will focus on the history of Aladdin’s big blue wish-granter. In addition to the prequel, THR reports “the long-term plan is to have the project lead into an Aladdin live-action movie,” and I have a few casting ideas…
The divine genius of Hollywood strikes again: Natalie Portman (Thor; No Strings Attached) will play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex. Deadline Hollywood has described the project as “classy,” and says that it’ll track Ginsburg’s various struggles for equality throughout the course…
The more details that come out about Jenji Kohan's witch drama The Devil You Know, the better it sounds. Among those cast so far are Eddie Izzard, Karen Gillan and, most recently, Zawe Ashton, best known as the charmingly slobbish Vod on Channel 4's Fresh Meat.
Not satisfied with ruining just one of our childhood memories, Allison Williams seems to be intent upon ruining yet another: she dropped some hints in a new interview, suggesting that she wants to play Mary Poppins in some inevitable remake of that classic film.
One of the most striking characteristics about The Walking Dead this season is its abundance of actors of color. Earlier on in the series, this wasn't the case. Token black characters were the norm, and diversity was lacking.
Hear any good stories about funny women getting mentioned as possibilities for roles in major Hollywood films lately? Let me guess: Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler...sound familiar? That's because those women are on the so-called "short list" in many studio casting offices.