Francois Arnaud (“Midnight, Texas”) and Josh Segarra (“Arrow”) are set as a series regular and recurring role respectively in Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian dark comedy series “The Moodys”. The six-episode series revolves around a couple, their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.
Arnaud will play Dan, the youngest Moody child and a creative but neurotic romantic and freelance photographer. Segarra will play Marco, a skilled commodities broker and Dan’s cousin who is unaware Dan is smitten with his girlfriend. [Source: Deadline]
Ben Chaplin (“Mad Dogs”), Johnny Flynn (“Stardust”), Ken Stott (“The Hobbit”) and Monica Dolan (“Eye In The Sky”) are joining Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James in the UK period feature “The Dig” for Netflix. Simon Stone (“Yerma”) helms while Moira Buffini (“Harlots”) adapted the screenplay based on John Preston’s book and filming is now underway in Britain.
Set on the eve of WWII, the story follows a wealthy widow (Mulligan) who hires an amateur archaeologist (Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her Sutton Hoo estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future. [Source: Deadline]
Nicholas Galitzine (“Chambers”) has joined the cast of Zoe Lister-Jones’ upcoming “The Craft” remake for Blumhouse. Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna play the leads.
The original followed a newcomer at a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and wage curses against those who tick them off. Andrew Fleming, who helmed the 1996 first film, will executive produce the remake. [Source: Deadline]
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) will join Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain in Michael Showalter’s Tammy Faye Bakker biopic at Fox Searchlight.
Abe Sylvia penned the film which will track the rise and fall of Christian TV personalities Tammy Faye (Chastain) and Jim Bakker (Garfield) throughout In the 1970s and 1980s, from their humble beginnings to their creation of the largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park. [Source: THR]
Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Anna Deavere Smith and Nyambi Nyambi will join Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in “Here Today” which Crystal will also write and direct. Fred Bernstein is producing and shooting is underway in New York City.
Crystal plays a veteran comedy writer who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality when he befriends a talented young New York street singer (Haddish). The two form an unlikely, touching friendship. [Source: Variety]