Kat Graham To Star In Netflix Holiday Film ‘Christmas Calendar’; Also Joins Morgan Freeman In ‘The Poison Rose’

Author: Jen | April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Kat Graham To Star In Netflix Holiday Film ‘Christmas Calendar’; Also Joins Morgan Freeman In ‘The Poison Rose’

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EXCLUSIVE: The Vampire Diaries alum Kat Graham has signed on to star in Christmas Calendar, a Netflix holiday pic directed by Bradley Walsh. Quincy Brown (Dope, Fox series Star) has been cast to play Graham’s love interest in the film, which Brad Krevoy is producing.

It follows Abby Sutton (Graham), an aspiring photographer who inherits a magical advent calendar from her deceased grandmother that seems to be predicting her future — and pointing the way to a new romance with a hunky admirer.

In addition, Graham has been cast in The Poison Rose, playing Morgan Freeman’s daughter in the film, which also stars Forest Whitaker and John Travolta as Carson Philips, down-on-his-luck PI who enjoys his share of drinking, smoking, and gambling. He takes on a case that, like the story goes, starts out appearing fairly routine, slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects, and dead bodies.

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Nina Dobrev To Star In ‘Run This Town’

Author: Jen | March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Nina Dobrev To Star In ‘Run This Town’

Filed Under: | Casting News, Nina Dobrev

EXCLUSIVE: Tony-winning actor Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), The Vampire Diaries alum Nina Dobrev, and Mena Massoud, star of Disney’s live-action Aladdin film, have signed on to topline the drama pic Run This Town, along with Emmy winner Damian Lewis (Billions, Homeland). The film was written by Ricky Tollman, who will also direct the piece, marking his feature directorial debut.

The plot follows a young journalist (Platt), desperate to prove himself, who catches wind of a scandal involving a flashy, unpredictable politician with no filter (Lewis). Political aides (Massoud and Dobrev) attempt to keep their boss in check – and the story under wraps – in order to save their jobs.

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Nina Dobrev To Topline CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Fam’ In ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star’s TV Return

Author: Jen | March 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Nina Dobrev To Topline CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Fam’ In ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star’s TV Return

Filed Under: | Casting News, Nina Dobrev, Non TVD Projects, TV Series

EXCLUSIVE: She’s back! Former The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev, is returning to television and switching things up with a comedic turn as the lead of CBS multi-camera comedy Fam, from writer Corinne Kingsbury, Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Kingsbury and directed by Scott Ellis, Fam is about a woman, Clem (Dobrev) whose younger half-sister, Shannon (Odessa Adlon), comes to live with her and her fiancé to escape their train wreck of a father.

Dobrev’s Clem is grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted and outspoken. She was a bit of a hot mess in her younger years, but since then, she has worked hard to create the best version of herself and her life is on track. She is a real charmer who is ecstatic when Jay, the love of her life, proposes. In the “best version of herself,” she claims that her own father is long dead, but the fact is that her dad, Freddy Banks, whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years, is such an embarrassment that she has lied about his death. And when her half-sister Shannon shows up unexpectedly, Clem’s lie is about to become painfully obvious to everyone who trusted and believed her. And that lie just might end her relationship with Jay for good.

Kingsbury executive produces with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor as well as Wendi Trilling via TrillTV. In addition to Adlon, Dobrev joins previously cast Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Following her six-season run as the lead Elena on The Vampire Diaries, Bulgarian-born Dobrev, who returned for the series finale, has been focused on features, starring in Paramount’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Sony’s Flatliners reboot, and indie comedy Crashpad opposite Christina Applegate and Domnhall Gleeson. She will be seen in the upcoming indies Dog Days directed by Ken Marino, Departures opposite Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield, and Roger Avary’s Lucky Day.

Dobrev is repped by Lighthouse Management and Media and CAA.

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‘In Between Lives’: Yusuf Gatewood To Star In NBC Clairvoyance Crime Drama Pilot

Author: Jen | March 7, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘In Between Lives’: Yusuf Gatewood To Star In NBC Clairvoyance Crime Drama Pilot

Filed Under: | Casting News, Non TVD Projects, TV Series

The Originals co-star Yusuf Gatewood has landed one of the male leads opposite Harriet Dyer in In Between Lives, NBC’s drama pilot from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television — the joint venture of producer David Heyman and NBCUniversal International Studios — and Universal TV.

Written by Kirland ands directed by Charlotte Sieling, In Between Lives centers on Cassie (Dyer), a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider (Gatewood) solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not.

Gatewood’s Damien Parrish is the new kid on the LAPD Homicide Squad. Damien used to be a Criminal Analyst with the FBI, and spent the last eight years in Florida.

Medium alum Kirland executive produces with Heyman and Nancy Cotton.

Gatewood co-stars as Vincent Griffith on the CW’s The Originals, which is going into its fifth and final season. He started as a guest star in the first season, becoming a series regular in Season 2. Gatewood will next be seen in Amazon/BBC Two’s Good Omens. He’s repped by APA.

