Paramount Pictures surprised the hell out of us earlier this year by announcing back-to-back sequels for the Mission: Impossible franchise being released one year apart in the summers of 2021 and 2022. And they’ve been surpring us even more by adding a few impressive names to the cast.
The upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels cast has officially added Joker co-star and Boardwalk Empire cast member Shea Whigham to the growing ensemble cast. And yes, he’ll be in both of the sequels. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Just a few days after losing actor Will Poulter to scheduling conflicts, Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings show has added another member to its cast. Morfydd Clark – who can currently be seen in a supporting role in another fantasy project, HBO’s His Dark Materials – is reportedly playing a younger version of Galadriel, the character inhabited by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Read More »
American Gods is having trouble in paradise…again. The constantly embattled Starz series which, after an acclaimed first season under showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, has seen a slew of replacement showrunners and an alarming number of cast turnovers. But the dropping of two actors of color who were upgraded to main roles in the second season has earned American Gods the wrong kind of attention again, especially after Orlando Jones‘ claimed that he was fired from the series for racial reasons.
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Jack Black can be seen hamming it up on the big screen yet again this weekend in Jumanji: The Next Level. As we’ve seen in the trailers, he’s not just playing a video game avatar inhabited by a teenage girl again, but also the same video game avatar as played by a young black high school football star. Black has been a reliable goofball for years now, but it sounds like we might soon see the end of his tenure on the big screen. There’s a chance the actor may only have one more movie left in him before calling it quits. Read More »
Alex Brightman, who is currently starring as the Ghost with the Most in the Broadway production of Beetlejuice, is set to lead a John Belushi biopic. Brightman will play the legendary comedian famous for Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers and more, with David Frankel directing. A new Belushi biopic has been in the works for several years, with numerous actors up for the part, including Emile Hirsch, Adam Devine, Joaquin Phoenix.
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The Lord of the Rings TV series cast has added another name, and as is par for the course for this show, we have no idea who they’re playing. Ema Horvath is the new addition, and the actress is probably playing an orc, or an elf, or a hobbit, or something. We can only guess, because nearly every detail of this show is being locked up tighter than Fort Knox.
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Archie Yates, who can currently be seen as the title character’s scene-stealing best friend in Jojo Rabbit, has been cast as the young lead of the Home Alone reboot at Disney+. Ellie Kemper (The Office, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Deadpool 2) will play his parents. Read what we know about the movie below.
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The Matrix 4 cast continues to grow.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s casting of Frozen and Mindhunter actor Jonathan Groff, a new report today says actor Toby Onwumere (pictured, left) has also joined the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel. Onwumere was a part of the ensemble cast of the Wachowskis’ ambitious Netflix series Sense8, so this will mark a reunion between him and Lana Wachowski, who’s directing this project without her sister Lilly. Read More »
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Jonathan Groff, who stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter and voices the character of Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen films, is the latest actor to plug in to the newest Matrix sequel.
Groff has reportedly signed on to appear in Lana Wachowski‘s The Matrix 4, joining a cast that already includes returning veterans Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett-Smith as well as franchise newcomers Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchmen) and Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist). Welcome to the desert of the real, Mr. Groff. Read More »
Stephen Graham, who can currently be seen stealing scenes with his tiny shorts in The Irishman, is joining the Venom 2 cast. There’s no word on who Graham might be playing, but he’ll be starring alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris. Andy Serkis is helming the sequel, which will bring back everyone’s favorite big-tongued goo monster.
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