James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”) has joined the Martha Pinson-directed military drama “Tomorrow” which Martin Scorsese will executive produce. Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye and Joss Stone also star.
The story explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate into society having after serving their countries and deals with post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS. [Source: Variety]
Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in Scott Mann’s “Bus 657”. Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing and shooting begins this week in Alabama.
The story centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. [Source: Deadline]
Susan Sarandon has been tapped to co-star in “Marilyn,” Lifetime’s four-hour mini-series about Marilyn Monroe to premiere next year. Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book, Sarandon will portray the blonde bombshell’s mentally ill mother, Gladys Mortenson.
The character is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. Frequently delusional, sometimes violent, Gladys sexually adventurous in her youth but taught her daughter that sex should be avoided at all costs. She urges Marilyn to reject her reliance on drugs and that her salvation will be achieved by returning to faith. [Source: The Live Feed]
Clancy Brown, Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz and Fisher Stevens have joined the cast of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s “Hail Caesar”. Shooting is set to begin in less than a month.
Set in 1950s Hollywood, George Clooney plays a fixer who works with all of the major movie studios to keep the stars in line and to cover up any scandals. Brown plays an actor in a movie-within-the-movie. The other three play Hollywood screenwriters who are also Communists. [Source: THR]