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Rachel Leigh Cook, Paz De La Huerta, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe and Finn Whitrock are starring in a modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Avan Jogia, Fran Kranz, Charity Wakefield and Ted Levine are also starring in the film, which completed production on Dec. 18. Producers announced the project Saturday to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The new version takes place in present-day Hollywood where fantasy and reality collide. It’s set in a world where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, starving artists and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead.
Casey Wilder Mott wrote and directed the feature, marking his directorial debut. He also produced through his 5B Productions along with Joshua Skurla of Empyrean Pictures, Fran Kranz and Douglas Matejka. Executive producers are Simon Fawcett and Michael Lee Jackson.
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TVLine has learned that the streaming giant, in partnership with Canadian broadcaster Showcase, has handed a 12-episode series order to Travelers, a time-traveling sci-fi drama written by Wright and starring Will & Grace and Perception vet McCormack.
RelatedSyfy Acquires Dark Matter Graphic Novel Adaptation From Stargate Team
Official logline and additional casting (including a Stargate reunion!) below:
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. »
Netflix has come on board Travelers, an original time-traveling sci-fi series starring Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception). Netflix is teaming on the project with Canadian TV channel Showcase, which will air the series in Canada, with Netflix carrying it exclusively everywhere the service is available outside of Canada. Also cast in the series, which starts production today in Vancouver, are MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson, J. Alex Brinson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly… »
No stranger to small-screen vampires, Kelly Overton‘s next gig will find her picking up a crossbow and leading the hunt.
The True Blood alum has landed the title role in Syfy’s 13-episode Van Helsing, our sister site Deadline reports. The series follows Vanessa Helsing, daughter of the legendary slayer, as she is resurrected and must take back the world from bloodsuckers.
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