News Briefs – May 3, 2014


A 10-second teaser for the upcoming “Star Wars Rebels” cartoon series is online.

The first photos from the final season of “True Blood” are online. Meantime Will Yun Lee (“The Wolverine”) has joined the show as Japanese Businessman ‘Mr Gus’.

Showtime may house the new Steven Spielberg-produced TV series “Halo”, based on the video game of the same name.

”Geostorm”, starring Gerard Butler, has been skedded for March 25, 2016.

A movie based on the classic TV series “Green Acres” is in the works.

Stefan Ruzowitzky will direct zombie movie “Patient Zero”.

Zach Woods (“The Good Wife”) has joined the cast of Paul Feig’s female spy comedy “Spy”.

Ray Romano (“Parenthood”) has joined the cast of HBO’s Untitled Rock N’ Roll Drama Pilot, which Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are executive producers on.

Joaquin Phoenix will star in Woody Allen’s next movie, set to shoot in July.

Disney Channel has skedded “Girl Meets World” to premiere on Friday June 27.

“I’m still struggling to come to terms with it,” newly-announced “Star Wars : Episode VII” actor Domhnall Gleeson told UK radio this week. “It all happened really quickly for me. It was like the day before and then I’m at a table reading with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. It was madness but it was great.”

Sarah Dumont will have the lead in Paramount’s “Scouts vs. Zombies”; Tye Sheridan, Halston Sage, David Koechner and Arnie’s son, Patrick Schwarzenegger are also in the horror-comedy.

Lou Ferrigno claims that a solo “Hulk” movie is coming after “Avengers : Age of Ultron”.