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‘Blue Book’: Michael Malarkey Joins Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History

Author: Jen | December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on ‘Blue Book’: Michael Malarkey Joins Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History

Filed Under: | Casting News, Michael Malarkey, Non TVD Projects, The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries alum Michael Malarkey is set as a series regular in History’s scripted drama series Blue Book, executive produced by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis.

Created and written on spec by David O’Leary, with Sean Jablonski serving as showrunner, the 10-episode Blue Book chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” Gillen plays Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, family man, and UFO skeptic who is recruited as the Chief Scientific Advisor to “Project Blue Book.” Mennell will play Allen’s wife, Mimi Hynek, who is seemingly a content stay-at-home housewife but has plans to become much more.

Malarkey will play Captain Michael Quinn, A decorated WWII hero, Captain Michael Quinn is selected to run Project Blue Book, a new Air Force division investigating UFO phenomena. A charming Air Force pilot, he clashes with his Blue Book partner, Dr. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), challenging Hynek’s scientific mind with his raw emotional gut instincts.

Maleficent helmer Robert Stromberg, is set to direct the first two episodes of the series, from A+E Studios and Compari Entertainment, a division of Zemeckis’ ImageMovers.

Malarkey, best known for this role as Enzo on the long-running CW’s The Vampire Diaries, recently wrapped shooting a role in Crackle’s upcoming drama series The Oath. He’s repped by Silver Lining Entertainment, Gersh and attorney Gregg Gellman.

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The CW Buys Southern Soap ‘Prohibited’ From Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed

Author: Jen | November 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The CW Buys Southern Soap ‘Prohibited’ From Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed

Filed Under: | Ian Somerhalder, Non TVD Projects, TV Series

The CW has put in development Prohibited, an hourlong soapy drama from Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s Rare Birds Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Jesse Lasky (Revenge), Prohibited is described as an upstairs/downstairs Southern soap where high-spirited former thief Amelia Jones attempts a fresh start in male-dominated Bourbon Country. Her new life, however, is upended when her two sisters show up demanding Amelia’s help in orchestrating the most dangerous heist of their lives: robbing the Money Room of the Kentucky Derby. Amelia now finds herself torn between the thrill of her dangerous past and her newfound ambition of becoming a Bourbon Queen.

New parents Somerhalder and Reed executive produce via their Rare Birds as part of the company’s pod deal with Warner Bros.. Lasky is co-executive producer, while Rare Birds’ Tracy Ryerson produces.

Lasky was a writer-associate producer on the last three seasons of ABC’s Revenge and most recently has been a writer on CBS’ Code Black.

Reed is repped by Paradigm, Thruline Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Former The Vampire Diaries star Somerhalder is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Lasky is repped at Paradigm and Echo Lake.

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Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’ Pic, Filming Roger Avary’s ‘Lucky Day’

Author: Jen | September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’ Pic, Filming Roger Avary’s ‘Lucky Day’

Filed Under: | Casting News, News, Nina Dobrev, Non TVD Projects

EXCLUSIVE: Just over a week before the re-imagined Flatliners comes out, Nina Dobrev is keeping her days full with two new projects.

Currently filming Roger Avary’s Lucky Day in Toronto, The Vampire Diaries alum also is joining Ken Marino’s sophomore feature directing effort Dog Days, I’ve learned. Dobrev will play Good Day Seattle host Elizabeth in the canine-connected ensemble comedy from the West Hot American Summer vet. The character relies on her pet through life and work stresses, including the unwelcomed advances of an on-air colleague. Penned by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama, and produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monore, and Scott Holroyd, Dog Days is set to start shooting this year in Los Angeles.

Before then, Dobrev will finish up her role in the first film directed by Pulp Fiction co-scribe Avary in over a decade. Co-starring with Reservoir Dogs alum Michael Madsen and Luke Bracey in the ex-con thriller, Dobrev portrays Chloe in the Killing Zoe helmer’s latest effort. The character is the French-speaking artist wife of the ex-con and mother of his daughter at the center of Lucky Day, which all takes place over a single unpleasant day.

Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody are producing Lucky Day.

Add to the September 29-debuting Flatliners with Ellen Page and Kiefer Sutherland, Dobrev is in Departure, starring Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield co-starring, and comedy Crash Pad with Christina Applegate and Domhnall Gleeson.

Dobrev is represented by CAA and Lighthouse Management.

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Zach Roerig & More Set For ‘The Last Full Measure’

Author: Jen | August 1, 2017 | Comments Off on ‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Zach Roerig & More Set For ‘The Last Full Measure’

Filed Under: | Casting News, Non TVD Projects, The Vampire Diaries, Zach Roerig

Jeremy Irvine, Ethan Russell, Zach Roerig and Cody Walker round out the cast of Todd Robinson’s Vietnam War pic The Last Full Measure from Foresight Unlimited. They join the ensemble led by Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Amy Madigan, John Savage and Bradley Whitford.

Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, the pic follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman as he battles the political machine in Washington. As we are brought back to what happened in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War through the eyes of the survivors, Huffman teams with the veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to finally award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force Pararescue Jumper Pitsenbarger, who saved many lives as his own was sacrificed.

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