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Michael Esper

Michael Esper To Co-Star In FX Getty Drama Series ‘Trust’

Michael EsperMichael Esper is set to co-star as John Paul Getty II, alongside Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank and Donald Sutherland, in FX’s Trust, a 10-episode limited series about the kidnapping of the young Getty heir. In addition, Veronica Echegui has been tapped for a recurring role.

Esper’s John Paul Getty II is father to John Paul Getty III (Dickinson) and son to J. Paul Getty (Sutherland). “Big Paul” is a recovering heroin addict and recluse, who finds himself in a fog of grief following the death of his second wife. Echegui will portray Luciana, the youngest…Read More…

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer To Star In ‘I Feel Pretty’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Billy Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5669095r) Amy Schumer The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016

Amy Schumer has signed to star in I Feel Pretty, from a script written and to be directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein for Wonderland Sound & Vision and Voltage Pictures. The picture marks Kohn and Silverstein’s directorial debut and is set to shoot on the East Coast this summer. The logline is being kept under wraps.

Schumer, who also is a producer on the movie, was last seen in Trainwreck. The deal for I Feel Pretty comes as she is about to star opposite Goldie Hawn in the Jonathan Levine comedy Snatched, which Fox opens May 12. Schumer also will be seen opposite …Read More…

Don Fanelli

‘Nightcap’: Don Fanelli Upped To Series Regular For Season 2

Don Fenelli

Don Fanelli

Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2.

Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Penny is loyal to a fault, single and idolizes Staci. Although plagued by a myriad of health concerns and unusual issues, she would never miss a day of work because her job and her relationship with Staci are her everything.

Fanelli is Todd Mitchell, Jimmy’s childhood best friend. Todd doesn’t have a clear cut position on Nightcap besides being Jimmy’s oldest friend, but…Read More…

Sofia Black-D'Elia

Congratulations to Sofia Black D’Elia on her role as Sabrina on The Mick on FOX

Sofia on The MickIt’s no secret that FOX has been knocking it out of the park with high-quality comedies for a few years now. Between Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Last Man On Earth the network has assembled a wrecking crew of hilarious shows anchoring their comedy programming — and will soon be adding another show to their ranks. The Mick aims to bring the profane, irreverent attitude that star Kaitlin Olson perfected on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to network television — but she’s not the only TV veteran in the cast. If you’ve been paying attention to television in the past few years, chances are you’ve seen Sofia Black-D’Elia, the actor playing Sabrina on The Mick, before.

Black-D’Elia may seem young, but...Read More…

Christina Brucato

‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ Adds Christina Brucato As Recurring

christina-brucato-hs-full Christina Brucato
 has landed a recurring role on the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.  She’ll play the role of Lily Stein, a character introduced in tonight’s The Flash crossover “Invasion” episode.

Brucato joins Legends stars Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Amy Pemberton, Matt Letscher and Maisie Richardson-Sellers in the series from Berlanti TV and Warner Bros. TV.

Brucato was most recently seen playing Young Lolly on…Read More…

Mamoudou Athie

Mamoudou Athie joins Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford in ‘Unicorn Store’

Mamoudou Athie

Mamoudou Athie

Mamoudou Athie has joined Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford in Larson’s directorial debut film Unicorn Store. Based on an original screenplay by Samantha McIntyre, the comedy centers on a woman (Larson) who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. Athie will play Virgil, a Home Depot employee who falls in love with…Read More…

Laith Nakli

Laith Nakli Joins the Cast of ’24: Legacy’

Laith Nakli

Laith Nakli

Fox has added two pivotal cast members to “24: Legacy,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Veronica Cartwright (“Alien,” “The Birds”) and Laith Nakli (“The Visitor”) have both been cast in the “24” revival, which debuts midseason on Fox.

Cartwright has joined as a series regular. She will play Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan’s (Jimmy Smits) mother. Described as well-heeled and connected, the character is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life.

Nakli, in a recurring role, will portray one of the series’ bad guys. His character Kusuma is a battle-hardened…Read More…

Kristine Froseth

Congratulations to Kristine Froseth Set To Star In TNT Vampire Drama Pilot ‘Let The Right One In’

Kristine Froseth

Kristine Froseth

Kristine Froseth has been cast as the female lead in Jeff Davis’ TNT drama pilot Let the Right One In, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli (Froseth), who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont…Read More…

Juan Antonio

Congratulations to Juan Antonio, Class of 2012, on Joining the Cast of Empire

Juan AntonioWhile Jamal (Jussie Smollett) did get shot in Empire’s penultimate episode last season, at least he’s gaining a super attractive new love interest at the beginning of season 3.

EW can exclusively reveal that actor Juan Antonio (Murder in the First) will play Philip, a military vet, who runs a PTSD support group Jamal attends. Says Smollett, “It’s someone that for the first time, gives no f—s about his fame. Could not care less and…Read More…