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Int’l Star You Should Know: Luke Bracey

9 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sydney native Luke Bracey debuted on Australian TV series “Home and Away” in 2009, and landed his first film role opposite Leighton Meester in 2011’s romance adventure “Monte Carlo,” followed by “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” He next joins Pierce Brosnan in Roger Donaldson’s spy pic “November Man,” set to hit theaters Aug. 27.

Surf’S Up

Bracey is on location in New Orleans shooting the bigscreen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Best of Me”; he then begins filming the remake of “Point Break,” in which he plays Johnny Utah — the role created by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 original — alongside Gerard Butler and Ray Winstone. “I grew up surfing,” Bracey says. “My dad probably put me on a surfboard before I could walk. I watched ‘Point Break’ many times growing up.” 

Living In The Moment

Bracey had a setback last year after TV drama pilot “Westside,” in which he was to play the lead, »

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Odette Annable To Star In ABC Series ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

14 March 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

House alumna Odette Annable is set as one of the main leads in ABC‘s 10-episode summer drama series Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Annable will play Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the Astro-wives and a licensed pilot herself. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots A tomboy with aspirations of her own, her forward thinking challenges not just her husband but the other wives. Annable was an early choice for the role, which marks her second consecutive pilot-season casting at ABC. Last year, she starred in the drama pilot Westside. Annable, repped by UTA and Evolution, has been recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee and CBS’ Two And A Half Men. »


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McG To Direct NBC Pilot ‘Mysteries Of Laura’

3 February 2014 5:11 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

McG has boarded NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura as director/executive producer, reuniting with Warner Bros TV — where his company, Wonderland Sound Of Vision, was based for 12 years before going indie in June. Mysteries Of Laura, from Wbtv, writer Jeff Rake, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, is based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura. It follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twin sons. McG’s Wonderland continues to co-produce with Wbtv the CW’s long-running drama Supernatural as well as its upcoming spinoff. Last season, Wme-repped McG directed the ABC/Wbtv drama pilot Westside. »


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