TV Bits Elle Fanning

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox join Shameless as Emmy Rossum departs
  • Elle Fanning and Nicholas Holt in talks for Hulu’s Catherine the Great
  • Gina Rodriguez is directing an episode of the Charmed reboot
  • Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five miniseries adds even more cast members
  • Netflix has a new True Crime anthology series
  • Westworld‘s Jimmy Simpson joins Our Lady, LTD
  • Jane Krakowski will play Emily Dickinson’s mom in Apple’s new comedy series
  • Crazy Rich Asians actress Jing Lusi lands role in Amazon Series The Feed

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catherine the great series cast

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren will reunite for an HBO/Sky limited series centered around Catherine the Great. The Catherine the Great series cast now includes Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) starring opposite Dame Mirren, who had already come on board to play the long-reigning Russian empress.

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michael shannon the little drummer girl

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Sneaky Pete season 2 debuts a new trailer.
  • Altered Carbon shows off some impressive fights.
  • Michael Shannon joins AMC’s Little Drummer Girl.
  • Helen Mirren joins HBO Catherine the Great.
  • Sister Maggie is coming to Daredevil season 3.

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Keira Knighley as Catherine the Great

Last December, we got word that Barbra Streisand was considering a return to directing for the first time in 20 years, after helming The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. The project that was calling the singing icon and actress back behind the camera was Catherine the Great, a biopic about titular Russian empress. It appears Streisand has stuck with the project since then, and now Pride and Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley is in talks for the lead role. Read More »

Catherine the Great Movie

After keeping busy in the 1970s with films such as A Star is Born and The Way We Were, singer-turned-actress Barbra Streisand has been very selective over the past 20 years, opting to only star in four movies: The Mirror Has Two Faces, Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers and The Guilt Trip. But one of those films also had Streisand behind the camera, and it looks like she’s finally ready to get back in the director’s chair after nearly 20 years with a biopic about famed Russian empress Catherine the GreatRead More »

The Black List 2014

The Black List 2014 has been released. The annual list is compiled with a poll of over 250 development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2014 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. Basically, The Black List is a list of the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven’t heard of yet.

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