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CABLE CASTINGS: Cinemax’s ‘Chemistry’ Gets Lead, Hallmark Casts Prince William, Showtime’s ‘The Big C’ Nabs Recurring

Nellie Andreeva

Jonathan Chase is in final negotiations for the male lead in Cinemax’s 13-episode late-night half-hour dramedy Chemistry, executive produced by Bill Haber. Written by Richard Christian Matheson and Norman Steinberg, the series focuses on the complexity of the relationship between Liz and Michael (Chase), who have strong physical attraction bordering on erotic madness. Chase is with Domain and Main Title.

Young New York stage actor Dan Amboyer has been cast as William in Hallmark’s movie William and Kate: A Royal Love Story. The biopic of the glamorous future royal couple, played by Amboyer and Alice St. Clair, was written by and is executive produced by Linda Yellen, who also exec produced the hugely popular telefilm The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, about the once-fairytale love story of Prince William’s parents. Filming is scheduled to begin May 9 in Bucharest for an Aug. 13 premiere. Amboyer is with Brookside Artist Management and Harden Curtis.

Boyd Holbrook (Higher Ground) has joined Showtime’s comedy series The Big C as a recurring, playing a potential love interest for Gabourey Sidibe’s Andrea Jackson. He is with Innovative Artists and manager Cathy Kanner.

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CABLE MOVIE NEWS: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patricia Clarkson To Star In Lifetime’s ‘Project 5′, Hallmark Casts Its Kate Middleton

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson are set to star in the Lifetime original movie Project Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives, four of which are being directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Patty Jenkins. Tripplehorn plays Pearl, the only character, an oncologist, who appears in all five segments. Her main film is directed by Jenkins. Clarkson will star in the segment directed by Aniston. Project Five, from Sony TV and exec producers  Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri, is slated to air in October, which is breast cancer awareness month. Read More »

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