[Leonardo DiCaprio is pictured on set, starring in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar click. Photo via MTV movies blog]
Pilot Season Casting News- Henry Ian Cusick lands a role on Shonda Rhimes (as yet unnamed) TV pilot who will appear as Olivia Price‘s (the central character played by Kerry Washington) litigating lawyer to Olivia’s PR fix it pro. Already I’m sold on this show.
A C.I.A agent presumed dead is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war on New York criminals – would you watch this show dubbed Person of Interest! Yes! Jonathan Nolan‘s TV show premise, with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot productions producing for Warner TV – has been scooped up by CBS, for high action drama commissioning. As talent often runs in families, Jonathan Nolan is Hollywood director/writer Christopher Nolan‘s brother. The two bros shared an Oscar nomination for Momento one year back. Exciting TV! News source – InsideTV.EW.
Lisa Zwerling‘s tv pilot Weekends at Bellevue was rejected by NBC & UMS. However Fox has picked up the series, where ”a psychiatrist in charge of the weekend shift of Bellevue Hospital psychiatric unit.” Weekend at Bellevue is based on Dr. Julie Holland‘s memoir as the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at the oldest public hospital in the United States whose name has become synonymous with insanity. Zwerling, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein are executive producing.
Cinema Blend reports that Warner Bros is the likely contender to front finance/ secure distribution territory right for The Great Gatsby, the Baz Luhrmann-directed film that is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s literary classic. A no.1 box office smash already for Warners by the sounds of it. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan have been signed to star in the classic story.
Nikki Finke reports that Jeffrey Reiner is in the final negotiating stages to direct the NBC drama pilot Wonder Woman, that David E. Kelley‘s revisioning talents have been given the greenlight by D.C. comic to work on. In the reboot franchise, from Warner Bros. TV, Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) is an L.A based crime fighter. In addition she doubles as a successful corporate executive and a modern woman. Finding life balance with a super hero kicker action line is the elements of the show’s hook. A spec buy history by NBC via new chief Bob Greenblatt late last month is how this TV series got into Jeffrey Reiner’s scopes.
[Clint Eastwood's photograph is courtesy of Le Studio 1]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~