Quick News – March 3, 2012


Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) is joining Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin in the action comedy “Stand Up Guys” for Lakeshore (THR).

“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is joining Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the feature film adaptation of the book “Beautiful Creatures” (THR)

A promo poster for the second season of AMC’s “The Killing” – that’s right, nobody knows who killed Rosie yet – has been released :

Idris Elba and Taraji P.Henson are doing the new Screen Gems thriller “No Good Deed” (THR).

Johnathon Schaech, Kerris Dorsey and Ambry Childer have been added to the cast of the new Showtime pilot “Ray Donovan”, starring Liev Schreiber (THR)

Harvey Weinstein reportedly wants Katy Perry to play a British opera star’s wife in a new biopic (THR).

Annabeth Gish (“The West Wing”) is playing Ashley Greene’s mother on “Americana” (Deadline)

Luke Goss (“Death Race 3 : Inferno”) is booked for ABC drama pilot “Penoza”. “Based on the Dutch format, it centers on Martha, the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Goss will play the bodyguard of Martha’s mobster father who is assigned to look after her and her children.” (Deadline)

Owen Wilson may be Tina Fey’s co-star in Paul Weitz effort “Admission” (Vulture)

Julia Stiles, among others, have been added to the Cult-centric pilot “Midnight Sun” (Deadline)

Will Ferrell says he’s about to start writing “Step Brothers 2”, and hopes to shoot it in the Fall (Collider).

“W.E” star James D’arcy will play Anthony Perkins in Sacha Gervasi’s “Alfred Hitchock and the Making of Psycho” (The Herald-Sun).

Paul Blackthorne (“The River”) and Jamey Sheridan (“Chicago Hope”) have been added to The CW’s “Arrow” (Deadline)

Kathryn Bigelow’s Hunt for Osama movie has a title – “Zero Dark Thirty”. Oh, and the project is already causing a ruckus in India. (The Huffington Post)

“Dollhouse” alum Olivia Williams has been cast in “The Seventh Son”, a family fantasy movie – starring Jeff Bridges – that portrays the seventh son of a seventh son learning how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts in the 1700s. (ScienceFiction.com).

Former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley has snagged the lead role in the new CW medical drama “First Cut”. “Hartley will play Will, a handsome and flirty surgical intern, a golden boy that all girls want to date and all guys want to hang out with.” (Deadline)