Finally, The Rock has come back to TV! Dwayne Johnson is quickly becoming one of the biggest action stars in the world, but he’ll soon put that aside to headline a new HBO show called Ballers. The half-hour dramedy follow a group of former and current football players and was just picked up to series. It’s being produced by its own all-star team including Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, who’ll direct the pilot, and Entourage‘s Stephen Levinson, who wrote the script. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s pretty clear at this point that the Friday Night Lights movie sequel isn’t happening. Even Peter Berg, who’s been pushing the idea for years now, seems to have given up. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of the Dillonites.
NBC revealed today that FNL characters Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons) and Billy Riggins (Derek Phillips) are slated to appear in an upcoming Parenthood web series. It’s one of several that the network has planned for the near future; Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and Grimm will also get digital spinoffs during the Olympics hiatus. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
Update: The first part of the web series is online now. See it below.
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The cast of Sharknado 2: The Second One is getting as big as a great white. Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch, who previously shared the screen in Independence Day, have joined the cast along with Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Mark McGrath and Kelly Osborne. Those six will appear with original holdovers Tara Reid and Ian Ziering for what’s sure to be a film as crazy as the original. Filming begins next week. Read more about the roles below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Could John Travolta join the Bond villain ranks? He hopes so. Also after the jump:
- Matt Bomer is working on new looks for Magic Mike 2
- Gary Oldman dishes lots of details about his Apes role
- Iron Sky: The Coming Race gets a writer and a logo
- Hong Kong’s Monkey King is getting a sequel, of course
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 gets a cute Korean poster
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Briefly: Perhaps the strangest bit of casting for The CW’s new Arrow spin-off, The Flash, is the role given to the actor who played The Flash for CBS from 1990 to 1991. John Wesley Shipp, before playing Dawson’s father on Dawson’s Creek, was both Barry Allen and The Flash in the single-season show that featured 22 episodes of The Fastest Man Alive running around in a Stan Winston-built suit.
Shipp reportedly has a recurring role on the show, but his precise character has not been revealed. Can we now expect Mark Hamill’s Trickster to appear, too?
The rest of the cast for the new show includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris’s father, Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow and Tom Cavanagh as S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells.
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Greta Gerwig is the new Josh Radnor. The Frances Ha actress has just been cast as the lead in How I Met Your Dad, CBS’ upcoming sorta-spinoff of How I Met Your Mother. Like the original series, the new show will follow a young(ish) single person trying to find love in New York.
This should be familiar territory for Gerwig, who’s played free-spirited big city singletons in Frances Ha, Lola Versus, Greenberg, Arthur… Get more details on this particular incarnation of that archetype after the jump.
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The director of the final four Harry Potter films has finally locked and loaded his follow up. David Yates has been prepping a big screen, big budget, 3D version of Tarzan at Warner Bros. for so long, the company once came close to canceling it. That all went away Tuesday as he finally signed his cast and got his release date. That date is July 1, 2016 and, as previously reported, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård will play the lead, Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie is Jane, Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz is the bad guy and Samuel L. Jackson is a friend of the hero. Read More »
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More Batman mainstays are joining the Fox show Gotham. Over the weekend, Ben McKenzie landed the lead role of Jim Gordon and now, producers have cast Oswald Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin, and Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne family butler. Cobblepot will be played by Walking Dead and Accepted actor Robin Lord Taylor, while Sean Pertwee, who you know from Dog Soldiers and Event Horizon, will play Alfred. Read more casting from the show below. Read More »