15 items from 2015
Nothing like getting the gang back together after a successful entry. That seems to be the case for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and that includes doing something they’ve never done before.
Variety reports Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is in talks to return in both capacities for the sixth entry. If McQuarrie agrees, he would be the first director in the franchise to return for a second entry.
On top of bringing McQuarrie back, Variety adds that stand-out Rebecca Ferguson could also be coming back for the next movie after the studio signed her for an option. Paramount is looking to turn around the next Mi film after Rogue Nation was such a runaway hit.
- Zach Dennis
Director Seth Gordon’s upcoming Baywatch movie has found its female lead, with Deadline reporting that Alexandra Daddario has joined the cast of the film alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. The actress will play the female lead Summer, a lifeguard and love interest to Efron’s character.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that San Andreas star Daddario was on a shortlist of actresses that also included Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).
The Baywatch movie will see The Rock as a by-the-book lifeguard forced to team with a young, rule-flouting hothead as they try to save the beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
- Gary Collinson
True Detective breakout Alexandra Daddario has nabbed the female lead in Paramount’s Baywatch movie, according to Deadline, bringing an end to an extensive casting process that saw multiple actresses considered for the part of Summer.
In fact, only last week, we reported that Paramount had compiled a star-studded shortlist, one which included such talent as Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended), Bianca Santos (Ouija) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).
News of Daddario making a slow-motion jog onto the production of Seth Gordon’s (Horrible Bosses) big-screen reboot means that the actress will reunite with her San Andreas co-star Dwayne Johnson, who toplines the studio’s high-profile overhaul as the best lifeguard in the business. Originally portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the cult TV series, it’s understood that Daddario’s new-fangled role will be instrumental in Paramount’s Baywatch, »
- Michael Briers
Paramount’s big-screen overhaul for Baywatch is beginning to pick up momentum once again, now that Deadline has revealed that a total of seven actresses are in the running – slow motion running, that is – for the lead female role.
Casting the net far and wide, the shortlist includes an array of talent from across film and television, with Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, Alexandra Daddario – possibly paving the way for a San Andreas reunion with Dwayne Johnson – and X-Men: Apocalypse breakout Alexandra Shipp all in the studio’s crosshairs. Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended), Bianca Santos (Ouija) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush) complete the stellar list of potential candidates.
Pitched in the vein of Sony’s delightfully over-the-top reboot of the Jump Street series, Paramount’s Baywatch currently boasts Dwayne Johnson and We Are Your Friends‘ Zac Efron in leading roles, whereas Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses »
- Michael Briers
According to the site, the contenders include Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).
Baywatch is being directed by Seth Gordon and sees Johnson as a by-the-book lifeguard forced to team with a young, rule-flouting hothead as they try to save the beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
- Gary Collinson
She wowed in this summer’s big disaster movie San Andreas, and now Alexandra Daddario could be in line to join Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson, her recent co-star on ‘Andreas’, for the planned Baywatch movie.
The action comedy, which is due to start shooting next year, is housed over at Paramount, with the studio hoping to match some great box-office results with the similarly themed, and styled, 21 Jump Street movies.
Daddario isn’t the only name being mentioned in the same breath as Baywatch though, as six other names are also on the short list. They are: Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Spring Breakers), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf, Unfriended), Bianca Santos (The Duff, Ouija), Alexandra Shipp (Storm in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush, Dog with a Blog).
Deadline also delivered a brief synopsis:
In the film, »
- Paul Heath
Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Seth Gordon have reportedly come up with a short list of actresses who will test for the female lead in Gordon's upcoming "Baywatch" movie based on the 1990s TV series.
Alexandra Daddario ("San Andreas"), Ashley Benson ("Pretty Little Liars"), Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries"), Alexandra Shipp ("Straight Outta Compton"), Shelley Hennig ("Teen Wolf"), Bianca Santos ("The Duff)" and Denyse Tontz ("Big Time Rush").
The story follows a hotshot former Olympian who butts heads with the leader of an elite team of lifeguards. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the latest draft while Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman are producing.
