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Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ Adaptation at Netflix

The Prom focuses on the experiences of an Indiana lesbian teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance. Instead, they’re banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teens’ small-town home to help fight the injustice. – Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/sw5i7G

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ernie Hudson Join Cast of First Vudu Original Film (Exclusive)

Adventure Force 5 follows video game- and comics-obsessed brothers Joey and Jack Zapata (Bowen and Birchmore, respectively) as they and their friends embark on an adventure when a mysterious swarm of flying creatures, Terra Borgs, invade their quiet beach town. Arnold (Halloween, Mudbound) plays the egomaniacal young genius who invented the creatures while Walker, Davis and Ash make up the brothers’ friends as a genius inventor, spunky skater and martial artist, respectively. The kids use their skills, knowledge of sci-fi and homemade gadgets, inspired by Walmart’s Adventure Force toy brand, to fight back. – Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/VHuEXp [photo: Vudu]

Sendhil Ramamurthy Joins Mindy Kaling’s Coming-Of-Age Series

Ramamurthy will play Mohan Venkatesan, a warm, caring father and husband with an adventurous streak (he owns a moped). Along with his wife, he moved to Los Angeles from Chennai in 2001. He loves America and is determined to give his teenage daughter the best life possible here. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFCrB9 [photo:20th Century Fox/IMDb]

Netflix Anoints Swedish Actor Adam Pålsson As ‘Young Wallander’ Alongside ‘Argo’s Richard Dillane & ‘Black Mirror’s Leanne Best

The six-part series, which has just started filming, tells the story of detective Kurt Wallander’s first case and is produced by Banijay-backed Yellow Bird UK. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. It launches on Netflix in 2020. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCsW2v

‘Hawkeye’ Disney Plus Series Eyes Hailee Steinfeld for Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise the role of the titular bow-wielding hero that he has played through multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Avengers: Endgame.” Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/iGWxy0T

‘The Boys’: ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit To Recur On Season 2 Of Amazon Series

Visnjic will portray Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church. Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman. Additionally, Malcolm Barrett will be returning as Seth Reed, a Vought Marketing executive,m who in a season 1 moment revealed he had his own very personal run in with a Supe. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2ZPYlQH
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