Terrence Howard (Crash) has been cast as a series regular in the Fox event series Wayward Pines, from M. Night Shyamalan. Based on a best-selling novel, Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending hriller about Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions as Ethan faces the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Howard, repped by CAA and Jeff Shumway, plays Wayward Pines Sheriff Pope, joining Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo. He will next be seen in Prisoners, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and The Best Man Holiday.
Mexican actress Adriana Barraza is set to co-star opposite George Lopez in Saint George, FX‘s upcoming 10-90 sitcom from Lionsgate TV and Debmar-Mercury. Created and co-written by Matt Williams, David McFadzean and Lopez, Saint George revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur (Lopez), who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother (Barraza) who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role teaching history once a week at a night school. Barraza, repped by Innovative and DePaz Management, also recently booked a recurring arc on Guillermo Del Toro’s FX drama The Strain. She is best known to American audiences for her performance as the Mexican nanny Amelia in Babel, which earned her an Oscar nomination. In Mexico, she’s best known for Amores Perros.
EXCLUSIVE: Alcon Entertainment has added Terrence Howard to round out the impressive cast that has mobilized for Prisoners. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Maria Bello and Paul Dano. The cast has responded to the screenplay by Contraband scribe Aaron Guzikowski, and the chance to work with Oscar-nominated Incendies director Denis Villeneuve. The story revolves around a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are abducted. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against a detective (Gyllenhaal), a hot-shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Terrence Howard has signed up to A Girl and a Gun. In the modern LA thriller, the Oscar nominee will play the lead of Ian, a hustler with big Hollywood dreams who’s going nowhere fast until he intervenes in a mugging and get pulled in to a world of intrigue. Juno Temple, who appeared in The Dark Knight Rises as Anne Hathaway’s sidekick, is in talks to appear in the film. A Girl and a Gun is directed and written by Filip Jan Rymsza. Read More »
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squad during WWII, Red Tails is directed by first-timer Anthony Hemingway (with a lot of experience who served as 1st AD several features). It stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Michael B. … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: At Universal Pictures, there is so far no movement on another Bridesmaids, but the studio is moving to the altar on another wedding-themed comedy sequel. Universal has set Malcolm D. Lee to write, direct and produce Best Man 2, … Read More »
Michael Ealy has been set to play the male lead alongside Kate Beckinsale in the fourth installment of the Underworld franchise for Screen Gems and Lakeshore. He will play a police detective who hunts the vampiress and ultimately teams up with her. Ealy, repped by Gersh and Epidemic Management, most recently played a soldier who returned from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder in the Tyler Perry-directed For Colored Girls, and he worked for Screen Gems in Takers. Underworld 3D just got under way in Vancouver, directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein from a script by J. Michael Straczynski and John Hlavin, a co-production between Lakeshore and Screen Gems. …
Robin McLeavy has been set to play the role of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox. The role is brief but sets the tone for the action. It’s her death at the hands of a bloodsucker that hardens young Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) into going to war against the growing scourge of vampires in the 1800s. The Australian actress, who just signed with UTA, is also repped by Wishlab and Shanahans in Australia. She played Stella opposite Cate Blanchett’s Blanche in the Liv Ullmann-directed revival of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway. … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: IFC closed a deal for distribution rights to The Ledge, the Matthew Chapman-directed drama that stars Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard and Christopher Gorham.
I’m told IFC paid low 7-figures for US rights, a … Read More »
UPDATE: NBC’s new series Los & Order: Los Angeles has locked in its cast, with one day to spare. CSI: Miami alumna Wanda De Jesus and former Ally McBeal co-star Regina Hall have landed the last regular roles … Read More »
Terrence Howard is boarding NBC’s upcoming Law & Order spinoff, Law & Order: Los Angeles, joining Alfred Molina, Skeet Ulrich and Corey Stoll.
Howard will play a new Deputy D.A. who will work alongside Deputy D.A. Morales (Molina). Howard and Molina will … Read More »