Secrets & Lies in America
Aussie crime drama Secrets & Lies has been given a 10-episode commitment from US ABC, reports Deadline. The show centres on a family man, played by Martin Henderson in the Australian version, who comes across the body of a young boy who has been murdered and he quickly becomes the prime suspect leaving him no choice but to try and locate the real killer.
Murder, She Wrote…again
Deadline has reported that NBC is working on a reboot of Murder, She Wrote that will have Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stepping into the role originally played by Angela Lansbury. The new series will follow a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth (Spencer) who has just self-published her first mystery novel.
Abrams and Kasdan take over Star Wars script
Deadline is reporting that Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have taken over as scribes of the new Star Wars script, due out in 2015. They have taken over from Michael Arndt.Email Me! - When Available!
Hardy to don the sequins for Rocketman
Deadline has reported that Tom Hardy is confirmed to star in the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. The film will follow John from his days as a young musical prodigy, to the flamboyant singer/songwriter who has sold more records than almost any artist of his era.Email Me! - When Available!
Sorvino joins Falling Skies
Mira Sorvino is set to have a recurring role in the fourth season of the popular alien invasion drama Falling Skies, reports Deadline. She will play Sara, a former graphic designer who joins the resistance.Email Me! - When Available!
Evan Rachel Wood & Ellen Page going Into The Forest
Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page are set to star in Into The Forest, reports Deadline. The film is based on the book by Jean Hegland and centres around two sisters’ struggle to survive in the remote Northern California wilderness after society collapses.
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).