Here’s our TV casting call round-up. Check out the new additions at a glance below:
- William Petersen will star in and exec produce GKTV’s hitman drama, Hurt People.
- The Vampire Diaries actor Matt Davis will lead the new CW mystery pilot, Cult, from Farscape-mastermind Rockne S. O’Bannon.
- Fresh off playing the world’s worst dad in Chronicle, veteran character actor Michael Kelly is joining David Fincher’s Netflix series, House of Cards.
- Freddie Prinze Jr. has been cast in an untitled NBC sitcom pilot by Hilary Winston (Community).
Hit the jump for details on each project.
Tony Kaye made a big splash in 1998 with his directorial debut American History X. He has kept busy in the years since, but maintained a low profile. That could change with his new film Detachment. The cast will bring name recognition to the film: veterans Adrien Brody, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson are joined by fresh faces like Betty Kaye and Sami Gayle. Tribeca Films acquired the film in September, and has released trailers and clips over the last month that stand out from the vast collection of promotional material we host here at Collider. The story follows a substitute teacher (Brody) on assignment at a failing public school. The appeal of Detachment is in the execution, so hit the jump for trailers, clips, posters, and images from the film.
The cast for the pre-apocalyptic rom-com Seeking a Friend for the End of the World has just kind of exploded. The film was already set to star Steve Carell as a man who is joined by a woman (Keira Knightley) to find his old high-school sweeheart before the world is destroyed by an asteroid. Yesterday, we learned that the talented Gillian Jacobs had joined the film and now we’ve received a press release announcing that a truckload of other great actors have signed on as well. Check out this line-up: Connie Britton, Patton Oswalt, Rob Huebel (who yesterday signed on to another apocalypse-based comedy, Rapturepalooza), Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Melinda Dillon as well as Aaron Brown (The District), Tonita Castro (The Sarah Silverman Program), Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives), and Bob Stephenson (Jericho). And this is all in addition to the previously announced cast-members William Petersen, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry (also in Rapturepalooza), Derek Luke, and Lindsay Sloane. How can the movie squeeze in this kind of ensemble? It’s a road-trip picture, which means most of these folks will probably only have a scene or two, but it’s better than nothing.
Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is making her directorial debut from her own script. Production on the film begins this week. Hit the jump to check out the press release.
[Update: We've updated the article with a couple of set photos featuring Carell and Knightley. Check them out after the jump]
With production on David Fincher’s highly anticipated adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo set to begin this fall, casting is starting to fall into place. Stellan Skarsgård was revealed to be in talks to play Martin Vanger earlier today — now Deadline reports that Robin Wright (State of Play) is in negotiations for the role of Erika Berger, a magazine publisher and romantic interest of journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig). It stands to reason that we will soon have an answer as to which young actress will land the plum lead role of Lisbeth Salander — last we checked, Rooney Mara (The Social Network), Sarah Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Sophie Lowe (Blame), and Lea Seydoux (Robin Hood) were the four to beat, though the shortlist has been in a constant state of flux.
Hit the jump for casting details on a pair of indie dramas: From the Rough and Detachment.
Since about everybody on earth knows about CSI and its various spin-offs, I will avoid talking your ear off about the first season of this awesome show. Back in 2000 when the show debuted, it was praised as unique and downright entertaining, while still leaving us wanting more. Over the past year or so, a lot of television shows have begun the transfer to Blu-Ray high definition, but I feel that this transfer was a must. I don’t know if it’s the style of the show, or the post-production that goes into the finished product, but this show looks fantastic in high definition.