The Starving Games
Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”) has scored one of the lead roles in the spoof “The Starving Games” from “Date Movie” and “Epic Movie” writer/directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
Daughtery’s character is a brooding teen heartthrob in the mold of Liam Hemsworth’s character Gale in “The Hunger Games.” Shooting kicks off early next month in New Orleans. [Source: Variety]
Tye Sheridan (“The Tree Of Life”) has joined the cast of David Gordon Green’s Southern drama “Joe”. Gary Hawkins adapted the screenplay from the novel by Larry Brown and shooting kicks off on Halloween in Austin.
Sheridan will play Gary Jones, the eldest child in a homeless family headed by an alcoholic father. He and an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) become close as they try to find a better life in the hard world of small-town Mississippi. [Source: Screen Daily]
Grace of Monaco
British acting legend Derek Jacobi has joined Olivier Dahan’s currently shooting “Grace of Monaco” starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella and Parker Posey.
Jacobi will play Count Fernando D’Aillieres, a flamboyant aristocrat and expert on all-things-Monaco who helped transform Kelly from an American movie star to a refined princess. [Source: Variety]
The Last Ship
“Chuck” and “Firefly” star Adam Baldwin will replace Titus Welliver in the Michael Bay-produced TNT drama pilot “The Last Ship”. Welliver has been forced to leave because of a family health emergency.
The story centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the Earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. [Source: Deadline]