Daisy Ridley just landed a huge new role in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express!
According to THR, the 24-year-old actress joined the cast of Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, and Judy Dench are also in the cast.
The story “centers on special detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, also the director), who boards a train from Jerusalem to Europe only to have a murder committed in the car next to his during a snowstorm. Poirot tries to discover the murderer or murderers before there’s another victim.”
Mark your calendars – Murder on the Orient Express is slated to hit theaters on November 22, 2017.
Amandla Stenberg is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of the Darkest Minds books!
The 17-year-old actress will play Ruby Daly, a teenager with telekinetic powers, according to THR.
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Based on the young adult novels by Alexandra Bracken, the story is “set after a pandemic kills most of America’s children and teenagers. When some survivors develop various superpowers, they are deemed too dangerous for society, taken from their families and placed inside internment camps.”
Congrats, Amandla! We can’t wait to see it!
Alex Wolff is one of the newest names to join the upcoming Jumanji movie.
The 18-year-old actor will join Still The King‘s Madison Iseman, Mo Turner, and Ser’Darius Blain in the remake alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas and Karen Gillan.
“Officially welcoming our #JumanjiJuniors to our film. Talented young actors @serdariusblain @madisoniseman @natandalex & @Mozefro,” Dwayne wrote on Instagram, announcing the new cast members.
According to Deadline, Ser’Darius will play a character named Anthony “Fridge” Johnson.
Congrats to Veronica Dunne — she’s headed to Broadway!
The 21-year-old actress will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago, Deadline reports.
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Veronica will make her debut as Roxie for the revival at the Ambassador Theatre, starting on October 17th.
“That was a difficult decision because my heart growing up was in the theater…but I always really wanted to do TV,” Veronica once told NKD mag about choosing K.C. Undercover over the stage. “I made the decision because I felt like I could always go back and go to New York.”
David Henrie and Gregg Sulkin have sold their series pitch to AwesomenessTV!
According to Deadline, the two Wizards of Waverly Place alums have teamed with D2 Management to produce the project, called Downtown Earl.
The series will centers on Duke Ashley Earl Winthrop (Sulkin) who, after royally embarrassing the crown one last time, is shipped away.
He’ll be stripped of the crown and forced to learn humility the American way by living with a working-class family in downtown Los Angeles with his chaperone, and polar opposite, MI6 agent Balt (Henrie), who is forced to document the journey via vid-log.
Storm Reid is set to star in Disney and Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming adaptation of the classic children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, according to THR.
The 13-year-old actress may also be starring alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, who are all in negotiations to join the cast.
“Dear God, please let me sleep longer if this is a dream! Thank you @directher @oprah @mindykaling @reesewitherspoon @disney. I am thrilled and humbled beyond words to work with this AMAZING group of people. #dreamingofwrinkles #AWIT #surreallifemoment #proudtobewrinkled,” Storm wrote on her Instagram account.
A Wrinkle In Time tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father has disappeared. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey to find her father with a classmate and her younger brother. Along the way, the trio are aided by supernatural beings – Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.
Josh Peck just landed another TV gig!
The 29-year-old actor is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of Fox’s new baseball drama Pitch, according to TVLine.com.
Josh will be playing a “‘neo-geeky’ analyst named Ross O’Malley, a member of Oscar’s (Mark Consuelos) team, Ross is mistakenly called upon to handle a major crisis.”
The show also stars Kylie Bunbury as a beautiful, tough and gifted athlete named Ginny who is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.
Mark your calendars – Pitch premieres on Thursday, September 22 @ 9/8c on Fox.
Chloe Lukasiak just added another film to her resume.
Via Deadline, the 15-year-old actress and dancer will star in Loophole, an indie from JCFilms.
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Chloe will play a college student caught in a centuries-old battle of good versus evil, and her bloodline is the key to unleash destruction upon the world or destroy the evil forever.
The flick also stars Scott Whyte and Chantelly Barry.
TELL JJJ: Are you excited about Chloe’s next project?