True Blood star joins James Brown biopic
Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette on the popular show True Blood, has joined the cast of the forthcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up, reports Deadline. He will play Bobby Byrd, a long time friend and collaborator of Brown’s. He joins Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis who also star.
Kidman is Lewis’ Queen of the Desert
Deadline has reported that Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Nicole Kidman are set to star in Queen of the Desert, the story of Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), an unhappily married war hero who embarks on an affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman).
Seyfried and Crowe play happy families
Amanda Seyfried is set to join Russell Crowe in the forthcoming Fathers and Daughters, reports Deadline. Seyfried will play the daughter to Crowe’s father. The two have previously worked together on Les Miserables.
Glee all sung out
Deadline has reported that Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, has confirmed that the next season of the show will be the last. Murphy said that he knew how the musical dramedy would end, but will have to change it following the untimely death of Cory Monteith (Finn). The ending was set to focus on Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn, and Murphy has said that he does have an idea of a new ending that would be “kind of in Cory’s honour”.Email Me! - When Available!
Poehler and Fey’s Golden opportunity
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be back to host the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes, reports Deadline. After their hosting at the 2013 awards was well received by critics and viewers alike, the two were invited back for an encore for the 2014 & 2015 ceremonies.
Ben Foster to play Lance Armstrong
Deadline has confirmed that Ben Foster will play Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic based on the book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by sports journalist David Walsh. Chris O’Dowd will play Walsh, who was initially charmed by Armstrong but ultimately became a key figure in exposing him as a drug cheat.
Antennae tuned to Rudd or Gordon-Levitt for Ant-Man
Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd have emerged as front runners to step into the lead role in Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film is set for release in July 2015 in the US.Email Me! - When Available!
Simpkins goes Jurassic
12-year-old Ty Simpkins has snagged a lead role in the forthcoming Jurassic World, reports Deadline. The young actor most recently featured in Iron Man 3.Email Me! - When Available!