Production on the new film is slated to begin next year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
With Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron set to star in Paramount's big-screen adaptation of Baywatch, the studio is focusing its casting efforts on finding the female lead. Deadline reports that actresses Alexandra Daddario, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Benson, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca A. Santos and Denyse Tontz are testing for the female lead role. No details were given for the character these actresses are reading for.
The site reports that it's possible the production may expand its search, and that some of these actresses may land other roles in the Baywatch movie. We may find out more very soon, since Paramount is aiming to start production in early 2016. Dwayne Johnson is set to play a rule-abiding lifeguard who is paired up with a young wild card (Zac Efron) as they team up to save their beach from environmental destruction caused by an oil tycoon. Dwayne Johnson revealed in August that »
Aaron Tveit will play Danny Zuko in Fox's upcoming live performance of Grease, the network announced Thursday. What's that, you say? Tell you more, tell you more? Well-ah, well-ah, well-ah: Tveit joins a cast that includes Julianne Hough as Sandy, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, and Big Time Rush's Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie. Grease will be the first time Tveit, a Broadway veteran, has sung onscreen since 2012's Les Misérables. It is not known whether he has a car. »
- Nate Jones
Fox has found its Danny Zuko and Kenickie for the upcoming event “Grease: Live.” “Graceland’s” Aaron Tveit (pictured above) will play the male lead immortalized by John Travolta in the “Grease” films. “Big Time Rush” actor (and former member of the band by the same name) Carlos PenaVega is set for Zuko’s rough-and-tumble Bff, Kenickie. “I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical,” said Tveit, who starred in the 2012 film adaptation of “Les Miserables.” “Playing ‘Danny Zuko’ is a dream role and I can’t wait to be a. »
- Tony Maglio
Grease is the word for Aaron Tveit. The Graceland star has been cast as Danny Zuko in Fox's Grease Live, E! News has confirmed. "I'm thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical," Tveit said in a statement "Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role and I can't wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television." Carlos PenaVega of Big Time Rush will play Kenickie. Tveit, whose USA series is now in its third season, has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can. His other credits include Gossip Girl, Law and Order: Svu, The Good Wife and the »
Most kids in America are either already in, or about to get into, full-on summer vacation mode, but on Nickelodeon’s new series, 100 Things To Do Before High School, school is in session, and it’s … adorable. From Scott Fellows, the creator of hit Nick series Big Time Rush, this new series premieres tomorrow night (Sat. June 6) at 8pm Et/Pt. It follows middle schooler Cj Martin (Isabela Moner), and her lifelong best friends Crispo (Owen Joyner) and Fenwick (Jaheem King Toombs). Cj and the boys navigate the ups and downs of the last of their time before high school … Continue reading →
The post 1 Thing For Your Tween to Do on Summer Break: Watch 100 Things to Do Before High School appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Andrea Verschage
Found footage done right Were in Theres a wealth of promise in the new Warner Bros. genre piece The Gallows. Early rumblings have been extremely favorable and when you glimpse teaser trailers as jolting as this one theres good reason to believe the hype just might be justified. But dont just take our word for it. You can check out the teaser below. Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff direct. Cassidy Gifford (Blue Bloods) Ryan Shoos (As Night Comes) Reese Mishler (Bayou Tales) and Pfeifer Brown (Big Time Rush) star. »
Co-created by actor-writers Matt Angel (“Complications”) and Adam Kulbersh (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), “Ten” centers around 10 people who are brought back from the dead as part of an elaborate human trial. But their second chance at life soon spirals out of control, with the fate of mankind suddenly resting in their recently resurrected hands.
Tarses, who served as an executive »
- Travis Reilly
Eva Longoria isn’t Desperate for work.
TV’s erstwhile Gabrielle Solis will star in NBC’s Telenovela, a 13-episode series about popular daytime actress Ana Maria (Longoria). The single-camera comedy will chronicle Ana’s life on and off-set.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* The Vampire Diaries has finally found the real Sarah Salvatore. Tristin Mays (Big Time Rush) will recur as Stefan and Damon’s distant relative, per The Hollywood Reporter, beginning in the Jan. 22 winter premiere.
* Albert Tsai »
15 items from 2015
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