13 items from 2014
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- Chris Colfer has already written a feature film and several books, and now he'll stretch his writing muscles when he pens an episode of "Glee." He's reportedly writing an episode of the Fox comedy that will air later in Season 5, thanks to an offer from creator Ryan Murphy. Colfer has already met with the writing staff to hash out some ideas. [TVLine]
- Betsy Brandt is rebounding from the low-rated NBC comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show" with a new gig on Season 2 of Showtime's "Masters of Sex." The "Breaking Bad" alum will recur as Barbara, new secretary to Michael Sheen's Dr. William Masters. The new season of the Showtime series is due in fall 2014. [THR]
Friday Night Lights alum Kim Dickens has been tapped to star in CBS‘ drama pilot Red Zone opposite Anthony Lapaglia. Also cast in the pilot, written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley, are Kevin Rahm (Mad Men) and Samantha Mathis (Under The Dome). The Universal TV drama centers on Holden Weller (Lapaglia), a retired CIA operative and intense high school football coach/athletic director who is pulled back into action when a terrorist event rocks Washington, DC, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred. Dickens will play Helen Weller, Holden’s confident and strong wife, a former CIA shrink who teaches psychology at the same high school as her husband. Rahm and Mathis play husband and wife Paul and Olivia Jordan, and the parents of Jake (Graham Rogers), the second-string Qb on Holden’s team and a friend of the Wellers’ daughter Laney. »
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- "How I Met Your Dad," the spinoff to CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" series, has added two new cast members: Nick D'Agosto ("Masters of Sex," above middle) and "Mixology's" Andrew Santino. D'Agosto will play Frank, the "Robin" of the group, though Frank's relationship to Sally (the "Ted") is quite different than the Ted-Robin relationship that kicked off "Himym." Santino has been cast as Danny, Sally's older brother. His "Himyd" role is secondary to his "Mixology" role. They join the already-cast Greta Gerwig as Sally. [THR]
- Odette Annable ("Banshee," above right) has been cast in "Astronaut Wives Club," the ABC drama about the women behind the men participating in the 1960s space race. Annable is Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the wives and also a licensed pilot. [Deadline]
Three faces familiar to TV viewers have been confirmed as joining broadcast drama pilots slated for next season.
Anthony Lapaglia is returning to CBS to lead the network’s untitled terrorism drama from Nikki Toscano (Revenge) and Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel). The actor, who could be seen on Without a Trace for seven seasons, will play a retired CIA operative-turned-high school football coach. When a catastrophic event hits Washington, D.C., he is pulled back into action to investigate the new generation of terrorists.
Lapaglia won a Golden Globe and earned Emmy and SAG nominations for his role as Jack »
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Anthony Lapaglia is back in business with CBS. The “Without a Trace” star has been cast in CBS's upcoming drama pilot from Nikki Toscano (“Revenge,” “Detroit 1-8-7”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Bates Motel,” “Parenthood”). Also read: Pilot Season 2014: TheWrap's Complete Network Guide The pilot follows the aftermath of a terrorist event that rocks Washington, D.C. Lapaglia will play Coach Holden Weller, an intense, high school football coach/athletic director in Virginia — who happens to be a retired, well-respected CIA operative. When the attack happens, Weller is pulled back into action to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are. »
- Tim Kenneally
Without a Trace star Anthony Lapaglia is returning to CBS as the lead of another drama project, pilot Red Zone, written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley. Also cast in the Uni TV project are Graham Rogers (Revolution) and David Castro. Red Zone centers on Holden Weller (Lapaglia), a retired CIA operative and intense high school football coach/athletic director who is pulled back into action when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred. Rogers, repped by Apa, Management 360, and Stone Meyer, plays Jake, an all-American teenager and second-string quarterback who has a special bond with Coach Weller. Castro plays Reza, a smart and thoughtful new student at the high school who has just transferred there to play baseball. Lapaglia, who won a Golden Globe for Without A Trace, starred in the Fox pilot Boomerang last season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Anthony Lapaglia is returning to CBS. Following his seven-season turn on the network's Without a Trace, the actor has landed the starring role in CBS' untitled Nikki Toscano/Kerry Ehrin terrorism drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Known as Red Zone, the drama centers on retired CIA operative-turned-high school football coach who is pulled back into action after a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., and he's forced to investigate closer to home, where the next generation of terrorists are being bred. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 Lapaglia will star as Coach Holden Weller, the coach/athletic director
- Lesley Goldberg
Hardy said he has been working closely with Warner Bros, "watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson...it’s interesting to get them, and a bit of Capone, into the bloodstream… The idea isn’t to remake those films but to get a flavour of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."
Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger, "Al Capone" (1959), Neville Brand, "The George Raft Story (1961), Jason Robards, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967), Buddy Lester, "Poor Devil" (1973), Ben Gazzara, "Capone" (1975), Robert De Niro, "The Untouchables" (1987), Eric Roberts, "The Lost Capone" (1990), Anthony Lapaglia, "Road to Perdition" (2002), Jon Bernthal, »
- Michael Stevens
Content’s sales team has introduced another title to Efm buyers and has been talking up the espionage thriller Newcomer.
Srdjan Stakic will produce in association with Dominion Pictures and Emote Productions, while Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serves as executive producer with Greg Chou, Taylor Hart, Carl Moellenberg, Brandon Powers and Bobby Sain.
Director Kai Barry will start shooting in Serbia this week (Feb 12) on the story of a rookie on a botched special ops mission in Belgrade who is interrogated by his own agency and battles to prove his innocence.
“Kai, Brian and Srdjan have created a really compelling world of intrigue and action and we believe this could be the launch of an enduring character,” said Content »
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Canberra-born Us-based actor and filmmaker Paul Ashton is directing his first feature, romantic comedy This Isn.t Funny, in Los Angeles. . There is a strong Aussie element as the cast includes Anthony Lapaglia, Gia Carides, Angie Milliken and Ashton. . Ashton wrote the screenplay with co-star Katie Page, loosely inspired by their own off-camera relationship, which poses the question: Can true love survive when you meet the right person at the wrong time? . The producers are Lije Sarki with Easy Open Productions' Ian Keiser and Leigh Jones. The executive producer is Metropolitan Entertainment.s Pierce Cravens. . Ashton plays Jamie, a perpetual traveller who brims with unfulfilled potential.. Page is Eliot, a stand-up comic with a severe anxiety disorder.. They fall for each other, romance blossoms then fractures, forcing them to examine their preconceptions about family and identity. . Lapaglia plays a co-worker of Jamie.s character and Milliken is his mother. »
- Don Groves
• The Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch will star opposite Tyson Ritter (The House Bunny), Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens), and William Hurt (Winter’s Tale) in the upcoming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Deutch will play Mae, who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll groupie in the hopes of ditching her small-town life. She later becomes the love interest of Gregg Allman in the early years of The Allman Brothers Band. The film is being adapted for the big screen by producer/director Randall Miller and screenwriter Jody Savin (Bottle Shock) from Allman’s biography, My Cross to Bear, which the singer co-wrote with Alan Light. »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Ashton and Katie Page penned the screenplay, which is loosely inspired by their own off-camera relationship. The real-life couple also co-star in what is described as a fresh look at whether true love can survive when you meet the right person at the wrong time.
Lapaglia is repped by ICM and Industry Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) announced the winners of their third Aacta Intl. Awards Jan. 10 at a ceremony in Los Angeles, with “Gravity” and “American Hustle” each winning two gongs.
The awards recognize cinematic excellence in seven categories: best film, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress.
“Gravity” won best picture, with director Alfonos Cuaron taking the director trophy, while “American Hustle” won for Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell’s screenplay, and Jennifer Lawrence’ssupporting actress role.
Australian Cate Blanchett recieved the actress award for her portrayal of a »
- Carole Horst
13 items from 2014
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