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Joan Allen Cast in ABC’s Jenna Bans Drama Pilot

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joan Allen has joined ABC Studios’ untitled Jenna Bans project, Variety has learned.

Allen will play Claire in the drama-thriller, which follows the return of a politician’s son, presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier, shocking his tight-knit family. As he is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor jailed for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what happened so many years ago.

Allen most recently appeared in “The Killing” on Netflix, “The Bourne Legacy” and HBO’s “Luck.”

Other members of the cast include Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Margot Bingham as Sgt. Nina Meyer and Floriana Lima as Bridey.

Bans — who created the ABC drama series “Off the Map” and whose credits include “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” — penned the pilot, with Paul McGuigan set to direct. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks will exec produce for Mandeville Television. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Joan Allen To Star In Jenna Bans ABC Pilot

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Joan Allen is set for a lead role in the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuiganIt follows the return of a politician's (Allen) young son, Adam Warren (Liam James), who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what truly happened so… »

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Pilot Scoop: Joan Allen Joins ABC Thriller From Scandal/Grey's Vet

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A potential ABC drama with a Shondaland pedigree has elected Joan Allen its mayor, TVLine has learned.

The Oscar-nominated actress will play Claire Warren, a crafty politician who uses upheaval in her family to further her career, in an untitled thriller pilot from Jenna Bans (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal).

Related Pilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s in Them

Formerly known as Flesh and Blood, the potential series centers on a Claire’s son, who rocks his local community by showing up roughly a decade after his presumed death. His reappearance, naturally, has repercussions »

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Horror Round-Up: Hannibal S3 Casting Update, Release Details for Salem S2 & It Follows

28 January 2015 6:11 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have an update on the growing cast of Hannibal Season 3 and details on when you can expect to see Salem Season 2 on the small screen and the buzzed-about It Follows on the big screen.

TVLine reports that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, yet another familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris’ books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally abused medical aid to the wealthy, wicked, and mutilated Mason Verger, who will now be played on the TV series by Joe Anderson in place of Michael Pitt. In the 2001 film, Hannibal, Doemling was played by Željko Ivanek.

In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was recently revealed that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, will play the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie & Director Mike Binder Ponder ‘Black or White’

28 January 2015 10:32 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Kevin Costner has come to represent a particular brand of Americana, for his roles in films like “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves” “JFK” and recently as Pa Kent in “Man of Steel.” His latest film is “Black or White.”

Black or White” is written and directed by Mike Binder, who Costner has previously collaborated with in “The Upside of Anger.” It focuses on Eliot Anderson (Costner), who loses his wife in a car accident as the film begins. He is left to raise their granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell), after he and his wife had adopted her when their daughter died in childbirth. Eliot’s daughter had hid the pregnancy, and the father was an African American man. The other side of Eloise’s family, led by matriarch Rowena (Octavia Spencer), challenges Eliot for custody of Eloise, and retains Rowena’s high powered lawyer brother Jeremiah (Anthony Mackie) to process the trial. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Rutina Wesley To Meet The Red Dragon In ‘Hannibal’

24 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

She’s best known for playing the headstrong Tara in True Blood, but for her next role Rutina Wesley encounters a human monster in the third season of Hannibal. Wesley plays Reba McClane, infamous to readers of the Thomas Harris source novels as the woman who got close to Francis Dolarhyde.

Unbeknownst to her, he is the Tooth Fairy, the serial killer at the heart of first Lecter bestseller Red Dragon – however her blindness makes her literally unseeing as to his true nature. Richard Armitage has been cast as Dolarhyde. The characters were portrayed by Emily Watson and Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 movie adaptation and by Joan Allen and Tom Noonan in Michael Mann’s 1986 version Manhunter.

Wesley and Armitage join new cast member Joe Anderson, who replaces Michael Pitt as Mason Verger. It looks like showrunner Bryan Fuller is really starting to blend the worlds of the series and the books, »

- Steve Palace

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True Blood’s Rutina Wesley to Join Hannibal Season 3 Cast

23 January 2015 4:38 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With HBO’s True Blood coming to an end last summer, Rutina Wesley, longtime cast member of the Southern supernatural series, is lined up for another horror show. This time around, though, Wesley will encounter human monsters rather than creatures of the night, as she’s set to join the cast of Hannibal for the third season, playing a character from Thomas HarrisRed Dragon and its two film adaptations.

TVLine reports that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, is set to co-star in Hannibal Season 3 in the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who becomes the romantic interest of Francis Dolarhyde, aka The Tooth Fairy serial killer, who in turn will be played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films). Reba McClane is a key character in Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, Red Dragon, and was previously played by Joan Allen in »

- Derek Anderson

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‘True Blood’ Alum Rutina Wesley to Sink Her Teeth Into ‘Hannibal’ Role

23 January 2015 3:52 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress will play a blind woman who becomes Francis Dolarhyde’s last best chance at humanity on NBC drama

Rutina Wesley is moving on from the vampires of “True Blood” to another creature with a taste for gore.

Wesley, who played Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampy drama “True Blood,” has been tapped for NBC’s cannibal drama “Hannibal,” a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Friday.

See video: ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Trailer: Will Graham Tells the Cannibalistic Doctor ‘I Forgive You’

The “True Blood” alum will join the show for its third season, playing Reba McClane, a blind woman »

- Tim Kenneally

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Rutina Wesley Joins NBC's "Hannibal"

23 January 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rutina Wesley, best known for playing Sookie Stackhouse's best friend Tara on HBO's "True Blood," has joined the cast of the third season of NBC's "Hannibal".

Wesley will play Reba McClane, the blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) and helps soothe his murderous urges. Wesley takes on a role played by Joan Allen in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" and Emily Watson in Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon".

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde from around the eighth episode of the third season. The Tooth Fairy is the latest addition to the cast which this year will also include Nina Arianda as Will Graham's wife Molly, Joe Anderson as the mutilated Mason Verger, Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, and of course Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter himself.

Source: TV Line »

- Garth Franklin

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Hannibal Eyes True Blood Vamp as Tooth Fairy's Blind Love

23 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rutina Wesley is about to encounter a set of chompers that’ll make her True Blood vampire fangs look downright quaint.

Videos Watch the Hannibal Season 3 Teaser Trailer

TVLine had learned exclusively that the actress is joining Hannibal‘s third season in the pivotal recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of Francis Dolarhyde — Aka The Tooth Fairy (played by The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage) — and represents his best chance at humanity.

The character, and her romance with Dolarhyde, is a major component of Thomas HarrisRed Dragon novel, one book in the series on which Hannibal is based. »

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