In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Harry Osborn was played by James Franco. Now it seems director Marc Webb has found his Osborn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Reportedly, the new Harry beat out stiff competition for the role. Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet) were just a few names reportedly up for the role. Webb calls this actor “an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast.”
Speaking of cast, Andrew Garfield returns as the masked vigilante as does Emma Stone to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy. For the second installment, Stone has competition for Spidey’s heart. Mary Jane Watson arrives and will be played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). Her addition was confirmed previously as was Jamie Foxx’s casting as the villainous Electro. Filming reportedly will begin early 2013 with a tentative release date of May 2, 2014 planned. Find out who’s playing Peter Parker’s best friend below.
When NBC announced it was planning on remaking the seminal musical for the small screen, I nearly had a heart attack. One on hand, I was excited to see what the Smash producers would have in store for us. On the other hand, The Sound of Music is truly one of my favorite things and tinkering around with a classic is difficult endeavor. I have faith though that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron won’t let me down. After all, they did work on the film versions of Hairspray and Chicago.
“It isn’t our intention to produce a remake of the movie version of ‘The Sound of Music’ – that would be artistic blasphemy,” Craig Zadan says in a statement. “What we want to do, instead, is to give audiences a completely fresh experience of this great Tony Award-winning stage musical in the form of a classic television event, combined with the spontaneity of a live performance. And all of the actors will be singing live; there will be no lip-synching to pre-recordings.”
As with any great musical, casting is key. If you don’t have the right person playing the lead parts, you’re up sh*t creek without a paddle. Maria Von Trapp is definitely one of the most iconic roles in musical history. Trying to follow in the footsteps of Julie Andrews is a tall order. Let’s face it. Anyone who’s cast in NBC’s remake is going to have a few naysayers. Personally, I love their choice. Find out who it is below.
I have to say, Arrow is one of the season’s most pleasant surprises. Naturally, Stephen Amell is the main draw but I’ve actually enjoyed the story lines and find myself just not tuning in for Amell’s body which is a work of art in itself. Side note. It’s even better in person. To my HUGE SURPRISE, I bumped into him at the gym which is a shocker since I only go once in a blue moon ;) But enough about me and my celeb sightings. We’re here to discuss this juicy bit of casting news.
Looks like a True Blood cast member is keeping themselves busy while the show is in hiatus. This actress just landed a multi-episode arc on The CW’s breakout hit. She will play McKenna Hall, a Starling City vice cop. Hall is described as being tough, sexy and formidable and has a complicated history with Oliver (Stephen Amell). Based on previous ‘complications’, I would say they had a little nookie nookie. Find out who it is after the jump.
When The Mindy Project is on its game, it’s friggin’ hilarious. Even when it’s off, Mindy Kaling saves the episode with her charming self. Even though the critically-acclaimed sitcom hasn’t resonated with viewers and become a breakout hit, FOX is behind the show. It recently gave it an expanded full-season order of episodes- two more than the usual.
Personally, I think the cast is on the bigger side. The need to trim down the fat so they can focus on the characters that work. Looks like producers of the FOX show agree with my sentiment. They are tinkering with the cast and getting rid of one completely and demoting one to recurring status. Have any ideas on who they are? Find out below.
True Blood is adding a hot new fairy for its sixth season. No, not that kind of fairy but a faerie. Rob Kazinsky has been tapped by the supernatural drama to play Ben who helps Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) discover the truth behind their parent’s murders. Reportedly, Kazinsky will be a regular cast member of the HBO next season. Rumor has it he’ll also play, yet another love interest, for Sookie. In my next supernatural life, I’d like to come back as Sookie. First Eric Northman, then Alicide and now this. How lucky can one woman get?
Kazinksy hails from West Sussex, England. The 28-year-old actor is best known for his role on UK’s long-running soap, EastEnders. Robert is of Polish and Russian descent. Originally, he was to appear as Fili in the upcoming film, The Hobbit. Citing personal reasons, Kazinsky backed out of the role months after his casting was announced. Fans of ABC’s Brothers & Sisters might recognize him when he guest starred as Dr. Rick Appleton on the show. In 2008, he ranked No. 3 on All About Soap’s annual list of 100 Sexiest Men in Soap. Check out True Blood’s new addition below and see if you agree with the publication’s sexy assessment.
At first Michael Bay denied it, but it appears rumors were true after all. The producer confirmed what people were speculating. What a difference a week makes. Transformers 4 revolves around a new cast of characters (so long Shia Labeouf) and will be a much darker sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. With Labeouf out, Bay was on the hunt for a new leading man to save humanity from the evil Megatron and his army. Find out who below. Side note, how wicked is the new logo incorporating half of the Decepticon insignia? That alone makes me want to revisit the franchise, plus the fact this actor is on board.
I think every character in the award-winning comedy, Modern Family is fantastic, but Gloria (brilliantly played by Sofia Vergara) has to be my favorite.
In an upcoming episode, we’ll meet Gloria’s mom named Pilar and sister named Sonia for the first time. They will appear in the 12th episode of the season. My guess is that it will have something to do with the pregnancy, since that’d be a pretty solid reason for them to come to visit. I can only imagine a lot of yelling and big personalities. “There’s a bit of a competitive relationship between Gloria and her sister that will be fun,” executive producer Christopher Lloyd told EW. “The mother is the formidable, domineering character in the family, and has a complicated relationship with Jay (Ed O’Neill). I’m not sure she’s ever completely accepted Jay, and they lock horns in the episode.”
The episode is titled “Fulgencio” and they begin filming it tomorrow (Monday). Other guest stars this season include Matthew Broderick, Jason Mantzoukas, and Shelley Long. Find out who’s playing Gloria’s mom & sister below.
If you read our Who’d You Rather match-up this week, you know I’m a fan of the CW freshman series, Arrow. I’m not a comic book geek by any means, but I’m really enjoying the drama, surprisingly. Having a hot lead like Stephen Amell doesn’t hurt either.
EW.com is reporting that the show is adding a new villain to the show’s growing roster of bad guys. Deadshot, Deathstroke, The Huntress and China White have already been enlisted to face off against Oliver Queen this season. On the tenth episode, Firefly joins the battle royale. For all you comic book novices, Firefly is a DC Comics character and originally one of Batman’s nemesis. Find out what actor has been cast in the role.