Jennifer Beals will reunite with her “L Word” creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken for the new ABC series “Venice”. The “Romeo & Juliet”-like series, which Chaiken will be an EP and showrunner on, ”is a soap about the haves and the have-not’s of California’s most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the two families battle for control of Venice.”
Skyler Samuels has snared the lead role in NBC’s “Bloodline”, “a pulpy, highly stylized look into the cheeky world of Bird Benson (Samuels), a smart, irreverent and strong young girl who, due to an accident of birth, finds herself caught in the middle of an epic struggle between two warrior families set against the backdrop of modern suburbia.” Jonathan Banks, of “Beverly Hills Cop” fame, plays the girl’s grandfather.
Peter Sarsgaard, soon in “Lovelace”, has joined the cast of AMC’s “The Killing”. ”Season 3 follows Detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) as she investigates the disappearance of another teen girl. Sarsgaard will play Tom Seward, a death row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down. A lifelong convict born into poverty and crime, Seward’s been in and out of the system for violent crimes since he was 10”.
Matthew Goode (“Burning Man”) will star in Showtime’s “Vatican”, ”a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. Goode will play Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, the current Pope’s closest confidante, giving him a very powerful perch within the inner-circle of the Vatican.”
Virginia Madsen (“Firewall”) will star in NBC’s new modern-day “Hatfields & McCoy’s” series. ”A startling death re-ignites the feud between these two legendary families in present-day Pittsburgh, unleashing decades of resentment. Madsen will play the matriarch of the McCoy clan, Eloise McCoy, a self-made woman who, despite her seemingly calm demeanor, is an extremely vengeful and calculated woman who will do anything for her family.” Charlize Theron is a producer.
Danny Canon (“Judge Dredd”) will direct the U.S pilot for “The Tomorrow People”, a new CW drama based on the British series.
Australian actress Bojana Novakovic (“Edge of Darkness”) has joined the cast of “Rake”, the U.S version of the Australian series. Novakovic plays a love interest for star Greg Kinnear.
Former “The Killing” star Billy Campbell has joined Emma Roberts for FOX’s “Delirium”. ”Based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling book trilogy, it is set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Campbell will play wealthy political leader Thomas Fineman. With laser-white teeth and a John Boehner tan, he is the head of a lobbying organization called Deliria Free America who supports the use of the brain modification that prevents citizens from falling in love and leads to a peaceful, ordered society.”
FX has greenlit “The Bridge”, a new drama pilot starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir, to series. The show, running for 13 episodes, will begin filming in April for a July premiere.
Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West will play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, respectively, in a 90-minute telemovie for BBC 4, “Burton & Taylor”.
- Jetsons animated movie in the works - January 24, 2015
- New poster for Tom Hardy thrilller Child 44 - January 22, 2015
- Rob Lowe playing man of the cloth in new TV series - January 21, 2015
- The Interview hits Netflix this weekend - January 21, 2015
- Stuart Beattie writing high Voltage project - January 21, 2015
- Bruce Willis’s next straight-to-disc dud will be… - January 21, 2015
- The Girl with the Reliable R2 Unit - January 21, 2015
- Lee, Ashbrook, Fenn, Ontkean back for Twin Peaks - January 19, 2015
- Gremlins reboot on pause - January 18, 2015
- Star of new Ring sequel announced - January 18, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.