Halt and Catch Fire
Manish Dayal (“The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “Rubicon”) will recur as a brilliant yet awkward young coder on the third season of AMC’s period computer drama “Halt and Catch Fire”. The third season shifts the action of the 1980s-set series to Silicon Valley. The third season is expected to premiere this summer. [Source: THR]
The Man Who Would Be Polka King
Jack Black is set to produce and star in “The Man Who Would Be Polka King” for Permut Presenations, Red Hour Films and Shivhans Pictures. The story follows Jan Lewan, a Polish-born Pennsylvania polka sensation who unwittingly brought a town to its knees in a Ponzi scheme.
Based on Joshua Brown and John Mikulak’s documentary, “Infinitely Polar Bear” duo Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky will pen and direct the true story tale which aims to begin production in July. [Source: Deadline]
You Get Me
Bella Thorne and Halston Sage are set to star in Brent Bonacorso’s thriller “You Get Me” for Awesomeness Films. Ben Epstein penned the project which will begin filming next month in Los Angeles.
The story follows a young man,fresh off an argument with his perfect girlfriend (Sage), who lands in the arms of sexy out-of-towner Grace (Thorne). The morning after, he finds that not only does the girlfriend agree to take him back, but Grace is a new student at their school and is dead set on getting her new man. [Source: Variety]
Rebel in the Rye
Victor Garber (“Alias,” “Sicario”) has booked a role in Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic “Rebel in the Rye” which follows the author (played by Nicholas Hoult) as he prepares to write his classic novel “The Catcher in the Rye”. Garber will play his father Sol. Kevin Spacey, Zoey Deutch, Laura Dern, Brian D’Arcy James and Hope Davis also star. [Source: Deadline]