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Sam Neill has joined the cast of the CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers, EW has learned. Based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, the four-part miniseries tells the story of four women whose lives intersect as they fight for survival when 900 Jews are besieged for months in a fortress at Masada. Neill will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege. These interviews are the firsthand accounts included among »
- Natalie Abrams
The video below shows de Pablo on the set of the Eye Network’s miniseries, an adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s historical novel about four women in ancient Israel whose lives intersect at the siege of Masada. That real-life event occurred in 70 C.E. (aka A.D.), when 900 Jews who’d been forced out of Jerusalem by the Romans held out for months against Roman troops at a mountain fortress in the Judean desert. »
We'll always know what you did last summer*. Because Sony won’t let us forget.
Deadline recently reported that the studio is rebooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 slasher film about a group of college kids (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe) who cover up their hit-and-run, only to be stalked and slayed by the very person they thought they killed.
Now our ultimate dream cast for this reboot is present day J.Love, Smg, Freddie Prinze, and Ryan P. playing the same roles they did two decades ago (most are available), but since that definitely won’t happen, we brainstormed a few suggestions:
News: Find out which Schwarzenegger movie is also getting a reboot!
Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James
If Ariana Grande played the part we could finally see her without that ponytail »
Kathryn Prescott‘s next small-screen role will find her armed for battle.
The star of MTV’s Finding Carter has joined CBS’ upcoming miniseries The Dovekeepers, TVLine has learned, playing a teenaged tomboy named Aziza. Blessed with expert archery skills, Aziza disguises herself in her brother’s armor to join the male warriors of Masada — even managing to fool her lover Amram (played by 90210‘s Diego Boneta).
Set in ancient Israel, Dovekeepers tells the true story of the 900 Jewish people forced out of »
From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the project is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Brosnahan, currently starring in Wgn’s period drama Manhattan, will play Yael, “a uniquely beautiful and fearless young »
Based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, the four-part miniseries tells the story of four women whose lives intersect as they fight for survival when 900 Jews are besieged for months in a fortress at Masada.
Brosnahan, who currently stars on Manhattan, will play Yael, a fearless woman whose mother died in childbirth—a tragedy that her father blames her for. During the dangerous journey through the desert, Yael has a whirlwind romance that will haunt her after they arrive in Masada. »
- Natalie Abrams
Rachel Brosnahan is moving from “Manhattan” to Masada. The “Manhattan” actress has been cast in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey‘s upcoming CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers.” Also read: Mark Burnett's ‘Dovekeepers’ Casts ‘Rock of Ages’ Star Diego Boneta The miniseries, which will premiere next year, is based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, the project is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, »
- Tim Kenneally
“House of Cards” and “Manhattan” alum Rachel Brosnahan is set to take flight as the star of “The Dovekeepers,” the four-hour CBS miniseries based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel that is set in ancient Israel and focuses on the intersecting stories of four women at the siege of Masada.
Brosnahan will play Yael, a strong-willing and attractive woman whose mother died in childbirth and whose father forever blames her for that loss. During the dangerous journey they make together through the desert, Yael has a whirlwind romance that will haunt her life even after they arrive at Masada. Yael also finds comfort from her warrior brother, Amram (played by Diego Boneta), and kinship from her fellow dovekeeper, Shirah (played by Cote de Pablo).
- Whitney Friedlander
A bunch of major TV casting has happened in the past day or so:
Eddie Izzard ("Hannibal"), Noah Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and Olesya Rulin ("High School Musical") have all scored major roles in Sony Playstation Network's "Powers". The upcoming direct-to-series adaptation of the acclaimed comic follows a pair of cops who investigate crimes related to people with superhuman abilities. [Source: Deadline]
Four more names have joined the cast of the pilot based on the "Scream" franchise for MTV. Bex Taylor-Klaus ("Arrow") will replace the previously set Amy Forsyth in the role of a Lutheran pastor's daughter and aspiring filmmaker.
Also onboard are Bobby Campo ("The Final Destination") as a hunky English teacher, Connor Weil ("Sharknado") as an all-American high school basketball player, and Joel Gretsch ("V," "The 4400") is Sheriff Clark Hudson who is a good guy and father to one of the kids. [Source: The Live Feed]
Newcomer Michael James Shaw »
- Garth Franklin
“Rock of Ages” actor Diego Boneta has been cast in the upcoming CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Boneta, who also appears in the upcoming big-screen soccer biopic “Pele,” will play a character named Amram in the series. Also read: ‘NCIS’ Alum Cote de Pablo to Star in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's ‘Dovekeepers’ Miniseries The actor's television credits include “Underemployed” and “90210.” The four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. “NCIS” alum Cote de Pablo is also. »
- Tim Kenneally
Boneta recently wrapped a key role in the Imagine biopic “Pele,” in which he plays Brazilian soccer player Jose Altafini.
Based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling novel, “Dovekeepers” is based on true events at Masada in 70 C.E., and will recount the events from the perspective of four women whose live intersect in a fight for survival after the Jews were forced out of Jerusalem by the Romans.
