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Casting: McShane, Jonas, Harewood, Washington

13 February 2014 2:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Road To Capri

Ian McShane, Frankie Muniz and Virginia Madsen will star in Boris Damast's road comedy "Road To Capri" which begins filming in the Us and Italy this spring.

The story follows two men who live far apart and learn they shared the same father and inherit the family home in Capri. Giancarlo Giannini, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Nicolas Vaporidis also star. [Source: Screen]

Navy St.

Nick Jonas and Kiele Sanchez have scored co-starring roles in DirecTV's gritty yet family-oriented mixed martial arts drama "Navy St." Frank Grillo plays a former Mma fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big and now operates an Mma gym on Venice Beach.

Jonas plays his youngest son Nate, a shy kid who receives a Ufc contract but is impacted by the addiction to drugs of his older brother Jay (Jonathan Tucker). Sanchez will play Lisa Prince, the Grillo character's long-time girlfriend. »

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Casting Net: Javier Bardem eyes Cortés role in 'Montezuma'; Plus, Mo'Nique, more

6 January 2014 6:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is reportedly interested in portraying Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés in Montezuma, a nearly 50-year old Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus) script that Oscar-winner Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List) is updating. Steven Spielberg may have his sights on directing the project for DreamWorks, who currently owns the rights. Trumbo had apparently written the original script (one draft was 205 pages long!) for Kirk Douglas and director Martin Ritt. [Deadline]

• Mo’Nique, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Precious, is starring alongside Isaiah Washington in Blackbird, an adaptation of Larry Duplechan’s novel about »

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Daniele Watts Will Star In Untitled Coming-of-Age Indie Comedy Romance She Co-Developed

6 January 2014 9:13 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Daniele Watts continues to quietly book work, building her resume, so take note, especially as when the inevitable question about who the upcoming young black actors and actresses are that we should be paying attention to. In addition to being recently cast in FX's new comedy series Braddock & Jackson, as a series regular, Watts has landed a starring role, opposite Max Burkholder in an untitled coming-of-age indie comedy from writter/director Morgan Krantz. The film's story, which is said to be similar in tone to Noah Baumbach's 2005 dramedy The Squid And The Whale, comes from Watts (so she's doing more than just starring in it), who developed it with Krantz. it centers »

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Daniele Watts, Max Burkholder Starring in Indie Comedy (Exclusive)

3 January 2014 7:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniele Watts (“Braddock and Jackson”) and Max Burkholder (“Parenthood”) are starring in an untitled coming-of-age independent comedy, shooting this month in Los Angeles.

The film is written and directed by Morgan Krantz, whose credits include viral comedy series “Neurotica” and “The  Cyclist,” a short film starring Shannyn Sossamon. Internet rapper Kitty Pryde will co-star.

Producers are Eric Pumphrey and Luke Baybak.

Watts has been working with Krantz over the past year to develop the story, which follows a romance between a disgruntled teenage boy (Burkholder) and his babysitter, played by Watts. Krantz describes the project as similar to “The Ice Storm” or “The Squid in the Whale” in tone.

Watts’ credits include “Django Unchained” and Burkholder starred in “The Purge.”

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