Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Lucy DeVito, Michael Masini, Spencer Garrett, Chris Lemmon, Rebecca Wisocky, Ned Bellamy and Dan Butler will star in the Andrew Dominik-directed Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” for Netflix and Plan B. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles and is based on the novel by five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates.
The group join the previously announced Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Evan Williams, Xavier Samuel, Caspar Phillipson, Toby Huss, Sara Paxton, and David Warshofksy. The film is a fictional portrait of the model, actress, and singer during the ’50s and ’60s, told through the modern lens of celebrity culture. [Source: Deadline]
Alaina Huffman (“Supernatural,” “Stargate Universe,” ‘”Smallville”) will return to The CW with a recurring role on the seventh and final season of “The 100”.
Huffman plays Nikki, one of the newly-awakened Eligius IV convicts and a former bank robber and spree-killer who is both unpredictable and fierce. She will take on an unexpected leadership role, advocating for her people in the complicated new world of Sanctum. [Source: TV Line]
Power of the Dog
Paul Dano is in negotiations to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” for Netflix and See-Saw Films. Netflix will release the film in 2021 on the streaming platform and in cinemas while Transmission Films will be releasing theatrically in Australia and New Zealand.
Campion directed the film adapted from the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name and follows wealthy Montana brothers – one fastidious and gentle, the other brilliant and cruel. They are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley and when one secretly marries a local widow, his brother wages a sadistic and relentless war to destroy her by using her effeminate son as a pawn. [Source: Variety]
Sorta Like A Rock Star
Carol Burnett, Fred Armisen, Rhenzy Feliz, Justina Machado, Judy Reyes, Gerald Isaac Waters, Taylor Richardson and Anthony Jacques will join Auli’i Cravalho in the original film “Sorta Like A Rock Star” at Netflix. Brett Haley helms this adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel.
The story follows a teenage girl who, despite her difficult circumstances, is preternaturally optimistic about the world. She often helps those around her, resulting in strong bonds with a disparate group of outsiders in her community, until she faces a devastating loss and must confront her own challenges. [Source: Deadline]
Jesus Was My Homeboy
Jesse Plemons (“Game night”) and Dominique Fishback (“The Deuce”) will join Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in the Black Panthers-themed film “Jesus Was My Homeboy” for Warner Bros. Pictures and MACRO. Ryan Coogler will produce and production is due to start in mid-late October.
The story will follow the rise and untimely demise of iconic Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) as seen through the eyes of William O’Neal (Stanfield), the man who betrayed him to the FBI. Fishback will play Hampton’s lover Deborah Johnson, Plemons will play FBI agent Roy Mitchell who pursued Hampton. [Source: Deadline]