- Shelli Weinstein
House of the Devil and Insidious Chapter 2's Jocelin Donahue heads to Summer Camp for Filmax. The film is the feature debut of Alberto Marini, who previously helmed a pair of short films and scripted Sleep Tight by Jaume Balaguero, Films to Keep You Awake: "To Let", and, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt. He also penned Summer Camp which finds Diego Boneta and Maiara Walsh co-starring with Donahue.
- Ryan Turek
Welcome to Miami! The stars came in droves to the Bank United Center in Miami, Florida Thursday night to celebrate the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards. The industry's biggest stars and supporters stepped out in their red carpet best, including singer Sean Paul, who looked smartly suited in a gray blazer—which may sound conservative for Sean Paul—but true to form, he kept his look interesting with an intense mohawk. Then there was actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez, who arrived wearing her hair slicked back, looking gorgeous in a white, shoulder-baring gown. Singer and actor Diego Boneta brightened up the red carpet in a royal blue suit, proving that guys can work color on »
Channing & Pettyfer in the originalThe Magic Mike sequel is gearing up to start filming in the fall. The Playlist reports that Steven Soderbergh's long time first Ad Gregory Jacobs will direct so they're keeping it in house and the film will be called Magic Mike Xxl a title of which we approve.
What we do not approve of is the rumors that most of the original cast will return. The last film ended with a clear parting of the ways so it makes sense to move on at least to some extent with new characters. Channing Tatum has promised in the past that the sequel will be more like what people were expecting from the first one so I guess that means more of a fleshy spectacle? Anyway, the first film was terrific (and not just for the fleshy spectacle) but this kind of project begs for fresh blood meat, »
- NATHANIEL R
In February of 2012, Legendary Pictures pulled the plug on Paradise Lost. It was to be a loose adaptation of John Milton's 17th century poem. Director Alex Proyas ("The Crow") had planned to use the most advanced 3D and motion capture technology to bring the biblical saga to life, but in the end budget concerns were too much to overcome. Legendary, tried numerous times to rework the numbers to get it below $120 million, but it was too daunting a task. At the heart of the issue, was the enormous amount of visual effects that were required for the celestial battles, that involved massive aerial warfare. It would've featured an all-star cast: Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as the archangel Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel, Diego Boneta as Adam, Camilla Belle as Eve and Dijmon Hounsou as Abdiel, the Angel of Death. Concept Art by Kelton Cram Official Paradise Lost »
On Saturday, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was captured in a near-seamless operation (reports say not a single shot was fired during the bust) in the Mexican resort city of Mazatlán, where the 59-year-old wanted man was allegedly enjoying some fun in the sun.
Guzman — one of the world’s richest outlaws and the head of a drug cartel responsible for a reported 25 percent of all illegal drugs brought into the United States via Mexico — had evaded capture for years. That is, unless you count a brief imprisonment in 2001, which ended when El Chapo — translated, the nickname means “Shorty »
- Nina Terrero
Summer Camp begins its shoot February 24 in Barcelona, marking the directorial debut of Marini. [Rec] franchise director Jaume Balaguero will executive produce.
Summer Camp centers on three American camp counselors who show up for their summer jobs at an English-language camp in Spain and come face-to-face with a virus unlike anything seen before.
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- John Squires
Diego Boneta has already been set for the pic. Thesps play unsuspecting American camp counselors who confront a virus unlike any seen before.
“Summer Camp” begins its shoot Feb. 24 in Barcelona, marking the directorial debut of Marini. Jaume Balaguero will executive produce.
- John Hopewell
Abercrombie & Fitch just announced the roster of its new "The Making of a Star" campaign, and some of our favorite young TV stars made the cut.
The new photos debuted on Friday (Jan. 31) feature "Arrow" star Colton Haynes, "The Vampire Diaries" star Steven R. McQueen, "Revenge" star Christa B. Allen, Disney Channel star Debby Ryan, "Twisted" star Kylie Bunbury, "90210" star Diego Boneta and Nickelodeon star Jazzlyn Marae. Photographs and videos of each star will be featured online, on the A&F App, and in A&F stores around the world.
"A&F's new Stars on the Rise are exceptional, multi-dimensional and optimistic," Craig Brommers, Svp of Marketing for Abercrombie & Fitch, says in a statement. "We're excited to add a new cast to our long list of successful talent."
This isn't the first time A&F recruited young actors for an ad campaign. Past Stars on the Rise include Jennifer Lawrence, »
You'll never believe the bevy of stars who've actually modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch! Many A-list celebs have a history of posing for the fashion house. Years ago, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence showed off their good looks for A&F ad campaigns. Also, hot Hollywood hunks like Channing Tatum, Kellan Lutz, Scott Eastwood and Jamie Dornan have all flaunted their six-pack abs and rock hard bodies in super sexy ads. And just this week, it was announced that Colton Haynes, Steven R. McQueen, Diego Boneta, Christa B. Allen and Debby Ryan had all teamed up with Abercrombie for their new 2014 celebrity ads. But there's plenty more. Check out all the sexy stars who've modeled for »
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