Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is in talks to play Biblical villain Pontius Pilate in the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur. The actor is in early negotiations to play the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed film, according to Deadline.
If talks with Pascal go through, he will join Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston as the titular Ben-Hur, as well as Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman and Gal Godot.
The latest adaptation of the tale is set to hit cinemas in 2016.
Studio bosses are developing a rebooted version of iconic TV series Bewitched on the 50th anniversary of its debut. The original supernatural comedy series, starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a nose-wrinkling housewife witch, launched in October, 1964 and ran for eight seasons, becoming one of the most beloved programmes of all time.
Now executives at Sony Pictures TV are hoping to recreate the same magic with a modern version of the show, according to Deadline.
The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein have been recruited to pen the script, with Red Wagon Entertainment, the same production company behind the 2005 Bewitched film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, set to produce the project.
Actress Eva Longoria is set to executive produce a TV series inspired by Latino mythology and folklore. The former Desperate Housewives star is one of the brains behind an anthology series which will focus on Latino folk tales, according to Deadline.
Season one will be inspired by the story of La Llorona, or the weeping woman. Set in the southwest United States, the story will centre upon a troubled detective investigating a woman accused of drowning her children.
The series will be the latest producing project for Longoria, who currently serves as executive producer of U.S. TV drama Devious Maids.
Rocker Keith Richards has completed work on his first solo album in 22 years, but refuses to release it until he wraps up his current tour commitments with the Rolling Stones. The 70-year-old guitarist, who has only released two albums of solo material over the years, reveals he has been quietly working with his longtime songwriter and producer Steve Jordan and the follow-up to 1992's Main Offender is pretty much done.
However, Richards has no timeline for its release.
He tells the Associated Press, "I have a solo record finished, but I don't want to put it out while the Stones are working. (We've) got South America lined up in February, Buenos Aires, Peru. And after that, I know what the Stones tours are like, they tend to get extended."
And Richards admits he has enjoyed not having to work to a deadline this time around.
He says, "We had no rush. Every month or two we'd come down here (to New York's Germano Studios) and... knock off a couple of tracks... Nearly every record I've made is, 'You've got another five days'. But, this one, we're taking our time."
U2's shock new album will not scoop a single Grammy Award next year (15) because its official release date misses the honours deadline by two weeks.
The Irish rockers thrilled fans on Tuesday (09Sep14) when they announced a new record, Songs of Innocence, would be given away free to anyone who uses Apple's iTunes music downloading service. It means up to half a billion music lovers around the world can get access to the new record, but it will not hit stores until 14 October (14) - ruling out a Grammys nod.
The deadline for entrants to the 2015 Grammy Awards passes on 30 September (14), two weeks before Songs of Innocence is available in shops.
A Grammys spokesman tells Billboard, "The album must be commercially available in order for it to be eligible, and the official release date determines its eligibility in a particular awards year. In this case, the album is commercially available on October 14, 2014, so it will be eligible for consideration for the 58th Grammy Awards (in 2016)."
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has officially taken over management duties at Los Angeles' iconic New Beverly cinema. The Pulp Fiction moviemaker purchased one of California's oldest movie houses in 2007 to save the property from redevelopment, and seven years later he is now in charge of the cinema's programming.
Tarantino's first order of business is to remove the theatre's digital projector in favour of the traditional screening of 35mm films.
He tells Deadline, "The big thing about what's going to change now that I'm taking the theatre over is, from here on in the New Beverly is only showing film. That's it. No digital. If something's playing at the New Beverly, if we're showing it, it's on film."
Renovations are currently underway at the venue, which is a single-screen 228-seat cinema. It is slated to reopen in October (14).
Singer Adam Levine is set to produce an autobiographical comedy TV series. Kids in America will be inspired by the Maroon 5 frontman's time as an up-and-coming singer and will centre on a teenager from an unconventional family who dreams of becoming a rock star, according to Deadline.
The script will be written by Family Guy's Aaron Blitzstein and Levine, Jordan Feldstein and Josh Gummersall will serve as executive producers.
This isn't the first autobiographical series Levine has worked on - a show based on his friendship with writer-producer Gene Hong and another inspired by their experience at a karaoke bar are currently in development.
Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has recruited A-list friends including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro to star in a short film for a new resort campaign. The Oscar-winning filmmaker gathered the actors in New York City on Sunday (31Aug14) to shoot the film, which will be used for a campaign to promote Melco-Crown Entertainment's movie-themed resort, Studio City, in Macau.
According to Deadline, the Casino-themed short film was written by The Wolf of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter and will debut at the resort next year (15).
While both DiCaprio and De Niro are no strangers to acting in Scorsese's films, this will mark Pitt's first project with the filmmaker, as well as the first time the trio has worked together with Scorsese.
Actor Thomas Gibson's former manager is suing the star for commissions he insists he is owed following their split earlier this year (14). Frontline Entertainment Management's Craig Dorfman claims he is due 10 per cent of the $4.8 million (GBP2.8 million) annual salary his former client picks up as the star of TV series Criminal Minds.
According to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by Deadline Hollywood, Dorfman has represented Gibson since 1996, and supported him through a series of career crises.
Dorfman claims Gibson has now breached an oral agreement made in 2003 by failing to pay him 10 per cent of his salary.
He alleges that his former client demanded the commissions be reduced to 7.5 per cent, and when Dorfman refused, he was terminated. He is seeking at least $480,000 (GBP282,000) in damages.
A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Jovan Clayton after the rapper failed to turn himself in to begin a four-month jail sentence. The Rej3ctz star pleaded no contest to receiving stolen property stemming from an arrest in April (14) amid accusations he had taken more than $2,000 (£1,177) worth of alcohol and personal items from revellers at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Clayton was handed a 120-day prison sentence and three years probation, and he was ordered to surrender himself to authorities on Friday (15Aug14) to begin his stint behind bars.
The hip-hop star-turned-actor did not show up by the deadline, so a judge in California has now issued a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror, anthology series for HBO. A washed-up reporter pledges to turn his life around after meeting a beautiful woman. His tabloid agrees to give him one more chance if he can bring in a juicy story -- a homicide -- in a couple of days.