The Haunting of Hill House
Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“Dracula,” “Emerald City”) has joined the cast of Netflix’s modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel “The Haunting Of Hill House” which is being developed by Amblin TV and Paramount TV as a series.
Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Michel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel and Henry Thomas co-star in the ten-episode straight-to-series drama from genre filmmaker Mike Flanagan. No character information is being revealed. [Source: Deadline]
Alex Sharp (“To the Bone,” “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”) is set join Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway in “Nasty Women,” the upcoming gender-swapped “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” remake at MGM.
Sharp will play a tech billionaire in his early 20s who becomes the center of a wager between two experienced con women. Chris Addison will direct from a script by Jac Schaeffer. [Source: THR]
Maya Rudolph is set to join Melissa McCarthy in the dark comedy “The Happytime Murders” for STXfilms. Brian Henson is directing from a script by Todd Berger, Dee Robertson, Erich and Jon Hoeber, and McCarthy.
The story follows two clashing detectives, one human and the other a puppet, who are forced to work together to find the killer who’s murdering the former cast of classic puppet show “The Happytime Gang”. [Source: Variety]
Griffin Dunne will play Tony-winning composer Leonard Bernstein in the upcoming Gore Vidal biopic “Gore” for Netflix. Michael Hoffman (“The Last Station”) helms the film which stars Spacey as Gore.
Vidal spent large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later at a grand villa on the Amalfi Coast where he hosted an array famous faces. Andy Paterson is producing the project. [Source: Deadline]
Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Shut Eye”) has joined the cast of David Guglielmo and Nick Chakwin’s crime thriller “Hospitality” opposite Sam Trammell.
Chriqui plays Donna, a woman with a checkered past who must protect her son when a man brings trouble to her isolated bed and breakfast. JR Bourne, Jim Beaver and Conner McVicker co-star. [Source: Variety]