Stranger Things Barb Shannon Purser Riverdale

It’s not quite “justice for Barb,” but until Netflix gets around to announcing a second season of Stranger Things, this might be the next-best thing. Shannon Purser, who broke out this summer as Stranger Things fan favorite Barb, has joined the cast of The CW’s Riverdale in the role of Ethel Muggs. In the comics, Ethel’s a homely type who has a huge crush on Jughead, but her live-action small-screen counterpart will be headed in a different direction.  Read More »

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Karen Gillan Rolls the Dice on ‘Jumanji’

Karen Gillan Jumanji

Time will tell what fearsome new creatures and disasters await us in the new Jumanji movie, but among other things we can definitely expect a daughter of Thanos. Karen Gillan has rolled the dice and landed herself a spot in the Jake Kasdan-directed feature, joining Dwayne JohnsonKevin HartJack Black, and Nick Jonas. More details on the Karen Gillan Jumanji casting, including which character she’s playing, below.  Read More »

Transformers King Arthur Liam Garrigan

Of all the places we would have predicted the Transformers franchise would end up, “Arthurian times” was pretty low on that list. But now that Transformers: The Last Knight has committed to going medieval, it’s calling in an assist from the most famous medieval hero of all. Liam Garrigan has just been cast to play King Arthur in the Michael Bay-directed sequel. Garrigan already has some experience in the role, as he also plays King Arthur in ABC’s Once Upon a TimeRead More »

Netflix's Wrestling TV Series G.L.O.W.

Community/Mad Men actress Alison Brie has signed on to star in Netflix’s pro wrestling television series G.L.O.W. Based on the real-life 1980’s female wrestling league “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” the new comedy series comes from Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange Is The New Black and Weeds. Find out more details of about Netflix’s Wrestling TV Series G.L.O.W., hit the jump.

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death wish cast

I’m still not sure if Bruce Willis is the right man to star in a remake of Death Wish. Hell, I’m still not sure if Death Wish is a movie that needs to be remade at all. And yet, I’m interested what a director like Eli Roth, a filmmaker with a penchant for getting really ugly, does with material this inherently dark and toxic. I’m especially interested now that he’s started filling out his supporting cast with character actors I would happily watch read the phone book. Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris have joined the cast of Death Wish, which means the production has officially met its quota for stocky men who make that bald thing look really good.

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Sarah Paulson Ocean's Eleven Spinoff

Ocean’s Ocho continues to add to its all-star lineup. Along with Sandra BullockCate BlanchettRihannaAnne HathawayHelena Bonham CarterMindy Kaling, and AwkwafinaSarah Paulson is now in talks to join the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff. Gary Ross is set to direct from a script he wrote with Olivia Milch, while Steven Soderbergh (who directed the 2001 Ocean’s Eleven) will produce.  Read More »

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Dan Gilroy Denzel Washington project

Has anyone else been anxiously awaiting the news of Dan Gilroy‘s sophomore effort as a filmmaker? The screenwriter, who wrote Two for the Money and worked on the script for Tarsem’s The Fall, made his directorial debut with Nightcrawler, a darkly funny thriller that feels made by an old pro behind the camera. After the critical and financial success of his first feature, there was no immediate news about a follow-up project, but he may next direct Inner City, a drama possibly starring Denzel Washington.

Below, learn more about the potential Dan Gilroy Denzel Washington project.

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the intouchables remake

Neil Burger has been hired to direct The Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. Burger directed the 2006 Edward Norton film The Illusionist, as well as Limitless starring Bradley Cooper, and the YA adaptation of Divergent. More details on the Intouchables remake, after the jump.

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Christoph Waltz Alita Battle Angel

After several years of on-again, off-again development, Alita: Battle Angel got a much-needed shot in the arm last year when Robert Rodriguez signed on to direct. Not long after, Rosa Salazar was cast in the lead role. And now the film may have its second star. Christoph Waltz is reportedly circling the James Cameron-produced adaptation of the popular manga series. And in a shocking twist, he might actually get to play a good guy for once.  Read More »