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!
Crowe joins Fathers and Daughters
Deadline has reported that Russell Crowe is set to star in the Gabriele Muccino directed Fathers and Daughters. The film is the story of a father and daughter who live in Manhattan 25 years apart. The story switches between the 1980’s, showing the father struggling with mental illness while trying to raise his 5-year-old daughter, and the present day showing the now 30-year-old daughter struggling with her own demons as a result of her turbulent childhood.
Sarandon & daughter hit the small screen
Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino are set to star in a comedy pilot for NBC, reports Deadline. The mother and daughter duo will play…a mother and daughter duo! Written by Martino and Will McCormack the show will be called Growing Ivy and will centre around Martino’s type-A personality Ivy, whose free spirited mother (Sarandon) moves in with her.
Fans to take over Hawaii Five-O
US network CBS has unveiled their Fan Built Five-O initiative, reports Deadline. Fans will be able to control the storyline of a particular episode by voting on the episodes key story points, including scene of the crime, victim, murder weapon, evidence, suspect and takedown. Once polls close on Halloween, writers will use the winning element to construct the script.
No more Grey area for Hunnam
Deadline reports that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has dropped his role as Christian Grey in the screen adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. Apparently Hunnam’s busy TV schedule was to blame, not allowing him enough time to prepare for the role. Dakota Johnson is still set to star as Anastasia Steele.
Marling & Nesbitt head to Babylon
Brit Marling and James Nesbitt have signed on to star in the Danny Boyle-directed pilot Babylon, reports Deadline. The show is a police comedy/drama that centres around Marling’s character Liz Garvey, an American PR expert who has been brought in to rehaul the PR department of the London police force. Nesbitt will play Chief Constable Richard Miller.