Nat Wolff is joining Palo Alto Stories in a leading role. Gia Coppola is writing and directing the project based on James Franco’s short stories. Wolff plays stars as Fred, a gangly teen with a habit of getting into trouble. Stories is produced by Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini Productions and Sebastian Pardo. Wolff, son of actress Polly Draper, appears in upcoming Focus Features’ Admissions with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd and Feed The Dog opposite Selena Gomez. He is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Bryan Callen has been cast in Universal Pictures’ Ride Along with Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne. Callen’s character is Miggs, a wily and somewhat sketchy undercover cop. Tim Story directs. Will Packer, Cube, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner are producing. Callen is repped by Innovative Artists and managed by Ray Moheet at LEG.
The town is slowing, but not the deal makers who are racing to lock their young clients into jobs before everything shuts down for the holidays. Here are some of the more interesting results:
British actor Joshua Bowman just got the love interest to Miley Cyrus in her new film So Undercover, which is being financed by Exclusive Media Group and directed by Tom Vaughan. The actor’s repped by Management 360 and United Agents.
Lily Collins has been set to star in the first installment of the Mortal Instruments book series which is being directed by Scott Charles Stewart for Screen Gems. She’ll play the role of Clary Fray. Collins, who followed The Blind Side by starring with Taylor Lautner in Abduction, next stars in Priest. She’s repped by CAA.
Max Minghella has landed the role of Ben Harper in Ides of March, which George Clooney will begin directing next year. with Ryan Gosling starring. Minghella, who’s coming off The Social Network, just starred in the New Regency-Summit supernatural project The Darkest Hour. He’s repped by CAA.
Caleb Landry Jones joins Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Ben Foster in Contraband for Universal and Working Title. He’ll play the brother in law of a retired smuggler (Wahlberg) whose screw-up forces him back for one last … Read More »
Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers in Goldmember) and Natasha Leggero (Last Comic Standing) are set to co-star in the FX pilot Alabama a half-hour comedy co-created by and starring Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, co-creators and stars of Reno 911! where Sterling had a minor role. Alabama is set a thousand years in the future aboard the United Nations peacekeeping spaceship: The Alabama and begins six years into their seven year mission to maintain peace and enforce treaties between planets in their jurisdiction: Sector 187-G. The show will follow the crew as they visit hostile planets, meet alien life-forms, and try to have sex with each other in their tiny, metal bunk beds. Lennon plays Acting Captain Glen Frenchman, Garant plays #2, a robot who is second in command; DSA-repped Sterling plays Doc, the ships doctor officer; and Leggero, who will guest in the pilot, plays Roxy Sexbot. Also cast in the pilot is Brandon Johnson. Production begins later this month in Los Angeles. Read More »