Taissa Farmiga and Andrew J. West just booked two new pilots!
THR reports that Taissa, 20, co-star in ABC’s L.A. Crime, which is a true-crime procedural anthology explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in L.A. history and season one will focus on two L.A. cops in search for a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial killing team amid the rock-and-roll, coke-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.
Taissa will play Karen, who is described as more Berkley grad than rocker chick — even though that’s the crowd she tends to hang with. Karen is an aspiring ?journalist who has a close call with the killer, Clark. While ?gunning for a position at Rolling Stone, Karen takes a job working for Diver Hawkes at his paparazzi company.
Andrew, is moving on from The Walking Dead to The CW’s Dead People, via Deadline.
The pilot centers on “a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver who, after a near-death experience, suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including the late ex-wife he has never gotten over.”
British newcomer Ben Hardy is the latest actor to be added to the star-studded cast of the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse.
The 24-year-old actor, who stars on the BBC soap series EastEnders, is going to play a key role in the film, according to TheWrap.
There are some reports that Ben will be playing the role of Angel, though these are not confirmed at all.
Ben will be joining a cast consisting of Jennifer Lawrence and newcomers like Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp. The film will be released on May 27, 2016.
Chris Wood is killing it right now!
According to Variety, the 26-year-old actor has just landed a role in the upcoming CW pilot Cordon, which is based on Carl Joos‘ original Belgian series.
Chris is set to play Jake, a former renegade turned cop, as the series follows “an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for the lives.”
Chris is currently appearing as the villain witch Kai on The Vampire Diaries and you may remember him as Adam Weaver on the short-lived CW show The Carries Diaries.
Cordon will pair Chris back with his TVD executive producer Julie Plec, who penned the pilot.
Congrats to Scott Michael Foster and Matt Shively!
It was just announced (via Deadline) that Scott, 29, has booked a starring role in ABC drama pilot, Boom.
Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne and produced by ABC Studios, Boom examines the biggest oil discovery in American history — bigger than Texas and as big as Saudi Arabia — which has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the 1849 California Gold Rush.
Meanwhile, Matt will star alongside Bebe Wood in Family Of The Year. The single-camera project is about a picture perfect family, the O’Neals, that is turned upside down when the youngest son Danny comes out of the closet.
He’ll play Jimmy O’Neal, Danny’s older brother, a two-time all-state wrestling champion, while Bebe is Shannon, the little sister, a real do-gooder who’s always working on some new charity.
Does this mean that “Real Princesses of New Jersey” is coming true?
Variety just announced that Demi Lovato will voice the female lead in the upcoming animated feature, Charming, and will produce the musical score.
The film, which Ross Venokur will direct, re-imagines the tales of Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty after they discover they are all engaged to the same Prince Charming.
“3QU Media’s goal is to produce mainstream animated family films with elements of comedy, adventure, romance and personal inspiration,” producer John H. Williams shared. “Demi’s contributions will help make ‘Charming’ a cross-platform hit film.”
Congrats to Kodi Smit-McPhee!
The 18-year-old actor just scored the role of the young Nightcrawler in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse flick.
“I am humbled and honored to be joining this incredible project and to be able to tell the story of the well respected young mutant Nightcrawler. Thank you @Bryanjaysinger, and the passionate Xmen fans. @20thcenturyfox #Nightcrawler #XmenApocalypse,” he wrote on Instagram.
Nightcrawler is a blue-skinned mutant who has the ability to teleport and first portrayed by Alan Cumming in the original film.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Kodi as Nightcrawler?
Skylar Astin has landed a brand new TV gig already!
According to THR, the 27-year-old Pitch Perfect actor is set to star in an untitled NBA comedy for ABC.
“The buddy comedy is set in the world of the NBA and centers on a rookie who doesn’t speak English and a translator who doesn’t speak basketball.”
The site described Skylar‘s character Jason as “a sweet and slightly wimpy guy who was previously with the Peace Corps. A bit of a loser with no athletic prowess whatsoever,? Jason works as a teaching assistant and, while living in his ?parents’ basement, is tapped by the GM of an NBA team to be the translator for Mo, a new recruit from Botswana. A munchkin among giants in the world of professional basketball, Jason soon discovers that he’s being paid to be a lot more than just a translator. He also has to be the new player’s 24/7 guide/best friend/mentor and protector — and find a way to light a fire under this incredibly tall and talented athlete who seems to lack any drive.”
Skylar‘s show Ground Floor was recently canceled by TBS.