Ashley Eckstein Responds to Ahsoka Tano Casting

Last week, we dropped a huge exclusive scoop about Rosario Dawson bringing The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated character Ahsoka Tano to life in live-action form in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. Needless to say, the reaction from fans was mostly one of pure excitement that this character was being brought in to the live-action Star Wars universe. However, not everyone was thrilled about the news.

Ashley Eckstein is the voice actress who has played Ahsoka Tano for years (seen above right cosplaying as the character), and she’s one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe. She’s long hoped to play Ahsoka Tano in every possible form, so it should come as no surprise that a contingent of Star Wars fans have expressed disappointment and even anger that Eckstein wasn’t asked to bring the character to life in The Mandalorian season 2. But as Ashley Eckstein has responded to the Mandalorian season 2 casting, she’s taking the high road. Read More »

rosario dawson asohka tano

We have exclusively learned that Rosario Dawson will appear in The Mandalorian season 2 and are excited to report that she will be playing a fan-favorite character previously only seen in the Star Wars animated productions. Dawson will be playing a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice who appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This would be the character’s first appearance in live-action.

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Rosario Dawson DMZ

Director/executive producer Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) has found the star of DMZ, her upcoming HBO Max adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series. Rosario Dawson (Rent, Unstoppable) will lead the streaming series, and you can learn details about her character below.  Read More »

briarpatch trailer

Briarpatch is the kind of sleek, stylish neo-noir series that could catch your eye in the age of Peak TV. Coupled with a severe performance by Rosario Dawson, and this USA mystery-thriller anthology series may be the next big thing. Watch the Briarpatch trailer below.

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briarpatch trailer

Rosario Dawson dons a severe haircut and bright, tailored blazors to solve her sister’s murder in the oh-so-stylish Briarpatch, USA Network’s upcoming mystery-thriller anthology series executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and written and executive produced by Andy Greenwald. The first season, based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, comes to USA in 2020. Watch the Briarpatch trailer below.

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Cameos

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot has wrapped principal photography, with or without Ben Affleck. But this final week of production had plenty of cameos featuring stars from Kevin Smith‘s previous films in the View Askewniverse, and not just Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The latest reveals from Kevin Smith include the return of the leading ladies from Chasing Amy and Clerks II, not to mention the return of a couple very serious actors. Find out the latest Jay and Silent Bob Reboot cameos below. Read More »

the last kids on earth cast

The Last Kids on Earth has snagged itself a killer voice cast. Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, and Catherine O’Hara are among the stars joining The Last Kids on Earth cast for Netflix’s forthcoming animated series based on the best-selling books by Max Brallier.

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weird city trailer

Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a mad scientist who introduces all kinds of bizarre gadgets to better optimize love and life — to hilarious results according to the Weird City trailer.

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casting bits

A whole bunch of casting news happened this week, and we went ahead and rounded it all up for you in one spot. You’re welcome! In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Ben Affleck and more join Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees new movie The Last Thing He Wanted.
  • Julianne Moore will co-star with Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window.
  • Ralph Fiennes will star in Terry Gilliam‘s Mr. Vertigo.
  • Rosario Dawson takes the lead in USA Network pilot Briarpatch.
  • Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman, and Bokeem Woodbine will appear in the Netflix drama In The Shadow of the Moon.
  • Quentin Tarantino has added even more people to his never-ending Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast.

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