Josh Lucas To Co-Star In NBC’s ‘The Mysteries Of Laura’

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 3:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Josh LucasJosh Lucas is set as the male lead opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG. Based on a Spanish format, Mysteries Of LauraRead More »

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Debra Winger, Josh Lucas, Eddie Izzard & Kevin McHale Join Dustin Hoffman In ‘Boychoir’

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 4:57pm PST

Josh LucasDebra WingerThe story of a troubled 12-year-old Texas boy who ends up at an East Coast boychoir school began production today in Connecticut. The Red Violin director Francois Girard’s indie drama … Read More »

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Josh Lucas Leads Indie Family Dramedy ‘The Mend’

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 11:40am PDT

Josh Lucas‘s Michael Bay pilot Occult pilot is kaput, but the actor has added a new indie feature to his docket. He stars in The Mend as the sour and aging … Read More »

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Josh Lucas & Lynn Collins To Topline A&E Pilot ‘Occult’, Lifting Cast-Contingency

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a lengthy casting process, Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins have been set as the leads of A&E‘s drama pilot Occult, produced by Transformers helmer Michael Bay and written by veteran genre writer, The X-Files alum James Wong. With Lucas and Collins on board, the project, originally picked up in September as cast-contingent, is going into production. Occult, which draws parallels to X-Files and Fringe, centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with Noa Blair (Collins), an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force. Wong executive produces with Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The pilot was laid off at ABC Studios, marking the studio’s first collaboration with A&E. Read More »

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NBC’s ‘The Firm’ Will Be A “Homage” To Tom Cruise’s Performance In 1993 Movie

By | Friday January 6, 2012 @ 3:23pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

After a dismal fall, NBC is pinning its hopes for a ratings turnaround on a slew of midseason series. One of them is legal drama The Firm, based on the John Grisham bestseller, which the network acquired in the spring. The series, premiering Sunday, continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere a decade later.

Writer-executive producer Lukas Reiter said that author Grisham was on board from the very beginning, liking the idea of doing a new chapter in the McDeere story. “He really didn’t (have reservations),” said Reiter, a former co-executive producer of NBC’s Law & Order.  “I have been writing legal drama for most of my career, and The Firm has always been at the top of my list. Why didn’t John Grisham continue the story? I had a thought about how we might do that.” He added that writers and lawyers have one thing in common: “The ability to think about the same thing for an irrational amount of time.” Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Australia

Run Run Shaw To Retire – At 104
At 104-years-old, legendary producer and TV mogul Run Run Shaw is to retire as chairman of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Ltd. Shaw is lately known for co-founding TVB which is one … Read More »

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It’s Official: Josh Lucas Set As The Lead In NBC’s Drama Series ‘The Firm’

By | Wednesday June 8, 2011 @ 3:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Josh Lucas has closed his deal to star in NBC’s drama The Firm, slated to air on Sundays in midseason. The series, based on the hit Paramount feature starring Tom Cruise, marks his first major TV series gig. The Firm is produced by eOne in association with Sony Pictures TV Networks and Paramount Pictures. Here is NBC’s release: Read More »

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Josh Lucas To Star In NBC’s ‘The Firm’

By | Wednesday June 1, 2011 @ 3:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Meet television’s Mitchell McDeere. Josh Lucas is in final negotiations to play the lead in NBC’s midseason drama The Firm, marking his first major TV series gig. The series, based on the hit Paramount feature starring Tom Cruise as … Read More »

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Michael Polish Sets Cast For Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Director Michael Polish has started production on the 1960s pic Big Sur, setting Dogville’s Jean-Marc Barr to play Jack Kerouac, Josh Lucas to play Beat Generation fixture Neal Cassady and Kate Bosworth to play Billie, the woman linked to … Read More »

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Naomi Watts Joins ‘J. Edgar’ Hoover Cast

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Watts has signed on to star in J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic. Watts will play Helen Gandy, J. Edgar Hoover’s loyal secretary for 54 years. Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) called her indispensible and she was the … Read More »

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Josh Lucas Lands Lindbergh in ‘J. Edgar’

Mike Fleming

Josh Lucas, already a candidate to play the 16th President in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has landed the role of aviator Charles Lindbergh in the Clint Eastwood-directed J. Edgar for Warner Bros. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the FBI head … Read More »

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Actors Testing For Abe in ‘Vampire Hunter’

EXCLUSIVE: There are few hotter projects in Hollywood right now than Twentieth Century Fox’s macabre 3D Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel (he also wrote the script) that will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Timur, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley. The studio has set a June 22, 2012 release for the film and has been focused on casting since November. Now we can tell you the list of actors who’ll be screentesting for the role of young Abe Lincoln this week and next: Benjamin Walker, James D’Arcy, Adrien Brody, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Josh Lucas. It’s a very interesting mix of semi-knowns and unknowns, stage and screen vets.

Twentieth won the project after a hard fought auction that included Sony and Paramount and Universal and Summit. Bekmambetov and Burton liked it so much they used their own money to option the book earlier this year, and Fox had existing relationships with both filmmakers – Timur dating back to when the studio talent-spotted him in Russia and released his first movie Night Watch worldwide. The movie is a 3D re-imagining of Lincoln’s life that depicts the 16th president as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires Read More »

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