Briefs : Hawkeye & LOTR casts, Superstore axed, Babylon nabs Robbie & more!

Gal Gadot is set to star in her own 007-esque series, with “Heart of Stone” the first instalment set to go. Tom Harper will direct the film, which boasts a script from Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder. [More…]

CBS announced today that the series premiere of the new drama “The Equalizer” starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah, will be broadcast immediately following CBS Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT; time is approximate after post-game coverage) on the CBS Television Network. The show will then move to its regular Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Feb. 14, 2021.

More casting for Disney+’s “Hawkeye” series. Along with series leads Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon will all appear in the series. [More…]

Margot Robbie has replaced Emma Stone on Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon”. The film is described as a period drama about the pivotal moment in the late 1920s when Hollywood moved away from silent films and embraced “talkies” with the release of “The Jazz Singer” In addition, Li Jun Li has been cast as screen legend Anna May Wong, who is considered Hollywood’s first Chinese American movie star, in the film. [More…]

A follow-up to David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises” is in the works with Jason Statham circling the lead role. “Small Dark Look”, described as being set in the same Russian mob world as the acclaimed 2007 film, will not feature characters or storylines from the previous film. Martin Zandvliet directs. [More…]

NBC has announced they’re concluding “Superstore”. The network announced Thursday that the show’s current season will be its last. [More...]

Amazon Studios this week announced twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic ”The Lord of the Rings” novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand.The new cast members include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker and Sara Zwangobani. Blackburn, Chapman, Crum, Cunliffe, Tait, Tarrant and Wadham all hail from New Zealand, with the remaining international ensemble cast originating from Australia, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Netflix has released a new trailer for “The Dig”, releasing in theaters January 15 and on Netflix January 29.  As WWII looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.  Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, and Ken Scott co-star.

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