Nordling moves to Malibu Country
Deadline reports that Jeffrey Nordling has been cast as a recurring in US ABC's comedy pilot Malibu Country. Reba McEntire stars as a woman who, after her country star husband (Nordling) cheats on her, divorces him & moves from Nashville to Malibu.
Mintz-Plasse says Friend Me to CBS
Super Bad & Kick-Ass co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been tapped as one of two leads in CBS' new comedy pilot Friend Me, Deadline reports. In his first major TV role, Mintz-Plasse will star with Nicholas Braun as best friends who move from Indiana to LA to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon.
Thrones, Homeland, more win Peabodys
Game of Thrones and Homeland were amongst the recipients of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards which were announced this week. Other winners of the awards for being the best in electronic media in 2011 included Parks and Recreation, Portlandia, and Treme.
New Line heads to Great Unknown
Deadline reports that New Line Cinema will adapt Image Comics' The Great Unknown for film. Jorma Taccone is attached to direct off a script by Michael Starrbury. The Duncan Rouleau comic centres on a guy who is convinced someone is stealing all his great ideas before he can do anything about them.Email Me! - When Available!
Epps gets Between Us
House M.D. co-star Omar Epps will star in & produce the self-penned romantic comedy Between Us, Deadline reports. The story centres on two best friends looking for love in all the wrong places with a contemporary twist.Email Me! - When Available!
VH1 gets Bounce for new pilot
Deadline reports that VH1 has greenlit its first hour-long scripted pilot Bounce. Set in the world of professional basketball dancers, the drama stars newcomer Taylour Paige alongside Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Valery Ortiz & Katherine Bailess. Sanaa Hamri will direct the pilot.Email Me! - When Available!
Newcomer Kwiatkowski set for Percy Jackson 2
Newcomer Paloma Kwiatkowski has been cast as Thalia in Fox 2000's Percy Jackson sequel The Sea of Monsters, Deadline reports. The Canadian high school student landed the part after her very first audition. Thor Freudenthal will direct the sequel which is set to begin shooting in Vancouver.Email Me! - When Available!
Emmerich set for White House Down?
Roland Emmerich is in talks with Sony Pictures to direct action drama White House Down, Deadline reports. The James Vanderbilt penned story of a paramilitary takeover of the White House is said to be akin to Die Hard.Email Me! - When Available!