Marsai Martin is a new American Girl!
The 12-year-old black-ish actress will star as the title character in Amazon’s new flick, Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story, Deadline reports.
Set in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, the new movie centers on Melody, whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing.
As a result, her belief in the “indivisible” promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by reminding her that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”
The special movie is set to premiere this fall and will also star Frances Fisher, Frankie Faison and Idara Victor.
Welcome Anna Cathcart to the Descendants 2 cast!
The up and coming actress will star as Dizzy, the daughter of Drizella Tremaine, one of Cinderella’s step sisters in the upcoming sequel DCOM.
Anna will join Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston, Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook and China Anne McClain as Uma, daughter of Ursula as the new villain kids in the movie.
Descendants 2 is just getting started with production now in Vancouver, Canada.
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Cierra Ramirez and Gregg Sulkin will both star in Lifetime’s upcoming flick, Drink, Slay, Love.
The project will be executive produced by Bella Thorne (Gregg’s former girlfriend), and the team behind Perfect High, which Bella starred in last summer, Deadline reports.
The flick follows Pearl (Ramirez), a typical 16-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. After a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, Pearl’s powerful family quickly takes advantage of this new ability, sending her to high school to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King.
The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down. Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down.
Zach Peladeau, McKaley Miller, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Desjardins, and Jasmine Sky Sarin will also star. The film is set to premiere sometime in 2017.
Katie Stevens just landed a major new gig!
The 23-year-old actress will star in the upcoming Freeform series Issues, according to THR.
The show will be based on the life of Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and “offers a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine.”
Katie is playing Jane, “who has just been promoted to her dream job as a writer for Scarlet Magazine. Equal parts passion and determination, she is sometimes a little overwhelmed by life in New York.”
Chasing Life‘s Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy also star.
Rupert Grint just landed a new gig!
The 27-year-old actor will lead and serve as executive producer on a new Crackle series called Snatch, a 10-episode show based on the 2000 movie of the same name, according to TVLine.com.
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Also starring Ed Westwick, Snatch “revolves around a group of twenty-something hustlers who stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.”
If you’re not familiar, the film starred Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, and Benicio Del Toro.
Hunter King wraps her arm around her younger sister Joey King‘s shoulder while walking around Disneyland on Thursday (August 18) in Anaheim, Calif.
The sisters looked like they had a blast during their afternoon at the theme park and we’re loving the Just Jared PopSocket that Hunter was seen using on her phone!
It was just announced that Joey will be guest starring as Magenta on The CW’s The Flash for an episode in October. She dyed her hair pink last month while filming the role in Vancouver.
FYI: Hunter wore Vans sneakers.
Willa Fitzgerald has joined a brand new movie called Misfortune.
According to Variety, the 25-year-old Scream actress will join John Cusack in the indie drama.
The flick will center on a business man who becomes separated from his embezzled money in the remote wilderness. Three college students discover the money while canoeing and their friendships are tested by the lure of keeping the cash.
Willa will portray one of the boys’ girlfriend.
Edward Lucky McKee will direct and production will starts in September in Savannah, Georgia.
Ashley Rickards is moving on to the superhero life — on The Flash.
Via EOnline, the 24-year-old former Awkward actress will star as a female Top, one of the most dangerous members of the Rogues gallery.
Top, whose real name is Rosalind “Rosa” Dillon, has the power to make people’s heads spin. She will debut in Episode 4 as “the Bonnie to Mirror Master’s Clyde” (Grey Damon).
In the comics, Top was a male character known as Roscoe Dillon.
The Flash returns on Tuesday, October 4th on the CW.