Model Alton Mason Cast as Little Richard In Upcoming 'Elvis' Movie!

Model Alton Mason Cast as Little Richard In Upcoming 'Elvis' Movie!

Alton Mason is kicking off his acting career with a big role!

It was just announced that the 23-year-old model will play Little Richard in the upcoming Elvis film, from Baz Luhrmann, Deadline reveals.

Little Richard was a legendary musician with most of his music being released from the 1950s to the 70s. Some of the songs from his catalogue include “Long Tall Sally,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Keep A-Knockin’” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”

Richard passed away from bone cancer in May 2020 at age 87.

Elvis covers the seminal legend’s growth from dirt poor singer to global icon, seen through the prism of his complex relationship over two decades with manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Alton joins quite a cast, which includes Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, as well as Dacre Montgomery, Helen Thomson, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham and Kate Mulvany.

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Luke Evans Joins Tom Hanks In Live Action 'Pinocchio'

Luke Evans Joins Tom Hanks In Live Action 'Pinocchio'

Luke Evans is coming back to Disney!

The 41-year-old actor has joined the cast of the upcoming live action version of Pinocchio, Deadline reports.

“I cannot wait to start!!!!” he excitedly tweeted with the announcement.

He will star as The Coachman, alongside Tom Hanks, who is playing Geppetto. Robert Zemeckis is attached as director, and the film is set to debut on Disney+!

The Coachman is one of many antagonists in the story and is notorious for luring “stupid little boys” to Pleasure Island, where they are transformed into donkeys and sold on the black market.

Luke and Tom are of course no strangers to the Disney family, with Luke first starring as Gaston in the live action Beauty and the Beast. Tom has been in numerous Disney films and shows, including Saving Mr Banks, Big City Greens, Cars and of course his most famous role of Toy Story‘s Woody.

If you didn’t know, Luke is also set to reprise Gaston in a Beauty and the Beast prequel series, along with Josh Gad as Le Fou.

Tian Richards Lands Lead Role In 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff 'Tom Swift'

Tian Richards Lands Lead Role In 'Nancy Drew' Spinoff 'Tom Swift'

Tian Richards is joining the world of Nancy Drew!

The actor has been cast in the title role of the upcoming spinoff series Tom Swift, Variety reveals.

Tian will make his first appearance as Tom in an upcoming episode of Nancy Drew, before starring in the spinoff, should it get picked up to series at The CW.

Tom Swift follows the “Black, gay, billionaire inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy after the disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hell-bent on stopping him.”

Tian has most recently been seen in an episode of CBS’ The Neighborhood, as well as other credits in the Netflix movie Dumplin’, A Bad Moms Christmas, Burden, Being Mary Jane and Outcast.

Kristine Froseth & Jayme Lawson Cast as Young First Ladies In Upcoming 'The First Lady' Series

Kristine Froseth & Jayme Lawson Cast as Young First Ladies In Upcoming 'The First Lady' Series

Kristine Froseth has an exciting new role!

The 25-year-old Looking For Alaska actress has been cast as a young Betty Ford in the new series The First Lady, Variety reports.

Michelle Pfeiffer will also be playing Betty Ford in the Showtime series, which is described as a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.

Kristine‘s version of Betty sees her “as she trains as a dancer for Martha Graham in New York City, and into her 20s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she worked for Herpolsheimer’s Department Store and eventually married Gerald Ford.” She will appear in three episodes.

Here’s a synopsis: In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy, with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Jayme Lawson and Viola Davis cast as Michelle Obama

It was also announced that Jayme Lawson, who will also appear in the upcoming The Batman, has been cast as a young Michelle Obama from the ages 15-30. “The series begins with Obama as a young woman in Chicago and follows her as a Harvard undergraduate and Princeton Law School student, eventually marrying Barack Obama in 1992.”

Viola Davis has also been cast as a present day Michelle. Viola and her husband Julius Tennon will also executive produce through their JuVee Productions.

Elle Fanning & Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Get Nominated For Film Independent Spirit Awards!

Elle Fanning & Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Get Nominated For Film Independent Spirit Awards!

The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations have been revealed!

Elle Fanning and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan are among the TV nominees this year. They are both up against each other in the Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series for their work in The Great and Never Have I Ever, respectively.

The upcoming awards are usually held the night before the Oscars, but due to pandemic shakeups, they’re actually taking place three days before on April 22nd.

While the awards normally only cover feature films, this year, they have added television categories.

“2020 was Hell on earth, but one glorious lifeline these past months has been the ability to watch so many great films and shows,” Film Independent president Josh Welsh said in a statement, via THR. “In an unbelievably challenging year, this year’s Spirit Award nominees inspired us, connected us, and have been a source of urgently needed light in the darkness. Even though we’re still stuck at home, let’s come together to celebrate this great work!”

Kathryn Newton & Kyle Allen Star In 'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' First Look!

Kathryn Newton & Kyle Allen Star In 'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' First Look!

The poster for Kathryn Newton‘s upcoming film The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is here!

The 23-year-old actress is starring as Margaret in the movie for Prime Video, alongside Kyle Allen as Mark.

The new movie tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop.

Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day.

The Map of the Tiny Perfect Things is based off of the short story of the same name by Lev Grossman, who also wrote the screenplay.

Look out for the movie on Prime Video on February 12th!

In case you missed it, it was recently announced that Kathryn has joined the cast of an upcoming Marvel movie, and Kyle has also joined another young star in an upcoming film!


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Rafferty Law Opens Up About Looking Just Like His Dad Jude Law

Rafferty Law Opens Up About Looking Just Like His Dad Jude Law